All of our soaps and body products are vegetable-based and created
by hand in the traditional cold-process method in our Somerville kitchen.
We use only sustainable palm oil and other natural ingredients.
Read more about our methods on our Process Page.
HANDMADE FOR has grown out of Rachel’s desire to make things with her hands after spending most of her day working on a screen. She has been making soap for over ten years and art for even longer, so currently she’s focusing on small-batch items HANDMADE FOR washing up and other miscellany.
More specifically, Rachel established HANDMADE FOR in June 2014 after striking a deal with her grandfather to start to sell her soaps if he would sell his woodworking products. She had been making soap ever since taking a soap-making class with her mother when she was in high school (her mother being a chemical engineer, it was the perfect overlap of their interests). Now, over a decade later, HANDMADE FOR is a fully established small business based out of her Somerville, MA apartment.