We started making soap in our kitchen over 3 years ago, after years of spending too much of our hard-earned money on soaps, lotions, dermatologist visits and prescriptions, which seemed to only temporarily resolved our family's skin issues. Everything from acne, eczema and psoriasis, to dull, sensitive, itchy skin plagued our family of four, year after year.
After only a few months, of using only homemade soaps, we found ourselves not needing the prescriptions and lotion less and less. Over time, our family's skin is not itchy, or dull anymore, and even though there is no "cure" eczema or psoriasis, "flare-ups" are very few and far between these days.
How did we do that???
By using high-quality natural based ingredients we've created a product that will nourish and love your skin! Imagine washing your body best defense mechanism with a fun, luxurious bar of soap, feeding it with all the skin-loving ingredients our skin needs and crave!! Now, imagine, stepping out of the shower feeling clean, nourished and soft!
Do you use lotion? Not anymore!!!
Not anymore, you say?? RIGHT! Because mass-produced soap, the kind you buy at the store, you know, the kind which lists a bunch of ingredients you can't pronounce... well, those manufacturers actually remove the natural glycerin formed during the soap making process. Also known as saponification. Why do they do that? Well, they use it for lotion-based products!!
Our bars of soap are skin-loving! The naturally formed glycerin remains in our soap. The natural products we use, such as Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Olive Oils, and many others, nourish your skin. The silky lather of each bar will encircle the dirt and germ particles, and gently remove them from your skin, without stiripping your skin!
So, we officially founded Mel's Soap Shop in 2018 after realizing there was a huge need for skin-loving soap products in the marketplace, one that does more than clean your skin. We listened to our friends and family discuss their own personal skin issues time and time again, and after asking them to give our bars "a shot", they all returned with shocked expressions and joyous testimonies!
Our Soaps are made using quality ingredients and by hand to ensure each bar is created with only the best. They are soft, smooth, and have a luxurious quality which is felt by our customers long after their shower!!
Many of our Soaps contain Fragrance Oils, Essential Oils, or a combination of both.
Our Soaps are
Sulfate Free, Paraben Free, Preservative Free and Gluten Free
Cruelty Free - All Soaps are tested on us first!!
Almost all of our Soaps are Vegan friendly - Occasionally we will use an animal by-product in our Soap, be sure to check the ingredient list, or reach out to us with questions or concerns.
Our Soaps are made one at a time and in small batches. We also cut, store and package all of our Soap by hand and we never outsource. Because our soaps are handmade and hand cut, each bar can vary in size slightly and each batch can vary in color slightly. No two are ever the same!!
The approximate weight of the Soap is listed on all packaging and is based on the smallest bar from the same batch.
As always, send us a message, call or email us if you have any questions or concerns!
We LOVE to hear from YOU!
Love always, Mel
Melissa Blanton, Founder
**We do not make any claims our Soaps heal or cure any skin problems, we are not Doctors, nor medically educated to any degree.
We only speak to the positive experiences we have found on our path to healthier skin and a healthier lifestyle.**