Five years ago Kimberly Tiller and her son, David, left their urban computer-programming jobs to live the dream of running their own small-town business.
Today they are still hard it with their Whidbey Island Soap Company, making a full line of products at a warehouse in Clinton as well as staffing their new retail location in Langley.
They sell locally made and imported bars, lotions, salts, bathing accessories, gift sets and aromatherapy cleaning products.
Whidbey Island Soap Company moved to 109 First St., Langley. G to www.whidbeyislandsoap.com or call 360-331-8214. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Scrub away: Tidy your feet with a hand-formed, sun-dried terra-cotta scrubber made in Pakistan ($7.75).
Amazing scents: This beaded potpourri sparkles. Choose from gardenia, orange vanilla, orange clove, lavender, evergreen, cinnamon or berry (pictured). It costs $4.50 per quarter-cup scoop.
Shape up: Gianna Rose Atelier soaps also come in starfish, rose and fruit shapes. Pears, sold in sets of four, cost $30. Shells are $2 each. Rose balls are $3.25.
Locally made suds: Whidbey Island Soap Company’s signature line includes unwrapped bars for $3 (pictured) as well as wrapped bars for $5.25.
Black beauty: Create a mysterious, exotic charm in your bathroom with Maria Evora soap from Spain.
Don’t stop with soap: Add another dimension to your bath with an Italian sponge ($7.50), a natural sea sponge ($11.50) or a foot massager ($6.50).
Superb softness: Dry off with microfibers using Aquis pink hair towel ($18.25) or a white face-and-body mitt ($6.75).