Botanical Perfume & Organic Body Care

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Botanical Perfume & Organic Body Care

304 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Meghan Huryk

Meghan Huryk on Mar 7, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely awesome soap and service! I've been buying for about a year and I don't imagine ever stopping!


Ariel on Mar 1, 2015

3 out of 5 stars

I don't care for the wax in it, the hemp though did help heal my lips slowly. Overall it's a fair product.

Meghan Huryk

Meghan Huryk on Dec 17, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Received our soap in no time! We just can't get enough of this stuff. We have stopped using store bought all together. :)

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Who is Stella Deer?

I'm Lia Flavia (you can call me Bobo), and Stella Deer is the name of my eco-friendly collection of botanical perfume & natural bodycare products. I make everything by hand in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina with the aim to nurture the body & Spirit.

In 2007 I left my job as office manager at an acupuncture clinic in Atlanta, Georgia to embrace the vagabond life on the other side of the planet. I bought a one-way ticket to Greece where I volunteered at a wildlife hospital on a small island in the Aegean Sea, soaked up the endless sun, and began to embrace an alternative lifestyle in which my purpose was simply to listen to my heart and go where feeling, instead of logic, led me. I ended up spending 14 total months abroad in Europe, volunteering on organic farms, exploring my late father’s hometown on the Ligurian coast of Italy, hitch-hiking across the continent and perhaps most importantly, just trying to find a new way of living.

While there I had the opportunity of helping out with the annual olive harvest in a small coastal town on the mainland of southern Greece where met an American girl who made olive oil soap. I wondered how it was done and decided that when I got back to the US, as a part of my new life living more self-sufficiently, I would learn.

I dedicated my first year back in the US to chronicling my adventures, and in between my long hours of pen to paper, I taught myself how to make soap. Because my writing was so candid my idea was to publish my memoir under a pen name, which I decided would be Stella Deer. I’d always loved the name “Stella” (which means “star” in Italian), and the deer, so graceful and agile, was an animal I felt intrinsically drawn to at the time.

Ultimately though I decided that if my writing would one day be published, I would do so under my given name. That's when Stella Deer, because I still loved the name so much, became the name of my eco-beauty line, with my very first product being Castile soap.

Since then I've enjoyed expanding into the magical & complex world of scent with botanical perfume making.

All Stella Deer products are:
made with 100% natural, organic or wildharvested ingredients
cruelty-free & vegan
palm oil-free

I strive in my business and also in my daily life to be as eco-friendly as possible (we have only one earth!) and enjoy donating a portion of sales to charity.

Thanks so much for your interest and for supporting handmade!


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    Hi! I'm Bobo. I started crafting my own beauty products in an effort to live more sustainably. I'm a certified sun-worshipper who loves to travel, be outdoors, drink red wine, and am rarely without my German Shepherd by my side.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 21, 2014
Thank you for visiting my shop! My name is Lia Flavia (you can call me Bobo) and everything you see in my shop is handmade by me with the intention to nurture the body and Spirit.

• i n g r e d i e n t s plant-based, 100% natural, wildcrafted, or organic, fair trade, & sustainably & responsibly harvested


• paraben-free
• preservative-free
• cruelty-free & vegan
• SLS-free
• palm-oil free
• biodegradable
• recycled &/or recyclable packaging

• e n v i r o n m e n t a l l y c o n s c i o u s I strive to keep my business as well as my day-to-day living as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible- because living responsibly is more than just a trend: I love our planet Earth, it's the only one we've got!

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Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
Direct checkout through Etsy is the preferred method of payment, however, payments are accepted through PayPal, or Money Order as well.
FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $50 (domestic only). Use coupon code FREESHIP50 at checkout.

Normal shipping time is within 1-3 business days after payment has cleared. I ship all items with recycled materials to be more environmentally friendly, via the US Postal Service.

I am happy to ship anywhere in the world! Contact me for an international shipping quote.

I can also ship to a giftee's address on your behalf.

Stella Deer Castile soaps are available exclusively at:

Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism 2 Westwood Place Asheville, NC 28806 (828) 350-1221

Can't find what you're looking for? Send me a message and let me know what you need.
Refunds and Exchanges
Due to the nature of botanical perfume & natural body care items, all items are non-returnable. Please try a sample size of the botanical perfumes first. If you are not satisfied with your purchase for any reason, please send me a message and I'll get right back to you.
Additional policies and FAQs
Stella Deer donates to non-profit organizations that are dedicated to bringing about positive change in our world. In particular, we support those that give back to the local community, feed the hungry, protect nature and wildlife, and promote education and awareness about organic farming and sustainable/healthy living.

Some past donations include the following organizations: our local food bank, The Nature Conservancy, American Red Cross, Cell Phones For Soldiers, Books for Africa, Audubon, Farm Sanctuary…

For wholesale or bulk-ordering inquiries please send a message.

For any feedback, questions, comments, or suggestions, I would love to hear from you! Please write me a message or send an email to lia [!at]

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