"I just received the shipment of soaps! Thank you so much. It is so fun opening the box with the lovely aroma of your soaps. They are perfect once again!! Thanks also for the free soap. I will thoroughly enjoy it!!!
I will be in Ohio the end of May and will stop in to say hi and, OF COURSE, shop a little!!"
Lori F.  Minnesota Repeat Customer

"The beach soaps were a HUGE hit with the guests and the bride loved them!! Everything came together so nicely. Thank you so so much for your help! I will be sure to send clients and friends alike your way!!"  8/12/14 emailed comment on soap favors!  Carrie B.

Noelle wrote: "I love anything beach scented as well. Have it to my bridesmaids as gifts & have loved it since! Always such a happy fun place to visit too. So unique & awesome!"

Lynne wrote: "I love the shop layout. The merchandise is so beautifully laid out.The bling is fabulous & compliments the style & uniqueness of the products. The smells are a quick wake up to the senses as soon as you open the door to walk in. I don't get there often enough."

Justine wrote: Just wanted you to know that the gift packages you made up for me for the lady's get together were a hit! I hope they come & visit you to see all the 'goodies' you have.

Almost 100 Corporate Gifts ordered by Progressive Insurance for a Leadership Appreciation Event: "Hi Barbie-We handed out the gifts today and our people are just thrilled with the presentation! Thank you for all of your work putting these together. See you soon as I am sure I will be in for some holiday shopping very soon !!" Nina 11/27/12

"I love the products, thank you so much!  It was sent in such a cute package, too. Thanks for the samples :))"  Holly 11/2/12
"My favorite little shop in downtown Willoughby! Barbie is awesome:-)" Karen V. on facebook 2/3/12

"Thank you Barbi for all the wonderful things I purchased today! Emily just took a bath with her "Lego's" soap --- she thinks you are just awesome!" Julie S. 3/3/12  

"Hi! Just wondering when you will have more of the beach sponges in stock? I am going to need a replacement soon! By the way, I gave your soaps for Christmas gifts and every woman I know wants to know where I got them ... They love them too!" Holly O. email note 1/4/2012




"I can't thank you enough for providing such amazing service and quality for the soap & lotion treats I sent to my friend in NJ for her birthday! She said they came packaged beautifully and securely and that everything smells so delicious - she could smell them through the packaging when they arrived! She has the soaps displayed on a pretty dish in her bathroom, and uses the vanilla body lotion (which her husband loves) every day! Thanks again!!!"


"I love this store!" Bernadette B.M. on facebook 10/12/11


"I will be in tomorrow sometime to get my fix. I have so much, but never enough. I'm addicted! If you haven't been in the market, you got to get in there and check out all the awesome stuff the store has to offer! Once you go you can't help but go back for more!!!!!" shannon q. on facebook 10/7/11


"I've been using your wonderful citrus shampoo bar for about a month & my hair is amazing! My hair is highlighted professionally with a bleach product which tends to be drying. Your shampoo bar gives my hair incredible body, moisture & shine, I'm so pleased with this and all of your products. I work at a library, many customers have asked me what I've been using on my hair - they noticed the difference right away."Thanks for having such great products! Diane S. 10/7/11


"Barbie! So glad i found you!!! My Daughter and I smell wonderful from the "loot" I purchased today! Love you - will see you again - next time I will bring my Daughter and Charlene!!" Julie A. 6/2/11


"Hi Barbie! It was so nice meeting you earlier today and I LOVE the bath salts and sample soaps! I can't wait to come back for more...I just love your shop and its decor :) Best wishes this summer and thanks again!" Andrea K. 6/11/11


"Barbie- Was wonderful meeting you today and thank you for all the wonderful selections. My little nephew loves his "Froggie Soap Sponge" and the cake batter spray and scrub...well simply awesome. So glad we made it into your shop today! You Rock :)" Denise Z. 6/14/11


"Visited your store for the first time and it was a great experience! I'll be back soon! " Desiree L. on facebook


Thank you again for everything! I absolutely LOVE the soaps:) I know they are going to be a huge hit at the shower. You were so sweet to put the soaps in pink decorative boxes, too!!! Thank you for making my shower so special:) Sara 5/4/11


"The packaging is just as pretty as the products! It makes me happy to see my delivery." Gina D. on facebook


"My wife and I love this store. Barbie is always great at helping me find soap for men. A joy to visit and her soap is a pleasure to use. I'll never use Irish Spring again!" Marty S. on facebook

"Hi Barbie! It was so nice meeting you earlier today and I LOVE the bath salts and sample soaps! I can't wait to come back for more...I just love your shop and its decor :) Best wishes this summer and thanks again!"  Andrea K. 6/11/11

"Barbie- thank you so much for your kindess as my daughter and I did some shopping yesterday in your beautious store! Love the bath bombs!! Twas a very relaxing evening I had~thanks to you! May be looking into purchasing mini gift bags for Teacher Appreciation week in May. Couldn't wait to share with others how fabulous all the products you have available for every need! Thank you again!!  "  Kimberly M. 3/31/11 facebook

"In looove with your store! I left feeling good and smelling good!" Anita P. 2/22/11

"Happened on (The Gourmet Soap) Market by chance and now take time to go out of my way to shop there. I SAVE money on lotion I don't have to use because the soaps are so moisturizing and nourishing to my skin. WONDERFUL WONDERFUL WONDERFUL PRODUCTS!!!! A very nice way to start my day; with a little pampering."  5 star facebook review on the store by Tracy G. 1/25/11!!

RATING : 5 BIG WONDERFUL, lovable stars!  YOU HAVE GOT TO GO SEE THIS SHOPPE!  5 star facebook review on the store by Barbara!

"Barbie has made it so luscious and beautiful to the senses. She has used all her talents and expertise to present her beautiful products for the public to enjoy. The gentlemen will like to find somethig delicate and colorful for that "special someone." The tw...eens and teens will love the price friendly way to take something feminine home too!
It's a joy just to walk around and delight over the aromas and colors. I can't wait to go back tomorrow and enjoy the special festivities in Willoughby for their FALL CELBRATIONS at The Gourmet Soap Market! BE THERE !

Facebook Comment 10/2010: "Bought a bar of the dog soap and my dog's coat has been unbelievably soft for weeks and weeks. The bar soap is easier to use since you can distribute the soap more evenly over the coat(rather than the usual liquid blob) I am truely impressed, so impressed I couldn't stop talking about it to friends , now they are trying it. P.S. I love your new store!!!!"  Karen T. Willoughby, Ohio

Facebook Comment "You could get lost in this adorable store for an hour- Love the lavender yum. Great to meet the owner, Barbie. All my fb friends should visit here soon!"  Missy G. Willoughby, Oh

First Customer Comment into our live store on 10/1/10!  "Your store is absolutely amazing. Your dedication and heart you put into your store and products show not only through the detail of your store but your "treat EVERY customer as a guest/friend" makes you feel at home. Congrats. Happy that Zach and I were your first customers. "  N.Z. Willoughby Resident

Customer Email Comment:  "The packaging and presentation of your product was phenomenal.  The products themselves are lovely."   Kathleen B.  Cleveland, Oh  9/8/2010

Facebook Post: "The baby basket was a HUGE hit! Cannot wait to place my orders for Christmas!!"   Erin K. Willoughby, Ohio

Facebook Post: "We couldn't be more pleased with The Gourmet Soap Market. We used their Baby Building soap blocks as favors for my daughter's baby shower. They are so beautiful and wonderfully packaged! I can't recommend them enough! :) and "Love them!!! Can't say enough nice things...."  Karen Toocheck, Willoughby, Oh

Facebook Post: OH MY! I just received my first order from you and it will NOT be my last! Super fast shipping, adorable packaging, great samples, and the Beach Soap and Lavendar Deodorant smell scrumptious! You rock~  and another post: LOVE MY BEACH ITEMS! Thanks for a great product! I will buy more when I use this! Shouldn't be long because it is a daily ritual: Beach Whip and Beach Spray! Yummy! Love all the samples, too! Thanks!   Gina, Chicago, Illinois

Facebook Post on the Lotion Bars:  ‎"I am AMAZED! For years i have suffered with exzuma just on my elbows. In the summer they are EXTREMELY red(this summer spreading down my arm) and very itchy, and in the winter they are scaley, dry and itchy. I was always embarressed itching my elbows and after trying everything nothing worked! FINALLY AFTER YEARS YOUR... LAVENDER LOTION STICK WORKED AND I HAVE "PRETTY ELBOWS" You would never know 1-2 weeks ago what my elbows looked like. As silly as it sounds I love the fact my elbows are clear now. I give much thanks to your natural product, I am a natural person by heart. Your products are amazing Barbie. Zach and I always look forward to seeing you...♥"  Nicole, Willoughby, Oh

Facebook Post: LOVE my BEACH soap with the loofa!!! I have an outdoor shower and it makes my mornings just so perfect using your soap!!! Can't wait to get some more this weekend!!! It really is a simple life treat!!!  Charlene,   WIlloughby Market

Facebook Post: The bath bombs are awesome!!!  Lindsay Pheonix, AZ

Facebook Post: Barbie: So great to talk with you yesterday! Your soaps are amazing!! I love all the samples and especially LOVE the beach spray!! I will be back next Saturday for the Body Lotion~the sample is great! I am posting you on my facebook page to let everyone know of your products!!! ~Erin Kortovich (the spinning girl)

Facebook Post: Just tried the fantastic citrusy shampoo bar that I picked up at the Willoughby Market this morning....love it! Thanks! :)

"Love them!!! Can't say enough nice things....They did our baby shower favors for us out of the baby building block soaps....so beautifully packaged:)     Karen Toocheck,  Willoughby, Ohio

" We LOVED the soaps...Bella particularly loved the soap with the ballerina inside...she kept washing her hands saying.."I need to get the ballerina out".  She also wanted to eat the chocolate soap!  Thanks again... Love the products...."     Erica Z.  Concord, Oh 7/8/10

"I just wanted to let you know how much I LOVE your soap!!!  I bought the beach scent with the loofah for my outdoor shower at the Market on Sat and it is wonderful!  I would like to get some spray and lotion to go with it if you have it! (any deodorant that scent?) Will you be at the Market in Downtown Willoughby next Sat?  Do you go anywhere else?  Thank you sooo much!  I would also like a couple of bars for gifts.  Thanks!"    Charlene L. Willoughby Market Customer

"The Choir Director absolutely LOVED the basket.  She is very much into homemade soaps.  In front of church when we presented it to her, Eric had to tell her all about the bath bombs.  The congregation cracked up!  I'm still thinking about what I'd like in the teacher baskets.  I will need 5 of them by June 6th."  Anna M. Chagrin Falls, Oh  5/24/10

"Hi Barbie, it was fantastic! Jana had a fabulous time and LOVED your gift - everyone ooh'ed & aah'ed over it! We passed the soaps around so everyone could smell them - heavenly!"   Amanda W. Annapolis, MD 5/24/10

"I was going to email you and tell you how awesome your soaps are!!  They are soo fantastic...I have your website saved to order from in the future. " Jen D. Washington, DC 5/24/10

"Barbie - I used the "Leather" scented soap this morning. It is awesome. Very unique scent......perfect for guys."   Bart S.  Concord Township, Oh

“LOVE LOVE LOVE my lotions and potions!! You really know what makes a wife happy! Can’t wait to use all of the different soaps!!”   Andrea G. Washington, DC after husband John made a basket purchase!

“Barbie....what fun!  I came home yesterday and had a package waiting for me on the doorstep! Boy does it smell delicious! I had to hold Jamie back from trying to eat the birthday soap!”  Melissa P. Columbus, Oh

" I absolutely LOVE the basket of soaps that I got from Valentine's Day!! I don't even need lotion after my shower-Awesome!
I think you should go on Shark Tank (show on Friday night)."  Channon F.   Willoughby, Oh after husband John made a basket purchase!

“Package arrived – BEAUTIFUL!!!!”  Barbie I love what you are doing with the soaps – even your pink labels are special!! Thanks!  Fran V. Columbus, Oh

“The soaps were a big hit!“   Bart S. Concord, Oh

“Everyone loved the gifts! You will have to remind me of Valentine’s Day!”   Jeramy M. Columbus, Oh

“Mom loved the basket. THANK YOU”  Zach W. Columbus, Oh

"They smell great! I look forward to trying them."  

Follow up comment after he tried them: 

"Unique, healthy, and earth-conscious products with creative scents and textures. It is nice to try different hand-created products that smell great, keep you clean, and that you feel good about using."  Johnny D. Atlanta, GE

"The perfect gift and they make it so easy!"  Tom Zak. Willoughby, Oh

"OMG, I LOVED THE WHIP!  I used it last night and again this morning. I would like another 6 jars to give for gifts!"   Becky L.  Akron, Oh

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to provide a specialty store with everything handmade and not products that are mass produced. Our broad selection of products are handmade by artisan crafters skilled in their crafts here in the U.S. The store was built upon a sincere desire to bath in natural, skin loving products that make the body feel refreshed and not dry.

Our value proposition is simple. It is to provide high quality handmade products, with largely natural ingredients that deliver superior results. We also work to provide superior service to our customers and deliver that positive experience with every interaction. We take great pride in our company here at The Gourmet Soap Market, our commitment to customer service and in the products we sell. Our online store is designed to provide you with a safe and secure environment to browse our product catalog.