Tireless Island entrepreneur Pieter Ijsselstein has created more than 40 varieties of certified organic potato soap, which he is selling in 225 locations across the Maritimes, and more recently, Taiwan. He’s been very creative with his soaps, but one brand in particular may raise a few eyebrows, since he’s planning to send a few bars to President Donald Trump.
The White Gables of Hope River owner said the inspiration for his latest brand, dubbed “Sin Washing Soap”, came from a former United Church, decommissioned years ago and renamed the Stanley Bridge Centre.
It’s a building he is leasing this summer to launch a new craft and farmer’s market-themed venture, which was to open June 16.
Why is he naming it Sin Washing soap?
“It’s got Island sea sand for extra scrub,” said Mr Ijsselstein – something needed for a really deep cleansing job.
And why is he planning to send some bars to the president of the United States?
“There’s a perception out there that Trump has a lot of sins,” he said.