About Us

***Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, our retail shop has closed permanently.  HOWEVER, we are in full force with our ecommerce platform and encourage you to shop online. 
Spero is an Italian surname, originating in the Campania region of Italy. It means "I Hope" in Italian and is part of the following Latin proverb: Dum Spiro Spero (While I Breathe, I Hope).  -Definitions.net
Spero opened in December of 2018 in Towson, MD.   And we think we have THE best soap on the planet!  Yeah, you can buy soap anywhere...but no one makes it quite like us.  It's gentle to use, has amazing aromatic scents and now has the ability to get shipped to your door anytime with subscription!  Spero is proud to offer our Spero Soap Club.   We offer a way to pamper yourself with handmade all natural aromatic soap, every time you bathe.   
Richard Crafton has been making soap for family and friends for about 3 decades.  With hundreds of recipes at hand to create, he has honed in on the all time favorites.  He can even create blends for you.  His daughter, Laura Karppala, has learned his ways to continue the tradition and adapt to the new age of business with Spero Soap Club's website.  Laura also is an ambassador of Amazing wine from the Boissett Collection which is also delivered to your door.  She has found drawing a warm bath with a glass of wine is pure bliss and wipes away the stress of the world.  Copy and paste this link to order some wine: https://my.boissetcollection.com/laura.karppala
 The Crafton family has been in the business of creating art and selling art for years. Richard Crafton also known as the "Carpet Guru" used to own MADULAMAR, an arts & objects gift shop with essential oil bar located in the Hunt Valley Mall in Hunt Valley, MD.  Through this experience he learned first hand over decades about essential oils, botanical blends and the application to many cosmetic products...and THAT is what makes this soap special.  Unless you try it, we can only tell you about it...but it's the experience that makes you truly know how special it is.
This is not your hobby soap or Fight Club soap made with lye or talc powder or really cool names to sell you.  This stuff is 'sacred soap'.  This soap has been a constant through everything our family has been through.  And now, we want to share it with you.  So while you breathe it in, "I hope" you enjoy it as much as we do.