Summer House Natural Soaps

Summer House Natural Soaps, Barnstable: Hours, Address, Summer House Natural Soaps Reviews: 4.5/5

Summer House Natural Soaps
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Summer House Natural Soaps of Cape Cod is an artisanal soapworks and outlet store in Hyannis, MA on Cape Cod. We make organic soaps and body care products inspired by the sea, sand, and skies of the Cape and Islands. Learn about the art and science of soap at a soap making demonstration every Friday at 10:30 from Memorial Day through Columbus Day. The demo takes about 25 minutes and ends in time for the brewery tour at Cape Cod Beer next door.
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Inspire39676
2 contributions
Summer House Soaps are the best!
Dec 2019 • Solo
It started with a soap making class in February, and now I just keep coming back! The handcrafted soaps and well curated gift items make this my first stop when I’m looking for a self indulgence, or a fun gift. Who doesn’t love soap?
Written December 7, 2019
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Steve W
Barnstable, MA112 contributions
Love this place!
Jul 2019 • Solo
I love the fact that all the soaps were made on-site! The quality is the best I've seen. I'm big on scents, and their selection is fantastic, including men's fragrances. The saleswoman was extremely helpful as I tried to decide what new things to try and to give as gifts.
Written August 1, 2019
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Thank you Steve for your nice review and for shopping with us. ! I hope to see you again soon. Ann
Written August 8, 2019
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Doug B
115 contributions
Really unfriendly cashier today
Aug 2018
Cute shop, BUT; the sales person was incredibly rude. We had two toddlers who touched the soap and this woman criticized and scolded them. When two of us were checking out the the kids both wanted to carry the bag. My daughter asked for a second bag and the sales lady refused. We were buying many items. The sales lady made a snide comment, “ well then” accompanied by an eye roll when the kids cried.
Written August 4, 2018
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Hello Doug, I'm very sorry that you had that experience in our shop! We try to treat everyone who comes in as a most welcome guest, and clearly we fell short that time. Not to make excuses, but I think people get stretched a little thin during these past super hot, busy weeks, and aren't always at their best. I hope you'll give us another chance next time you come to the Cape.
Written September 5, 2018
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Lisa W
Mayfield, Kentucky, United States134 contributions
Neat place to stop
Jun 2016
They have a wonderful selection of soaps that you can either buy in bulk or wrapped. I stocked up on several different scents and have enjoyed using them. A must if you are in to using natural soaps or would like ideas on souvenirs to take to folks back home.
Written August 24, 2016
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Thank you Lisa! Come back again! Ann
Written August 26, 2016
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capecodlobstahlovah
Mashpee, MA161 contributions
Wonderful Products, People, & a Free Soap Making Demo!
Sep 2015 • Friends
Like most Cape Codders, I have many family & friends who come to visit. A while ago, I took my friend & her son to take the Cape Cod Potato Chips Factory Tour & the Cape Cod Beer Factory Tour. We arrived early for the Beer Tour, & I noticed this cute little Natural Soap Shop, with a sign that said "Free Soap Making Demo", so we went in. The demo was fun & very informative! And there's an array of wonderful products. Everything smells so good! The owners are wonderful people, make sure you spend some time chatting with them! I always love finding something different to do, & I found a cute little gem in Summer House Natural Soaps!
Written August 13, 2016
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Robert A
Mid Coast Maine, ME23 contributions
Not your grandmother's soap....(or is it?)
May 2016 • Couples
We have been buying this soap for several years since discovering it at the Orleans Farmers' Market. Most homemade soaps have a certain appeal, but this is so far beyond the norm it's almost indescribable! We kept buying at the market, but then ventured to the store in Barnstable. It's filled with all sorts of other intriguing products, scarves, scents, candles, gift sets. But it's all about the SOAP. This soap has aromatic qualities that defy the imagination. Most soaps after multiple uses are lifeless, dried out and barely sudsy. We use these bars almost down to 'the last drop' and combine them to invent new flavors! The suds are amazing, thick and creamy, like no other soap I've ever used, homemade or commercial. The scents are spot-on, if it says hydrangea, that's what you see with your eyes closed when breathing it in. It changes your whole attitude in the morning, nearly a religious experience at times. But it's the Dune Shack that will get you! (At least it does me...) This earthy, musky scent makes you feel as if you're in the outer Cape dunes and have the time worn cottage all to yourself. You imagine yourself a writer, pounding on an old Remington with the sound of distant surf for punctuation.

I left a bar of Dune Shack in our shower over the winter. When I opened the back door to our cottage in early April, I noticed a tantalizing scent.....what could it have been? It was the bar of soap from Summerhouse - and all the memories of six summer decades on Cape Cod came flooding back, this from a small, seemingly insignificant bar of soap.

Try this soap, almost any scent will rock your morning.
Written May 13, 2016
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Thank you, rirob! Dune Shack is a personal favorite of mine too. It reminds me of my week last August in Fowler dune shack on the National Sea Shore. Woody, smoky, delicious!
Written May 21, 2016
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Amanda M
Portage, WI90 contributions
Charming storefront
Oct 2015
There was a lot of offerings that I hadn't seen online and I was happy to be able to stop in and see the place where 100% of my soap comes from - they ship it to me. I know they have soap making demos in the summer but we missed that, coming later in the Fall.
Written October 28, 2015
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Maggiesbj
Berlin, CT56 contributions
Ouality product, well worth a visit
May 2015 • Couples
Small and tucked away right next door to the Cape Cod Beer facility, Summer House is absolutely worth your time. I adore artisan soaps and these are great quality. Very true to life scents that manage to stay on the skin without being over powering are a pleasure to bathe with. Very sensitive skin friendly. The lilac and daffodil scents are favorites in this house but they offer great selections that change with the seasons. I was pleased to find out that they also ship off cape and you can order online in addition to buying directly from the quaint storefront property. Their packaging is very appealing and they put together great little gift baskets. We use them as end of year gifts for teachers. I also highly recommend the soap that they offer for dogs, it seems to be a real blessing for pooches that suffer from dry skin.
Written August 1, 2015
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genevaRhodeIsland
Rhode Island151 contributions
The only soap we use!
May 2015 • Couples
We discovered this soap maker a few years ago during a visit to the Cape Cod brewing outlet next door. We have a dislike for harsh, commercial soaps, and once we tried the Summer House soaps, we were hooked.
The bars, and there are many different ones to choose from, last a long time in the shower. If you want to sample the different fragrances, all of which are naturally-derived, grab a package of their smaller remnants, a great value. The last time we were there, I bought their foaming castile hand soap for the first time, and we love that, too.
And yes, I do realize that soap is a simple thing, but I believe that even taking a shower should be a pleasant experience.
They also make a terrific soap for dogs!
Written June 28, 2015
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