Who are we?

Bahashem Soap Company, LLC was founded in 2012 after its founder, Diana Gaston, took her desire to live healthier and combined it with a new passion she gained during a date night soap making class.  As a breast cancer survivor and mother of three sons who suffered with eczema, Diana had a hard time finding quality soaps that were skin safe. Most on the market were filled with harmful chemicals. So, she decided to create one of Richmond’s largest sources of handmade body products. Starting in the flea market, the business grew into a small brick & mortar store in the Manchester area of Richmond, Virginia and now a   store in Chesterfield, Virginia.

The store name comes from our Hebrew roots. The name Ba-Ha-Shem basically means “In the name of God”. The name was selected to give honor and glory to the Most High Creator for all He has done to make all of this possible. Proverbs 3:6 – In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

At Bahashem Soap Company, we are dedicated to crafting top quality, healthy and affordable skin and hair care products made with awesome ingredients. Our ingredients are cruelty-free, sustainably produced, and ethically traded. From start to finish, each ingredient we use has a purpose to ensure that you receive products to nourish your skin and to provide a royal bath experience from our family to yours.

All of our products are designed and handcrafted in small batches in our stores in Richmond, Virginia.

  • We make it all ourselves–from start to finish–from our family to yours!
  • We use the best quality ingredients to make safe and effective skincare products available without all the harsh chemicals that you find on the market.
  • Our mission is simply to help you look good, feel good and smell good with fresh, safe, natural products that will nourish the skin and be kind to the planet.

Bahashem Core Values

Our Faith: We believe in the Creator and all praises belong to him.
Our Family: Our greatest asset.
Our Customers: Our family too.
Integrity and Honesty: “Do unto others …”
Responsibility: Building a world for our Grandchildren’s children’s children.
Quality: Only that which is fit for a King.
Service: Love thy neighbor.
Attitude: Thankfulness.
Culture: Honoring the roots of our history.
Joy: Rejoice and be glad.

Thank you for supporting our family business. This means so much to us!