In august 2015 I moved my daughter to college and just like that, she was gone to another city and starting a new life. She was happy but left me with an uncertainty I had not faced in years. That's when, not knowing what else to do, I called my mom. I needed to air out, I needed to share my sorrow, I needed to be understood. The idea of making soaps resulted from that connection with my mother, It's just that simple.
My story is not extraordinary but it is built on hope and the desire of better days ahead. The seed of a new venture mixed with the urge to reclaim control of caring for one of our most important organs, our skin, is the main reason for this fantastic adventure. At Savons Des Iles each bar is made, cut, and wrapped by hand. When I get out of bed in the morning, soap is usually on my mind. I always get excited thinking about a new formula, perfecting an existing one, or simply remaking a successful batch. This is both therapeutic and fun for me and has given me a new purpose at this point in my life. Our Soaps are for the most part HANDCRAFTED IN HAITI. There, I have the ability to use ingredients that are harvested in remote areas of the country or in my own garden. That it what I love the most about moving to Haiti. Our cocoa butter, Castor oil (aka Lwil Maskriti), Aloe vera, and so many more are ingredients that I proudly include in my recipes. It's from our homeland and they are amazing in the final soap bar!
I love everything about soap making and when I don’t make soap to sell, I teach children how to make soap ( they are called les « Bénis de Jesus » ). It’s part of a mission project my daughter created while visiting Haiti over 6 years ago.
This is my craft, my passion, my heart and I look forward to sharing this journey with you.