Celebrating Michigan

The Great Lakes Natural Soap Company is Michigan’s premier manufacturer of Great Lakes themed soap, skincare and home fragrance products.  Our line is easily recognizable by its unique Michigan appeal and bright, eye-catching colors that imbue every bar with a sense of our Great Lakes beauty and bounty.

Through our brand, we hope to connect you to treasured places and Michigan memories. Maybe we’ll inspire your next trip. Or give you a way to share your treasured place with someone else.


What Our Customers Are Saying

“Lovely Lilac
This soap brings me back to spring and summer on Mackinac Island when the lilacs are in bloom and that unmistakable scent is all around! Great soap! “

“Soap, beautiful soap!
I purchased several soaps, the Mackinac Lilac, Lake Michigan Sand Dunes, and Northern Lights. They are visually beautiful as well as having lovely scents. I live in Florida but was born in the great state of Michigan and this brings me a little bit of home. And there was a super nice handwritten note thanking me for my purchase from Sharon- now…that’s personalized service! I recommend this company and these products and I will be purchasing more! Thank you! “




Places was founded in 2016 and quickly became a significant part of our brand story. Places products are sold around the country, to upscale boutiques, gift shops, spas and more.  Luxury soaps, small-batch skincare, and travel essentials tell a story of beautiful destinations and favorite vacations.


science +  lyes


Take a class, throw a party, or just come in for some make & take.  We are a DIY Soap Lab that offers a fun and educational experience for all future makers. Combining science, creativity and art, soapmaking is hugely popular and accessible to all.





Blog1-FragJar1Great Lakes – Great Quality

Each product is handmade in Michigan and imbued with the fragrances found throughout the state. We strive to deliver superior craftsmanship while sourcing the finest materials.

We pay attention to every detail, from choosing quality ingredients to delivering customer service of the kind you just don’t find anymore. You can feel good about using our products and gifting them to those you love.

Meet Sharon

Sharon Czekala established The Great Lakes Natural Soap Company in 2004 in the Great Lakes State. Inspired by her own travels, Sharon chose to go with what she knew – her home state.
Using that inspiration as the foundation for the business was an easy choice. Sharon has traveled to every corner of Michigan,   and wants everyone to experience the state’s natural beauty as she does.

We are 100% dedicated to maintaining the best possible level of quality for both our products and your customer experience. Please don’t hesitate to contact us about your order at any time.

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