Om Made Soap
High Bank, PE
In their kitchen, husband and wife team, Lal and Gordon MacMillan use dried herbs and flowers with milk and essential oils to create their unique soaps. They are very hands on, even the packaging is created on site.
Raising cattle and growing their own food had always been a dream for the MacMillans and when their children were grown they found the perfect place in PEI to make their dream come true. On their 90 acre farm they have cows, alpacas and birds. They utilize everything at hand to create a healthy living environment and a productive farm. They also have a strong love for cows, many of them on their farm have been rescued.
As Lal puts it, she has 'extremely sensitive skin' and had learned to make her own beauty products out of necessity. The natural next step was to put their creative talents together and make a fun micro business that they could run from their home.
"…After all Cleopatra used to bathe in milk and I hear she was quite the beauty"