We had the good fortune of connecting with Kimberly Bien and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kimberly, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Taking risks with my business has allowed me to explore many paths of selling for markets and events, to wholesale, e commerce, to owning brick and mortar. I tend to thrive on change because it always brings the opportunity to learn something new.
What should our readers know about your business?
I started making soap and skincare products because of my sensitive skin. I shared these products with family and friends and requests for purchase lead me to form Salted Sanctuary Soap. Salted Sanctuary Soap products are made in small batches with skin loving ingredients. I’m proud of the products I have created but I am most proud of the relationships built with my customers (that I like to call Soapy Friends). I’m grateful to be part of my soapy friends’ lives and develop products to support their skincare needs. On this journey of small business ownership I’ve learned that changes are inevitable so you might as well have fun with it!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
When friends and fam visit me in Denton, I always take them to brunch at The Chestnest Tree. I love their BLTA (bacon, lettuce, tomatoe, and avacado sandwich). The scenic campus at TWU is pefect place for a walk along with looking at the many murals on the square. Golden Boy Coffee is the perfect place for a pick me up followed by a great conversation on the patio at East Side.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d love to shout at the following: La Di Da Boutique in Denton for being my home on the square in Denton, TX UNT CoLab for supporting my creativity. Denton Main Street Association for supporting small businessness at every level.