Eagle Lake, a beautiful serene setting which inspired the name Eagle Lake Soap, is located in Central Massachusetts.

Our gentle luxurious soaps are handcrafted in small batches and contain the purest of ingredients. Each batch is unique, and all soaps are fully cured to ensure your long-lasting enjoyment.

Soap Ingredients

  Our Natural Artisan Soaps are Hand Crafted
in Small Batches
  • Pure Oils and Butters from Plant-Based Sources
  • Clean Natural Scents from Essential Oils
  • Beautiful Rich Tones from Herbal Infusions and other Natural Colorants
  • No Artificial Dyes, Synthetic Fragrances or Preservatives

Our soaps begin with one or more of these fruit, vegetable, or nut oils.

Castor Oil

Coconut Oil

Olive Oil

Palm Oil

And all are made with sodium hydroxide. (See our note below about sodium hydroxide and soap-making.) Many of our soaps also include other special enriching ingredients, such as Brazilian Rainforest butters and oils.

Labels on each bar of soap list all ingredients.

Adding natural plant-based botanical scents (essential oils) helps to refresh, stimulate or calm your skin along with giving your senses a pleasurable aromatic experience. Some of the essential oils that may be included, among others, are:

Anise

Basil

Bergamot

Black Pepper

Black Spruce

Cedar

Cedarwood

Cinnamon Leaf

Eucalyptus

Fir

Geranium

Ginger

Juniper

Lavandin

Lavender

Lemongrass

Lime

Litsea

Orange

Palmarosa

Patchouli

Peppermint

Pink Grapefruit

Rosemary

Spearmint

Tea Tree

Vanilla Oleoresin

Ylang Ylang

And to moisturize, nourish or gently exfoliate your skin, other natural ingredients may be included, such as creams, grains or oil infusions. Some examples include:

Aloe

Avocado Puree

Chamomile

Coffee

Honey

Oatmeal

Buttermilk

Coconut Milk

Goat Milk

Lye and Soap Making

Sodium hydroxide (lye) is a necessary component of soap-making. When properly mixed with a liquid (water, tea, goat milk, juice, etc.) and oils or butters, a chemical reaction called saponification occurs. Once the lye, liquid, and oils or butters combine and saponification is complete, the mixture is changed into soap and glycerin.  No lye remains in the soap.

Soap Needs to Cure

The soap making process is not complete until the soap has had time to cure, which usually takes 4 to 6 weeks and, depending on the ingredients, sometimes even longer. Curing allows the soap to harden and become milder, making a longer-lasting and more gentle bar of soap. At this stage, there’s no substitute for patience - waiting yields luxurious results when it comes to curing soap!

Caring for Your Soap

Keeping soap dry between use helps your soap last longer, and keeps it fresh.

 

A soap dish with drainage grooves helps the soap to dry, especially on the bottom, where it could become soft if left sitting on a wet surface.

 

Gently rinsing your soap before and after each use not only freshens it before the next use, but also helps it to keep it dry.

Soap Characteristics

Because our soaps are hand made, please know that even when the same recipes are used for different batches, there will be some variations in appearance, color and weight for each item.

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