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Davis, Northern California, United States

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All my soaps and lip balms start from wonderful California oils: olive, avocado, almond, grape seed, apricot kernel, safflower, and the golden, sunflower. Lucky me to be surrounded to the north by Napa and to the south by the Central Valley, most of my oils are locally grown and locally processed! In my daily drives I pass fields of golden sunflowers, yellow safflower, green grape valleys and row after row of pink almond fields! Imports are kept to a minimum, but oh my, shea and cocoa butter, mango and coconut are lovingly utilized to their perfection.

My skin care products from natural ingredients, are artistically hand created to bring you joy!

I use essential oils and cosmetic fragrance oils because fragrance, in all it's varied forms, is such an important part of my products! For colorants, brilliant micas, clays, oxides and ultramarines almost have the rainbow covered, with cosmetic colorants filling in for the elusive reds.

Making soaps is a passion. As an artistic medium, I have yet to meet a more fickle seductress! There's a reason soap making folklore impresses one to only stir counter clockwise, preferably during a full moon and warns of soap fairies' capriciousness! Soapmaking conjures up some fearsome conflicts. Who knew acidic oils and basic hydroxides could have such fierce attitudes!

Elegant, unique and fun, my artisan soaps and lotions will convince you of magic.

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All my soaps start with wonderful oils, balanced based on whether I'm trying to achieve an extremely mild bar, a ferocious bubbling bar, a bar with a little more hefty cleaning for skins very good at producing their own oils, or my favorite, a bar perfectly balanced for daily showering without leaving skin dry. I always had to apply moisturizer, every day after every shower. Until I started making my own soap.

I strive to keep coconut and palm oils to a minimum. Being imported they require long transportation environmental costs and the palm oil production controversy is not sufficiently solved.

Intentions' Shop Policies


Welcome to Intentions! We create artisan soaps and body care products using the highest quality ingredients. Our intention is to bring you to the place where heaven meets earth.

We use environmentally responsible ingredients and processes. Local, California produced almond, walnut, olive, soy and rice bran oils make up a majority of our products.

Intentions is a cottage industry. We handcraft small batches of soaps and body care products. From the softness they lend to the skin, their relaxing scent, the moments they create of peace and comfort, the intent is to carry you forward through moments not as calming (hear a horn blaring, do you?). We inspire you to breath in and remember every moment can be this pleasing. All it takes is a breath. And we love to provide it for you. Breathe deep.

Receive special discounts, upcoming specials and new product announcements by conv'ing me or drop me an e-mail at info [!at]

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Intentions accepts Visa, Master Card, Paypal and Money Orders.

All California sales will be charged sales tax at checkout. If paying by check or money order, please convo for revised total.


We ship out twice a week.

US shipping is USPS Priority or First Class, depending on weight.

International shipping as charged is for First Class International which can take 2-3 weeks, depending on country. Priority shipping is available. 4 to 6 products can fit in flat rate box for $13.50.

Refunds and Exchanges

Please indicate if you would like insurance and I'll send a payment request for the standard USPS rate for goods.

Items are non-returnable. If damaged during shipping, please contact us immediately.

Additional Policies and FAQs

I offer special sales and product introduction specials via my newsletter. If you'd like to sign up, send an e-mail to info [!at]

Wholesale inquiries are welcome. Intentions offers low minimums, fast turn around on top seller stock. Our unique items help set shops apart from competition.

Inquire about individualized, custom choices for wedding functions, baby showers and home parties. We love to work with you to make your celebrations unique! We can custom design bridal party packages to co-ordinate with the bouquet flowers, only one of the special requests we love to provide!

Last Updated February 5, 2011