I started making soap for myself about 11 years ago to reduce the amount of chemicals and detergents that come into contact with my skin each day. Our skin acts like a sponge allowing, without discernment, substances from your environment into your body. Ultimately leaving it up to your lymphatic system to filter out any toxins. What better way to gain a little control over my environment than by making my own soap?
Handmade in small batches, Blue and Gary soap is made using the cold-process method. Oils are chosen based on their fatty acid composition, which ultimately determines the bar's final properties and how gentle it is on your skin. The oils are carefully combined with lye, creating a saponification reaction, which turns the ingredients into soap. Don’t fret; there is no lye left in the final bar, and without it in the process we’d have no soap.
Making soap truly uplifts and nourishes my soul and I want my products to do the same for you. When you purchase from Blue and Gary, know that this is my livelihood and my creative outlet. I choose every ingredient, make all the soap from scratch, label every bar, and ship all orders. You’ll find that soap themes will change based on my current interests. Perhaps the changes will be centered around a season or celestial event; you can never tell. That’s how we can keep bath time fun by using different designs, fragrances, and natural colors to delight your senses. One thing that won’t change will be the quality product you get by shopping with Blue and Gary.
Every Blue and Gary product is vegan and cruelty-free. Tested on us, family and friends, and a few other willing human volunteers. Using exceptional ingredients, always free of phthalates, sulfates, and parabens.
Your support and patronage allow me to do what I love most. I am honored each day to share my soapy passion with you. Thank you!