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Welcome to St. Mist Soap

Meet Santo!

I’m Santo, a professional Chef with over 25+ years of extensive experience, where my experiences with culinary specialities will be utilized in preparing a wide range of Japanese & Asian Cuisines in the US.

From Indonesia & raised in North Sulawesi Island which is home to lush tropical rain forests, volcanic peaks and lakes and stunning beaches. These dramatic landscapes are home to some of the rarest and most unusual species of plants and animals on earth.– including numerous endemic species.

North Sulawesi is the second largest coconut producing province in Indonesia and accounted for 7.4% of coconut land area, nationally.

Also it’s known for its dive sites, nature parks and surrounded by volcanic mountains, several islands and is home to coral reefs and many types of fish.

In Indonesia the people here love to use aromatic flavors, bold  spices , herbs, which are all natural ingredients for cooking, medicine, bath & body to skin care treatment.

Traditional cuisine babi buluh which is pork mixed with aromats and baked inside a bamboo stick over an open fire, taste the local “sambal” (chili sauce) or enjoy freshly grilled fish straight from the ocean.
The Herbs and Spices

Where I grew up, I learned about the benefits from traditional treatments, based on ancient knowledge and indigenous ingredients which use natural products based on local herbal knowledge. 

The reason why I’m so into it is because I have allergic reactions to my own skin, it’s always  red and itchy most cases it’s caused by factors like food & family history.

But when I came to the U.S. and started  working in the restaurant industry, my allergic reactions are getting worse & uncomfortable, later on I’ve found out what causes my allergic reaction.

I realized everything is about profit plus cutting corners and sadly most of us don’t know until our body shows problems.

The main cause is that many industries use antibiotics & preservatives for vegetables, seafood, meats, poultry, and animal feed is common in food production as it can substantially increase the sale weight in particular ways plus to keep supply from shortage & high demanding products.  Sadly many governments regulate the quantities allowed in foods & labeling lists “generally recognized as safe”.

Combining my experience as a chef & knowledge about natural product ingredients, I started making my own soap in order to treat my allergic reaction. And so far the results are fantastic for my skin.

At the same time I started to share knowledge about what kind of food can trigger skin allergic reactions.  

Know Your Source,  what type of ingredients, and the handling methods used to get to you is the best way to ensure that you are getting good quality products instead of cheap items with a lot of synthetic chemicals.

My passion for health and intimate love food has inspired me to create handmade soap and skin care the old fashioned way.

Handcrafted soap and skincare made from pure, raw and natural ingredients.

Creating soaps the old fashioned way means that the naturally occurring glycerin is not removed. This gentle ingredient formed in the soap making process is perfect for hydrating your skin.

     The soap is made in small batches with lots of love and attention to ensure the highest level of quality. We use the traditional cold process method. This allows the ingredients to stay at a low temperature to guarantee they keep their therapeutic properties.

     Our handcrafted soap is slowly cured for 4-6 weeks with each bar being unique in nature and varying slightly in size, shape, and weight. I use oils known for their nourishing qualities such as Coconut oil, Olive oil, Castor oil, Cocoa butter, Shea butter, Avocado oil, Almond oil etc…

We’re proud to offer the highest quality, most unique merchandise on the market today. From our family to yours, we put lots of love and careful attention in each item. We hope you enjoy our work as much as we enjoy bringing it to you.

NO SLS

NO Parabens

Non GM100% Phathalate Free

All of our soaps are handmade and we hand cut each batch. Each batch has their own distinctive smell and eye catching look. Our shop features handcrafted soap bars that are made using the finest oils, butters and botanicals. We take great pride on crafting of these products keeping it as natural as possible without any added additives, harmful chemicals or harsh ingredients. The moisturizing oils used produces a rich luxurious lather that will leave your skin clean and soft without stripping it of its natural oils. And we know how important it is for you to be able to recognize and understand the ingredients in your soap.

People come in all shapes in sizes. We have different hopes, different, dreams, different goals in life. And we all have different skin needs. 

Our product line will be expanding, so make sure to come back to see our new and updated products as they become available.

(The soap is cured in our dedicated curing room under cool, dry conditions with plenty of fresh air for 4-12 weeks.)

If you love homemade soaps that are are all natural, full of rich lather, great for moisturizing, and do not have all of the chemicals typically found in retail soap.

   Give yourself the opportunity to help your skin look and feel the way nature intended. You won’t regret it!

Thank you!

Cold Process – Our soap is all hand-crafted to produce the highest quality, most luxurious soap.  Each bar of soap takes about 4 weeks to prepare, yielding its high quality properties. Perfection takes time! 

For longer lasting soap bars – Do NOT allow them to sit in water. After use, place in a nice dry area.

Soap Color – As all of our soap is handmade, we can’t duplicate the exact coloration each time. So, color shades and swirl styles may slightly vary as each loaf and bar is unique! Climate changes also affect the outcome of soap. So,  although we follow the exact recipe each time a bar is made, bars can look different than what is shown in pictures. 

Soap Weight – As all of our soap is handmade and individually hand cut, please be aware that some of the weights from bar-to-bar vary in size. Although, we try and stay as close to the possible weight bars may vary slightly.

Benefits

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Heals acne
  • Improves skin elasticity
  • Improves cell renewal
  • Gentle exfoliation
  • Smoothens skin
  • Minimizes blackheads
  • Brightens skin
  • Reduces large pores
  • Regulates sebum
  • Purifies skin complexion