Tell us a bit about you and your #smallbiz…

Hi, my name is Kirsten. I am a full-time adult education teacher and a passionate gardener. I love discovering ways to live life a little more simply and naturally. Around three years ago, I learned about the wonderful world of melt and pour soap and became obsessed with creating soap for family and friends. Shortly thereafter, I wondered about making my own natural liquid hand soap. I found a basic recipe and tinkered with the ingredients until I came up with a lovely, soothing, moisturizing and exotically fragrant hand soap that is good for your skin and doesn’t harm our environment. (It works great as a body wash, too!)

What about your business are you passionate about?

I believe in giving my customers a soap that is made with love and respect for the natural environment. I think that people really need to start working together and taking responsibility to make nature cleaner. I am passionate about connecting with people and sharing my beautiful soap with them.   

What is something fun/ interesting/ personal about you and your business?

I think in the back of my mind, I’ve always been interested in starting my own business. As a professional teacher, I always thought I would provide a tutoring service or open a childcare centre. But those ideas don’t give me the same kind of joy that making something by hand does. Whether it is a woodworking project for my garden, a watercolour greeting card for a friend’s birthday or gorgeous soap for someone I love, I prefer to make it. I love the journey of challenging myself to try something new and the pride of accomplishment when the project is finished. I am so excited to join a community of other artisans in a supportive environment and learn about starting my soap business.

What does being a Canadian small business mean to you?

Being a Canadian small business means that I have the opportunity to share my handmade soap with people who will hopefully love my product as much as my friends and family do. It means that other people have a choice to buy something that is made locally and with love while reducing their carbon footprint, taking care of their bodies and taking care of the environment.


Email Kirsten at bloomfieldsoap@gmail.com

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