Founder Carol Jasper: My love of soaping began in 1999 after a talk with my grandmother Gert who often helped her mother Alice make their soap supply once a year. What surprised me most was that it was no nostalgic ‘good ol' days’ story. Gert remembered it more as a loathsome task that was smelly, tiring and even ‘dangerous!’
Well, that just made me want to learn more, so I started researching--and poured my first batch of cold process rosemary mint soap in time for Gert's 90th birthday. She loved her 'birthday soap' and I’ve been hooked on soaping ever since.
Over the years, I became intrigued with the challenge of starting a handcrafted soap business and took the first steps toward its formation in October 2013. Jasper Lee Soapworks LLC was then officially established in January 2014.
Early on, it became clear that if we were going to grow, we needed to be centrally-located. We moved from the Lake Superior region to central Missouri in February 2015. We have a strong presence in Missouri. For a good part of the year you can find us at the City Market, River Market in Kansas City and at various other fairs and festivals. See our show schedule for current details.
Carol Jasper's professional background includes over 25 years of experience working in the manufacturing industry as a technical writer, documentation manager and corporate executive.
Enhancing the enjoyment of outdoor activities, hands-on projects and overall cleansing with useful, skin-nourishing soaps.