Our Team

Kim Hedine and her family run Midnight Oil Soap Company

Meet the People Behind the Soap

Kim Hedine Midnight Oil Soap Company Goat Milk

Kim Hedine

Owner and Chief Soap Alchemist (CSA)


Known for his kindness, muscles, and constant support. He has retired and come to work for the family company. Helping with farm chores and running the store.


Emily is Kim's younger daughter. She grew up helping making products and took over running the store downtown, until she moved to pursue her dreams.


Kim's older daughter, Haley, created our candle line to help cover college expenses. She has assisted in the creation and development of many of our products.

A note from Kim

HI! I'm Kim, the owner and artisan of Midnight Oil Soap and live with my family on a small farm just outside of Walla Walla, Washington.

  I love what I do and it shows in every product put forth.  I create all my own recipes and make all my own products.  Production is done on the days the store is closed. When asked how I come up with new recipes, it's like this:  I keep a pen and paper by my bed because most recipes are created in 'dream time' and then I wake up with the recipe in my head and write them down while still fresh in my mind.  It is kinda crazy, but I do come up with the most amazing recipes!

Why the name Midnight Oil?  I started my business my in 1996  and with 4 small children, I ended up working mainly at night and into the wee hours of the morning while they slept, burning the MIDNIGHT OIL. I began with $20.00, a dream, and the loving support of my family.

As a child I remember that my sense of smell was very attuned to my environment. At a young age I realized that most people did not experience the world as I did, through my sense of smell. As a soap maker I have used this ability to create scents that will delight and surprise you. My scent combinations are masterfully blended to create a sense of wonder, happiness, peace and nostalgia. Smell is the most powerful memory trigger, and when people start to smell my soaps they soon are wide-eyed and exclaim pure joy and astonishment as each bar goes to their nose. After one shower/bath you will also discover the quality of the soap in lather and cleansing.