Handcrafted Soaps, Lotions & Potions

Ellicott City, Maryland
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Announcement    ✤Hello my Dearies!
The Bubbling Cauldron is now closed permanently. Thanks for your business over the years! ~ Heidi


Last updated on Feb 12, 2020

✤Hello my Dearies!
The Bubbling Cauldron is now closed permanently. Thanks for your business over the years! ~ Heidi


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About TheBubblingCauldron

Sales 4,368
On Etsy since 2009


Thanks for visiting my bewitching shop of handcrafted soaps, lotions and potions! My name is Heidi and I live in Ellicott City, Maryland. I can't believe this shop has been on Etsy for 10 years now since I opened it in 2009! I will be closing soon, as my creative hands are working in a new direction lately. So once my items sell out, The Bubbling Cauldron will close permanently.

So anyways, if you'd like to learn more about me, read on! My soap making adventures began when I took a soap making class in 2000. I became obsessed. I was constantly making soaps for my children and soaps for friends and family. Then I decided to try my hand at other creations like lotions, scrubs, creamed soaps.... I'm still coming up with new ideas and recipes.

In 2007 I decided to start selling my creations. I became "Heidi's Handmades" and got a business license and insurance. I have been selling on Etsy under that name ever since, and it has been awesome.

In the Fall of 2009 I started The Bubbling Cauldron line for those who are into zombies, witches and vampires. My husband suggested it because he loves zombies and such. He said "Why don't you make a zombie scrub... that removes dead skin". A light bulb went off in my head and I could see my Zombie Scrub idea right before me.... among other fun ghoulish product ideas. What an amazing concept. But it certainly wouldn't work with my Heidi's Handmades creations because they are all pink and pretty things. So I decided to create a darker bath line. I was trying to think of the name while I was stirring my bubbling concoctions. That's when I came up with The Bubbling Cauldron.

But honestly, I'm not into the whole blood and guts thing - but I do enjoy creating dark, elegant and enchanting product labels and scents. I was planning to do it just for the Halloween season but had several requests from customers to sell them all year. So I've decided to continue The Bubbling Cauldron as an extension to my business.

When I am not making bath and body products, I am busy being mom, wife, pet mom, art instructor, and I love to knit. I especially love to knit hats and I have donated hundreds of hats to the homeless, the troops, cancer patients and NICU babies. It is therapeutic for me to knit, and they very much appreciate my hand knitted creations... so it's a win win. You can see my knitting shop at

About My Products:

My listings say that I add arsenic, toad wart extract and other crazy things to my creations, but that is not true - it's just me having fun! (Hope you didn't believe me!)
All of my soaps are really made with 100% vegetable oils and butters, such as shea butter, aloe vera, coconut oil, palm oil, castor oil and safflower oil.

My creams, lotions, and scrubs are also made with shea butter, honey, sweet almond oil and other wonderful natural skin nourishing butters and oils. But they do also contain gentle skin safe preservatives... just the right amount to keep harmful bacteria from growing in the products over time.

Some of my products even have a sort of magical power to them, I will let you in on a few little secrets...
Feeling down lately? Anything lavender is what you need. It will completely lift your spirits and lower your stress levels. Also, there was a study to find what scents turn men on the most, and the combination of lavender and pumpkin pie topped the charts! So, I offer this scent combination in my shop and it's actually my top-seller!

Feeling in pain? Sore joints? Arthritis, pulled muscle? My Soothe Yer Bones massage cream will help. Some of my customers cannot live without it, while for others - it just takes the edge off. The effects vary for different people and different degrees of discomfort.

I hope you will enjoy all of my products just as much as I enjoy making them for you! If you've read this far I hope you are not bored to tears! Here's a coupon for you: ZOMBIE15

Have a delightful day!

Love, Heidi

Shop members

  • Heidi

    Owner, Creator

Shop policies

Last updated on March 4, 2019
"Miss Witch, Miss Witch, what is that in your brew?
Why oils, butters, and arsenic to name a few.

Miss Witch, Miss Witch, may I purchase your wares?
I'd be delighted to offer my potions to share.

Miss Witch, Miss Witch, how fast will you ship?
3-5 days my dear, just lickety split.

Thank you, Miss Witch, I've enjoyed your creations of black!
It's my pleasure dear, I hope you'll be back!"

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
I try to make sure that my creations are of the highest quality for you. If for some reason you find that your order is not satisfactory, please contact me. Due to the nature of my bath and body products, I cannot accept returns on those. I offer a refund when needed. The soap or lotions contain natural ingredients that may discolor over time.
I accept all Major Credit and Debit Cards, Etsy Gift Cards, and Paypal.
I ship using USPS First Class or Priority Mail. You will receive a notification email when your order has shipped.

The shipping cost includes the price for shipping, handling, and packaging supplies so that your order arrives safely to you. I will refund any difference over $3.00 to your account.

MD TAX: There is a 6% sales tax for MD residents.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: You are responsible for any customs/import duties or similar fees that are imposed by your country. USPS 1st Class Mail International Package service makes no guarantees as to shipping arrival times.
Additional policies and FAQs
No animal testing, only on zombies, which of course are already dead. May contain nut oils, so beware.

VACATION INFO: I tend to put my shop on vacation quite frequently when I am feeling overwhelmed with orders, or with life in general. Please be patient with me while I try to make myself and my products the best for you!

WHERE DID YOU GO? As a shop owner, I always fear that something may happen to me, and my precious customers will be left in the dust. If an emergency arises, this may very well be the case. I left detailed written instructions for my husband to issue cancellations and refunds.... but honestly... he is Etsy clueless. In time he will figure it out though so please have patience should this situation arise. Thank you my dear customers.