Everything is made in small batches with quality in mind.
Handmade soaps, balms, oiils, scrubs and more, all with our own recipes.
Unique products that have been created and crafted out of love.
Regulations set forth by the FDA prohibit bath and body companies from making health related claims. While I am an advanced herbalist, I am not a medical or healthcare professional and do not claim that the use of my products may have a positive effect on pre-existing physical and/or mental health conditions.
Most likely, you will be able to use our soaps because they are incredibly mild and gentle. Most commercial soaps are detergent based, using lots of synthetic ingredients that cause skin reactions. If you have any questions about our soaps, please do not hesitate to ask!
Stumptown Soaps are made the old-fashioned way from scratch, using excellent ingredients like olive and coconut oil, shea butter, avocado oil, sweet almond oil, sunflower oil... as well as honey, herbs, plant essential oils and quality fragrances. The oils are mixed with lye and through a process called saponification, soap is made! It is different from glycerin soap, which is actually a prepared detergent or soap base clarified with alcohol and sugar. That kind of soap is also known as "melt & pour" soap because the artisan can melt it, scent it, and pour it into molds.
Generally, the commercial "soaps" carried at most chain stores are loaded with chemical additives such as preservatives, sulfates and lather boosters that dry out your skin and can lead to rashes and other skin irritations. The commercial soap bars that line most grocery stores’ shelves are actually synthetic detergents NOT real soap. While that's wonderful for your dishes, it's not very good for your skin.
The majority of soaps created by Stumptown Soaps are considered vegan, with the exception of a couple that have honey as an ingredient. At this point, there is natural and local beeswax in all our balms, lotion bars, and sugar scrubs. I do not use any goat's milk, lard or tallow in my soaps at this time.