Handmade soap and natural spa items for women and men.

Charlotte, North Carolina | 909 Sales


Handmade soap and natural spa items for women and men.

Charlotte, North Carolina 909 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars (385)

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Saving the planet, one bar of soap and discarded textile at a time.

Because superheroes come in all forms, most of them imperfect.

I don't know if I can claim the superhero title yet. But I have the imperfect part down pretty perfectly.

I sew (almost everything) using recycled textiles. I make soap (I DREAM about soap). I am a perfectionist, an idealist, and a woman.

In a nutshell: I am a mother, a wife, a teacher, a seamstress and a soaper. Over the course of a year, I came to realize (through some very tough lessons) that my job, rather than being an obstacle to my creativity, was actually a catalyst for it. Now being several months removed from a series of unfortunate events, I am a better and more fulfilled...everything. I have a razor-sharp focus and am more committed than ever to building an earth-friendly, sustainable part-time business, creating things I love using materials I believe in without the stress and burden of past decisions weighing on me.

Welcome to my carefully-constructed, hard-won corner of the world. I'm glad you're here.

Shop members

  • Michelle

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer, Dreamer, Bookkeeper

    I love fabric, soap, dogs, water, reading and quiet. I can't stand willful ignorance, hypocrisy and death metal music.

  • Samantha

    Yarn Artist

    Samantha from HooksandneedlesArt creates the soap savers, face rounds and shower poufs in my spa baskets. Her natural cotton items add the finishing touch of luxury to my gift sets.

Production partners

  • HooksandneedlesArt

    Waukesha, WI

    Samantha creates all of the soap savers, face scrubbies and shower poufs in my handmade spa baskets. Her items really add the finishing touch of luxury to notmytree natural bath and body sets.

  • HowellsProducts

    Portland, OR

    Responsible for the construction of the wooden soap dishes sold as optional add-on to create gift sets with my soap products.

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Last updated on Jul 21, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Do you have any current coupon codes, discounts or sales?

Current sales, discounts and coupon codes are always listed at the beginning of my shop announcement. They change frequently and are often seasonal, so please check back often!

What do you mean when you say your soaps are natural?

My soaps contain ingredients that are found in nature: oils, essential oils (for scent), food products, and clays or botanicals (for color). I do not use any synthetic fragrance oils or artificial colorants (including lab-dyed micas). The ONLY lab-created material I use in my soap is lye (which is used in the making of ALL soaps at some point). While I could make my own lye by burning hardwood ashes in my back yard, the lye created in a lab is of consistent strength and quality. My products are as natural as they possibly can be. There are no hidden ingredients. If you have any questions, I'd be more than happy to answer them!