Founder & CEO Carol Jasper: 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 ol' 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 10+ 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 were to grow, we needed to be centrally-located, so we moved from the Lake Superior region to central Missouri in February 2015. We have a strong presence in Missouri, and 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 the most 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.
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.