As necessity is the mother of invention, so too can it be the beginning of a new business and a newfound calling. Such was the case with Barb Vareka. Facing a knee replacement surgery, she was concerned about the risk of infection after hearing stories of others who had had problems. This concern led her to research essential oils and discover their anti-bacterial properties and potential to aid healing. Thus, it was that she decided to make her first soaps, using two of her first essential oils, frankincense and myrrh.
Barb’s oldest daughter Kristen had been struggling with an unknown allergy most of her life. When using her mother’s soaps, she discovered that they helped with her sensitivity. As they studied more about the personal care and household products they had been using daily, they began to understand it was artificial fragrance that