The Soap Works was founded in 1982 by Bob and Mike, both of which had sensitive skin easily irritated by mass market soaps and washes. Their plan was to create soap products that wouldn’t disturb the skin or Mother Earth; and they did just that.
The Soap Works started with only several hand-cut bars and now today we offer more than 30 products, all of which use minimal packaging that keep Bob and Mike’s dream alive.
Even with our compassion and love for making soap, we have hit some bumps in the road. Most recently, we made the difficult decision of adding barcode stickers, a request which was made by several retailers. We did so using the smallest barcode labels available that would adhere to the soaps’ surface. These are recyclable in most jurisdictions and printed with vegetable-based ink.
Despite the many obstacles that come our way, hearing the feedback from our customers who have finally discovered a remedy for their skin sensitivity, has and continues to motivate us. Because that’s what Bob and Mike wanted all those years ago, was to make natural and therapeutic soap.