Natural, handmade, luxurious goat milk soaps.

Wasilla, Alaska
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About AlaskaSoapsandScents

Sales 1,147
On Etsy since 2015

Just two friends looking for yet another adventure ...

How Alaska Soaps & Scents came to be ...

We are Melissa and Lacey, owners of Alaska Soaps & Scents, and we have been friends for years. Melissa is a dog musher who has finished the Iditarod (a 1000 mile dogsled race across Alaska) THREE TIMES! Lacey used to run sled dogs, and is now a college student and veterinary school hopeful. While out running dogs together one fall day, we decided to try starting a goat milk soap company together. And that's exactly what we did!

You see, Melissa wanted to learn how to make soap, and Lacey and her mother had been making goat milk soap for years prior to this. With goat milk provided by Lacey's mom, we started soaping! Ours is not an instant success story but that of hard work and determination to make a go of what we have decided to do.

Today, all of the milk in our bars of soap (over an ounce per bar, to be exact!) comes from our two goats, Heidi and Gretyl. Using fresh milk from our own goats means that we know everything about this ingredient that is the superstar of our soaps; from what the goats were fed, their health, how they're treated, and how the milk is handled from milk pail to bar of soap.

Because of Melissa's dog mushing schedule, Lacey does most of the soaping during the fall and winter. As a full-time college student, though, her schedule can be hectic. Melissa helps out as she can during that period. While Lacey is gone during summer break, Melissa is the head soap chef. Between the 2 of us, we are slowly achieving the success we desire!

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about us! We believe in the personal connection and would like to gain that with as many of our buyers as possible. Also if you don't see some that you would like, please get in touch with us and we will see what we can do. We have lots of plans to expand our soap range into things such as vegan soaps and more essential oils in the future, but we can't get there without your ideas, suggestions, and support. So consider dropping us a message to tell us what you'd love to see, and support what we currently have so we can afford to create a soap-making empire full of your soapiest desires!

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    I am a stay at home wife and dog musher, at least 6 months out of the year. I have completed the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race twice, with the most recent finish being in 2016. This is a wonderful new adventure in soap making and I'm loving it.

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Frequently asked questions

What's the white stuff on top of the bars?

The white layer that appears on top of many of our soaps is called soda ash. It is completely harmless and will wash off with the soap's first use. It is a common occurrence in cold process soaps, and is a good sign that you're getting a true cold process bar.

Wholesale availability

We are pleased to be able to offer a quantity discount on our soaps to wholesale customers. We can also offer custom labeling for a fee. Please send us a message regarding our prices and minimum orders. We use flat rate shipping for our wholesale orders to give you the absolute best shipping value for the number of bars you order.

Why is my bar slightly lighter/darker than those shown in the photos?

We pour our soaps in small batches, one at a time, and each batch is colored by hand-blended colorants. This means that, although we try to get each batch as close in color to previous ones, there is slight variation in the colors from batch to batch.

Why don't you accept returns or exchanges?

Unfortunately, we do not feel it is possible for us to accept returns or exchanges. The nature of soap is that as soon as you use it, it's impossible for us to sell to another customer. There would also be a health risk involved with taking back bars of soap, as we do not know exactly how the soap was handled and what it was exposed to while it was out of our care. We are happy to accept cancellations within 24 hours of your order, and if you're having trouble picking out a scent, please feel free to contact us so we can do our best to guide you through the process!