By Tesina Jackson
Each soap he creates is inspired by and named after the Cherokee seven sacred directions–North, South, East, West, Sun (up), Earth (down) and Self (where one is).
For more on Cherokee businesses, see Cherokee Nation's Entrepreneurship Day.
Below: "Cherokee Nation citizen Ed Phillips scoops soap into a mold where it will solidify and be ready to cut into bars." (Tesina Jackson/Cherokee Phoenix)