Michelle Kwiatkowski

Jefferson County



Wild Rose Soap Co. was founded in 2010, located in Shepherdstown, WV, specializing in custom cold process natural soaps, lotions, candles, and bath bombs. Currently, the Wild Rose Soap Co. make soaps for 5 distilleries on the East Coast, Mountaineer Brand, 3 wineries, Bed & Breakfasts, Black Dog Coffee Company, and over 25 stores carry their products, including Tamarack.

Wild Rose Soap Co. takes part in the “Handmade by Heart in WV Tour” featuring a distillery, brewery, coffee roaster, 3 fine arts and crafts shows, multiple artist studio stops, farms, and shops that carry WV products, and co-organizes the Crafts & Drafts fine arts and crafts shows at Town Run Brewing Company. Their vision is to provide 100% handmade, WV artists and crafters an affordable place to showcase their talents and meet the public.


I am a third generation soap maker, founder of the Wild Rose Soap Co. in Shepherdstown, WV. My business is named after my Grandmother Rosie Wild, specializing in cold process soaps made with over 50 percent local ingredients. I’m organzing a “Handmade by Heart in WV Tour” in September 2016 and would love to connect with other artists who may be interested in participating. I also teach soap making classes and am organizing our third “Crafts & Drafts” fine arts and crafts show at the Town Run Brewing Company in Shepherdstown.

I am self-taught with 10 years of experience in soap making and five years of experience teaching soap making around the Washington, DC area and Eastern Panhandle. I have an ADN Nursing: Registered Nurse, worked in pediatric oncology and transplant hospice for 10 years, before launching into full time entrepreneur life with my Wild Rose Soap Co. business.

Other Creative Skills

Bath & Body Product-making

Michelle Kwiatkowski's Work

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