My Grandma Made Soap

Did your grandma use to make soap? Mine did. She lived on a small farm and made lye soap with lard. I remember this soap very well: it was a huge tan cube that did not smell very pleasantly. The only thing going for it was that it washed clothes really well. You could remove the toughest stains with grandma's lye and lard soap.

When skin allergies inspired me to make my own soap, memories of grandma's soap came flooding in. Her legacy lives on through the products I create for Smoky Mountain Soaps, but I can assure you our soaps smell a whole lot better. We use plant-based oils, essential oils and carefully curated fragrance oils.

For sensitive skin, we have put together a fragrance-free, dye-free product line. This mild and gentle collection smells like natural, pure soap.

Many people like to find out more about their ancestors. I know I am one generation removed from a homesteader who made her own soap. As such, I feel proud and humbled at the same time to produce bath and body products for others to enjoy.