Hello from Otisco Valley in Spafford, New York!
We are Nancy and Bob Lee and we began Balsam Rose Soap Co. over ten years ago. Nancy is a retired Family and Consumer Science educator with over 30 years of college and middle school teaching experience. Bob has over 30 years’ experience in a successful career as a technologist and health care administrator.
Efforts related to healthy living and clean eating without additives led us to discover the benefits of natural handcrafted soap. We have developed our own formulas based on what we have learned. All Balsam Rose Soap Co. products are plant-based and contain no artificial scents or colors or any questionable chemicals or additives.. Balsam Rose formulas are research-based and we use high quality ingredients that are natural, sustainable, and good for your skin. Our 100% natural products are made with organic extra virgin oils, organic unrefined butters, organic botanicals, and pure essential oils
We always look to purchase NY state local, organic, and fairly traded botanicals, and other natural ingredients. We enjoy learning about and sharing resources with businesses, farms, and community organizations that are also concerned about our health, the environment and building local economies. We use many local products in our soap making and are adding more each day. Local ingredients we use include craft brews, honey, hops, plants and herbs of all kinds, maple syrup, and pumpkin.
We believe in giving back to the community and we support the Auburn Rescue Mission and other important outreach organizations.