Earth Maiden Soap and Sundries is a small cottage soapworks in Charleston, South Carolina. We offer natural, handcrafted, all vegetable oil soaps and bath and body products, essential oil scented and fragrance free. Our soaps are hand stirred, wire cut and made in small batches to assure quality. Soapmaking is not only a science but an art. Our recipes are meticulously developed to combine luxury oils and butters that will produce a soap that feels smooth and creamy in your hands, offers a rich, luxurious lather, and leaves your skin clean and exceptionally soft.
We use the closed, double boiler system, which means that we gently warm the soap over a low heat source, stirring it periodically until it thickens. The soap is then cooled, the botanicals and essential oils are kneaded into the soap and it is pressed into molds and allowed to mellow for several days. We unmold the soap and hand cut it into bars. At this point the soap is ready to be used but we go one step further and allow it to air cure for several weeks. We find this affords us an even harder, milder soap.
We hope you enjoy our soaps as much as we enjoy making them.