Factory-made soaps you find at your grocery store can contain harsh detergents, including chemical hardeners, foaming agents, and artificial fragrances. Not good! Here at Vermont Lavender, we make soap the old fashioned way, in small batches, with the finest quality oils, butters, essential oils and fragrance oils, along with herbs we have grown ourselves (organically, of course). Each batch of soap (which can take 4-6 weeks to cure) is made for a specific skin condition, and, to add a special touch, we often create artisan designs and embeds. And of course we never use harsh detergents, chemicals, pesticides, or anything that would harm your skin. Soap should help, not hurt your skin!