We are a budding soap-making business located, just outside Washington DC in Alexandria VA. We are not open to the public, but you may find us at a local fair, orchid show or reptile show. Once we know where we'll be, we'll let you know on our 'meet us' link.
When available, You can also purchase our soaps here on line or through Etsy.com under orchidenterprise One word - or just click on the Etsy.com link above.
So what makes us different from all the rest? Well, for one, we keep our soap recipe simple using extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil. We don't use butters, animal fats, milks, sugars preservatives and other additives. We use natural oxides and colors as well as mica specially made for cold process soap. Our fragrance oils (When we use them) are made for cold process soaps. Most other soap makers add these other ingredients which, quite frankly, isn't unique in soap making today. Another item that separates us from the rest, is some of our soap designs. We actually create many of our own designs out of clay. With the clay sculpture, we create a silicone mold which we then use to make our soap. No other soap maker will have our design since we won't sell the molds. This type of soap making is extremely time consuming. A single bar of soap can take hours to make. We also make soaps in loafs that we cut up into individual bars. This, in itself isn't unique, but we'll have our own take or perspective on how we do ours. For example, the cover banner on this page is made from florescent micas and powdered activated charcoal poured in what we like to call "Florescent Purple Tiger Taiwan Swirl Pattern"