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Fuquay Bubbling With Excitement Over Soap Made From Historic Spring

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FUQUAY-VARINA — A local community is soaking in pride over a home-grown product that has the town bubbling withexcitement.

Mary Christofferson is making her latesthomemade soapcreationin honor of Fuquay-Varina, her hometown.To do so, she uses a special ingredient -- FuquaySprings mineral water.

Back in the 1800s, Stephen Fuquaydiscoveredthesprings, and people started comingfrom miles away believing the water containedhealing minerals.

Healing or not, the minerals are nowcontained in each batch of Fuquay Springs MineralSoap -- along with canola, coconut and otheroils.

Christofferson blends the ingredients, adds afragrance oil and then pours the mixture into amold.After being covered overnight, the mold is cutinto bars which cure for two weeks beforebeing wrapped.

Community leaders hope the old spring still hasits magic touch and in the form of soap, willhelp preserve the history of the town.

"With the Fuquay Springs mineral water in it, itjust gives it an extra touch that, yeah, thisreally does come from a town and there'ssomething special about it," Christofferson says.

Fuquay Springs Herbal Soap sells for $5a bar. A quarter from every bar sold is donated to the localhistoric preservation society.

The soap can be found at the following stores in Fuquay-Varina:

  • Bostic & Wilson Antiques
  • Elliott's Pharmacy
  • The Gift Selection
  • David Anthony's
  • The Hyphen Coffee House
  • It can also beorderedonline.


    Laurie Clowers, Reporter
    Terry Cantrell, Photographer
    Julie Moos, Web Editor

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