The Van Alstyne Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Buff City Soap, which is located at 136 N. Main St., next to City Hall.


The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on the same day as the business’ grand opening on Oct. 12. Buff City Soap sells sulfate-, paraben-, pthalate- and detergent-free products that are plant-based and made in-house daily.


“We handcraft each bar of Buff City soap in what we call our Soap Makeries,” the business’ website states. “Each of our locations makes every product sold right there, where you can see exactly what goes into the products you put on your body. It’s a bit of a mad lab stocked with ingredients like gardenia petals, lemon zest, hemp seed oil, shea butter, charcoal, and tea tree oil. Even our body scrubs are squeaky clean with natural exfoliants like chopped loofah bits, crushed walnut shells and poppy seeds. What you will never see are artificial detergents, surfactants, dyes, or other harsh chemicals.”