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all about river soap, natural vegetable soap made in the u.s.a

​vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, scent free soap

lavender​, lime, sandalwood, citrus, ocean mist, woodland, vetiver, mountain laurel, fennel, patchouli, rose geranium, milk and honey, sea sponges


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Lavender is made with lavender flowers and essential oil of lavender and sweet almond oil. This is a soothing soap with a refreshing fragrance. Good for dry and sensitive skin.

Lime is made with essential oils of lime and lemongrass which brighten and soothe the skin. Plant chlorophyll makes the soap a light and cheerful green color (label matches soap color). This is a crisp, clean and uplifting soap. Perfect for summer.

Sandalwood is a lovely scented soap made with the soothing oil of sandalwood which has a calming effect on the body and mind. Sweet orange oil is used for its uplifting scent. Paprika powder is added for color and sweet almond oil makes it super soft.

Sweet Citrus with calendula flowers, known for their healing properties, is made with essential oils of lemon, orange, bergamot, and lemon grass. This soap has a refreshing quality and a wonderful sweet scent.

Ocean Mist with sea kelp is made with essential oils of lemon grass, rosemary, and patchouli, which are said to revitalize and invigorate the skin. Sea kelp powder, which is high in trace minerals, acts as a great skin conditioner. We add spinach powder for color and sweet almond oil to make it extra moisturizing

Garden Mint is made with five refreshing essential oils: clary sage, peppermint, spearmint, rosemary & black pepper. All are said to contribute to one’s well being and promote longevity. We add plant chlorophyll, turmeric and mint leaves for color and texture.

Woodland with hemp seed oil is made with a relaxing blend of lavender, cedarwood and patchouli essential oils. We add extra moisturizing hemp seed oil and black tea leaves as a mild exfoliate. This is truly an earth-friendly soap.

Avocado with vetiver (fka Vetiver) is made with the relaxing essential oils of vetiver, coriander & grapefruit which aid muscular aches and pains by stimulating circulation. We add nourishing avocado oil and organic oats and wheat bran. Vetiver is known in India as the "oil of tranquility." GQ magazine declared Vetiver the scent of the year. Not gluten free

Mountain Laurel is made with bay, nutmeg and orange essential oils, sweet almond oil and plant chlorophyll for color. This is a soap of a mountain breeze.

Patchouli is a blend of lavender, palmarosa and patchouli essential oils which creates an earthy, yet uplifting scent. Green tea leaves are added as a mild exfoliator. Ideal for dry or mature skin types.

Rose Geranium is made with the delightful essential oils of rose geranium and palmarosa, traditionally used to relieve stress and improve circulation.


Milk & Honey  is simply made with powdered goat milk for a creamy texture and pure honey, known as Cleopatra’s secret beauty aid. Scent free.

All of our soaps are vegetarian and all but Milk & Honey are suitable for vegans. All of our soaps are gluten free except Avocado with Vetiver

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Our soap base one of the following:

New base ( ingredients will be on the label): sodium palmate (**RSPO certified), water,sodium cocoate, glycerin, sodium palm kernelate, sorbitol,coconut acid, sodium chloride, tetrasodiumglutamate diacetate (plant based), sodium gluconate.

Older Base: Sodium Palmate (palm oil)**,  Sodium Cocoate (coconut oil), Water, Glycerin (vegetable glycerin), Sodium Chloride (salt), Pentasodium Pentetate (<.01%).

** Our palm oil has been farmed and harvested according to standards established by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), which promotes planting and harvesting palm oil in a sustainable manner.