Blanco Lavender Soap – Handmade in Blanco Texas

Blanco Lavender Soap in the Texas Hill Country

Blanco lavender soap – handmade in blanco, texas Scents go in and out of style, but Lavender always remains.  Its amazing aroma transcends space and time. From the hillsides of France, to grandmothers back porch, Lavender is a scent that everyone loves. Our Blanco lavender soap is a regional specialty, because here in Blanco, Texas – […]

A Quick History of Soap from guest writer Gemma Edmonds

History of Soap for Old Factory Soap Company

Thanks to Gemma Edmonds for submitting this article for our blog! She gives us a quick history of soap. Very interesting! A Quick History Of Soap Nowadays, soap is something we all take for granted. It requires something a bit special (gorgeous smelling, sprinkled with flowers, made with pure ingredients…sounding familiar?) to get us excited […]

Wimberley Soap Factory – Our beginning in Wimberley Texas

Madeline Novak Jonathan Savoie Old Factory Soap Company Wimberley Soap Factory

Wimberley Soap Factory – Our beginning in Wimberley, Texas Wimberley Soap Factory, The story of our beginnings in Wimberley Texas. One beautiful fall day, many years ago, Jonathan and I first drove through Wimberley, Texas.  We were on our way to Austin, in our white Volkswagen Passat – with all of our belongings in packed in […]

Activated Charcoal Soap – Our Event Horizon Charcoal Soap Bar

Event Horizon Activated Charcoal Soap Bars

Activated charcoal soap – event horizon One question that we get asked all of the time here at old factory is, “Do you have any activated charcoal soap?”  The answer is YES!  We use activated charcoal in several of our bars, including our featured bar today – Event Horizon.  Activated charcoal soap for acne is […]

Old Factory Spotlight: White Deer Apothecary in Austin, Texas

White Deer Apothecary Muscle Salve juniper Hill Contry

White Deer apothecary SOUTH AUSTIN, TEXAS Old Factory’s Quick List.  We are always on the hunt for amazing, unique, clean products and the stores that support them.  Old Factory’s brand spotlight series highlights some of the brands that we use personally, and some of the retail spaces we shop at. We hope to share this […]

This weekend: Herb Day at American Botanical Council

Herb Day American Botanical Council May 2017

Join us this weekend, Saturday May 6th, in Austin Texas for Herb Day at the American Botanical Council.  We will have a booth set up with all of our lovely botanical soaps, perfumes, and more!  This Free Event features plant walks from Ellen Zimmerman of EZ Herbs and Nicole Telkes of the Wildflower Botanical School […]

Old Factory at Founders Day – Dripping Springs Texas

Old Factory Soap Display at Founders Day Dripping Springs Texas

This weekend Old Factory participated in Founders Day in Dripping Springs Texas.  This classic festival is exactly what you would expect in an old time Texas festival from the movies – a giant parade, a serious team BBQ cook off, a carnival with rides, a good old fashioned texas street dance, and more.  We were […]

Limited Edition Soap: Pure Plantain Hydrosol in our Olive Oil Soap Recipe

Pure Plantain Hydrosol Limited Edition Soap by Old Factory Perfume

Limited Edition Plantain Hydrosol Soap by Old Factory.  Many think of the Plantain we find in our backyards here in Central Texas (and across the country) as an unwanted garden weed.  Did you know that it actually has a long history of medicinal use?  This amazing herb can actually do quite a lot.  Today I […]