At Glenn Ave Soap Company we are passionate about handcrafting high quality natural soap and skincare products, safe for everyone from babies to the environment.
We began like so many other companies--out of necessity. Our co-founder Dr. Sandra Metzler had searched tirelessly for soap products that she felt comfortable with her family using. Unfortunately, all she could find were synthetic detergents and surfactants laden with artificial fragrances, preservatives, micro plastics, parabens, pthlatates & sulfates. Using her background in Biomedical Engineering and her knowledge of chemistry, biology and aromatherapy she started what would become Glenn Ave Soap Company in her kitchen on Glenn Avenue in Grandview Heights, Ohio.
In 2013 while looking for a new corporate role Sandra's partner Phil decided to turn what had been a hobby into a full fledged business. He taught himself Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop, took product photography, created branding and hit the pavement. About a year in, having outgrown the Soaplab in their living room, the Metzlers moved their operation to a small space in the back of 1166 W. 5th Ave. Not surprisingly, after adding on a few employees and over a hundred clients, Glenn Ave Soap was in need of even more room. In December of 2018 we took over the whole building!
1166 W. 5th Ave is currently the home of our Retail Shop, Soaplab & Production Facility. We continue to make our all natural soap & skincare products by hand in small batches using traditional methods with support from modern scientific data.