Welcome! My name is Francesca and I am the Owner and Creator of Sweetgrass Soap based in Langley British Columbia. I am a proud Indigenous Female Entrepreneur from Winnipeg Manitoba with Ojibwe roots from Lac Seul First Nation.
My soap making journey began shortly after my son was born, he developed eczema and like most mothers I tried every skin care brand on the market only to find that everything I tried made his eczema worse. After some research I learned that big brand soap products are mild detergents with added sulphates to increase foam that penetrate the skin causing flare ups, it was then I decided to seek out alternative skin care options. I learned about cold process soap making and decided to give it try, I formulated my first batch and absolutely fell in love with it! I was then inspired to learn more about skin care formulating and went on to create body butters, facial cleansers, face serum, face cream, sugar scrubs and more. Sweetgrass Soap launched in the summer of 2021 and I'm happy to report that my son's skin has healed and is free from eczema!
Thank you for taking the time to read my story and feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, Miigwech!