By The Oakland Post
Tiffany Irving is returning to the Black-Eyed Pea Festival with her ‘luxurious’ handmade, soaps, body butters and other, as she says, ‘bath enjoyment products.’
Irving, who has been making skin care products for three years, says she draws inspiration “by many… people in life, people not necessarily part of the body care industry.
“I am inspired, in this context, by the person that loves to bathe. My goal is to create products that make the person look forward to their next bath or shower,” she said.
Irving makes vegan products with organic butters and essential oils, eschewing palm oil and synthetics.
She got started because she fell in love with natural skin care products and decided she would learn to make them herself.
Among them are soaps that look like slices of dessert but are scented with lemongrass and gardenia or infused with turmeric. One body butter has a ‘lemon meringue pie’ scent, while sugar scrubs are scented with lemongrass or lemon and peppermint.
Two of Irving’s products – “Wake Your Butta Up” and “Calm Your Butta Down” — may be mass produced.
Irving sells her products at the Freedom Farmers’ Market on Saturdays from 11:00 am to 3:00 p.m at 3615 Market St. in Oakland or at Tiffanyssoapkitchen.bigcartel.com.
The Black-Eyed Pea Festival is a celebration of African-American food music and art.
It will take place on Sat. Sept. 14, 11:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m at Oakland Technical High School, 4351 Broadway in Oakland.
This article originally appeared in the Oakland Post.