hansen ovis


HanSen Kunsthandwerk is a family-run, company based in one of Salzburg’s scenic lake regions. Hansen specialises in a broad range of sheep-milk products such as soaps, toiletries and bath products, which are marketed under the brand-name “Ovis” (Latin ovis – the sheep). In addition, they provide bath accessories such as soap dishes as well as pretty gift- packaging. The product line also includes mare’s milk soaps and soaps with healing crystals.

Their motto “Natural care for your well-being” guides them in every step of the production process, from carefully selecting ingredients to choosing the right packaging in order to give their products a longer shelf life. Ovis soaps and care products are based on high-quality, vegetable oils and complemented by a variety of additional ingredients such as herbs, rose petals or salt from the Dead Sea.


Their one special ingredient is quality sheep milk from Austria’s farmers, who follow a conscious approach in their production. Sheep-milk, which is easily absorbed by the skin, moisturises and leaves a smooth and soft feeling. It is their goal to provide their customers with a product that treats their skin gently and they like using repeatedly.


One would think that Edelweiss products sell mainly in the Alpine Region, but this range of products have been a bestseller for years. A little bit of Alpine atmosphere at home, happy memories of a certain musical classic? Hansens’s Edelweiss products are probably what you’re looking for.

Edelweiss, edelweiss, every morning you greet me. Small and white, clean and bright, you look happy to meet me….


Other specialist soaps produced by Hansen include Donkey milk soap, Camel milk soaps and Aleppo olive oil soaps. Interestingly, the Redecker Spot Gone Stick is actually produced by Hansens.

They also produce a range of bamboo peeling gloves bath brushes, plus soap sponges, many of which can be found on Rose & Lavender.

All Ovis soaps are free from mineral oils, silicone and parabens.