I am delighted that you have visited Barnyard Creations! My name is Cathy Konkler, and this is my “hobby” career. I am a retired physical therapist living in Granville, Ohio. For 30 years I owned a private practice in Newark, Ohio, and I now find myself with additional time.

In my retirement I have developed a passion for soap making and creating other body care products. So, I have turned my passion into a business. I guess once an entrepreneur, always an entrepreneur!

My family consists of my husband, two children and their spouses, and three beautiful grandchildren. Our son and his family live in Oregon, and our daughter and her family now live in Ohio. We divide our time between the west and the east. We also have a dogs, a cat, bees, and chickens!

The chickens are the inspiration for the Barnyard Creations logo, partly because they are so cute, and partly because the products I create are more rustic. The logo was developed from an oil painting created and given to us by an artist friend, Rani Piar, of Whimsical Colorful You. The packaging we use is also minimalist, in order to keep our prices lower.

I personally make all of the products you see on the site. I have developed my recipes over time and with a good bit of trial and error! I use high quality oils, fragrances, colorants, and other ingredients.

I hope you enjoy the products; please take the time to give feedback. I am always looking to improve the product line. Thanks again for visiting!