Maria Gelnett

Maria GelnettSoap Studio Brookside is dedicated to bringing the enjoyment and benefits of handcrafted soaps, bath and body products, soapmaking education and supplies procurement to you.

AngelicGlow was founded in 2001 by Maria Gelnett, as a result of attending a very addicting soapmaking class. Maria decided to make her own holiday gifts that year. The response was so encouraging she created a flyer and soon the word of the wonderful skin result grew quickly. Within a short time, she began selling wholesale, retail and at local crafts fairs. After teaching a few classes in her home, Maria was asked to teach in convenient locations around New York State.

In 2008 Soap Studio Brookside was born in a new location. Maria has developed a diversified line of your favorite ready made soaps and bath or body products for wholesale and retail purchase from her AngelicGlow shop, as well as a multitude of the most popular soapmaking supplies.

Fascinated by the skin and aromatherapy benefits plus the rewarding testimonies of others, Maria has continued to study toward certification in soapmaking and essential oils. Maria serves actively as a volunteer Board Director of the Handcrafted Soapmakerā€™s Guild and encourages soapmakers to join the HSMG.