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Wilson’s Soap Co.: Local Company Spotlight

Wilson’s Soap is an example of how one idea can morph into another and do it well.
Don Wilson’s initial business model was based on promoting the concept of a BioDiesel Plant in Philadelphia.
But, when the economy went downhill Wilson found himself with a whole slew of equipment, and “nothing to do with it”, he says.

Wilson discovered that soap and BioDiesel are more similar than one would imagine. Some soap is actually a byproduct of making BioDiesel.

As a man whose hobbies included soap-making starting a company where he could combine a craft and use his machinery seemed a natural fit. After thousands of tests to get the formulas just right Wilson’s Soap Co. was born.

I had the pleasure of testing out some of the companies products.

My Wilson’s Soap Review:

Scent: I adored the Lavender – very fresh and feminine. My fiancé kindly tried the Clove and gave the scent two thumbs up.

Lather: This one really depends on your showertime preference. Wilson’s soaps don’t get overly “bubbly”, but they lather enough that you feel clean.

Gripe: These soaps are a bit bigger than most store-bought brands. This means more bang for your buck but I did struggle with holding on.

Packaging: Gold stars here. I love the “turn of the century” look of the packaging. More importantly it’s environmentally friendly!

Wilson’s Soaps would make lovely stocking stuffers. Purchase them on their website and stay tuned for additional fragrances and a liquid cleaning line.

 

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Beth is a Health and Wellness expert who believes sustainability goes hand-in-hand with self care. She’s the girl whipping up kombucha cocktails at parties, and extolling the benefits of canning vegetables to anyone who will listen. View all posts by Beth Funari

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