About Us

Deb's Note

I started handcrafting my own artisan soap in 1991 while living a “back to basics” lifestyle on a farm at the base of Washington state’s majestic Mount Rainier. I fell in love with soap-making  and turned my small home into a ‘factory’ where I dreamed up delicious scents and designs for family and friends.

We all know people that seem to make self-pampering a priority (especially in times of stress). We all need and deserve that, so Be that Person!! It’s easy to put more pleasure in your day with luxurious, all-natural, handmade, vegan Soaps, Bath Salts, Body Butters, Lip Balms, skin-safe and toxin-free Deodorants, fun Bath Bombs, and lovely, aromatic Room and Body Spritzers.

It started with soaps in the farmhouse kitchen and now we make all kinds of bath and beauty products, with new creations added all the time! No matter where we go from here our commitments remain the same: helping people and the planet with naturally powered, consciously crafted bath and body goods.

Why the name, Riverdance? Living on the Skokomish River for over twenty years has affirmed my lifelong belief that nature cleanses, heals, and nurtures all living things. For me, dancing by the river is a way to celebrate and honor mother nature for her healing gifts.

Dance On!
~Deborah Petersen

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Product Creation

My favorite place in the PNW is next to my family; laughing and making memories with those I love.

I’m usually obsessed with the new Riverdance Soapworks creations! Check out the “New Releases” section on our homepage to see them!



My favorite place in the PNW IS the PNW! If I’m in it I’m happy. Be raised in the Midwest, you’ll understand.

As for products you must try the Mud Bay Goat Milk Soap. It’s easily my favorite clean, head to toe. 



When I’m free to roam you’ll find me taking in the sights in Port Townsend or walking the beach by Kalaloch Lodge.

When shower time rolls around our Natural Conditioner is a lifesaver! My hair is very long and our conditioner bar makes it soft and easy to manage without weighing it down. 


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Hey there! Britta and Beniah of 2B Brand Builders here 🙂 We are from opposite sides of the country (Washington and Maine) but found ourselves united by a passion for creating and exploring! Adventure is out there! Oh, and we love the Everything Spray, especially Lavender Rose 😉