Delta Tule (too-lee) is a woman-owned company—with a lot of family support, next to the San Joaquin River in sunny California. All soap & body care products are carefully handmade by our owner, Leah, in small batches. Delta Tule began in 2018 with inspiration from Leah's childhood summers spent boating and camping at the California Delta and grew to incorporate the spirit of the outdoors of other destinations throughout California, such as Yosemite.
Our cold process soap is palm oil-free and made with only high-quality, plant-based ingredients. We love working with essential oils and natural colorants like clays and botanicals. In 2023, we began to stretch our creative wings to add a small line of fragranced products (phthalate-free of course!).
While soap is our star product, additionally, we make small-batch body care products that are as naturally derived as possible and skin-safe. None of our products contain sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), parabens, or phthalates. We never test on animals, only willing humans!
Why should you choose handmade soap? Because it's outstanding! But here's why it's so much better for your skin:
A true soap retains the natural glycerin produced during saponification or the process of turning oils into soap. Glycerin is a natural moisturizer and cleanser that increases lather and creates a milder soap. Saponification occurs by mixing fats (natural oils) and sodium hydroxide (lye) at precise ratios and temperatures. In many commercial soaps, the valuable glycerin is extracted, sold, and replaced with cheaper synthetic alternatives. These may be harsher and irritating to some skin types.
We strive to create excellent products for both humans and the earth. Reducing single-use plastics is one of the many benefits of switching to bar soap, other than great skin!
Thank you for supporting our family in our small business adventure. We hope you love our soap as much as we do!