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Our family started down the road to using Water Buffalo Milk because of what we thought was our son's intolerance to dairy. He was able to have Water Buffalo Milk without the negative side effects. We love using natural & local products at home, & not being able to find all the products we wanted, we started making them!
2017 was the beginning of our soap making journey, and the reception our products received locally prompted growth into other product lines, like our Tallow Balm, Lip Balm, Bath Salts, Candles, and more! People in Hastings County have been so supportive of our small, family-run business & we are grateful for their support and encouragement! Being new & not knowing exactly what direction to take the business, we were glad of the suggestions and requests for products that our neighbors were looking for. We listened, and after evaluating these requests, we brought some of them to fruition & the reception has always been positive!
We are proud to be a part of the return to healthier, homemade products, known as the Maker's Movement and source as much of our raw material locally as possible.
Our soaps are handcrafted and produced in small batches, using the traditional and time tested cold process soap making method. Since our soaps are made in the traditional process using no hardeners, dyes or accelerants; there is a considerable amount of time involved in curing our products. It typically takes over a month to be fully cured and ready to use..... but, good things come to those who wait!
Being a home based business was GREAT initially! But as our product lines grew and demand for them as well, we had to consider our next steps. We we’re running out of room at home and it started affecting our Home/Work life balance. Then, out of the blue family friends offered us a space in their commercial location where we could set up properly and start separating Home & Work once again.
Many know we were recently sharing retail space at The Vintage Junction. Local business owner Lisa Cooney-Duffin is an avid fan of our products and business model. She encouraged us to take the plunge and open a retail space that was “truly ours” and pointed us to the vacant shop directly across from hers. Well, we tossed it back and forth, made some inquiries and decided to take the plunge! We opened our doors at 26 Mill St on December 4th and are loving it!