Blue Ridge Soap Shed


130 Varieties of Handmade Soap - We make soap for Every Body.

About Us
Now offering 130 varieties, The Blue Ridge Soap Shed makes the largest variety of handmade soap in the United States, and its soapmaking operation is open to the public. Come see soap made and select your favorite soaps in the retail shop.

Visitors are welcome to view whatever aspect of the soapmaking process is being conducted at the time of their visit, from the mixing of oils and lye, to the molds used to make each batch and the cutters used to prepare each bar they take home. Photos, antique soap-making equipment and sample raw materials to see, smell and touch are on display to entertain and educate. Anyone who specifically wants to see a batch of soap made from start to finish at the time of their visit should check the soapmaking schedule or call ahead. Demonstrations are led by Dr. Tim Tyndall, a retired Science professor, who also provides historical information and an overview of different soap varieties while making a batch of soap. There is no admission fee for our regularly scheduled demonstrations. Your purchase of soap in our shop following the demonstrations is always appreciated, but never required.

Home school and public school groups, 4-H and scout groups, tour buses and other large groups are asked to schedule their attendance at on-site soapmaking demonstrations in advance so that special arrangements can be made � including scheduling Dr. T to provide the demonstration and instruction, with an emphasis on the math and science of soapmaking. First time visitors should keep in mind that our soapmaking demonstrations are conducted in a covered outdoor pavilion that is not enclosed on the sides, so please dress accordingly. Full demonstrations are not held in the event of bad weather. If no demonstration is held, an overview of soapmaking steps and equipment is provided inside the store.

Our Products

We are located 0.6 mile North of Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 331, Gillespie Gap, off Highway 226S in Spruce Pine, NC.

Hours of Operation
We are a seasonal business open daily 10-5 from early May through October 31st, and other times by appointment. We welcome web orders year round, 24/7.

Web Site

Where you can find our products
Our Soap can be purchased at several locations along or near The Blue Ridge Parkway including The Folk Art Center in Asheville and The McDowell County Welcome Center, Highway 221/226 Bypass, Marion, NC.


Blue Ridge Soap Shed
Dr. Tim Tyndall
179 Meadow View Road
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Phone: (828)765-6001

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