2012 Vendor Spotlight: My Secret Stash

Name: Karen Hilt
Business name: My Secret Stash
Website: mysecretstash.com and on facebook at facebook.com/mysecretstash

Tell us about your products/business.
My Secret Stash is a family run business providing sassy solutions for unhappy skin! Our handcrafted goodies started as an answer to an ache or ailment that a friend or family member had. 15 years of hard work and alchemy has provided an outlet for some killer treats for the body. We feature solid moisturizers, exfoliants, and massage oils – artisan crafted body care with a natural twist. Old Fashioned and Glycerine Soaps, bath salts, and our balms round out the product line. As a third generation soaper, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention my Castile Soaps made from Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. So gentle on your skin! It’s the only soap my grandmother uses!

What do you love about being a Maker in Michigan?
I especially love the heart and happiness that we Michiganders have. I grew up in Flint, and have been amazed at how, after the downfall of the automotive business in that area, people really ramped up and took control of their lives. Makers are one of those amazing groups. Why? Because we MAKE things happen! We CREATE! Out of disharmony and confusion, art has emerged.

Excited to check out anyone else’s booth at this year’s TCMM?
Hmmmm, There are quite a few! I want to munch at Spanglish Catering Co, Valerie Epstein‘s cool metal work, Northern Pier, cause I likes me some T-shirts, and Green Daffodil – I have seen their work, but haven’t had a chance to meet them! Those are a small few call outs – I want to be set up early so I can shop too!