Shock, fear, and anxiety typically accompany the loss of a full time job. For Kathy Bosk, owner of Keeping It Simple Soap (K.I.S.S), it was the impetus to start a company. And oddly enough, it was her daughter who introduced Kathy to soapmaking.
Two and a half years after its genesis, New Hampshire-based Keeping It Simple Soap carries lotion bars, lip balms, and olive oil-based soaps. Kathy not only keeps it simple, she keeps it local. K.I.S.S. re-uses printed paper destined for the recycle bin from a local school and recreation department, a local school’s milk cartons, and excess grocery store paper bags for labels and molds. A local chocolate store supplies K.I.S.S.’s coconut oil, and the olive oil comes from a New England-based grocery store. For those ingredients that must be outsourced, K.I.S.S. favors purchasing from a company that raises money and awareness for autism.
Get a quick look at Keeping It Simple Soap’s product range on pinterest and browse and buy K.I.S.S.’s product selection online. While soap may be in the name, don’t neglect the lip balms. As one customer raves, “I highly recommend the lip balms! I won’t go back to the store stuff!” Check K.I.S.S.’s website calendar and Facebook page, as well as follow the K.I.S.S. twitter account to see where they’ll be vending and when that next batch of soap will be ready to go.
Thanks, Kathy, for sharing the story of Keeping It Simple Soap. Here’s to your success!!