Soul & Ark

Frances Marie hails from Sydney, and is bringing her gorgeous home fragrance and body care range Soul & Ark to Handmade for the first time on 10 & 11 June. We love the packaging of the Soul & Ark range and can’t wait to experience the products in June. We caught up with Frances recently to ask her about her business.

Tell us about your business

Soul & Ark has a range of body care and luxury home fragrance products made with natural ingredients which are eco-friendly. The products include hand crafted candles, hand and body moisturisers, salt body scrubs, coffee scrubs, reed diffusers and detox salts.

Developed in small batches ensuring top quality, theses products are crafted in Sydney, Australia and the idea for Soul & Ark was born from a want to help an orphanage that was deeply struggling in Bangalore.

What made you apply to Handmade?
We applied for Handmade Canberra for a couple of reasons first because we LOVE everything handmade and second because a few of our beautiful customers that love going to Handmade Canberra asked if we could apply. And we’re very excited to come!
What are looking forward to most about coming to Canberra?
We are definitely looking forward to our trip down to Canberra not only for the beautiful atmosphere, but it’s just such a beautiful place to visit.
Can you give us any tips for keeping warm this Winter?
The best way to keep warm this winter is the ambience of a scented candle. They create a soft glow to your home or workplace to give you a comforting and cosy feeling.


Caroline Leevers is responsible for the Handmade brand, including the website, Handmade Style, the newsletter and the online magazine. When she's not hanging out with the lovely Handmade team, she runs Callie & Co Design, a Canberra graphic design studio that crafts brands for small businesses. Her favourite things about Canberra are the seasons (especially Autumn), the big sky, the coffee and the great events.


  • 28 & 29JULY 2018
  • 20 & 21OCTOBER 2018
  • 7*, 8 & 9DECEMBER 2018
  • *FRIDAY5PM - 9PM
  • SAT & SUN10AM - 4PM


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