Stephanie Zara

Credit: John A. Zara

Stephanie Zara • Owner • Bella & Oliver Soap Co.


Our cold-process soaps are handmade in small batches using only all-natural ingredients like coconut oil, olive oil, and sustainable palm oil. We use 100% therapeutic-grade essential oils — no blended oils here. All of our bars are gentle and safe on all skin types. The palm oil we use is harvested sustainably and is certified by the standards of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil. Our products are free of animal products, artificial ingredients, preservatives, and chemicals.

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