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Welcome to Milk Street Soap Co.

Though our line of handmade, organic soaps just came to market in 2013, my husband Roger and I have been crafting these products on the Outer Banks of North Carolina for years. It all began when our young son was suffering from terrible eczema. We needed a product that was gentle and nourishing. Luckily, we Meachams are of an artistic bent, so we tried making our own restorative soap. Delight! It worked wonders. Our son's skin rapidly healed and pretty soon family and friends were snatching up every extra bar we made. Now having bathed nearly 80% of Ocracoke Island, we decided it was time to lather up the love on the mainland.

Everything Soap Should Be

Milk Street Soap is always organic and meticulously sourced. We aim for our ingredients to be sustainably grown and harvested, fair trade, animal kind, and biodegradable. Every bar is made and packaged by our local Ocracoke folk. We like to think of our soap in 3 ways:

1. A Good Base. After years of testing, sniffing, bathing, playing, learning and experimenting we have created a fantastically luxurious, lathery and long-lasting soap. Each bar is super-fatted with Shea Butter and Castor Oil to leave skin healthy and protected. Our bathers can pronounce and may have even eaten all the ingredients in our bars (well, we hope not the lye—that's the soap salt that makes it all come together).

2. Shower Bloom. It is said that smell is the most powerful sense. We can't help but agree. Our soap doesn't just clean skin—it nurtures, replenishes and rejuvenates through what we like to call "shower bloom." When hot water and steam hit our bars, the super-scent power of essential oils unfold to uplift, clarify and deliver a rich sense of joy.

3. Old Wisdom Care. At Milk Street, we believe that the sage teachings of past generations are a resurgent need in modern living. In a better-than-fiction twist of Fate, we uncovered an old family journal of healing remedies from the 1900s while cleaning the garage. We have blended these time-tested recipes with premium essential oils and fresh nutrients like honey, goat's milk and fresh juices to create a simple, kind and tactile approach to skin health. As you will find, there can be great magic in lather.