Katie Hall, the owner of Fox in Socks Soapery, worked with artist Valerie Vargas to create  a collection of  Storybook Soaps. Twenty five percent of all Storybook Soap collection sales will be donated to the Dayton Children’s Hospital.
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Beavercreek woman creates storybook soap for Dayton Children’s

“I want to support and change the community one bar at a time,” business owner says. 

Katie Hall has a story to tell, and it smells like a dream. 

The owner of Fox in Socks Soapery, a milk and honey-based handcrafted soap business, worked with artist Valerie Vargas to create a collection of Storybook Soaps.

Katie Hall, the owner of Fox in Socks Soapery, worked with artist Valerie Vargas to create  a collection of  Storybook Soaps. Twenty five percent of all Storybook Soap collection sales will be donated to the Dayton Children’s Hospital.
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Twenty five percent of all Storybook Soap collection sales will be donated to the Dayton Children’s Hospital.

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The idea started when a representative from the hospital had asked Hall if she would add a collection jar on her counter.  

Katie Hall, the owner of Fox in Socks Soapery, worked with artist Valerie Vargas to create  a collection of  Storybook Soaps. Twenty five percent of all Storybook Soap collection sales will be donated to the Dayton Children’s Hospital.
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“I wanted to have a bigger give than that,” she said. “The wheels started turning.” 

Katie Hall, the owner of Fox in Socks Soapery, worked with artist Valerie Vargas to create  a collection of  Storybook Soaps. Twenty five percent of all Storybook Soap collection sales will be donated to the Dayton Children’s Hospital.
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The whimsical soap packaging pays homage to four classic children’s books: “Winnie the Pooh,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “Treasure Island” and “James and the Giant Peach.” 

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Scents include oatmeal and sweet honey, lilac and coconut and peach.  

The soap set retails for $35 at the recently opened Fox in Socks booth in  2nd Street Market, 1121 E. 3rd Street, The Dayton Children’s gift shop, 1 Children’s Plaza in Dayton, and the Little Exchange, Fine Gifts, 45 Park Ave., Oakwood.   

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Hall, a graduate of Miami Valley Career Technology Center and Sinclair Community College where she studied biotechnology, launched her business in 2016 and quit her job at a blood and tissue bank. 

Katie Hall, the owner of Fox in Socks Soapery, worked with artist Valerie Vargas to create  a collection of  Storybook Soaps. Twenty five percent of all Storybook Soap collection sales will be donated to the Dayton Children’s Hospital.
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The Beavercreek resident says she takes pride in using local suppliers like Marco paper. 

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Irvin Honey provides the honey used for the soaps. Blairquiest Specialty Meats supplies the  Omega-3 enriched raw milk. 

Katie Hall, the owner of Fox in Socks Soapery, worked with artist Valerie Vargas to create  a collection of  Storybook Soaps. Twenty five percent of all Storybook Soap collection sales will be donated to the Dayton Children’s Hospital.
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“He’s the one who started my passion to (acquire) my ingredients locally,” Hall said of Blairquiest co-owner Tim Blair. “He said he thought his milk would make a really amazing soap.”

Katie Hall, the owner of Fox in Socks Soapery, worked with artist Valerie Vargas to create  a collection of  Storybook Soaps. Twenty five percent of all Storybook Soap collection sales will be donated to the Dayton Children’s Hospital.
Photo: Amelia Robinson

It is important that small businesses support small businesses, she said. 

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When you become a small business owner, you start making those connections with other small businesses. I think our business community is very small and tight knit,” she said.  

Hall wants to use her business to make a difference in the world. 

Katie Hall, the owner of Fox in Socks Soapery, worked with artist Valerie Vargas to create  a collection of  Storybook Soaps. Twenty five percent of all Storybook Soap collection sales will be donated to the Dayton Children’s Hospital.
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“I want to support and change the community one bar at a time,” she said. 

Katie Hall, the owner of Fox in Socks Soapery, worked with artist Valerie Vargas to create  a collection of  Storybook Soaps. Twenty five percent of all Storybook Soap collection sales will be donated to the Dayton Children’s Hospital.
Photo: Amelia Robinson

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