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Be Clean's Story....

 

Be Clean's founder, Kirstin, struggled with the emotional and physical discomfort of severe acne for 18 years. During this time she made many unsuccessful lifestyle changes to try and clear her skin. In 2007 at the age of 30 she was blessed to discover that her acne was being triggered by the synthetic ingredients in her skin care products and household cleaners. Once she had removed these items from her routine and home it only took a month for 18 years of acne to clear up. She was elated at the freedom she felt to really enjoy life. There was however one draw back to this discovery - natural skin care and household cleaning products were very costly at that time. A friend had once told her that she had made soap in her blender and it turned out. Kirstin decided to give it a try in an attempt to save money by making her own soap. The first batch was a success. She continued to read online and watch YouTube videos to learn as much as she could about this fun, new hobby. Fast forward 3 years and in 2010 she signed up for the winter farmers market and all of the elementary school Christmas Craft fairs. Be Clean Naturally was born! She sold at Farmers Markets and Craft Fairs for 4 years, making all of the soap at home and expanding into making skin soothing balms, laundry soap and linen sprays. After her first year she hired a couple of employees to help out with production and also took on a few wholesale accounts to local grocery stores and gift shops. By 2013 every room in her house had soap curing in it. It was time to look for a production space and a nice place to have her own retail store. In October of 2014 Be Clean got its brick and mortar store on Cleveland Avenue in downtown Squamish! Mango joined the team in 2012.

Here we are in 2024 and Be Clean is a thriving business that employees 8 beautiful humans and brings affordable, refillable skin and home care products to the amazing community of Squamish through it's cute little boutique and the rest of the world through it's online store.

Thank you for your continued support.

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Who Are We? Meet the Team

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Kirstin French - Founder and Soap Artist
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