Meet the “Soap Sister!”

Sr. Cathleen Timberlake has been making soap for nineteen years. She entered the Benedictine Sisters in 1967, and as her soap has grown in popularity, she’s become known as the “Soap Sister.” In accordance with her Benedictine spirituality, her work is a prayer—and her prayer’s intention is for all who will use her soap!

Every bar of Monastery Scents soap is made with all natural ingredients, a little holy water, and a prayer. Each bar is a labor of love with a luxurious fragrance that truly lifts your heart to the Lord. We’re also working with Monastery Scents to offer candles, lip balm, lotion, and more, all made with that same prayerful disposition and eye for quality!

We are proud to offer the work of Sr. Cathleen and her sisters, especially since it’s a terrific way to support their community!


You can click here to learn more about life with the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. We especially recommend checking them out if you or a loved one is considering a vocation to the monastic life!

Thank you for shopping on Cedar House. We love our partners and we encourage you to connect with the sisters as well!