J.R. Liggett was first introduced to making soap at the very early age of five. His Great Aunt Ann who lived in Denman, Nebraska had him help her make her yearly batch of soap.
This soap was completely utilitarian and used for everything from bathing, dishes, clothes and general cleaning. Aunt Ann cooked down all of the fat, grease and oils she had saved up through the previous year and thus rendered the oils needed to make her soap. She then used her soap through out the next year. This is how it was done in many parts of rural America during the early and mid 20th century.
NOTE: Petroleum based Detergents did not enter the picture till the 1950’s and then was quickly promoted by huge corporations with lots of money to nearly entirely replace soap. Detergents are great for cleaning inanimate objects like Automobile engines, dirty floors and dishes, but these companies didn’t stop there.
While living in NYC, J.R. and his wife Diane bought a beautiful farm in New Hampshire and quickly set about figuring a way they could move there and still make a living. Diane suggested maybe making Shampoo and selling it. The idea stuck and soon they had move to New Hampshire and had a growing and successful business of their own.
Now, over 30 years later, J.R.LIGGETT’S has over 30 products they sell nationally and internationally. All with a consciousness toward ecology and their customers well being.