Maker we love: Ritual Soapworks

Maker we love: Ritual Soapworks

This maker is a newer edition to the shop and we are so excited to introduce her and her products to you. Scroll down to read about Jessica Halsband and her soap art.


Jessica Halsband, Owner & Soap Artist


I currently dwell in Heidelberg PA 15106.  It's about 10 minutes outside of the city.   I grew up on the east end in Edgewood, Squirrel Hill & Regent Square.

A solid fusion of #412 Lol.

Tell us about your brand and why it’s the best

Ritual Soapworks is an all-natural, artisan, small-batch soap company, featuring unique botanical ingredients from all over the world.  Each batch is intentionally poured to nourish and cleanse the body & spirit.  These special soaps are intended to elevate your sacred self-care rituals. 

What is your background and the story behind why you started Ritual Soapworks?

Ritual Soapworks was a dream waiting to manifest itself in the right timing. Since young adulthood many moons ago I felt compelled to connect with plants in a meaningful way. I started my herbal studies and never looked back. Quickly it became clear plant allies were everywhere because all people needed their healing. Throughout the years I have been honored to utilize plant medicine. The plants continuously have a way of opening new doors. After completing a scholarship to study soapmaking at Joseph C Campbell School of Folk Art in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina, I found a new way to connect and express my appreciation for plant powers. All of our batches are created with the intention of connecting people with the healing powers of plants. We have found that our physical wellness is a reflection of our spiritual wellness. Ritual Soapworks bars are intended to cleanse your body and spirit. Self Care is an essential part of wellness.

What one product do we need to know about and why?

Every variety is my favorite!!!!

In three words, Why do you love Pittsburgh?

Forever My Home

How can people find out more about Ritual Soapworks?

Instagram @ritualsoapworks

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