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Nikki Andruszkiewicz founded Peconic River Soap Company in response to her daughter’s allergies. (Credit: Victoria Caruso

Meet Nikki Andruszkiewicz — a soapmaker and the owner of Peconic River Soap Company. The Riverhead local started the bath and body company for her daughter, who was diagnosed with an allergy that made her unable to use most fragrance soaps.

Andruszkiewicz carries a line of 100% natural, essential oil-based soaps that are beneficial for all skin types. Many of her soaps incorporate local ingredients like Laurel Lemon, which contains herbs from 1760 Homestead Farm in Riverhead. Most recently, her company has expanded to selling fragrance-based soaps, sugar scrubs, milk baths and wax melts.

Each week, Andruszkiewicz makes around 700 soaps out of her home in Riverhead. She and her daughter sell their products every Saturday at the East End Food Market in Riverhead and will continue to do so until the market closes for the season on April 29. Their products can also be found online and at the North Fork Craft Gallery in Wading River.

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