Pieter, Founder of Island Potato Soap Company
The Island Potato Soap Company started to produce bar soap in 2016. The soap is made with certified organic potato juice and oils. Most soaps use water which is then mixed with lye. Instead of water, we have substituted potato juice. Our skin cream was developed the following year. 80 percent of the skin cream is made with potato juice.
Our business is unique because we are the only commercial manufacturer in the world that uses potato juice to make bar soap and skin cream. We are the first soap company on PEI to be featured on Dragon's Den.
I don't have a particular favourite. I am researching new products, finding new markets etc.
Never give up. Always look for new opportunities and find ways to improve your business. Refine, refine, refine. Avoid time-wasting projects.
There was never a time that I wanted to call it quits.
In my free time, I like to compose music mainly for piano and violin. I am also a potter which I primarily do in the winter months.
We live in the country on the North Shore of Prince Edward Island. We have a large vegetable garden to take care of. I am also working on our century old home, liking painting, scraping and repairing spots which need attention.
Who’s the person, dead or alive, that you would want to have over for dinner?
Full time composer