We make bath and body products with healing herbs and plants, especially for dry skin. We currently have a small location in Milwaukee WI. Inside St. Ann’s Intergenerational Care Center. We also have a partnership with Bryan & Stratton College, helping students to graduate with internships.
Aloekui provides handmade soaps and other body care products inspired by the Dominican Republic to customers nationwide, with a physical store serving Milwaukee, WI.
We make natural soap, with essentials and fragrance oils for the entire family.
My inspiration comes from growing up with many of aloe plant, fruit, and medicinal herbs in my home country the Dominican Republic.
During the summer we also create jobs for students in the Earn and Learn program of Milwaukee. We give soap-making classes at the site and online. Our online store ships all over US and Dominican Republic. Our vision is to grow to a bigger place where we can make our products and also have community training for young girls in Milwaukee. We are committed to keeping our products natural, environmentally friendly, and safe for the whole family. A bigger location is needed, as well as resources and equipment.
I came to the US at 26 years old from the Dominican Republic in 2004, without an English education. I learned quickly that I had to overcome the obstacle and learned the language. I grew up with lots of healing plants and coconut, which is part of my logo and my Dominican background. After 27 years, I have accomplished a few goals due to my mindset and determination. I am grateful to God for providing the wisdom and directions to accomplish those goals. My kids are the reason I started this business. I wanted to make a suitable natural soap for them due to eczema. We are growing, and my passion is to help young women to learn soap-making skills and overcome barriers as I did. I know I am still learning, but I am clear with what I want to do in my community.