Raising the Bar on Soap

The master soap chefs at The Soap Kitchen in Old Pasadena have been serving up fresh, all natural olive oil soap, handmade from scratch for over 15 years, but who's counting? Rest assured that we use only the finest essential oils and herbs to mildly scent our soaps, so the end product is hydrating for the skin, healthy for the body, and never overwhelming to the nose. Here's your chance to experience pure indulgence with zero guilt!

But why bar soap instead of liquid? 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. We believe that going back to basics with handmade bar soaps is the wave of the future. Not only is it more healthy and gentle on the skin, but it's easier on the environment, too. With our minimally packaged soaps, there is almost zero waste and no bottles to further pollute our landfills and oceans. 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: https://youtu.be/6NTzE9l9t30 or click below to watch the trailer!