Big City Suds

Located in the beautiful Flat Landscape of Central  Indiana

Off the amazing Morse Reservoir


2080 Stringtown Pike , Cicero, Indiana

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Hi I am Shanna Hensler-McDonald and I am the creator and soap brewer of Big City Suds handmade soaps. I make the top quality olive and vegetable oils. There are no fillers, chemicals or hardeners. Our soaps leave your skin feeling soft and smooth, not dry and itchy!


All the soaps I create are made using the hot process method, where nutrient-rich oils are blended with distilled water and sodium hydroxide. They are then poured into molds, cut, and left to cure for 2-4 weeks. The natural result of this method is a soap that is very high in glycerin, and attracts moisture to the skin.


Each batch begins with olive oil and coconut oil, as this combination results in a gentle soap with a silky feel and a beautiful lather. From there we incorporate additional ingredients such as luxury butters, infusions, mineral-rich clays, and botanicals to influence the feel, scent, and sight of our bars. No animal fats are used, and products that contain any animal products such as beeswax, honey, or milk, are indicated in the list of ingredients.


I am also a busy monther of four amazing children that inspire me daily. I love to trave and spend time in my hammock when I am not walking my Saint Bernard Mavis in the Snow.  I hope that you are willing to try our soaps and feel the experience of handmade soap. I am happy to work with you on any and all custom orders. Don't be shy reach out!


Soap Artisan: Shanna Hensler-McDonald


Email: www.bigcitysuds@gmail.com


Tel: 267-258-8842