Check out our interview with  Dawn Link of  DawnSpa Soaps, one of the vendors appearing at Second Sunday on Main in July!

Want to join our fantastic vendors at the July 8th Second Sunday event? There’s still time to register!


Dawn Link is the owner of DawnSpa Soaps, a line of specialty spa products created out of Dawn’s home in Cincinnati. DawnSpa’s soaps, creams, and lip balms are mixed by hand and are made with natural ingredients like Shea Butter, Vitamin E, honey, Aloe Vera, and oatmeal.

When did you start your company and where is it based? 

DawnSpa began in 2008 in my home on the Westside of Cincinnati.

What inspires you? 

I put my heart and pride into each product to provide the best quality at an affordable price.

What is your favorite part about Second Sunday?

The amazing, fun party and the diverse culture. I leave inspired to create more and can’t wait for the next.

Fill in the blank: The best part about my city/neighborhood is  _________.

The people

What are your favorite local spots to shop, eat, or visit? 

Main Street in Over the Rhine has come a long way. I love the quaint shops and art studios, especially Iris BookCafe; the sandwiches, smoothies, and ice cream are a must have.  I feel at peace with the quiet atmosphere surrounded by art and books.

What do you want people to take away from DawnSpa Soaps?

Enjoy the party, explore the shops and vendors and take away a memory of our city and all the people that provide it.

What advice would you offer to aspiring indie business owners?

Don’t be afraid to take an idea and let it grow.  Test your idea with family and friends; their honest opinions and support will let you find your way as it has done for me. Most importantly, be true to your product.

You can find DawnSpa Soaps at Second Sunday on Main on July 8th,  or find them on their website,, on Facebook, and on Etsy.