The Little Flower Soap Co. is committed to continuing to make everything by hand in small batches in Southeast Michigan, contributing to the return of the Artisan or skilled experienced worker. Using hands, mind and heart in the creation of goods that meet a basic need of the community.
Each recipe is developed by Holly and her husband Justin starting with all of the best available natural body care ingredients and using intuition to find perfectly balanced combinations that make The Little Flower Soap Co. products remarkable.
The company takes its name from Saint Therese of Lisieux, a modern day saint who lived from 1873-1897 and came to be known as the Little Flower. She believed that it was not necessary to accomplish heroic acts but more important to do small things will great love.
Holly (the artisan) inherited her natural body care curiosity as a little girl visiting Toronto and Nana Davies who’s beauty routine includes the use of unexpected items such as horse liniment and utter balm. Nana’s example of experimenting with any and every available ingredient to create your own perfect solution from scratch is the inspiration behind The Little Flower Soap Co.’s best artisanal bath and body recipes.
In April 2009 Holly began her journey making a pilgrimage from Ann Arbor to a log cabin in Northern Ontario to learn an heirloom soap recipe that had been handed down from mother to daughters Anna and Jenny Hayden before being generously shared over a wood-burning stove used for cooking, heating the house and most importantly soap making. Learning to make soap from scratch was just the beginning and created a curiosity for making all things wholesome for bath and body. Seeing great handmade items come and go from the Local food co-op spurred a desire to craft the best recipes starting with lip balm and thus The Little Flower Soap Co was born.