About Us

From our Hive to your Home

Nature's Trace Co. is the passion of me! Rachel Sloan, a small batch soap maker using honey and beeswax from my hives on a Chicago micro-farm.

Combining a love of handmade soaps and all things outside, Nature's Trace Co. uses hand harvested ingredients and creates soap designs inspired by my garden, hikes, and nature rambles.

I formulated my recipes to give you a hard, long lasting bar with great lather, nourishing ingredients, and gentle soothing scents. When you use Nature's Trace Soap, I hope it makes the ordinary a little extra-ordinary.

Why "Nature's Trace Co."?

When I started my company I knew I wanted nature in the name since every bar has some ingredient or design inspired by my beehives, a hike, my favorite pine, etc. “Trace” is the moment in soap making when the batch reaches saponification, and you know it’s ready to pour. But I think what I love most is all the meanings of Trace, since it is also defined as “to copy, follow, find or discover by investigation.” I copy, trace and follow the designs of nature in your soap.

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