January 09, 2016
Rich scents like citrus oat, lavender patchouli, and Icelandic oakmoss fill the air inside Sammysoap (314-287-7020, 123 W. Argonne), a local business committed to producing all-natural, vegan bath and body products.
“A lot of people are still using a detergent product to cleanse their skin because they don’t know the difference,” says Sammysoap co-owner Karen Copeland. “And a lot of the ingredients in skincare products in the U.S. are illegal in other countries. We are part of this all-natural movement to get completely away from harmful synthetics.”
Instead, the Kirkwood-based company makes its products by hand, using simple chemistry and high-quality essential oils and emollients, says Copeland.
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