The Soap Sisters

By Mo Hnatiuk
Holt Journal staff writer

Conquering cancer while berating beauty products, Sandra Siemon’s story is one Holt residents know well. Siemon was diagnosed with cancer five years ago, and has since been in remission, she says with pride. Her battle with cancer altered every aspect of her life—her career, her family, even the most minute details including what lotions she puts on her skin. When Sandra began preparing to undergo radiation treatments, her doctors specifically said, “do not use any commercial soaps of any kind,” for the chemicals could trigger negative reactions to the radiation. After finishing her treatments, Sandra and Leslie continued down the path of safe soaps.