Announcement Hey Friends! We are opening a new Brick and Mortar location in Munhall PA and it is a celebration. Use coupon code FBLOVESSOAP for 25% off your entire purchase! Good until August 30, 2016. Be sure to take advantage of this great deal.
Hey Friends! We are opening a new Brick and Mortar location in Munhall PA and it is a celebration. Use coupon code FBLOVESSOAP for 25% off your entire purchase! Good until August 30, 2016. Be sure to take advantage of this great deal.
Emily Metzbower on Sep 23, 2016
jenniebeth74 on Sep 20, 2016
This soap makes my face dry and flaky. Have used for several days now and I will have to switch back to my sliver of Get the Crud Out. Get the Crud out works better on my oily/dry skin.
Samantha responded on Sep 23, 2016
I am so sorry to see you were not happy. I will send you out a free bar of our Get the Crud Out. Feel free to return the other if you wish.
Diane Williams on Sep 15, 2016
Nice bar, wonderful lather too.
Diane Williams on Sep 15, 2016
Great soap - love the scent. Thanks for the prompt shipping and the bonus lip balm. I'm very happy with my order.
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.
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.
Owner, Co-Owner And Builder Of Kilts
Bruce is the business workhorse and master of the Honey-Do list.
All soap weights are calculated BEFORE curing. We try to keep the weights consistent but the soaps shrink somewhat during the curing process and different oil combinations shrink at different rates and so we can't always know what the Soap Gods are plotting for the final outcome.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
We appreciate prompt payment but understand "things happen." If using PayPal, Dwolla or credit cards, payment is expected within 24 hours of order placement (If you need more time, contact us and we can work with you). Money orders must be received within a week of order placement BUT you MUST notify us if you are paying by money order so that we can be on the lookout for it. 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.
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.
Refunds and Exchanges
No refunds or exchanges after 14 days (local/US) or 21 days international.
Additional policies and FAQs
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.