Hidden Valley Farms started when we lived on a mountain top in Republic, Washington in a one room log cabin with gravity fed water and solar power. Wanting to support ourselves in that remote location, we decided to make herbal soap for three basic reasons. First, we were already growing skin healing herbs of comfrey, calendula and chamomile. Second, it was something we could start with very little funding. And finally, it represented a wholesome product that we felt compelled to bring to market. All our soaps are handmade and wrapped by us. We only use high quality vegetable oils in our soaps unlike most manufactured soaps which use much cheaper animal fats. The result is we make a superior hard bar that lathers well even in cold water and is not full of animal products and chemicals. None of our soaps are tested on animals and you can even use our soaps as a shampoo bar. As an assurance of the quality, we are a member of the handcrafted soap maker’s guild.
Our name, "Hidden Valley Farms" came from the fact that we grew the herbs in our organic gardens that were truly hidden away up there on that mountain top.
As the months came and went, we slowly accumulated retailers from all over Washington State. We finally outgrew our one room log cabin and had to move into a more accessible location. Our new location offered us much better accessibility to retail markets. We relocated on a ranch in western Washington not far from Mt. Rainier. Converting an old barn into a factory and living quarters, our little business has thrived for five years. A constant routine of travel and sales, then coming back for more manufacturing and design has provided us with a unique product line of soaps that our retailers have assisted us in developing. Since then, we felt the need for some sunshine and moved the business to Sedona, Arizona. We are now sat here amid the vortexes of Sedona making our soap in the Arizona sunshine. It certainly makes the drying process easier. We also use the heat from the sun to melt down our base oils, a great use of a natural resource.
Our soaps cater to the practical and the whimsical due to the unique design of the wrappers and the wonderful soaps inside. Knowing that a continuance of business requires exceptional qualities in the recipe and mixing, we continually strive for a bar with higher lather and more moisturizing and healing qualities. Utilizing the highest food grade vegetable ingredients, ultra pure well water, and our own unique style of blending, we have drawn customers from Alaska to Florida. From national park services to museums and fine gift shops, to national catalog houses and health clinics, our fine line of gourmet soaps are now considered among the very best. Additionally, we have set up an in-house graphic arts department for custom contract wrapper designs.
Soap for the Homeland
We advertise our product line as a true "Made in America" product - so rare these days. Keep American dollars in America, and help employ another family. With over 1000 outlets across the country, we market to retailers and corporate accounts as well as our new online retail store.
Remember, "what ever mess you get yourself into...we can clean you up!"