Hi! My name is Alicia and I’m the person behind this whole operation.
I’m a qualified secondary school teacher and spend my days teaching maths, science, biology and chemistry to all of my amazing students.
I went vegan back in 2019, and within the first couple of days I cleared out my shelves of anything that wasn’t vegan and cruelty free. Thankfully the range of products available was plentiful enough so I was able to adapt to this new lifestyle easily, as I switched literally overnight.
In my school I teach a cosmetics chemistry module, and in leaving certificate chemistry we learn about saponification (the science of soapmaking), and this got me interested into trying to do it myself.
And so I did. Back in October 2020 just before the lockdown hit I stopped into a shop on my way home from work, stocked up, and carried on. I got home and got stuck in, trying different combinations of scents and colours to see what I liked.
In November 2020 Little Luxuries by Alicia was born. I loved it, but in March 2021 I was thinking that this brand didn’t really showcase in a quick snapshot what my business model was. So back to the drawing board.
I sat and asked myself what were the key points about my products; they’re made in Ireland, they’re vegan, and that my primary product is soap. With that, Irish Vegan Soapery was born.
I’ve put a lot of thought and effort into these products, making recipes and testing recipes and then reformulating recipes again and again to find what works.
If you have any questions please get in touch. I hope you love it all as much as I do.