Our story

I'm Juliana, the founder of Amherst Soaps, and the soapmaker behind the scenes.

 

This soapy adventure started in the kitchen of my one bedroom apartment, as I trialed a new craft for the students in my Home Economics club. The kids loved it, and so did I! Several batches later I found myself in quite the situation: teacher by day, soap queen by night.

Amherst Soaps are handmade in small batches, designed with care, and every bar is unique.

Gentle

Our soaps are so popular because they are incredibly gentle, even on sensitive skin. We rely on high superfat levels, which is the amount of unreacted oil in each bar, to lock in moisture and keep skin soft and supple.

We strive to create soaps that work with all skin types, from newborn to mature. Whether you're looking for a scented soap gift or searching for a soap that leaves a silky feel, we have the soap for you!

 

simple

No mysteries here! Simple, natural ingredients are at the heart of all our soaps.

All of our soap is handmade in small batches, meaning we have great control over our quality. We use only reputable supplies and we source locally whenever possible.

Sourcing ingredients locally gives us confidence in their quality, supports our local farmers, and enmeshes us into our community.

 
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