aromaholic

aromaholic: intoxicating bodycare

Michigan, United States · 2650 Sales

aromaholic

aromaholic: intoxicating bodycare

Michigan, United States 2650 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(733)
Shop owner

Liz D

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Announcement   Aromaholic features lip balms and soaps scented and flavored like classic cocktails, liquors and craft beers; our intoxicating products have been delighting the senses of many since 2010. I also make various pop-culture soaps and lip balms inspired by my favorite shows, books, and movies.

I believe that 'fun' and 'natural' don't have to be mutually exclusive, and that is reflected in Aromaholic's diverse assortment of products. With nine years experience crafting handmade soaps, lip balms, and truly original scent and flavor blends, Aromaholic products are inspired, both literally and figuratively. I also am serious about customer service, and want to make sure you love your products as much as I love making them! Here are some highlights about our delightful concoctions:

*COCKTAIL-THEMED PRODUCTS. It's keeping with our fun spirit, true, but this gives you a general idea of what the soap or lip balm will smell/taste like, without us having to try to describe the aromas of ylang-ylang or litsea cubeba. 'Inspired by' means that each blend is complex and not a totally literal interpretation, so that the soap is aromatically pleasing as well as reminiscent of a mojito or a Bloody Mary. We like to get creative with our soaps and lip balms, so though they may not be *exact* replicas of craft beers and whiskey or gin drinks, we hope you'll agree that they smell and taste wonderful!

*TRULY UNIQUE and INSPIRED SCENTS and FLAVORS. We scent our soaps primarily with natural essential oils for rich, complex aromas that make our bars stand out from the pack. They come from plants, booze comes from plants...thus, liquor-scented soap was born. Oh, the circle of life. For the occasional "pink drink" that requires a fruity scent not found in the essential oil realm, we use natural organic flavor oils, which are also what we use to flavor our delicious lip balms. Our lip balms all have actual flavor to them, and just the right amount to represent their namesake drinks--we flavor lightly (too much essential or flavor oils in a lip balm can have the reverse effect of drying out lips).

*QUALITY and GREEN INGREDIENTS. Though our products are novel, they aren't cheap novelties--we pride ourselves on using ingredients of excellent quality. The number one ingredient in our handmade lip balm base is cocoa butter, along with other nourishing oils like avocado and coconut, and a decent chunk of protective beeswax to keep the balms hard even in warm conditions.
We make two different kinds of soap: our classic collection, using an all-natural glycerin base, and our premium cold-process line, which is made from scratch with the same kinds of nourishing veggie oils as our lip balms. None actually contain alcohol (it is boiled out of the beer and wine soaps).

Some of our unique scents come from the use of unrefined oils like African palm kernel oil (purchased from the fair-trade supplier Agbanga Karite). Our palm oil is from Daabon, a sustainable cooperative in Colombia; our beeswax is sourced from a local beekeeper, and everything is made with organic coconut oil.

*SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE. We formulate our soaps to be awesome cleansers with a rich fluffy lather and mouthwatering scents that last. The natural beeswax and cocoa butter in the lip balms are fantastic protectants and emollients, and though we can't guarantee they'll hold up to all hot conditions, we also formulate these to be harder than the average balm.

So whether you need a gift for an eco-conscious bachelorette, a whiskey connoisseur, someone that likes fun quality handmade goods, or an aromaholic needing a fix, we’ve got you covered.

a fun haiku:
a pub in your tub
happy hour in the shower
a drink in your sink

Though Aromaholic focuses on the delicious scents, essential oils have lots of other uses, like being antibacterial or antidepressant or balancing the skin. It's wise to exercise extra caution when using some essential oils in certain situations, such as pregnancy or epilepsy. Though the concentration and types of oils we use are considered safe, and the amount absorbed into the skin with an application such as soap is small, please don't hesitate to contact us if you are curious about specific ingredients.

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Last updated on Jan 27, 2016

Aromaholic features lip balms and soaps scented and flavored like classic cocktails, liquors and craft beers; our intoxicating products have been delighting the senses of many since 2010. I also make various pop-culture soaps and lip balms inspired by my favorite shows, books, and movies.

I believe that 'fun' and 'natural' don't have to be mutually exclusive, and that is reflected in Aromaholic's diverse assortment of products. With nine years experience crafting handmade soaps, lip balms, and truly original scent and flavor blends, Aromaholic products are inspired, both literally and figuratively. I also am serious about customer service, and want to make sure you love your products as much as I love making them! Here are some highlights about our delightful concoctions:

*COCKTAIL-THEMED PRODUCTS. It's keeping with our fun spirit, true, but this gives you a general idea of what the soap or lip balm will smell/taste like, without us having to try to describe the aromas of ylang-ylang or litsea cubeba. 'Inspired by' means that each blend is complex and not a totally literal interpretation, so that the soap is aromatically pleasing as well as reminiscent of a mojito or a Bloody Mary. We like to get creative with our soaps and lip balms, so though they may not be *exact* replicas of craft beers and whiskey or gin drinks, we hope you'll agree that they smell and taste wonderful!

*TRULY UNIQUE and INSPIRED SCENTS and FLAVORS. We scent our soaps primarily with natural essential oils for rich, complex aromas that make our bars stand out from the pack. They come from plants, booze comes from plants...thus, liquor-scented soap was born. Oh, the circle of life. For the occasional "pink drink" that requires a fruity scent not found in the essential oil realm, we use natural organic flavor oils, which are also what we use to flavor our delicious lip balms. Our lip balms all have actual flavor to them, and just the right amount to represent their namesake drinks--we flavor lightly (too much essential or flavor oils in a lip balm can have the reverse effect of drying out lips).

*QUALITY and GREEN INGREDIENTS. Though our products are novel, they aren't cheap novelties--we pride ourselves on using ingredients of excellent quality. The number one ingredient in our handmade lip balm base is cocoa butter, along with other nourishing oils like avocado and coconut, and a decent chunk of protective beeswax to keep the balms hard even in warm conditions.
We make two different kinds of soap: our classic collection, using an all-natural glycerin base, and our premium cold-process line, which is made from scratch with the same kinds of nourishing veggie oils as our lip balms. None actually contain alcohol (it is boiled out of the beer and wine soaps).

Some of our unique scents come from the use of unrefined oils like African palm kernel oil (purchased from the fair-trade supplier Agbanga Karite). Our palm oil is from Daabon, a sustainable cooperative in Colombia; our beeswax is sourced from a local beekeeper, and everything is made with organic coconut oil.

*SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE. We formulate our soaps to be awesome cleansers with a rich fluffy lather and mouthwatering scents that last. The natural beeswax and cocoa butter in the lip balms are fantastic protectants and emollients, and though we can't guarantee they'll hold up to all hot conditions, we also formulate these to be harder than the average balm.

So whether you need a gift for an eco-conscious bachelorette, a whiskey connoisseur, someone that likes fun quality handmade goods, or an aromaholic needing a fix, we’ve got you covered.

a fun haiku:
a pub in your tub
happy hour in the shower
a drink in your sink

Though Aromaholic focuses on the delicious scents, essential oils have lots of other uses, like being antibacterial or antidepressant or balancing the skin. It's wise to exercise extra caution when using some essential oils in certain situations, such as pregnancy or epilepsy. Though the concentration and types of oils we use are considered safe, and the amount absorbed into the skin with an application such as soap is small, please don't hesitate to contact us if you are curious about specific ingredients.

Liz D

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Liz D

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(733)
sueksen

sueksen on Aug 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This was a gift and well received. She was thrilled with such a unique gift.

Rebecca Guttridge

Rebecca Guttridge on Aug 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This the third or fourth time I've ordered the lip balms and I always have a great experience. I use them for gifts or to put on the top of a gift and they are always really well received! :)

milvie

milvie on Aug 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect scent to use as a party favor for my sisters Gin themed party!

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About

Aromaholic: Intoxicating bodycare, and so much more!

It all started innocently enough back in 2005, when I first started experimenting with essential oils in making homemade cleaning products, which eventually turned into making everything else I could fathom doing myself, ranging from cold-process soap and lip balm to deodorant and car air fresheners.

After a few years of making and selling more traditional-sounding soap, and hawking my wares at, most memorably, several Renaissance festivals, the "twist" I was seeking struck me while enjoying gin and tonics with friends one night in 2009. I put away my corset and bad English accent and got cracking, starting with the Gin & Tonic and crafting a variety of other cocktail-inspired soaps that winter.

I started the Aromaholic Etsy shop in the fall of 2010 after spending that spring and summer perfecting blends like Bloody Mary, Lemon Drop, and the now-classic Whiskey Shower and Hangover Helper.

The shop continued to expand in 2011, offering new scented bars like Cosmo and Dirty Girl Scout; that summer, a line of cocktail-flavored lip balms were added to the Etsy shop, bringing the joys of Sangria and Mojito lip balm to online shoppers. I also started offering our popular product bundles, like the Bender Pack, that year.

I generally stuck with the classics in 2012 and most of 2013, and did a little experimenting with new scents and flavors here and there. In 2013, I began offering some products inspired by things I like other than cocktails, such as The Golden Girls and Dexter--the Dexter-themed "Dark Passenger" soap ended up getting thousands of views!

The holiday season of 2013 saw record sales for the shop, and 2014 was even better. And though some cocktails come and go, and flavors may change, our commitment to using the finest natural ingredients, and having a good time doing it, has remained the same. Yes, though we are inspired by booze, Aromaholic products are actually made up of totally wholesome stuff like cocoa butter, unrefined avocado oil, and lavender essential oil. Thank you for your purchases - I look forward to continuing to make fun, natural products for you to use and enjoy!

A lengthier version of this tale: http://www.aromaholic.net/about-us.html

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  • Liz D

    Owner, Creator, Customer Service

    Hi, I'm Liz and I'm an aromaholic. I've been hooked on awesome scents ever since 2005, when I started making my own household and bodycare products. I also am fond of cocktails. Lo and behold, Aromaholic with a capital A was born in 2009. Cheers!

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Last updated on January 27, 2016
Hello and thank you for your interest in Aromaholic! In addition to offering the best in cocktail-inspired body products, we also take customer service seriously! We hope you are pleased with your Aromaholic experience from beginning to end. If you're less than 100% satisfied, please contact us before leaving feedback, and we'll do whatever we can to make it right! There's lots of information on our products on individual item listings and our shop info page, but feel free to contact me if you have any other questions or concerns (even though I keep saying "we", I am actually a business of one!)

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We now use Etsy's calculated shipping charges, which determine your charge based on the exact item weight. The shipping rates experienced a big increase in 2016 for 1-3 oz. packages, especially for international orders - as the shipping charge is the same for up to 8 oz., buying more items will make the shipping much more cost-effective! We usually ship within 1-2 business days of receiving payment. The standard shipping option is USPS First Class, which takes an estimated 2-5 business days, and we offer upgrades to Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express, which include insurance and take from 2-3 business days. The standard for international orders are shipped USPS International First Class, which can range from 1-3 weeks total time in transit. International buyers can also upgrade to Priority Mail International.

Please keep in mind that these are estimates, and though we do mail your order as soon as possible after receiving it, once we get it in the mail, it is in the hands of the post office!