Our Story

land crafted. sea inspired

Our mission is to create beautifully crafted, effective + affordable modern bath + body products inspired by the sea.

Making soap

Old Whaling Company was founded in 2012 with the desire for a gentler alternative to everyday bath + body brands. Today, we pride ourselves in offering products and scents that leave your skin feeling clean, moisturized and fragrant(ized). We have an amazing team that helps us achieve our goals of offering consistent quality products made by us here in Charleston. We are so happy to be able to provide our products to people around the world through wholesale, e-commerce and our three retail shops located here in Charleston.

Our Products

Bar Soaps are made with a base of olive, coconut and soybean oils. We use lye to saponify the oils so they turn into soap. Available in all of our fragrances, including fragrance free and some have added natural and/or cosmetic color. All are very gentle and moisturizing, and are lovely to use hair to toes!

Bath Bombs are made with baking soda, citric acid, epsom salts, soybean oil and olive oil. We currently offer our bath bombs in thirteen of our scents. They will leave you feeling moisturized and lightly scented. They will make tub slippery. For easiest cleanup, wipe your tub immediately after using.

Body Butter is made with key shea butter, aloe and sunflower oil. It is quick to soak in, and leaves you moisturized, but not greasy. It is nice and thick, so a little goes a long way! It is available in all of our fragrances, including fragrance free.

Roll-On Perfumes are our newest product! They are made with sunflower oil and local organic calendula oil. The calendula oil is made for us by One Wild Acre here in Charleston. They are currently available in nine of our fragrances.

Salt Scrubs are made with a mix of dead sea and dendritic salts, our oil blend of coconut, olive and soybean as well as sweet almond oil. They are exfoliating and moisturizing to leave your skin feeling new. Currently, we only offer salt scrubs in our Coastal Calm and Coconut Milk fragrances.

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Magnolia Soap Waves Our Broad St. Store

Our Fragrances

Bamboo + Teak - a light woody unisex fragrance - available in soap and body butter. Soap is made with pumice powder, which offers a sandpaper-like exfoliation.

Bergamot + Grapefruit - a bright crisp citrus scent great for men + women. Essential oil + fragrance oil blend. Available in soap, body butter and roll-on perfume. Soap is made with charcoal, which is thought to be detoxifying and is great as a face soap.

Castile Baby Bar - our fragrance free, color free soap. Extremely mild for extra sensitive skin. Made with goat’s milk.

Coastal Calm - our cleanest light fragrance. Available in all of our products. Soap is colored with indigo powder, bath bombs are colored blue and will turn the bath water a bright blue.

Coconut Milk - a warm tropical fragrance. Available in all of our products. Soap is made with loofah powder and shreds, which offers a gentle but great exfoliation. Bath bombs are color free.

Cotton Candy - sweet sugary cotton candy. Only available in bath bombs. Made with pink and blue color.

Fragrance Free - offered for those who prefer products without added fragrance. Available in soap [Castile Baby Bar] and body butter.

French Lavender - the essence of true lavender. Available in all products except salt scrubs. Soaps and bath bombs are colored in a soft purple hue.

Indigo + Rice - a vetiver, lemon and sandalwood blend which produces a scent described by many as masculine, rich, and clean. Available in soap, body butter and roll-on perfume.

Magnolia - the beauty of spring in the south is captured in this floral fragrance. Available in all products except salt scrubs. Soap and bath bombs are colored pink.

Oatmeal Milk + Honey - a warm fragrance that is good for both men + women. Available in soap, bath bombs and body butter. Soap is made with goats milk, honey and oats to provide gentle exfoliation and nourishing moisture. Bath bombs are made with oats. Both are color free.

Sea La Vie - a sweet fragrance blend of clean fresh florals and citrus. Available in all products except salt scrubs. Soap and bath bombs are colored a bright teal, and bath bombs will turn the bath water a fun teal color.

Seaberry [+ Rose Clay] - Our number one seller! If you're a fan of berry or fruity scents, you will love this scent. Available in all products except salt scrubs. Soaps and bath bombs are made with rose kaolin clay, which is thought to draw out impurities. Soaps gently exfoliate and are great as a face soap, and bath bombs will turn the water a light red color.

Seaweed + Sea Salt - a fresh, beachy fragrance that is one of our most popular fragrances. Available in all products except salt scrubs. Soaps are made with kelp powder and granules which offer a nice exfoliation, bath bombs are made with sea clay. Both are color free.

Spearmint + Eucalyptus - a refreshing essential oil + fragrance oil blend. Available in soap and body butter.

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