Arizona Soap Creek soaps are handcrafted in small batches using the highest quality natural ingredients available to scrub, cleanse, and moisturize your skin. All of our soaps are made using 100% vegetable oils and are scented and colored with essential oils, fragrance oils, exfoliating herbs, spices, and natural colorants. Each soap is carefully crafted and hand cut creating slight variations in size and color that are considered unique natural traits of the soap. Treat yourself right and enjoy Arizona Soap Creek soaps by themselves or with a friend!
Handmade is Better
Arizona Soap Creek soaps are made using the cold process soap making technique which, simply, combines melted fats (vegetable oils) with lye (sodium hydroxide) to create a chemical reaction called saponification, otherwise known as soap!
Our handmade cold processed soaps contain glycerin, a natural by-product of the soap making process, which helps draw moisture to the skin. In addition, we use a technique called super-fatting where extra beneficial oils, such as jojoba, wheatgerm, Vitamin E, or sweet almond oil (to name a few), are added at the end of the soap batch and suspended in the soap as it hardens. Super-fatting the soap in this way creates an emollient soap bar that helps your skin retain moisture.
Our soap company is nestled in northern Arizona in the beautiful mountain town of Flagstaff, the gateway to the Grand Canyon. Flagstaff is home (and home away from home) to many Grand Canyon and Colorado River adventurers that travel through the infamous area by foot and boat.
Arizona Soap Creek got its name from a small, well-known regional creek that flows into the Colorado River in Grand Canyon thus creating a white water rapid by the same name. The creek was originally named in the 1870’s when Jacob Hamblin, a legendary scout exploring the area, caught a badger near the creek and cooked it in a kettle of water to make stew. The next morning the kettle was full of soap! The fat from the badger had combined with the alkaline (lye) water from the creek and created soap suds. To this day, the creek and white water rapid are both named Soap Creek.