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Olive Leaf Soap
is a Marengo, Illinois, handcrafted soap company that is
woman-owned and operated. We hand make our soap in our own homes
and give each batch its own individual attention. We
take pride in using the finest ingredients in producing our
handcrafted soap, including olive and coconut oils. Our oils are
“sustainable” and do not contribute to the deforestation of the
rain forest, an important consideration these days.
We strive to be
environment-friendly and provide a quality product for your
Story . . .
We discovered handcrafted soaps when we stumbled on a wonderfully
made handcrafted soap product at a local craft fair. We were amazed at
the difference in our skin--it was softer and more moist.
using the soap, we became hooked. We returned yearly to purchase
more soap for ourselves,
After a few years, it became difficult to find our favorite soap
maker and learned that she was going to stop making her soaps
to concentrate on the main family business. We were disappointed to
hear this news. However, this inspired us to look into making our
We purchased several Cold Process Soap Making books and pored over
them. We purchased the equipment needed and several varieties of
oils, fragrances, and lye and began experimenting with the recipes
found in the books. We were happy with the soaps made from most of
the recipes so we decided to give the soaps away to our friends and
family in return for their comments. Everyone was impressed with
the quality of these trial soaps. The soaps had nice fragrances,
lathered well, cleansed well, and left the skin soft.
We settled on a very basic recipe that gave us all the qualities we
desired and was the most cost friendly. We went into production in
our own kitchens and made many batches of different colors and fragrances
we could begin our adventure in the craft fair venue...and the
response has been very favorable!
Customers have requests and we try to provide what they ask for. Fragrance
Free was important to some people who have allergies to fragrances so we made
our Simply Soap bar. Another customer request was for Goat's Milk Soap. We
have begun to develop this line of soap using goat's milk right from the farm.
know you will enjoy using our soap.
After you try our soap, drop us an
email and let us know what you think.
We would love to hear from you!
There have been
visits to Olive Leaf Soap
We use natural grains
Olive Oil is our
Coconut Oil adds
a nice lather
Baskets are available
for special occasions