Column: Freshen up with a market vendor

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Commentary by Fishers Winter Farmers’ Market

When Cyndie Baker was searching for a new hobby, she had no idea it would turn into a business venture. Baker tried handmade soap for the first time in 2007, and shortly after trying it, she was hooked. Not only did she immediately switch from store-bought to handmade products, but she tried the art of creating soaps from her home.

Our Garden Soap products originally began as a hobby for founder Cyndie Baker. (Submitted photo)

Our Garden Soap was created in 2007 out of Baker’s love for fresh, safe ingredients and a desire to find a product that helped soothe her daughter’s eczema. Baker noticed when her daughter was using handmade soaps, her eczema became less aggravated. Handmade soaps are filled with vegetable oils and butters, rich in antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients – all of which are essential to having healthy skin while also being delicate on sensitive skin. As her passion for handmade soaps grew, so did her connections.

After beginning to make her own soaps as a hobby, Baker connected with a local shopmaker to share the art of making soap and begin growing her business. Today, she brings more than 10 years of soap-making experience to the Fishers Winter Farmers’ Market.

Our Garden Soap has a variety of scents and colors, available during the summer and winter farmers’ market. Scents change with the seasons, and so do recipes. During winter months, a whipped shea butter helps fight dry skin, so prominent during winter months. Beyond hand soaps, Baker also offers a variety of other cleansing products, including sugar scrubs and facial masks/scrubs.

What started as a hobby has now transformed into a vibrant business offering fresh products for shoppers. Visit with Our Garden Soap every Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to noon through March 10 at the Winter Farmers’ Market at Roy G. Holland Memorial Park, 1 Park Dr.


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