Welcome to Savons Des Îles!
Our story begins with hope and the desire for better days ahead. I am Johanne, and though my journey may not be extraordinary, it is fueled by the power of connections and a love for our skin and environment.
In August of 2015, I experienced a bittersweet moment as I bid farewell to my daughter, who was off to start a new life in another city for college. While she was happy, I felt a sense of uncertainty that I hadn't faced in years. Seeking solace and understanding, I turned to my mother, and that conversation sparked the idea of creating something special – handmade soaps.
With this newfound inspiration, I embarked on a fantastic adventure, motivated by two passions. First, the desire for a new venture led me to explore the world of soap-making. Second, I felt a strong urge to take control of caring for our skin, one of our most important organs. Haiti, my beloved island homeland, holds a special place in my heart. Hence, the name "Savons Des Îles," meaning "Soaps of the Islands," perfectly captures the essence of my new enterprise.
Every morning, as I rise from bed, soap-making is at the forefront of my mind. The excitement of creating new formulas, refining existing ones, or simply crafting successful batches is both therapeutic and exhilarating. This journey has given me a renewed sense of purpose at this stage of my life.
At Savons Des Îles, we pride ourselves on mindful production processes that prioritize the health and wellbeing of our customers and the environment. Each soap bar is meticulously crafted by hand, with every step from inception to packaging executed with care. What sets us apart is our dedication to using locally sourced ingredients, many of which are harvested from remote areas of Haiti or even my very own garden. The natural heart of our homeland is lovingly infused into every bar we produce. Ingredients like cocoa butter, Castor oil (also known as Lwil Maskriti), Aloe vera, and more are carefully chosen to ensure the highest quality.
Beyond our love for soap-making, we are passionate about giving back to our community. Through a mission project called "Les Bénis de Jesus," initiated by my daughter during her visit to Haiti, we take joy in teaching children how to make soap.
This is not just a craft for me; it is my passion and my heart. I am thrilled to embark on this journey with you, sharing the beauty of handmade soaps and the essence of our homeland, one bar at a time.
Thank you for being a part of Savons Des Îles – where hope, love, and soap unite.