FlowerAndEarthSoaps

All Natural Bar & Liquid Soap, Salves & Sprays

| Cincinnati, Ohio
2,740 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

Star Seller.

This seller has a history of 5-star reviews, shipping on time, and replying quickly when they got any messages.

Announcement    Happy New Year! Start 2022 off with a gift FOR YOU. See our "Gift Sets" sections for the perfect soap & salve spa set and treat yourself to a little self-care this winter.

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© Flower and Earth / Swan Maiden Soap, LLC / FlowerAndEarth.com

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If you are local please visit our friends at Growing Trade, Cincinnati Hemp Company, Folksiders and Fresh Thyme for soaps, salves, sprays of all kinds. Here is a current list of the stores that carry our products:

https://flowerandearth.com/flower-and-earth-in-stores/
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Announcement

Last updated on Jan 2, 2022

Happy New Year! Start 2022 off with a gift FOR YOU. See our "Gift Sets" sections for the perfect soap & salve spa set and treat yourself to a little self-care this winter.

Let's connect!
Facebook.com/FlowerAndEarth
Pinterest.com/FlowerAndEarth
Twitter.com/FlowerAndEarth
Instagram.com/FlowerAndEarthSoaps

Got a question? Just ask!
https://www.etsy.com/messages/new?with_id=21878180&referring_id=6921440&referring_type=shop&recipient_id=21878180

© Flower and Earth / Swan Maiden Soap, LLC / FlowerAndEarth.com

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If you are local please visit our friends at Growing Trade, Cincinnati Hemp Company, Folksiders and Fresh Thyme for soaps, salves, sprays of all kinds. Here is a current list of the stores that carry our products:

https://flowerandearth.com/flower-and-earth-in-stores/
------------------------------

Subscribe to our e-newsletter to keep up to date on new products, events & specials!
http://eepurl.com/dtLBIz

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About FlowerAndEarthSoaps

Sales 2,740
On Etsy since 2012

On a whim fueled by hours of DIY shows...

I decided 2009 would be the year I'd make Christmas gifts. I am not by nature a crafty person, so this was big. The result: simple oatmeal soaps in holiday-themed cello bags. They were a hit.

Soapmaking became my hobby to while away the winter. So did bartering. Olive oil for green tea castile. Herbs and salts for scrubby lavender spa bars. Quickly came compliments, requests for more--and a lot of research on my part. Learning about herbs, oils and techniques flexed my inner creative mad chemist. It officially became work.

Summer of 2010, I was accepted into an art show. And after a successful day of selling something I loved making came the Aha! moment that lead to more markets, art shows and festivals. I recently entered the wholesale world, selling to boutiques, a few grocery stores and small businesses in the Cincinnati area, with more on the horizon.

I've committed to keeping our offerings 100% natural and free of animal fats, crafting soaps, salves and other products from the finest food-grade base oils, certified organic and no-spray herbs, honey & beeswax, non-GMO grains and pure essential oils-- everything procured responsibly, and locally whenever possible. Packaging is simple and eco-friendly, carefully designed and in line with regulations for soaps and cosmetics.

Since that first oatmeal soap (which I still make, btw), I've formulated olive oil castiles, sea salt spa bars, shaving pucks, household soaps (including a Mechanic's Soap that kicks the panties off of that one that rhymes with Fava), and various body butters and salves. Last but not least, my Jitterbug Insect Spray has traveled the world, proving effective at backyard parties and on the banks of the Ohio River as well as in the jungles of Belize, Bali, Nicaragua, and Mexico.

In 2011, I fine-tuned production to reflect the most popular products, and we created our "Flower & Earth" line, which consists of 100% natural products that we've found to appeal to a wide range of customers. In the near future, we hope to implement ideas for a few other lines of products in hopes of appealing to even more people.
The name "Swan Maiden Soap" is reference to the bathing shape-shifting woman of myth and lore across cultures. Why? I consider myself quite the shifter, myself. I have a background in Chemistry and lots of years of Latin (lots of them...). I ended up earning a BA in English Literature, an MEd in Secondary Education, and an MA in Literature (with post-grad courses in Women's Literature, Folklore and Latin Elegy). I've worked as a store clerk, a girl Friday, a tutor, an editor, a teacher, a college professor, a copywriter, a content editor, and a web developer. I've scooped ice cream, stocked beer, mopped floors, explained calculus on cocktail napkins, wielded a red pen, and aced Physics labs, but barely passed the lecture. I'm generally not happy wearing one hat for long, but this gig as a soap whisperer (as my friend Lauren calls me) has got me hooked. Stay tuned.

Shop members

  • Amanda N.

    Owner, Soapologist

    I know lots of interesting things about chemistry, English, Latin and Secondary & Post-secondary Ed. I've held jobs from store clerk, to college prof, to editor. Now I make soap. & other stuff. I like red wine, big cats, rockin' out, bad TV, vikings.

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Last updated on Jan 2, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Shipping information

• Shipping speeds are estimates and do not include the time it takes to put together your order. Please see current order turnaround times for this information.

• Production time does not include weekends or holidays and purchasing an upgraded shipping method does not increase turnaround time.

• You will receive a notification when your item has shipped. Please refer to the link provided to track your purchase.

• Orders typically take 1-5 days to reach their destination once shipped, and all Etsy orders are sent out via USPS First-Class or Priority Mail.

• If your order arrives damaged, please contact within 48 hours of receiving it and send photos as USPS requires them in order to make a claim.

Care instructions

• Unlike commercial soaps, handmade soaps retain skin-softening glycerin, a natural byproduct of the soapmaking process that attracts moisture. To ensure that your new bar of soap lasts a long time, keep it dry and out of water’s reach in between uses.

• While our salves do hold up well to heat, please be mindful that they will soften or melt if exposed to high temps for a prolonged period of time.

Gift wrapping and packaging

• I do not offer gift wrapping. If you are wanting to purchase something that arrives ready to gift, I recommend one of our gift boxes. We have gift boxes that include an assortment of products and they all come in eco-friendly kraft boxes with tissue paper & shreds.

• You may mark your order as a gift and add a free gift message at checkout. I will print it out and include it with your order.

• Orders are packed and shipped using the most eco-friendly materials possible, including compostable peanuts, recyclable boxes & paper tape.

Wholesale availability

• Interested in carrying our all natural soaps, salves & sprays? Tell us about yourself and we'll send a current spreadsheet of our offerings. A contact form is available at our main website: https://flowerandearth.com/wholesale-inquiry/