Make your bath time even better with one small item — natural soaps, for those of us who prefer chemical-free products. While you won’t find these natural bars in the aisles of any big box stores, I rounded up a list of local soapmakers that are easy to find throughout the Charlotte area. Check them out:
Curly Girl Bath Soaps
Curly Girl carries a wide variety of soap scents — 20 to be exact, and even one for dogs that boasts keeping fleas, mosquitoes and other insects away from your furry friend.
CleanLine Soap Company
After three years of making soap and testing recipes, owner Jessica Guptill started CleanLine Soap Company, where she creates cold-process goat milk soaps in beautiful colors and unique scents like Raspberry Lemonade, Fire Fruit and Pacific Waters.
Small Beauty Keys
Small Beauty Keys has a freestanding space in the 7th Street Public Market and their products are sold throughout Charlotte, too. Their motto is “handmade with love” and each eco-friendly bar includes ingredients you can actually pronounce. Check out their mini soaps for baby shower and wedding favors too.
Kitsch and Fancy
These dazzling soaps include out of the ordinary scents like Bergamot-Sandalwood and Lemongrass Green Tea. Plus, they come with eye-catching labels (think polka dots and colorful daisies).
Faery Kiss Naturals
Theresa Neumayer, founder of Faery Kiss Naturals, has a certification in skin care and an associate’s degree in applied science and now applies this education to her handcrafted products. Her soaps include avocado oil and shea butter and can be found in boutiques like PaperSkyscraper and businesses in Gastonia including Zoe’s Coffee Café, The Hive Gifts and The Schiele Museum.
Photo: Simone McDowell