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April Watkins

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April Watkins


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About AprilsCottage

Sales 225
On Etsy since 2008

Handmade Soaps from April

April's Cottage Soaps by April, started as the dream of an entrepreneurial artist with Down Syndrome. After spending many years in art classes , she decided to make her hobby her business.
As the craft business grew April discovered a love of glycerin crafted soap making and soap painting. This fun process allows her to use her love of color and painting to create a useful, beautiful product that everyone enjoys. Finding the best vegetable glycerin , creating the lovely scents and painting the soaps with a glycerin based paint is April's business and pleasure.

April has naturally dry sensitive skin that was always itchy.
After using her own glycerin soaps, no more itchy skin, The soaps all have naturally moisturizing ingredients and herbal fragrances. Some have honey , shey butter, or goat's milk. Many of the herbs are harvested from April's own garden.

April loves her soaps ( she has five in her bath and shower). Even Wizard Weaslay-the mascot, has his own doggy bar.
We welcome custom orders and would be delighted to create something special for your event.
We hope you enjoy visiting the shop and are looking forward to seeing you at an Ohio craft show.

Shop members

  • April Watkins

    Owner, Artist, Soapmaker

    Hi, I am 39 year old artist, with down syndrome. I live in the country in Ohio, with mom and dad and my pal, Wizard. I make glycerin crafted soaps and design cards and gift bags.

  • Nancy Watkins

    Marketer, Owner, Curator

    I am mom Nancy, the mom, soapmaker, artist, cook and all purpose person at April"s Cottage.

  • Wizard Weaslay

    Mascot, Soap Taster

    An essential member of the team, wizard spends his time defending the studio from squirrels and chipmunks. He loves to nap on April's feet and sample the odd bar of soap!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Thank You for visiting the April's Cottage Shop. All of the soaps and other items are lovingly made by soapmaker/artist April and the other Special Hands Artists.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If your soap arrives damaged please contact us for a replacement.
If you have a different shipping need please contact us.
We also offer free curbside pick up for our local customers. Call for more information
440-812=9092 April's Cottage
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are very welcome. We would love to design a soap just for your business or event. Many designs and colors and scents are available. Contact us for pictures of our custom work.
Wholesale orders are very welcome. Contact us for information.