NutmegNaturalsCT

Natural laundry + home cleaning products

Connecticut, United States · 1771 Sales

NutmegNaturalsCT

Natural laundry + home cleaning products

Connecticut, United States 1771 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(534)

Announcement   Welcome to Nutmeg Naturals! We're your one-stop-shop for all things clean, featuring 100% wool dryer balls, natural laundry soap powder, cold-process soaps, and more.

Everything in our shop is handmade by us in Connecticut.

Nutmeg Naturals is a professional member of the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetics Guild.

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 15, 2016

Welcome to Nutmeg Naturals! We're your one-stop-shop for all things clean, featuring 100% wool dryer balls, natural laundry soap powder, cold-process soaps, and more.

Everything in our shop is handmade by us in Connecticut.

Nutmeg Naturals is a professional member of the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetics Guild.

Jennifer K

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Jennifer K

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(534)
Suzanne Bishop

Suzanne Bishop on Aug 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

A+++++++! OMG this is my new favorite bar soap!! I use it for my face and body. I've had zero breakouts since using it, and my face looks so fresh and bright! I love the light mint smell. The bar lasts a long time (keeping it out of direct water spray) - I use it everyday and there's still so much left. Super fast shipping!

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Updates

Another batch of wool dryer balls heading out to Unearthed Arts in Minnesota. #dryerballs #laundry #earthday #springcleaning #handmade #wholesale #arts #ctmade #madeinct #spring #eco #nutmegnaturals #nutmegcollective #wooldryerballs
Another big wholesale order heading out the door today!

About

Nutmeg Naturals - handmade products for bath and home.

IT STARTED WITH BAR SOAP

I’ve had itchy, sensitive skin for as long as I can remember. I used a particular commercial brand for most of my life, because it was the only soap that didn’t make me break out in a head to toe rash. In 2009, my mother bought me a big hunk of natural soap from Whole Foods for Christmas. It was amazing! It didn’t cause me to break out and my skin didn’t feel tight like the other soap always made it feel. Being a true do-it-yourself type, I started to research how soap was made. What went in it? What was the process? After reading books and watching videos online, I took soap making classes from another soap maker in the state. I spent about a year tinkering with recipes to create one that had all the properties I wanted. In 2011, I launched Nutmeg Naturals LLC, focusing primarily on soap and other body products.

THE LAUNDRY PRODUCTS WERE BORN
By the time I was full tilt into soap making, I found myself with a lot of ugly end pieces of soap. We had enough soap for a lifetime, and I wasn’t about to sell those ugly ends, so why not try a recipe of laundry soap? Both my husband and I had to be careful with laundry detergents, again because we are itchy, rashy people when we use the wrong products! We were spending good money buying those “free and clear” brands of laundry detergent, so with all this soap available, I started experimenting with recipes. In a short time, I nailed down my recipe and technique and found that my customers were enjoying the laundry soap as much as we were. Many years and a toddler later, we’re still using my tried and true laundry soap recipe, but now we’re making pounds of soap made specially for our laundry soap.

A NATURAL ALTERNATIVE TO FABRIC SOFTENERS
As a fiber-enthusiast, it only seemed natural to try my hand at making wool dryer balls to go along with my laundry soap. My first few attempts at the dryer balls were disastrous and quite laughable; I’m honestly surprised I ever tried making them again. Once I finally figured out what I was doing, I started making them using yarn from my stash and was so thrilled with them. Well, until that fateful day I opened my dryer to find the rat’s nest of unraveled yarn all throughout my laundry! I have since switched to carded wool for all my dryer balls and have a labor-intense process of wet felting and needle felting each ball several times. The end result is a dryer ball with amazing durability. I have been using my current set of dryer balls for three years, and it turns out the dryer balls have become my best-selling item!

Please take a look at our new shop, specializing in felted goodness: thefelthaus.etsy.com

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Shop members
  • Jennifer Knapp

    Owner, Nutmeg Naturals, LLC

    Owner-operator, felter, soap maker. I'm the purchasing, shipping, receiving, advertising, creating and customer service department. Member of the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetics Guild.

  • Mom (Cathy)

    Soap Making Assistant

    Talented soap maker. Can sew anything. English knitter. Wonderful mom & grammy.

Local

Find NutmegNaturalsCT at the following upcoming markets!

  • Wadsworth Mansion Open Air Market and Festival

    Wadsworth Mansion, 421 Wadsworth St

    Middletown, CT

    Aug 28

    The historic Mansion will transform its 700 foot vista into a marketplace and festival where a variety of vendors will gather to sell their Connecticut grown or made products. One can stroll from tent to tent purchasing fresh produce, fruit, cheese, breads and prepared foods. Local artisans, such as potters, painters, and jewelers have been invited to sell their work. Visitors will be encouraged to lounge on the lawn with lunch and listen to live music performed on the patio. Families can bring their children and spend the day. It will be a day to discover the Wadsworth Mansion, enjoy music and art, and experience the tradition of shopping at an open-air market.

  • Simsbury Woman's Club 47th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival

    Simsbury, CT,

    Connecticut

    Sep 17–18

    The Simsbury Woman's Club will host its 47th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday, September 17, 2016 and Sunday September 18, 2016. Over 100 artists and craftsmen will exhibit on Iron Horse Boulevard in Simsbury Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, rain or shine. Admission and parking are free. Demonstrations, food and a bake sale are included. Proceeds enable the Club to grant scholarships and contribute to a number of area non-profit organizations. The Club is a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, Connecticut. For more information please contact us at swc_artsandcrafts@yahoo.com

  • Roseland Cottage Fine Arts and Crafts Festival

    Roseland Cottage, 556 Route 169

    Woodstock, CT

    Oct 15–16

    Roseland Cottage Fine Arts and Crafts Festival is one of the leading juried fine arts and crafts shows in New England. This two-day event features 175 artisans and their wares: jewelry, woodworking, pottery, glass, paintings, clothing, mixed media, metalwork, and much more. Visitors, many of whom return year after year, enjoy live music, food vendors, and first floor tours of Roseland Cottage. The festival is well-known as a wonderful way to shop, sight-see, and enjoy a fall weekend in the beautiful Quiet Corner of Northeastern Connecticut.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 14, 2016
We at Nutmeg Naturals, LLC have a passion for all things clean! We offer our handmade laundry soap to leave your clothes fresh and clean without harsh synthetic chemicals and dryer balls to soften and fluff your nice clean laundry. We also offer a variety of our cold process soaps, essential oils to scent your laundry, as well as gift baskets for many occasions.

Everything in our shop is made by hand, by us, here in the beautiful state of Connecticut. We're truly small batch handcrafted and committed to quality, not quantity.

We feel strongly about supporting the local and national economy, and strive to purchase supplies made in the USA whenever possible.

Nutmeg Naturals, LLC is a professional member of the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetics Guild.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We accept payment through PayPal, as well as credit card payments and Etsy gift cards. Please note: if you pay via e-check through PayPal, we cannot ship your order until we receive confirmation from PayPal that your e-check has cleared.

Connecticut sales tax of 6.35% will be added to all taxable purchases delivered to an address in Connecticut. Please note that the State of CT requires businesses to assess the sales tax rate on the product AND shipping price (see http://www.cga.ct.gov/2005/rpt/2005-R-0262.htm).

Buyers are responsible for any and all duties, taxes, and customs charges that may be incurred.
Shipping
Once payment has been received, we will ship your purchase within 24 - 48 hours (may be slightly longer on holiday weekends). See above for shipping process for payments made on PayPal via e-check.

We use bubble-wrap lined envelopes for smaller purchases and USPS priority flat rate boxes and flat rate padded envelopes for larger orders. If you order many items, we will find the least expensive way to mail your order to you.

If you would prefer a different shipping method, please contact me before ordering.

Shipping overages of $2.00 or more will be refunded to the purchaser.
Refunds and Exchanges
We strive to make the best possible product, and we want you to love our products as much as we do. We are incredibly fussy about what we make, so you can be sure we've fully inspected all products before we've shipped them to you to make sure the products meet our own high standards.

Please keep in mind that handcrafted items are like fingerprints - no two are exactly alike, although the listing pictures give a good indication what the product you receive will look like.

All sales of bath and body products are final. Other items may be returned at the sole discretion of the shop owner. Please contact the shop owner within 7 business days if you wish to make arrangements for a return. Items must be returned in the same condition in which they were received or the return will not be accepted. Buyers are responsible for return shipping fees, with the exception of a return for a defective product.
Additional policies and FAQs
Shipping: Shipping overages of $2.00 or more will be refunded to the purchaser.

Reserved listings: Reserved listings will be held for 3 business days. If reserved listing is not purchased by the end of that time, the reserved listing will be made available to the public for sale or deactivated, without notice to the original requester.

Every effort is made to list product dimensions, ingredients, colors, etc. accurately. PLEASE read this information carefully and feel free to contact the shop owner for additional information.

International orders: please note that international orders may be subject to VAT charges, customs fees, etc.

Buyers are responsible for any and all duties, taxes, and customs charges that may be incurred.