For Linda Bradford, the birth of The Bubble and Squeak Soapery came as a result of a real and personal need more than 20 years ago. She originally started making handmade, organic soaps and shampoos for her husband and daughter, who reacted to the chemicals in commercial soaps, and then for the guests in her B&B.
“Our climate allows us to grow most of the organic botanicals used in the soaps in our sprawling garden on Mount Maxwell,” Linda says. “Our soaps and shampoos are 100% chemical-free, with gentle, essential oil fragrances. Some of the soaps contain locally-sourced tallow, while others are purely vegetarian.”
A professional member of both the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetics Guild (U.S.A.) and the Bath and Body Guild of Canada, Linda is proud to display the Greener Life Club logo, reflecting her commitment to maintaining the quality and sustainability of her products and to reducing the Soapery’s carbon footprint wherever possible. The soap packaging is made from recycled (and recyclable) paper materials.
Linda buys fair trade ingredients wherever possible, and no animal testing is EVER used. “My lab rats are the two-legged variety, also known as friends, colleagues and neighbours, ” Linda says.
For more information on The Bubble and Squeak Soapery, visit them at Made on Salt Spring March 23-25 at Vancouver’s Heritage Hall, and check out their site at www.thebubbleandsqueaksoapery.com.