Soap From Certified Organic Vegan Oils - Compostable Packaging

California, United States · 291 Sales


Soap From Certified Organic Vegan Oils - Compostable Packaging

California, United States 291 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

TheBayBelle is taking a short break


Note from shop owner We're still alive, making some adjustments. Taking a break from Etsy for a while.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 16, 2016

We're still alive, making some adjustments. Taking a break from Etsy for a while.


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Handmade Cold Process Soap Palm Free Fair Trade Certified Organic Oils

What began as a solo hobby in 2008 has evolved into a luscious smelling studio production partnership. Our small business is evolving and growing!

Sophia - The first time I walked into a trendy Oakland boutique with a dazzling display of handmade fragrant soap I was enchanted. I bought a dozen different bars and I loved using every one of them.

I immediately went to the library to learn how to make my own. I've always loved creating, especially if what I create has a practical function and I enjoy using it. As a kid I was always making books and artwork and trying to sell them to my family and friends. Everyone loved when I laminated four leaf clovers from a "mutant patch" in our lawn when I was in the 4th grade. I love sharing things that make people smile!

After several books I decided to make soap from scratch using my own choice of ingredients. I was nervous about working with lye but I couldn't get the idea of making soap off my mind. I had so many ideas and goals. I was constantly talking to friends about soap and cutting off slices of the boutique soap to share with them.

Black Rock City 2008. My Portland friend tells me he's made tons of soap and would send me links to resources he'd used. He said I would love making soap. It was his encouragement that gave me the final nudge to go for it and overcome my fear of lye.

A couple days after returning home I quit my second job, made a trip to a thrift shop and magically found nearly every piece of equipment I would need, bought some simple oils, and I. made. soap. And then I made some more. And more. I was hooked.

On the first friday of October, 2010, despite a fire consuming most of the house I had been living in, I accomplished one of my goals. I created enough fine soap to set up a table at the Oakland Art Murmur. Making soap fulfills themes of creativity, connecting to others, and enterprise that I've played out over and over my whole life. There's something deeply rewarding about watching people's eyes light up when they're holding a bar of our soap up to their nose.

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Shop policies

Last updated on August 15, 2015
The Bay Belle is a handmade soap company based in Sonoma in the California Bay Area. We believe in using natural ingredients and packaging.

We use only certified organic oils and butters in our luxury soaps. Each one of our eco friendly soap boxes is hand stamped by us, and made of recycled paper.

If you are looking to purchase wholesale, and are in the SF Bay Area, please send us your preferred contact information in a convo here:

Thank you for taking the time to read our shop's policies. Please contact us for any clarification, or if you notice any discrepancies.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
We accept; Etsy Direct Checkout, Etsy Gift Cards + PayPal

We're running a legal business in California. So at checkout keep in mind;
California Residents can expect a 7.5% sales tax.
Petaluma residents can expect an 8.25% sales tax.
- We ship via USPS Priority Mail and First Class, using eco-friendly packaging. Please let us know within 48 hours of delivery confirmation if you believe your package did not arrive safely.

- All shipping overages will be refunded at time of shipping. We can fit four bars into a small Priority Shipping box from USPS. We can fit even more soap and candles into a medium Priority Shipping box.

- Message us if you'd like your package upgraded to rush delivery.

- If you are outside of the United States convo us for a shipping quote.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are unsatisfied for any reason with your purchase please contact us immediately so we may swiftly reconcile the issue.
Additional policies and FAQs
We look forward to custom orders! Please message us with your request.

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