In the Spring of 2009, after a 14 month wait, we were finally granted a trademark for Woosch Skin Care by the US Patent and Trademark Office. Therefore, August 2009 began our transition from Woodbury-Schmidt Soap to Woosch. Our valued customers who have supported us during our first six years will be happy to know that only our name has changed. Our recipes, location and commitment to creating high quality products remains the same.
So how did we come up with the new name? We didn't leave Woodbury-Schmidt Soap completely behind so after much deliberation we took the first three letters of each of our last names and combined them - Woosch!
Woosch Skin Care is made at Queen Acres Farm
in Kunkletown, Pennsylvania. Our southern Pocono Mountain location
provides the perfect backdrop for our soap making. Most of the
surrounding land is still farmed by the families that settled
this area well over 200 years ago. We joined the Kunkletown community
in 1992 and have felt at home ever since.
Some of the things we love most about being in this
beautiful area are the clean air, amazing forests and abundant
water – springs are everywhere. We have three on our property
alone. Our water source is a spring that has supplied everyone
who has lived in our house for almost 150 years, and is the only
water we will use in our high quality soaps.
How did it start?
In 2003, my mom was celebrating 5 years cancer-free after a courageous
fight with breast cancer. She was hosting a golf outing and luncheon
to celebrate and she wanted a fun door prize for everyone who
participated. I saw my opportunity and offered to supply everyone
with a bar of homemade soap. I made some large loaves, sliced
them down and everyone left with a special memento.
That was just the beginning. I started to make soap – all
kinds, any kind. I chose some friends and family members to be
testers and gave them samples of all the varieties I was making.
We learned a lot that summer and from the start Chuck shared my
passion and enthusiasm for creating a better soap. In late summer
2003 I made the first Aloe Vera Bar and scented it with essential
oil of lime. We were on vacation in Provincetown, MA and forgot
to pack shaving cream so I used the Lime Aloe. I couldn’t
believe the close, comfortable shave I got. I made Chuck shave
with it too, and he said, “This is it…we should just
make aloe soaps, this stuff is great.”
When we got home from that trip a friend of ours had been using
the same Lime Aloe soap in the shower. He couldn’t wait
to tell us how much he liked it and also how sure he was we should
be selling it. Woodbury-Schmidt Soap was born.
What sets us apart?
Since that time we have created the best Glycerin-Aloe Vera Soap
possible. Our Ultra-Aloe Bar is truly amazing. Because we use
concentrated Organic Aloe Vera we can add four times more Aloe Vera than
we did in our original recipe. Your skin will notice the difference
all the extra Aloe makes. The concentrated Aloe that we use carries
the International Aloe Science Council Seal.
While some soap makers add just a few drops of fragrance to each
bar of soap, we add a full 3.5-ml of aromatherapy quality essential
oils and fragrance oils to each Ultra-Aloe Bar. That means your soap
will be just as fragrant at the end of the bar as it was when
you first opened it. We process all of our soap in small batches. This allows
us to give each bar the attention needed to produce such high
Our Ultra-Aloe Shower Gels and Lotions are made with the same organic aloe and all of our lotions are alcohol-free. These products were added to our line in 2007 and have become customer favorites. Our newest product is our Ultra-Aloe Hand Soap. The rich lather of the Hand Soap is enhanced with Jojoba Oil and extra glycerin.
Use Woosch Skin Care and give yourself a spa treatment everyday
right at home.