"Take a shower, you'll feel better" . . .
Sometimes taking a shower is all you can do for the day.
The vision behind our soaps is that whatever feelings you feel are completely understandable and normal,
despite what the world tells you.
Our soaps are handmade with all natural ingredients and meant to be cleansing, purifying, validating, and healing.
We need to feel that we are not alone and that each and every feeling we have is real and worthy.
This community of families whose babies have died is one that we would have never chosen to be a part of,
but we have found incredible support and love through these relationships.
Through our sadness and pain, we find such comfort in knowing that what we feel is normal and that we are not alone.
The death of our daughters does not need to end their story. We hope that with our soap we can share their short lives with others. We just want our little girls to be remembered and their names spoken.
We make each batch of soap in honor of our precious daughters.
Our sweet Eleanor (Ellie) was born silently into this world, two days after her due date, on July 25th, 2014. Our perfect, beautiful, 8-lb baby girl had passed away due to a cord accident, and our lives were turned upside down in an instant.
During her brief and beautiful life on this earth, she was full of energy, and she absolutely loved sweets and her daddy’s voice – especially when he read to her. We know she would have been full of sass, just like her mama. Whenever we see a little blonde girl with chubby cheeks (and a pigtail on top of her head!), we acknowledge in the most heartbreakingly beautiful way that Ellie would have looked just like her.
Ellie visits us often, in the form of a butterfly, especially when we need her the most. We are thankful for all of the amazing people she has brought into our lives, especially other loss parents who have helped us to feel more normal and less alone.
On January 11, 2016, at 4:14am, Evangeline was born at 39 weeks and 2 days with no heartbeat. She was 8 lbs. 9 oz., and the most gorgeous thing her parents had ever seen. They did not know she wasn’t alive until she was born, and no reason was found.
She was a night owl like her parents, and swam in circles in her mom's belly. She loved all carbs, particularly bagels and Reubens and Rice Krispy treats. She did so much good for the world as she went with her mom to work every day.
After she was born, her mama spent the first few months watching endless TV and knitting washcloths. All she really wanted to do was snuggle her baby girl and knit things for her. Washcloths were perfect because they were short enough to occupy her scattered and distracted mind for a short amount of time and still produce a finished product.
All Soap is Hand Crafted and made out of natural ingredients
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It is so hard to know what to do and say after someone has experienced loss. Our boxes of handmade soaps and a hand knit washcloth give permission to feel whatever you feel. Contact us to send a care package.
The Ellie and Evangeline Foundation has donated two cooling units to hospitals- allowing families to have extra time for other with their babies.
Proceeds also continue to support care packages of soap to grieving families.
Thank you for your continued support.
Donations via check or money order may be given by mail. Please make donations payable to "Ellie and Evangeline Foundation".
The Ellie and Evangeline Foundation
9605 Waterline Drive
Burke, VA 22015
Donations via PayPal can be made directly through PayPal by using "firstname.lastname@example.org" or by clicking here:
Ellie and Evangeline Foundation
Your contribution is tax-deductible as described on your receipt and to the extent allowed by law.
Ellie and Evangeline Soap is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity.
All proceeds go to helping those in need through provide cuddle cots at hopsitals or care packages.