Highest quality ingredients including food grade or organic oil’s and additives.

All my soaps are 100% biodegradable and in biodegradable or recyclable packaging.  
 
I only use sustainably sourced palm oil products.

All Natural Soaps

As you can see I make soaps in many delightful colors. Check out my events page and stop by my booth at the Reston Market and other locations to check out the variety of delightful smells too!

Goats Milk and Honey

This soap is made with organic goats milk and delicious honey! No artificial coloring or fragrance makes this soap a good choice for gentle cleansing.

Charcoal Flame

This all natural soap in the center of this photo is a new creation made with tea tree essential oil, rose clay and charcoal. This special combination will provide a deep cleanse.

 

Orange You Glad

This amazing all natural soap smells like the best orange you’ve ever had!  The fragrance and colorant are from a distilled form of orange essential oil. This bar also contains orange peel powder which will gently exfoliate.  This soap is a crowd favorite!

 

Lavender Fields

Who can resist lavender? This beautiful all natural bar soap is fragranced with lavender essential oil and colored with lavender oxide (which is a natural color). The top is gently sprinkled with lavender buds. This makes a beautiful gift or just pamper yourself!

Avocado Shea Butter

Avocado Shea Butter soap is perfect for any part of your body from your face to your hands to your tippy toes. Because it is fragrance oil and dye free it is perfect for those of us who have more sensitive skin.

Up Cycled Candles

I’ve created a line of 100% soy, wood wicked, upcycled candles using glassware I find at local thrift shops and donation centers. 

Candle Presentation

My candles are fragranced with seasonal fragrance oils and I love to decorate them with a variety of pretty seasonal ribbons.

Citris Ocean

This zesty soap is fresh and fun. Teal waves of lemongrass and Valencia orange with a touch of lavender will transport you into summer delights! All natural, great for the shower, or enjoy it as a hand soap. You can decorate with it but then you’ll miss out on its creamy lather!

Avocado Shea Butter

This fantastic bar also has a 10% super fat of unrefined African white shea butter which makes it a luxurious choice. Don’t deny yourself the experience of using an all natural handcrafted soap, your skin will thank you!

Light Show

My candles can sure light up an area! And see the variety of repurposed glass containers I use. These are sure to delight you or make a wonderful gift.

One Little Candle

“If everyone lit just one little candle …”. Even a single candle shows off the repurposed cut glass containers I find.

 

Honey Laundry Soap

If you want to use natural and biodegradable products in your home our Honey Laundry Soap meets all these specifications. The aim for this type of soap is to keep it low in lather, high in slip, and soften the water to make the soap perform at its best.

Almond Cocoa Butter

This soap may look simple but it really packs a punch of cocoa butter splendor! It smells like dark chocolate but it won’t add to your waistline since you can’t eat it! With a 10% cocoa butter super fat this lovely bar will have a silky lather good for a conditioning cleanse or a perfect shaving soap. Fragrance oil and dye free.

Goats Milk and Honey

This soap is made with organic goats milk and delicious honey! No artificial coloring or fragrance makes this soap a good choice for gentle cleansing.

Coconut Cream

Here is a slab of coconut cream soap before it has been divided into bars. Have you ever seen a block of soap this big? Uncured new soap is soft and fun to slice. It’s like a knife thru butter, but don’t forget you can’t eat it!

About Knueven Soap

Knueven Soap developed out of a keen interest in functional art and a desire to accommodate my sensitive skin and legal blindness.  I’ve always been passionate about creating art and as I’ve lost more and more acuity it has been increasingly challenging to express myself and reflect the beauty my limited vision continues to admire.

I found myself seeking a new art form to spark my creativity and challenge my intellect.  I stumbled on a Soap Queen video on YouTube- I was hooked!  As I researched the steps for soap making I realized each step was amenable to adaptation to accommodate my vision loss.  The added bonus of part of the creation of soap has to do with the feel of the soap batter and the nuances of fragrance with respect to design.  I am fascinated with the end soap product and its texture in my hands and with the unique structure of the lather which each oil formulation creates.

There is an element of danger in making lye based soaps.  Although the end product is a delight to skin, the manufacturing process is a chemical reaction between a base pH substance called lye and an acid pH substance which is oils.  There are many things as a blind person living in a sighted world that are intimidating and scary but I’ve had to learn to do those things anyway.  So, I couldn’t let fear stand in my way.  Great rewards come with standing up to fear and finding your way to success!

Soap making is the way I can continue to show my creativity, challenge my understanding and knowledge of science, and produce products that are kind to skin and our environment.

Be Passionate  |  Be Brave  |  Be Sensitive

OOO LA LA Honey Laundry Soap!

Who wants honey in their laundry soap?? You do! Many of us these days have high efficiency laundry machines which is great for the environment but requires a special type of soap which can rinse out effectively with less water. If you want to use natural and biodegradable products in your home our Honey Laundry Soap meets all these specifications. The aim for this type of soap is to keep it low in lather, high in slip, and soften the water to make the soap perform at its best. Our special blend of coconut and soy oils with a hint of honey hits the nail on the head! Coconut oil soap is known for its amazing ability to cleanse however it makes too many bubbles to go it alone in a high efficiency washer so we tame the lather with soy bean oil which is less bubbly but just as effective at removing dirt and oils. Honey adds slip to soap without adding lather, making it hard for the dirt to stick but making it easy to rinse away. With the addition of Sodium tetra borate and sodium carbonate, both of which are found in nature, our Honey Laundry Soap can work effectively even if you have hard water.

How can it work without bubbles? Soap is a very special molecule! One side of the molecule attaches to oils and the other side attaches to water. These molecules stick to the dirty oils on our clothing then wash away with the rinse cycle. There is no need for bubbles for soap molecules to bind with dirty oils. The best thing about this amazing soap molecule is it doesn’t matter what type of material your clothing is made of, it works the same for all types of fibers. Go Soap!!

Special Considerations When Using Honey Laundry Soap:

SORT YOUR CLOTHING INTO LIKE COLORS FOR WASHING
This is a very traditional activity known to many folks who were doing laundry before the advent of chemically laden detergents. Many types of clothing loose dye during cleansing no matter if it is detergent or soap doing the cleansing. However, there are no chemicals in Honey Laundry Soap to keep the dyes from bleeding and discoloring your other garments during the wash cycle. While you are sorting your garments you can think of how happy the fish and other water dependent life will be when your laundry water goes into our water system and biodegrades. Go Soap!!