About our Company
Foxen Canyon Soap Company officially opened for business on March 1st, 2018!
We are a family owned and operated business, and by family, I mean *everyone* is involved on some level. And that’s what makes it so amazing! Step into our little workshop and you’ll often find my 9 year old, Rachael, peeling labels. My 14 year old, Kirsten, helped me write the wholesale contract and is my sales partner. The 7 year old, Peter, is fantastic at carefully moving cured soaps into their storage baskets. Seth, 11, helps me take pictures and upload them to the website. And 13 year old, Annika, helps with naming my soaps and coming up with descriptions. Even Eric, who is 5, loves to help sweep up my workshop after a long day. My husband, Ted is always super supportive and helps promote our business at every opportunity.
Foxen Canyon Soap Company is a “farm to sink” kind of business and we are committed to using as many local ingredients as possible. In fact, we use fresh goat and sheep milk from our own animals that I personally hand milk year round. The lard in our soaps is from pigs that my kids have raised in our yard. Eggs? Yep. They are laid by our own mallards, muscovy and chickens. Our animals are fed with non-gmo, corn free and soy free grain, grass, alfalfa and lots of love.
We prefer to use locally harvested additives like stinging nettle and comfrey root whenever they are available. All of our beeswax and honey is provided by our friends at the California Bee Company located in San Luis Obispo, CA. Our Olive Oil comes from the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley and we also source our Avocado Oil from the same mill whenever it is available.
Even our packaging is from the Central Coast! Sustainable Packaging, located in Ojai, California supplies us with boxes that are made from 100% recycled materials and are 100% biodegradable. Our labels are printed at Local Copies, etc in Santa Maria, CA.
Our mission is to create absolutely stunning, skin loving soap using only products that are sourced responsibly, sustainably and locally whenever possible. Our soaps are scented and colored only with the wholesome base oils and natural plant additives. Every ingredient is food safe, including the lye!
We are confident that you will find a soap that you’ll love in our product line. If you have questions about finding the right soap for your skin type, please don’t hesitate to ask!