Handcrafted with care, one small batch at a time.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Thank you for visiting my shop! To see some of my soaps that are curing, you can follow along on Instagram @arborhousesoaps.

All soaps are made with organic oils and butters. *Free samples with every order!


Last updated on Jan 18, 2021

Thank you for visiting my shop! To see some of my soaps that are curing, you can follow along on Instagram @arborhousesoaps.

All soaps are made with organic oils and butters. *Free samples with every order!


Maureen Tomko

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Maureen Tomko


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About ArborHouseSoaps

Sales 591
On Etsy since 2016

Handcrafted small batch soap made with organic oils and butters.

Arbor House Soaps is a small batch soap making operation. After retiring from a career in teaching, our little business began. Our handcrafted soaps are created by using a variety of oils and butters, natural clays and colorants, salts, botanicals, plant-based essential oils and fragrance oils. Arbor House Soaps uses organic ingredients wherever possible, resulting in a higher quality bar of soap that is better for both your skin and the environment. All of our ingredients are food quality and natural. Handcrafted soap is soap in its truest and purest form. Gylcerin is a natural by-product of the soap making process that most commercial soap manufacturers remove and sell to other industries to be used in pharmaceuticals, foods, cosmetics and other products. With handcrafted soaps, glycerin remains in the soap and the end result is a mild soap that gently cleanses your skin without being harsh, irritating of drying.

We invest care and attention to detail in every bar of soap that is produced. Every batch and every bar is unique in the way it is created and cut. Inspiration comes from our travels, landscapes, and memories. A variety of swirling and layering techniques are used to create artistic landscape or seascape designs that are inspired by nature. Each fragrance and color choice represents the unique qualities of the soap. For example, seascape soaps would be represented by the colors of the sand, surf and sky and the fragrance would remind one of a day at the beach. Other whimsical soap designs make use of neon micas and tie-dyed looking swirls, perfect for Hippie Chick fragrance oil -- scented with patchouli and sandalwood. Some soap requires simplicity, especially the facial soaps or the Himalayan Salt Bars. The possibilities for creating unique soaps are endless which makes the process so interesting and fun! We also offer seasonal scents for year round variety. Arbor House Soaps’ product line includes body soaps, facial soaps, hand soaps, and whipped body butters.

Our studio is located in a suburb of Pittsburgh surrounded by trees and overlooking a lovely park that is a natural wildlife habitat. People have said that sitting on our deck is like sitting in a tree house. It is one of our favorite places to relax and so we wanted to name our small batch soap company after this place that brings us joy! You can find Arbor House Soaps at the Mt. Lebanon Uptown Farmers’ Market, Armful of Flowers, pop-ups, and brick and mortar shops such as love, Pittsburgh.

I hope that you enjoy our products as much as we enjoy making and using them!

You can view our products or contact me on Instagram@arborhousesoaps,, arborhousesoaps [!at] or call me at 412.334.5040

Custom orders are welcome!

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  • Maureen Tomko


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    Pittsburgh, PA

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