Bay Berry Bliss is a family soap business that began as a personal desire to limit the amount of chemicals in the products our family used on a daily basis. We (Kelly & Chuck) handcraft every product completely from scratch using the very best ingredients this earth has to offer from our soap kitchen in Newton, NJ. We never choose ingredients to meet a price point, but to deliver the very best product. All of our products are made using USDA Certified Organic Oils and Butters.
At Bay Berry Bliss we use nature's ingredients responsibly to create peace of mind, because nothing is more important than the well being of your family. You can trust our strict standards to create the very best, completely from scratch, from our family to yours!
A little background info
My scrutiny of product labels began many years ago when I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. This meant that I was unable to consume gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. This obviously eliminates a lot of common breads and pastas, but also a great deal of other prepared foods that use wheat based ingredients where you might not expect to find them like soups, sauces, or lunch meat. Not only will gluten make me sick, it actually creates an autoimmune response that damages the part of the body that absorbs nutrients from foods, which can lead to many other health problems down the line. I had no idea the lifelong research project that this diagnosis would turn into. I began questioning everything about product labeling and what exactly all these terms used on product labels really meant. I learned quite quickly, you simply cannot just believe everything you read.
How it all began
I dug a little deeper into all of this when I became pregnant with my son and became more concerned about my exposure to chemicals. Now it was time to scrutinize ingredients in personal care items and household cleaners. This was overwhelming! EVERY item I was using contained chemicals and many ingredients I couldn’t even pronounce. Research taught me that what I grew up knowing as soap, wasn’t even soap at all, but chemical detergents. What?! Household cleaners were even worse yet. I was determined for the health of my family to find a way to reduce this list of chemicals/ingredients to a much smaller list of ingredients that I was familiar with. This was the beginning of our soap making journey.
Soaps and cosmetics have even less rules that apply to how they are labeled. The use of the word natural is not defined by any centralized authority, and so manufacturers are free to define it however they want. We do still use the words “all-natural” on those products of ours that it applies to, but we take a very conservative approach to what we consider to be all-natural products. We would not consider anything that uses dyes, fragrance, or most common preservatives to be natural. Well made natural products don’t need any of these things. Our intent is to allow our customers to differentiate among our products if they wish. If you find one of our products with the all-natural label and it has an ingredient on it that you would not consider to be all-natural, we would like to hear from you.
We began making soap and other products for ourselves, creating recipes using the best ingredients we could buy. We read books and educated ourselves and before we knew it we had wonderful recipes that our friends and family were raving about. We began this journey for ourselves using the best ingredients we could get our hands on. We never selected ingredients based on price, but based on the quality of the ingredient and the properties it would lend to the product we were making. We made everything from scratch to have complete control over every ingredient that went into each product we made. The quality of those products spoke for themselves.
Fast forward many years later and here we are today creating wonderful products for ourselves and having the amazing opportunity to share our creations with those who share our same beliefs. ‘We’ is still just Kelly and Chuck! We are 100% transparent with our product labeling. We are very happy to have customers who purchase our products because they share our beliefs and repeat customers because they were happy with the product they purchased and because we gained their trust.
We look forward to providing your family with the very best soaps and skincare products we can make, because you deserve the very best! At Bay Berry Bliss our motto is Treat Yourself, LOVE Your Soap!
We do what we do because we love it, because it’s the right thing to do!
Thank you for your support!
❤️ Kelly & Chuck