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Shop URL: /http://www.barefootbathandbody.etsy.com/

Hello and Welcome
My name is Deanna (please, call me Dee), and I am a 44 year old stay at home mom with a lot of creative energy! My soap business is not just a fun hobby...it has provided myself and my family with quality bath and body products without a lot of the unnecessary fluff you will find in store bought soap. My soaps feature my very own standard shea or olive oil recipe and you will find my designs to be basic...but let's be honest here...we're not selling soap because it is pretty...we are selling it because it gets you clean!

>>>Soap: All my soaps are Cold Process, Hot Process, and I also do some fun melt and pour soaps from time to time.

****Melt and Pour: are made from all natural high quality melt and pour bases that do not contain any animal fats,…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 28
  • Joined February 13, 2008

Favorite materials

oils, soap, essentialoils, color, herbs

About

Shop URL: /http://www.barefootbathandbody.etsy.com/

Hello and Welcome
My name is Deanna (please, call me Dee), and I am a 44 year old stay at home mom with a lot of creative energy! My soap business is not just a fun hobby...it has provided myself and my family with quality bath and body products without a lot of the unnecessary fluff you will find in store bought soap. My soaps feature my very own standard shea or olive oil recipe and you will find my designs to be basic...but let's be honest here...we're not selling soap because it is pretty...we are selling it because it gets you clean!

>>>Soap: All my soaps are Cold Process, Hot Process, and I also do some fun melt and pour soaps from time to time.

****Melt and Pour: are made from all natural high quality melt and pour bases that do not contain any animal fats, harsh detergents, sulfates, alcohol, or salt solutions---in other words, they are extremely mild. My fragrance oils are alcohol and glycol free, and I offer essential oil soaps as well.

****Cold & Hot Process: Made from scratch using my own recipes! (basically cold process means I heat the oils and then bring the lye water and the oils to about the same temperature, mix together, put in a mold, and let them heat up via a chemical reaction between the lye water and oils. Once the lye has done its job-via saponification and curing, it no longer exists in the soap) Hot Process: The lye is cooked out of the soap using a crock pot. Technically the soap is ready to use as soon as it is out of the mold, but I let it sit for a couple of weeks to harden up more. I use only the best and freshest oils and ingredients! I test all soaps I make on myself first before making them available to the open market. I have 42 year old skin and it is sensitive---if it doesn't pass my skin test(or my husbands!)...its not getting sold.

CANDLES: I use only 100% pure soy candle wax for all my candles. Cotton core or paper core cotton wicks only are used. Soy candles are environmentally and economically smart. Candles are great for parties and as gifts. I do custom orders!

My little slice of the earth and recycling: I recycle as much as possible. If needed I do use bubble wrap(however I have gone to using excess tissue paper when I need a filler). I try to reuse boxes and bubble mailers, but honestly most of my boxes are new as the boxes and bubble mailers I get from ordering supplies or goodies from other people are no longer presentable to be used again. These unusable items don't go in my garbage...no no no... they get used in my craft room as my daughter's "artworks", or are used as backdrops for messy projects.


HOW TO REACH ME:
You are most welcome to convo me at any time about anything. You can also contact me through my email:

swankysoaps [!at] yahoo.com

Recently featured in St. Cloud Times Press Style Magazine's Holiday Gift Edition; Fox Small Business of the Day 12-15-11

Where Else Am I??

http://www.flickr.com/deeshomegoods

****Krista Artista Gallery 2nd Ave. North Anoka MN

****Northern Brights 808 W. St. Germain St. Cloud, MN

DO YOU TWITTER? I do: http://twitter.com/barefootbath

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/barefootbathandbody

I have a blog: http://www.barefootbathandbody.blogspot.com

Thank you for visiting, and have a great day!

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