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Scum Soaps Creator and Chef
I grew up in a very artistic and creative environment. Anything we needed– we made. Everything from our house to the furniture inside it, our cookies, pastas, jams, quilts, and clothes. It was only a matter of time before we began to make our own soap; And now that we’ve started, there’s no stopping us....

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Starting the New Year with an inventory Blow-out!

Coffee Scrub Soap

Happy New Year!

We are starting 2015 the way 2014 should have ended- with inventory blow-out sales! Better late than never, right?

Scum Soaps is a small, handcrafted company (as you know). Because of that, we have very limited space for storing product. Over the years, we have accumulated many products that have either been listed online for sale in the past and were then removed, or have never been listed at all! We decided to list these products for you all at special clearance prices. We would rather these soaps and other products be enjoyed instead of sitting here unused on a shelf in our warehouse.

But instead of throwing them all online at once, we decided to make this a fun. Each day in the month of January, we will be listing a new product in our Etsy shop (that is 31 new items total!!). These products will all be of limited quantity, and listed at a discounted rate. Once they are sold out, they will never be available again. We will be advertising these products through our facebook, twitter, Instagram, and email platforms. If you are not yet following us on social media, check the links available through our website (

Our first product, listed today (January 1st), is our amazing Coffee Scrub Soap! This product is especially limited, since we only have 2 sets in stock.

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Check in tomorrow to see the next listed product.

And again, have a great new year –

Briana Petruzzi

Scum Soaps

Published: 01. 01. 2015 | Comments: 0

Shop Small this Saturday, November 29th


Its Small Business Saturday!

You may be seeing a lot of social media buzz about Shopping Small today, but what exactly does that mean? Well, here is an awesome infographic by American Express, explaining why they sponsor this event.


Since we don’t have an official storefront, it is even more important for us to make our presence known locally in the New River Valley area of Virginia. Please spread the word about our shop to your friends, let them know how much you love our soaps, body butters, sugar scrubs, and other products!


We greatly appreciate your support for our small business. In case you missed it, here are the two Thank You messages we sent around Facebook and Instagram –



We hope the start to your holiday shopping has been inspiring and successful!

– Briana Petruzzi of Scum Soaps

Published: 29. 11. 2014 | Comments: 0

Featuring our New Product: Gift Sets


November is in full swing, and the holiday shopping has begun! I hope that along the way of all this holiday bustle, you find time to enjoy the season, the people, and the moments surrounding you.

On November 1st, we released our Holiday Gift Sets on Etsy and ScoutMob. We hope you will find these as a welcoming addition to our collection of products. Our gift sets come in two forms – The Individually gift-wrapped guest soaps, and the Six Pack of gift-wrapped guest soaps. While we plan to keep these products around throughout the year for gift giving in any season, their design and packaging are not definite. We would greatly appreciate and welcome any and all of your feedback on these products!

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Published: 17. 11. 2014 | Comments: 0

October Updates

Guest Soap - Gift Packaging

Hey there, Scum Fans!

It has been weeks since the last time I provided an update. At first, I couldn’t figure out what to post. What has changed since the last time I sat down to write? What would be interesting enough to blog? The leaves have changed. Where there were hints of yellow and orange before, we are now in the full swing of autumn. Here in Appalachia, the colors are vibrant and beautiful and make you want to hug a warm cup of apple cider. But that’s what everyone is saying. And aside from that….. ?

But then it occurred to me. I haven’t stopped for a single second since the last time I posted. In fact, there is so much going on, I’m not sure where to start!

Our presence on the internet has skyrocketed, thanks to you all! Our Facebook engagement is up 155% from last week, and our total post reach is up 66%! Those are the best numbers we’ve ever seen, and it wouldn’t have been possible without all of you. So kudos to you!!! (facebook link: )

On to the Next Big Thing

We have been working tirelessly on Gift Sets, which include our guest soaps individually packaged or in sets of 6. Stay tuned for those, we plan on releasing then right after Halloween! We could release them before Halloween, but we don’t want to take away from my personal favorite holiday. (Let’s get back to enjoying one holiday at a time, shall we!?) So, these awesome little gems will be available for the holidays, and beyond. They are not packaged for any specific occasion, and we plan on keeping them available all year round.

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A Brand-Spankin’ New Product is Now in Production

Another new product in the works is our Castile Hand Soap. These are liquid hand soaps that, in our opinion, are well over-due! We have given fans a sneak-peak at these hand soaps on Instagram, and can be previewed below (don’t forget to follow us if you aren’t already doing so!):

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These soaps have been in the works for over a year, and we are so excited to have finally found the perfect formulation. Our hopes were to release these beauts before the holidays, but that will probably not happen (to our dismay).

The Castile Hand Soaps will come in a reusable 16oz brown glass bottle, and a brass metal pump (pictured on Instagram). Refill bottles, without a pump, will be sold separately. The refills will also be 16oz, and can be bought in any of our six current fragrances. Don’t plan on refilling your original glass bottle? You can bring it back to us for a special discount coupon, which is yet to be determined. We would greatly appreciate any and all feedback on what you would hope to see in a liquid hand soap made by us. We value your feedback more than you could possibly imagine!

Thank you for your support of our small, handcrafted business. We love what we do – and plan on continuing to do what we do!

-President, Briana Petruzzi

Published: 15. 10. 2014 | Comments: 0

A Classy Autumn

A Classy Autumn – an Introduction

Sweaters, changing leaves, crisp air, pumpkins, apples, cinnamon, nutmeg… We hope you are just as excited as us for Autumn! As we reflect on our favorite parts of the season, we also like to take some time to remember how hard this season was for our early American ancestors. At this time, the harvests are coming to an end, and ensuring there was enough food to last the winter made all the difference in surviving. We are infinitely blessed by having access to all the food, water, and warmth we could want during the colder months.


Halloween is a holiday full of inspiration and creativity. It is a holiday like none other, and we are celebrating the unique creativity of Halloween with a special product. We have officially introduced our Halloween Guest Soap Set in our Etsy Shop. These Halloween Guest Soaps were such a hit last year, that we decided to bring them back- and with even more scents to choose from!

Scent options include: Witches Brew (Amber, musk, teakwood), Ghost (Peppermint), Absinthe Soaps (Evergreen, mint, wintergreen), Poison Apple Soaps (Apple), Black Magic Soaps (Cinnamon, Sage, Cedarwood), Bubbling Swamp (vetyver, moss), Grave Yard soaps (vetyver, moss), Dead Man’s Treasure (Patchouli), Cauldron (apple wood, smoke).

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A Classy Autumn on Pinterest

We have recently started a Pinterest board, A Classy Autumn, to reflect everything we love about the colder months. Make sure to follow our boards, to get updates as they happen!

Our favorite recent pin includes these Autumn Quotes imaged by Country Living magazine:

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Thank you for your continued interest in Scum Soaps. We are so very blessed to have great followers like you!


-Written by Briana Petruzzi, company President

Published: 13. 09. 2014 | Comments: 0

Scum Soaps on Instagram

Make sure you are following us on Instagram to get the latest pictures of products, events, and a glimpse into life here at Scum Soaps! Instagram

Published: 24. 08. 2014 | Comments: 0

New Product: Guest Soaps

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Our New guest soaps are now available throgh our Etsy and Opensky Stores! You can find links to these sites through our Shop page.

We designed our guest soaps to be small and elegantly packaged, perfect for counter top decor or small gift items. They even work exceptionally well gifted with other Scum Soaps products, or as a set of 3, 5, 10… You get the idea. We made sure these soaps had a strong fragrance- strong enough to fill the room they are displayed in, or to pack a punch when used. We know you buy soap for the scent- and who doesn’t hate a soap that loses its fragrance?!? We can assure you that these soaps will not!

As a small, handcraft-based business we like to roll our new products continuously! Make sure to check back often and see what we have whipped up for you.

If you would like to hear about new items and exciting features, make sure to subscribe to our Newsletter! The subscription box is found on our Home page. Don’t worry- we honestly don’t have the time to send you 2 emails a week. We do our best to not end up in your spam box!

Published: 10. 03. 2014 | Comments: 0

Website Under Construction!

Hello World, Due to a recent attempt of someone trying to gain access to our website we are rebuilding with much higher security standards. Sorry for any setbacks this may cause. You can always call us at 540-251-5002 if you have any questions, comments or concerns. Thank You very much.

Published: 17. 02. 2014 | Comments: 0

Ashlee Layne Wedding Photography | SCUM

Ashlee Layne Wedding Photography

Published: 02. 02. 2014 | Comments: 0

Here’s a product review coming from our friends at A World for Women!

SCUM Soaps


A World for Women | SCUM Soaps Product Review

Published: 30. 01. 2014 | Comments: 0

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