Soap was established in 1995, originally as a small apiary
providing local honey to Alameda County residents through health
food stores in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Fellow beekeeper and Author
Elaine White introduced us to soap making - an art that has a long
history of association with beekeeping. Many of Elaine's recipes
include beeswax, which lends to soap a wonderful aroma,
longevity and a certain skin-softening effect. Some of our soaps
include a generous dose of real beeswax.
purchase of our first 55 gallon drum of 76 degree coconut oil a
few years ago, we were so uncertain of our ability to use it all
before it expired that we added it to our fledging website as an
ingredient available to other soapmakers. It met with a warm
reception, and the "soapmakers supply" side of the business was
Today, most of
the bees are gone as we've had difficulty finding a suitable
location for our insect friends in our metropolitan area.
However, we continue to make a fair amount of soap for wholesale
customers, a little for retail, and sell to other artisans a
selection of the basic supply items necessary to make a nice bar
of soap or lotion.
On the soap
side, We wouldn't claim that the soap we make is
head-and-shoulders above that of another competent soapmaker.
Our focus is on making good, wholesale soap to customer specs,
with any ingredients, in any color(s), with any essential oils
On the supply
side, we use ourselves nearly everything we sell, and we
personally examine, sniff, taste (when appropriate), weigh,
test, obtain specs on, everything we buy and sell. If it looks
or smells odd - it goes back to the vendor, not into your order!
your business. We have found that the soap and soap-supplies
business isn't a short road to riches , but It has kept the wolf
away from the door these past couple of years and for that, in
our most humble way, we thank you.
Owner & Soapmaker, Mission Peak Soap
Mission Peak Soap is a
member of the following organizations: