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Our Motto

Small Batch

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Everything is made in small batches with quality in mind. 

Handmade

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Handmade soaps, balms, oiils, scrubs and more, all with our own recipes. 

Artisian

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Unique products that have been created and crafted out of love. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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Are your products vegan?

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.

What is cold-processed soap?

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 s 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. 

Are all your products organic?

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. 

Why homemade soap?

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. 

What about my sensitive skin?

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!

Common Oils & Butters

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a very cleansing addition to my soaps and produces big, copious bubbles.  

Olive Oil

Due to it's incredibly creamy and mild lather, Olive Oil yields a soap bar that will last longer with tiny bubbles. 

Shea Butter

This super skin-loving butter is solid at room temperature and known for it’s softening and moisturizing qualities.

Avocado Oil

Rich in vit. amins A, B, D, and E, Avocado Oil leaves your soap with a high percentage of  fatty acids 

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is renowned for its absorption and moisturizing abilities, and is wonderful for hair, skin and nails. 

Sweet Almond Oil

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