Distinct specializes in artisan created handcrafted soaps, and our cold pressed soaps are a true labor of love for owner and soap artisan Sam. He makes each batch by hand in our in-store studio using natural and locally sourced, plant-based ingredients and oils.
To complement our soaps, we offer our own line of all-natural body butters, bath bombs, sugar scrubs, bath salts, balms, hand sanitizer, deodorant, shave pucks and more.
We also carry other lines of bath essentials as well as shaving, grooming, bath, body and skin care products, bathing accessories, home fragrances, essential oils, personal care products, gifts and others produced by independent businesses that share our philosophy of creating natural products free of animal testing, artificial colors, irritants, parabens, and harmful chemicals.
Our products are made is small batches with BIG LOVE, and our goal is to provide superior quality, earth-friendly goods and foremost customer service.
I've always been fascinated by the science of scent memory and the emotive nature of fragrance. As a child, as well as being asthmatic, I also suffered from eczema and had sensitive skin prone to allergic reactions. Some of my earliest and fondest memories are of my mother soothing my irritated skin with pure cocoa butter, vitamin e oil and other natural remedies. To this day those aromas fill me with a feeling of calm relief.
I have since learned to care for my skin by using products containing many of the natural ingredients my mother used, but I so often struggled to find ones that were not only beneficial to my skin but also appealing to the senses...so I began making my own.
After starting a family, environmental concerns and community involvement became very important to me, so leaving the corporate world behind to open a small studio and shop in which to pursue my passion for soap-making made sense.
I know I made the right choice. Each time a customer takes a bar of soap I created in their hands, holds it to their nose and breathes in its aroma, I can almost see in their faces the calm relief and fond memories it evokes for them.
- Sam, Founder and Owner