Island Mist Soapworks, Handcrafted Bath Body Products
My new handmade soap “hobby” has turned into quite an addiction! My dear friend Sandra introduced me to making my own soap and I’m so grateful to her for sharing this wonderful craft.
Initially, I wanted to make my own soap to give away to family and friends (which they love!). However, once I experienced the benefits of using homemade soap and how they felt on my skin, I knew I needed to learn how to market to a broader audience and share all their lovely benefits!
My husband and I live on Vancouver Island in Beautiful British Columbia. The ocean is our back yard and I thought if I could incorporate what’s in the sea into my handcrafted soap, how much more natural could I get! So, what is one of the most abundant resources in our ocean? seaweed and sea salt!
People are becoming more mindful of what they put on their skin, and it’s very rewarding and satisfying when you share something you love to do knowing you can make a difference in someone’s life. With the right combination of ingredients, I can create a bar that moisturizes, cleans, or exfoliates, depending on your skin type or needs. Handcrafted soap made without using harsh chemicals you can feel confident using.
When researching the ingredients that go into my soap it’s also important to find products that are ethically produced and eco-friendly. Soap making is not just a craft that should be started on a whim, thoughtful consideration must be given to every aspect of the process if you plan on marketing it to the public. I’m still learning and truthfully, amazed sometimes that I’m creating a product people love to use!
Along with my signature seaweed and sea salt soap, I also incorporate other nourishing ingredients including, colloidal oatmeal, kaolin clay, and calendula extract, to name a few. As you’ll see on my ingredient labels, they are simple and few with names you can recognize and pronounce!
Thanks again for visiting my shop! I hope you’ll stay awhile and browse at your leisure. I plan on adding other bath and body products in the near future, so please come back often to see what’s new.