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A bar of soap…inspires.

Monastery Scents came from very humble beginnings – a simple gift of a bar of soap.  This gift received by Benedictine Sister of Perpetual Adoration, Cathleen Marie Timberlake, inspired her to begin crafting her own handmade soap as a hobby.  No longer a  little “hobby”, Monastery Scents has become a valuable source of income to support our community.  It is another avenue for us to reach out and extend our ministry of prayer.


A bar of soap…soothes.

Our soaps are perfect for sensitive skin and are made with all natural ingredients with careful attention to detail.  Made with rich oils and exquisite fragrances, each bar is  carefully blended, individually cut, lovingly packaged in a handmade muslin bag, and sealed with wax.A bar of soap…soothes.


A bar of soap…provides.

Our Benedictine tradition encourages us to support ourselves by the work of our hands. Soap-making is one way we carry that tradition into the future.  Our soap provides you with a superior product and provides us with a means to support our life of prayer.  This double blessing has made our soap the first choice for many - from new mothers, to those with loved ones who are ill, to one who wanted to gift our soldiers serving abroad.


A bar of soap….connects.


Prayer is the foundation of our monastic life.  We pray for those who buy our soap and those who use it. A few drops of holy water mixed into each batch is our way to add blessings and prayer to you.  We treasure our connection with you and hope that you may know much grace, joy, and  peace.


You can learn more about our community and our ministry of prayer for others at www.benedictinesisters.org