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Best Soap St. Louis 2005 - Hermann Handmade Soap

Hermann Handmade Soap

Hermann Handmade Soap

730 Carroll St

St. Louis, MO 63104


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Eric and Mary Brende spent a week in Tennessee learning the recipe for their Hermann Handmade Soap, which will clean and moisturize even the huskiest bear. They sell at Soulard Market, where each Saturday one of them can be found explaining the qualities of their velvety product. Eric Brende is the author of Switching Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology, which recounts his and Mary's experience living the simple life in an Old Order Anabaptist community in Kentucky. It was there they made connections that would lead to their luscious soap. We adore the winter soap, with its jasmine scent, lanolin for moisture and vitamin E for healing. Unlike ridiculously overpriced boutique offerings, a solid bar of Hermann goes for a mere $3.75. "We try to keep it at a usable price, make it so it can be your everyday soap," Mary explains.
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Correction regarding Eric Brende's book title in your article. The proper title is: "BETTER Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology."

I haven't read it but plan on doing so as soon as possible. Saw his interview on "Faith and Culture" program on EWTN television network. Amazing!!!

KathySt. Louis


I came across this article on Eric's soap while looking for information on hermann, mo.I have visisted Hermann from Texas on several occasions and even once considered relocating there but the house I wanted to purchase on second street fell through.On oneof my visits, I met Eric who was making soap with his wife and children at their home. He also provided transportation service around town on his three wheel cycle people carrier. I had forgotten Eric's name until reading this article. I am certain it is the same guy who peddled me around town and brought me to his house to meet his family who were busy making soap as we came in the house!Thanks,Rob


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