Clayburn Comforts Soap & Body Works
In 1998 my daughter and I took a class together to learn how to make soap. Little did I know the path I was about to embark upon. Simply put, I got hooked on being able to control what I was using on my body every day. Soapmaking lead to lotions and creams, shampoo, muscle rubs and deodorants - anything I previously purchased for personal care I was now able to make naturally, without all the chemical additives. Soon family and friends wanted me to make the same products for them and so a business was created.
I have always looked to natural remedies for whatever ailment or injury threatened my family, so it was an easy decision to use only pure essential oils for both their therapeutic qualities and honest fragrance. I then studied the principles of aromatherapy at the West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy, so I could effectively use essential oils in all my formulas.
In 2000, my husband and I purchased a Foreman's Cottage in historic Clayburn Village and set about to restore it. Our dream was to also rebuild an old out-building as a separate studio where we could make and sell soaps and other aromatherapy products. During the cottage restoration, when we were called upon to clean approximately 8,000 bricks, I was inspired to have a soap mold made that resembled those same bricks.
In 2005 we set about to convert the old "chicken coop" into our soap studio.
A unique, local product was born and our shop officially opened in July 2005. We are delighted to be a marketing partner with Tourism Abbotsford and to participate annually in the Circle Farm Tour and the Passport to Christmas programs.
In November 2010, we were honored to receive the 2010 Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce Home Based Business Excellence Award!
Our soap bricks are hand poured individually, in small batches, for consistency and excellence, and we use only biodegradable Biolefin shrink wrap for our soaps and gift baskets, so we can feel good about letting our pretty products show through!
Our handcrafted soaps retain all their natural glycerin, leaving your skin soft and smooth, never dry or irritated. We're confident that once you try our natural soaps and other products, you too will be hooked on surrounding yourself with natural comforts.
Tested on us, not our pets.