On the busy Sanxia Old Street on a holiday, what am I seeing? A man, wearing a white shirt, black Capri pants, clogs and an Asian conical hat, is carrying a shoulder-pole and shouting out, “Soap~~~! Naturally handmade floating soaps!” Isn’t this something you see in the early Republic period? Big Brother You-An said, “Shoulder-pole carrying is the spirit of Cha-Shan-Fang as it is like carrying the burden of the entire family on one’s shoulder. Since soap-making is a business of conscience, our soaps, made using the traditional method, are only added with natural raw materials.” Located on Baiji Road, the name of the old soap factory is “Mei-Sheng-Tang Chemical”. In addition to producing a variety of handmade soaps in Taiwan, it is now also the “Tea Soap Tourism Factory” that offer tours for parents and children. If you ever get that chance, come and experience the different fun in bathing with floating soaps!
▲ Pour natural materials into a big pot and cook them.
▲ Use the alkali-free materials to make natural and toxin-free handmade soaps.
▲ The experienced master is checking the quality of the soaps one by one.
Address: No. 79, Minquan St., Sanxia Dist., New Taipei City
Business Hours: Weekday 10:00-19:00