Krista Elliott is the maverick behind family-owned St. John’s Soap Works. She started making skin care, laundry detergents and cleaning supplies 22 years ago when as a teenager, allergic reactions drove Krista away from conventional cleaning products.
She started St. John’s Soap Works years ago, and set up shop at the St. John's Farmers Market and other markets. The business has grown into a family affair, and a store-front shop, to keep up with the demand. St. John’s Soap Works line of products includes: handmade soaps (a variety of gorgeous bars made from ingredients like poppy seeds, lemon, herbs, honey), deoderants, bath salts, body products, insect repellants and way more.
“People want natural products that are chemical free,” says Krista. The biggest difference between St. John’s Soap Works and other more conventional products is that Krista makes everything from scratch and there is more control on what goes into each product. All St. John’s Soap Works stuff is made with as many local natural products as available, like honey, herbs, salt and flowers from local vendors
“There is so much being produced locally by really talented and skilled people, it’s a pleasure to make things out of them."
Krista a very local activist, and a huge supporter of the local community. Among her hobbies is a Tiny Free Pantry in Mount Pearl, created and stocked by Krista and supported by the community.
So what's next for Krista? Maybe for the rest of Canada to enjoy the fine and beautiful St. John’s Soap Works products.