Raising the Bar on Soap since 2003

Corona Virus Update
We're still closed to walk-ins, due to our tight quarters and inability to socially distance in our little shop. We are however, offering contact-less pickup by appointment only. You can order online and once you get to the shipping step, select "Other Shipping Options", then click on "Contact-less Pickup". We will email you to set up a pickup date. On the day of pickup, you can park on Union next to Patagonia in the Curbside Pickup Zone. Once you've parked, call us at 626-396-9996 and we'll leave your order right outside our front door. Please do not come to pick up until we've contacted you and set up a date. :)

Thank you for your patience as we transition safely to re-opening! We greatly appreciate your continued soaport!! We'll get through this apart - for now. :) Stay safe and healthy! Much love from this mother/daughter duo.  - Dali & Mom

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Get ready for a better shower, people! This mother/daughter team believes that going back to basics is the wave of the future, so for over 15 years, we've been serving up fresh, all natural olive oil soaps, handmade from scratch right here in our kitchen! We've kept our promise to use only the finest essential oils and herbs in our centuries-old soap making process, so the end product is gentle and hydrating on the skin, healthy for the body, and never overwhelming to the nose. We're proud to be one of the early adopters of a plastic-free shower, and we're ecstatic about the recent enthusiasm in the zero waste movement!

But why bar soap instead of liquid? Besides the obvious no more plastic bottles, it takes about 5 times more energy to produce a bottle of liquid soap than a bar of soap. Liquid soaps almost always contain synthetic lathering agents, or sulfates, which can cause skin irritation and allergic reactions. And because of their water content, they also often contain harmful preservatives, such as parabens, which are known hormone disruptors and carcinogens. So not only is our soap healthier and gentler on your body, it's better for our planet, too. So move over bottles, the bar is back!
  • Paraben Free
  • Triclosan / Triclocarban Free
  • Sulfate Free
  • No Synthetic Fragrances or Colorants
  • Phthalates Free
  • No animal testing

It was Christmas 2002, when my entire concept of soap as I knew it was changed completely. For as long as I could remember, I was using shower gels and body washes like it was the best thing for me, like I was spoiling myself. Little did I know it, I WAS spoiling myself, but not in a good way! Some friends of mine gave me a bag of roughly cut chunks of homemade soaps for the holidays. I didn't think much of it at the time, but one day I decided to try a bar. To say it was life-changing would NOT be an exaggeration! I couldn't believe how amazing it felt on my skin. I remember when the bar shrank down to a sliver, I actually started to panic! I decided I needed to study this lost art and introduce my new found addiction to many more people. After months of research and experimentation, The Soap Kitchen was born in Old Pasadena, CA. It's been over a decade now, and I'm still thankful everyday that I get to do what I love while helping to cleanse the world naturally, one handmade bar at a time.

Dali - Founder


My Mom brings such a beautiful presence to The Soap Kitchen. She and my Dad have been entrepreneurs since before I was born. I am so thankful for all her help with this venture, and I'm so lucky that I get to spend time with her on a daily basis. She is the fastest soap wrapper on the planet, although my brother, Jimmy, gives her some serious competition. On the weekends, you can see my dad here with her, labeling soaps and bags and anything else that a 90+ year young man can do. Simply adorable!


Attention All Soap Lovers!
The Soap Kitchen is truly one of California's Gold!  We had the wonderful pleasure of spending the day with the late, great Huell Howser, and showing him what goes on behind the scenes in our busy kitchen.

If you missed it or do not live in southern California, you can watch the full episode on our YouTube Channel here: or click below to watch the trailer!