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.