— Oil & Ash Founders
Oil & Ash Soap Company creates small-batch, handmade soaps using all natural butters and oils. The founders, Jen and Steph, began making soap in the basement of their historical home in Milwaukee’s North Point neighborhood in 2014. They discovered a passion for natural bathing products after enjoying the clawfoot tubs found in their original 1912 baths. After experiencing the differences of quality, handmade soap they began formulating their own recipe to offer just the right combination of lather, hardness and nourishing moisture for the skin.
The duo, collectively, run three small businesses and possess advanced degrees in business, chemistry and biology. After perfecting their soap formula and giving away hundreds of bars to family and friends, Oil & Ash Soap Company was born.
Their enthusiasm for handmade bath products is equaled only by their love for their city, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This inspired a desire to use local breweries, coffee roasters, bee keepers and their own herb garden to obtain many of the high quality ingredients found in each soap. In fact, each of their soaps is named after a neighborhood, landmark or street that makes Milwaukee great.