Sassy Lassy: The Legacy and Inspiration
Soap making combines science and art. Tucked within the soap making process is a powerful metaphor for those suffering from hardships.
Soap makers use lye, a caustic substance. They combine it with luxury oils. The result is like a metamorphosis, a gentle spa quality soap.
Trials we face in life are a lot like lye. They are caustic. However, those trials combined with the oils of God’s mercy and grace produce a similar metamorphosis. Our lives become a testimony of beauty.
Vickie’s Cancer Battle
My friend, Victoria Tudor, heard me describe this metaphor. She always wanted to learn to make soap. When we met, her cancer was in remission. But, not for long. Vickie wanted to learn to make soap. We joined our creative energy one nippy day in March of 2017.
Vickie intentionally designed this soap to convey a message. The colors and fragrance were carefully selected to tell her story.
Purple represented her wish to be a warrior. At the end of this battle, she would ultimately win. She knew death did not mean failure. To her, a woman of faith, it was a divine promotion.
Teal symbolized the color of her cancer ribbon.
Gold represented the presence of God in her trials. She understood that God would never leave her or forsake her.
Vickie used courage, humor, joy, and a smile to fight her crisis. She wrapped all this in faith and topped it with some sass. The fragrance “Sassy” was the perfect scent for this custom bar. She named the soap “Sassy Lassy”.
Vickie passed away September 30, 2017. She never lived as though she was dying. Every moment was an opportunity to joyfully live life to its fullest. And, live she did! She wanted to share the soap with her friends and loved ones. She did not want them to think of her with pity but with joy and hope.
The video that follows pays tribute to Vickie. After consulting with Vickie’s family, we decided to honor her legacy by offering Sassy Lassy as a permanent product in our store. It has a powerful message of hope for anyone suffering from trials.