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Mother of 5, biker, chicken raiser, and lunatic. After my day job was eliminated due to corporate greed, I was FREE. Now I'm doing what I love full time, making soaps, lotions, lip balms, and whatever else strikes my fancy. I also have a serious yarn habit, involving both needles and hooks.

Soap and knitting started as my little creative outlets, but have become the work of my life. In my previous life, I worked with hazardous materials every day in the oil and gas industry. I'm so happy to be doing this full time now, working with clean hands, and safe materials.

The philosophy for my business has changed since I first started. Originally, I had dreams of an empire of soap, rolling on piles of wonderful money as well paid minions kept the factory working. What I have found though, is that I love my customers far more than I love…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 14
  • Joined December 25, 2009

Favorite materials

Chemistry and Chaos

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sweetsnthings
Handmade Soaps and Stuff.

About

Mother of 5, biker, chicken raiser, and lunatic. After my day job was eliminated due to corporate greed, I was FREE. Now I'm doing what I love full time, making soaps, lotions, lip balms, and whatever else strikes my fancy. I also have a serious yarn habit, involving both needles and hooks.

Soap and knitting started as my little creative outlets, but have become the work of my life. In my previous life, I worked with hazardous materials every day in the oil and gas industry. I'm so happy to be doing this full time now, working with clean hands, and safe materials.

The philosophy for my business has changed since I first started. Originally, I had dreams of an empire of soap, rolling on piles of wonderful money as well paid minions kept the factory working. What I have found though, is that I love my customers far more than I love money. I never want to get so big that I can't make a special thing for just one customer. I don't offer wholesale, and my products are only available online. I am a small business, and plan on staying small.

I personally make all my products, wrap, and package all shipments, but I do have occasional assistance from my #2 son and #2 daughter, Jack and Hopey. Jack helps me maintain order around here, cleaning glassware and helping with label design (he's an artist). Hopey helps pull orders when it's super busy, and also works on some knitting in my other shop, KnitHabit.

If you're over 18, come follow me on twitter, @sweets_n_things, sometimes I use bad words :) I tweet mostly political stuff, so if you're not into politics, you might prefer my Facebook page - it's just new soaps and sale announcements.

I have another shop here on Etsy for my hand knits, knithabit.etsy.com. Repeat customers at this shop can use the same 15% discount coupon there as well, that code is at the bottom of the receipt for your purchase in the "Note From Shop" section at the very bottom :)

I like being able to create new things, I love personal interaction with my customers, being able to get to know you. I am dedicated to providing personal service, and custom requests are welcomed and encouraged. I do not require any minimum order for custom requests, if you're allergic to any ingredient, rest assured, you're not the only one. I am more than happy to formulate for your needs.

I use organic sustainable palm oil in my soaps, and my shampoo bars have no palm oil. The olive, soy, cocoa butter, jojoba, and shea butter in my soaps and other products are also organic, the soy is certified non-GMO.

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