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Diverse Your Neurons

The word neurodiversity refers to the diversity of all people, never the less, it is often used in the context of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), as well as other neurological or developmental conditions such as ADHD. Having Autism is not a disability. It is however having a different set of abilities.  

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Our Story

We come from a long line of soap makers that go back generations in Newfoundland. My father's people were among the first to settle the west coast of Newfoundland, known as the French Shore. On my mum's side, they arrived in St John's in mid 1700 and settled up the east coast and into Port Blandford. My grandmothers and the women before them made soap out of necessity, for bathing, laundry and all other basic household cleansing and they passed their craft down to the generations that followed.  I remember, as a little girl visiting my grandparents, seeing the large old fashioned lye bar soap in the kitchen.

As a young mum, my girls and I would visit Mary Shirtcliff on her farm. Mary practice zero waste. Rather then dispose of the fat from animals raised for food, Mrs. Shirtcliff would render the fat into tallow. She used the tallow to make soap, just like many of our ancestors did. While Tallow is still used to make hand crafted soap, most soaps are vegan friendly and are made using different vegetable oil and nut butters.

When my mum started her own family, it was not longer the trend to make soap nor was it necessary.  So the process of making of handmade soap ended, or better, it paused for a generation. Today both my daughter and I are soap makers. Our soaps are a much safer version of those that our ancestors made, due to the intricate formulas we follow and precision equipment available to measure our ingredients.

Handmade soaps are much better for our skin than the commercially made “bar soap” which is often a combination of detergents and or petrochemicals, with none of the lovely oils and butter found in handmade soaps.

Natural soaps are good for your skin because glycerin, a natural humectant, remains in the soap as a result of our unique process, helping to condition your skin. In commercial soap making this lovely glycerine is removed and sold separately or used in more profitable products like moisturizers.

Our soaps are hand-crafted from custom blended formulas using eco-friendly, cruelty free, non-GMO and sustainably ingredients, sourced from all over the globe for their unique properties. Our soaps are conditioning and promote healthy, clean skin. They are made with high quality oils, butters and botanicals, with loads of lather, for a pleasing skin care experience.

Our goal is to support farmers who are dedicated to the principles of sustainable agriculture through fair trade. We strive to create products that are safe for the environment, as well as aromatic, artsy and cleansing.


We are always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.

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