Annemieke Okamura's Profile

About

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to get to my shop go here :
http://www.etsy.com/shop/GingerMadeSoap?ref=si_shop

Facebook :www.facebook.com/gingermade





Out of all my years of being a massage therapist and blending my own oils was born the idea to start making my own products for bath and body. I wanted to start selling some of my creations but didn't know where to begin until a friend suggested soap to me. I fell asleep reading books about soap making every night for over a year before I finally gathered the nerve up to dive in and begin. A couple years later I have expanded from soaps to lip balms, solid lotions…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 26
  • Joined March 7, 2012

Favorite materials

Essential oils Shea Butter Olive Oil Coconut Oil Avocado Oil Organic Fair Trade Sustainable Beer Clays Sea Salts Activated Charcoal Minerals

About

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to get to my shop go here :
http://www.etsy.com/shop/GingerMadeSoap?ref=si_shop

Facebook :www.facebook.com/gingermade





Out of all my years of being a massage therapist and blending my own oils was born the idea to start making my own products for bath and body. I wanted to start selling some of my creations but didn't know where to begin until a friend suggested soap to me. I fell asleep reading books about soap making every night for over a year before I finally gathered the nerve up to dive in and begin. A couple years later I have expanded from soaps to lip balms, solid lotions and perfumes. I also make whipped shea butter, scrubs, bath soaks , massage oils, and other goodies with plans to expand. The products you don't see listed on here are ones I haven't figured out complete packaging yet that is satisfying to me. If you are wanting something I don't have listed but think it's something I make then please don't hesitate to contact me and I'll see what I can do, even if it's not in a fancy container with an official label.
I started out using all vegan ingredients but now have a few soaps with goats milk and a couple with cruelty free silk. I never use any animal fats or tallows and always use sustainable palm oil and less of it. I use as much organic ingredients as I can find at reasonable prices as well as fair trade and locally sourced. I make several beers soaps which are very popular with locally brewed beer all currently from Epic Brewing Company here in SLC, Utah. Most of my soaps have essential oils and a few with fragrance. I always list my ingredients so you can choose which is right for you.

I believe in recycling, reusing and reducing. I recently changed the container my solid lotions were in because the old ones weren't recyclable. I try to use as little plastic as possible so if you do receive something in plastic , please be kind enough to recycle it or any other packaging that's possible. If I ship something to you with styrofoam packing peanuts it's not because I bought them or think they're great, it's because I'm reusing them from another package that was shipped to me. If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact me.


Right now I use USPS for shipping and usually get orders out within 3-5 business days using either priority or first class.



What I do when I'm not making soap? I'm busy with my 2 teenage boys and their cats. I like to make jewelry too, dabble in photography, I'm a licensed massage therapist, and basically do anything creative. I'm super busy from June till the end of the year with farmers markets and festivals so be patient if I take a day to get back to you during those busy months!

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