A Drop of Oil - Premium Handmade Soaps

Sanford, North Carolina

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Last updated on Mar 24, 2016

Your Skin Works Hard... Pamper It 💗


Tyreese Joseph

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Tyreese Joseph


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About ADOSoaps

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On Etsy since 2016

Affordable luxury your skin will thank you for: Experience the handmade soap difference - Unique, high-quality, natural, and practical.

Hello, and welcome to my etsy shop. My name is Ty Joseph, I'm an industrious soapmaker who wears many hats including stay at home wife & mom, educator, student, small business owner, and voracious viewer of British tv and old detective series.

My passion for soaping is a complementary extension of my interest in natural wellness and attempts to introduce better options to the health and beauty routines in my home.

Initially, I only made soap for my household, but as I shared my successes, more and more friends, family, and sometimes strangers began asking for my soap and ADOSoaps was born.

Soapmaking allows me to express over a decade of combined knowledge and experience gained in plant based wellness, photography, marketing, and a desire to help give people a better choice. I can create a product that is simultaneously uniquely me, luxurious, affordable, and practical.

I use only high quality ingredients, essential oils, phthalate free fragrances, and natural oils renowned for skin benefits and my ingredient label contains easy to recognize and pronounce products.

Making soap is cathartic and I enjoy it immensely and I know you will love my products as much as I do. I'm highly responsive and welcome your questions about my process, sourcing and all comments.

Thank you for reading and shopping.

P.S. If you are local to Sanford, NC or the surrounding area, you can now check out my items at Redoux Home Vintage located at 200 S. Steele Street <3

Check out a video of my soapmaking process here:

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  • Tyreese Joseph

    Owner, Creator, Photographer

    I'm a natural wellness advocate and began soap making in 2016 to complement my passion & education with natural healthy & beauty options through handmade artisan soaps & bath products. I live in Sanford, NC with my husband, mother, son & three cats.

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Last updated on Jan 8, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

If you are looking for a special design, aroma, color or a product with or without a particular ingredient, I would like to accommodate you. Please realize that special orders require 4 weeks advance notice and a 50% non-refundable deposit, unless canceled within 24hrs as noted by timestamp on email or voicemail.

Care instructions

You can maxmize your enjoyment and the life of your bar by allowing it to dry thoroughly when not in use, a soap dish with a good drain will do the job. Non-bar soap products will contain a use by or best buy date stamp or sticker.

Sizing details

Because my products are handmade there are bound to be minor variations in size. My soaps are labeled according to lowest weight in that batch. So, you may receive soaps a bit heavier than labeled, but not less on delivery. However, even though my soaps are properly cured, moisture continues to evaporate even after products have shipped. For example: a soap that you have stored for 6 months, will weigh slightly less than labeled.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Gift wrap and packaging is available upon request, please contact me before purchase so that I may create a custom link that includes the applicable gift wrap service fees.

I also can issue customized gift certificates.

Wholesale availability

Wholesale orders are welcome, generously discounted from 30-50% to accommodate business of all sizes. Minimum order is $250 not including taxes and shipping. First time wholesale orders require a 50% non refundable deposit, which is waived with subsequent orders.

Custom wholesale orders also qualify for discounts but always require a 50% non-refundable deposit unless canceled within 24 hours.

Restock minimum is $100

In all cases, balance is due upon receipt of product.

Please message to receive a copy of my current wholesale pricing.

Materials used.

Is there lye in your soap?
No. The saponification process converts all fats, oils, and lye into soap and glycerine.

Do you use animal products?
Mostly, but not always. I only use very high quality leaf lard and tallow from non grain fed organic livestock. My ingredients are always listed and custom requests are accepted.

Damaged item?

My soap arrived damaged?
First, sometimes minor irregularities happen in handmade products. But if your soap arrived damaged, please take a quick pic and email to me ( I'll work with you to resolve the issue.

Does your soap cure xyz?

I can't answer that. The FDA frowns on stuff like that. But I list ALL ingredients and it has served me well to research & I encourage you to do the same.

What is that white residue on my soap?

Occasionally, handmade soap will develop what is called soda ash a white residue usually limited to the surface area of the soap, though occasionally it runs deeper. It is harmless and the first time you use your soap it will disappear. Just a quirk of non mass produced soap.

I can't smell anything!

Well, several factors are involved including the age of the soap, source is scent (fragrance or essential oil), & storage. 1st, age. As a soap cures (dries), the scent on top tends to fade, the soap develops something like a shell or barrier. But when you wash away that outer most layer you will find your scent intact. 2nd, fragrance or essential oils. Essential oils are volatile oils and quickly disperse in the air, they don't fix into cold process soap easily, creating balanced blends with developed base notes to anchor aroma can help, as does including clay. Fragrance oils are selected for their stable performance in soap. 3rd. Proper storage will always help protect your scent keep all soaps out direct sunlight and extreme temps.