Mama Sallie’s Old Fashioned Soap

In the tradition of the maker’s grandmother (Mama Sallie) and aunties, all soap makers, she brought to life Mama Sallie’s Old Fashioned Soap. This palm-free soap has no exotic butters and oils but is still just as luxurious as other butter soaps!

Unlike commercially made soaps, handcrafted soap is not milled or pressed to extract water. As a bar of handcrafted soap cures, water will naturally evaporated from the soap. This process results in the loss of weight, but increases the hardness making for a longer lasting bar of soap.



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Island Fresh Skincare

Marilyn Dice is a third-generation soap maker with roots in the Deep South. Her grandmother made soap out of necessity and she continues this tradition today with Island Fresh Skincare, developing products that are non-toxic and gentle on the skin. Island Fresh developed from her travels to tropical locations and her years living in Florida, where her skin thrived from the salty sea air. Her products are made with fewer than 10 ingredients and all products include organic components.

Marilyn is a member of the founding cohort of ORIGINS, a PG&H sister program and platform that celebrates and supports Black makers in Pittsburgh; learn more at