Charise Stokes, founder of KenChar natural and organic bath and body company, can often be heard saying that what she does is “not just business, it’s a lifestyle”. KenChar prides themselves on their wide variety of natural, safe and affordable handmade products. Charise’s passion is to promote awareness of the growing dangers presented through harmful chemicals in the products we consume, for beauty, food and medical purposes. Charise or “Char” is known to actively support naturopathy and holistic approaches to health and wellness. Currently the KenChar brand has expanded to offer private label and wholesale.
The inspiration behind the motivation to create natural and organic products was the result of her mother being diagnosed and treated for breast cancer. As a result In 2006, Charise, a wife and mother of four, began to share her handmade beauty products with family, friends and colleagues. The requests for her products were so dramatic that by 2007 her home based business was well on its way. With the support of her family, the business grew to include skincare, haircare, and home essentials.