About Us

Who Are We?

We are a small family business in the Bald Mountains of Western North Carolina. All of our artisan soaps are crafted, cut, and packaged by hand.

Why Do We Make Soap?

During the pandemic, we realized that cold process soap was a way to turn a necessary item into an everyday luxury. The difference in washing our hands with cheap liquid soap vs artisan bar soap was so extreme, we were hooked from the start. The experience inspired us to start making our own soap, as we could customize it to address all the issues we had with commercial bars. We found most soaps to be too soft, mushy, and harsh on our sensitive skin, with a lather that lacked a satisfying body and depth. Additionally, we were able to make sure that our soaps contained only the best & responsibly sourced ingredients, with no unnecessary and potentially irritating fillers. After testing countless formulas, we developed a few key recipes that resonated with us and others who tried them. We are so proud to share those recipes with you. We hope they bring you as much joy and comfort as they do to us.

Our Special Formulas

Our blends of oils are carefully selected and balanced for the unique properties they lend to soap, whether it be for their cleansing ability (strong or mild), the hardness and longevity of the bar (how quickly it will melt away in the shower), or the type of lather (big and bubbly, or dense and nourishing). We take pride in our ingredients and techniques to produce a truly exceptional bar of soap.

Formulated with sensitive skin and noses in mind, all of our soaps are lightly fragranced to not be too overpowering or irritating. We also offer fragrance-free and colorant-free soaps in the Plain & Simple collection.

We include natural additives such as clays, herbs, and essential oils to act as colorants, exfoliants and gentle fragrances along with skin safe mineral based colorants.

Our Ingredients

Oil

We use Raw & Organic ingredients as much as possible in our formulas.

  • Organic Cocoa Butter
  • Organic Raw Shea Butter
  • Home-Rendered Lard & Tallow (Locally Sourced)
  • Organic Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Organic Coconut Oil
  • Organic Sunflower Oil
  • Organic Hempseed Oil
  • Organic Avocado Oil
  • Organic Castor Oil

We DO NOT use

  • Palm Oil
  • Almond Oil
  • Soybean Oil
  • Canola Oil

Water

All of our soaps are made with clean mountain groundwater from the Bald Mountains of Pisgah National Forest.

Lye

We use high quality food-grade sodium hydroxide lye in our soaps. After saponification occurs, no lye remains in the finished soap.

Our Packaging

Limiting unnecessary packaging is one way of reducing our environmental impact. We choose all of our packaging very carefully to make sure we aren't using falsely green-washed materials. We know that not everyone has access to commercial composting & recycling facilities, so we strive to make our packaging home-compostable friendly. ♻

Packaging

  • All of our packaging is Plastic-Free.
  • Our Soap Wrappers are 100% recycled paper.
  • Our Wax Seal Stamps are made in-house using pure beeswax & other natural ingredients.

Shipping Materials

  • Our Shipping Boxes are compostable & recyclable cardboard, with no plastic coatings or excessive dyes.
  • Our packing fill is dye-free compostable kraft Crinkle Paper.
  • Our Tissue Paper is acid-free and compostable.

Things We DON'T Use

  • Plastic Packaging
  • Shrink Wrap
  • Plastic Mailer Envelopes
  • Plastic Coated Cardboard Mailers
  • Packing Peanuts
  • Bubble Wrap

If you have any suggestions on how we can improve the sustainability of our packaging, please reach out and let us know