Jasper Lee Soapworks LLC handcrafts a wide variety of high performance, outdoor & artisan soaps for online retail, B2B wholesale and fundraising. Private label service is also available to wholesale accounts at no extra charge. See our video below.
Founder & CEO Carol Jasper explains how her love of soaping and DIY spirit created a company.
My 'love of soaping' began in 1999 after learning about it from my grandmother Gert who often helped her mother make their family’s yearly soap supply. What surprised me most in the telling was that instead of hearing about it as a nostalgic ‘good ole days’ story, she remembered it as a loathsome task that was smelly, tiring and even ‘dangerous.’
That only made me want to learn more, so I started researching cold process soapmaking and poured my first batch of Rosemary Mint soap in time for her 90th birthday. Gert loved her 'birthday soap' and I’ve been hooked on soaping ever since.
Fast-forward 14 years: Intrigued with the challenge of starting a handcrafted soap business, I took the first steps toward the formation of the company in October 2013—and officially formed Jasper Lee Soapworks LLC in January 2014.
From a business perspective, it quickly became clear that if we wanted to grow, we needed to be centrally-located, so we moved from the Lake Superior area to central Missouri in February 2015. Today our products are in more than 60 stores in MO, AR, IL, OK, KS, WI, MN, TN and TX and we participate in fairs/festivals across the country.
I love useful things, so high performance and outdoor soaps that 'do something for you' remain core to our business.
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.
Our mission is to enhance the enjoyment of outdoor activities, hands-on projects and the overall cleansing experience by providing handcrafted soaps that are highly-effective and naturally nourishing to the skin. We strive to support fundraising efforts and our customers’ business goals by providing support materials and custom labels at no additional cost.