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Welcome to Tiki Bar Soap, and thanks for stopping by to browse my shop! All the items listed are handcrafted by me especially for you :)

My name is Amanda and I became interested in making handcrafted soaps and bath and body products in 2010. I had been buying handcrafted soap and wanted to learn how to make it myself. At the time I was working on my PhD in chemistry, so I thought picking up a hobby may not be a bad idea as I was pretty stressed! Little did I know that my hobby would quickly turn into an addiction as I began learning swirling techniques, playing with different fragrances and essential oils, and formulating endless recipes with different plant oil and butter combinations.

I chose the name Tiki Bar Soap because I have always been really into tropical, Tiki inspired wares. I love rockabilly inspired fashion and anything…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 28
  • Joined August 15, 2011

Favorite materials

coconut oil, safflower oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, cloth, clay, resin, metal, stones, crystals, naturally occurring minerals, wood, dried flowers

About

Welcome to Tiki Bar Soap, and thanks for stopping by to browse my shop! All the items listed are handcrafted by me especially for you :)

My name is Amanda and I became interested in making handcrafted soaps and bath and body products in 2010. I had been buying handcrafted soap and wanted to learn how to make it myself. At the time I was working on my PhD in chemistry, so I thought picking up a hobby may not be a bad idea as I was pretty stressed! Little did I know that my hobby would quickly turn into an addiction as I began learning swirling techniques, playing with different fragrances and essential oils, and formulating endless recipes with different plant oil and butter combinations.

I chose the name Tiki Bar Soap because I have always been really into tropical, Tiki inspired wares. I love rockabilly inspired fashion and anything that looks like it came from the 50s, especially wood carvings and totem poles. I also liked the play on words, Tiki Bar, Bar Soap... You will find tropical, Tiki inspired products in my shop as well as traditional scents like lavender, rose, and eucalyptus and mint. I hope to provide a bit of luxury, something for everyone to enjoy and pamper themselves with.

I offer a wide variety of fragrance and essential oil soaps as well as bath and body products with a focus on traditional wet shaving products with a vintage feel. I finished my PhD in chemistry in May, 2012 and have been happily making handcrafted bath and body products since! You can take confidence in knowing that while I do have an in depth knowledge of chemistry, all of my formulations are inspired by simple, natural living. I love what I do and hope you will love my products as much as I love creating them for you!

In January of 2012 the focus of Tiki Bar Soap shifted to include a line of men's personal care products, which is currently the bulk of our product offering, although we still have plenty of products that women will like. If you have a special request for a soap I will happily make a custom listing!

Because the soap is fresh and does not contain any artificial preservatives, we recommended that you protect your soap from direct sunlight and keep it in a cool, dry location. You should enjoy your soap within one year of purchase to ensure maximum freshness.

Note: Due to the handmade nature of our items variations in color and appearance are typical. We try to indicate via photos to the best of our ability the appearance of the items, however variations in color, size, and 'look' may occur.

I am also the owner of etsy.com/shop/steambathfactory

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