The Soap Kitchen: Handmade Soap For You

The Soap Kitchen: Handmade Soap For You

Gregory Han
Jul 31, 2007

I have house guests coming over in a few days, and I feel as though I have grown up a bit from the college years of shoving my guests on a couch and with a few old blankets. This impending visit earmarks the first time I'll have overnight guests in my new house, so my mum gently recommended that in addition to hanging fresh towels, I ought to stock the bathroom beyond the necessities: quality soaps, extra toothbrushes, etc. This, she assured me, will make my guests feel at home. With this mission in mind, I went to Old Town Pasadena to pick up a few choice soap selections from The Soap Kitchen.

The shop, owned and operated by Dali Yu, has a kitchen in the back where they make all the soaps by hand, using superfine essential oils and herbs to create environmental-friendly soaps that are free from artificial colors, preservatives, or fragrances. All the soaps and gift baskets that are on display in the shop are beautifully wrapped and the presentation is exquisite--I went inside intending to get a soap sampler collection, and I walked out with a gift basket, sea scrub, and lip balms.

So, now that my bathroom is guest-ready, all I have left to do is restock the wet bar...

Check out The Soap Kitchen's online shop.
-Grace

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