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Kettle Soap - Natural/Certified Organic*/VEGAN Formulas for both skin and hair.





Kettle Soaps are nature's gift to skin. Deep cleansing with gentle, non-drying lather leaves your skin soft and moisturized.  

Availability of varieties can occasionally vary due to soap-maker whim. :)

All soaps make excellent shampoo bars. 

  • Soaps are made with organic and natural botanical oils with no artificial substances. *See Notes from the Abbey for more on this.
  • All soaps are vegan except the goat milk varieties.
  • Itching skin will be in your past.
  • Extra lotion is usually unnecessary.
  • Coloration is achieved with botanical herb and plant extracts.  No synthetic dyes. 
  • Soaps are versatile: Use same bar for face, body, or hair.
  • Essential oils provide powerful skin benefits beyond cleansing. 
  • No preservatives. No parabens. No lauryl sulfate. No petroleum compounds.

NOTE from margaret: Our Simply Soap and Just Goats bars are for those with sensitive skin and fragrance sensitivity. These offerings were motivated by the needs of a dear friend enduring cancer chemotherapy and was hypersensitive to any fragrance. If you know of such a person, send us a note and I would be personally honored to send a gift of one of these bars -- in your name -- to someone facing a similar challenge.

My friend lost her battle with cancer. She is missed. 

Soap descriptions are listed below. Certified organic formulas marked with an *.

Average size of bars: 4.5 - 5.5 ounces / 135-165 g.

  • Activated Charcoal & Tea Tree Drawing Soap* -  VEGAN - Benefits of above with tea tree essential oil. Excellent for clarifying skin, post exercise, or oily skin. 
  • Bay Rum* - VEGAN - Classic subtle spice mix favored by both men and women. Emotionally calming essential oils include clove bud, cinnamon, patchouli, cedarwood, and sweet orange oil.  FYI: Research has said that a subtle fragrance of cinnamon causes others to view you as slimmer than you are.  Truly.  (See Geranium Beauty Bar for the other aroma persuasion from this study.)
  • Blood Orange* - VEGAN - Fresh and clean with skin nourishing Vitamin C.  Firmer bar makes it longer lasting. 
  • Breathe Easy Bar* - VEGAN Eucalpytus Spearmint.  Feel better as you inhale the beneficial essential oils as you wash. This shower soap is filled with essential oils of eucalyptus, spearmint, peppermint, frankincense, rosemary, lemon, and thyme.  Rub a little extra into the bottom of your feet. Pat dry to retain light layer of oils on skin.
  • Castile* -  It is difficult to find a castille soap that is made from high quality ingredients, but this is one. The ultimate simple soap for for sensitive skin provides gentle cleansing that is kind to your skin and leaves it feeling refreshed. No fragrance.
  • Chamomile Neroli* - VEGAN - Skin soothing aloe with essential oil complex of chamomile and neroli to soothe skin and spirit.
  • Cherry Sandalwood* - VEGAN - Sandalwood is considered nature's gift to skin. Non-irritating, soothing, and mentally calming. 
  • Geranium Beauty Bar* - VEGAN - Geranium essential oil is a classic soothing, renewing, beautiful skin ingredient.  This soap also contains uplifting grapefruit essential oil whose fragrance, research tells us, makes others perceive you as younger.  Truly. I am not making this up. (See Bay Rum bar for the other finding in this study.
  • Green Lavender* - VEGAN - Essential oils of lavender and evergreen fir needle make this a powerful skin repair soap. This two tone bar is especially liked by men.  A very popular offering. 
  • Hibiscus Exfoliating Bar* - VEGAN - Hibiscus powder adds gentle exfoliation with soothing aloe and uplifting sweet orange essential oil. 
  • Honey Butter* - VEGAN - Gentle ultra-moisturizing skin therapy full of shea butter and sunflower oil. Honey is an often overlooked skin care gift from nature.  No fragrance except the gentle aroma of honey.
  • Just Goats* - Goat Milk Soap Unscented - Simple, softening, no fragrance or essential oils to soothe sensitive skin. Helpful for chemotherapy or radiation therapy patients who are sensitive to chemicals or fragrance. 
  • Lavender Oats* - VEGAN - Soothing oatmeal and lavender essential oil within a fresh creamy goat milk formula make a repair bar that is extra gentle to irritated skin. Wonderful for children. 
  • Lemongrass* - VEGAN - Nature's stress relief. It brings relief to itching feet and skin irritations. Good for oily skin and post exercise. It's deodorizing properties are appreciated by athletes, and its fragrance is appealing to both men and women. Sportsmen find it can be useful in the field.
  • Orange Patchouli VEGAN - Patchouli is a premier skin repair essential oil. It's mellow fragrance is enhanced with citrus and makes this popular with men. 
    •  Patchouli* - VEGAN - Organic creamy shea butter w/ skin soothing white clay. Earthy but sweet patchouli essential oil.
    • Mandarin Ylang* - VEGAN - Subtle mandarin citrus blends well with ylang ylang essential oil.
    • Rhassoul Detoxifying Bar* - VEGAN - Creamy shea butter and healthy aloe are joined with Moroccan clay that deep cleans skin and hair.  This is a wonderful cleanser that leaves skin so smooth. 
      • Rosemary & Thyme* - VEGAN - A cornucopia of skin care essential oils: Lavender, rosemary, patchouli, lemongrass, and cloves. Chlorophyll functions as an antioxidant for glowing skin, as well as deodorizing to absorb odors. Currently unavailable. 
      • Serenity* - VEGAN - Emotionally calming vanilla, chamomile, and lavender.  Flecks of vanilla bean and chamomile flowers provide gentle exfoliation beneftis. 
      • Simply Soap* VEGAN - Simple, unscented.  Only four ingredients for sensitive skin. Formulated especially for chemotherapy patients. 
      • SUPER SHEA* - VEGAN - Super emollient with extra shea butter and olive oil for a rich bar that keeps skin moisturized. Excellent shave bar, facial bar, and kind to sensitive skin. Fragrance free. 
      • Tea Tree* - VEGAN - Australian tea tree oil is renowned for distressed skin. Less well known is cajeput, from the same family which adds to beneficial effects. Any soap with tea tree and cajeput make excellent shampoo bars for healthy scalp. 
      • T*H*E* Soap* - VEGAN*Tea Tree Essential Oil, *Hemp Oil, *Eucalyptus Essential Oil. First aid kit in a bar and an essential for hunters, campers, and all outdoor folks subject to scratches and irritations. An all in one excellent skin, hair, and scalp bar.  A powerful synergy of natural oils moisturize and repair skin and scalp. Warming cajeput, along with tea tree and eucalyptus, is a first aid kit oil. 
      • Vanilla Bean Goats Milk Soap* - Any goat milk soap is guaranteed to be smooth and gentle. This soap is subtle and favored by men as well as women, not to mention children. Vanilla is one of the most calming and soothing scents-- think baking sugar cookies.  Vanilla turns very dark during the soap making process which is why this soap is dark brown, almost black. The interior is often a very light, well, vanilla color. Wonderful. 

        Made with organic & natural oils, herbal extracts, essential oils. Face. Hair. Body. Gentle. Non-drying. 

        Naturally friendly soap ingredients!

        Click on an ingredient for more information.

        Shea Butter Black Shea Butter Soap Yogurt Milk / Goat Milk Oatmeal Sea Salt Aloe Coconut Oil/Olive Oil Hemp Oil Essential Oils in Soap

        Shea Butter

        • One of the most beneficial skin care ingredient available in soap.
        • Shea butter is the fatty substance extracted from the nuts of the Karite Tree -Vitellaria paradoxa (formerly Butyrospermum parkii) - that grows in the savannah regions of West Africa.
        • Gentle enough for babies and soothes skin and diaper rash.
        • Contains vitamins A, E, K, fatty acids, and antioxidants.
        • Restores hydration to smooth skin.
        • Helpful for razor irritation and bumps.
        • Softens tough skin on feet and heels. Helps reduce appearance of distressed skin.
        • Excellent for hair and scalp.
        • Readily absorbed by skin.


          • For face or body.
          • Enhanced gentle exfoliation due to lactic acid content. Washing dead surface cells down the drain leaves skin softer and smoother.
          • Enhanced surface exfoliation allows greater penetration of skin care ingredients whether present in the soap itself or from application of subsequent serums, lotions, or creams.
          • Skin care properties include zinc to enhance clarity of skin whether it occurs on your face or body.
          • Properties in yogurt make this soap especially refreshing after a workout.

          Milk / Goat Milk

          • Famous since Cleopatra first bathed in milk.
          • Goat milk contains enhanced moisturizing capric-capryllic triglycerides, zinc, fats, and Vitamins A and D.
          • Milk provides a pH level closest to skin.
          • Especially gentle for even the most sensitive skin.
          • Less drying or irritating for those who bear the burden of skin irritations.
          • Lactic acid content provides gentle exfoliation to shed itchy surface skin cells.


          • Oatmeal is one of nature's most soothing skin care ingredients.
          • Especially soothing for itchy skin. 
          • Gentle exfoliation for smoother skin.

          Sea Salt

          • Contains skin nourishing minerals: magnesium, zinc, calcium, potassium, and iodine.
          • Deep cleans pores and removes surface toxins.
          • Relaxing. 
          • Physical exfoliation from grains for scrubbing. (Never rub over face.)


          • Aloe is well known as a skin soothing agent.
          • Aloe in soap provides benefits dry, flaky skin without sensitivity that often results from more concentrated forms.
          • Contains 19 amino acids to moisturize and enhance appearance. 
          • Aloe promotes a clean, healthy scalp. 
          • Honey is in nature's first aid kit and provides extra moisturizing properties
          • Gentle on hard working hands.

          Coconut Oil / Olive Oil

          • High levels of vitamins A and E, and other antioxidants.
          • High moisturizing properties keep skin smooth and supple.
          • Natural ability to help damaged skin.

            Hemp Oil

            • Rich in essential fatty acids, including Omega -3 and Omega 6, which provide moisture to skin to keep it soft and supple. Gamma linoleic acids promotes soft, healthy skin.
            • Excellent hair and scalp moisturizing properties. 

            Essential Oils in Soap

            Almost all essential oils are refreshing with skin friendly repair in soap, and help in the control of body odor.  While they are the most costly ingredients in any soap preparation, their properties enhance the benefits already inherent in the soaps.

            Some of the most useful essential oils for soap formulas:

            Lavender. Well known to calm and soothe the spirit. Relieves stress, anxiety, and tension. Soothing for distressed  skin.

            Tea Tree. Tea tree is very herbal yet is considered uplifting. It is well-known help for troubled skin.

            Eucalyptus. Eucalyptus can be grounding and up-lifting. It sometimes helps reduce excess oiliness if used as a facial soap. Inhalation helps clear sinuses. 

            Lemongrass. Lemongrass is one of nature's stress relievers. It is commonly used for oily and distressed skin. It is refreshing to use after a workout.  Many golfers and sports folks use it for its insect repellent properties.

            Rosemary. Nature's fine-tuning knob. When you need a mood adjustment, are feeling a bit down, or need to be more alert, rosemary brings mental balance. Rosemary is excellent for itchiness and many skin troubles. NOTE: Rosemary essential oil should NOT be used by pregnant women or anyone who suffers from epilepsy.

            Patchouli. The Age of Aquarius essential oil. Patchouli is an essential oil aroma that one seems to either love or hate, but in soap, it is mild to the spirit. In soap it is calming, relaxing, and is said to enhance happiness. It is excellent for very dry skin. It is gentle enough to be useful on troubled skin and often helpful for soothing foot issues.

            Peppermint. Peppermint is a wonderful morning wake up call as it is refreshing and stimulating. It helps relieve invigorate your body and brings relief when inhaled.  

            Spearmint. Spearmint is light, calming, and relaxing, used often to uplift the spirit from mental fatigue. It has a much lighter aroma than many oils. Inhalation of its vapors soothes. 


            • Any of the soaps may be used for skin, face, or hair. Choose a bar for individual needs. All are gentle and moisturizing.
            • Some soaps have sea salt or herbal additions. Rubbed directly on skin provides a little extra exfoliation.
            • If using as a face soap, develop the lather in your hands before applying to face.
            • Soap will last longer if allowed to dry out between use. Avoid storing your soap where shower water hits it continuously.
            • Remember that these are hand-made and occasionally soaps will still be slightly soft. Allow soap to cure in the air to firm it up.
            • Soap does not get "old." Soap will lose water (but not its moisturizing properties) and may tend to shrink a little in size. The fragrance may slightly diminish with time. The upside is that older bars last longer.
            • Be frugal: Collect all your small pieces of soap in a soap sack to coalesce into a usable size. This will squeeze every last bubble out of the soap. Literally.


            • All soaps are all natural.
            • Natural and organic botanical oils, butters, herbs, and extracts. Colors are natural earth clays.
            • Fragrances are all natural essential oils and fragrance oils.
            • No preservatives. No parabens. No lauryl sulfate. No petroleum compounds.

            -Activated Charcoal & Tea Tree Drawing Soap* - VEGAN - Organic Olive Oil, Dist Water, Coconut Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Organic Palm Oil, Organic Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter, Activated Charcoal. -Bay Rum* - VEGAN - Olive Oil, Water, Coconut Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Organic Palm Oil, Organic Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter, Essential Oils of: Orange, Patchouli, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Leaf, Amyris, Cedarwood, and Anise; Rosehip Powder, Annatto Powder.  -Blueberry Cobbler -VEGAN - Organic Olive Oil, Dist. Water, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter), Dist. Water, Sodium Hydroxide, Sea Salt, Avena sativa (Oats), Earth Clay, Natural fragrance extract, Rosmarinus officinalis Leaf Extract. -Breathe Easy Morning Bar - VEGANOlive Oil, Water, Coconut Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Organic Palm Oil, Shea Butter, Essential Oils of: Eucalyptus, Mentha piperita (Peppermint), Boswellia carterii (Frankincense), Citrus limon (Lemon), Rosmarinus officinalis, and Thymus vulgaris. - Geranium Beauty Bar* - VEGANOlive Oil, Water, Coconut Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Organic Palm Oil, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter, Grapefruit and Geranium Essential Oils, Organic Aloe Concentrate, Kaolin Clay and Rosehip Powder. - Gingergrass Warming Bar* - VEGAN - Olive Oil, Water, Coconut Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Organic Palm Oil,  Shea Butter, Neem Oil, Neem Extract, and essential oils of Cymbopogon flexuosis Lemongrass), Cymbopogon Citratus (Gingergrass), and Pelargonium graveolans (Geranium). -Honey Butter -VEGAN - Organic Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Dist. Water, Organic Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter), Sodium Hydroxide, Avena sativa (crushed oats), Organic honey, Rosmarinus officinalis Leaf Extract. -Lavender Oats* - Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Water, Sodium Hydroxide, Organic Palm Oil, Fresh Goat Milk, Shea Butter, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) Essential Oil, Avena sativa (Oats). -Lemongrass* -VEGAN - Olive Oil, Water, Coconut Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Organic Palm Oil, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter, Cymbopogon flexuosus (Lemongrass) Essential Oil, Cymbopogon flexuosus Herb. -Oatmeal Spice* - VEGAN -Organic Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Dist. Water, Organic Coconut Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, finely ground oats, Honey, Essential oils of Syzygium aromaticum (Clove), Cinnamomum cassia; Rosmarinus officinalis Leaf Extract.  -Patchouli* - VEGAN - Olive Oil, Water, Coconut Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Organic Palm Oil, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter, Pogostemon cablin (Patchouli) Essential Oil, Kaolin Clay, Iron Oxide.  -Peppermint Grass* - VEGAN - Organic Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Dist. Water, Organic Coconut Oil, Sodium Hydroxide. Organic essential oils of Mentha peperita (Peppermint); Organic Wheat Grass, Organic Barley Grass, Mentha peperita (Peppermint) Leaf, Rosmarinus officinalis Leaf Extract. -Rhassoul Detoxifying Bar* - VEGANOlive Oil, Water, Coconut Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Organic Palm Oil, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter, Rhassoul Clay and Organic Aloe barbadensis.-Rosemary & Thyme - VEGAN - Organic Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Dist. Water, Organic Coconut Oil, Sodium Hydroxide. Organic essential oils of Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender), Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary), Pogstemeon cablin (Patchouli), Cymbopogon flexuosis (Lemongrass), Thymus officinalis (Thyme); Eugenia caryophylatta (Clove Bud); Chlorophyll, Organic Syzygium aromaticum (Cloves), Rosmarinus officinalis Leaf Extract. -Rosemary Mint - VEGAN - Organic Elaeis guineensis (Palm) Oil, Organic Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Sodium hydroxide. Organic Olive Oil. Essential oils of Rosemarinus officinalis,̴Ì_ Boswellia carterri (Frankincense), Mentha spicata (Spearmint). Frankincense powder. Rosmarinus officinalis Leaf Powder. - Simply Soap for sensitive skin. - VEGAN - Organic (Sunflower) Oil, Organic (Coconut) Oil*, Organic Vegetable source glycerin, Rosemary Extract - Tea Tree - VEGAN - Olive Oil, Dist. Water, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter), Dist. Water, Sodium Hydroxide, Organic Palm Oil, Essential oils of Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree), Melaleuca leucadendron (Cajeput), Parsley Powder. - T*H*E* Soap - VEGAN - Olive Oil, Water, Coconut Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Organic Palm Oil, Cannabis sativa (Hemp) Oil, Organic Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter, Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Malaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) Essential Oil, Melaleuca Cajeputi (Cajeput) Essential Oil, Mentha piperita (Peppermint) Powder/Leaves. - Vanilla Goat Milk Soap Organic Olive Oil. Coconut Oil, Water, Sodium Hydroxide, Organic Palm Oil, Fresh Goat Milk, Shea Butter, Vanilla. 

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