SudScents

Beautiful Essentials For Beautiful People ~ Est. 2018 ~

San Jose, California
1,318 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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We offer beautiful essentials -> candles & bar soap, colorful with fun designs and wonderful scents that are perfect for sophisticated ladies and gentlemen, adults and kids alike, designed for daily use or gift giving either to friends and family, neighbors, coworkers, teachers, bridal and baby showers, or just a party favors! Give them the gift they actually like!
Free sample (either soap, beeswax lotion, or sugar scrub) with every purchase!

Check back for our seasonal soaps added monthly!
Join our Instagram @sud.scents for sale, giveaway, and coupon announcements!

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 20, 2021

Stay connected:
IG @sud.scents
FB @SudScentsShop
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We offer beautiful essentials -> candles & bar soap, colorful with fun designs and wonderful scents that are perfect for sophisticated ladies and gentlemen, adults and kids alike, designed for daily use or gift giving either to friends and family, neighbors, coworkers, teachers, bridal and baby showers, or just a party favors! Give them the gift they actually like!
Free sample (either soap, beeswax lotion, or sugar scrub) with every purchase!

Check back for our seasonal soaps added monthly!
Join our Instagram @sud.scents for sale, giveaway, and coupon announcements!

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Tatiana

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About SudScents

Sales 1,318
On Etsy since 2019

Welcome to SudScents Etsy shop!

The name is courtesy of my beloved husband, who prefers to remain anonymous at this point (let's call him Mr. J.), but is very supportive in my adventures. Mr. J. is the idea generator, creator of the store logo, and naturally funny. For a while he would insist on a shop name "Living Room Soap" because it's pretty and you would not want to use it but also because before we have designated an area in our house for soap making and curing, the soap bars were curing (for 4 - 6 weeks) everywhere, including our living room.

As for me, I am an accountant by trade and accounting is a straightforward rule based profession with not much room for creativity. In 2014 I was introduced to art quilting to explore and express my creative side. Although I enjoy it tremendously, it might take a while to complete a quilt depending on complexity of a pattern/design and a size of the finished quilt. I admire people with attention span long enough to see through projects that can take months to complete. I started looking for a creative outlet with a shorter turnover time. Besides, what can you do if all your friends and family members already received your creations as gifts for every birthday/holiday possible and every square foot on the walls at your house that used to be "free" is covered by your quilts? The options are limited: you buy a bigger house with more wall space, get new friends, or get into a soap making!

Well, we live in a gorgeous place Mt. Hamilton, CA that spoils us with its incredible sunsets, uninterrupted panoramic views of the valley and hills, and peaceful surrounding of unspoiled nature far away from a busy city. Would you want to move to a bigger house if you had all of these? We do not!

Now, about the serious stuff! I was introduced to the cold process soap making technique by a remarkable local artist Jennifer Wool https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.pylewool whose genius handcrafting includes (but not limited to) soap making, wool felting, basket weaving, amazing succulent arrangements, unique gourd works of art, and many more.

At SudScents, we use plant based oils and butters in our creations - no animals or other living creatures were harmed in the process of designing or making the final product for you!

Most of our soap products are made with raw milk from a local mini-farm produced and generously shared by two adorable Jersey cows Sophie and Peaches. Why do we use cow milk in our soaps instead of water?

One of the reasons is that cow milk makes soaps creamier and provides moisture for the skin due to milk's natural oils, without diminishing soaps cleansing ability. Jersey cows are famous for their rich and creamy milk - naturally high in butter fat.

Another reason is that Sophie and Peaches are our neighbors and, conveniently, live within a walking distance from us!

However, when Sophie and Peaches are expecting, all the milk is preserved for the babies. During these times, and also to satisfy our vegan friends, we have come up with soap products that are based on coconut and/or almond milk and purified water.

Our products are either unscented, include undiluted essential oils, or lightly scented with quality fragrance oils - Mr. J. refuses to "smell like a girl" or "smell like flowers" therefore, we intentionally avoid making our soaps too "perfumy" to be suitable for either gender. Please note that scents of essential and fragrance oils fade overtime.

To achieve various designs of our products, we use natural colorants such as activated charcoal, clays, plant based - indigo, alkanet, pumpkin, carrot, rosehip, alfalfa, turmeric, madder root. Please note that colors produced by natural colorants fade overtime.

As an alternative to plant based colorants, we also use micas, pigments, and oxidants recommended for cold process soap technique we purchase from reputable vendors. Mica refers to a group of metamorphic minerals formed from pre-existing rocks by exposure to extreme heat and pressures form within the earth. As SudScents, we ensure the use of micas and iron oxides, which both readily occur in nature and can be considered natural. Please note that natural colorants such as activated charcoal, pigments, and oxidants may cause colored lather and stain your washcloth but will wash off after rinsing.

We hope you will find something that fits your needs and enjoy it as much as we do!

Congratulations, you made it to the end! Thank you for taking the time to read such a lengthy post, we value and appreciate your time! As a reward, we will grant you a discount if you mention it before you place the order!

Happy shopping for Sud & Scents!

Shop members

  • Tatiana

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    When I'm not counting beans at work, I'm counting suds at home, all in the effort to keep society clean :) Member of Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild

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Last updated on Feb 20, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

To customize a product (style, material, quantity, etc.), please request a custom order from my shop. I will contact you as soon as possible and work with you to create something very special!

Completely custom items (not based on a current design) and gift sets are available upon request. Please allow at least 5 - 7 weeks to fulfill your order, as I will most likely need to purchase specific materials to meet your needs. You will be notified of any delays, should they arise.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Gift wrapping is available upon request. Please contact me directly via "contact owner" to discuss available options.

Large Quantity Bulk Orders

For bulk Baby Shower, Wedding/Bridal & Party Favors please send a custom order request (message) with the product(s), quantity of each & date by which you need the items. I will work with you to fulfill your needs in a timely fashion.

Completely custom items (not based on a current design) and gift sets are available upon request. Please allow at least 5 - 7 weeks to fulfill your order, as I will most likely need to purchase specific materials to meet your needs. You will be notified of any delays, should they arise.

International Orders

In order to properly estimate shipping, please send a custom order request (message) with a listing of the products that you wish to purchase. Please indicate the delivery address & I will take the given items and calculate your specific shipping rate.

We reserve the right to refuse sales and/or service to anyone!

We reserve the right to refuse sales and/or service to anyone! We will cancel any sales if transactions appear fraudulent!

Order Processing & Shipping Time

All orders are processed within 1 to 2 business days (excluding weekends and holidays) after receiving your order confirmation email. You will receive another notification when your order has shipped.