About Us

"The purpose of art is washing the dust of every day life from our souls." -Picasso

At Prairie Sage Soap each small batch of soap that is made is as unique as a piece of artwork.  Soap is a very creative medium for an artist.  In art you can purchase only one original.  No one else can own it, and it won't ever be duplicated.  The same can be said for PSS handmade olive oil soaps.  It takes as much time to design the look of each batch of soap and to make careful notes as it does to make it.  PSS soap is hand-stirred in a small soap pot and then poured into a small block mold that yields several unique pieces of soap at once.  No two bars in any one batch look the same.  Every batch, and every bar in it, is a limited edition piece of soap art.  So once a batch is gone, it can't be duplicated.  You might visit the PSS website and find the same scent again, but it will look a little different each time, and in some cases it will look a lot different!  You can buy knowing that when you open up your box, you are getting a unique experience.  Thank you for choosing Prairie Sage Soap!

My Story

1999 was a very good year. I was on vacation with my husband and my two young sons. At an herb farm in San Diego there was a little soap shop which sold kits that taught how to make a basic brick of soap. It seemed to me that soap making would be a peaceful process and would lend itself well to my creative side. I bought the kit and that was the beginning. It has been a fun hobby/business for many years. But as life often does, I was thrown a curve ball in 2008. I lost my husband of 31 years very suddenly, to Leukemia. The economy crashed at the same time so consequently I lost my home and most everything I owned. My two sons and I started over again. So the little soap business is no longer just a hobby, but a necessity to make a living. Little did I know that the small vacation purchase would eventually have to lead to my living! I am still working on that, so thanks so much for purchasing PSS!!

UPDATE:  My two little boys did what little boys do. They turned into grown men.  Now it's just me and my little business. I've grown it slowly and organically. It has helped me in so many ways - financially, emotionally, mentally and physically. I am very thankful for everything that PSS has given me.  And I'm so very thankful for my customers!

What makes PSS so special?

It's true, a Google search will tell you that there are over 4,060,000 websites selling handmade soap. Many of these have sprouted with the beginning of the 'Green Revolution' and are relatively new soapmakers. We (actually, it's an army of one - me) here at PSS are experienced.  My name is Trisha, and I have been making soap for eighteen years now.  First and foremost, I have designed a gentle recipe that has been refined over the years to yield a beautiful lather that is easy on the skin.  You can use this soap head to toe.  I never make any promises but I have several customers with troubled skin and they won't use anything else.  And secondly, I am an artist and I have found soap to be a very creative and satisfying medium that I never grow tired of working with.  The possibilities are endless.  If you would enjoy a very mild olive oil soap that is easy on the skin and beautiful to look at, then Prairie Sage Soap is for you!