Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite Handmade Soaps

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. Check out upcoming Top Ten themes on Jana’s blog and go here to see what others have on their Top Ten Tuesday lists!

This week’s theme is a non-bookish freebie. I can share about whatever I want! Today I’m going to give some love to some of my favorite places to get good handmade soap. There may not be ten of them, but they’re all top-notch.

Louisiana Sunshine Soap Company

Louisiana Sunshine Soap Company is local to me, and offers soaps in a wide variety of scents. A lot of them are Louisiana-themed, and Marion makes use of a lot of local ingredients – as her site says, “Louisiana sea salt from Avery Island; sugar from sugar cane grown and processed in Louisiana; corn silk from non-GMO and pesticide-free corn grown near Baton Rouge; corn meal ground in Denham Springs, LA; rice powder from rice grown in Louisiana.” She offers a selection of all natural soaps, as well as sugar scrubs, bath soaks, and a few other specialty items. Some of my favorite scents that she offers include La Louisiane Sea Salt, LSU – The Smell of Victory, Autumn Leaves, Gin & Tonic, and one of my most favorites, Cranberry Balsam. It’s available around Christmas, and it is worth stocking up on!


Live.Simple is based in Ohio. Emily lives on a farm, where she raises goats (yes, she makes goat’s milk soap!) and makes soap, candles, and other bath and body treats. Her products are all natural and all good. My favorite soap scent that she makes is Live.Simple.Latte. If you’re online and you see it, snag it! It always sells out quickly. The Live.Simple.Sticks are solid lotion sticks that are easy to carry with you wherever you go.

Silk + Satin

Silk + Satin is also local to me – literally right down the road! Kendal’s selection has been growing steadily, and everything she offers is highest quality. Her body butters are outstanding, and I love her soap! Rose Quartz is probably my favorite scent, followed closely by Black Amber and Lavender.

Tanglewood Soap Company

Another Louisiana small business! I need to order more from here. The few times I’ve gotten their soap, it has been lovely. Tanglewood has a variety of scents that sounds delightful, but I like to take a chance on the mystery box! It’s a surprise every time, and I’ve never been disappointed. They also offer pet products and wax brittle in a selection of scents.

So if you’re looking for some good soap, check these places out!

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7 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite Handmade Soaps

  1. Lydia says:

    Ooh, very cool! handmade soaps seem so luxurious. 🙂

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  2. Astilbe says:

    Mystery boxes of soap sound fun.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  3. Cindy Davis says:

    The only homemade soap I have ever had was from the Amish and it smelled divine! Lovely post.

  4. These sound like they would make great gifts.

  5. This is a cool post idea! The only handmade soap I’ve ever used was made by the neighbor’s kids. 🙂

  6. Jo says:

    My friend’s family has a smallholding and they also use their goat’s milk to make soap, she gave me one for Christmas one year, it was very nice!
    My TTT:

  7. Rissi JC says:

    I’m glad to see some candles listed for one of these shops, too! I am always looking for better candles so maybe this will a place to try. 🙂 Thanks for visiting my website last week.

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