With so many new — and plenty of familiar! — faces around here, we wanted to take a moment to share the story and mission behind Bend Soap Company. Here’s a little back-story to fill you in on where Bend Soap Company started and what’s happened over the years, as written by our Co-Founder, Marilee.
Watching a child suffer is so hard. As Dwight and I watched our son struggle with his eczema, we searched for a product that would help with his pain and itching. When no product was found in the stores, our research led us back to our very own farm.
We learned that fresh goat milk was rich in nutrients. Looking at our goats, we wondered… Could soap made with this milk be the answer to our son’s eczema
True, there were already plenty of soaps to choose from, but we discovered they are laced with toxins and junk! The more labels we read, the more we felt like lab rats who were slowly being poisoned.
“We need a pure soap!” Dwight proclaimed.
Keeping the ingredients simple and pure, he handcrafted his own bar.
Each day our son soaked in a bath of this pure, nutrient-rich soap, and before we knew it, his pain and itching were gone! We were so encouraged by the results, we made more soap and shared it with family, friends, bank tellers... Anyone who was interested.
The word spread and people started asking for more, and more soap. A small family farm business began and the soap was sold at craft shows up and down the west coast.
Wherever we went we always had travel soaps to share. Soon more natural products joined the soaps as we worked to provide natural solutions for more of our skincare needs.
The soap has not changed over the years, for its all-natural goodness is precious. As we grow, we choose not to compromise on the quality of the ingredients, for what goes on our skin is too great of importance to be careless.
To those who give our products a try, we hope you enjoy. It is our mission to make these products available to all. We want you to LOVE your skin… One bar at a time!
Welcome to the Bend Soap Co. family!