Announcement Laughing Devil Designs products are always 100% Vegan | Cruelty Free | Chemical Free | Palm Oil Free. We are certified vegan and cruelty free by Peta. Follow us on instagram @Laughingdevildesigns
Laughing Devil Designs products are always 100% Vegan | Cruelty Free | Chemical Free | Palm Oil Free. We are certified vegan and cruelty free by Peta. Follow us on instagram @Laughingdevildesigns
evilmomlady on Jun 23, 2016
Just what I wanted, should be very useful. I like the fabric, too. Thank you!
About Laughing Devil Designs
We are committed to providing high-quality, handcrafted products that are eco-friendly and vegan, cruelty-free and will make you and your home happy.
Company Name Origins:
We are often asked how the company name came about. The name Laughing Devil is derived from our names Shielaugh Divelbiss (yes, we have the same name). Laughing comes from the last part of our first names and Devil comes from the meaning of our last name, which is Devil’s Bite. It was in Shielaugh V’s ad design class in college where this name was created by her friends, during a branding project. She has used Laughing Devil ever since.
In 2015 Laughing Devil Designs, decided change focus a little. We love making soap with whole ingredients, that serve a purpose and are super beneficial to the skin; but we also spend most of our free time in the kitchen cooking, so we realize our passion has changed a little. We decided to switch our focus to Kitchen and home goods. You'll still see the great soap you love, but some of our other products will be begin to phase out, and other fun stuff will be phasing in, such as double sided cloth napkins, illustrated tea towels, functional and fun aprons, pot holders and candles.
About the Soap:
On the labels you will find these blends listed as “essential oil blend” or sometimes the specific hydrosol or essential oil. We list essential oil blend to protect our custom created scents, since a lot of work has gone into making beautiful smelling, all natural scents.
Many of my scents are hand created using an old french perfume making process called enfleurage. In enfleurage a large plate of glass, is coated with a layer shea butter (or any fat that is mostly solid at room temperature), and allowed to set. Botanical matter, like whole flowers, is then placed on the fat and its scent is allowed to diffuse into the fat over the course of 1-3 days. The process is then repeated by replacing the spent botanicals with fresh ones until the fat has reached a desired degree of fragrance saturation. This is how Lilac, Honeysuckle, Cucumber Casaba, and some of my other scents are created naturally. The process is long, seasonal, but worth it.
If you have certain allergy concerns, we will gladly list the oils and plant fibers used in the blend in a private email or conversation.
The base of each of soap consists only of saponified plant oils. Saponification requires oils and an alkali solution (lye and water). Some people are afraid of lye (Sodium Hydroxide), but it is a kind of salt and when the chemical reaction called saponification is over there is no more lye left in the soap, just solid skin nourishing oils. All traditional soap is made this way. Propylene glycol (a drying alcohol) and Sodium Laurel Sulfate (a harsh detergent) found in some commercial soaps and melt-and-pour bases will never be present in my products.
Made by People and Communities:
We created Laughing Devil Designs to help people have great skin without all the chemicals and preservatives (ie: sulfates, phthalates, parabens) found in so many products today. That is not the end of the story though, our goal is bigger. We want to make products that contribute to the economic health of the community by supporting local family farmers, and small American manufacturers. Every time someone supports us, they are also supporting a bunch of other small business that are in our supply “food” chain.
Sewing and Fabric:
Tea Towels are illustrated by owner Shielaugh Divelbiss, then printed in the USA on USA grown organic cotton linen and hand finished by Shielaugh.
Unsponges, Aprons, potholders and napkins are all patterned, hand cut and sewn by Shielaugh. Fabric is sourced in the USA, but only some are 100% organic, which will be mentioned in the description.
We try to avoid too much packaging so we don’t add to the current waste problem. Our soaps wrapped with a printed label that is chlorine-free, tree-free mango paper (you can compost it if you like). We use tree-free, chlorine-free papers for our most of our labeling; such as mango, banana, and sugar cane papers. We hand glue each label with acid-free and vegan PVA (PVA is completely water degradable). Jars that need to have water proof labels are printed on acrylic with soy based ink, and sourced from a company that is also committed to reducing waste. Our plastic jars are all BPA free and made from 80% post consumer plastic
Around the web
Shielaugh V Divelbiss
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Tester
Shielaugh is a children's book illustrator by day, and her company is constantly inspired by cooking and her surroundings.
Shielaugh B Divelbiss
Shipper, Assistant, Labeler
Shielaugh B is Shielaugh V's Mom ( yes we have the same name). She works as a senior center coordinator during the day, and helps label, ship and test products. She also provides general moral support because she's rad.
North Carolina, United States
I choose this manufacturer to print fabric for my tea towels, because they use an ink jet process, which is Eco-friendly, and wastes little electricity & material and does pollute water like some traditional dying methods.
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
Frequently asked questions
Yes, my products are available for wholesale. Wholesale orders must be 12 more more items of the same type. Please private message me for further information
Cotton Unsponges and Tea Towels: Wash on warm, and dry on the cotton setting. Some shrinking may occur depending on your the temperature of your washer and dryer.
Soap: Allow to dry out between using, by placing on a draining soap dish. Soap that is allowed to sit in water will not last as long.
Lotion and Slaves: Please store at room temperature, if left in a hot car it may liquidify (in that case pop it in the fridge to solidify).
Gift wrapping and packaging
Packaging: We use packing peanuts, made from starch, that dissolve in hot water; recycled newsprint; and unbleached tissue paper.