Blue River Soaps

fine handmade soaps


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Blue River Soaps makes fine handmade soaps from scratch. Once you use my soaps, you won’t want to go back to the cheap ‘detergent bars’ you’ve been using. My soaps are made in my kitchen one small batch at a time, using the finest ingredients. The best soap making oils are used to insure soap that is gentle, moisturizing, long-lasting, and has a wonderful lather.

Most of my soap is made with olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, castor oil, and palm stearic. Each of these oils and butters is chosen because it contributes some benefit to the soap, such as mildness, rich lather, moisturizing, good cleansing ability, or hardness. I also use the finest fragrance oils and essential oils, soap coloring, and herbs and botanicals. I've been perfecting my recipes over the past fifteen years and think I have it just right!

I sell my products at one event each year, or contact me if you need something at another time.  Autumnfest at John A. Logan Community College in Carterville, IL, is held the second full weekend of November. Call or email for more information: (618) 924-1956



Blue River Soap bars are each wrapped individually with special care. This soap makes a wonderful gift!


Each small batch of soap is made in my kitchen. No two batches are just alike; no two bars of soap are just alike.