About Bear Ridge

Welcome!  I'm Heather.  I discovered a passion for making soap, bath and body products later in life.  After a long corporate career, I moved to a small farm I named The Ark where I live with my pampered collection of animals, including alpacas, goats, chickens, peacocks, cats, dogs and a very spoiled pig named Calamity.


Living on my small piece of paradise has given me an appreciation for the skills necessary to care for yourself, including the traditional art of soap making.  I've always viewed bathing as a way to relax and rejuvenate, and I enjoy creating products that support the wellbeing and enjoyment of others.  The creativity involved in the ancient process of making soap is pure joy to me.  

My motto - Pause.  Breathe.  Bathe. - reflects my love of baths and the restorative moment they can give us. We all need to bathe; why not make it a time when we can  pause and breathe and relax?  Give yourself that gift.

All Bear Ridge Soaps products are hand crafted with care for your enjoyment using quality ingredients such as certified sustainably harvested palm oil and paraben and phthalate free fragrance oils.  I want to create products that are joyful and high quality that you and your children can use guilt-free and safely.

Where did the name come from?  An important part of the team here at The Ark is my livestock guardian dog, Bear.  He protects animals and people alike from predators and watches over us all.  There is a pond on my land with a ridge along one side where Bear regularly patrols, which I named Bear Ridge.  When I was trying to think of a name that reflected my new brand, Bear Ridge Soaps felt just right.