A LITTLE ABOUT US
I spent my childhood outside. We had a family cottage in the country
that we would visit every weekend and we would go on family camping
trips throughout the summer. And I’m not talking about glamping with
electricity and trailers, I’m talking a train would drop us off in the middle
of nowhere with canoes, a satellite phone and our backpacks… I loved
being outside and going on adventures, but as I got older it all seemed
Life gets in the way. We get busy, we get jobs, and all of a sudden taking
a break and getting outside can feel out of reach because of all the things
you could be, or should be doing instead.
When I was pregnant with our first child, I came across a book that my
mom bought for me when I was 9 or 10 called the Natural Beauty Bible.
It was filled with natural recipes for things like hair masks, face masks and
creams. Flooded with memories of my mother and me mashing avocados
and raw egg into our hair, it inspired me to start looking into more natural
products for our growing family.
The more I learned about natural skin care and the power of plants and mother nature, my passion for them was re-awakened. My connection was restored, and I haven't looked back.
The more research I did, the more I realized how far we’ve gotten away from what was the norm 200 or even 100 years ago. We live our whole lives surrounded by all things artificial.. We cover ourselves in synthetic fabrics, eat artificially flavored and coloured foods, breathe air conditioned, artificially scented air, and slather ourselves in chemical rich creams, soaps and shampoos.
Bridlewood Soaps is about helping people reconnect with nature. It's about filling your bathroom with the smell of your favourite plants during a shower, nourishing your skin with vitamin C straight from the bud of a rose, and sitting in a tub filled with flowers.. making you feel like that natural goddess that you are!
It is one simple way of replacing the artificial with something simple, and pure.
We collect our raw materials from reputable sources all over the world and hand make pieces of natural art in the form of soaps and skin care right here in Orangeville, Ontario. We love to use the beauty of nature whenever we can.. Our philosophy is, if you can do it naturally, why wouldnt you? And if you can make it look pretty, even better!
OUR CLEAN MISSION
Your skin is the largest organ on your body. That’s why it deserves nothing but the best treatment possible. Unfortunately, most commercially made soaps contain harmful ingredients like detergents, fillers, chemicals and petroleum. These ingredients are known irritants and can cause everything from swelling, redness, itchiness or even outright allergic reactions.
At Bridlewood Soaps, we believe in keeping things pure, clean and simple. Our handmade soaps are created with natural ingredients that are safe, healthy and best of all leave your skin feeling great.
What does natural mean to us?
Toxin-free, with no artificial colours, flavours, fragrances or preservatives
No detergents, phosphates or sulphates
Cruelty-free formula and tested only on humans
Small-batch, handmade products with minimal packaging
Our commitment to being all natural extends beyond the ingredients themselves but also to our process itself. That’s why from beginning to end, we strive to make soap the way it should be made. Our soaps are made in small-batches using a cold-process method. We use only the highest quality botanicals, essential oils and luxurious butters that are sourced locally whenever possible. We also love to work with local artists and shops to help bring our products to life and into the hands of our customers.
Each product is formulated using different combinations and percentages of oils and other ingredients to ensure that you find the perfect soap for your skin. The vibrant colour in our soaps is a direct result of the colourful herbs, botanicals and clays from the earth we use. Our soaps are also made with a high 'super fat' content, meaning that there are leftover oils in the bar after the soap is made. As a result, and given their naturally high glycerine content, our soaps will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth, and never dry or tight like other soaps out there.