Davo and the Lake

21 Sales


Davo and the Lake

21 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Trudy on May 1, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Exactly what I was expecting and packaged perfectly to keep it safe in shipping! Thank you!!

Peter and Kristal Ruchs

Peter and Kristal Ruchs on Feb 12, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

These are gorgeous, simple handcrafted designs. Thanks

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Hello and welcome to my shop, Davo and the Lake!

I am an environmental scientist who make things inspired by the beauty of Australia in her spare time, such as skincare products and textile and ceramic pieces. I hope you can enjoy my creations as much as I like making them!


Shop members

  • Allie

    Owner, Maker, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on January 19, 2014
Hello and welcome to my shop, Davo and the Lake!

I am an environmental scientist who make things inspired by the beauty of Australia in her spare time, such as textile and ceramic pieces. I am also getting more and more involved in making natural skincare and household products as I learn how unethical, environmentally damaging and unhealthy most of the chemical concoctions available in shops really are.

My ceramics are created in my small studio at Manyana, on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia, and my textiles are screen printed by hand by myself. I make my own printing screens and use non-toxic, water based fabric inks, that are heat sealed for permanence. As the fabric is hand printed, there are natural variations in each item which adds to its unique quality.

I am dedicated to providing skincare products made with all-natural ingredients for an all-natural experience.
- I make my soap and skincare products from scratch using 100% raw ingredients.
- I do NOT use commercially produced soap bases, paraben preservatives, pthalates, artificial dyes, sulfates, detergents, artificial fragrances, artificial lathering agents such as SLS or other synthetic derivatives.
- I use quality vegetable oils, and I NEVER use palm oil or its bi-products.
- I also don’t use filler oils like soy or canola.
- I use the traditional Cold Process Soap making method in wooden molds, then cut each bar by hand and leave it to cure for a firmer longer-lasting soap.
- I use only natural exfoliants such as loofah, pumice and ground leaves.
- I use only natural colourants such as clays, charcoal and chlorophyll.
- I use only 100% essential oils for creating fragrances.
- I strongly believe in full disclosure of all ingredients. You will find a full listing for every one of my products, telling you exactly what is inside.My products are free from "animal" testing. My products and the ingredients I use are not tested on any other animals besides consenting human beings.

Thanks again for visiting my shop!

Accepted payment methods

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I accept payment through Paypal and credit card through Etsy Direct Checkout. Items will be posted within 5 working days of receiving payment. If no payment is received after 5 business days the item will be relisted and the sale cancelled.
I ship worldwide using Australia Post. Australia Post guidelines state that Australian parcels take 2-5 working days to arrive, while international parcels take 7-10 working days. Australian orders are sent via regular post, international orders are sent via air mail.

If you require insurance or have any other specific shipping requests, please let me know and I can provide a quote. Please note that I cannot replace uninsured items lost or damaged in the post. Any additional customs charges are the responsibility of the buyer.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not 100% satisfied with your products, please contact me and I will do my best to resolve any issues. I want happy customers 
In the unlikely event that the product is faulty it will be replaced or a refund given if returned within 30 days of purchase and in original condition. Shipping costs for return are the responsibility of the buyer. Please note that because my products are 100% natural and hand made, individual batches may vary slightly in texture, appearance or smell. This in no way affects quality and cannot be the reason alone for a request for returns.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am required by law to carry the following warning: My products are not medications/medicated cosmetics and they are not meant to diagnose, treat, or prevent any medical condition. Always seek advice from your physician for treatment of a medical condition. Please use at your own risk, taking into account all personal allergies and sensitivities. For those with allergies or sensitive skin, I list the ingredients on every soap for your review. In the event of rash or irritation, discontinue use immediately. I always recommend a 'patch test' prior to using the soap if you are unsure if the ingredients used will cause a reaction. Discontinue use if skin appears irritated or red after using.