I’ve been living on Manitoulin Island for nine years and am always in awe of how many amazing businesses I stumble upon regularly. I always love coming across new local businesses and when I found out about Pebblewood Farm, I was really excited and curious to check out their products. There’s something so rewarding about making something that is your own. Whether it be a work of art like a sculpture or painting, or an incredible edible masterpiece, to homemade soap, the unparalleled feeling of accomplishment is hard to disguise. When something comes from your own two hands, it makes the end result so much sweeter because of the experience to get there.
Pebblewood Farm has “that feeling” – The one you get when you hold something handcrafted by someone and know the love and time that went into creating it.
If you aren’t aware yet, Manitoulin Island is home to some fabulous local businesses. I got to check out Pebblewood Farm’s Handmade Soaps recently. The products themselves are made with choice ingredients. Pebblewood Farm’s soaps are all made in the traditional cold process method with the best ingredients they are able to source. The majority of the soaps are made up of coconut and olive oil. Organic, virgin, cold pressed coconut oil and Greek extra virgin olive oil are used. Pebblewood Farm will never use chemical additives or genetically modified ingredients and only use essential oils for fragrance and ground spices and roots for colour.
The 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil Soap is so pure and so gentle that even my friend who has extremely sensitive skin can use it. I am a big fan of the coconut oil soap. I love coconut oil. This said, my absolute favourite soap from Pebblewood Farm is the Mojito soap. The fragrance is refreshing! It totally awakens the senses!
Pebblewood Farm doesn’t only make soaps, but deodorant, shaving products, and more.
I tried out the lavender patchouli deodorant and can’t live without it. It works remarkably well and the scent of lavender and patchouli bring me back to my college and university days. It reminds me of my time and involvement with H.E.A.L. (Helping Environmental Awareness and Learning) at John Abbott College and with the environmental and recycling committees at Concordia University. Those were the good ‘ol days for me. We were young, energetic, full of ideas, and wanted to affect change. I guess we all did in some small way. At least I’d like to hope we did.
I think that Pebblewood Farm does just that too. With their steps to creating products that are safe and good for families to use and with the knowledge behind making products earth and health-conscious customers want, I think Pebblewood Farm has got what it takes to be a great success. Plus, they’ve got me hooked on that Mojito Soap!