Who We Are

Made to Lather is a handmade bath and body company based in Artesia, NM.  established in 2008, Made to Lather wanted to provide handmade soaps made of simple ingredients that are good for your skin. Made to Lather has since expanded into other products such as lotions, scrubs and balms.  They can be found at Farmer’s Market’s, Trade shows, in select stores, and online. 

What we do

Made to Lather believes your skin deserves to be pampered with real ingredients that you can pronounce.  With years spent developing the best formulas, Our gentle, nourishing cleansers, soothing moisturizers and gentle scents will surely make your skin happy. 

Every Made to Lather product is made and packaged by hand with quality ingredients you and your skin will love.  Just as these customers discovered:

        “I can't say enough good things about my favorite bar soap! 1 bar lasts way longer than store bought soap, it rinses clean and doesn't leave soap scum all over my showers. The scent is clean and refreshing and my entire family loves it! Thanks for a great product. :)” - Traci F. New Mexico

         “Patricia makes some really affordable and wonderful soaps. I purchase them at least twice a year, and it's always a pleasure to see her at our local shows.  The scents are always so yummy without being overpowering and the variety that is available is unmatched. This is, by far, our favorite soap company!” - Danielle S., Texas

        “I have been using this lotion for about a year and I will never buy anything else! I love knowing exactly what's in it and where it's made. I feel safe using it on my entire family. Thank you Made to Lather for an excellent product that softens my skin, lasts a long time and smells great!” - Karen P. New Mexico


A little about our artisan soapmaker and owner

Patricia Monk

Moving from humid Rhode Island to dry Southeastern New Mexico was a shock to the Monk family. The toll of the desert on their skin led Patricia, creator of Made to Lather, Handmade Soaps and Sundries, to call upon her science background for a solution to tight, dry, itchy skin. Patricia started developing recipes for bath products that would infuse moisture. Using the time-honored cold process method, she spent long days formulating the perfect bar of soap, one that lathers well, especially in hard water, rinses clean and ultimately moisturizes the skin. Made to Lather was born not long after and has since grown to incorporate a wide array of bath and body products all made in small batches to ensure freshness.

Patricia has received her Advanced Certified Soapmaker Accreditation from the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetics Guild, which ensures her knowledge of the science and chemistry of the saponification process. In 2016, Patricia became part of the  New Mexico True, 100% Made in New Mexico, program.  Patricia lives on a small farm in Artesia, NM with her husband and daughter, where they raise exhibition ducks, chickens, sheep and goats.


We are always adding new items, Please check back often to see what's new.  Please email or call us with any comments or questions.