ScumSoaps

Genuinely Handcrafted Bath & Body

Virginia, United States · 839 Sales

ScumSoaps

Genuinely Handcrafted Bath & Body

Virginia, United States 839 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(284)

Announcement   We at Scum Soaps are dedicated to providing the best possible, Genuinely Handcrafted Luxury Soaps, Body Butters, Candles, and Sugar Scrubs

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While other soap-makers were swirling colors and making soaps that resembled food, we were only interested in one thing- getting back to the tradition of soap making. The history of this craft has been lost, as with many untold stories. Soap making was once a laborious chore. There were no formulas, just word of mouth. What women once did by hand for hours at a time we now use electricity to accomplish in minutes. They used whatever oils were available- such as olive oil in Europe, coconut oil in the Philippines, and in North America they used animal fats. The oils were mixed by hand with lye distilled from rain water and wood ashes. Extracting lye took months. The soap took a full day to make, and another two months before it was ready to use.

Our company was built on a great reverence and respect for these women, and we hope to continue the tradition of soap making in their honor. We understand that your skin is an organ- an important one. It is your body’s first and most reliable source of defense. As an organ, it deserves the best most loving care. This is essential for your very survival. By using the finest ingredients, paying attention to small details, and hand producing small batches we can ensure the quality and care put into every piece we sell. We use what we make, and thus set high standards and expectations for ourselves. If we don’t like it– we can’t expect anyone else to.
Wholesale customers welcome! We currently wholesale successfully at locations all around the world. For our wholesale catalog and ordering information, just send us a message.

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Feel free to leave us any comments or concerns- we value your feedback!

Announcement

We at Scum Soaps are dedicated to providing the best possible, Genuinely Handcrafted Luxury Soaps, Body Butters, Candles, and Sugar Scrubs

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

While other soap-makers were swirling colors and making soaps that resembled food, we were only interested in one thing- getting back to the tradition of soap making. The history of this craft has been lost, as with many untold stories. Soap making was once a laborious chore. There were no formulas, just word of mouth. What women once did by hand for hours at a time we now use electricity to accomplish in minutes. They used whatever oils were available- such as olive oil in Europe, coconut oil in the Philippines, and in North America they used animal fats. The oils were mixed by hand with lye distilled from rain water and wood ashes. Extracting lye took months. The soap took a full day to make, and another two months before it was ready to use.

Our company was built on a great reverence and respect for these women, and we hope to continue the tradition of soap making in their honor. We understand that your skin is an organ- an important one. It is your body’s first and most reliable source of defense. As an organ, it deserves the best most loving care. This is essential for your very survival. By using the finest ingredients, paying attention to small details, and hand producing small batches we can ensure the quality and care put into every piece we sell. We use what we make, and thus set high standards and expectations for ourselves. If we don’t like it– we can’t expect anyone else to.
Wholesale customers welcome! We currently wholesale successfully at locations all around the world. For our wholesale catalog and ordering information, just send us a message.

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Feel free to leave us any comments or concerns- we value your feedback!

Briana Petruzzi

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Briana Petruzzi

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(284)
tmsocial1

tmsocial1 on Jul 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great product, and very impressed with the vendor. Will be going back to this store for more!

FaerieBeach

FaerieBeach on Jun 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing and perfect for travel! Smells heavenly too.

Sarrah quinquito

Sarrah quinquito on May 11, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

I have thick hair and it feels sticky. But it works good in my dry scalp and I love the smell! Definitely will use mine thrice a week.

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About

Scum Soaps is proud to be a 100% handmade company, gaining their inspiration from early soap making techniques.

Scum Soaps was born from the imaginative minds of mother/daughter Karen Esposito and Briana Petruzzi. While other soap-makers are swirling colors and making products that resembled food, we are only interested in one thing- getting back to the tradition of soap making. The history of this craft has been lost, as with many untold stories. Soap making was once a laborious chore. There were no formulas, just word of mouth. What women once did by hand for hours upon hours at a time we now use electricity to accomplish in a matter of minutes. They used whatever oils were available- such as olive oil in Europe, coconut oil in the Philippines, and in North America they used animal fats like tallow and lard. The oils were mixed by hand with lye distilled from rain water and wood ashes. Extracting the lye took months, then add a full day to make the soap, and another two months before it was ready to use.
Our company was built on a great reverence and respect for these women, and we hope to continue the tradition of soap making in their honor. We understand that your skin is an organ- an important one. It is your body’s first, and most reliable, source of defense. And as an organ, it deserves the best, most loving care. This is essential for your very survival. By using the finest ingredients, paying attention to small details, and hand producing small batches allows us to ensure the quality and care put into every piece we sell. We use what we make, and thus set high standards and expectations for ourselves. If we don’t like it– we can’t expect anyone else to.

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Shop members
  • Briana Petruzzi

    Owner

    Briana Petruzzi started Scum Soaps out of reverence for the women who, once upon a time, made soap for necessity- not for fun. It is because of these women that the art of soap making exists today.

  • Karen Esposito

    Creator

    Karen is one of the founding members of Scum Soaps, along with her daughter Briana. Karen is the experimenter - constantly trying new scents, recipes ,and researching soap-making traditions. Karen is also mastermind being the name Scum Soaps.

  • Dominic Petruzzi

    Assistant

    Dominic Petruzzi was married into this business, but quickly promoted himself to CEO. Dom is our ever so talented graphic designer, website designer, and candle maker.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 29, 2015
At Scum Soaps, we strive to make the best body care available- and it shows, because we are growing bigger and better on a daily basis. As the Owner and Founder of Scum Soaps, I do what I do because I LOVE it. Getting paid is only a bonus. If I could give this stuff away for free, trust me- I would!

Thank you for taking the time to check us out.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment is collected through Etsy or through PayPal. Local customers can meet and pay in person if preferred. If payment is not received within 1 week (Seven days), the order will be cancelled and re-listed. Please feel free to contact me with any inquiries you may have about payment.
Shipping
All orders are shipped USPS unless requested otherwise.
Refunds and Exchanges
All orders are 100% refundable if you are not satisfied. It is my job to create products that you will love- and if you don't, the fault is on me. Do not hesitate to contact me if the products you receive are not as you had expected.
Additional policies and FAQs
Wholesale and consignment orders are always welcome, but please note that we have a specific wholesale line and do not wholesale some 'limited' products we sell on Etsy.
Once those particular items sell out, they are usually not replaced.
However, we strongly encourage you to send us a message with what you might be looking for! We love working with small shops, and wholesale successfully all over the world.