Saras Soaps n Such

About Us

Sara's Soaps 'n Such began thirteen years ago when Sara was on Summer Break from Divinity School and found herself with too much spare time, too little money and an idea for inexpensive yet meaningful Christmas presents. The following Spring, someone suggested she start selling her wares, and three months later, Sara was the proud owner of a business name and a license to sell.

At the first, Sara's Soaps 'n Such offered handcrafted glycerin soaps, lotions and bath salts primarily, with an emphasis on soaps. Over time, the product line has expanded to include body butters, lip balms, bath fizzies, tub teas and, most recently, premium, luxurious handmade soaps, none less than 96% natural.

Sara's Soaps 'n Such is a fully legitimate business, licensed by the state of North Carolina and insured through the Indie Beauty Network. Sara practices cGMPs (current Good Manufacturing Practices) as outlined by the FDA and adheres to the standards set forth by the FDA (which regulates the cosmetic part of her business) and CPSC (which regulates soaps). The guidelines set forth by these agencies inform how she makes her products, has her products tested where applicable and which products SSnS carries.

In 2010, Sara's older daughter Mary created her Girly Arts Made by ME line. This line of products is made by an elementary-aged girl for elementary-aged girls. Its emphasis is on products that incorporate the glitz and glam that little girls like in handmade products, but without tripping over the line into make-up that'd make them look too grown up. This line features fun scents and flavors that appeal to little and big girls alike.

Our business philosophy is simple: Make incredible products in such a way as to have minimal environmental impact; Treat all customers with respect, courtesy and compassion; and Conduct myself and my business in accordance with the standards of my faith and ethics. I've switched to 100% post-consumer recycled and recyclable soap packaging for homemade soaps, and I reuse and/or recycle everything possible - glass bottles, packing peanuts, cardboard boxes, etc. My customers are fellow creatures created by a loving God. How could I see or treat them as any less than God does? My faith guides my life and business, and in keeping with the standards of my faith and how I understand its ethical guidelines, I conduct my business in a way that is completely abiding with the laws of the land and with the directives set forth in the Bible and in church tradition.