Hello, my name is Sevil and I am the maker behind The Good Soy!
A little about me - I have always been an academic. After completing my Master's degree in Health and Rehab Sciences, I continued on and began a career as a PhD student. But after enduring a difficult time in my third year of Studies, I decided to take a leave of absence.
Taking time to focus on my mental health and regain my footing, it was during this period that I found solace and calm in the art of craft - particularily the art of working with essential oils and the various ways we can reap their benefits. This naturally lead to my focus on ridding my home of all the scented products I had accumulated over the years - including candles, air freshners and perfumes. It became increasingly more evident to me, through experience but also through exposure to published empirical research, that indeed, candles and other scented home products are filled with hazardous chemicals that release toxins into the air we breathe, which can lead to a range of health problems.
Faced with this growing realization and the difficulty in finding all-natural products that were beautifully aromatic and safe to use, and also minimal and elegant in design, all the while being environmentally friendly, I was left with a great opportunity in front of me.
So, I started to make my own goods, using only 100% natural ingredients, including only pure essential oils. Since then, I have learned so much about the therapeutic benefits of essential oils and their use as natural, non-medicated remedies for bodily ailments. This has naturally lead to a range of Good Soy products, including aromatherapy candles, diffuser blends and remedy roll-ons (for now!).I'm happy to be able to say I've found my passion and it overwhelms me with all the fuzzy feels when I know I'm helping someone make a change towards healthier living habits. I take pride in hand-crafting all of The Good Soy products with the utmost of care, and I hope you enjoy them just as much as I enjoyed making them for you!
Why Essential Oils?
Our products are always infused with nothing but pure essential oils, with zero fragrance oils, perfumes or other synthetic additives. Many scented products on the market use fragrance oils to create pleasing aromas that are synthetic, emitting hazardous chemicals into the air, potentially causing a range of health problems. Essential oils are a 100% natural, healthy alternative, with therapeutic benefits, often used as a non-medicated alternative for various common, day-to-day physical and emotional conditions.