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5 out of 5 stars
I love your cream and soap. Thanks.
scubasubie on May 13, 20205 out of 5 stars
These are perfect! They cut so nicely and finally complete a personal want. So glad I was able to get these.
keely on May 6, 20205 out of 5 stars
I love this! I use it as a face cream and it is great. It’s a bit thick but it is very moisturizing and safe for sensitive skin!
angieschlabach on May 4, 20205 out of 5 stars
This is my favorite lotion! I’ve given it as gifts and everyone loves it. It is not sticky or greasy but glides on smoothly and hydrates my skin beautifully.
Darcee on May 2, 20205 out of 5 stars
Favorite soaps!! They all smell heavenly!!
FROG GOES TO MARKET : A VINTAGE + HANDMADE MERCANTILE
I bought my very first antique almost 15 years ago - a gigantic old wooden trencher bowl, nearly 5 feet long, with a beautifully smooth, well-worn patina. With a blush of excitement, I nervously shelled out $80 for it - a huge purchase for me as a live-at-home 18 year old, with no house of my own and no plan for such an oversized piece. But even with my limited experience, I knew it was an incredible deal and a once-in-a-lifetime find. As I watched my dad load it into the back of the van, I suddenly felt like a collector. An antiquer. A bona-fide treasure hunter. And I guess you could say I've been hooked ever since!
At about the same time I was buying that fabulous bowl, I was also starting my first business - Ellie's Handmade Soap. I taught myself the craft of soapmaking when I was in high school, and soon after I began selling my handmade soaps at our local flea & farmer's market. I love the exquisite balance of art and science that goes into natural soapmaking, from creating a new recipe to wrapping and labeling the finished bars. Today, I make bigger batches and have a few more handy tools than I did in high school, but every batch of soap is still made-from-scratch by my own two hands.
Creating something by hand - be it a bar of soap, a personalized hand-stitched kitchen towel, or even an artful display of antique ironstone - something that is all at once simple, beautiful, utilitarian, and rooted in history, suits my style and personality to a "T", and I am blessed to be able to earn a living doing it.
Today, my many collections include antique white ironstone, yellow ware bowls, old pewter, European grain sacks, primitive wood cutting boards, butter paddles, early rolling pins, stoneware crocks, and metal flower frogs... the last of which inspired the name for my shop! And that big beautiful trencher bowl? It finally has the perfect home, holding quilts and pillows at the foot of my bed.
Owner, Designer, Maker, Curator
I am a soapmaker and collector, with a serious penchant for road trips. My favorite antiquing buddy is my husband Pete.
See the whole shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/froggoestomarket
Learn more about Ellie's Handmade Soap products here: www.ellieshandmadesoap.com
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
I don't accept cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I want you to love your purchase, so I will accept returns if you are not happy with it. Please contact me within 7 days of receiving your order and we will work out an agreeable solution. If you do decide to return something, I ask that you handle the return shipping cost, and the original shipping cost cannot be refunded.
If something arrives broken or damaged (it rarely happens, but just in case), let me know as soon as you can and I will make it right, either by sending a replacement or offering a full refund or exchange.