A Local Soap Company - Free of harsh chemicals & full of nature's ingredients
I have wanted to talk about this little gem of a company in Northwest Ohio for quite some time. Ever since I did a photoshoot of their products last year and got to take home some of the goodies to try them myself. I fell in love. Even my low-maintenance husband said, "where did you get those soaps? Can we keep getting them?"
Kurtis and Aimee King, husband & wife, founded Epic in 2012. They had two children at the time, child #3 on the way, and were living paycheck to paycheck. Aimee had been crocheting baby blankets and hats to sell online and it was really time-consuming. Kurtis thought of an idea to make lotion bars. Aimee was quite skeptical. He thought they could make a lot more at a time, thus creating a more feasible business model. They (surprisingly) both really dug the product and the rest is history!
enjoy a slideshow from the photoshoot
Their products serve these markets: natural base ingredients with fragrance, natural base ingredients with natural fragrance and essential oils, natural base ingredients and fragrance free.
I have heard of a lot of people flocking to Epic for their sensitive skin. Actually, a group of friends I know were passing around the Shea Butter for their skin issues. One story in particular, was a young girl in Defiance that had eczema she couldn't shake. The Shea Butter was the only thing that worked.
These Products & Your Microbiome
Another reason I appreciate these products is for the recent light shed on our microbiome and how our conventional soaps and products aren't helping us maintain a healthy microbiome. Removing the chemicals and having products that contain (only) edible items/ items from nature is best for our bodies. I learned all of this from Dr. Robynne Chutkan, expert on the microbiome. You can listen to an amazing podcast titled "Live Dirty, Eat Clean" or you can visit her website.
To get these products
To find these products locally visit:
Exhale Body And Soul
Will Power Fitness
The Agora on Waldo's Hill
204 N. Main St.