Ashgrove Soaps

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 at least 40% imported Italian olive oil. Some are traditional Castile Soap with 100% imported olive oil.  All of our ingredients are restaurant grade assuring a premium product.

We believe in supporting the local economy.  Many of our suppliers are from Western Pennsylvanian sources: oils from Restaurant Depot in Pittsburgh, Goat’s milk from farmers in Sarver, PA, and beeswax from the former President of the Central Western PA Bee Association in Wampum, PA.

We are professionally associated with and are members of the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild.



2015 Pittsburgh Soapmakers Gathering

May 2nd- Save the Date

Soapmakers Gathering – Conference: Creative Design, Colorants, and Dazzle with Lori Chandler from Ashgrove Soaps

Event Location: Shaler Library

Saturday, May 2, 2015       10:15 AM – 4:15 PM

A larger group will gather for this exciting event. Bring a bag lunch and a drink.

Door Prizes and Gift Bags from Nationally Recognized Soapmaking Suppliers

Register for this event through the Shaler Library – 412 486 0211

A day of demonstrations, hands-on participation, and techniques focusing  on:

* Specialty oils like cocoa butter and almond oil.

* Techniques to add color in cold processed soap with oxides, mica, natural plant, and liquid colors

* Creative designs as we play with swirls, imbeds, and sparkle

 Pittsburgh  Gathering Attendees receive notebook with handouts and coupons.

As always, wear old clothes, bring a long-sleeved shirt, and closed-toe shoes. Attendees must be age 18 or older.

Conference Coordinator: Lori Chandler – Ashgrove Soaps

Limited to 20  participants

Prerequisite: Soapmaking 101

Cost :  $45.00 per person


Class News from Ashgrove Soaps Sundries and Beeswax Ornaments

Snowflakes and the big Arctic chill are in the air for this 2015 winter. Take a break and join us for one of our classes. We have a variety of our popular soapmaking classes scheduled.

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”.

What’s Class is next?

March 14, 2015 Shaler Library: Soapmaking 101 and Soapmaking 201 (Soapmaking 101 is full with waiting list)

April 4, 2015 – North Hills Art Center: Soapmaking 101

May 2, 2015 Shaler Library: Pittsburgh Soapmakers Gathering / Conference (Prerequisite: Soapmaking 101)

June 13, 2015 – Shaler Library: All Day Workshop – Soapmaking 101 and Soapmaking 201

See complete soapmaking class information on the classes page

If you are looking to host a demontration, class, or workshop for family or friends, contact us. We would love to help you host a special night for you and yours to remember.

If we can help you with our unique gifts, creative shower favors, or suggestions for special occasions, please email or call.

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Lori Chandler

724 352 3220

Ashgrove Soaps, Sundries, and Beeswax Ornaments

Valencia, PA




Best Craft Vendor Award at the Waynesburg, PA ~ Sheep and Fiber Festival   May 17 &18th   2014
Displaying Ashgrove Soaps and Sundries 1.jpg We were voted the Best Craft Vendor at the Waynesburg, PA Sheep and Fiber Festival.
From the Festival Vendor Coordinator, Rose Kendell, “Booths are judged on signage, clear & easy to find pricing, product display, and the ability of the vendor to relate to the public and describe their products or craft. Your booth was judged to be the Best Craft Vendor.”
Many thanks to those at the festival! It was a wonderful venue and we were honored to receive the award.


Ashgrove Soaps, Sundries,
And Beeswax Ornaments
230 Monks Road, Valencia, PA 16059
(724) 352 3220

AshgroveSoaps@gmailcom           www.AshgroveSoaps.com


We are professionally associated with and are members of the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild.