When my husband took a job in the telecommunications field and moved our family to Texas 16 years ago, I had no idea that India would wind up finding a place in our hearts! Over the years we've made friends with many Indian people--both neighbors and co-workers.
Sharing meals with our friends led us to try their Indian cuisine. Wow! Sag Paneer and Samosas and Chicken Korma and Rogan Josh; We loved the Indian spices of cardamom, cumin and coriander. Never mind living in the heart of Tex-Mex country. If I can, this gal will always pick Indian cuisine.
And of course, as we grew closer to our friends we learned more about their country, so very different than ours in landscape and culture, but every bit as beautiful. As a soap maker, I never know where inspiration will come from. But this time it was easy. Here are five soaps I have created to honor the country and people of India that our family has grown to love.