At Two Mules SoapTM we hand blend our all natural soaps with natural ingredients to create a wide array of handmade soap and skin care products that are delightful to the senses. Oils produced by the skin are the best moisturizers you have available. Excess oil can be removed by soap and cleansers, but if the pH of your soap is too high, you could be leaving your skin dry and damaged. Two Mules SoapTM Company carefully calculates and measures all ingredients so that our natural soaps have a pH as close to neutral as possible, so as to clean your skin but not harm it. Two Mules SoapTM Company uses combinations of olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, apricot kernel oil, castor oils, and cocoa butter. We formulate our recipes so that our bars are moisturizing, lather great, and smell great. Our vegetable based soaps are made by hand in small batches, using what is called the "cold process method". This method allows the soap to retain the natural glycerin created during the production process. Most commercial companies remove glycerin from soap for use in other cosmetic products. At Two Mules SoapTM, we find the emollient effects of glycerin to be quite delightful! Two Mules SoapTM uses no animal fats, which are found in most commercial soaps. We use no extra chemicals to enhance the slow reaction speed when making natural soap, or to increase the soap's lathering capabilities. It takes three to four weeks for the reaction to be completed. The resulting exceptional bar, enhanced by our combinations of essential and fragrance oils, along with dried herbs and herbal extracts, is the ultimate treat for your skin!
Two Mules Soap Company Founding
The summer of 1995 Denise (my daughter) and I attended a Garlic Festival at Green Horizon’s Farm in Bloomsburg, Pa. Many vendors were demonstrating how to create their craft; SOAP MAKING caught our attention. We watched intensely. At the end of the demo, we both glanced at each other, commenting “Hey, we can do that!”
We experienced a lot of joy over the next six months researching the skin care products and properties of different ingredients, creating recipes, and producing many batches of soap. We were hooked and wanted to continue to refine our product. With stockpiles of soap and escalating credit card bills, our husband’s gave us an ultimatum, stop making soap, or start selling it! It is now nineteen years later; we are still enjoying the art of soapmaking and get excited to try new blends and creations.
How We Came Up with Our Name
Attempting to name our company was not easy. Every name we came up with sounded like another company already established.
Driving thru Ohio – Denise and her husband saw two mules standing in a field. Jokingly he said, “That’s you and your mom, you should name your company Two Mules Soap”. They laughed and dismissed it. About six months later we decided, if you can’t have fun – then don’t do it. We embraced our name – Two Mules SoapTM Company.
Some folks find the Name comical; however, we believe Mules are very misunderstood.
The mule is a renowned example of hybrid vigor. Charles Darwin wrote: "The mule always appears to me a most surprising animal. That a hybrid should possess more reason, memory, obstinacy, social affection, powers of muscular endurance, and length of life, than either of its parents, seems to indicate that art has here outdone nature."
We continue to pour our love for soapmaking into every batch we make. Our quality ingredients, attention to detail, and natural ingredients is what sets our soap and skin care products apart. When you care about what you make and understand your product, the result is soap and skin care products that are special to your skin and your senses. Whether starting your day or finishing it with a bath or shower, Two Mule's Soaps and Skin Care products are crafted to make a difference!