Philosopher, Chemist, Entrepreneur: Soapy Jones of Left Hand Soap Co.

Soapy Jones, founder of Left Hand Soap Company, is on the Localist this week to dive into the world of natural, locally crafted soap and self care products. Soapy (yes, that’s her real legal name!) began making soap for gifts as a college grad, and it quickly turned into a business. Soapy describes moving the business during a pandemic, and how their product focus has shifted in the last year and a half. After 20+ years in the business, Soapy tells us how she stays interested, as well as how she deals with copycats.

Mentioned in this episode: 

Left Hand Soap Company

Left Hand Soap on Instagram

Pepper Place

Yellowhammer Creative 

Square One Goods Co. 

Birmingham Museum of Art 

Alphabetizing with Burrito Punx on the Localist podcast

Filter Coffee Parlor

Church Street Coffee and Books 

Red Bike Coffee

Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetics Guild

Goats Milk, Oats, and Honey soap (dry skin)

Cucumber Lemon soap (dry skin) 

Rosemary Detox soap (oily skin) 

Soap Making 101

@ThinkLocalist on Instagram 

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Carrie Rollwagen is host of the Localist podcast and cofounder of Church Street Coffee & Books. Currently, she works as Vice President of Strategic Planning at Infomedia, a web development company in Birmingham, Alabama. Find the Localist at @thinklocalist on Instagram and follow Carrie at @crollwagen.

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