Patrizia has recently moved to Sweden from her native Alpine valley near Turin. Since leaving school in 1992, she has been working as a reporter and editor for local and international media.
In 2001, she started a new popular column in Il Biellese focussing on creative hobbies, sustainable consumables and leisureware. For some time now, she has also been Managing Editor of Signum, the magazine published by Ecomuseo (Folk Heritage Museum) in Biella.
Her articles about natural handmade soap have appeared in numerous publications, including Creare con Casa Viva (monthly magazine published by Mondadori), Casa Profumo Kit (Fabbri Editori) and Enciclopedia della casa profumata (Fabbri Editori).
An active member and mentor of Internet communities of soapers, including Natural Soapmaking and the Sapone Italian mailing list, she is a contributor of Internet portals such as Bricomedia, a popular DIY Website in Italy, and Life Gate, an important Italian-based project to promote and support zero footprint and environmentally sustainable activities.
Her Website, Il Mio Sapone, is the first and only comprehensive soapmaking resource in Italian, and is regularly being reviewed in the Italian media.
Patrizia has been actively contributing to soapmaking excellence also by sharing her expertise through soapmaking courses, both in Italy and in Sweden.