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Pam on Feb 23, 20165 out of 5 stars
What a great lip balm. Moisturizes, softens, smooths, and leaves a nice subtle sheen on my dry lips. Love it!
tamajinn on Jan 29, 20165 out of 5 stars
My husband was so happy with this soap as a Christmas gift! Lovely scent and packaging!
aishaonsando on Jan 2, 20165 out of 5 stars
Smells fresh and very hydrating.
Marissa on Oct 17, 20154 out of 5 stars
Despite being a little expensive, the soaps last a long time in the shower.
Lorna on Oct 17, 20155 out of 5 stars
I'm so happy with the soaps from this shop! They are top notch and have a great smell that stays on you throughout the day! It's just wonderful! ?
Tricia on Sep 30, 20155 out of 5 stars
I ordered a custom order with the quick help of the shop and received it within a couple of days. The hand-made California soaps and candles were packaged so cute and are going to be a perfect gift for friends in Japan. The package smelled soooo lovely. Thanks!
sfargason on Jun 27, 20155 out of 5 stars
Arrived quickly and was packaged beautifully. They even helped me choose a great scent combination! Very happy with my purchase.
5 out of 5 stars
Very Nice soaps! Bought one as a gift and not to be dramatic… it is a Sophie's choice situation on which one to let go of.
5 out of 5 stars
Awesome! The best soaps I have ever used!
5 out of 5 stars
Love this sent! It takes me back to Hawaii!
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.
Sophia + Nick
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: https://www.etsy.com/conversations/new?with_id=14293920&ref=owner_contact_leftnav
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
Returns and exchanges
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.
- 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.
Additional policies and FAQs
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