A story of freshness
straight from the heartland.
Thanks for taking the time to get to know me! I'm super appreciative that you're interested in me and my soap-products.
My name is Maimi. I live in Springfield, IL with my husband and enabler, Brian. We love living in Illinois and draw great inspiration from the beauty that surrounds our simple Midwest-life.
I've always had a desire to create and make.
Mr. Gixby's Soap for Humans evolved from that desire. I've dabbled in the creation and sale of darling little crochet animals and pivoted to handcrafted soaps, out of my general interest in science, and in making art that is practical and serves a purpose.
MORE ABOUT MAIMI
My husband, Brian, and I have spent the past five years raising my [much younger] sister, Olivia. After watching me play with soap from a hobbyist perspective, Brian encouraged me to pursue selling my soaps and to participate in the CO.STARTERS Program at Innovate Springfield. Brian and Olivia are my biggest supporters and fans.
A few more quick facts about me!
Favorite Food - Springfield Horseshoe
Favorite Season - Winter
Favorite Holiday -Halloween
Favorite Movie - Stranger Than Fiction
Favorite Leisure Activity - Crafting
Favorite Restaurant - Westwoods Lodge
Favorite Animal - Cat
MAIMI LOVES LOCAL
Being a locally owned and operated business means a lot to me. Small businesses are an essential part of our community and truly demonstrate the vibrancy and diversity of Springfield. I thought I would shout-out a few of my favorite local-loves and spread good vibes around like it's going out of style.
MAIMI LOVES EARTH + ANIMALS
Mother Earth is my number one mother. Also animals.
I have redesigned my soap packaging and labels to eliminate nearly all plastics. It's my goal to make a great product that doesn't attribute to the ever-growing landfills, a product with a conscience.
Also, I LOVE animals. When I started Mr Gixby's I had four cats. Unfortunately, due to age I now only have the two. But I will love on any and all pets or animals that will allow me to.