NewLeafSoap

Handcrafted luxury for bath, body, home

Sonora, California | 2702 Sales

NewLeafSoap

Handcrafted luxury for bath, body, home

Sonora, California 2702 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars (1092)

Announcement   🍂 Welcome to New Leaf Soap! 🍂 FINAL holiday orders are being prepared for shipment, and the shop is now (mostly) closed till the new year. Merry Christmas!


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The new workshop is finally finished and up and running! At last, all of the special soap molds that have been in storage can be used, and as such, New Leaf Soap will be selling beautiful prototypes of new soaps, plus old stock of previously-offered soaps, at a FANTASTIC discount! Of course, made-to-order and customized soaps are always offered. All in-stock inventory and new prototypes will be on sale until sold out, plus 15% off through December 1st!
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Most orders ship within a week and usually less, but some take a little longer. This is the heart of my busy season (July through December), so place your Holiday orders early! If you have questions about processing ("making") time, or would like to use express shipping, please contact me & I'll be happy to work with you on the details. Please read additional information on payment, shipping, and order customization (personalized labels, colors, scents, etc.) in the "information" section. Thank you!
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If you're planning a building block-themed party, this is the place for the original "Bathtub Architect" favor. :)
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Announcement

Last updated on Dec 15, 2018

🍂 Welcome to New Leaf Soap! 🍂 FINAL holiday orders are being prepared for shipment, and the shop is now (mostly) closed till the new year. Merry Christmas!


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The new workshop is finally finished and up and running! At last, all of the special soap molds that have been in storage can be used, and as such, New Leaf Soap will be selling beautiful prototypes of new soaps, plus old stock of previously-offered soaps, at a FANTASTIC discount! Of course, made-to-order and customized soaps are always offered. All in-stock inventory and new prototypes will be on sale until sold out, plus 15% off through December 1st!
🍂
Most orders ship within a week and usually less, but some take a little longer. This is the heart of my busy season (July through December), so place your Holiday orders early! If you have questions about processing ("making") time, or would like to use express shipping, please contact me & I'll be happy to work with you on the details. Please read additional information on payment, shipping, and order customization (personalized labels, colors, scents, etc.) in the "information" section. Thank you!
🍂
If you're planning a building block-themed party, this is the place for the original "Bathtub Architect" favor. :)
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Catherine

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About

Soap Keeps Me Awake At Night...

Years ago, while on leave from my teaching position and raising my first child, a woman who ran our local, certified-organic farmer's market asked me if I (by any chance) made soap.

I didn't make soap. I had long admired those who did, but I did not. I loved handmade soap more than potato chips, but I was -- dare I say? -- afraid to try. The calculations! The potential for failure! GOGGLES...

My fear of the challenge (which usually involves some degree of utter failure), and of working with exothermic reactions while at home with a wee baby won out; I wouldn't pursue cold process soap-making for another several years.

But the farmer's market wanted soap! I couldn't make it from scratch -- I felt like a jerk -- but I *could* do marvelous things with the organic herbs & flowers in my garden. And so it began :)

Modern-era me has since faced her fears, with marvelous results. And, as I had always suspected it would be, cold process (scratch!) soap making became my true creative love. ♥

Here at New Leaf Soap on Etsy, my specialty tends more toward novelty. Although I offer handmade cold process soaps on occasion, I find the bulk of my time is spent working with the more craft-able medium of quality meltable soaps.

I live in a small town that nonetheless has a surprising wealth of sources for my ingredients. Whether it's herbs from my own garden, ground by hand with mortar & pestle, zest from the lemons on my friend's tree, or highest-quality glycerin soap base from a tiny, independently-owned store 10 minutes away: I have nearly everything I need right here.

I remain at home with my now two children, and New Leaf Soap is growing almost as fast as they are. It's a good life, and a pursuit which would not be possible without the loving support of my sweet husband.

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Here's the door to my shop:

http://www.NewLeafSoap.etsy.com

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  • Catherine

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer

    I am Catherine: wife to a wonderful husband, mother to beautiful children, former teacher of deaf students, soap maker/soap crafter (there IS a difference!), and fledgling human.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 24, 2018
Welcome to New Leaf Soap: works of art for your shower! Handmade cold process soaps and artfully hand-crafted glycerin soaps are my passion. I have been creating recipes in my kitchen for some time now, within my own little bubble, believing that everything I did was revolutionary. Then I discovered ETSY, learned that salt scrub bars had been done and done AGAIN, and fluffy whipped soap was, in fact, not my personal innovation... I love being here among others who all share the same soapy obsession and creative genius! Having moved out of the kitchen into a stand-alone workshop, the sky's the limit.

Here you will find pieces of my passion: art (or silliness) within soap. My love of geometrical symmetry, natural asymmetry, color, and edible, delicious things is demonstrated in soap, and you'll find extreme care in the details. Many, if not most of the plant materials I use are grown locally, organically, and sustainably; you'll find natural pigments and dyes, fair-trade ingredients (when they can't be had out of my own garden), and recycled material packaging whenever practical. I love what I do, and I look forward to sharing it with you.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
I realize that it can be tricky ordering soaps online without being able to smell them first. I want you to be thrilled with your order, so if you are unhappy, I will work with you on a solution. Just contact me via ETSY within fourteen (14) days of receiving your package, and we'll discuss solutions.
Payment
* SHIPPING PRICES important note! * When you order more than 1 item, the additional items from my shop will cost LESS to ship, because shipping is combined. If you add a second item (or 3rd or 4th!), you'll see that the added shipping charges are much smaller.

I accept credit cards directly through my shop, and I also accept payments through PayPal (either with your PayPal account, or simply using a credit card). Either way, it's very easy to use, free of charge, & you can sign up instantly if you don't already have an account.

SALES TAX is due on all sales to residents of California. If your order will be shipped to a California address, 7.5% will be added to your total.

Customized orders are not refundable. Please be sure that you are certain of the color & scent choices, wording for your labels, and other personalized details before purchase. *Label wording will never be changed without first consulting you, but formatting changes might be made to create the best looking/fitting label. For example, line breaks may be changed, or punctuation may be added (a comma or an exclamation point, for example).
Shipping

Shipping can be expensive, and it truly is a better deal if you can fit more into a package. I offer flat rate shipping to ALL COUNTRIES. If you're ordering more than a few soaps, flat rate is the way to go. When you order multiple items, your shipping charge might go over what it actually costs me. If that happens, I simply refund the difference to you! If you purchase just a few items, your order will most likely ship First Class as that is the least expensive (& very reliable) service for smaller orders. Please let me know if you have any questions.

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A note about international shipping & customs: Customs fees, such as VAT, are not a postage fee. Rather, they are a fee charged by your country's government when you import goods from another country. Please be sure that you are familiar with your own country's laws regarding overseas purchases. If your package does incur customs fees, please understand that they are not charged by me, rather per your country's import laws. Per U.S. and international government regulations, I cannot mark purchases as gifts and must declare the actual value. Falsifying customs forms is illegal and can result in your package being confiscated, fines levied and/or other penalties.

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Would you like to order LOTS of soaps? First of all, I like how you think! And second, you can still save on shipping by using the next tier of on the flat rate ladder. Contact me if you are interested in placing a large order.

Shipments go out most mornings, but first your order will take a bit of time to be lovingly hand-made for you! At checkout, you can see the maximum amount of processing time I might need (though often it's less). Contact me if you're in a rush, and I'll do what I can. Of course, payment must be complete before your package will be shipped. Friends, family, and locals may arrange to have their purchases dropped off to avoid shipping costs.

Shipments are sometimes padded with re-used & re-usable padding, such as bubble wrap, "packaged air", or corn-based or styrofoam packing peanuts which arrived at my door in a supply shipment. As much as possible, I try to avoid using such products, but if I receive it, I will always keep it (stored neatly in my workshop) for re-use. I hope you'll consider reusing these materials after you receive your soaps.

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Orders over $100 will often include SIGNATURE CONFIRMATION, to ensure that your package gets to you safely. If you are not available at the time of delivery, your mail carrier will leave you a note.
Additional policies and FAQs

Wholesale pricing is available for certain items. For others, the labor & detail involved is too great to offer wholesale. Many soaps qualify for certain discounts when ordered in large quantities (determined at the time of order). Let me know what you have in mind -- I would love to work with you on your special request!

I would also like to tell all who are interested that I share my home with several hairy animals. My workshop is outside the home, and pets aren't allowed in, no matter how politely they meow or bark. And NO ONE in the house has ever smoked! Bleh!