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MKM Soap

Our soap is handcrafted with love and care. We take pride in our process and strive for quality in each and every batch. Our soap is lye based but be assured it ain’t your grandma’s lye soap!

Best Soap in the Country!


MKM Soap makes some of the best handcrafted soap in the country. We are a small business located in the beautiful hills of Haldeman Kentucky, just outside of Morehead Kentucky, and run by a U.S. Military Veteran husband and wife team. Our mission is to provide quality handcrafted soap and soap products at fair prices. We work hard to create handcrafted soap that not only works fantastic but is not harsh or drying to your skin as most store bought soaps are. If you try it, we know you will love it!

Our handcrafted Soap is made from 100% natural ingredients like Olive Oil, Canola Oil, Coconut Oil, Sunflower Oil, Castor Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Water and fragrance. We do our best to ensure everything we use to make our handcrafted soap is Made in the U.S.A., down to the plastic scoops that come with our handcrafted laundry soap. We support our local business as much as humanly possible by buying locally sold products to create our handcrafted soap products. We are tired of seeing “Made In China” on virtually everything we buy and we’re pretty sure you are as well. This is why we state MKM Soap is “Not Made In China” on all of our handcrafted soap products. You can feel good about buying and using our Soap products, knowing that you are supporting Main Street America!

Handcrafted In The Hills Of Kentucky!
Our soap is handcrafted with love and care. We take pride in our process and strive for quality in each and every batch. Our soap is lye based but be assured it ain’t your grandma’s lye soap! Our recipes are designed to provide excellent lather, cleaning ability and moisturizing effects. They contain multiple vegetable oils, each one selected for its unique qualities. Some oils create lots of lather but are unstable, others don’t make much lather but are very stable, while still others soften skin and help moisturize. MKM soap is made for regular folks who want soaps that work well without drying the skin. We Do Not Make Boutique Bars!

Something You Should Know: Commercial soap makers use chemicals to create soap from crude oil byproducts. Then they extract all the glycerin that is produced in the soap making process. Glycerin is a natural moisturizer and is removed in order to make other products like moisturizing lotions, creams and cosmetics. Soap makers know their soap dries out your skin, they want it too so you’ll also buy moisturizers! MKM handcrafted Soap keeps all of its natural glycerin goodness. If you try it, we know you’ll Love It!

About Us

About MKM Soap!
MKM Soap is located in Morehead KY, nestled in the hills and hollers of a beautiful state. We are a husband and wife team, we are both United States Military Veterans having met each other while serving in the Air Force. After retiring from the military we moved to Morehead for its beauty, its low cost of living, its tranquility and family roots.

Our desire to start MKM Soap grew from a desire to make things by hand. We came upon soap making and decided to try it out. We enjoy science, cooking and the creative process that is soap making. We did a lot of research on the internet and realized that many skin issues are the result of the products being made by commercial soap makers. We made and used some soap and were shocked by the results. Our skin stopped itching, it wasn’t dry and flakey anymore. We shared with family members who had terrible drying and painful cracking issues and the homemade soap helped tremendously.

Further research revealed that commercial soap makers use many chemicals instead of natural vegetable oils and they remove all the glycerin which is a natural moisturizer. The result is a detergent bar (Not Soap) that intentionally dries out the customer’s skin. Commercial soap makers remove the glycerin so they can put it into moisturizers that they can then sell to the same customers who’s skin is dry from using their so called soap! A market has been created using a vicious cycle of drying and moisturizing.

We decided to break the cycle and help others break the cycle too. MKM Soaps are made from several natural vegetable oils. Each oil was chosen for a specific reason. Some for the hardness of the bar, some for the lathering ability, some for stability, others for moisturizing, etc. The results are a bar of soap that works really well, leaves your skin clean but not dried out.

We also learned about laundry soap and how to make it using our bar soap. Again we were very pleased with the results. Our laundry cleaned really well and there was absolutely no odor. We never liked the smell that commercial laundry detergent left in our clothes after washing. Many detergents made us itchy and we had to try different brands to find one that didn’t. Now we have an alternative for laundry too!

MKM Soap makes bar soaps with fragrance and without for those people who may be sensitive to strong smells. Our line of Just Soap products are just that, there are no dyes, no fragrances, it’s just soap. You can get bar soaps with or without oatmeal. Our Just Clean “Old 77” laundry soap is made with our Just soap. Each jar of “Old 77” will wash 77 average sized loads of laundry, average being a medium sized load. We have priced our products reasonably so even meager budgets can afford to use our products. Our products are made for everyday use, by everyday people.

Contact Us

Contact Info

The Brickyard
4500 Open Fork Rd
Haldeman, KY 40351