Buff City Soap Celebrates Grand Opening
May 10, 2022
Irritated by commercial soaps’ harsh chemicals, detergents and animal fats? Discover the solution at Buff City Soap. The newest tenant in 336 Marketplace will be celebrating their grand opening 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, May 19-21, and noon-6 p.m. Sunday, May 22.
The first 50 guests in line each day will receive free soap for a year with any purchase, said Julia Evans, Director of Marketing & Brand Awareness for the Conroe Buff City Soap location.
“We are a plant-based soap and scent company that hand makes our products everyday inside our stores,” Evans said. “We use simple ingredients free of the harsh chemicals you find in most soap, home and skin-care products. You can customize our products with any scents we have for your personal use, parties, business or as a unique gift.”
Founded in 2013 in Memphis, Tennessee, Buff City Soap sets a high bar. Their ingredients are ethically sourced and cruelty free. They use a cold-process soap-making process that involves a multiple-day cure time before soaps are placed on the shelf.
“It is truly an art form that our soap makers are trained on when starting their career with Buff City Soap,” Evans said. “We carry a list of core soaps year-round, but also allow our soap makers to embrace their creativity by designing local lines and seasonal additions to our collection. Each individual makery carries several unique products designed solely for their community.”
The Conroe location uses a team of local soap makers and production staff to craft the handmade, plant-based products found on the shelves.
“We are an experiential retailer designed to take you on a journey and show you the ‘Makery Magic,’” Evans said. “We handmake our products in front of the guests at our makery bar and invite the guest to join in on the fun by hosting soap- and bath bomb-making classes. We take tremendous pride in handcrafting each and every bar of soap in our soap makery. Each one is truly unique. Just like you! Our makers are whipping up delightfully fragrant creations to share with you every day!”
The company is well known for its innovative bar soaps and laundry detergents. According to Evans, there is something for everyone, including bath bombs, Epsom salt soaks, shower oils, shower scrubs, body butters, lotions and more. The store also offers specialty products for men and children.
“Our laundry soap is my personal favorite product,” Evans said. “It is made with four simple ingredients, and you can scent it with any scent in the store.”
Traditional scents such as lavender, sandalwood and rose are available, but their best sellers are truly innovative. The scent "Mermaid" for example, incorporates the scents of flowers and deep-sea diving. “Fresh Cotton” smells like linen and laundry day. Other popular scents include coconut, black raspberry vanilla and island nectar. Any scent can be included in any product.
The store also sells fun accessories such as soap dishes and bath sponges.
Buff City Soap is located at 247 S Loop 336 West in Grand Central Park. Stop by. It’s the perfect place to find everything you need for a relaxing soak bath in your new Grand Central Park home.