Buff City Soap – a rapidly expanding handmade retail franchise known for its plant-based soap and body products made in-store daily – has opened its first location in New Hartford.

“We are proud of the fact that our products are handmade daily by members of the local community,” said operating partner Mike Dingman. “We aim to impress our customers with a true interactive retail experience and cannot wait to open our doors.”

Founded in 2013, Buff City Soap has created a high-quality alternative to commercial soap products full of harsh chemicals, detergents, animal fats, and sulfates. By giving customers the chance to see the whole making process live in each Soap Makery, Buff City Soap is disrupting the consumer goods industry by focusing on transparency of ingredients and process.

Franchising since 2018, Buff City Soap continues its rapid growth trajectory across 23 states and 135+ stores. Buff City Soap’s delightfully smelling and uniquely handmade soaps are disrupting the retail beauty and consumer goods categories, and Buff City Soap was recognized in Entrepreneur’s Top 100 “Best of the New”
franchise rankings.

Each Buff City Soap store offers more than 30 unique and customizable scents across dozens of handcrafted soap products; including its famous soap bars, bath bombs, foaming hand soap, and even laundry soap. The brand’s products are crafted by local artisans at the in-store Makeries, which allow guests to customize the scent and ingredients used in the process to create a unique scent profile.

To learn more about Buff City Soap of New Hartford, please visit www.buffcitysoap.com