SoaparinaOfThyme

Cutler Bay, Florida · 1 Sale

SoaparinaOfThyme

Cutler Bay, Florida 1 Sale On Etsy since 2011

Announcement   When not playing video games obsessively, this is what I love to make: Luxury handmade & handcrafted vegan soaps made with essential oils and only the finest additives, for an intoxicating aromatic experience in your own home. Any and all nasty chemicals are avoided in my soap making, ensuring that only the best and mildest ingredients will be touching your skin. Phthalate-free fragrance oils are used and whenever possible, essential oils are incorporated to give you a holistic, therapeutic aromatherapy experience with added benefits.

My ultimate goal is to make shower/bath time akin to drinking a red or blue potion in a video game: not only does it fill up your hearts and/or your mana bar, but it leaves you with a smile on your face and a passion to win it all and save that princess! Because, when it comes down to it, even hardcore gamers must bathe every once in a while- so why not make it as pleasant and wonderful an experience as possible?

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When not playing video games obsessively, this is what I love to make: Luxury handmade & handcrafted vegan soaps made with essential oils and only the finest additives, for an intoxicating aromatic experience in your own home. Any and all nasty chemicals are avoided in my soap making, ensuring that only the best and mildest ingredients will be touching your skin. Phthalate-free fragrance oils are used and whenever possible, essential oils are incorporated to give you a holistic, therapeutic aromatherapy experience with added benefits.

My ultimate goal is to make shower/bath time akin to drinking a red or blue potion in a video game: not only does it fill up your hearts and/or your mana bar, but it leaves you with a smile on your face and a passion to win it all and save that princess! Because, when it comes down to it, even hardcore gamers must bathe every once in a while- so why not make it as pleasant and wonderful an experience as possible?

Ashley Stack Almodovar

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Science + Gaming = SOAP!

What happens when you combine a love of science + video games + lots of free time? Apparently, soapmaking! My first hint of things to come was that I always chose herbalism & alchemy as my professions in MMORPGs and loved to be the one in the group or raid that provided instant benefits due to "handmade" potions and flasks. Combine that with the fact that soapmaking is not just a craft but an exact science which challenges you to use chemistry, aromatherapy, and art (just to name a few!) to make your product and I was instantly hooked! Taking quality raw materials and making a beautiful AND useful/beneficial bar of soap makes my head spin with creativity and happiness- I can only hope that my soaps can put a big smile on your face as well :)

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  • Ashley Kotrady

    Owner, Maker, Soapmaker

    Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Florida, I am a former neuroscientist, current neurophysiologist, expert gamer, science geek, diehard perfectionist, loving wife and mommy-in-law, attempting to realize my dream of running my soap shop full-time <3

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Last updated on May 29, 2012
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I have a master's degree in Neuroscience and currently practice neurophysiology in the South Florida area. I am more than a little OCD and tend to be a perfectionist and a half! And finally, I am a huge gaming enthusiast: my roots are in 8-bit and 16-bit gaming consoles and legendary series such as Super Mario Bros, Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Mario Kart, and Legend of Zelda (!), while my heart currently belongs to World of Warcraft <3

I believe that my background makes me uniquely suited to make handcrafted soaps and such, due to the meticulous molecular laboratory training I have under my belt, the OCD personality traits that keep everything in place and looking/smelling pretty, and finally my gaming experience which simply allows me to have fun with the entire process and treat each new recipe as an epic leveling quest! :D

My ultimate goal in the game we call Life is to be able to make handcrafted, all-natural bath & body goods full-time, so that my passion will be unhindered by societal and workplace constraints. Until then, I will continue to level (er, craft) and gain XP and rep (experience and feedback) in hopes of eventually saving Princess Zelda!/ killing Deathwing!/ quitting my day job!

In the meanwhile, please feel free to browse, contact me with anything on your mind, and please leave feedback so that I can continue to evolve in my craft. Thank you so much, and enjoy!

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Payment
Please pay by PayPal immediately upon purchase. I ship after I receive payment. I will cancel your order if I do not receive payment within 10 days of your order, but please feel free to contact me with any issues and I will help resolve them in the best way possible.
Shipping
As my items are handcrafted, the turnaround time is 2 business days. This ensures you receive a fresh, new item as I do not hoard inventory. Any custom orders will receive a turnaround quote specific for that order, so as to allow ample time for it to be filled and perfected.

Shipping is by USPS Priority Mail and First Class Mail (if applicable). I combine shipping on all orders to save you money :)
Refunds and Exchanges
I refund or replace damaged products. If there is any specific issue or concern with the product, please message me and I will try my best to remedy the situation. All refund/replacement inquries must be submitted within 10 days of receiving the product. Thank you.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please keep in mind, all of my soaps are handmade and handcrafted by me. This means no two soaps are identical and you'll most likely see slight variations from the pictures.