GourmetSoaps

Handmade Soaps, Body Butters, Scrubs, and More!

Hazel Green, Alabama · 1399 Sales

GourmetSoaps

Handmade Soaps, Body Butters, Scrubs, and More!

Hazel Green, Alabama 1399 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(624)

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Pam

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Announcement   ♥HOW TO SEARCH THIS SITE: With only 10 sections allowed by Etsy, searching for a particular item by section can cause sensitivity to your index finger from scrolling. Hey, I have the attention span of a gerbil on caffeine, so I know scrolling down a page is NOT fun. So I've listed a few recommendations.♥
1. SEARCH BY SECTIONS: If you are unsure of what you want, and just want to browse.
2. "SEARCH IN THIS SHOP" (typing single word items will work as well):
A. Type a particular scent into this search area (i.e. "Bay Rum")
B. Type in a specific product (i.e. "Sugar Scrub")

♥COMBINED SHIPPING: US=$6.10, Canada=$22.75, Everywhere Else=$29.40. I can fit EIGHT 5 oz bars per envelope or 3-4 4 oz jars or 3-4 4 oz bottles or mix and match.

I know these shipping prices are high, but the USPS raised their rates yet again. The listed flat rates are per order, so you can shop without accumulating costs. Also, my soaps tend to be a weighing nightmare. I can't cut 5 oz consistently. Some soaps are 5 oz or 6 or 7 or even 8 oz. I actually think it's awesome to open a package a see the biggest 5 oz of my life, but the shipping prices vary on each bar of soap. This is what makes flat rate shipping so attractive to me, it solves the soap problem and allows me to ship larger free samples. I can refund shipping over-payments all day long, but I really don't like to ask for extra funds to mail items (especially if I miscalculated).

If you are looking to buy 1 item and don't care to pay the flat rate fee, just send me a convo. I can figure out the shipping cost and adjust the listing for you.

♥AFFILIATIONS: NACrafters, Bama Team

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Last updated on Jan 29, 2016

♥HOW TO SEARCH THIS SITE: With only 10 sections allowed by Etsy, searching for a particular item by section can cause sensitivity to your index finger from scrolling. Hey, I have the attention span of a gerbil on caffeine, so I know scrolling down a page is NOT fun. So I've listed a few recommendations.♥
1. SEARCH BY SECTIONS: If you are unsure of what you want, and just want to browse.
2. "SEARCH IN THIS SHOP" (typing single word items will work as well):
A. Type a particular scent into this search area (i.e. "Bay Rum")
B. Type in a specific product (i.e. "Sugar Scrub")

♥COMBINED SHIPPING: US=$6.10, Canada=$22.75, Everywhere Else=$29.40. I can fit EIGHT 5 oz bars per envelope or 3-4 4 oz jars or 3-4 4 oz bottles or mix and match.

I know these shipping prices are high, but the USPS raised their rates yet again. The listed flat rates are per order, so you can shop without accumulating costs. Also, my soaps tend to be a weighing nightmare. I can't cut 5 oz consistently. Some soaps are 5 oz or 6 or 7 or even 8 oz. I actually think it's awesome to open a package a see the biggest 5 oz of my life, but the shipping prices vary on each bar of soap. This is what makes flat rate shipping so attractive to me, it solves the soap problem and allows me to ship larger free samples. I can refund shipping over-payments all day long, but I really don't like to ask for extra funds to mail items (especially if I miscalculated).

If you are looking to buy 1 item and don't care to pay the flat rate fee, just send me a convo. I can figure out the shipping cost and adjust the listing for you.

♥AFFILIATIONS: NACrafters, Bama Team

Pam

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Pam

Gentlemen's Bay Rum - Gourmet Soap Bar - 5 oz
$5.75
Chamomile - Soy Wax Melts
$4.75
Euphoric (Aveda Type) - Blooming Bath Oil
$10.00
Pink Berry Mimosa - Luxurious Bath Melts
$9.00
Almond - Luxurious Bath Melts
$9.00
Blood Orange - Body Souffle Thick Moisturizer
$10.00
Coffee Bean - Body Souffle Thick Moisturizer
$10.00
Rose Geranium - Body Souffle Thick Moisturizer
$10.00
Ginseng and Ginger - Gourmet Soap Bar - 5 oz
$5.75
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(624)
maryleepepe

maryleepepe on Feb 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

If you change your decor in your bathroom, this bar is perfect for the month of April. Very accommodating and fast delivery. Mary Lee Pepe

maryleepepe

maryleepepe on Feb 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The choices of scents is great. I'm never disappointed and the bars are a perfect size. Fast shipping. Mary Lee Pepe

maryleepepe

maryleepepe on Feb 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

These soaps have a fantastic smell. Always look forward to receiving them. Nice decor for your bathroom. I enjoy changing the colors coordinating with the theme of each month. Always receive a nice surprise. Thank you. Mary Lee Pepe

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NEW SOAP - Drizzled Chocolate soao. I mean, why not, right?

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I'm on a roll with the soapmaking! This is the Lavender Rose after I just added the rose petal powder and lavender buds. NEW SOAP!
NEW SOAP - Rose Geranium colored with natural paprika powder. Paprika powder turned the soap into a lovely peachy color. It's a soft floral fragrance, either that or I've been breathing it in too much.

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About

It's the Soap and nothing but the Soap!

I can remember my earliest memory of soap. I was 5 years old, and my brother was 3. He was always wanting everything I had, so I showed him my bar of soap and pretended to eat it. Well, I sold him on the idea that it was yummy soap, and he had to have it too. So "reluctantly", I handed over the soap, and watched gleefully as he ate a huge chunk of it. My Mother said he blew bubbles for a week...I know, I know...that was REALLY bad.

A year later, we were stationed in Korea (Yes, I'm an Army Brat), and my mother was washing clothes. The apartments we lived in, if you could call them that, was fashioned more like an oasis away from the rest of the world. We had an atrium of sorts and located off to the side was a facility to wash clothes. Now you have to forget everything Western to imagine how my poor Mother had to wash clothes. There was a faucet, a washboard, and a huge bar of handmade soap. It was unscented, and probably made of animal fat, but to this day I can remember the clean smell it provided. My Mother wouldn't let me touch it, but I sneaked a sniff as much as I could.

Almost 20 years later, back here in the States, I once again became curious as to how soap was made. I forced my poor husband to go with me to Michael's, where I purchased melt and pour supplies. The soap I made was ok, but I was a little peeved that my main ingredient was soap. I wanted to know how others before me made soap from nothing. I knew there was a way! My need to know the how & why forced me to stalk soapmaking like nobody's business. I bought books, I studied, I experimented, and I obsessed.

During this time, I had 2 children, and I had to put my soapmaking experiments on the back burner. Then one day, my children had fine little bumps in various patches all over their body. My pediatrician told me it was ezcema, and told me how to keep it under control. She told me to stay away from Johnson's Baby products, because they contained alcohol. Holy cow! What? Baby stuff is not good for baby? I realized that I could make the kind of soap that was better for my kids. So I started researching again, and the momentum for soapmaking began again. I knew roughly what I wanted for my family, but I had so many ideas, so I streamlined them into excel sheets. Soap was piling up around the house, so I gave them away to friends and family (whom I've also experimented ON, so they deserved some free soap). The amount of soap I made was disproportional the amount of space in our home. And then something wonderful happened....I found Etsy :) I joined an awesome soap team (Safeteam) and a wonderful regional team (Tennessee Valley Crafters), and I must say I love it all!

And my little brother? The big goof still tries to eat my soap......I guess that's my fault, though :)

~Pam

♥My son has a shop on Etsy as well: theseedshop.etsy.com. Have a look ;0)♥

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  • Pam

    Owner, Maker, Soap Gourmet

    That's not me pictured. That is my youngest son. I just thought it was a great photo, and it fit the area! I'm a mom, a wife, a soap aficionado, and an engineer. I love figuring out how stuff is made and then making it better :)

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Last updated on Mar 21, 2016
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I have a lot of fragrances that I haven't listed due to time constraints, but I'm slowly adding them to the shop. If you see something in a particular fragrance that isn't offered in a different product, let me know! I will make it for you! I don't usually change my formulas anymore. It was getting too difficult to keep up with all of the different lotions and scrubs, and didn't allow me time to test the new formula adequately.