Mount Royal Soap Company was founded in Baltimore, MD in the Spring of 2014 by three soap-obsessed friends: Matt, Pat & Sam
All three founders were newly in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction at the time and were looking for ways to use their new found time and energy. Making soaps, lotions and skincare products proved to be an amazing way to use our energies in a positive way to help us continue our recovery journey.
For years we had studied, developed our recipes, fine-tuned our craft, and tested our products on lucky friends and family members as hobbyists. With a passion for handmade artisan goods, a concern for our local economy, and a love of all things great smelling, we decided to offer the fruits of our collective knowledge and efforts to the public. In the end we do this because we love making soap and responsible, effective, skincare products.
From the beginning, we have been fully committed to making products which are Palm Oil Free, plant based, cruelty free and as low waste and zero waste as possible. Our goal is to provide the best sustainably sourced bath and body products to as many people as we can while maintaining our small batch production process right here in Baltimore.
We began selling our products at Baltimore Farmers Markets in 2015. We quickly gained an amazingly loyal following in just a few years and in 2018 we took the leap into opening our first retail store in the Baltimore neighborhood of Remington. We staffed the store ourselves and made our products in the 500 square foot area in the back, a space that we almost immediately outgrew. With the explosion of soap and sanitizer demand during the pandemic it was no longer possible for us to make everything in the back ourselves. We opened our first manufacturing space in the summer of 2020 just 2 miles from our store in the neighborhood of Woodberry.
Mount Royal Soaps now has a staff of over 11 incredible individuals who have made this company more amazing than we had ever hoped. We are proud of our products, our retail locations, and the impact that we hope to have had on our community.