Sweet Olive Soap Works

New Orleans, Louisiana
2,169 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

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Note from shop owner Due to catastrophic devastation caused by hurricane Ida, Sweet Olive Soap Works is closed until further notice.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 30, 2021

Due to catastrophic devastation caused by hurricane Ida, Sweet Olive Soap Works is closed until further notice.

Emily Manger

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Emily Manger


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About sweetolivesoapworks

Sales 2,169
On Etsy since 2009

Sweet Olive Soap Works

Emily was born at Charity Hospital in the aftermath of the great flood of ’78 and was brought home in a canoe on the still-flooded streets of New Orleans. Her first sentence was “Throw me sumpthin’, Mista!” and by the age of five, she had so mastered the skill of pinchin’ da tails and suckin’ da heads that her parents proclaimed her “Crawfish Queen of the Universe,” a title she holds to this day.

Amidst holidays, festivals and costume changes, Emily managed to obtain a decent education and despite all that learning, she is determined to make soap the hard way.

Sweet Olive Soap Works was created out of Emily’s intense desire to promote the healthier aspects of the region and the culture she loves. Her Grandma Anna Mae was a soapmaker who owned her own business and dedicated countless summer afternoons to sharing her skills with little Emily.

Feeling ambitious, Emily followed in her grandmother’s line of business by spending two decades experimenting with various recipes and inventing her own along the way. She became convinced that continuing the family tradition was her calling, and in the fall of 2007, the Soap Works was born.​


Applying the basic techniques that Grandma Anna Mae passed down, Emily continues to handcraft each batch of cold process soap from scratch, using gourmet recipes that have been formulated to naturally nourish and moisturize your skin.

Whenever possible, ingredients are locally-sourced. Emily is proud to work in partnership with environmentally responsible businesses and individuals throughout the state of Louisiana to bring you a truly home-grown bath & body experience.

When you purchase products from Sweet Olive Soap Works, you know that you are supporting people and resources that help make our region great.​

Shop policies

Last updated on October 4, 2018
Your satisfaction is Sweet Olive Soap Works priority!

Orders are shipped within 48 hours Monday through Friday via USPS.

Due to the sanitary nature of these products, Sweet Olive does not accept returns. If there is a problem with your order, please contact Emily and an a solution will be found.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Because our products are often given as gifts, we do not include receipt or invoice in your package. Please print your receipt at checkout and keep for your records.
Please make sure that the address you enter at checkout is the correct shipping address.

Orders are shipped within 48 hours Monday through Friday via USPS.

In the result of a shipping error in which Sweet Olive Soap Works is at fault, we will correct the error to your full satisfaction at our expense.

Quality handmade soap may 'sweat' when shipped in hot and humid weather due to the high content of Glycerin, a naturally occurring moisturizer that attracts moisture from the air. Simply store your bars of soap in a cool and dry place until ready for use.
Additional policies and FAQs
Sweet Olive Soap Works will not be held liable for allergic reactions or medical conditions due to products sold on our website. If you have a specific sensitivity or allergy, we suggest that you carefully review the ingredients of your chosen product before ordering and avoid any ingredients which you believe may cause a reaction. If irritation does occur, please discontinue use immediately and contact your physician.

The statements presented on this site have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products offered by Sweet Olive Soap Works are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.