Welcome to Townsend Bay Soap Company!
We make fine, handmade bar soap and products for bath and body, beautifully scented with pure essential oils or fine fragrance oils.
Located in the beautiful Victorian seaport of Port Townsend, Washington, we are a family-run company, making all of our products by hand and testing them only on family and friends.
Watch this video to see how we do it.
How we started
My great-grandmother used to make bread twice a week, grow her own vegetables, and make soap for her husband and their nine children. Such tasks, plus many more, were simply a routine part of her life as a homesteader in California's Mother Lode gold country back in the late 1800s.
Today at Townsend Bay Soap Company, the soap ingredients are finer and our methods more streamlined than those of my great-grandmother, but the basic concept is exactly the same. Our soaps are made entirely by hand, in small batches, using the best ingredients we can find, and are allowed to cure for one month. At the end of that time, we have beautiful bars of soap that are nutrient-rich, help soften skin, and provide wonderful fragrance and lather.
A few years ago our daughter joined the fold with a line of fine and gentle bath and body products. Just as each bar of our soap is handcrafted with care, using pure essential oils and fine fragrance oils, so is each item in our bath and body line.
Compared to the days of my great-grandmother, it's a whole new and very exciting bath and body world!
~ Carol, Townsend Bay Soap Company Founder