Our Story

Hello there.

My name is Alyssa, and I make non-toxic, artisan bar soap with my husband in Marysville, CA!

Our journey began back in the fall of 2020, when we needed to come up with a favor for our wedding guests... and it was a hit!

Our bars are created using the old-fashioned "cold-process" method of soap-making. This involves the combination of organic oils & butters, (such as sweet almond, castor, olive, avocado, coconut oil, hemp seed oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, etc.) with sodium hydroxide (lye). This chemical reaction is what we call, saponification!

While blended, our oils are scented with a variety of essential & phthalate-free/non-toxic fragrance oils, and colored with different clays, oxides & mica powders to give each batch its own signature design. Some of our bars are made with bonus ingredients such as locally-harvested honey, ground oats, milks, salts, etc.

We have always tried to be knowledgeable about the ingredients in the products we use on our bodies. Each of our bars is labeled with the small list of organic ingredients we used to create them. I challenge you to compare our ingredient list to the back of one of your shower gels/store-bought soaps when you have the chance.

Something that is extremely important to us, is the choice we make in order to keep our business a zero-waste company. All of our products, accessories & packaging are bio-degradable/recyclable & we invite you to join our journey to a plastic-free world.

Soap is something that you use every day (or should, LOL). Our goal is for you to fall so in love with our simple, nourishing bars, that you never go back to your harmful & wastefully packaged bath products, again.

-And why not support a small business while you're at it? :)

Feel free to check out the bars, accessories & gift options that we currently have in stock and follow us on social media to stay up to date! 

@soapsbylyss on Instagram, Facebook and Tik Tok.