A little about me

I have been a swimming coach my whole adult life..almost 30 years now. I have travelled the World from Thailand, to Italy, Mexico to Canada, the USA and all over this great country of ours watching my swimmers race and succeed at the highest World level. It is really hard work but so very rewarding.

They say swimming coaching is both an art and a science. Well, I’m no scientist but I do have a natural affinity with all things arts and crafts.

It did take me a while to settle on soap making. I knew I wanted to use my hands and creative flair to make something special and natural and healthy and beautiful. I had been using another local soap makers products for close to 20 years, admiring her ability to stay natural, yet smell wonderful with her collection of soaps and body products.

 

After much thought and trying different avenues of craft, I bought a soap making kit and made my very first batch of cold process soap over the Easter Break in 2017. I was immediately hooked, as most soap makers say they are! I decided then and there to create these luscious little bars for myself and my family. What was going to remain just a hobby has now become a fully fledged small business operating from my Soapy Shed in Orelia, Western Australia.

Interestingly enough, soap making is both a science and an art.

The science comes in the chemical reaction when the saponification of the oils begins and the art is the colours, the botanicals, the swirls, the patterns of the soap you see right here. Fancy that! I became a scientist.

 

I hope you love our products as much as I love making them!

Employing people with disabilities

Employ people with disabilities

Kri:ei’tiviti is thrilled to announce that we will be employing people with disabilities to assist in all aspects of the business, from organisation to production to general duties.  Aimed at distributing the workload and improving sustainable production processes as we grow.

Currently, Stephen Donovan is working 4 hours a week.  Stevo’s tasks include preparing materials for production and some general cleaning.  As Stevo learns new skills, he will take on more tasks.

The future of Kri:ei’tiviti will look forward to employing other individuals with disabilities as we strongly support giving all people an opportunity to work in a caring, supportive, educational and abundant working environment.

Using packaging that reduces impact

Using packaging that reduces impact

All of Kri:ei’tiviti’s packaging is as sustainable as we can source and manage. This consists of:

Choosing natural display items such as bamboo, wood, hessian and glass in the display of our products at market and in retail stores.

Use of natural materials such as glass, cork, paper and cellophane (cellulose plant packaging) for packaging products.
Recycling packaging materials to repackage products for postage and delivery.

We will continue to source sustainable materials and packaging in all aspects of our business operations to limit and reduce our environmental footprint.

Focused on natural ingredients

Focused on natural ingredients

At Kri:ei’’tiviti we are always looking for ways to make our products as close to nature as possible and support small businesses. We do this by;

Using the highest quality oils such as Olive Oil from Award Winning Wirra Gamba Olives

Purchasing Certified Organic Grade A Raw Shea Butter from Deluxe Shea Butter in South Australia. This company sources only sustainably produced Shea Butter from Ghana in West Africa.

We use only 100% Essential Oils. There is never any use of fragrance oils in Kri:ei’tiviti Products. That amazing scent is all essential oil!

You will notice all the gorgeous earth colours throughout our products like Activated Charcoal, Pink Australian Clay and Annatto.

We also use natural additives such as Poppyseeds, Walnut Shell, Pumice and Pink Salt. We will never use artificial Mica’s to colour our products.

Sourcing honey from our own hives

Sourcing Honey from our own hives

Did you know that at Kri:ei’tiviti we have our very own bee hive?

This is where we source the raw honey for our soaps and balms.

Our bee hive does not produce a lot of wax so our wax comes from a local Apiary close to our home.