A Wee Bit About Me and my little Soap (and other goodies) Shoppe! :)
I founded my soap company in 2014. It was first named “Splendiferous Handmade Fine Soaps” and changed in 2017 to its current name because, simply put, a lot of folks had a hard time saying Splendiferous! I also would love for people to know that you are never too old to start a new adventure, as I can gratefully state that I was well into my 50's before starting this business (but who's counting!)!
I started making pure, natural products after learning more about what we eat and what we put on our skin. I had colon cancer in 2010 and after surgery and 6 months of chemo, I am gratefully NED (No Evidence of Disease) and just recently, in 2020, I had surgery for Uterine cancer but am very happy to not have to have chemo this time. Since 2008 I have lost 3 beautiful sisters to different cancers and have yet another younger sister, who is a breast cancer survivor. Learning more about the products we eat and use not only inspired me to begin my own skin care line, but I also became vegan in the process. I am most passionate about the beautiful, natural creations that I can make and provide for family and friends and how I can ensure that each and every product I make for their skin (and for our fur-babies!) would not contain animal products, formaldehyde or any of the other nasty ingredients found in most store brands.
As a former graphic artist for over 20 years, I look after everything from researching and creating the recipes, to making all products by hand, to packaging, labelling and shipping. One of the things that makes me truly happy is having the opportunity to give back. Some of my most beloved organizations are: The Salvation Army, Water for Life, Animal Justice, All Paws Rescue & Joyce Meyer Ministries. I also enjoy making soaps for our local food bank and outreach centre, Ste. Louise Outreach, in Brampton, ON.
Recently, I expanded my line of products to include natural, clean-burning soy candles with wood wicks and who knows what I will create next! I simply love creating and I love the smiles my products put on people’s faces!
Be safe, stay well and God bless! :)