About Us

Welcome to Riverside Soaps! It is my absolute pleasure to create allergen-free, natural, and vegan/vegetarian soaps and body products for my customers! We ONLY use responsibly-sourced, sustainable ingredients; some ingredients are even hand-picked from a local organic farm. My Down the Garden Path collection features all-natural, vegan or vegetarian products, while my Artisan line contains products that are largely natural, but do contain nature-identical mica colorants or fragrance oil, as some individuals are allergic to some of the Essential Oils in my products.

I started making soap many moons ago when my son was born with severe eczema, and I ended up learning to make my own diapers and soap to help calm his skin. I made soap again several years ago as a gift for teachers, friends, and family for Christmas. When our dearly departed German Shepherd, Ritter, was diagnosed with Lupus, he had rough, itchy skin, and I turned once again to making my own soaps for him; sadly, the first batch hadn't cured before he injured himself on the ice and had to be put down. You'll be seeing Ritter's Own soap coming soon for your furry companions.

I'm dedicated to minimizing my carbon footprint, and that includes Riverside Soaps. I buy all my ingredients in Canada, as close to Ontario as possible, and am constantly working to find compostable, recycled, and recyclable packaging. I'm sad to say that it's difficult to find compostable business materials in Canada, but I'm sure that in time that will change. 

Riverside Soaps is family-run; my 12-year-old Wolfie is our Website Designer and Creative Consultant, and my 15-year-old son Gabe is our Inventory Control Officer. (Ever notice how kids love to help out when you give them a title? :)

If you have any requests for products, please don't hesitate to let me know, and don't forget to vote for our next soap at the bottom of the home page for your chance to win!

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