Saltwater Atelier: Handmade bar soaps
The year-old brand started as founder Miya Chong’s pet project. The 27-yearold had made some soap and posted pictures of it on social media. After getting requests to sell the products, she began making it in small batches of 12-24 bars at a time.
The soaps are made with coconut oil and glycerine, and are 100 per cent vegan. They’re free of sodium lauryl sulphate, parabens and phthalates. Expect scents like sweet kaffir lime and rosewood, as well as ingredients such as activated charcoal, French rose clay, apricot kernel and mango butter. Making them in small quantities keeps things fresh.
The selection of products is not fixed. “Depending on their popularity, some designs may be discontinued, and new ones may be introduced,” says Chong. $5.80-$12 a bar. Website: www.saltwateratelier. com; Instagram: @saltwateratelier