WhiteBuoySoaps

Artisan Bath and Body Products

Maine, United States · 46 Sales

WhiteBuoySoaps

Artisan Bath and Body Products

Maine, United States 46 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars
(8)

Announcement   Hello! Friends, we have been busy! With summer here all of kinds of yummy summer fragrances are making an appearance! If you have one in mind and I don't have it, message me! We can whip something up for you. Thanks for coming by the shop today make sure you you favorite the shop so you get notified when we update. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek. We now offer International Shipping!

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Last updated on Jun 23, 2018

Hello! Friends, we have been busy! With summer here all of kinds of yummy summer fragrances are making an appearance! If you have one in mind and I don't have it, message me! We can whip something up for you. Thanks for coming by the shop today make sure you you favorite the shop so you get notified when we update. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek. We now offer International Shipping!

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About

Proudly making functional works of art!

A few years back, I like many others, found myself lacking the artistic expression I desired. I am a busy mom of two. I am very creative and handy, but I can't draw a stick figure. (well maybe that isn't very accurate but I hope you get my point.) I've explored many different mediums of art in my life but nothing stuck. One winter following my birthday, I often found myself online. I came upon an article about the chemicals in bath and body products. I was alarmed. I started researching alternatives to better mine and my children's skin care. What I found intrigued me. I quickly realized how creative, useful and great for your skin, artisan soaps are. So after much research and education I tried making traditional cold process soap. I successfully mixed, molded, cut and cured the soap. I was a little worried when it came time to use it. I remember as I began to lather up with my first soap I was shocked, excited and amazed that it had not taking my skin off! (I was terrified that would happen as i knew little about using Lye at that time.) I kept at it and perfected my recipe. I then started making a few batches here and there for friends and family. I quickly realized I loved the craft! I soon had more soap then I knew what to do with so that is how we got here! I like many others got hooked immediately. Soap making gave way to experimenting with different ingredients and led me to bath bombs, whipped soap, Liquid soap, lip balms, bath soaks, and so much more!
Our Name White Buoy Soaps comes from a time in my life that has forever changed me. I spent a few years on the stern of a Maine lobster boat, the fishing vessel, Nickole Lynn. A wooden vessel, She was a beauty, she was sturdy, smooth and graceful. Her Captain was my grandfather Norman. He and I would head out at the break of day to go haul lobster traps. We would haul strings of traps often starting at a "landmark" most being a ledge deep beneath the water or a Buoy. For us the "White Buoy" was a starting point for a string of traps.
I thought long and hard about a name for my new life's adventure. Many names were thrown around but I kept coming back to this time in my life where I pushed myself to try something new, where I worked hard to fit in, and where I was proud of what I was doing. Now I am no longer a stern woman on the deck of my favorite boat or 1st mate to the best captain I know. I am now the creator, owner and Artist of White Buoy Soaps. Here we proudly make functional works of art. Our mission is to change your bathing experience from ordinary to extraordinary. Let's get started!

Shop members

  • Pennie Gamage

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Hi! I am Pennie a mom of two. I am a self taught artisan soap maker who loves to create and use handmade bath and body products.

  • Lucas

    Video Production Consultant, Right Hand Man, Product Creation

    Lucas 14, is my son and is a vital part of the video production team. He is very creative and is my right hand man when executing launches, product creation and project planning.

  • Gabriella

    Video Assistant, Soap Cutter In Training, Soap Wrapper Extraordinaire

    Gabriella is my 5 year old Daughter. She is often heard in the background of our videos. She is quick to lend a hand when soap needs cutting or a glycerin soap needs stirring. A soap wrapper extraordinaire she can wrap and label better then the boss.

  • Sherry AKA Sexy

    Assistant, Customer Relations, Product Promotion

    Sherry,AKA SEXY is my Mom. She is our #1 supporter and Fan. Always with a ear to lend or a hand to help she is the glue that keeps us whole. A strong independent woman, she is the reason I am who I am.

Production partners

  • Gearbubble LLC

    Las Vegas, NV

    Dropship fullfillment company

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Jun 23, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Returns

Due to the nature of our products we do not accept returns, exchanges or refunds. All sales are FINAL. If you have a problem with your order, please contact us so we can ensure your satisfaction.

Care instructions

-Our handcrafted items have a shelf life, we recommend use with in the 12 months following purchase. -When not in use, Keep soaps out of pooling water. Allow to dry. -Glycerin Soaps may form a Dew on the surface, this is normal and it will still work properly.-Any odd shaped soapy items can be sliced into smaller pieces for better handling. -Bubble Bars may be used in pieces, re-wrap to store. -Salt Soaks and Milk Baths are great for a foot soak or Manicure.-Foaming Buoy Butter may have some settling occur in shipping.-Bath Bombs may make surfaces slippery, Please use caution. -Bubble Play Dough is a onetime use product.

Cautions

-For external use only. Not intended for sensitive areas. Make sure to rinse properly following use.
-Bath Bombs, Bath melts, Truffles contain butters and oils use care while entering and exiting your bathing area as these surfaces will become slippery..
-Salt soaks, Milk Baths, Tub Tea's may contain salt. *Please consult your physician prior to participating in any soaking regimen*.
-Mica and bath bomb colorant may stain surfaces please do your own testing.
-White Buoy Soaps is not responsible for falls or improper use.
-PLEASE *READ ALL INGREDIENTS CAREFULLY
-ALL products are for external use only. Not for consumption.
Use at own risk

Custom and personalized orders

We would love to customize an order for you. We require 6 week lead time on all soap related orders to ensure a proper cure prior to your receiving it. All other Items will require a 3 week lead time. We can try to accommodate shorter time frames but it will be a case by case basis. IF you would like to have a custom order made please email us.

Wholesale availability

Wholesale is available please email to discuss what we can do for you.

Shipping

We ship to the address ETSY provides us with. Please make sure we have the right address. White Buoy Soaps is not responsible for lost, stolen or broken packages. Shipping charges will not be refunded if you make a mistake. If you catch the mistake prior to shipping please contact us and we can remedy the issue.
*Any shipping overages of 1.50 will be returned to you. I will issue a refund after your sale. Please keep in mind we are a small family business. We will do our very best to have your products to you in a timely fashion. If you need something quicker please email us and we will do our best to get it to you sooner.

Packaging

We recycle our packaging materials. We often reuse packing peanuts and bubble wrap. To save on ink and paper a packing slip will not be included with your purchase.
If you would like one you can print it from Your Purchases & Reviews page. :)