The Soap Works is proud to be family-run and independent for over 30 years. And that pride comes from the fact that our passion for our community, the environment and our customers is as strong today as it was on day one.

Soap Works is proudly located in Woodbridge, ON. As a 3rd generation family-run business, we take great pride in manufacturing all our products right here in Ontario.

Where We Started

The Soap Works was founded in 1982 by two friends, Bob and Mike, who were irritated (in more ways than one) by the low-quality, mass-market soaps being sold to Canadians. So, they decided to do something about it. Using all-natural, biodegradable ingredients, the brothers set out to make products that were as kind to people’s skin as they were to Mother Nature. And three generations later The Soap Works is a lot bigger, but Andy, Matt and the family still have the same passion—and purpose—as day one.

What We Stand For

From the simple act of caring for our customers skin, to respecting our community and environment, we try to make the lives of those around us nicer every day. Whether that happens through the thoughtful way we choose our soaps’ ingredients, our commitment to having a small environmental footprint or the fact that we emphasize the family in family-run business, we feel strongly that each part of our work is a chance to be good to the world.

Our Environmental Commitment

From the very beginning, being eco-friendly has been at the heart of The Soap Works. We’ve always been proud of the fact that when you purchase and use a bar of our soap, you never have to throw anything away, and our soap naturally degrades into the ecosystem. It may seem small, but when something matters to us and our customers, there’s no detail that isn’t worth refining.

Visit our FAQ page for more details about our environmental and sustainability efforts.

Our Process

The process of making every Soap Works product starts with high-quality, all-natural ingredients that are selected to meet a specific skincare need. From there, we use mill processes, hot processes and cold processes to saponify the ingredients, carefully adjusting our methods to preserve the soaps’ benefits and make sure our customers’ skin is left cleansed, soothed and free from irritation.

Our products use minimal packaging, are completely biodegradable, never tested on animals and use only RSPO certified sustainable palm oil.