Welcome to Late Bloomers Web Shop

Late Bloomers is also a blog in English and German, visit the English blog here.

My name is Barbara, I am a Swiss living in the lovely town of Basel, in north-western Switzerland, next to the borders of France and Germany.

I love to cook and share meals and recipes, to travel to foreign countries and sit in a roadside café getting the feel of a new place, go the local markets and barter with the vendors. I used to delight my family and friends with my homemade products and it was a logical step to start selling them on local markets (I told you I like to go to markets, this time I am on the other side of the booth!).

Some years ago I have started making my own organic soy wax fragranced candles, today I make a line of wellness products including goat milk and soy-glycerine soaps and diffusers and lately I have begun creating my own natural essence mixtures. Highly exciting!

My professional background is marketing, with major experiences in selling, buying, communication and social media marketing.

I have always believed that you can realise almost anything by not only wishing for it but also by hard work, perseverance and being willing to learn new things, such as setting up a blog and learning about social media. And adding a ton of passion to the mixture.

Why Late Bloomers Web Shop?

When I started with Late Bloomers I sold my products at local open air markets or indoor events. I regularly organise food workshops and Open Houses or join those of my fellow entrepreneurs. One shop in Basel sells my products.

I have family and friends all over the world and they have kept asking me about my products and whether they could order online. Yes, of course, no problem. More easily said than done! Some time later (about two years!) the web shop comes into being.

The world is our market!

Our aim is to bring a taste of home made food and wellness products to the world.

We strive to provide an efficient service by respectfully treating your orders, carefully packing our fragile goods in heavy duty cardboard boxes and bubbly paper wrapping.

Our Products

All our products are home made in small editions, we lovingly select the proper packaging and design our own labels.

Whenever possible we use organic and locally sourced ingredients. Currently, we are experimenting with biodegradable packaging.

Home Fragrance Collection

Late Bloomers candles are made of 100 % organic soybean wax, a renewable and sustainable natural product.

They do not contain cottonseed oil or other fillers and are biodegradable and free from pesticides and herbicides. Organic soy wax is produced containing NO Genetically Modified Material and is manufactured meeting FDA and Kosher standards. It is not subject to animal testing.

Warm soy wax makes a lovely body lotion or massage cream.

The wicks are lead free, made of cotton or high tech fibre. They vary in diameter depending on the glass size and are hand glued into each glass.

The glasses are recyclable and there is a refund on each glass.

Our Reed Diffuser is a great alternative to candles when preferring to softly scenting a room without a flame.

Late Bloomers Goat Milk and Soy Glycerine Soaps

Late Bloomers soaps are manufactured with either goat milk or soy glycerine soap base and complement our range of fragranced candles and diffusers.

Our goat milk soaps are made with pure English goat milk, they are rich and creamy with an excellent lather and a neutral odour. No artificial colours added.  Glycerine, a natural emollient, draws moisture out of the air to benefit skin health. It cleanses without stripping or upsetting the delicate natural pH balance necessary for soft, healthy skin. And, since we use no heavy animal oils, our soap rinses clean and leaves no soapy film behind. All our soap bases are produced from the highest quality double distilled and deodorized coconut oil, forming luxurious lather and sparkling clarity. Please note that the Goat’s Milk Soap may not lather as well as other soap bases. This is due to a natural chemical process and it does not undermine the effectiveness of the product.

Our soy glycerine soap contains soy oil that makes an excellent moisturizing base. Soybeans have been labelled the Miracle Bean by health food and personal care aficionados alike. A vegetable oil that is the primary source of essential fatty acids, Soy Oil supplies essential fatty acids that are necessary for healthy skin. Soybean oil contains beneficial tocopherols, sterols, and trace elements.

Essential Oils and Fragrance Oils

Ever so often my customers asked for small bottles of a sheer essence, my own compositions of sheer essences or fragrance oil, and this is how another category has been added to my range: 10 ml bottles that come with a description of properties and uses.

Bespoke Fragrance

When I was in Thailand in 2011 to attend my friends’ wedding I was mesmerized by the typical fragrances I associate with Thailand and thus began a new olfactory journey of composing my own fragrances with essential oils.

Our most emotional memories are associated with fragrances – the scent of sun cream and sand will remind us of summer beach holidays; the aromatic spices of an Indian dish will take us back to our favourite restaurant in London.

I always associate people with fragrances and this is my latest addition: I create bespoke fragrance that matches your personality and style, you will have the greatest pleasure in your life to own your unique perfume that nobody else can wear.


Yes, please! Comments are the backbone of blogging and allow us to interact. I would ask that when commenting you treat my site like an invited guest to my family home with all due respect. I would also appreciate your restricting your comments to the topic and please avoid just advertising your own site.


All pictures and videos published on Late Bloomers are taken by Barbara Klein, unless otherwise stated. The pictures and videos taken by Barbara are copyright Late Bloomers. I do not mind if my pictures are republished on other sites as long as there is a link back to the post or recipe from which the picture is taken.

However, I would prefer you to ask permission first. I maintain the right to withdraw that permission and request that a picture be removed from another site, for any reason.


See above: ask first before you use.

Links to my blog post and a short excerpt are permitted and appreciated for inclusion in write-ups but must be properly attributed.

Please do not copy my posts – texts and/or photographs / videos without permission, even if you intend to attribute them.

If in doubt, please ask me: contact@late-bloomers.net.

Thank you!