Handmade soaps and candles for yourself and for gifts.

St Louis, Missouri | 8091 Sales


Handmade soaps and candles for yourself and for gifts.

St Louis, Missouri 8091 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars (4560)

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My Story In A Soap Dish

I was born in Encino, California, but have spent most of my life in St. Louis, Missouri. I am one of eight children, so I guess you could say that I grew up learning how to share and get along with others.
I am married to my High School sweetheart and we have two grown children that I am so very proud of.
My love for making bath and body products developed in 2004. I started making glycerin soap, but soon yearned to make soap "the old fashion way". I gathered lots of books, watched lots of YouTube videos and started on my adventure in soap making. Soap making came easily to me and I learned quickly how to make a wonderful bar of soap! I love coming up with new recipes and I love the creative side of soap making. I often tell my friends that cutting into a log of soap is like opening up a present on Christmas morning. It's always a pleasant surprise!
Although the process is very tedious, I enjoy making liquid soap (body wash) also. There is something magical about turning a pot full of soap paste into liquid gold!
When I am not making soap in my soap kitchen, I am often in my garden. I start all my plants by seed, so my gardening season starts about February and continues until the first frost in October.
I have two Cairn Terriers (the puppy in The Wizard of Oz) and they are a handful! They are rambunctious, but very patient when I go downstairs to work. They know the sound of my laptop closing means that Mom is coming upstairs to play/feed/walk them.
A Breath Of French Air has been featured in a local magazine and blog!



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  • Elizabeth Lemp

    Owner, A Breath Of French Air

    Elizabeth began her career as a soap maker in 2007. After making soap in her kitchen for a year, she built a soap kitchen in her basement. Elizabeth makes soap and has expanded to include other bath and body products, such as candles and lotions.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 20, 2018
Welcome to ABreathOfFrenchAir!

My products are made using fresh and local ingredients. I am proud of my products and will always disclose each and every ingredient used. Your health is my concern and I want you to know exactly what you are using.

I love filling custom orders, so please feel free to ask about a product, or scent, you do not see in my shop. I am always happy to put together a gift basket and send it to the recipient. Let me know if this is a gift and I will be happy to include a note to the recipient. Some items have an upgrade for gift wrapping.

My products come from a smoke free home. I have a puppy, but she is not allowed downstairs, where my soap kitchen is located. All products are made, packaged, and stored in my soap kitchen.

Since all my soaps, and candles, are handmade, the colors may vary from the pictures posted on this site. Each batch may vary slightly in color and shape.

I love when buyers return to purchase from my shop. All repeat customers will receive a free sample in their package.

** Due to the extreme heat the Midwest has during the Summer, many of my Fun Soaps, and Solid Lotion Bars are not available due to melting. Rest assured, they will be back by the end of Sept.

Want to fill your cart but your shipping price is really adding up? I can fit many items in a flat rate bubble envelope, or a flat rate box. Excess shipping will always be refunded at the time your shipping label is printed.

I love putting together custom orders. If you would like for me to put one together, contact me and I will make a custom listing just for you!

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Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Because of the nature of our products, I do not accept returns. If for some reason you are unhappy with your purchase, please contact me immediately and I will make it right. Also, please be aware of your allergies. All ingredients are listed in the item description.
Bath and body products can be heavy and when adding several items in your cart, the postage can really add up. I can fit many different items in a flat rate envelope for just $6.50. Excess postage will be refunded after handling and packaging costs are subtracted.

At this time I currently accept PayPal and credit cards.
*** USA packages will be sent with a delivery confirmation.

**I currently mail packages 4 to 5 business days after payment has been sent (USA). . If your order was a custom order, please allow up to one week. I fill custom orders frequently, and they take a bit more time to fill. Thanks.

**I ship using the USPS. Packages weighing 13 ounces or less will ship First Class Mail. Anything over 13 ounces ships Priority. Priority rates begin at $6.50 and go up from there. I will utilize the flat rate boxes and bubble envelops as they will save you money. I do my best to accurately estimate shipping charges. Please let me know if you need express shipping.

**Bath and body products can be heavy and when adding several items in your cart, the postage can really add up. I will reimburse shipping overcharges when your product is shipped out. Shipping charges include postal rate and packaging supplies.

**I do not charge customs when sending your packages. Any customs fees, taxes, tariffs, duties, etc that may be incurred at the time of delivery would be at the discretion of your country's tax regulations. I have no way of calculating how much these fees would be, should they occur, and ABreathOfFrenchAir is not responsible for those charges. For any additional information refer to your local customs agency. Returns will not be accepted due to customs fees.

I strive to make all my buyers pleased with their purhcase. Please send a convo if you have any problems or questions.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am open for custom and wholesale orders, please contact me.