NewLeafSoap

Handcrafted luxury for bath, body, home

California Valley, California · 2105 Sales

NewLeafSoap

Handcrafted luxury for bath, body, home

California Valley, California 2105 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(892)

Shop owner

Catherine

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Announcement   🍂 New Leaf: handcrafted luxury for bath, body, and home 🍂
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Welcome to New Leaf Soap! Most orders ship within a week, and some take a little longer. This is the heart of my busy season (July through December), so order 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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Last updated on Oct 19, 2016

🍂 New Leaf: handcrafted luxury for bath, body, and home 🍂
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Welcome to New Leaf Soap! Most orders ship within a week, and some take a little longer. This is the heart of my busy season (July through December), so order 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. :)

Catherine

Contact shop owner

Catherine

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(892)
AYB

AYB on Apr 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The Sea Turtle Soaps are wonderful gifts for my sea turtle enthusiast friends. They smell wonderful and look beautiful. Catherine was prompt and attentive to the delivery tracking.

Heather Ehlert

Heather Ehlert on Feb 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Seller was easy to work with and soaps are AMAZING!!!!

Kris Wright

Kris Wright on Dec 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Really great Etsy shop. Great items. Great items. Quick shipment, seller pays close attention to detail. Highly recommended!

Kris Wright

Kris Wright on Dec 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Really great Etsy shop. Great items. Great items. Quick shipment, seller pays close attention to detail. Highly recommended!

Kris Wright

Kris Wright on Dec 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Really great Etsy shop. Great items. Great items. Quick shipment, seller pays close attention to detail. Highly recommended!

Kris Wright

Kris Wright on Dec 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Really great Etsy shop. Great items. Great items. Quick shipment, seller pays close attention to detail. Highly recommended!

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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 October 19, 2016
Welcome to New Leaf Soap: works of art for your shower! Handmade cold process soaps and 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!

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

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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. Please let me know if you have any questions.
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For U.S. customers: Take advantage of FLAT RATE SHIPPING! If you purchase multiple items & the shipping charge comes out higher than necessary, I will refund the difference to your account. 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.

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, but 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.

All customers: Please note that some soaps (such as Chocolate Piggy Bath) do not qualify for flat-rate because of unusual shape or size. These exceptions are always disclosed in product listings so you'll know before you purchase.
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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. If your item(s) will be delayed by more than one day, I'll notify you. 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.

Soaps are padded with bubble wrap or other padding, 100% post-consumer recycled paper or plastic shreds, or a combination of both. I hope you'll consider reusing these materials after you receive your soaps.
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Orders over $75 will always 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.
Refunds and Exchanges
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.
Additional policies and FAQs
Wholesale pricing is available for certain items. For others, the labor & detail involved is too great to offer wholesale. Almost all items, however, qualify for 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 (although they don't participate in soap-making). And NO ONE in the house ever smokes! Bleh!