Small Business Showcase #6
It’s been awhile since we had a small business showcase feature. I very much enjoyed these posts, but frankly, the small businesses just stopped reaching out and the series dried up. But I got an email this week from a small business owner and I was psyched to dust this series off and restart it.
It used to be my only goal was to get the best deal possible. Clothing, kitchen stuff, whatever – didn’t matter, I was on a mission to get a steal. My mindset has shifted a bit. I still love a sweet score, but I have also developed a passion for shopping locally and supporting small businesses whenever possible. That is why I started Small Business Showcase, to give back and highlight some of the hard working readers who frequent this blog.
Today’s small business is Kirkpatrick Soap.
Give us your best 30-second “elevator pitch” about your business. What it is, why it’s unique, and what motivates you to do the work?
I make all natural soaps and other skin care products. I started by wanting to make products for my own family that had less chemicals, and I knew were safe for my kids, and loved it so much I just never stopped making them. I also love helping people that need alternatives to their store bought products and seeing how happy they are when they work (or having the challenge of improving the product for future uses). I don’t use any artificial scents which makes them great for people with sensitive skin or those with allergies to certain ‘scents’, and all my products are tested first by myself and my helpful husband.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I am a stay-at-home mom to 3 wonderful boys, I love all types of crafting so soap making was the next challenge I wanted to try. I started this business wanting to help out my family financially and help out my middle son with his eczema.
What has been your favorite item to make or sell?
The skin cream is definitely my favorite! I love seeing the different kinds of skin problems and people that it helps… seeing how happy a mom is when her child’s rash/eczema clears up after over-the-counter products have failed makes me happy.
Jennifer is generously offering all you lovely people a 10% discount for all the products on her Etsy site. Use coupon code FRUGALBYCHOICE through October 31st to take advantage of the discount.
If you would like to be featured on Small Business Showcase, please email me at beingfrugalbychoiceblog (at) gmail.com. Please read below for stipulations.