Our History:

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For over 40 YEARS, Sappo Hill has been making all natural, vegetable oil soaps according to traditional methods. First from an Ashland, Oregon kitchen, later from a garage and today in an actual grown-up building; every batch and every bar is still kettle-made and cut by hand.

In the beginning (back in the day, we like to say), Sappo Hill Soaps were stirred by hand, poured into troughs, cut into cakes, then sold at country fairs or right out of the car to natural food cooperatives.

As demand for Sappo Hill soaps grew and the company moved out of the garage into a more reasonably sized building, Sappo Hill remained true to their traditional methods and pure ingredients.

Sappo Hill's traditional kettle process carefully blends Non-GMO, food grade oils of sustainable palm and coconut for their rich, skin moisturizing glycerin. Each cake is hand-crafted, wire-cut, air-dried and aged to create a long-lasting soap of exceptional mildness; proudly made fresh daily right here in Ashland, Oregon, USA.

This small-batch, time-consuming, and personal process is no longer used by most American soap makers as most soaps nowadays are made by automated machines.  Many soaps are outsourced over borders and overseas.  Still other companies source their soap from a central soap making company, then sell under their own label.

The characteristically round bars of Sappo Hill Soaps are produced without the use of animal products or testing. Packaging is minimal and as environmentally friendly as possible.

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