Our Story

The Oma Crew
The Oma Crew

Oma’s Favorite Handcrafted Soaps began in 2003 because of a need to soothe the delicate skin of my youngest daughter. Prescription and over-the-counter treatments weren’t really bringing her comfort, and I hated the idea of using chemicals on a newborn.

After much trial and error, a collection of recipes was created that met the needs of her dry skin. Soon after, my entire family was using my soaps exclusively. Each new batch of soap taught me more about the importance of quality ingredients, and how they contributed to a great bar of soap.

Eventually, my family and I had more soap than could be used in a lifetime!
My desire to make soap had become my passion!  In 2010, I started selling products to the public.

We reached another milestone on April 22, 2017, when we opened our first brick u0026amp; mortar location in Pineville, Louisiana. Then, on September 22, 2018, we attained yet another milestone – we relocated to a larger location in Alexandria, Louisiana! Our shop, which we’ve dubbed the Soap Cottage, served as the premier location for handcrafted bath treats with concierge service until December 31, 2019, when we closed the doors.

We will make our 10th anniversary. We will continue to create skin-friendly soaps and body products in small batches with love and a huge helping of puns and humor!

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