Buy local soap! Meet Pittsburgh’s soap makers

We rounded up all the Pittsburgh soap makers! Here’s how you can shop local while ya worsh your hands. 

by Lindsay Patross
August 23, 2020

As we’ve all gained familiarity with social distancing guidelines and mask wearing, let us not lose sight of the OTHER proven, effective way to prevent the spread of germs: handwashing.

[Need to pick up a few more masks? We’ve put together a list of places to buy Pittsburgh-made masks online.]

Read on for a way to support local makers and pick up some Pittsburgh made soap.

Do I need antibacterial soap? Nope.

Good news for local soap. According to the CDC, you do not need to use antibacterial soap to get your hands clean. Per the CDC website:

“To date, studies have shown that there is no added health benefit for consumers (this does not include professionals in the healthcare setting) using soaps containing antibacterial ingredients compared with using plain soap”

Pittsburgh Soap Shops

Here is a list of local soap makers with storefronts. All of these soaps are also available for purchase online.

Lovette Sundries // Wilkinsburg

P Square Scents // Bellevue

Pip & Lola’s // Homestead

Apothecary Muse // Point Breeze

Buttercup and Thistle // Venetia 

Simply You Soap & Candle // Elizabeth 

Shop online for more made-in-Pittsburgh soap

While these soap makers don’t have a storefront, you can buy their soap online and you can find many of these soap makers at local farmers markets.

Arbor House Soaps

Third Day Soaps Garden // https://www.etsy.com/shop/Thirddaysoapsgarden

Up In Suds

Island Fresh Skincare

Pure Rose Organics

Regent Park Naturals

Ash Grove Soaps

Sewickley Soap Co

Hip Modern Soap Co.

Hemlock Supply Company

You can see some of our favorite made-in-Pittsburgh soaps from the soap makers listed above via our Made in Pittsburgh Soap list on Etsy.

Know of a local soap maker who should be on the list? Send an email to [email protected].

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📸 Header photo soap from:
Top row – Apothecary Muse // Buttercup & Thistle // Pip & Lola’s Handmade Soap.
Bottom row –  Simply You // Up in Suds // Lovett Sundries.

Pittsburgh born and raised, Lindsay has been writing about the people who love Pittsburgh since 2008.

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