Soap for the working class. Made in Portland, OR

Portland, Oregon

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Announcement    Roots Soap Co. is closing permanently! Everything in the shop is on final sale. If you are interested in any assets from my little company, please contact rootssoapco [!at]
It's been a pleasuring serving all of you for the past 5 years!

-Anna Cools


Last updated on Dec 10, 2015

Roots Soap Co. is closing permanently! Everything in the shop is on final sale. If you are interested in any assets from my little company, please contact rootssoapco [!at]
It's been a pleasuring serving all of you for the past 5 years!

-Anna Cools


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About RootsSoapCo

Sales 3,337
On Etsy since 2010

Soap for the working class.

Anna: I started making soap as a little girl, before I can even remember, for my mother's business. I never intended to carry it on into my own life, fall in love with the whole process, or make a living from it, but here I am with Roots Soap Co.

I started my business after the birth of my second child as a creative outlet in the midst of mothering and family life. I came upon the name one day in the shower; using a bar of my sister's soap and thought "roots. I need to get back to my roots."

I enjoy every part of my process, from sourcing local ingredients, stirring the big pot of soap while reading a good book, and cutting and molding each bar, to working with Darren on the packaging and design aspect. I strive to surprise and delight my customers with quality, beauty and an all around excellent product.

Darren: I've been working on the design and packaging aspect of Roots Soap Co. since the beginning in 2010, and I can also be found marketing, shipping, labeling, and hanging out with our kids.

When I'm not working with Roots Soap Co., I'm at work doing graphic design, and in my spare time I enjoy many activities including reading, drawing, working on or riding my vintage cafe racer motorcycle, spending time with my family, and exploring Portland.

Shop members

  • Anna Cools

    Owner, Maker

    I'm Anna; small business owner of Roots Soap Co. I'm also a mother of brilliant little people, cooker of tasty food, lover of sun and other humans, and passionate maker of things. I spend a lot of time making awesome soap for pretty rad folks.

  • Darren Cools


    I'm Darren; I am an illustrator and designer, and I work with my wife, Anna, on the branding and packaging for Roots Soap Co. I believe in making things that are good for people and making the world a better place.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Welcome to Roots Soap Co. policies page!

I strive to make the best soap out of the highest quality products I can find. You can find the ingredients for each individual bar under the "show item details" button at the bottom right of the listing. Here is a breakdown of my ingredients:

Base: Coconut oil, beef tallow, olive oil, lye and rainwater. I render the tallow myself from Oregon and Washington raised beef.

Scents: I use only pure cosmetic grade essential oils.

Herbs: varying by the soap, I use many different organic herbs, plants and roots that are beneficial in some way to the skin or the senses.

Oils and moisturizers: cocoa butter, almond oil, wheat germ oil, aloe and shea butter.

Clays and exfoliants: french green clay, french pink clay, french yellow clay, bentonite clay, australian blue clay, walnut shell, luffa, pumice, ground organic oats.

Other ingredients: annatto seed powder, cucumber peel powder, chlorophyll, organic lime peel powder,

All the soaps in my shop are friendly to the earth and gentle to the skin.

Please check out my feedback to see what satisfied customer have said:

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If the soap is not working out for you or was damaged in the mail, please message me and I will be more than happy to work things out. I am easy to talk to and glad to accommodate, so let's talk.

Please note that I cannot do returns on custom wedding/shower favor orders.
I accept payment via Paypal and credit card via Etsy Direct Checkout.
All orders will be shipped to the address on your Etsy invoice unless other accommodations have been made in the Note to Seller at the time of purchase.

Domestic orders usually ship within 2-4 business days and will be shipped by USPS priority mail or first class mail, depending on the weight of the package. Wedding favors need a little more lead time and are usually shipped in 7 business days unless other arrangements have been made.

International orders ship USPS priority or first class, and usually take 10-14 days to arrive. Please note that it may take up to 6 weeks to receive an order in Australia an other parts of Europe, so please order accordingly. International buyers are responsible for all fees, charges and taxes that may be related to their purchase. If for any reason you do not claim or are unable to claim your package from Customs I cannot issue a refund.

Shipping costs for multiple items are automatically combined in checkout. If you are purchasing multiple bars, please contact me to set up a custom listing with appropriate shipping charges.

I am happy to meet up with local Portland customers if I have the time, so contact me if you are interested.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am happy to consider wholesale opportunities. Send me a conversation and let's talk about it!