DSC_5531Hi, I’m Kirsten Connor.

Originally I began making products just for me and my sensitive skin.

Flourish evolved from my total, consuming fascination with making soap. About 15 years ago, armed with a book and some raw ingredients I began experimenting with making cold-process soap. I had recently moved to Vermont as a newly single mom with three little kids. My goal was to open a shop with a variety of scents, textures, and colors where people could see the raw soap curing. I became obsessed with the endless possibilities. I also began to add on simple balms and scrubs and taught myself to make liquid soap as well.

As time went by I was able to master small batches of lotions and crèmes but the one thing that eluded me was figuring out hair care.  As a soapmaker, I prided myself on teaching people about “real soap” and “detergent bars” but no matter how many good ingredients I added to my liquid soap my hair didn’t love it. And bar soap was worse.

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Our Ingredients

Aside from our Vermont-farmed and wild-crafted ingredients, we rely on organic oils and butters to create our recipes.

Flourish Natural Body Care ingredients

Ingredients like coconut, olive, argan and cane sugars grow best in tropical or Mediterranean climates. When we have to source our raw materials from afar, we place an emphasis on finding fair trade and certified organic ingredients.

Some of our other ingredients arrive to us after being processed in a laboratory. These would include our cleansers, preservatives and emulsifiers. In this case, we follow EcoCert guidelines to choose the safest and most effective ingredients.


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