Dirty Water Soap Works

dirts in the water not on you!

About the Soap

I love to make soap!! My passion began many years ago when I first read about the benefits of hand made soap. I have gone from learning the very first and important steps to finally trying out my very first "pure Olive Oil" soap. It was ugly and smelled funny and I was not the first to try it in a practical application. Finally, one day my sister said "Give me a piece of it and I'll try it myself." I said "Are you sure?" Her reports: Other than the fact that it had no added scent it was a wonderful bar of soap. I was hooked from that point on; researching and finding new scent and essential oil blends to make it smell better, trying different oils and butters to make it firmer, testing a few minerals to make them "pretty".

As a logical progression of my passion for the art of handmade natural soaps Dirty Water Soap Works was born in the spring of 2007. I am always looking for new recipes and as a result my soaps are constantly changing with exciting new scents and imaginitive creations. I always have the tried and true formulas and favorite scents that stick around to be enjoyed year round. As well, I throw in a few seasonal scents, to mix things up.

Each batch of soap is made in small batches, hand measured, hand stirred and hand poured. Each formula used has been created and tested by myself and the review board before going up for sale.

The Studio 

These are the ingredients that could be in my products. DWSW has listed the reason for choosing the ingredient as well as the products they are used in. If you have any questions, please send an email to [email protected]

Base Oils:

Avocado Oil is said to have healing and regenerating qualities. Used in: Salt and Milk soap

Beeswax forms a protective barrier on the surface of the skin. Used in: Lip butter, lotion bar and Honey Bees and Oats Soap

Castor Oil is a humectant that attracts moisture to the skin. Also adds fluffy lather. Used in: Soap

Cocoa Butter is a soothing emollient that has been used for centuries in Africa as a skin care ingredient.  Used in: Soap, Lip Butter, Lotion Bars & Bath Bombs

Coconut Oil is a gift to the soap making industry because of its resistance to rancidity and contribution towards making a hard bar of soap with a wonderfully fluffy lather. Used in: Soap

Lanolin provides superior emolliency and protection from epidermal moisture loss. Used in: Lip Butter

Mango Butter is said to prevent drying of the skin. Used in: Lotion Bars, Salt and Milk Soaps, Bath Bombs, & Lip Butter

Sunflower Oil helps to moisturize, regenerate and condition the skin. Used in: Soap, Lip Butter, Bath Bombs & Lotion Bars

Other Ingredients:

Buttermilk Powder, Whole Milk Powder, Yogurt Powder, Honey Powder, Tocoperol (vitamin E), Essential oils, Fragrance Oils, Baking Soda, Citric Acid, Sugar, Sea Salt

Colorants: Oxides, Ultramarines, and naturally based Micas

Exfoliators: Colloidal Oatmeal, Lufah, Coconut Shell Powder, and Poppy seeds