About 45% of Americans consider themselves to have sensitive skin*. I am part of that 45%, and I’m here to help. In the winter of 2015, I suffered from dry skin; it got so bad that I made an appointment with a dermatologist. During my talk with the dermatologist, the first question he asked me was what kind of soap I use. I told him Dove, Irish Springs and Old Spice. I was surprised to hear him say that those brands are very harsh on the skin because of all the extra chemicals...in fact, it’s not even considered soap—it’s considered a detergent bar! He told me that he recommends homemade soap.
The first place I went after leaving the dermatologist was to the store to get some real soap. I was blown away by the cost! The average bar was around $10. I knew there must be a more affordable way to get clean without chemicals. So after researching and watching YouTube videos, I realized that soap can be made and sold at an affordable price. I decided I would try to make my own soap. This was an opportunity to solve a problem as well as pursue my dream of becoming an entrepreneur.
From an early age, I wanted to be an entrepreneur. Growing up in the woods of small town New Salem, MA, I had to find ways to entertain myself. At the young age of 7, I was setting up carnival games inside my house and making my family pay to play. Now in my mid-twenties, I create each and every batch of soap in the farmlands of Northfield, MA.
In 2015, Evans Country Clean was born. Starting by selling to a few friends, I found some local stores that were interested in stocking my soaps; now I sell them all over the United States. Evans Country Clean continues to receive great reviews.
Before creating the perfect recipe, I had a lot of learning experiences. And I learned and learned; now I want to share my successful soaps with you. So, if you have sensitive skin or want to avoid chemicals or just want to feel silky smooth and smell great, then support a small business and get yourself some Evans Country Clean.
*Department of Dermatology, Hôpital Universitaire, Brest Laboratoires dermatologiques Avène, Lavaur Department of Public Health, Pierre Fabre, Boulogne, France. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21781068