A Fresh Beginning
Founded in 2018, Fresh Mayhem’s origin begins out of a need to find soap that did not have harsh effects of it’s founder, Katherine Mould.
Katherine first researched soap making in 2013 after experiencing issues with store-bought soap brands on her skin and found that some of the ingredients in industrially made soap were causing irritation and adverse effects. This led her down a rabbit whole of research including studying aesthetics, specializing in body treatment and making her first soap during her studies and experiencing the fantastic results that homemade soap had on her skin.
Dissension into Mayhem
Since then, Katherine has spent years perfecting her recipe and was making soap only for her own personal use as well as the occasional gifts to friends and family upon request. These gifts lead to requests every year not just as gifts for family members but also for gifts that they could send, soaps for events such as baby shower gifts and more with many making requests that Katherine open a store so that they can recommend her soaps to their friends.
Embracing The Mayhem
Working with her husband Ross, a Website Design & Marketing expert they initially built an order-only side business to allow for friends and family to recommend products to their friends and cohorts, something that remained the case for 2 years
During the first COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, Ross used his additional time to building a new and improved Fresh Mayhem with a customer experience in mind.
After months of work between projects the website launched in November 2020 and Ross got to work on building relationships with local influencers and businesses to spread awareness of Fresh Mayhem and show the amazing handmade products to more people.
The Saga Continues
Late 2020 & Early 2021 proved successful and Fresh Mayhem looked at ways to expand. Working with local retailers, Katherine made the decision to have her products available in store starting with Flow Lifestyle Boutique in early 2021.
This big step proved bigger and as of August 2021, Fresh Mayhem products are available in 4 retail stores, Flow Lifestyle Boutique in Hamilton, The Artizanville in Hamilton, The Nooks in Burlington, The Nooks in Niagara and The Barntique in Norfolk County.
All Fresh Mayhem products are still hand crafted by Katherine to ensure the same great quality every time and supply a product that we are sure you will enjoy just as much as Katherine enjoys making them.