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Soap, Lotions, Bath Bombs, Supplies and Classes

We offer soap supplies for the hobby soap maker, as well as bath bomb supplies and lotion supplies.  Be sure to contact us for items you need that may not be on the website. Text or call 587-785-8878.
Want to learn to make your own soap?  Sign up for one of our classes.
No time to make soap?  We carry a variety of luxurious handmade soaps.  In our spa section, you will also find the best of Wixy Soap's bath and beauty products.  From incredibly effective natural deodorant to sulphate-free hair products to nourishing face masks.
We are a distributor for Pro Vital, an exciting new cosmetic company launching innovative natural products here in the western hemisphere.

Meet Di, the founder of Wixy Soap 

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I was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, lived in High River and Vulcan where I owned a custom home building company and a truss company and moved to  Sherwood Park over 10 years ago to be closer to family.  Now I build and teach soap and love every minute of it.
 

Where Did Wixy Soap Come From?

I was a custom home builder in Southern Alberta and real estate agent and when the housing market crashed,  I came to live in Sherwood Park to be closer to family.  I brought my best friends, 2 shih tzu's I had had since they were 8 weeks old.
Winnie passed when she was almost 16, and a few months later, Foxy developed an intolerable skin infection that seemed to be exacerbated by her doggie dementia kicking in.  I was bathing her almost daily with medicated shampoo and she was on other medications including steroids.
One day a co-worker from Goa suggested I put some turmeric in her food.  Now, I had dabbled in some "natural" products, cleaning products that didn't seem to work and such, so I was a bit skeptical, but also desperate to try anything for my distraught Foxy.  I fed her the non-irridated turmeric from the health food store (a place I would soon frequent more often) and added it to her meals.  Alas, after only a short while she was healthy enough to come off her meds. 
I was sold on natural ingredients.  I was so excited for Foxy that I promised to make her natural ingredient dog shampoo.  So I set off, binge watching how-to videos on YouTube.  I learned I had to understand cold process soap before I could make shampoo and liquid soap.  When I made my first batch of homemade cold process soap I was HOOKED!  
As most soapers can relate, I made batch after batch, making more than I could give away.
I started a company, I sold beautiful handmade soap under the name of Wixy Soap.  Wixy Soap was named after my Winnie and Foxy. 
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The Evolution of Wixy Soap

I worked hard selling my handmade soap.  Preparing for trade shows, big and small, pop-ups and markets.  Eventually, the market started to saturate, and at one long 3-day weekend Christmas market, with no traffic and less sales, I was frustrated and tired.  I still wanted to make and market soap but it was getting hard with a full-time job, playing competitive racquetball and taking care of my critters.
Many of my clients had expressed an interest in making soap.  So, I put on a cold process soap class.  It was a huge hit, everyone had a blast including myself.  This is how the classes started.  Now Wixy Soap offers classes in Hot Process soap making, Melt & Pour Soap making, Advanced Swirl Soap making, Liquid soap, Lotion Making and Bath bombs.  Liquid soap making, and Shampoo and Conditioner bars classes are slated for 2023.

 

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Rules I Play By

Not everyone loves cats, don't judge.  People constantly surprise me, usually in a good way.  Everyone has their story that makes them who they are today.  Stop and listen, everyone has something to teach me.  Never stop learning.  Appreciate our differences.  When something happens that I don't like, sit back and figure out what the universe is trying to tell me. It's usually telling me I'm wrong, again...