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Our Honest Beginnings

Our Mission           

Our mission is to help you realize healthy, radiant, beautiful skin by offering an honest, genuine, natural alternative to commercial skin care products. The inspiration for a natural skin care line came out of a heart to provide others with wholesome, detergent-free and mostly organic alternatives to chemically-laden skin care products.  From the start, our natural soaps have been formulated with the finest plant-based oils, butters, raw honey, herbs and farm fresh goat’s milk.   We pledge to continue using these excellent, pure ingredients, sourced from  growers, herbalists and beekeepers, to help you achieve your goals for healthy skin.  We feel a deep commitment, a debt of gratitude, and willingness to serve our customers.


Our daughter, Emily, picking fresh lavender

Meet the Hag

            Lynn Schapp is The Soap Hag’s owner and artisan soap maker. Her expertise lies in the ingredients used to make natural soap, which is the foundation of this natural soap company. Every single product from The Soap Hag is made by hand by Lynn, herself. Lynn takes great care in formulating natural soaps and lotions to bring the most nutritional benefit to your skin. 

Lynn and her labrador puppy, Finn

Our Process           

            We have found that making natural soap the old-fashioned, cold-process way in our kitchen, one batch at a time, ensures that the delicate nutrients in fresh goat milk, botanicals, unfiltered honey, and pure essential oils translates into meaningful nourishment for your skin. 


Billy the goat, Upstate New York in the fall


The Beginnings
            We bootstrapped The Soap Hag business while embracing the “green” lifestyle, choosing organics and the simple life for our family, home, and animals on a small farm in Upstate New York. The neighbors thought we were a little weird…you know the crunchy granola-eating type folk. But after struggling with some health issues, we found areas where we could reduce exposure to toxins in the home. We began using all natural soaps, lotions, cleaning products and bug sprays and wanted to share our effort and great results with you!

A collage of our family growing in Upstate New York.

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