Shannon on Jun 29, 2014
Love this soap! The trial sizes are perfect for shaving with! I'm normally a water and razor, no soap no cream kind of girl, but my mind has been changed. I bought these as a gift for my husband who has sensitive skin, but he didn't want to use the pink and purple, so I used the pink and the purple went into a gift box for a friend of mine who LOVES purple. Husband is in the Army, so a close, smooth shave is very important. I can't stop touching his face. Who knew a simple soap would be so great?
It started as a fantastic idea...
FantaSTICK started as an idea more than fifteen years ago, when I was in high school. It has evolved over the years, from a small handcrafted jewelry shop into the FantaSTICK Soap Company - my pride and joy.
As a practicing Ovate, I have studied about the healing powers of herbs, essential oils and even aromatherapy. Putting this knowledge to use, I have tried to build a product line that is both whimsical and healthful. A product line that customers will look forward to coming back to again and again.
FantaSTICK soaps are different from many of the others you see out there in a number of ways. The most notable, however, is our decision to use the hot process for soap making, instead of cold process. While cold process offers a harder, longer lasting bar, we prefer the smooth feel of the hot process bars - and with our formula blend, our bars last almost as long as cold process bars do!
It is my hope that customers who use my soaps benefit from the purchase, whether through the healthful properties of the formula or just the enjoyment of the fragrances.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer, Promoter
Welcome! I am a practicing solitary Ovate. I am a sucker for vintage and hand-crafted accessories. I can't live without my evening cup of tea.
Owner, Shipping, Inspiration, Motivator
Hey! I am an avid gamer. I build and paint Warhammer miniatures as a hobby. I do all of the shipping and heavy lifting for Nichole.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
If you absolutely cannot use Paypal and/or a credit card for payment, and you have an Etsy purchase feedback of 100%, contact me and I will try to work out another payment method with you. This is on a case-to-case basis and will NOT apply to custom orders.
Small purchases are shipped via USPS First-Class / Priority Mail. We ship USPS Flat Rate for larger orders.
Purchases are packaged as securely as possible and shipped in a sturdy Bubble Mailer or Flat Rate shipping boxes. All items are shipped within two to five days of receipt of payment, with the exception of custom orders, which will ship within two days of completion.
During summer months, late week soap orders (Thursday through Sunday) will be held and shipped on the following Monday. This is because I do not want your order to be sitting in a hot truck or warehouse over the weekend, which can cause hot-process soaps like the ones we make to sweat and sometimes warp.
Refunds and Exchanges
In the case that there are major discrepancies in your order (ie. received wrong item), please contact me immediately so that I can find a solution as quickly as possible!
Additional policies and FAQs
Q: Why do I have to pay for my custom order in advance?
A: Because you are requesting a specific theme/color scheme/scent combination, I may have to purchase supplies specific to your order. In addition, if you should cancel your order after I have completed the item, I may not be able to resell it to another customer, as it was designed just for you!
Q: How will I know whether or not I'll like the end product?
A: I will try to clarify as many details of the project with you as I make your item. I want you to love your custom order, so I will ask you many questions about colors and themes.
Q: How long will my custom order take to make?
A: Depending on volume of orders, a custom order can take up to two weeks to complete. Most will take less. However, in the event that I cannot complete it in that time, I will contact you to let you know as soon as I know that it will be delayed.
Q: What if I need my custom order for an event on a particular date?
A: Let me know of any time restraints in the comments section of your purchase or via the conversation links as soon as possible. I will try to accommodate deadlines, if reasonable for the time it takes to craft a custom item.
Q: Are your soaps Kosher?
A: While many of my ingredients in my soaps are reliably Kosher, the goat's milk that makes up nearly 10% of the formula has not been tested or rated as Kosher. It comes from local farms and from healthy, grazing animals, but I would not be able to attest to its Kosher standing.
Q: Are your soaps Vegan?
A: Currently, my primary soap formula includes goat's milk in the recipe, thus making these soaps not Vegan. However, I do carry a small line of Oil-based soaps which use natural oils and glycerine from vegetable sources, and as such are Vegan.
Q: You say your soaps are all natural. Why are there chemicals in the ingredients list?
A: Soap making is the act of mixing fixed oils with an alkali (Sodium Hydroxide or Lye). The result is a chemical process called saponification, where the composition of the oils change with the help of the lye to create a bar of soap. In addition, soap needs to have an emulsifier (sorbitol, glycerin) to be able to do it's job as a cleanser. This means that while oil (which attracts dirt) doesn't naturally mix with water, soap can suspend oil/dirt in such a way that it can be removed. These are required additives in the soap making process and make up for less than 10% of the content.
Q: What materials do you use for your hairsticks?
A: The beads I use are a mix of glass and acrylic. I would use all glass beads, for higher quality, but the weight would make the pieces difficult to wear. The beads are strung on 19-strand stainless steel beading wire, which is looped and crimped through a hole in the top of a natural wooden hairstick. The wire is then wrapped to the stick with leather/suede lacing, to ensure extra support.
Q: Are your earrings hypo-allergenic? What materials do you use?
A: Beaded jewelry pieces are made with a blend of glass and acrylic beads, 19 strand stainless steel beading wire, and various metal findings. While I try to use only hypo-allergenic materials, not all of my supplies are tested and confirmed. Those with metal allergies, please be advised.