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About Greencastle Soap
A historic mining town in the snowy mountains of North Idaho was the birthplace of Greencastle Soap. Driven by the needs of my own very dry skin I made my first batch of soap during the winter of 1990. Amazingly enough, the soap was a creamy, beautiful success that I was pleased to share with friends. Almost immediately they came back asking if I had any more of "that soap".
Since that time Greencastle has grown into a lively business that keeps me busy year-round. Traveling to arts and crafts shows from March through December can be a challenge, but mostly it's a joy to meet new people, see new country and reconnect with longtime customers and friends.
In 2005 I bought a building in a colorful part of Spokane where Greencastle Soap is now located. It's a rough old building, a former cabinet shop-turned- haunted- house (no really, a local radio station rented it on Halloween for several years and turned it into a Haunted House for the community) It's blossomed into a very nice space where we hold soap classes and have the only retail outlet in the Inland NW for soap, lotion and lip balm supplies. Yeah, we're a bit down in the 'hood, but it's a friendly place and the plants love it. You'll find us open to the public Monday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm. Other times by appointment.
Greencastle Soaps are made by hand using natural ingredients. Poured in wooden molds and individually cut, they provide a lavish lather that will not dry your skin. Each bar contains a soothing blend of palm oil for hardness, coconut oil for lather and nearly 30% olive oil for its wonderful skin softening properties.
My mission as a soap maker is to:
• Preserve an ancient art
• Produce high quality soaps that nourish the skin
• Feed my own creative needs and the senses of others with a variety of beneficial soaps, salves and creams.
• Honor all that is good in making a living with one's own hands
It's been a labor of love to grow Greencastle into the thriving cottage industry it is today. To work at something one loves to do is a rare gift, and for that I am most grateful.
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203 N. Stone
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