Our soap is made the old-fashioned way using all natural ingredients and a hand mixer. All of our soaps are made using the cold process method, ensuring small batches of a high-quality product guaranteed to leave you a lifetime fan of Brookstone Soaps.
The owners of Brookstone Soaps, Dwight and Sharon McMillion, are lifelong residents of West Virginia and currently reside in Huntington. They are avid fishermen and enjoy the great outdoors. They are the parents of three daughters and six grandchildren. They started making soap in 2010 in an attempt to help one of their daughters.
Our daughter has suffered from eczema since birth, but after the birth of our grandson in 2009, her skin allergies worsened and she developed food allergies to soy, dairy, and goat’s milk. Because her eczema caused her skin to be inflamed, her dermatologist recommended that she avoid sodiumlauryl sulfate, a detergent in soaps and shampoos. We began reading labels and started doing research on how to best help her skin.
Finding an all-natural soap made without milk, soy, detergent, and fillers was extremely difficult. What we learned is that commercial soaps are full of unnatural ingredients and chemicals including sodium lauryl sulfate. It was in everything! We could not believe the ingredient lists for just a “simple” bar of soap. We ordered soaps from around the country trying to find a soap for her, but her skin continued to itch and bleed. We researched soap making and found several recipes to help with allergic, sensitive skin. It took a few months to perfect the process, but in the meantime, we enlisted the help of our friends, family, and coworkers as our soap testers.
Much to our surprise, everyone loved the soap. We were getting requests for our soap and requests for other varieties. Most importantly, we had met our goal, our daughter had found the soap that she really loved.
This is how Brookstone Soaps began, as a family business, a business formed to help a family member. Now we have decided to share with you what we have learned. Brookstone Soaps will leave your skin wanting more and more. Using nature’s ingredients results in a quality soap that you will find to be very pleasing to your skin and your senses. While we continue to make a sensitive skin bar for our daughter, we now have a variety of soaps available. Please look at the products page for details.