Refreshingly Clean ~ Naturally Good

Located in Western Pennsylvania, Ashgrove Soaps is a home-based family operation. We searched for natural soaps and found that by creating our own we had an excellent combination of oils and scents. Making small batches of soap, we balance seasonal and year round varieties.

We have a variety of soap selections. All of our soaps begin with 40% imported Italian olive oil. Our traditional Castile Soap are made with 100% imported olive oil.  All of our ingredients are of premium quality and assure a skin loving purchase .


 Ashgrove Soaps and Sundries is  professionally associated with and is a member of the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild.

Lori is a HSCG Certified Soapmaking Teacher and Certified Soapmaker. 

 She is the first, and currently the only, HSCG Certified Soapmaking Teacher in PA.                          



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Our season of outdoor frolics has begun! Come on out and have some fun!!!

See where we are traveling on the Fairs and Festivals page.

Holiday Update: During this time of the year our soap stock fluctuates like crazy. As many of you know, we expand our scent selections to full bloom starting in early September through the Christmas season.  This year we have had a full garden of new selections and old time favorites. They have been well received. So well received our entire stock is very low. If you are looking for a special gift your someone or a treat for yourself, email me for our current list. Cold processed soap requires 4 – 6 weeks of preparation before going to market. In January we will start our stirring our soap pots again.

Speaking of “markets”, The Olive Tap in the Strip District at the Pittsburgh Public Market on 2401 Penn Ave has  booked Ashgrove Soaps for an all day demonstration on December 12th. The completion of our 2015 handcrafted collection will be offered on that day.

To spend time with our family and to celebrate our Christmas, we will not be accepting orders from Dec. 13th till Jan. 8th.


Class News from Ashgrove Soaps Sundries and Beeswax Ornaments

Our soapmaking classes are fun and creative. Join us for a great experience or give a class as gift to a special someone.  Each year many people purchase soapmaking classes as gifts. Sharing classes with a friend makes a wonderful times of “Let’s have fun adventures together”.  See complete soapmaking class information on the classes page.

What soapmaking workshop is next? Email for more information

January 16, 2016 – Clinton Presbyterian Church, Saxonburg, PA

February 20, 2016 – Vintage Vogue Furnishings, New Wilmington, PA

February 27, 2016 – Shaler Library, Etna, PA


New dates for workshops and classes to be posted. Sign up for email notifications.


Weddings, baby showers, birthdays, graduations – celebrate them all!! Are you looking for a special treat for an event or occasion? We can help you with our unique gifts, creative shower favors, or handcrafted items for special occasions.


Wishing you joy in the journey,

Lori Chandler

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HSCG Certified Soapmaker and Soapmaking Teacher

724 352 3220      Valencia, PA

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