SheaSoapGarden

SheaGarden Handmade Soaps

Hartselle, Alabama On Etsy since 2017

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SheaSoapGarden

SheaGarden Handmade Soaps

Hartselle, Alabama | 1,718 Sales

Announcement    COVID-19 prepared and ready! We will ship products just as fast as always. Please keep in mind that USPS may have delays that we have no control over. You will receive tracking info with each order but once it’s in the post office hands, we can not speed them up with phone calls or complaints. USPS is doing the best they can but these are tough times.

Our multi-purpose cleaner/disinfectant has been recently altered to have more percentage of isopropyl alcohol and germ fighting essential oils.

We hand make every cleaning supply in our home. We now offer every one of our creations to our customers because we trust them.

Note: We are making an attempt to wrap and ship our soaps with biodegradable plastic free material. Please help the environment by choosing this option at checkout for any listings that have the ♻️ Recyclable material available. With enough support, eventually all listings will have this option. The cost is slightly higher but the benefit may well be worth it.

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I believe in a holistic approach to treating the mind and body and over all health. Most people have stopped using the earths natural oils and vegetation to treat their body and have trusted synthetic products that have damaged our bodies in recent decades.

Using natural products on your body can improve your overall health, as well as cure some skin conditions and treat injuries and infections. They best way to see these results is with consistent use of natural soaps, lotions, and ointments.

I only use pure, therapeutic grade essential oils on products that mention essential oils within the description. Some of these are very strong scented and very powerful In more ways then one. Tho this is a good thing for most, it may turn away others that are used to lab based products.

I use some fragrance oils on my cold process soaps because the scent holds up better during the process. There are also more options with fragrance oils. The hot process soaps are more rustic and natural but not always as pretty. The essential oils retain most of the scent and therapeutic quality since it is added at a late stage of the process. I recommend trying both as they each have their own attributes and both contain the same natural fats and oils in the base ingredients.

Announcement

Last updated on May 20, 2020

COVID-19 prepared and ready! We will ship products just as fast as always. Please keep in mind that USPS may have delays that we have no control over. You will receive tracking info with each order but once it’s in the post office hands, we can not speed them up with phone calls or complaints. USPS is doing the best they can but these are tough times.

Our multi-purpose cleaner/disinfectant has been recently altered to have more percentage of isopropyl alcohol and germ fighting essential oils.

We hand make every cleaning supply in our home. We now offer every one of our creations to our customers because we trust them.

Note: We are making an attempt to wrap and ship our soaps with biodegradable plastic free material. Please help the environment by choosing this option at checkout for any listings that have the ♻️ Recyclable material available. With enough support, eventually all listings will have this option. The cost is slightly higher but the benefit may well be worth it.

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I believe in a holistic approach to treating the mind and body and over all health. Most people have stopped using the earths natural oils and vegetation to treat their body and have trusted synthetic products that have damaged our bodies in recent decades.

Using natural products on your body can improve your overall health, as well as cure some skin conditions and treat injuries and infections. They best way to see these results is with consistent use of natural soaps, lotions, and ointments.

I only use pure, therapeutic grade essential oils on products that mention essential oils within the description. Some of these are very strong scented and very powerful In more ways then one. Tho this is a good thing for most, it may turn away others that are used to lab based products.

I use some fragrance oils on my cold process soaps because the scent holds up better during the process. There are also more options with fragrance oils. The hot process soaps are more rustic and natural but not always as pretty. The essential oils retain most of the scent and therapeutic quality since it is added at a late stage of the process. I recommend trying both as they each have their own attributes and both contain the same natural fats and oils in the base ingredients.

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About SheaSoapGarden

Sales 1,718
On Etsy since 2017

I work my dream job as a full time firefighter and relax with my part time artisan soap craft. It is the perfect balance of chaos and art!

I am a full time firefighter/paramedic with 4 children. My oldest son is 19 serving in the Air Force. My 12 year old son loves life, video games, and his 3 year old baby sister. She loves attention, play doh, and slime. My 4 year old son only lived 10 days from birth and he is a wonderful little guy that makes me smile when I think of him.

I love people of all kinds and enjoy adding value to their lives anyway I can. As many years as I have been on ambulances and fire trucks, I still get excited every time I turn on the sirens and speed down the road to a fire or rescue call. The job can also be physically and emotionally taxing however, and requires something to take my mind off the work and unwind.


I started making handmade soap a few years ago as a hobby that would be fun for the kids and easy for me to enjoy and relax with. After I made my first loaf, I realized I had a gift for the chemistry and design involved in turning fat and oils into the perfect bar of soap.

As a man, especially a firefighter that works in a dirty environment, I personally enjoy the rustic/exfoliating/gritty soap bars. I have also been able to create some more delicate and pretty soaps for the ladies after receiving a lot of advice and trying many different ideas. You will notice some of my soaps lean towards men and some towards women and then some gender neutral.

That being said, you should order the ones that you like and don’t let anyone tell you differently! My personal favorite is Tea Tree, The Man Bar, and Anything Lavender.

Shop members

  • Jon Ford

    Owner

    Soap making is such a rewarding hobby for me! I use my own soap everyday and so do many of my family and friends. Making soap as a side business also helps me support my family and I don't have to spend my valuable time away from home to do it.

  • Bebe

    Assistant

    She loves help me work outside or inside every chance she can get. She’s only 4 but potentially the next CEO of SheaGarden!

  • Lizelle

    Assistant

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Last updated on Mar 27, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

Many of my best customers gift our soaps to friends and family. We can ship your order to any address you provide at checkout. Select any gift option at checkout and your soaps will be nicely wrapped without a price or order sheet included. You can also choose a custom note.

The “5 Bar Soap Bundle” is the most common gift option.

How are the soaps made?

Most of our soaps that have essential oils are made with the “hot process” method. This is the best way to preserve the therapeutic qualities of the essential oil. Hot process soap also has a rustic marble look and texture.

Soaps with fragrance oils (synthetic) and or bright colors are made with the “cold process” method. The cold process soap will often be more smooth and decorative.

Custom and personalized orders

Custom orders are welcome. No extra charge if it is a simple request. Complicated or special request may cost more. Just message us with your request and we will help you get what you need. We can also send a custom listing with your exact request and changes with updated price.

Plastic free, recyclable package and shipping

We are currently trying to adjust our all of our packaging to be environment friendly. Unfortunately this comes at a cost and we are testing the support for this by offering it on the 3 and 5 soap bar bundle and tea tree soap. More listings will have this option in the future. You can choose this option at checkout for just over a dollar more and the soap wrapping and shipping method will be recyclable. If our customers support this effort, eventually we can move to 100% plastic free.

Are the soaps wrapped and labeled?

Each soap bar is normally individually wrapped and labeled.

At times there may be a simple black and white label on a new product that we have just launched or are testing. We design every label at home and it requires extra time and cost to print new ones, so we may use a generic label for the first run of product.

Note: Most bar soaps are shrink wrapped using shrink wrap. We are moving to plastic free wrapping this year but until we are 100% there, we are testing plastic free wraps by adding the option at checkout on some listings.