Center Street Soap Co. was started by Joy Benzing making cold processed soaps for her sensitive skin in her home. Joy suffered though store brand soaps most of her life that left her skin irritated, dry, and rash-y. She used to slather on lotions and creams just to get a little relief. At the time, she has no idea that the big brand 'soaps' she grew up using, were not actually soap, but detergent concoctions that are stripped of glycerin (the good stuff for healthy, moisturized skin). Joy finally discovered the moisturizing magic of handmade, high quality soap. For the first time, her skin felt smooth and healthy. Soon she started crafting her own perfect recipe's and gorgeously artful soap loafs. Every small batch is made with incredible attention to detail, Phthalate free fragrances, all natural butters, oils, and essential oils.