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Founded in my Long Island NY kitchen, my goal is to offer a more healthful alternative to the detergent-based, grocery store soaps most people apply to their skin every day, yet to do it in a way that also excites the senses!

Having worked with dried and pressed flowers in the past, my initial desire was to create a natural soap that could incorporate these multicolored and textural items of beauty. Some examples of my floral creations:  

                

Unfortunately, it didn't take long to discover that most of the flowers I loved to work with cannot be utilized in soap making without unacceptable compromise to their color and form. My path was set nonetheless, and through seemingly endless research and experimentation (thanks to family and friends as my test subjects) to make beautiful, deliciously scented, natural, skin-loving soaps, I've come to what are now my signature Chunky Soaps collection. 

Visually appealing and truly luxurious, my soaps are nicely lathering and retain all the natural glycerin that's often removed from mass produced soap (yes, finally, no more dry skin!) They contain high quality vegetable oils and other natural skin-nourishing ingredients such as: aloe vera, olive oil, oatmeal, cocoa butter, shea butter, goat milk, and honey, to name a few. I add pure natural clays to help draw out the impurities that can clog pores, and use a variety of botanicals and natural exfoliants to brighten and refresh skin. My soaps are deliciously scented with essential oils and/or fragrance oils to enrich your cleansing experience and overall sense of well-being. The CS collection has grown to over 45 different varieties (all of which are soy free and many of which are vegan). Best of all, The Chunky Soap Shoppe creates all products without the use of SLS (Sodium Laurel Sulfate), phthalates, artificial dyes or parabens. There should be no compromises with what we cleanse our skin with on a daily basis, and I'm happy to be creating a product that's so healthful and appealing to people of all ages! 

If you wonder why I named it "Chunky Soaps", it's simply because I wanted to create soaps that were over-sized and chunky in shape (whether rectangular, square or round). And unlike most other soaps on the market which range from 3 to 4 ounces in weight, mine start at 5.25 oz. for the shaving soaps and often go well beyond 6 oz. for the rectangular bars. Because they're handcrafted and hand cut (some styles uneven by design), there will be variations from one bar to another. That's part of what makes each of my soaps unique, in addition to their original designs. Furthermore, all soaps are made in small batches to ensure complete attention and maximum freshness.

Chunky Soap Shoppe soaps come individually shrink-wrapped and packaged, ready to give away as a gift or unveil for your own use. Also for sale are our adorable
gift boxes which house 3 luxurious bath bars soaps of your choosing.

If you have any questions, comments, or new product suggestions you can send a direct email to info@chunkysoaps.com or fill out contact form below. And don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram where we'll post special discounts and promotions.

Thanks for shopping :-)

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