Matthew and Haley

where health y sol started

Health y Sol was founded by a young couple in a small apartment kitchen in Los Angeles in September 2022. The first bars were made and sold from a 12 quart stock pot. Today we are cooking over 150 lbs of soap everyday out of a 2000 sq ft warehouse in Orlando with the help of 5 employees.

Matthew's Story

For much of my adolescence I suffered from back-acne and black heads. I don't think acne is something to be ashamed for, but I was insecure and embarrassed every time I removed my shirt at the beach. After I acquired my first job at 16 years old and began to make money, I eventually found cosmetic solutions. 


Every month, I would go to the drug store and spend some of the money I earned from my $8 an hour part time job. In a matter of months, my bathroom was stocked with cleansers, strips, acids, creams, soaps, and other skin treatments. Despite the routine recommended by celebrities and dermatologists, my personal results were mediocre. The hundreds of dollars I spent over the next half decade was permanently lost.


During the lockdown I dropped my routine entirely and only used water. In 2 weeks my acne cleared up! Gone were the bright, red, inflamed patches of skin. This is an experience that always stuck with me.

If you have ever suffered from an insecurity then you know the weight that is lifted from your shoulders when you discover confidence. It is liberating. You are a different person. 


Over the past 2 years I've implemented a natural and toxin-free routine to my lifestyle. I've learned that a majority of health issues, including skin issues, are rooted in nutrition and hormones. At the time I dropped my skincare routine, my diet was better than most but not perfect. In my specific case, in order to acquire clear skin all I needed to do was cease use of synthetic and toxic products.


In December of 2022 I offered my soul to Jesus Christ and I am His faithful servant. I serve Him to the best of my ability by founding and operating Health y Sol -  to provide a skin safe alternative to soap that will clean and nourish your body like nothing else. This will be the number one tallow soap supplier in the country, God willing.

Circa 2022

Haley's Story

"Quality shouldn’t be compromised to avoid toxic chemicals in your personal care routine."

When I was 17 years old, I was given a presumed diagnosis of endometriosis. Endometriosis is a disease where the uterine tissue grows outside the uterus and causes extreme menstrual pain along with chronic pain and a myriad of other symptoms. The typical treatment is birth control and pain killers, a recipe I used for almost ten years to dull my pain.


I stayed on this protocol of birth control and ibuprofen for so long that its effects began to ween. Every few years I would have to switch the type of birth control I was on, and ibuprofen stopped relieving the pain. I would always fear what would happen when I wanted to get pregnant, because having to be off birth control and have periods again scared me to death, as the pain with menstruation was so unbearable.


Luckily, I was finally able to have surgery in 2020 to remove the excess tissue and adhesions.  Despite surgery, it wasn't until 2022 that something changed. I went to my hometown and visited friends, and admittedly was not eating the best during that trip. I ended up having the worst endometriosis flair up of my life. It lasted about 2-3 weeks, and everyday was constant abdominal and pelvic pain combined with horrible bloating. My skin also severely broke out along my jaw, which was highly unusual for me.


At this point, I was so desperate for a solution. The remedies doctors had given me never solved the issue, only put a bandaid on it. Then, a lightbulb went off, as if the Holy Spirit spoke to me. I thought to look into holistic healing for endometriosis and began my research.  I discovered that nutrition is a huge component to solving endometriosis, along with removing hormone-disrupting products from my home.


When I returned from my trip, I got serious about experimenting with what I learned. I removed all seed oils from my diet, cut out processed foods, threw away cleaning chemicals, and cleaned out my bathroom from all unnatural beauty products. I focused on replacing processed foods with whole, organic foods, replacing cleaning supplies with homemade remedies like vinegar, and stuck to a natural beauty routine of organic coconut oil and cocoa butter.


Fast forward to today, and I am happily pain-free, birth control-free, and pregnant with our first child. Praise God. As someone with a chronic health issue, I know firsthand how difficult it can be to find the right products that are hormone friendly. I am so proud to be making the healthiest soap and skincare on earth with my husband and offering it to you and your family. Because you shouldn't have to compromise quality to avoid toxic chemicals in your personal care routine.

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