4 soap shops where you can get your lather on in Birmingham

Birmingham, Buff City Soap, soap
Soap so pretty, it’s like art work. Photo via Buff City Soap’s Facebook page

With #washyourhands being the current anthem of the world, there’s a good chance you’re looking for some soaps that will treat your skin right. Well scrub on, Birmingham. Here are some local shops that create and sell awesome soaps.

1. Buff City Soap


Where can you find soaps that are free from harsh ingredients and chock full of nourishing plant-based goodies? At Buff City Soap.

This fun shop offers soaps of all kinds, including:

  • Bath + Shower
  • Face
  • Body
  • Beard Care
  • Hair Care
  • Laundry Soap

They even sell shampoo for your dog. Your sweet pup should wash up, too, after all.

If you’re looking for bar soap, here are two to try:

Good Morning Sunshine Soap
Price: $7

With its blend of grapefruit, orange and other citruses, this soap will start your day off on a high note. It even includes shredded loofah bits for gentle exfoliation. 


Tea Tree Oatmeal Soap
Price: $8

This blend of conditioning and moisturizing oils not only proves gentle exfoliation, but helps skin woes like eczema, psoriasis and poison oak.

Bonus: Buff City Soaps lets you customize products with the scent (or non-scent) and ingredients of your choice. Now that’s true pampering.

Address: 5361 US-280 #105, Birmingham, AL 35242
Hours: Daily, 10AM-6PM
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2. Infinite Soaps

Need soap, but want to be eco-conscious in your choice? Check out Infinite Soaps.

This local online company is committed to creating soaps and skincare products in a socially responsible and ethical manner.

Here are some to check out:

Lemon & Rosemary Bar Soap
Price: $1.95

Mmm! Love lemon and rosemary? Then this is the scent for you. Not only will it calm your skin, but it will leave it feeling fresh and clean.

Natural Bar Soap
Price: $1.95

If you have sensitive skin like I do, natural soap is the way to go for clean, smooth skin.

This soap bar is not colored or scented, which makes it super gentle on skin. It may not be the most beautiful bar on the shelf, but its benefits are worth it.

Address: 3536 Wynwood Dr. Birmingham, AL 35210
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3. Freedom Soap Company

Looking to free yourself from ordinary synthetic soap and skincare products? Then you’ll love Freedom Soaps.

This local shop creates all-natural products with real ingredients. Life tip: if you can pronounce the ingredients on the label, they’re all-natural.

Right now, Freedom Soaps has implemented a store-wide 15% price decrease on all of their products, now through April 30. Wowee, wow, wow!

Here are some products to consider:

Price: $7.95

Not only is the word patchouli fun to say, but it’s also great for all skin types. 

Ingredients: Saponified oils of coconut, olive, shea butter, sunflower seed, castor & apricot kernel & patchouli essential oil.

Lavender + Geranium
Price: $7.95

Just like in a cheesy soap commercial, the calming, uplifting scent of this bar will have you smiling while you scrub.

Suitable for most skin types, it includes a unique blend of saponified coconut oil, olive, shea butter, sunflower seed, castor and apricot kernel, rose clay, lavender essential oil and geranium essential oil.

Address: 3131 Bellwood Dr., Vestavia, AL 35243
Hours: Wed.-Fri. 10AM-5PM | Sat. 10AM-2PM
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4. Bungalow Bungalow

Looking for more than just hand soap? Then check out Bungalow Bungalow.

This environmentally-inspiring shop offers a slew of products that are eco-friendly, biodegradable and non-toxic, such as:

  • Castile soap
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dishwashing detergent
  • Manual dish soap
  • Glass cleaner concentrate
  • Multipurpose cleaner concentrate
  • And more!

So if you’re guilty of wearing those fave jeans on repeat with no washes in between, you may want to hit the fill station at Bungalow Bungalow for their must-have laundry detergent.

Address: 5529 1st Ave. S., Birmingham, Alabama
Hours: Wed. 9AM-6PM | Thurs.-Fri. 11AM-6PM | Sat. 11AM-3PM | Sat. 10AM-3PM
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What’s your favorite local soap shop in Birmingham? Let us know on social @bhamnow .

Patience Itson
Patience Itson
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