Meet the Makers
Since 1995, our family has been carefully handcrafting all natural, scratch made soaps featuring responsibly wildcrafted and organically grown botanicals that are safe for all living things and a joy to use. To give back, at least 1% of gross sales are donated each year to environmental non-profits that closely align with our mission such as Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and Western National Parks Association, through our ongoing partnership with 1% For The Planet.
Even though they were profitable, we made a conscious decision in 2019 to discontinue our handmade shower gels due to the growing plastic waste crisis. We simply could not justify selling liquid soap in single use plastic any more when good old fashioned bar soap cleans just as well (or even better). If you want to reduce plastic waste too, one bar at a time, click here to take the pledge.
Our premium bar soaps are handmade with certified organic vegetable oils and they are moisturizing, biodegradable, cruelty free, minimally packaged, and do not contain any synthetic fragrance oils or other harmful chemicals. The sustainable organic palm oil we use is from Colombia and it's Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil certified as well as Rainforest Alliance certified.
AWSB is also certified cruelty free by the Leaping Bunny program and P.E.T.A. And we're a long time member of the Green Business Network, the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild and the Indie Business Network. We try to be mindful of every purchase we make and every action we take as we strive to support fair trade, organic, and sustainable businesses.
But what does all this mean for YOU? It means you can shop here with the freedom of knowing that everything AWSB makes is safe for you, your family, and your world.
So what are you waiting for?
TAKE A WASH ON THE WILD SIDE!®
Maggie Hanus, Soap Bartender...along with Mike, Jory, Jackie, and Cristina