Vendor: McChristie’s Handcrafted Soaps
Location on Market Map: Upstairs, Booth 22
What’s available? Handcrafted soaps, bath bombs, body butters and creams.
Sharron McChristie, proud owner of McChristie’s Handcrafted Soaps, began her business venture long before she knew just how popular her products would become. She began just making soap to combat her son’s exzema but her naturally-made soaps began to work so well for him, that she started creating extra for interested family members and friends. From there, things took off. Today, Sharron now features over 20 different fragrances to choose from including French Vanilla, Lemongrass and Lavender, as well as seasonal treats like Christmas Crush and Peppermint Candy Cane. She has also expanded her lineup to include bath bombs, bath salts and body butter.
Whenever possible, Sharron’s chooses essential oils to create the most natural types of soap that she can. All of Sharron’s soaps are made by hand, in small batches, using the cold-process method. She uses natural colouring agents such as herbs, dried flowers and other naturally-derived products. No animal fat or palm oil is used in any of her soaps. She then uses a homemade base of Olive, Coconut, Sunflower and Castor Oil. Some selections will also contain Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Almond Oil and Jojoba Oil. The soap then cures (dries) for four to six weeks before being sold.
Along with her soaps though, she has enjoyed experimenting in other areas. Try her Whipped Body Butter, or her Scented Dead Sea Bath Salts and Bath Bombs. These natural and good-for-you cleansing agents are what have led Sharron’s business to blossom into what it is today!