Florence & Hunter is an example of a local company supporting local through their products. This soap company uses local ingredients, and even local printers, to bring their beer soap to market. And, did you know there are many benefits to using beer soap? Find out more about this Port Moody vendor, and visit them at market soon!
What got you interested in crafting soap and body products from local beer?
I started soaping in general because I wanted a better alternative for lotions and soaps than what is commercially produced and sold in stores. With already being a part of the beer industry on brewers row I had access to beer and when I did the research of the benefits, I decided to play around with soaping with beer. I formulated a recipe that made amazing soap that I fell in love with. Each brewery on brewers row donated the first growler of beer for me to get going in spring of 2017 and I have been hooked on beer soap ever since. I think I get most excited that I use supplies from a local company, print labels from a local port moody company, and use beer from port moody. My whole focus is on local products and community,
Without giving away too many secrets, how is the beer incorporated and processed into your products?
Quite simply, I use uncarbonated beer fresh from the can in place of water in the making process of the soap. When the soap is complete you can not smell the beer. I add essential and fragrance oils to the soap to scent them all differently. Only the healthy benefits remain inside.
What are the benefits of body products made with craft beer?
I love this question because a lot of people are surprised at just how many benefits there are! The hops in the beer have skin softening amino acids to help soothe your skin. The brewers yeast used in the soap acts as an antibacterial agent which can be a great aid for acne. The beer also has vitamin B and other moisturizing vitamins for your skin that create a frothy lather when used, This soap can be used not only for cleaning your body but also for washing hair and frothing up for shaving!
Why do you feel that shopping local is important?
I am all about supporting the community, and shopping locally does just that. It keeps a connection within the community which is the biggest reason I love what I do. Creating Florence&Hunter has connected me with so many great suppliers, vendors, and people within the community – that is the real reason I do what I do.
Are you interested in displaying and selling your products at the market? We are now accepting vendor applications for our 2018/19 season! All vendors at the Market must ‘make, bake, grow, or raise’ what they sell.
Please fill out our online vendor application, and a market staff member will be in touch with you.
This Sunday is Members Appreciation Day! Enjoy Member-Only deals from some of our fantastic vendors! Not a member yet? Buy your $10 membership now and get 14 months of market perks! Most importantly, you’ll be helping to support the market! Stop by the Info Table this Sunday to sign up, or Sign Up Online!
This Sunday’s Members-Only Specials:
Central Park Farms: 50% off all-pork, gluten-free pepperoni
Gesundheit Bakery: $1 off any purchase of $5 or more
Ildiko Jewelry: $5 off any pairs of earrings
Jam Shack Preservery: 1 FREE scone with purchase of large jam
Kizzy’s Macarons: Get 1 FREE macaron with the purchase of 5 or more
Little Hands Cakes & Cookies: FREE Skor Chocolate Chip cookie with purchase
Live. Love. Eat: 3 jars of granola for $30
Your Wildest Foods: $5 off a 120 gram bulk bag of wild nettle tea
Grab breakfast or lunch from Kampong – Taste of Malaysia food truck. And our coffee vendor Cascadia Cook and Coffee will be on-site serving up delicious java!
Visit the Kids Craft table to make a coffee filter butterfly!
Musician Todd Brown will be at market with his mix of the best of the 60s, 70s, and more!
Shop local this Valentine’s Day and support the makers in your community! We will have jewelers, chocolatiers, potters, skincare, and so much more for you this Sunday to shop for your special someone!
Grab breakfast or lunch from Hunger Management or Mo Bacon food trucks. And stop in with our new vendor, Cascadia Cook and Coffee for a hot drink.
We’ll have a Valentine’s Day Creation Station at our Kids Craft Table this Sunday! Search through the variety of paper, stickers, and more in Valentines colors and shapes to create cards and gifts for your special people!
Musician Ron Forbes-Roberts will be at market this weekend with his beautiful guitar music.
MLA Rick Glumac will be hosting a tent at market this weekend. Stop by to chat with him about issues that are important to you!