About Us

The Savvy Soaperie’s “raison de vivre” is embedded in harnessing the power of nature to handcraft wholesome 100% natural, skin-loving soaps and skincare products that promote health, keep your skin naturally well-nourished, respect the flora of your skin and are kind to our planet.

We are an eco-conscious handcrafted soap and skincare small business based in Deep River, Ontario, Canada – a special place where quiet and tranquility are part of our landscape. We are river people. Our area was made and defined by freezing and thawing water movement since the early days when the ancient glaciers gouged out our valley and sculpted this “little piece of heaven”.

In Deep River, Ontario, Canada looking east across the Ottawa River with the Laurentian Mountains in the background.

Like many of you, we are inspired by the great outdoors and we make all of our products with nature’s best. We have made the important choice of NOT using any chemicals, colorants or artificial fragrances in any of our products.

What we DO use are:

  • golden cocoa butter
  • creamy white shea butter
  • purifying clays
  • organic seeds
  • organic vegetables
  • flowers such as calendula & rosehip
  • generous amounts of 100% Pure Essential Oils such as lovely lavender and geranium
  • pure plant oils such as olive, sunflower, coconut & almond
  • locally grown sun-warmed herbs like basil & lavender
  • edible plants we pick ourselves in Canada’s spectacular Laurentian Mountains

Some of our ingredients come from other parts of the world because of their unique properties. We ensure that these are sustainably produced and ethically traded. All our products are environmentally friendly and 100% biodegradable.

Nothing artificial, nothing synthetic, no GMO’s, just natural wholesome ingredients.

In addition, our products are never tested on animals. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, our 100% natural soaps and skincare products are a perfect fit.

Traditional Handmade Soap

At The Savvy Soaperie we create pure natural soap with carefully selected wholesome, organic, naturally nourishing, responsibly sourced, sustainable, 100% natural plant oils, rich organic plant butters, pure essential oils, organic herbs, seeds, fruits, vegetables and flowers.

Once we have carefully selected our ingredients, we create our handmade skin-loving luxurious soaps by using the traditional technique of soapmaking called the Cold Process Method. We have chosen this method because it is the best way to protect the valuable properties and health benefits of the plant oils and other organic ingredients used to make our soap.

What this means is that:

  • We do not boil the natural oils.
  • We do not separate the glycerin produced during the saponification process.
  • Because we do not boil any oils or ingredients with using the traditional Cold Process Method, our soap retains all the natural glycerin which is beneficial to the skin (glycerin is the good stuff and is often taken out of commercial soap and sold to the cosmetic industry).
  • Our soap contains all the natural properties and health benefits of the raw natural oils such as olive oil and raw shea butter.
  • The saponification process is slow and the soap needs to be aged for 8 weeks in a special room with natural ventilation.
  • Our soap is biodegradable.
  • Our soap is kind to our skin and to our planet.
  • We have not wasted the nutrients in our carefully selected natural organic ingredients. That’s correct …we have not boiled the daylight out of them!

Saponification requires a lot more time in the Cold Process Method of soapmaking than in the “hot process” method. That is one of the reasons why the “traditional cold process method” IS NOT being used by large corporations where huge amounts of soap need to be produced to supply global markets.

In summary, The Savvy Soaperie uses the best ingredients that nature has to offer and we preserve the nutrients in our ingredients by using the Cold Process Method of soapmaking so that we can make the best naturally nourishing soap on the planet.

We are also very proud of the fact that we stand among the rare soapmakers who DO NOT use synthetic colors, fragrances, and additives. Our handmade soaps are 100% natural.

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