About Us

Why I do what I do

How my dream became a reality


I am thrilled that so many people have found well-being by using my soaps.  It is my desire to continue to create what benefits you.

-Christy Carmichael, Owner and Designer

Before I created The Lather Co., I bought and used (along with thousands of other consumers) soap off the shelf.  Soap that I settled for, not realizing I had a choice.

Then one day I realized…

I could make a soap that would cater to my senses, soap that would help me sleep, melt my stress away, or even perk me up.   And if I could cater to my own senses, then I can do the same for others. Why was I settling for store bought scents and detergent filled formulas?

I decided to set out and create the most beautifully and uniquely designed handmade soap that not only felt amazing on my skin but also smelled deliciously glorious.

It turns out…

The road was more difficult than I imagined.

The time that it takes to devote to a new handmade small business is quite grand. And with two small children, extra time is almost nonexistent.

I was determined…

My creativity fueled my ambition.

And I am proud to say that with the awesome and overwhelming support of my husband, I now have this website filled with the most amazing smelling, beautifully designed soaps you will ever encounter.

I am pleased to provide a high quality product that is:

  • 100% Pure, Handmade Glycerin Soap
  • Cruelty Free
  • Vegan Friendly (other than Goat’s milk in some soaps)
  • Hypo-Allergenic
  • No Proplylene Glycol
  • No Detergents
  • No Sulfates (SLS)
  • No Alcohol
  • Biodegradable
  • Paraben Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Pthalate Free