These herbaceous bars are scented with Rosemary essential oil and ground organic Rosemary leaves. The scent is rather sweet and delicate, like that of dried Rosemary leaves before being crushed. The powdered leaves give a slight bit of texture to the bars, but the particles are fine and not very scratchy. As with all of our soaps, it’s pleasant for daily use at the hand sink as well as in the bath.
These vegan bars weigh 5 ounces and contain organic saponified oils of Coconut, Palm*, Canola, & Olive, essential oil of Rosemary, ground organic Rosemary leaves.
*Rainforest Alliance Certified Sustainably Sourced
The Stinky Lewis' Soap Story
Gainesville resident Ariale Lewis launched Stinky Lewis’ Soap in 2000 and began to sell to local shops and farmers markets. Milan Mixson first encountered it in 2005 at a market and was an instant fan. When Ariale announced her retirement in 2015, Milan couldn’t imagine the awesome bar soap disappearing and asked Ariale if she could apprentice with her in order to continue to supply the community with that stinkin’ good soap. Ariale agreed and Milan began learning her recipes and methods, eventually becoming Stinky Lewis’ owner and official soapmaker.
Ariale’s original premium small-batch soap recipe is still used by the small business, right there in Gainesville, Florida. They take skincare seriously and therefore work diligently to source the best quality ingredients. The base oils, which are the main ingredients of soap, are all organic and are certified sustainably sourced whenever possible.