Nancy’s Seaweed Soaps
Don’t eat the soap! Nancy’s Seaweed Soaps
Walking down a busy aisle at a farmers market or at Expo, you could spot an eye-catching array of what looks like fudge. Then you’ll notice the sign that says, “No, it’s not fudge…” Meet Nancy Rhodenizer of Nancy’s Seaweed Soaps. Nancy makes all-natural soaps that have kelp, Irish moss and other seaweeds as ingredients. The sea plants are harvested from the Mahone Bay waters off the south shore of Nova Scotia. She uses only natural essential oils—no artificial perfumes or dyes—distilled from various plants, to scent her soaps. Your biggest problem will be picking which one you want. Better try several. Varieties include Anise, Cinnamon and Sweet Orange with Dead Sea mud, goats’ milk, oats and honey, grapefruit, keylime, and many others. There are also unscented soaps available.
Nancy’s business was born out of a challenge. She says, “I have thyroid issues and was eating kelp for the iodine, and my brother suggested for me to make soap and include the kelp in it. I started, and fell in love with the way it made my skin feel. I started sharing it with family and friends and now it’s turning into a business.”
Nancy sells mainly at farmers’ markets but now has a website for retail sales, and is excited to be attending Saltscapes Expo for her first time. Asked what her favourite soap is, she says it’s hard to pick one because she loves them all, but “Lemongrass and blood orange is one of my top sellers, along with Dead Sea mud with a blend of essential oils.”
They truly look and smell delicious, and they feel divine on your skin. Just don’t eat them. Check them out for yourself at Expo!