Next market: Pennylane Market at The Toad in Osborne Village. Sunday May 7th, 1 – 6 pm. No admission. Live music. Everything handmade.
I began making soap in my early 20s but it had been a curious crafty obsession since I was a child. I collected bar soaps from hotels, decorative soaps, large bars, intricate mini soaps and sample sized shampoos. Soap was the best gift I could ever receive! Finally in a bachelor suite in West Broadway, I started planning Shiver Soaps. I took books out from the library. I learned how to calculate recipes manually (now I just plug everything into an online soap calculator) and one paycheck at a time bought a couple start up supplies. At that time FoodFare sold little bottles of lye for $6 which was perfect for a beginner! They soon discontinued their lye so I had to find another supplier which currently only sells lye in minimum $100 quantities. I have enough lye stored in my bedroom to get rid of numerous bodies!
I have changed my soap logo, branding and style a million times but always remained Shiver Soaps. Its been so fun!
Please order via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. I am never gonna make an online shop, i am just to tiny but i like it that way! Prices are 4$ – $7 depending on size. I can deliver in Wpg for a small gas fee.
Honey Garden – lard based soap with calendula infused olive oil & cocoa butter. Made with Sweetmakers honey and comb + a blend of essential oils. It smells like spring.
Voluptuous Vegan – a luscious vegan soap base including olive oil, coconut, cocoa butter, castor oil. Colored with Australian red clay. Contains ylang ylang essential oil ( pic below)
Lots of xxx soap too ( pic below )
Custom order are welcome. I just did a special order of shampoo soap. Anything is possible ! Mini soaps are amazing wedding favors and I have made thank you gifts for two different weddings!