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Motor City Soap Celebrates Five Years with Soap Share Relaunch

1 Aug

Motor City SoapToday Motor City Soap celebrates¬†five years ūüéČ and we’re glad you’re here for it! Summer favorites like the Gardener, the Farmer and the Herbalist are stocked and¬†now available on Etsy. We’re also so excited to roll out elements of Motor City Soap’s brand refresh (new logo! new labels!), thanks to M1/DTW for their design work and Motor City Match for the technical assistance funds to make it all happen.

To celebrate five years of soap biz, we’re relaunching our¬†monthly soap share with two months of FREE shipping when you sign up by 8/2. Local pick-up options are also available for Detroit-based customers. Email info (at) motorcitysoap (dot) com for details and to sign up!

Thanks for being a part of our history and remember to #washlocal.

Be clean + do good

4 Mar

Motor City Soap is donating 50% of all Etsy sales during the month of March to Freedom House Detroit.

Freedom House is a nonprofit organization in Detroit that provides shelter, legal services and comprehensive social services to asylum seekers fleeing persecution in their home countries. Freedom House recently received news that their HUD funding will not be renewed this year and they are raising money to keep their doors open. Due to this loss in funds, Freedom House has lowered their shelter capacity to 25-30 residents (from 40) and their goal is to raise $100,000 by April 1. In support of these efforts, Motor City Soap will donate 50% of our Etsy shop sales to Freedom House. Visit http://freedomhousedetroit.org to learn more and donate directly to their organization. #refugeeswelcome

Fall DIY workshops with Motor City Soap

16 Sep

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Learn how to make cold process soap, natural deodorant, sugar scrubs and more with Caitlyn at Motor City Soap Company. Keep some for yourself and craft more for the holiday season!

Select from the classes¬†below or email Caitlyn to plan a private event with family and friends. All classes are held at Motor City Soap Company’s studio located in Southwest Detroit.


Intro to Cold Process Soapmaking – Saturday, 9/24

Intro to Cold Process Soapmaking – Saturday, 10/29

Advanced Cold Process Soapmaking – Saturday, 11/5

DIY Bath + Beauty Workshop – Sunday, 11/6

Intro to Cold Process Soapmaking – Thursday, 11/17


Spring Update

16 Mar

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I’m celebrating the beginning of spring by spending¬†time outdoors on my bike, removing plastic from¬†windows at the soap studio (ahhhh) and planning spring crops with fellow growers for our community garden.

In addition, here are several spring-inspired updates from Motor City Soap Company:

Monthly Soap Share

Join Motor City Soap Company’s¬†monthly soap share program and receive a regular supply of healthy, natural¬†soaps at a discounted price! You have the option of selecting the share size that fits your household¬†as well as USPS shipping or a local pick up. Feel free to email me with questions or special requests: caitlyn (at) motorcitysoap (dot) com

New Products on Etsy

Shop¬†new products¬†in my Etsy shop, including the lemony-fresh Nurse soap, lavender and peppermint sugar scrubs and my current favorite: the Soapmaker. This is a bar made with a base of sunflower oil, scented with lemongrass essential oil and sprinkled with dried calendula petals (see photo above, top left). Save $3 on your order with the coupon code SPRING until the summer solstice – that’s through June 20th!

Soapmaking Classes

Learn how to make cold process soap at one of my upcoming classes. It’s a perfect weekend activity to share with family members and friends! Participants receive hands-on instruction, a comprehensive resource guide and soap to take home. Vouchers are also available for purchase to give as gifts for birthdays, Mother’s Day or other¬†special occasions. Email caitlyn (at) motorcitysoap (dot) com for details.

I will have my spring/summer market schedule available shortly and hope to see you in person soon!

Wash on,


Holiday Market Schedule

12 Nov

Motor City Soap Company is excited to release our 2015 holiday market schedule. We will begin selling our handmade, vegan soaps and natural body care products at local markets throughout Metro Detroit beginning on Small Business Saturday:


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Shop Detroit BUILD Bazaar | Saturday, 11/28, 11am – 6pm

One Campus Martius, 1050 Woodward Ave., Detroit

West Park Winter Social | Saturday, 11/28, 4 Р10pm

Kercheval Ave. between Maryland + Wayburn, Grosse Pointe Park

Sunday Street Market РHoliday Markets | 11/29, 12/6 & 12/13,  10am Р4pm

Eastern Market, Shed 3, Detroit

Noel Night at the Scarab Club | Saturday, 12/5,  4 Р11:30pm

217 Farnsworth, Detroit

Merry Market | Saturday, 12/12, 9am – 7pm & Sunday, 12/13, 10am – 6pm

The Detroit Mercantile Co., 3434 Russell St., Detroit

Southwest Holiday Fest Build Bazaar | Saturday, 12/12, 3 – 9pm

555 W. Vernor Hwy, Detroit

The Rust Belt Market | Friday – Sunday 12/18 – 20

22801 Woodward Ave., Ferndale


P R O D U C T  M E N U  +  E T S Y  S H O P

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