Owner: Jessica Wilbert
Why Bellingham? "My husband Adam and I moved to Bellingham in 2003 to attend Western, and fell in love with the beauty and vibrance of Bellingham, and decided to make this our home. I'm a lifelong Washington native, growing up on Whidbey Island, and never had the desire to live anywhere else."
Favorite Shop Downtown? "So many places! I love the quirkiness of The Bureau- a great place to find gifts to treat yourself or others, AND they offer craft lab classes where you can try out things like creative subconscious collage, printmaking, sewing, and felting. I'm a big fan of Otion- their parent company, Brambleberry, is my main supplier and trusted resource on all things soap making. Their manager, Karly, teaches classes on soap and lotion making, and even how to make candles and natural cleaning products. Taking classes at Otion ignited my passion for creating my own products, and that's how Sea Holly Beauty Company came to be."
At tomorrow's Commercial Street Night Market, we're excited to have local soap and body product company Sea Holly Beauty Company on site selling their beautiful, handmade, and locally-made products. Owner Jessica Wilbert started making soap seven years ago in response to health issues that caused her to not be able to use commercially made soaps. "I became sensitive to fragrances and chemicals that are present in many mainstream beauty products, and decided to figure out how to create products that worked for me," said Jessica. "Through classes at Otion, I was able to develop my own recipes for soap and lotion, and not only make a gentle, moisturizing product, but also make beautifully designed soap as well. Friends and family saw my soap, and an unintentional business was born."
Jessica tests every product before it's put on the website or sold at shows, ensuring a high level of quality and care in everything they do. Some of her original scents include blackberry and rosewater, lavender and chocolate, and pear and white tea latte. "Soap is my version of art- a functional art. You'll find me scribbling in my notebook, checking current fragrance trends, and then creating my own design. Seeing it come to life and having others enjoy the soap as much as I do is a wonderful feeling."
Jessica can be found all over Whatcom County throughout the year at craft shows, and is currently working on getting into some local shops. She's excited to be part of this month's Night Market, being drawn to the event ever since she heard about it last year. "I love that the DBP is revitalizing downtown, and creating a space for local artists to showcase their work. The Night Market brings our community together and you can see that local spirit in action." Along with Sea Holly Beauty Company, attendees can enjoy over twenty other types of unique vendors tomorrow night, accompanied with live music, salsa dance instruction, an orbitron, and more. We're excited to have Jessica's business as part of our Night Market family, and hope you enjoy her products as much as we do.
"I will do whatever I can to make sure the Night Market continues."
Not able to make it tomorrow night? Visit Sea Holly Beauty Company's website to place an order--they offer free local delivery and custom orders for events!