If you are a fan of simplicity, Rhode Island Soapworks is the brand for you. Simple ingredients, simple production methods, and simple packaging, all result in body care products that are not only all-natural but smell nice, work well, and look pretty enough to display. Joy Schuyler started the business back in 1998 when she tried her hand at making a batch of soap, brought a supply to a craft show, and was pleasantly surprised when it all sold out. Over the years, Joy has expanded her range to include everything from bath salts and shaving products to a cold remedy repair kit. Products contain no preservatives, fillers, animal, or petroleum products. Made in the rural village of Chepachet, the small-batch line uses home-grown herbs and flowers, and is instantly recognizable with its signature kraft paper labels bearing an illustrated sheep. “When we created the logo we wanted it to represent our connection to the past, to show our products were simply made, and we had sheep on our farm,” Joy explains. In addition to being carried at select shops around the state, find Rhode Island Soapworks on Etsy and this month at the Scituate Arts Festival, held October 12-14, and at the upcoming Foundry Artists Holiday and PVD Artisans Holiday shows in Pawtucket.
Rhode Island Soapworks
Frog & Toad
Scituate Arts Festival, October 12-14