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Soap & Paper began back in 2001 with a curiosity for making soap the old-fashioned way. Soapmaking is an incredibly laborious, painstaking craft: You must have patience, knowledge, and tenacity. It’s difficult, but it’s also one of the most rewarding crafts on the planet and we fell in love. 

In the beginning, making soap was a “late night” affair with a little vodka and some good tunes. Lisa would wake up in the morning and run downstairs to lift the wool blanket off the soap to see how it all turned out. It was like Christmas Morning every day. We have since grown out of Lisa's basement but our passion and our mission are the same as they were 16 years ago...

OUR MISSION: To formulate using the finest, most natural ingredients sourced within the USA, and if possible, locally. To design the most beautiful packaging, keeping in mind the earth and limiting waste. To purchase from reliable and honest suppliers within the USA, and if possible, locally. 

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It’s interesting to look back, to use the painstaking craftsmanship of soap making as a metaphor for who we are. Because S&P has been (and still is) an incredible place of learning, mistake-making, loving, laughing (and sometimes crying…). We always strive for natural, beautiful formulations that are giving and nurturing to the skin; fragrances that evoke emotion and energy; and packaging that is unique, artful and inspiring. 

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Whether it’s opening a deliciously fragranced tube of green tea hand cream, lighting one of our Roland Pine candles, or slipping into a warm bath with a glass of rosé and our jasmine bubble bath, we hope that for you, Soap & Paper is still like Christmas Morning (or your birthday, or Kwanza, or Hanukkah…) every single day…