In 1997, the founder of SAIPUA (Finnish for “soap”) soaps, Susan Ryhanen, started creating soap in the basement of her Brooklyn apartment. The first few batches were made in old shoeboxes. Soon, her husband, Pentti, started to help her and a small soap-making company was created. The Saipua family business produces cold-processed olive oil based soaps. Each batch of Saipua soaps is hand measured, poured, and cut. Each bar contains 40-60% olive oil, so the soaps are extraordinarily moisturizing. The soaps are scented with pure essential oils - no artificial fragrances or perfumes are ever used. Safe for those with sensitive skin. Give yourself an everyday indulgence with the simple luxury of Saipua soaps. ENJOY!