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Barbara on Jan 4, 20185 out of 5 stars
This is beautiful soap. So smooth and mild, and it smells fantastic. Definitely worth every penny.
nosamkramj on Jul 25, 20172 out of 5 stars
The search for a cooling menthol bar continues. I work outdoors in CA and wanted a bar that would cool me down. Unfortunately there is zero cooling sensation and only a light mint smell. This plus the fact no dude wants to be covered in glitter when opening a soap bar package counts me out.
Bubble Creek Soaps responded on Aug 30, 2017
We're sorry to hear you did not enjoy your purchase! Customer safety is our first priority, so we will only use menthol in concentrations recommended for safe use in bath and body products. The Glacier Mint bar does clearly show glitter in the listing photo, as well as in the ingredient list. This is one of our customer favorites- we're so sorry you didn't enjoy it!
Barbara on May 16, 20175 out of 5 stars
Oh my, i am just in awe of this masterpiece. I normally do not order soaps with essential oils, i tend to prefer fragrance oils in soap. In this case, i can see why people use and love essential oils found in nature. This is such an amazingly authentic orange scent, heightened with the orange zest. This is a great shop, i am so glad i returned to purchase more soaps after ordering the Coconut Cream from here many months ago. That soap was DIVINE. Coconut is my absolute favorite.
Handmade Soap is our Obsession
We fell in love with cold process soap many years ago, on a family vacation. Picking up that first bar was a magical moment for us. We were intrigued by the simplicity of the ingredients and the delicious scents. When we used them, the soaps changed the way our skin felt, and we were entranced that someone had handcrafted the bars!
Our love became obsession. We each spent hours and hours of research learning about soap crafting. We discovered quickly that despite simple ingredients, soap making was indeed an art form, a science, and a labor of love.
Today, we love to help others discover what we did. That a simpler soap, one without detergent, fillers, and excessive chemicals, can LOVE your skin, so YOU can love your skin.
Q & A with Rachael and Lucy
What is your favorite ingredient?
Rachael: Calendula (marigold) petals and extract! The petals look so pretty in a bar, and the extract has amazing properties. My son's skin had major issues when he was young, and calendula was a big help, so that's dear to my heart.
Lucy: I love using coconut oil in our bars. This oil is high in cleansing properties and is quite versatile in cold processed soap.
What is your favorite part of the soapmaking process?
Lucy: Cutting the soap loaves after they've cured! It's incredibly satisfying. My husband likes to be there to see the unveiling, so I typically wait until he is around, and he typically likes to show his muscle and work the cutter himself! I also love how we are always in the testing process, with soap found at every sink and shower in the house.
Rachael: I have so many, but I really enjoy the "finishing work" on each batch. We wait until the perfect moment to create some really fun swirls, curls, and eye-catching designs on the top of each bar. I also love that with soap, I get to create beauty and make others delighted. It's a lot of work, but a lot of fun.
What else keeps you busy?
Rachael: I'm a wife to a wonderful husband, who supports all my crazy soapmaking and business plans, and helps a TON behind the scenes. I'm also a mom to two active boys. We make a good team. I also work as a Hematology/Bone Marrow Transplant RN. I can be found with my nose in a good book when I can find the time.
Lucy: My love for "all things natural" began to take bloom when I was a young mom, welcoming my sweet babies into the world. I became a natural childbirth instructor when they were young, and eventually became a licensed midwife when they were older. While we are watching our grandchildren grow up, we also keep busy with our lives here at home and in our backyard orchard. We love to find as many ways as we can to preserve our citrus, peaches, apricots, plums, and apples. I also love to cook and really enjoy creating recipes that keep getting better every time they are made. Just like soaping, it is always a work in progress! My favorite time of the day is taking a walk through the trees and enjoying their wonderful beauty.
I love slicing a fresh loaf of soap. It's like opening presents at Christmas! I also adore mixing our oils. It's a beautiful and creamy mass of goodness that gets stirred into an incredible, all natural, bar of soap!
I love the chemistry of soapmaking. Watching all these delicious ingredients combine and transform- it's magic! I'm fascinated by what a simple change in ingredient or temperature can do to alter my end result!
In 2013, Bubble Creek Soaps was founded, offering a wide range of handcrafted bars. Our loyal clients love our cold processed soaps, as well as our versatile glycerin-based creations.
Our cold process soaps are handcrafted, from scratch, using luxurious oils and butters. We then choose from only the highest quality essential or fragrance oils to create our memorable scents! The result is a creamy, skin-loving bar that you will love to use again and again.
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Returns & exchanges
We currently ship in the US, via USPS only. Products are shipped through USPS flat rate priority mail, depending on the size/weight of the package.
We always work to combine your bars to ensure the least expensive but safest shipping method.
We do attempt to have all purchases ready to ship as quickly as possible (usually within 1-2 business days), as we know you’re eager get your hands on your new soap! Once shipped, it can take 2-3 days for Priority Flat-Rate and 1-2 days for Priority Flat Rate EXPRESS.
***Shipping Upgrades or Time-Sensitive orders***
Bubble Creek Soaps make lovely gifts! If you are sending a gift and want to ensure your order arrives by a specific date, please contact us ONE WEEK before the products need to arrive so we can discuss the best shipping route. Expedited shipping is also available, and fees are calculated based on weight and destination.
If a package is returned to us because the address you provided was incorrect, you will be contacted. For it to be reshipped, shipping will need to be paid for again by the buyer via an Etsy listing.
Additional policies and FAQs
Q: How do I care for my cold process soap?
A: Unused soap may last for years, if stored correctly, although scent may fade with time. Once you use your soap, it will have the longest lifespan if it's kept well ventilated and dry when not in use. If you use a soap dish, one that drains well will help!
Q: Is the soap just for my hands, or .....?
A: We use the bars all over, even to shave our legs! Depending on your skin type, you may choose not to use it on your face, although many customers do so daily!
Q: I have allergies. Will I react?
A: Please read all bar ingredients to ensure it doesn't contain an allergen you are sensitive to.
Q: I have hard/soft water. Does that affect my soap?
A: Hard and soft water can sometimes affect how the bar behaves for you. We're happy to help you find a bar that works. Just ask!
Q: GASP! I heard cold process soap has LYE in it! Is that true?
A: The quick answer? Yes, but NO! Sodium hydroxide (lye) is used to turn the oils into soap by a chemical reaction (saponification), and is no longer present once that process is complete. It's perfectly safe to use. ALL soap is made using lye. No lye, no soap. (Fun fact: Even some food products are created using sodium hydroxide, like soft pretzels!)