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.
No, if I used exclusively organic oils I would not be able to price my products competitively. I use organic herbs, shea butter, cocoa butter and other selected organic ingredients for particular products. All of my soaps are made with food-grade oils and are genuine made-from-scratch cold process soaps. At this point they are not 100% organic.
Coconut oil is a very cleansing addition to my soaps and produces big, copious bubbles.
Due to it's incredibly creamy and mild lather, Olive Oil yields a soap bar that will last longer with tiny bubbles.
Rich in vitamins A, B, D, and E, Avocado Oil leaves your soap with a high percentage of fatty acids
Cocoa butter is high in fatty acids, thus it hydrates and nourishes the skin while improving elasticity. The butter also forms a barrier on the skin to hold in moisture.
Both oils are renowned for their absorption and moisturizing abilities, and are wonderful for hair, skin and nails.
Because sweet almond oil has a high fatty acid content including oleic and linoleic acids, its an unparalleled carrier for salt scrubs and is a nourishing oil in soap recipes