Soak in soap stories: It's a bubble wrap
For Chennai based Pooja Balan and Bengaluru-based Abitha Anand, soap making is not just a business but a passion. The two best friends teamed up to start Kavarchi a week ago. The result of their trial and error experimentation with fragrances is 11 soap variants. Expect new scents like Green tea, turmeric and chamomile in a few more days. “People like fragrances a lot. However, we focussed on the colours and moisturising property. The popular feedback that we have received from our friends and family was that it works best with the dry skin,” says the 39-year-old fashion retailer, Pooja.
“Kavarchi” in Tamil means to show off sensually, but when asked about the story behind it, Pooja says,“It’s actually a rum from Malaysia that my husband had got for us. After my mother-in-law told us the Tamil meaning, all of us loved the name.” These 70-130 gm vegetarian soaps are made without sulphate, parabens and very minimal cosmetic chemicals. You can also expect exotic flavours from Bali, Bhutan and more. “As much as we would like to source our materials locally we also pick some while we travel. And some of our friends also helped us source moulds from the US and New Zealand,” she adds.Every soap is a combination of two or more scents. They come in shapes of rectangle, triangle, circle and pastel colours of pink, yellow and more. “We will be having a limited edition of about 9-10 bars in exclusive scents like the Bhutan turmeric,” says Pooja.
The ladies are planning to work more on customised perfumes, lip balms, shower gels and shampoos. “As of now we are looking for more exhibitions and based on the feedback we would want to take it further.” Place orders through their Facebook page.
`120 onwards. Available at facebook.com/Kavarchiartisanalsoaps/ Details: 9884012896