Candace Abel started making her own soaps and lotions when she was on a quest to find healthier products to use for her youngest son, who has a critical form of thalassemia – a blood disorder which requires intensive medication and gene therapy for survival. “If we can put better things on the table, then we can put better things on our bodies, too,” recalled Candace.
Candace’s ability to create soaps and lotions with natural ingredients and an artistic flair caught the attention of family and friends, who were soon asking her to make products for them, and placing even more orders for things like party and wedding favors.
In 2018, Candace decided to turn her hobby into something more and established Girl Crush Company as a limited liability company (LLC).
Girl Crush Company uses organic, responsibly-sourced oils, and fresh goat’s milk and honey from local suppliers. The products contain ethically-sourced colors and fragrances which means no child labor and no animal testing. All the products are handmade in Girl Crush Company’s soap studio in Mount Joy, PA.
Girl Crush Company is a proud member of the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild.
Girl Crush Company’s profits are used to mentor, educate, and employ Lancaster County, at-risk single mothers in a program called Second Grace. Click to learn more about Second Grace.