My name is Kristine Bessell and I am the owner, creator, and developer of Cherry Tree Soaps. What started as a curious interest in learning about making natural soap at home had turned into a passionate hobby. Later, after much enthusiastic encouragement from family and friends, I opened Cherry Tree Soaps. The same interest and passion I had when making soap for my loved ones has carried through to the business. The finest natural and organic ingredients, a keen attention to detail, and loads of creativity are infused into each and every handmade item.

I am a wife to David and a mom to our two sons, Nathan and Matthew. I live and operate my business out of our home in Amherst, New York.

I feel so blessed to be able to share my carefully handcrafted products with others, and I thank God daily for giving me this opportunity. I can only hope my customers come to love and enjoy using my products as much as I love and enjoy creating them!

I invite you to come and read about my adventures in soap making, as well as my life as a mother to two active little boys and a wife to a hardworking IT professional.  I hope to keep this blog interesting, inviting, and fresh, and to give you a little bit of insight as to what my days as a handcrafting soap artisan are like! Welcome, and enjoy!