BoulderCreekSoapwork

Boulder Creek Soapworks

Boulder, Colorado · 498 Sales

BoulderCreekSoapwork

Boulder Creek Soapworks

Boulder, Colorado 498 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(35)

Announcement   Thank you so much for visiting my shop! I make handcrafted soaps that are gentle to the skin, that smell and feel terrific! I also have bath bombs, lotion bars, and lip balms that you will not find anywhere else!

Announcement

Last updated on May 9, 2017

Thank you so much for visiting my shop! I make handcrafted soaps that are gentle to the skin, that smell and feel terrific! I also have bath bombs, lotion bars, and lip balms that you will not find anywhere else!

Judy Carlson

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Judy Carlson

Soap Net Saver
$5.00
Lavender Cypress Lotion Bar
$3.00
Lilac in Bloom Scented Liquid Bastille Soap
$10.00
Palmarosa Passion Bath Bomb
$4.00
Dreamland Bath Bomb
$4.00
Lilac Scented Soap-Handmade Hot Process Soap #230
$6.00
Rose Clay Soap-Handmade Hot Process soap #229
$6.00
Patchouli & Lime Liquid Bastille Soap Batch #223
$10.00
Dinosaur Soap-Handcrafted Melt and Pour Creation
$5.50
Honey Coconut Lotion Bar
$3.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(35)
ummMuhammad

ummMuhammad on Mar 15, 2017

4 out of 5 stars

This soap has a very strong scent. I'm guessing that it is the combination of tea tree oil and peppermint oil. My 4yr doesn't like the smell, but natural soaps don't give her rashes like the synthetic soap from the store. Aside from the scent, this is a nice soap. I use it in my foam dispenser and did not have to dilute it much. I received my package quickly and it came with a sample. I haven't used it yet, but look forward to doing so.

FashionWhisperer, Inc.

FashionWhisperer, Inc. on Mar 11, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

A gift for my 3 year old nephew. Perfect age, as the dark bath time was a huge hit. Customer service superb. Thank you for making such an interesting product!!

Darcey Riley

Darcey Riley on Jan 31, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Soap is very lovely! I bought it for my guest shower, so I haven't tried it myself, but it smells wonderful and I'm looking forward to buying some more for me. Seller was local and let me pick up the soap myself instead of paying for shipping. Thanks again!

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About

Judy's Ami Shop is now Boulder Creek Soapworks, selling nurturing handmade soaps made with care that make you smile

Before my shop became Boulder Creek Soapworks, it was Judy's Ami Shop, and I was selling crocheted stuffed animals. It wasn't until 2016 that I began to sell soap on Etsy.
Thank you so much for stopping by and looking at my shop! There are so many on Etsy, and you chose to visit me! That means a lot! I take pride in the items I make. I have many people locally that love my soaps and other goodies, and I hope you do too! :)

I started making soap in 2012 because I was curious about the whole process!

In the early 2000's I had a roommate who made her own candles. I had asked her if she ever made soap. She said that she would not because it was "too dangerous". That got me curious...the idea of making soap someday percolated in the back of my mind for awhile...

Years later, I came across a pamphlet from the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild called "Why Handcrafted Soap?". After finding out about the wonderful benefits of homemade soap, I was ready to learn. I checked out a stack of books from the library, learned all about how to safely handle lye (which combines with oils to make soap!) and made my first batch. I have never gone back to store bought soap since! Once my friends and family tried my soaps, they haven't gone back either. :)

Handmade soap retains all of the glycerin (a humectant that attracts and retains moisture on the skin) that is produced in the soap making process. Glycerin in soap gives you a soap that is mild, pure, and gently cleansing. (Commercial soap manufacturers usually remove this precious glycerin and sell it to other industries, resulting in an inferior bar!)

All of my soaps and bath and body products are vegetarian and cruelty free (They may contain beeswax, or cruelty free Tussah Silk). I use essential oils and fragrance oils to scent my soaps. (Sometimes fragrance oils are preferable to the essential oil because some essential oils come from endangered botanicals such as Sandalwood, Dragon's Blood, and Rosewood trees. Other essential oils may not be safe or are prohibitively expensive.) I weigh the benefit of each essential oil, and fragrance oil and make a judgement on which is the safest and best for the product. I do a similar assessment when choosing colorants for my products.

I hope to make Boulder Creek Soapworks a financially sustainable little business for myself. I am a one woman show! I am constantly educating myself on business and soap making. I recently attended the 2017 Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild Annual Conference to further my education and meet other soap makers.

When you purchase from me, you are supporting a very small, woman-owned, local (depending on where you are!) business, and helping make my dream come true! And you get a safe, wholesome, environmentally conscious, bar of soap- made with love, that will make you smile!

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Shop members

  • Judy Carlson

    Owner, Maker

    I live in Boulder, Colorado with my husband, cat, chinchillas, and three big goldfish. I like acting in community theater, doing Improv Comedy, stargazing, bird watching, crocheting, and exercising. I've been making handmade soap since 2012.

Production partners

  • BEAZ LLC

    Sanibel, FL

    BEAZ LLC makes The Simply Body Soap Net. They are a small business. Like me, they are also members of the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild. In addition to selling directly to the public, they also sell wholesale to makers of handmade soap. We are allowed to sell their products retail.

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