SoapDistillery

Small batches. No hangovers.

Chicago, Illinois · 1131 Sales

SoapDistillery

Small batches. No hangovers.

Chicago, Illinois 1131 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(199)

Shop owner

D. Martin

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Announcement   Soaps and balms have been restocked!
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Here at Soap Distillery, we make bath and body products inspired by cocktails, liquors, liqueurs, beer, wine, and the like. These products are not designed to make you smell like an alcoholic, however. What we do is we start with the base notes of the inspiration, and build a fragrance blend around it. For example, our Bourbon soap won't make you smell like you've been drinking all night, but it will make you smell like vanilla, vetiver, and clove: very warm and mildly sweet. It's a treat!

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Direct checkout and gift cards accepted.

For custom orders (custom fragrances, custom look, wedding soaps, party soaps, etc), please contact us through etsy or email! We can do just about anything. Please allow 4-6 weeks for soap orders.

soapdistillery at gmail dot com
http://www.facebook.com/soapdistillery

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Due to the handmade nature of products such as what is in this shop, there may be some slight differences in size, color, texture and fragrance from one batch to the next. It's to be expected with handmade products. We follow our recipes to a "T" to avoid this as much as possible, however, it does not mean that your product is defective.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 26, 2017

Soaps and balms have been restocked!
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Here at Soap Distillery, we make bath and body products inspired by cocktails, liquors, liqueurs, beer, wine, and the like. These products are not designed to make you smell like an alcoholic, however. What we do is we start with the base notes of the inspiration, and build a fragrance blend around it. For example, our Bourbon soap won't make you smell like you've been drinking all night, but it will make you smell like vanilla, vetiver, and clove: very warm and mildly sweet. It's a treat!

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Direct checkout and gift cards accepted.

For custom orders (custom fragrances, custom look, wedding soaps, party soaps, etc), please contact us through etsy or email! We can do just about anything. Please allow 4-6 weeks for soap orders.

soapdistillery at gmail dot com
http://www.facebook.com/soapdistillery

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Due to the handmade nature of products such as what is in this shop, there may be some slight differences in size, color, texture and fragrance from one batch to the next. It's to be expected with handmade products. We follow our recipes to a "T" to avoid this as much as possible, however, it does not mean that your product is defective.

D. Martin

Contact shop owner

D. Martin

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(199)
Regan White

Regan White on Feb 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This, like all of Danielle's products, is a great item. Not too heavy. Not too light. Perfectly moisturizing. And a scent that delights and lingers without being cloying. For my personal tastes, this is WAY bourbon. Somehow I thought this would be a little more musky vanilla. Throughout the day it eventually gives way to that, but first application is VERY bourbon. So if you're a bourbon fan, this is totally for you. As always, adorable packaging, quality item, great seller communication - just an amazing shop.

Regan White

Regan White on Feb 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This product has a cult following. A local boutique carries Soap Distillery products and were all out of this soap but went on and on about how good it is. They weren't lying. There are just the right amount of suds, skin is left moisturized and smelling great. Just a really great product. Love it! Will be back.

Regan White

Regan White on Feb 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This lip balm has grown on me. I'm a huge fan of the Mint Mojito and seasonal Egg Nog balms and figured this would be a good spring go-to. First try was a little too intensely lemony but it's really grown on me. I'm happy to add this to the lineup and like to use this in the morning to help wake myself up. As an aside, I purchased a bunch of the Egg Nog and Whiskey + Coffee balms this Christmas at a local boutique. I gave them as gifts etc. They were so popular that I had a friend Skype me from Amsterdam just to say, "Can you call that boutique and see if they have any Egg Nog lip balm left? I need it. Lots of it. Anything they have." That's how good this stuff is. It's worth an overseas, middle-of-the-night call. Thanks so much!

Regan White

Regan White on Feb 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This shop has such unique and moisturizing lip balms. I first discovered the Soap Distillery and its products at a local boutique and quickly came on to etsy to find what else the shop had in store. Danielle is super friendly, responsive and creative. Packaging is adorable and all products are high quality. This tastes exactly like spiked punch. Thanks for all the great work! Will definitely be back!

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Updates

There's nothing like the smell of spring all year around!
Gin soap. So clean. A little spicy. All natural.

About

Don't settle for less. You deserve better.

Hi. I'm Danielle. Soap Maker. Formulator. Designer. I first started making soap because I was unsatisfied with the ingredients and fragrances in the "all natural" section of my local grocery store. I thought the essential oil offerings were pretty boring, and I could never find products that had the perfect ingredients in them. I'd often find stuff to try, and wouldn't enjoy it at all. Either it was too drying, had ingredients that I wanted to avoid, or was just tired. How many times could I see a lavender soap or a patchouli orange perfume oil? Don't get me wrong, these blends are fine, especially if you love simplicity. I loved my lemon room spray but I just needed something different. I needed something more unique. I needed simple ingredients with complex fragrance blends and I couldn't find anything like what I wanted. So, I tried my hand at making a Patchouli Fig soap with a little beeswax added, and I never turned back. My next challenge: how do I make this stuff "unique"? How do I give my soap a character that can't be duplicated, or even properly imitated?

Since I was old enough to drink in Chicago, I've been interested in the chemistry of a good cocktail. It often starts with high end spirits that have been specially crafted to stand out from the crowd, and those spirits are made with clean, raw ingredients that have their own individual character. Each ingredient used in different amounts can make or break a spirit, and what you have left after this crafting process is a smooth tasting aromatic perfume of a base that's smoky, or sharp, or piney, or sweet (unless it's vodka. Then its just clean). These drinkable perfumes are what makes good cocktails taste (and smell) so - damn - good. So, I thought one day, I bet I could make a bourbon SOAP. Shortly thereafter, Soap Distillery was born.

We pride ourselves in only using the best ingredients we can get our hands on, and testing our formulations for months to years to make sure we are offering products that are great to use and look good too. Think of picking up someone in a bar. You see them from across the room,and you're hooked on them at first sight. Imagine your disappointment when you get over to them, and they've got nothing good to say? This is why our products are the whole package. They look great, feel great, and our customers enjoy using them. From organic to sustainable, our special line of items have it all. It's the guy that dresses nice AND smells good. It's the lady that could be a model that teaches physics. You will not be disappointed. Take a shower with our Gin soap and leave that hangover for someone else.

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  • D. Martin

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I love making cocktails. At some point in my life, I discovered that I loved making soap. I've always loved making things, so it just makes sense that I combined the two into the same thing, right? But enough about me, how's about you?

Shop policies

Last updated on January 3, 2016
Thanks for making it through the massive etsy wave to Soap Distillery! All of our products are paraben, SLS, formaldehyde donor, phthalate, and PEG free. We wouldn't have it any other way. Most products use only essential oils and natural fragrances, as well as clay and other botanicals for color but the exception will be clearly marked.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Direct check out and gift cards are accepted. Payment is due at the time of order. For special orders and wholesale orders, full payment is also due at the time of the order.
Shipping
Everything is shipped via U.S.P.S. and tracking information is provided at the time the order is shipped. At this time we do not ship orders outside of the United States. Depending on the size of the order, either USPS First Class or Priority will be used. Please double check the shipping address that is entered for orders, as we cannot be held responsible for shipping delays due to incorrect information entered.

Insurance and signature confirmation can be added at an extra cost. Please contact us prior to your order if you would like to add that those options.
Refunds and Exchanges
Because of the nature of the products, we cannot accept refunds. However, if you are for any reason dissatisfied with your order (shipping damages, lost packages, etc), please contact us and we will work with you as best as we can to resolve the issue.
Additional policies and FAQs
In accordance with the CPSIA act, effective 2/2009, nothing sold by Soap Distillery is primarily intended for use by persons aged 12 & under. Also, we don't recommend our soaps for children (especially under the age of three), as they have a tendency to get soap in their eyes. Soap, although very safe for the skin, can be irritating if it goes past your eyelid into the tender bits. We don't want your itty bitty one to be sad because they have soap in their eye. Please contact us if you have questions.