Why make Pure Prairie Soap?

Soapmaking seems a natural extension of the country life we live. There is no soap for sale by Pure Prairie Soap that has not been first personally used and approved by our family and friends fondly referred to as “official testers.” In fact, there are usually several different soaps in the bath at any given time!   

Through a love of home crafts the first batch of soap was made 25 years ago.  It was a plain soap, but a pleasant discovery was made in the process.  Our skin had quit itching!  No more dry skin!  

Since then we have discovered that handcrafted soap is far superior to commercial soap for the following reason:  It leaves an emollient film on your skin that makes it feel soft and sensuous. This “feeling” is from the glycerin which has been retained in the soap. In commercial soaps, the glycerin is removed for use in products such as lotions, creams, and other industrial uses.   

For a more detailed look into the soapmaking process please visit our FAQ page.

About the Soapmaker

Sonia Meccage had been making soap for 25 years and has always been drawn to a simpler lifestyle and exploring ways to live more sustainably. She enjoys knitting, spending time with her children and grandchildren, and working on home-construction projects and renovations.

 Sonia Meccage, Soapmaker  Pictured with granddaughter Eleanor

Sonia Meccage, Soapmaker
Pictured with granddaughter Eleanor

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
— William Shakespeare