I began making soap in my early 20s but it had been a curious crafty obsession since I was a child. I collected bar soaps from hotels, decorative soaps, large bars, intricate mini soaps and sample sized shampoos. Soap was the best gift I could ever receive! Finally in a bachelor suite in West Broadway, I started planning Shiver Soaps. I took books out from the library. I learned how to calculate recipes manually (now I just plug everything into an online soap calculator) and one paycheck at a time bought a couple start up supplies. At that time FoodFare sold little bottles of lye for $6 which was perfect for a beginner! They soon discontinued their lye so I had to find another supplier which currently only sells lye in minimum $100 quantities. I have enough lye stored in my bedroom to get rid of numerous bodies!
I have changed my soap logo, branding and style a million times but always remained Shiver Soaps. Its been so fun!
Want some soap?
What I have in stock changes. I make small batches with ingredients I have in my kitchen. Each recipe is custom made and unique.
Current bars and batches are fresh out of the mold and need 6 weeks to cure. All soap will be ready by the first day of summer!