We are so glad you decided to visit.
HBK came about a bit by accident, and, I know this may be hard for you to believe, but it’s true. I’d just given birth to my second baby in two years and found myself unable to travel to my homeland Trinidad where I would usually stock up on my sister’s handmade soap which I had used for years. Fortunately, she was coming to visit me that Christmas and I asked her to teach me how to make soap so that I wouldn’t find myself in that situation again. She gave me a list of ingredients and equipment to get and after hunting all over Barbados, my current home, I had all I needed.
A day into her visit I made my first soap. Two weeks after that I found that this was something I truly loved and enjoyed doing, and of course, I made more soap than I could ever use! My friends and family were my willing testers and I absorbed all the feedback and suggestions, all their likes and dislikes! I read books, watched every sensible video I could find online and I also took a class. And of course I continued to make and create!
At this point I had no more space to store my soaps and I decided to take a chance and sell what my testers assured me was a great product. I went to one of my favorite places, Brighton Farmers Market, set up shop and, it may be the familiarity of that beautiful place and the warm welcome received from the other vendors, but it felt like something I was meant to be doing my entire life! I enjoyed every moment and Handmade By Kae was a go!