8 St. Louis-Based Soap and Cleaning Product Makers

 In Culture, Guide

Keeping hands washed has risen to the forefront of our minds this spring. But really, isn’t any time a good time to wash your hands, clean your surroundings and stay healthy??? Here are eight St. Louis-area companies producing high-quality soaps and cleaning supplies.

[Editor’s note: At the time this story was published, these eight local makers offered options for delivery as well as curbside and store pick up. However, please contact the retailers directly to learn more about up-to-the-minute purchasing and delivery options and any special offers.]

8 St. Louis-Based Soap and Cleaning Product Makers

Image courtesy of Local Harvest Grocery.

Better Life
This outstanding local cleaning product company makes natural all-purpose cleaning sprays, detergents, wipes and more. Its products are proudly biodegradable and dye-free, using plant-derived ingredients and scents. Better Life offers free shipping on orders over $35, and you can find its goods on shelves at grocery stores too, including Zee Bee Market on South Grand and Local Harvest Grocery in Tower Grove. A bonus: Local Harvest offers bottled Better Life products and refill dispensers for those who prefer to reuse their bottles.

Kind Soap
Kind Soap makes high-quality handmade soaps and skin care products to address everything from dry skin and acne to body odor and itchy scalps. Stay tuned … this Webster Groves company will be launching a line of hand sanitizers and disinfectant sprays soon. 

Soap specialist Herbaria offers more than 60 varieties of bar soap, all made at its storefront on The Hill, with scents like coffee, ginger, chai spice, evergreen, lavender licorie and mojito. It also offers shampoo bars, deodorants, laundry soap, moisturizers and even dog care products. Online orders over $49 receive free shipping

By its own description, Sammysoap is “a job creation machine for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities disguised as the world’s best soap company.” But it goes well beyond soap, offering bath salts, skin care products and pet care products. When you buy six bars of this all natural, toxin-free soap either in the Kirkwood shop or online, you get the seventh bar free. For online orders, shipping is free if you spend $75.

8 St. Louis-Based Soap and Cleaning Product Makers

Image courtesy of Maven.

Seed Geeks
More than just a garden supply company, Seed Geeks produces handcrafted soaps available for online orders, at Local Harvest Grocery in Tower Grove and at the newly opened Tale to Table specialty grocery shop in Maplewood. The 100 percent natural ingredients range from goat milk to avocado to coffee grounds to raw honey, and it always uses the finest essential oils for fragrance.

Get Leighed Cosmetics
Our monthly Three St. Louis Artisans on the Rise column recently featured Get Leighed Cosmetics, Evelyn Leigh’s black-owned, inclusive cosmetics brand making natural beauty and bath products. (Right now, locals get free shipping on online orders with the code “STL.”)

Heartland Fragrance 
Woman-owned, botanical-based bath and body product shop Heartland Fragrance emphasizes luxury in its handmade soaps. From the alien duck toys to the sparkleberry exfoliating loofa to the amber and orchid olive oil bars, there’s something here for every member of the family. Heartland offers free shipping on orders over $100 from its website and is also sold at shops around St. Loius, including Urban Matter in Botanical Heights.

Hand-crafted soap and body product shop Maven offers an anti-microbial line of gels, soaps, sprays and lotions—along with fun bar soaps like Happy Hipster, My Boyfriend’s T-shirt, Kill It With Kindness and Don Draper—both online and at its downtown Maplewood brick and mortar.

Featured image courtesy of Herbaria.

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