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About Us

Artisan Natural Soap & Skincare

Cold process soap and small batch skincare. Mindfully formulated with 100% natural ingredients. Free of toxins, synthetic fragrances, and artificial colorants. Plant-based and palm-oil free. Handcrafted and sustainably packaged in Lexington, Kentucky.

We believe in the benefits of a clean, non-toxic, delightful self-care routine. We are convinced that nature provides the very best ingredients to turn your daily bathing and skin care rituals into a rejuvenating experience. And we firmly believe that our collective impact on the environment should be as minimal as possible.

We formulate our product recipes with 100% natural ingredients that are safe for you and your family, and gentle on the earth. As an environmentally conscious company, we are committed to avoiding ingredients that we deem unsustainable. Our soaps are made without the use of palm oil (an ingredient unfortunately found in commercial and artisan soap alike, and whose popularity contributes to the devastation of the rain forest and its rich ecosystem). As plant-based living advocates, we are also committed to keeping our offerings free of animal-derived and dairy products (as of 2020, the meat and dairy industry is the third leading cause of global warming).

Ingredients WE LOVE TO USE

Plant-based oils/butters and milks.

Fresh herbs.

Dried botanicals.

Certified pure essential oils.

Natural clays.

Sea salts.

(As much as possible, we source ingredients that are fair trade and organic).

Ingredients WE NEVER USE

Palm oil.

Artificial preservatives.

Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS).

Synthetic fragrances – That includes so-called "natural fragrances", which manufacturers unscrupulously market as natural or nature-equivalent. These "natural fragrances" are formulated with the use of chemicals that are not required to be disclosed by the manufacturer. The fragrance industry in general is poorly regulated by the FDA, which allows manufacturers and suppliers to get away with using misleading terms such as "natural fragrance", in itself an oxymoron.*

Artificial colorants – That includes micas, which some manufacturers and suppliers try to pass as natural by calling them nature-equivalent. If it's made in a lab using a variety of chemicals to create a so-called "nature-equivalent" product, it is therefore not natural and should not be marketed as such in an effort to deceive consumers.*

* Whether synthetic fragrances and artificial colorants are safe is up for debate (research suggests that chemicals found in synthetic fragrances and colorants can negatively impact our health and pollute our environment). We are of the opinion that harmful chemicals should stay out of our bodies and environment as much as possible. We also think it is important for consumers to be given a chance to make informed decisions when purchasing personal care products.

Nat Botanicals was founded by Natacha Butler in 2018.