BALI SOAP | Bali Natural Soap Specialist | Our Story

OUR STORY

How we started: It’s simple, really.
Bali Soap is a proud and happy Bali-based natural skincare brand. We’ve been making planet-friendly soaps and body care products by hand since 2005, using locally sourced ingredients from the Indonesian archipelago.

Our story began when John Aubuchon and Mike Walsh met on the tennis courts of Bali, Indonesia. After a few months of friendly matches, they made a skill-swapping pact: tennis courses for John in exchange for surf lessons for Mike, which eventually led to the brainstorming of potential business opportunities and the inception of Bali Soap.

Bali Soap was born out of a strong friendship, mutual respect and a shared commitment to creating an honest, ethical and authentic skincare brand that’s green for our planet and good for our people. We help people get comfortable and feel beautiful in their skin—naturally, conscientiously and mindfully.

 

Handmade products: It’s only natural.
Skincare is personal. And at Bali Soap we take it very personally. We know exactly what’s in our products and we tell it like it is. No hype, no fluff, no false claims. Take a closer look at our product labels. We state our ingredients clearly, accurately and honestly in plain English to provide you with the transparency you deserve, so you can feel good about what you’re putting on your body.

We source each of our ingredients thoughtfully and ethically, ensuring that we support local communities, small businesses and environmentally responsible practices. Working with a small team of experts with degrees in pharmaceutical sciences and industrial chemistry, we review all formulations for biological and environmental safety. We strive to combine the best of nature and the innovation of science while adhering to strict hygiene and safety standards.

 

Ethical workplace culture: It’s common sense.
At Bali Soap, we treat people the way we want to be treated—with kindness, compassion and respect. We truly believe that happy, healthy and empowered employees are our greatest assets. We strive to provide a fair, safe, positive and highly ethical work environment for our amazing Indonesian team. Because we know that a happy and motivated workforce will take good care of our business and our customers.

Our Bali Soap employees benefit from:

  • Equal pay for men and women
  • Equal gender representation in managerial and supervisory positions
  • Strict sexual harassment policies
  • Health insurance
  • Retirement pensions
  • Three-month paid maternity leave
  • Fair salary with progressive pay raises based on tenure and increased responsibility
  • Five-day work week (less than the standard Indonesian manufacturers’ regulations)

How we started: It’s simple, really.
Bali Soap is a proud and happy Bali-based natural skincare brand. We’ve been making planet-friendly soaps and body care products by hand since 2005, using locally sourced ingredients from the Indonesian archipelago.

Our story began when John Aubuchon and Mike Walsh met on the tennis courts of Bali, Indonesia. After a few months of friendly matches, they made a skill-swapping pact: tennis courses for John in exchange for surf lessons for Mike, which eventually led to the brainstorming of potential business opportunities and the inception of Bali Soap.

Bali Soap was born out of a strong friendship, mutual respect and a shared commitment to creating an honest, ethical and authentic skincare brand that’s green for our planet and good for our people. We help people get comfortable and feel beautiful in their skin—naturally, conscientiously and mindfully.

 

Handmade products: It’s only natural.
Skincare is personal. And at Bali Soap we take it very personally. We know exactly what’s in our products and we tell it like it is. No hype, no fluff, no false claims. Take a closer look at our product labels. We state our ingredients clearly, accurately and honestly in plain English to provide you with the transparency you deserve, so you can feel good about what you’re putting on your body.

We source each of our ingredients thoughtfully and ethically, ensuring that we support local communities, small businesses and environmentally responsible practices. Working with a small team of experts with degrees in pharmaceutical sciences and industrial chemistry, we review all formulations for biological and environmental safety. We strive to combine the best of nature and the innovation of science while adhering to strict hygiene and safety standards.

 

Ethical workplace culture: It’s common sense.
At Bali Soap, we treat people the way we want to be treated—with kindness, compassion and respect. We truly believe that happy, healthy and empowered employees are our greatest assets. We strive to provide a fair, safe, positive and highly ethical work environment for our amazing Indonesian team. Because we know that a happy and motivated workforce will take good care of our business and our customers.

Our Bali Soap employees benefit from:

  • Equal pay for men and women
  • Equal gender representation in managerial and supervisory positions
  • Strict sexual harassment policies
  • Health insurance
  • Retirement pensions
  • Three-month paid maternity leave
  • Fair salary with progressive pay raises based on tenure and increased responsibility
  • Five-day work week (less than the standard Indonesian manufacturers’ regulations)