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by Kathy Sabo June 26, 2023
Soap has been a staple in gift baskets and boxes for generations. It's a practical and versatile item that can be used by anyone, making it a great choice for gift-giving. Knowing this, after trying a few local soap makers’ products, we reached out to Regina's own Sacred Earth Soaps. Sacred Earth Soaps is the extremely soothing and fresh-smelling love child of Laura Forrester and Jordan Fieseler.
Their story begins in 1998 out of a whim and a booth at the Cathedral Village Arts Festival. Laura began experimenting with soap making soon after becoming a mother, combining simple and natural ingredients that she would feel comfortable using on her own family. After selling out her entire inventory at the Arts Festival, Laura realized there was a market for an alternative to mass-produced soaps.
The history of soap-making dates back to ancient civilizations in Babylon, Egypt, and Rome. The earliest recorded evidence of soap-making dates back to 2800 BC in Babylon. Ancient Egyptians used a mixture of animal fats and vegetable oils to create a soap-like substance for washing. Later, Greeks and Romans used soap for personal hygiene, but not to begin with. Soap was not widely popular until the Middle Ages when it became an industry in Europe for cleaning clothes and household items.
In the 19th century, soap-making techniques improved with the use of chemical processes and additives, making soap more affordable and widely available. Soap making in Canada can be traced back to the early settlers who made soap using animal fat and wood ash. By the mid-1900s Quebec City was home to a commercial soap factory, and soap manufacturing had become an important industry in Canada. Today, many Canadian soap makers produce high-quality, natural, and organic soaps for consumers.
Laura of Sacred Earth Soaps, with her partner Jordan, has expanded their product line from soaps to a full line of skincare products, bath bombs, beeswax candles, and more. Today Jordan takes care of soap-making duties, but both are active partners in the production, development, and marketing of their home business. Despite this growth, all production still takes place at home.
Soap-making has come a long way since its early beginnings. As for the last 22 years, Sacred Earth Soaps has become a part of the community, developing long-term relationships with customers and donating their products to organizations like Carmichael Outreach. Their unique creations are now available at close to 20 stores in Saskatchewan and we are so blessed to be included in this group. Consider adding their products the next time you are ordering through QCGifts.ca. Visit for details.
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