The Show on KJZZ

Listen live weekdays at 9 a.m.

Strawberry Hedgehog soap: Made in Arizona

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 2:46pm
Updated: Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 1:28pm

Audio icon Download mp3 (12.16 MB)

Strawberry Hedgehog soaps Tracy Perkins
Tracy Perkins
Tracy Perkins displays her Strawberry Hedgehog soaps.

And now for something a little different: The latest in our Made in Arizona series. Today, we highlight an Arizona maker whose products are awfully relevant these days: Soap.

Tracy Perkins is the founder and owner of Strawberry Hedgehog, a vegan soap shop in Phoenix that celebrates sustainability in cleanliness.

It all began with Perkins’ own sensitive skin.

"I first started making soap in 2003," Perkins said. "I was having a lot of health issues and difficulty finding products that would work well for me. So I just started tinkering around and making things for myself. And I had a knack for it."

Today, Strawberry Hedgehog soaps are sold in Whole Foods stores across the state. It also and operates its own store near downtown Phoenix. But, as Perkins told The Show, it wasn’t a quick rise to success.

Strawberry Hedgehog soaps Tracy Perkins
Tracy Perkins
Tracy Perkins makes her Strawberry Hedgehog soaps.

More Stories From KJZZ

The ShowMade In Arizona