Green Bay, Wisconsin (PressExposure) July 06, 2011 -- Growing up in Korea, the Park sisters were raised in the Korean tradition of using herbal and natural remedies to achieve positive health benefits for physical, mental, and emotional well being.
Korean culture provided Kim and Kelly with the background and knowledge as to how conditions ranging from dry skin to headaches could be treated effectively and easily through natural methods. Similarly, the Lithuanian side of their ancestry is also steeped with tradition for natural medicines and healing. In fact, in Lithuania, health is considered "the second part of the soul". Traditional folk medicine in Lithuania has identified more than 200 mineral, 150 lower plant and 2000 upper plant materials for addressing such maladies and wrinkles, itchiness, and acne.
The fortunate convergence of Korean and Lithuanian cultural heritage created the base knowledge and foundation for The Bubble Bakery. When the Park sisters moved to America as college students, they discovered the opportunity for an artisan soap company based on these Korean and Lithuanian health traditions. Having limited access to all the natural medicines and ingredients they had taken for granted in Korea and Lithuania prompted the resourceful duo to explore ways to provide the positive health benefits of natural herbs in a unique and useful way. The Bubble Bakery is the result, and its artisan natural soaps are the culmination of centuries of Asian and European healing arts.
In 2009, Mary Tietz started her apprenticeship under the guidance of Kelly and Kim Park, and today carries forward their artisan traditions and expertise. Describing The Bubble Bakery products, Mary says, "I feel our unique signature is our application of natural botanicals in our product forumlations, such as dill weed in our Peppermint Soap, or apricot kernel powder in our Tea Tree Witch Hazel Lemon Verbena Soap. We have very unique combinations of essential oils and dried herbs, and I feel this sets our products apart."