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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 in 2018, 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.

What started as a hobby quickly turned into something more: a mission driven business that provides nourishing skin care products that are good for both your skin and the environment.


Amherst Soaps are handmade in small batches, designed with care, and every bar is unique. Whenever possible, we make our soaps using locally sourced ingredients. In this way we multiply the positive impact on our community by supporting our farmers and other small businesses.


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 thoughtful gift or searching for a soap that treats your skin the way it deserves, we have the soap for you!



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. Learn more about some of our amazing partners on our Suppliers page!

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