Pip & Lola's Everything Homemade Barely Scented Stuff

Munhall, Pennsylvania · 3045 Sales


Pip & Lola's Everything Homemade Barely Scented Stuff

Munhall, Pennsylvania 3045 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   All of June!

Any orders of $50 or more which include a Shave Soap gets a free Badger hair shave brush. Ooooohhhh they are SO nice.

*while supplies last*


Last updated on Jun 1, 2018

All of June!

Any orders of $50 or more which include a Shave Soap gets a free Badger hair shave brush. Ooooohhhh they are SO nice.

*while supplies last*

Samantha Story-Camp

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Soap Making is a dirty dirty business

The soaps started innocently enough. As a former column and newspaper features writer, Sami used to belong to several writing forums. One of her fellow writers had written a book on soap making so Sami bought it just to be supportive.
One batch in and she was hooked but soap making supplies in small town Texas were not exactly easy to come by so this new-found hobby was only a once or twice a year event.

Fast forward a few years and the family had moved to Tacoma, Washington. Sami was in need of holiday gifts and so she went digging through her old paperwork and retrieved her copy of the soap-making book. Before she knew it (and thanks in large part to the hippy dippy nature of the Pacific Northwest and its access to all things soap-makery) Sami was off and running making soapy goodness for friends and family alike. She gave soap as birthday presents, wedding presents, holiday gifts, cast gifts and bribes. She bartered soap for child care, photography services, acting lessons, and mechanic work.

People loved her soaps and she loved them for loving the soaps. She experimented with different recipes and created her own blends. Her friends were constantly after her to sell her soaps.

Finally in December of 2010, she decided to take the leap and opened her Etsy page. The name Pip & Lola's comes from the nicknames of her youngest children (Perrin and Lorelai) . The full name actually came at the suggestion of a friend, Laura. Sami gave herself a deadline and fully immersed herself in everything saponification. She wanted to make the kind of soaps that she would want to buy and that her friends and family would be able to use. She focused on function over form. She opted for natural scents and lightly scented at that because she knows so many people with migraine and allergy issues that she wanted to make something they could enjoy.

She "went live" on March 1, 2011 and was thrilled when they sold 40 bars their first month in business. It was going way better than she had hoped and the feedback was glorious. She learned the ins and outs of shipping to SIBERIA of all places her first month in business.

She began doing Farmer's Markets that summer (under the guidance and leadership of her other half, Bruce) and was flattered at the outpouring of love and support from the Tacoma Farmer's Market community.

In June of 2012, she and Bruce were having lunch in Freighthouse Square (a historic Tacoma landmark) and were excited to see that a wonderful storefront had become available. Fast-forward a few weeks and Pip & Lola's Everything Homemade had its Grand Opening on August 1, 2012 selling all handmade, all local products and has been taking off like a rocket ever since. After two years of retail shop ownership, they decided what they loved most was making soap so they gave up the storefront aspect of the business and are now focused on the soaps full-time.

As of July, 2015 they are now proud residents of Munhall, PA and in July of 2016 they opened their third retail location right on Main Street in Munhall.

Shop members

  • Samantha Story-Camp

    Owner, Maker, Owner And Goddess Of Soap

    Samantha is a little bit of a Do-It-All. Actress, Saponifier (soap maker), Knitter, Mom and Writer. She hopes to give all she does all she has.

  • Bruce Story-Camp

    Owner, Co-Owner And Builder Of Kilts

    Bruce is the business workhorse and master of the Honey-Do list.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 1, 2018
Welcome to Pip & Lola's Everything Homemade. Here in our tiny abode we specialize in cold-processed and hot-processed soaps. It is very important to know that all of our soaps are handmade. We will offer up many of the same soaps throughout the year but bear in mind that our stock is refilled (and therefore made) a number of times throughout the year and this means variations in the color, shape and appearance of the soaps. Even though the same processes are being used this doesn't guarantee the item you receive will look exactly like the photo. We do our best to ensure consistency in the product, but there will be little differences because it is being created by human hands (and isn't that one of the wonderful things about handmade soaps?).

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Refunds and exchanges will be handled on a case by case basis. We here at Pip & Lola's want you to be happy with your purchase and if for any reason you aren't - please let us know and we will try to correct it to be best of our abilities.

No refunds or exchanges after 14 days (local/US) or 21 days international.
Currently we accept PayPal and Etsy Gift Cards for payment. You can also use PayPal to pay with a credit/debit card even if you don't have a PayPal account.

We appreciate prompt payment but understand "things happen." Payment is expected within 24 hours of order placement (If you need more time, contact us and we can work with you). If payment is not made within the set time frame and no other arrangements have been made, order will be canceled and item will be relisted.
Your purchase will be shipped within 5 days of cleared payment. We will notify you as soon as possible when the item has been shipped. Confirmation and tracking is included in the price of shipping for both of our peace of mind. All items will be shipped First Class UNLESS requested otherwise or in the case that a Flat Rate Priority package would be more cost effective.

We include FREE CONTINENTAL US shipping. If you are from outside of the Continental US and would like to order, please message us with your order and shipping information and we will invoice you for the items and include shipping costs. We do NOT charge a HANDLING fee.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are accepted. Please keep in mind that the curing process is a minimum of 4-6 weeks when placing custom orders. There is a 4 full-sized bar minimum order requirement for custom orders.

We also take "recipe suggestions" but may not always offer suggestions up for sale. IF you want to guarantee your suggestion is for sale, we recommend placing a custom order.

We also do WHOLESALE. Contact us for our wholesale rates or any additional questions.

All soap purchases come with at least one sample of a differing variety of soap.