Scent Description: unscented


Design Description: This soap is truly special. It is named for my sweet grandmother, Helen, who spent almost a century working the earth to bring forth nutritious food to feed her family, her neighbors, and every hungry mouth she found in her community of Red Level, Alabama. This soap is a triple milk soap, but this blend is buttermilk, cream, and goat's milk. It gets its super scrubbing power from ground pumice and a healthy scoop of coarse ground yellow cornmeal. Why buttermilk and cormeal? Because Southern grandparents teach you about the pleasure of a bowl of leftover cornbread drenched in buttermilk for a late night snack. And why is it colored with turmeric? Because Grandmother said it was good for you.  

*we do not make any medical claims as to the benifits of this soap. Turmeric is added as a tribute to my grandmother, and is not intended to treat any condition.


Ingredients: buttermilk, olive oil, coconut oil, sustainable palm oil, sodium hydroxide, avocado oil, unrefined shea butter, castor oil, unrefined cocoa butter, heavy cream, goat milk, aloe vera juice, yellow cornmeal, pumice, kaolin clay, turmeric powder, tussah silk, salt


This listing is for one bar of soap. The weight of our bar soaps varies from 5-7 oz each. This is a handmade product and each bar is unique and distinct in appearance, size and weight. You are not getting an exact replica of what is pictured but rather a variation of it.

Miss Helen's Alabama Gardener's Soap

  • To ensure that your bar of handmade soap lasts as long as possible, please store it in a dry place between uses. Using a draining soap dish and making sure to keep it our of standing or streaming water will help it last longer. . 

  • Please read all ingredients before use. If you are allergic to any of the ingredients, do not use the product. If irritation occurs, discontinue use immediately.