Who We Are
MICHAEL: Soap maker, Chandler, Botanical specialist, Father and Husband
Michael has worked as an engineer for some of the largest manufactures of food and automotive in Canada, he knows his way around a production floor and how to get the best products made from the best ingredients.
ANNA: Wrapper, Shipper, Product and Package design, Social media, Mother and Wife
Anna has worked in the Quality and Service department of the largest automotive company in the world. No product goes out without her approval and there is no customer issue she can't resolve.
We are a small husband and wife team that make all natural soap, candles and body care products based in Hamilton Ontario.
We use all natural ingredients.
We do not use synthetic fragrances, palm oil, SLS (sodium laureth sulfate), artificial colours or preservatives and all our products are vegan.
Ellingwood Soap Company started in our basement. Our youngest daughter had very bad eczema. We had tried every lotion, soap, cream and "wonder product" on the market. We started reading the labels and started to realize these products are not good for us at all and none of them worked.
With an old recipe Michael had learned from his grandmother and some oil from the pantry we set off to experiment with the idea of making our own pure soap. After the first batch had cured we tried it on ourselves and then our youngest, After only two weeks the redness was gone and the itching reduced. We created a lotion for her and within a month we had nothing but smiles.
Once our family had a chance to try it themselves, they convinced us to try selling at a makers market in Toronto. At our first event we sold out, had two wholesale orders, and dozens of request for more! That weekend Ellingwood Soap was born.
Currently we have our soaps and candles in a few shops in Toronto. We also do various craft fairs and pop ups in and around our area. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our products.