The Story of Hávamál Soapworks
Welcome to Hávamál Soapworks LLC!
Hávamál Soapworks combines my love of art and Norse traditions to produce unique soaps that are beautiful, aromatic and cleansing. Every bar is handmade in my studio through the "cold process" method, using high quality, natural ingredients for gentle, yet thorough cleaning.
I've always enjoyed creating art, especially "functional art". After graduating from the Savannah College of Art and Design, my career went in a different direction than art. In August 2019 I decided to make art a priority again and opened Hávamál Soapworks LLC. Creating artisan soap and glassware fulfills my dream of creating something useful, beautiful and natural to share with others!
Being part Swedish and Norwegian, I’ve always had an interest in Norse traditions and the Viking Age specifically. Vikings were known to care very much about personal appearance and hygiene. Knowing this, it felt serendipitous to include this part of my heritage in my soap business. The logo is Sleipnir, Odin's eight legged horse and the name Hávamál comes from the words of wisdom which served as spiritual provisions for the Vikings on their long journeys.
By combining two of my passions, Hávamál Soapworks was born and now I make natural, handmade soaps in the tradition of my ancestors. The result are amazing soaps. Try some for yourself today. Be warned though, once you try one, you might have to; have 'em all (Hávamál)!