for pacific northwest skin (and those who like to cuddle it)

soggyfrog soap and studio

All our soaps and goodies are handmade on Bainbridge Island, WA, where we seek out the finest quality ingredients from as close to home as is reasonable.  Every single artisan soap is formulated in small batches (oftentimes, very small batches) and from scratch with an entirely unique recipe depending on the ‘style’ or ‘purpose’ of  the bar we are looking to create (sometimes playful,  or earthy,  or rich,  or simple…). The same goes for all our body products.

All our products are thoroughly tested on hairy husbands, our rambunctious children, ourselves and our friends and relatives willing to loan their bodies for freebies! We of course do not test on animals. That is just wrong. In fact, our products intended for animals are first tested on humans!

Apart from its straightforward ‘goodness’, a bar of our handmade, artisan soap is a piece of ‘practical’ art you can get wet and rub all over yourself everyday (try that with a Matisse)!!

A LITTLE LUXURY FOR THE EVERY DAY

 We begin each new recipe with a blend of foundation ingredients that may include coconut, palm kernel, olive, lard, and castor oils in varying ratios and combinations. Next, we balance the recipe with specifically chosen additions such as rice bran, soya bean, sweet almond, apricot kernal, jojoba, grapeseed, and butters such as cocoa, shea and mango. We calculate our recipes to leave just the right amount of un-reacted fats and butters in the finished soap thus creating an entirely unique formulation for each and every soap bar. Finally,

YOU’RE ALREADY WET ANYWAY

We then blend these oils and butters with a base pure water or milk  (like fresh goat milk, buttermilk or coconut) or more exotic fluids like beer! Real tufts of raw tussah silk are often dissolved into the base before the alchemy is complete (love the contribution of the silk proteins on skin).  From here, as many or as few additives as desired are added.  Botanicals, colours, micas, clays, fruit and vegetable purees, exfolients, and of course fragrances and essential oils create soaps styles as complex and interesting and scrumptious as the people who love them!

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Products which touch our skin, our loved ones and our environment should be carefully researched and thoughtfully sourced and of the very highest quality.

Kristen

One can,  and should,  have luxury and a little sensory indulgence in the everyday items that are a part our lives.

Owner/Artisan