Whispering Willow - Julia & WayneWe are Julia & Wayne, known to most as Whispering Willow.  We met in college when paired together for our senior project. Many late nights that bled into early mornings made us realize that our lives would be best spent together.

Furthering our education and our careers proved increasingly demanding and we found that we had less time for ourselves and for each other.  We decided we wanted something different, something better. We wanted a life where we could be together and live each day with intention and purpose. We decided that starting our own business was the best way to achieve that goal. So we jumped in. 

We have always loved the art of creating and the warmth that comes with sharing the result. We found that soapmaking helped ground and nurture us and the process itself required mindful focus and attention. We realized we could do something that was personally fulfilling and could also benefit the lives of folks like you.  And just like that, Whispering Willow was born.

Whispering Willow Pump beside kitchen sink
Our Manifesto
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We believe in quiet mornings, long walks and coffee with a friend
In fresh cut flowers, date nights and celebrating the arts.
We believe life needs more wandering and even more wondering. 
We believe success isn’t measured by how much or how busy
but by how authentic and how true.
We believe everyday moments are often overlooked
And are always full of potential.
We believe gratitude is a muscle we should exercise daily,
And kindness should be at the top of every to-do list.
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At Whispering Willow we invite you to slow down, if only for a moment,
take a deep breath and remember
that caring for others
always begins with caring for yourself.
- Julia & Wayne

 

Our Community & Our World

At Whispering Willow we want to make products that improve your life, our shared community, and our world.  That’s a tall order, but over time we have developed guiding principles that drive our decisions.  We pledge to:
  • Always strive to make products that you would be proud to have in your home.
  • Donate 10% of our profits to charity to strengthen our community and to help those in need.
  • Use natural and, whenever available, certified organic ingredients to support the use of sustainable growing practices and reduce the amount of pesticides and herbicides used throughout the world.
  • Use glass instead of plastic whenever possible to provide you with packaging that is reusable, recyclable, and better for our environment.
  • Use essential oils for scent and natural clays and botanicals for color.
  • Choose eco-friendly packing materials to minimize the environmental impact of shipping.
  • Never use parabens, sulfates, phthalates, artificial fragrances, or artificial dyes.

 

A Little Recognition

As small business owners, the most rewarding thing we can hear is that others appreciate what we are doing and that our products have made a difference in their lives, no matter how small. Here are a few things our wonderful customers have said about Whispering Willow:

I love the mission behind this company and its products! The products are natural and gentle and deliver on their promise. – Tami H.

Every time I wash my hands you make me smile :)  – Shari I.

I love that it is so natural and safe for my family - and it smells divine because the fragrance is real. It is my go-to gift for everyone- hostess, friends, teachers, etc. The glass bottle makes it even more special and ecologically friendly. Everything about it is perfect!! - Catherine K.

Leaves my skin soft and silky and the fragrance lingers. The scent makes me happy! – Jan B.

Beautiful, fragrant, ecologically-friendly, and skin-friendly, products--- made by conscientious and skilled crafters. - Christy M.