Our Story

At a young age, my mom instilled in me the importance of being self-sufficient, and as a lover of the outdoors, I grew a strong passion for nature’s pantry and spent many hours reading, researching, and experimenting with ideas for all natural body care products.  

Through trial and error––and a ton of help from all-natural, cruelty free ingredients––I found the perfect formulas for the healthiest skin care imaginable. I couldn’t wait to share these products with the people, and in 2008, brought Elder Forest to life in Circleville, Ohio.   

After many years of juggling the expanding company on my own, my husband Nathan decided to leave his corporate job and bring his business skills to Elder Forest.

Now, after a decade of making body care, we’re as excited as ever to bring wonderful products to the young, the aging, the overworked mother, the bearded father, the naturalist, the athlete, and anyone who realizes the best products for their skin and our planet is handmade, all natural soap and body care. 

All of our products are carefully handcrafted in small batches with the intent to nourish, regenerate, and pamper your skin. We use only the highest quality ingredients so you can feel good about treating yourself daily. 

Our company consistently strives to evolve and build strong relationships with our customers. We look forward to what the future has in store as we continue to grow, and invite all to come along for the adventure!  

 Let’s clean up the world, one bar of soap at a time!

- Katie Rose