I love to support small businesses and Rose City Suds in Gresham Oregon is a fantastic example of a small family and friends run business offering high-quality products, like their handcrafted artisan goat milk soap. Their soaps are made with tons of love and amazing luxurious ingredients. They do not use filler oils and strive to only use nourishing butters and oils that are good for not only your skin, but also the environment.
The founder of Rose City Suds, Tara, says, “Our base recipe that most of our soaps are made of includes local, fair trade goat milk, rich mango and shea butters, olive oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil, grapeseed oil, avocado oil, and castor oil. We use micas, clays, and charcoal as colorant, and only buy from reputable soap supply companies. Our fragrances come from these same companies, and I only purchase ones that are free of phthalates. Also, in my quest to be as eco friendly as possible, all of our packaging and shipping materials are recycled, recyclable, biodegradable, and/or compostable.”
You are welcome to browse available products at the Rose City Suds website HERE. Each product is meticulously handcrafted and only a certain amount of selected fragrances are created at a time. Their next launch of new products is September 4th at 5:00 pm PST, so mark your calendar and get your favorite fragrances while they last. They’ll ship directly to you and the soaps make great gifts too! I’m always looking for clean non-toxic products and these fit that criteria perfectly.
The artistic quality of these soaps is amazing to me and the amount of work involved is hard to imagine. I am proud that my niece, Carly, helps Tara with the designs, making and packaging of the artisan soaps and other products, as well as many other things. I have personally tried some of the products and they are wonderful. See some of them below.
This is “Pina Colada.” A tropical delight that combines sweet coconut, pineapple and other juicy island fruits with exotic, and delightfully fragrant tiare and plumeria flowers. Shop HERE to see if it is still available.
This is “Sweet Pea-ce.” An English garden reminiscent of hyacinth, lily of the valley, violet, and wild jasmine with a background of light herbal and musky notes. Shop HERE to see if it is still available.