WanderingWhimsySoaps

Whimsical soaps, bath 'n body goodies, soy wax, & gifts

Virginia Beach, Virginia On Etsy since 2015

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WanderingWhimsySoaps

Whimsical soaps, bath 'n body goodies, soy wax, & gifts

Virginia Beach, Virginia | 805 Sales

WanderingWhimsySoaps is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner We are updating stock, and will be back in early January! Thanks!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jan 3, 2020

We are updating stock, and will be back in early January! Thanks!

Claire

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Claire

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About WanderingWhimsySoaps

Sales 805
On Etsy since 2015

Whimsy & Geeky Fun Without the Chemicals

Hi there! Welcome to our shop!

I started making organic, sustainable, cruelty free, and harsh-chemical-free bath and body products after being diagnosed with severe neurologic Lyme disease in 2014, after 12 years of debilitating mystery chronic illness that kept me in bed and in a wheelchair, running IV fluids at home daily for 7 of those years. Removing those harsh chemicals from my life (and my kids/family) became a prioroty, both in food and what we put on the biggest organ our body has - our skin!

I had many emergency health situations that caused us to close, so we've actually stayed open less than 12 months in all these years on Etsy, never for more than 3-4 months at a time.


THE GREAT NEWS:
Thankfully, 2018 was a year of great healing! After a long break, we reopened in 2019 with a new name and brand, and are moving forward in better health and the joy of creating small batch, handcrafted items made from whole, sustainable ingredients. My husband Chris is my partner - he helps design, pack, do IT stuff, come up with funny ideas for products, and hangs out with me at shows. My kids and some of my most honest testers. We have so much fun creating products and chatting with other fans about the characters we love and are inspired by so much!

My background as a former research scientist and biologist has made this even more exciting - I love the science of soap and formulating recipes of all sorts! I research ingredients thoroughly before chosing what to include, because by making them, I'm exposed to them too! I want both you and I to have the best there is. Is it the cheapest option? Nope. And that's ok, I know it's worth it, and I think you will too.

We are a geeky family with a big imagination, and hope you enjoy our creations as much as we do! Thanks for coming along with us on this journey!

-Claire & Chris (and kids, and fur/scale babies)

Shop members

  • Claire

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Geeky sparkly lover of imaginative and colorful concepts, maker and partner owner of OrganiGeek!

  • Chris

    Owner, Shipper, Assistant

    All things web, shipping, packing, and dude product designer, and partner owner of OrganiGeek!

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More information

Last updated on Oct 31, 2019
Frequently asked questions
What is the turn around time for orders? When will I get my order?

Most items listed are Ready To Ship (RTS)! They leave our studio within 2-4 business days of placing an order. If there is any delay, we will notify you via the email you provide.

Made To Order custom items currently have a turn around time (TAT) of 2-4 weeks. It is usually less, except during busy holidays.

Once the USPS or UPS has your order, we have no control over delivery time. We provide tracking so you can follow your package as it travels to you.

Please read product listings fully for details.

Contact us with special requests and shipping needs!

Can I combine orders? I found something else I want to add!

Yes! If you place another order within 24-48 hours, you can combine orders. Please send us an email to let us know. After that, they will be combined on a case by case basis, and if you first order has already shipped, we can not combine it. Thanks for understanding!

Is my wax or candle ready, or does it need to cure?

Most of our wax is cured when we list it. Soy wax requires a 2 week time (usually) to cure, and allow the fragrance to fully combine with the natural soy wax. It will get stronger with time.

If your item was poured recently and a longer cure time is recommended, a cure date will be provided.

How do I best care for my artisan soap?

All soap should be kept in a draining dish of some kind (not one of those spongy ones, though!) and allowed to dry in between use. Move it out of the direct past of shower water! Doing this will ensure it lasts a very long time, and retains it's fragrance. We've had cold and hot process soap bars last for months with proper care!

Glycerin soap should be kept as dry as possible as well, but do not last as long as cold or hot process soaps.

I really love your stuff and want to be a brand ambassador, do you have a program?

Yes! Please contact us for details of our program. We offer discounts for both you and your followers with purchase.