It smells like Christmas at the Bathhouse


At Bathhouse Soapery and Caldarium, you’ll quickly find yourself in the holiday spirit when you step inside this aromatic boutique. Customers can also indulge in all-natural, handmade bath and body products year-round.

What started as a kitchen table hobby and creative outlet in Charlene Simon’s kitchen in the 90s turned into a booming soap business in Hot Springs, Ark. So when this avid soap maker decided to open another soapery, historic downtown Natchitoches topped the list as the perfect location. After all, the town’s Steel Magnolia reputation further enhances the allure, glamour, and beauty of this charming Southern boutique.

“It’s an honor to share my most beloved passion with you, soap making,” said Charlene. “It’s fueled by a craving for beauty, an addiction to fragrance, and the limitless opportunities to create an enchanting bathing experience and provide a service so rarely seen today.”

Filled with swirled, brightly colored blocks of soap, this all-natural soap shop is an adventure in “me-time” indulgence.

The bubbly personality of Charlene’s staff is happy to share their soapy knowledge and give advice especially catered for your needs. These experts help customers sample handmade batches of bath and body products under a chandelier of bubbles.

Although Charlene’s specialty has always been beautifully handcrafted soap created from her own recipes, her soapery doesn’t stop there. Turn any bathroom into a relaxing spa-like atmosphere with luxurious mineral bath salts, milk lotions, foaming body scrubs, essential oil perfumes and more—a perfect escape to relaxation and de-stressing.

With Christmas just around the corner, seasonal personal care products such as Spiced Cranberry, Pumpkin Butter, Snow Globe, and Lavender Marshmallow soaps; Spiced Cranberry, Pumpkin Latte, Hotty Toddy, and Cinnamon Roll Bath Bombs; make great presents for friends and loved ones.

The Bathhouse isn’t just for women. A wonderful gift for a father or son is the classic mug and brush shaving implements used to lather-up a variety of natural shaving soaps made with essential oils and rich butter. Bringing back traditional grooming rituals is a great way for the guys to make memories that last a lifetime.

506 Front Street
Natchitoches, LA
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