“My company was named after two loves–the love of fragrant herbs that grow in the garden and the love of my father, named Herb. My dad created his own company, insisting on quality ingredients, driven by the demand in the market. You will find the same uncompromised value in all my products.” – Roberta Michaels, Founder of Herb’s Daughter
After taking the first soap making class in San Francisco, Roberta Michaels was determined to find the right blend of butters and oils to make nourishing and healthy products. She bought two books and taught herself how to make all of the soaps that were listed. Roberta always enjoyed making things and gifting them, and soon she began to give her own herbal creations to friends who were asking for products for sensitive skin.
As a former educator, Roberta was used to selling ideas, but not selling products until a friend convinced her to sell her soaps. In 2002, she brought four designs to a local craft bazaar. Encouraged by her success, she began selling at several holiday and craft fairs and began to add items, one by one, based upon customer requests.
Roberta retired from the k-12 school system in 2014, but continues to work as an Instructor and Adjunct Professor. Today she teaches DIYers how to make a variety of herbal products at classes offered at Mt. Hood Community College, Portland Community College, and Clark College. She can also take her classes to your kitchen and she can custom make them to your needs.