About Woolly Bath

Woolly Bath Soap Company & Body Care by Carolyn Agopsowicz Designs is all vegetarian and palm oil free handmade artisan natural soaps, body butters, lotions, sugar scrubs and more! Order online and pick up for free in Edmonton, Alberta Canada.

Woolly Bath really came about as I was searching everywhere for a real Castile soap. Castile soap, a real Castile soap, is to be made out of 100% olive oil and is recommended as the best soap for felting. Felting is what I was really into. I was making my own clothing and fashion accessories as well as teaching classes at the Edmonton Weavers Guild.

I discovered that not only can you not buy a true Castile soap commercially, but every soap I found contained palm oil in their ingredients list, often as the first one. Ingredients are always to be listed in order of quantity starting largest to smallest. This scared me, I know how bad palm oil is and the effects of deforestation of the rainforest is for the planet. It only took me 30 seconds to confirm that sustainable palm oil was a bunch of BS so I decided that is it. I refuse to support companies that not only do not support the environment but are taking actions to destroy our planet’s water source, fresh air and causing species extinction. Do I sound like one of those social justice warriors? I hope not, I am just super passionate about doing what is best for the environment and for my own person. 

This lead me to do a little more research. I wanted to know, why is palm oil the first ingredient in so many soap makers recipes? The answer my friends - it is cheap and it reduces the cure time by two weeks so you can sell faster. However, it does have some positive skin benefits beyond being super cost-efficient. All of its benefits though are found in every other available oil for making soap. 

And who is the “me” behind Woolly Bath?

Carolyn Agopsowicz

Well, that would be me, Carolyn Agopsowicz. Originally from small-town Saskatchewan, I have lived in Alberta for half of my life now having come out to Red Deer College after high school. I studied Fine Arts and got my degree there. I moved to Edmonton, Alberta over 10 years ago. 

With soap making, the art is the design of what the bar will look like when done. I have sketchbooks dedicated to designing and formulating new designs. I also find formulating soap for different skin types and conditions to be an art. Determining which blend of oils and essential oils will work for dry or oily skin while still smelling good is definitely an art form - or more accurately, a science, but to me, science is art. 

Carolyn and Denis in Seattle

I also get the most amazing support from my partner Denis who is an amazing artist as well as a tattooer. Denis & I have our own private tattoo studio called Flying Shield Tattoo out of our home where we both tattoo. He helps me every single day with emotional support, and thankfully his muscles to get heavy things into and out of my studio! 

I make a line of custom Tattoo After Care which we give to all of our clients. If you are interested in checking out Denis work, you can see Denis personal Instagram here. For my work, you can check out my personal Instagram or check out Flying Shield Tattoo on either Instagram, Facebook, or by visiting our website.  

Want to shop in person?

Woolly Bath at Miller Crossing Farmers Market.
  • I will have my products at a few local markets this year thanks to my friend Nicole. Please give her a warm hello when you see her.
  • Woolly Bath products are also at the Sherwood Park Mettra Pharmacy. Visit this page for the full list of where to purchase in person. 
  • And you can make an appointment to shop in person from my home studio by texting 780-945-1886. Appointments can be made for most evenings along with Sundays.