My name is Abby and I started Abilene (formerly known as Havenside Bath + Body) back in 2018 when my family made commitment transition to a natural, sustainable lifestyle to reduce waste. One of the first areas we tackled was the bathroom with the surprisingly large amount of plastic bottles we used. While searching for alternatives, we came across soap bars to replace the plastic bottles we bought for items such as hand soap, shampoo, conditioner and body wash. Not only are soap bars plastic-free but they are made with ingredients we can pronounce. There is a drastic difference in the quality of the ingredients used in natural products versus the harsh chemicals and toxins typically found in commercial bath products.  
I became passionate in learning about the industry and suddenly a new hobby was born! I read books, took classes with professionals and watched millions of hours of videos to understand the science and benefits behind each ingredients. This hobby eventually turned into a business as my drive to share my knowledge grew more and more. I hope you enjoy using these products as much as I enjoyed making them! 
Currently, I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our 5-year old Sulcata tortoise Pancho. When I am not in the studio, you can find me in the kitchen, exploring the outdoors, at a music event or in Dallas visiting my big Mexican family.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me via email or social media! Gracias!!

xoxo Abby


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