Handmade natural soaps, from our family to yours.
Junebug Soap Co. was started as a family project aimed at replacing the skin care products in our home with handmade, natural items. This effort began after realizing that most of the items in our linen closet and shower had ingredient lists that resembled a study-guide for a college Chemistry course: lauramidopropyl betaine, methylchloroisothiazolinone, triclosan, sodium laurel sulfate, formaldehyde, diethanolamine, etc. Further research revealed that many of these chemicals are widely believed to be harmful, some of which are known carcinogens that are easily absorbed through your skin. Instead of continuing to introduce potentially harmful chemicals to our bodies we decided to seek out natural alternatives that we could make ourselves. The end result was an assortment of items that we had enjoyed making and an invaluable peace of mind knowing that these items were made with quality, natural ingredients.
Of all the items that we made, our bar soaps provided the most creative freedom due to the countless combinations of essential oils, additives, and bases that were available. After making enough soap to bathe ourselves for the foreseeable future, we decided to take some of our products to a local craft show in hopes that our community would be as enthusiastic about our soaps as we were. Sales were slow at first but the positive response from our customers encouraged us to continue on our soap-making journey & we have been happily pouring ever since.
Our business has grown significantly since our first craft show. We've moved out of our kitchen to a small studio and have added many new products to our shop, such as moisturizing creams & lotions, organic body wash, shaving soap, after-shave cream, and many new bar soaps. We are always developing new products, exploring trends & ideas, and improving on our existing products. We love making natural skin care products and are grateful for every bar & bottle that is poured.
Our products are made with high-quality natural ingredients and contain no unnecessary chemicals, no detergents, no sulfates (SLS), no alcohol, no paraben, and are gluten-free and soy-free. We add essential oils & natural additives for fragrance, color, and skin care benefits.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our shop and read our story. We are very proud of our products at Junebug Soap Co. and we hope you will love them as much as we do. Enjoy!