TandJsoaps

T and J Handcrafted Soap Shop

New York, United States · 991 Sales

TandJsoaps

T and J Handcrafted Soap Shop

New York, United States 991 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(327)

Announcement   Welcome to our handcrafted soap shop! We use only the finest vegetable based oils to create our cold process soaps. Our soaps smell delicious, are great for your skin, and are a real treat to look at. All of our soaps are cured for 4 weeks to ensure a high quality, long lasting soap.

Come see us at our new store in historical Troy, NY! 271 River Street, Troy, NY 12180. T&J Soap is open Tues- Friday 11-6 and Saturday 9-5. (518)272-2660.

Starting May 31st we will be back at the Delmar Farmer's Market, located at the Bethlehem Central Middle School on Kenwood Ave in Delmar, NY. The Delmar Market runs 9AM-1PM. You can also find our soaps at the depaRTure gift shop at the Albany International Airport, The Albany, NY Visitor's Center on Broadway, Elissa Halloran Designs at 229 Lark Street in Albany, NY and The Brown Eyed Susan located 2894 State Route 8 Speculator, NY . Additional shop info can be found at www.tandjsoap.com

Announcement

Welcome to our handcrafted soap shop! We use only the finest vegetable based oils to create our cold process soaps. Our soaps smell delicious, are great for your skin, and are a real treat to look at. All of our soaps are cured for 4 weeks to ensure a high quality, long lasting soap.

Come see us at our new store in historical Troy, NY! 271 River Street, Troy, NY 12180. T&J Soap is open Tues- Friday 11-6 and Saturday 9-5. (518)272-2660.

Starting May 31st we will be back at the Delmar Farmer's Market, located at the Bethlehem Central Middle School on Kenwood Ave in Delmar, NY. The Delmar Market runs 9AM-1PM. You can also find our soaps at the depaRTure gift shop at the Albany International Airport, The Albany, NY Visitor's Center on Broadway, Elissa Halloran Designs at 229 Lark Street in Albany, NY and The Brown Eyed Susan located 2894 State Route 8 Speculator, NY . Additional shop info can be found at www.tandjsoap.com

Theresa Hovish Van Duyne

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Theresa Hovish Van Duyne

One Cedar Handcrafted Soap Saver / Soap Deck
US$5.00
Lemongrass Lotion, 8 Oz Beeswax Body Lotion
US$15.00
Cedar Handcrafted Soap Saver / Soap Deck
US$5.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(327)
kshirleybrit

kshirleybrit on Jul 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love this soap saver..great for environment and just a beautiful peace of work. Thank u

gracer1962

gracer1962 on Jun 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Always a real pleasure to buy soaps from T and J. Her soaps are phenomenally great! Fast ship, excellent service. Thank you!

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About

I LOVE making soap for you. <3

Welcome to my little slice of heaven! I recently opened a small boutique in the center of historical Troy, NY. When customers come to my shop they find a variety of artisan cold process soaps that I make from scratch. There is something for everyone as I make about 40 different varieties including soaps made from local beer, wine and tea. Customers will also find a variety of other body products including lotions, fizzies, soaks & my handmade 100% Soy Candles. Soap making started out of a need. My husband has eczema & we were constantly buying soaps at the local farmers' market. The same time we found how well handmade soap worked on his skin my job as a HS art teacher started to be cut a little at a time (about 1 class a year.) One night I woke up in the middle of the night & decided to supplement my income helping my husband's skin at the same time by making soap. I am a self taught soap-maker utilizing my degree in sculpture to make each soap. After I was laid off in June and I took a leap- opening my own shop.

WHAT MAKES YOUR BUSINESS UNIQUE?

While I use traditional methods to create my body products, I add a modern twist by incorporating different types of fragrances and colorants. You will find a wide range of fragrances- from traditional lavender & oatmeal to more "pop" scents like ginger ale, cotton candy & oatmeal stout. I use natural ingredients like turmeric, clay, parsley, activated bamboo charcoal & beet root to color my soaps. All of these are thought to have additional skin benefits. My soaps are luxurious, but affordable. They are healthy- I use only high quality ingredients- all of which are paraben & sulfate free. Tested only on friends & family most of my products can be considered 100% natural. Made in small controlled batches, customers often enjoy coming in my shop & watching me make my products. I love seeing the joy on their faces when they get excited about different fragrances. I also carry fine art & crafts by local artists. This allows me to support my community & bring more beauty to the world.

WHAT'S THE BEST BUSINESS ADVICE YOU'VE RECEIVED?

I have been lucky to be surrounded with many people in believe in me. Including my old students. They are a lot of my drive and motivation as I want to show them that you can be successful in whatever you choose to do! I was told early on to surround myself with those who believe in you. Sometimes when people see your success they will try and be negative to make themselves feel better. Don't listen to them! I am a teacher at heart and I KNOW we learn the best from experience. Even if something doesn't work out quite right- you still learn from it. Don't give up and don't give in.

Come visit our new store in the heart of Troy, NY. We are located at 271 River Street, Troy, NY 12180. Hours are Tues-Friday 11-6 and Saturday 9-5. Lots of handmade soaps and locally made artisan gifts.

Check out our blog to learn about soap making, arts advocacy and to see what else we are up to: http://soapexperience.blogspot.com/

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Become a fan on our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Albany/Theresa-and-Jims-Handcrafted-Soaps/129359060463606

Starting June 2nd we will be at the Delmar Farmer's Market, located at the Bethlehem Central Middle School on Kenwood Ave in Delmar, NY. 9AM-1PM.

Our soaps can also be found at the Albany Visitor's Center Gift Shop on Broadway in Downtown Albany, The depARTure gift shop at the Albany International Airport, and Elissa Halloran Designs at 229 Lark Street, Albany, NY.

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Shop policies

Last updated on December 14, 2014
We believe in quality over quantity. Our soaps are always made in small controlled batches with the highest quality ingredients. All of our soaps contain at least 70% Olive Oil.

Feel free to browse around. If you have any questions we would love to answer them, just send us a conversation.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
Payment
Payment is through either Paypal or etsy direct checkout and must be made before items ship.

Other is for pre-arragement between T and J soaps and customer
Shipping
Items are shipped through the US Postal Service via priority or first class mail. If you need a faster shipment, please convo me for special options and pricing. Packages will be shipped within 2 days of ordering. I mail directly from my retail store so all packages ship Tues-Sat. In most cases your packages mail out the same day you order if placed on those days.

If you are international, convo me because I might be able to ship to you!
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds and Exchanges
No returns. If you have questions before purchasing, please convo me.
Remember that our soaps are handcrafted and 2 soaps will not look exactly the same. Please allow for slight variances.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom soap orders are always welcome! I can make cold process soap in just about any fragrance or color.

Wholesalers inquiries welcome. Please convo with me for more details.