Maker of the Month – October 2019

It’s October… we aren’t quite sure where this year is going! Halloween is only few weeks away, then it’s Bonfire Night and then Christmas! An exciting few months ahead with lots to celebrate! As always, a new month brings a new Maker of the Month. This month, we’re excited to introduce you to Lisa – Founder, Owner, Maker, Packer and Tea Maker at Elsie Moss Botanical.

Lisa has been stocking her handmade soaps with us for just over six months and they have proven very popular from the beginning – we’ve sold over 200 of her bars already!!

Lisa lives in Derbyshire with her partner, Andy and is also a part time Step Mum to Andy’s gorgeous children, Beatrice and Francis. As well as running her soap business, Lisa also works part time managing a café that she set up with a friend inside an amazing independent bookshop (High Peak Bookstore & Café). Before setting up the café, Lisa worked as a Primary School Teacher.

At the beginning of the year, Lisa developed a bit of an obsession with handmade soaps! She decided to have a go at making her own soap and before she knew it, she was hooked and the idea for Elsie Moss Botanical was born! She named her business after her wonderful, late Grandmother and then set about creating a logo.

From the start, she knew that the business would have a strong ethos of kindness and this has become the backbone of everything she does. All her products are cruelty free, vegan, contain no palm oil, parabens or SLS’s and are wrapped in paper. She is committed to being as low waste as possible and all her wrappers, labels, packaging and parcel tape are entirely plastic free. In fact, she has very recently been awarded a ‘Plastic Free Champion’ award by Surfers Against Sewage.

Her dream is to grow Elsie Moss Botanical into a range of organic, natural, vegan skin care products that feed the skin in the kindest, gentlest, most nourishing way possible. Lisa has just signed up for a diploma in organic skin care formulation and can’t wait to get started!

Lisa absolutely love what she does and is so excited to watch her little business grow and develop. She is grateful to every single person who has bought a bar of her soap and to all her wonderful stockists who believe in her and her soaps! Your support is so incredibly important to her and is what enables her to live out this dream, so thanks you, from the bottom of her heart.