Kristen Dunning is, among many things, a daughter, older sister, eczema warrior, horticultural and agricultural researcher, and the founder of Gently Soap - an award-winning line of herbal soaps that aim to bring the joy back to bathing for those with extra sensitive skin types. Kristen has two degrees in Horticultural Science and Agricultural Communication, completed a Crop, Plant, and Soil Sciences graduate research fellowship, and is currently an MBA Candidate at The University of Georgia (UGA).
Gently Soap's traction and brand story has propelled her to being a star student in UGA’s
entrepreneurship program with notable firsts such as being the only two-time winner of the Idea Accelerator, becoming the inaugural first place winner of the Floor and Decor Venture Prize Competition, being the Grand Prize winner of the Consumer Great Brands Competition, and being named the 2022 Student StartUp award recipient.
Gently Soap is the *best* bathing choice for baby skin, eczema and psoriasis-prone skin, and more. The brand is well on it’s way to achieving their goal of being recognized as the "#1 bar soap for sensitive skin” by 2025. Kristen dreams of bringing the joy of bathing to households across America whilst championing her love for the agricultural industry along the way.