Meet the Maker


My name is Cambrea Horn-McNair, and I am the proud founder of Certainly Soap. My journey as a small business owner began with inspiration from my family's construction background, where my father's success as one of the few black General A Contractors in the Central Valley left a lasting impression on me. My parents, who owned and operated a successful business, also played a significant role in shaping my view of a career.

Having a passion for creating things by hand, I excelled academically and athletically, earning a Bachelor's in Business Administration and trying my hand in the corporate world. However, my creative drive led me to venture into event planning, a path that flourished over time.

In 2019, I relocated from Queens, NY, to California, eager to establish my event planning career. But fate had other plans when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, forcing me to put my aspirations on hold.

During moments of self-care and reflection, I found myself using a pomegranate + poppyseed soap, hoping it would enhance my relaxation during baths. Little did I know that this simple act would ignite a wave of inspiration. As I lathered the soap, the heavenly smell, exquisite texture, and delightful sensation of the poppyseeds on my skin sparked an idea - why not make my own soap?

I dove headfirst into learning the art of soap-making, and Certainly Soap was born. The name was inspired by my four-year-old daughter's (Now 8) frequent use of the word "certainly," and it felt like the perfect fit for my brand.

Certainly represents my passion, excitement, and commitment to creating high-quality cold-processed soap and natural skincare products that bring joy and self-care to people's lives. Each batch is crafted with love and attention to detail, ensuring that our customers experience a delightful bathing experience.

Today, Certainly is not just a business; it's a reflection of my family's entrepreneurial spirit and my determination to pursue my dreams. It symbolizes resilience, creativity, and a desire to make a positive impact in the lives of others, one bar of soap at a time.