Becoming Soap Orchard
Established in 2014 in Valencia California, a small suburb of Los Angeles, with sprawling highways lined by orchards, farms, and numerous
road-side fruit stands, Soap Orchard was born out of an original labor of love to help my husband (Dee) in his struggle with prolonged skin
ailments. After watching him go through many expensive prescription medications, “goopy” ointments and bad smelling, sticky solutions we
decided that there had to be a better way to have healthy skin.
Turning to Mother Nature for guidance and inspiration, and listening closely to our own hearts and beliefs, we decided to root our company in the idea of including our local orchard’s harvests in the creation of our body care products. We wanted to make sure Soap Orchard recipes incorporated the finest available botanicals and were also designed with thoughtful consideration of orchard farmers, using their fruits, nuts and plants whenever possible. These raw ingredients would be infused directly into our soaps, capturing all of the extra benefits of the flavonoids, antioxidants and vitamins. All of these wonderful goodies could be absorbed directly into the skin while at the same time giving back by supporting our local orchards and farmers.
In 2015 my husband and I became so passionate about this endeavor I decided to give up the big city and my big city job to move Soap Orchard to Washington State to pursue these ideas full time. This allowed us to not only support California growers but also Washington growers. It has opened up wonderful new design avenues from the bountiful options available in the entire Western U.S. from fruit to wine production in both states.
We hope you enjoy our Soap Orchard Body Care products and our great love for the beautiful fruit orchards that we're so lucky to have around us in our great land!