Kareena Preston, soap making and skincare and haircare teacher

Kareena Preston

Krietiviti 5.0 (6)
5.0 stars (20+)

Hi, my name is Kareena and I am the owner and soap maker at Kri:ei’tiviti Natural Handmade Artisan Soap. We are a micro-business producing small-batch, hand made, cold process, natural soap, in Perth, Western Australia.

So, a bit about me and my soap making... I began making soap a few years ago now after a rather extensive career as a high-performance swim coach. I am registered with the Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS No 1001654) which all sounds rather important. And it is. As a Cold Process Soap Maker, this is a requirement!

I began making soap out of a need to find a suitable product for my highly reactive, sensitive skin. So research, making, testing and more research was needed to find the right recipe.

But that's not all, I also have a load of qualifications that may not seem relevant but tell you a lot about who I am... including;
  • Winner of the 2020 RKCC Solo Business of the Year Award
  • Winner of the Perth Makers Market Scholarship 2020
  • COVID-19 Safety Trained
  • First Aid with Advanced Resuscitation Training
  • Certificate 3 in MicroBusiness
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Urban and Regional Studies)
  • Silver Licence Swim Coach (Advanced Coach)
  • Working With Children Check - because I want to teach kids the benefit of natural skin products too!

And what does all this mean for you?

Well, there are no formal qualifications required to be a soap maker, however, you know you are dealing with someone who knows how to research, formulate and test which is really vital in producing great quality soap.

I also LOVE to educate people on the benefits of using all-natural handmade soap and body products.
Our wish is to make a product that is kind to the earth and kind to your skin!





Giorgia Kloosterman May 2021

DIY Beauty Products Class for a Kids Party

Kareena was a great, knowledgeable teacher. She engaged the kids in understanding where the materials used came from and how it's important to choose sustainably sourced items. The kids had fun and took home 4 homemade lip balms.

Jess Molloy Apr 2021

DIY Shower Steamers Craft Box / Kit

I LOVE this kit. The instructions were clear and it is great to get the recipe with quantities so it isn't a one and done option- you can make more. The scent I got couldn't have been more perfect (I use peppermint oil frequently to assist with chronic headaches). It took a little practice to get a hang of using the moon press, but I really like the results and they have worked well too.

DIY Shower Steamers Craft Box / Kit review by Jess Molloy Sydney

Charlie Scaife Apr 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended

DIY Skincare Workshop for Kids (7+ Years)

My daughters first class last week and loved it! She can't wait for the next class :)

Pam Coles Mar 2021

Soap Making Workshop for Beginners

Had a great afternoon making our soap, Kareena is a great teacher, everything so organised with the emphasis on safety. I picked up my soap yesterday, our group shared so we all got a variety of bars, delicious smells! Bonus delicious cake and coffee for afternoon tea. Thanks Kareena

Kelly Dunford Mar 2021

Soap Making Workshop for Beginners

Very passionate and knowledgeable teacher in beautiful grounded setting. Learnt good skills I can put to use.

Sarah Smith Mar 2021

Soap Making Workshop for Beginners

Had a great time making my first bar of soap today and learnt a lot.

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