belhamandco

skincare inspired by the earth & the Georgia coast

Golden Isles, Georgia On Etsy since 2013

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belhamandco

skincare inspired by the earth & the Georgia coast

Golden Isles, Georgia | 1,273 Sales

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Last updated on May 3, 2020

We are currently closed to catch up on orders! We will reopen shortly.

Michael and Lacy Putnam

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Michael and Lacy Putnam

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About belhamandco

Sales 1,273
On Etsy since 2013

Made with Mother Earth in Mind

We specialize in soap, bath & body, inspired by Nature and Mother Earth, with a focus on sustainable materials, small batches, earth-conscious packaging, eco-friendly formulations, cruelty-free practices, and locally sourced ingredients. All of our products are handcrafted with respect to the Earth and all that lives upon it.

Belham Herbals started out as just a hobby, a corner of a college apartment dedicated to earth-inspired creativity. We handcrafted items like soap and balms from our own porch-grown herbs, infused in our warm windowsills, as a way to connect our daily lives with the energies of nature. Gifts to friends and family gradually evolved into farmer's market wares and online listings. Soon, we had a way to help supplement our income and put ourselves through college while sharing our handcrafted creations with others. For a time, Belham Herbals was our "extra" job. We studied culture, religion, law, and language, and drew further creative inspiration and business knowledge from all of these.

Within just a few short years, we relocated to another town, and found ourselves expecting our first child. Soon after this discovery, Lacy found herself jobless. Belham Herbals suddenly became our opportunity to support our family, enabling Lacy to work exclusively out of our home, while providing a connection with creativity and a respect for the Earth that we hope to pass along to our new child. Through hard work and determination, we've focused on growing our little business in many ways, providing our followers with ethically sourced, carefully formulated products that are both uniquely inspired and presented. We take pride in each and every well-tested recipe, every thoughtfully-blended scent, every meticulously-designed label. The ultimate goals of Belham Herbals are to help us protect and restore Mother Earth, while eventually providing enough income to help us, and others, live a more nature-centered life. Our dream is to purchase a small piece of land and a home for our family, so that we might raise and grow our own food and plants, while raising our little Brigid to live more sustainably on Mother Earth.

Shop members

  • Lacy

    Owner

    Lacy works the finances and the social media, and loves to soap and dream up new products to make and new ways to package them.

  • Michael

    Owner

    Michael helps with the soap prep and packaging behind the scenes. He really shines in sales, and works most of our markets and events.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 4, 2020

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you feel as though you have received the wrong product, or if something was terribly wrong with your order, please contact us to inform us of the problem so we can issue you a full refund.
Payment
We are happy to accept PayPal and all major credit cards.
Shipping
In the day and age of Amazon Prime, we know customers are looking to get their items as quickly and inexpensively as possible! We do want to let you know, however, that we are a small, family company of just two - the two of us hand-make every single item you get, from start to finish. So sometimes, it will take a little longer than 2 days to get your items. Sometimes, your lotion or shampoo bars, etc, will be made right after you order them, for maximum shelf life!

We aim for a 3-5 day processing time on our orders, and most items ship either First Class (about 3 days) or Priority Mail (2-3 days). Our items ship from Brunswick, GA.

We know some of our items can be heavy, like our eco-friendly glass jars, but we don't want you to have to pick between expensive shipping and being kind to the environment. So, we offer free shipping on all orders over $35, no coupon code required! So go ahead and load up that cart.

All orders come with an order receipt & a free sample. Samples change based on what we have in stock. Let us know if you need a gift receipt!

All of our packaging materials, including boxes, packing peanuts, and bubble wrap, are all eco-friendly. This means a few different things - our boxes are manufactured from recycled materials and can easily be reused for multiple shipments. Our packing peanuts are starch-based and biodegrade easily (just stick one in a cup of water, you'll see! No styrofoam here!). Our bubble wrap is made from biodegradable plastic. We even print our receipts on recycled paper, and our business cards are printed on recycled cardstock!
Additional policies and FAQs
Expect natural variation from batch to batch in all of our products, as everything is made in small batches and we are constantly re-working our formulas and packaging for maximum efficiency, quality, and sustainability. We strive to keep photos and descriptions constantly updated to reflect these changes. PLEASE NOTE that there may also be slight cosmetic differences in the soap from batch to batch, but ingredients and weight of the soap will never change unless indicated in the listing.

PRIVACY POLICY

We do not collect and store your information for any sort of use beyond order fulfillment. Your information will not be shared with any third-party websites. We do not collect e-mail addresses.

More information

Last updated on Feb 22, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Wholesale availability

We offer most of our products at wholesale prices for interested brick-and-mortar stores. Please contact us for more information!

Ingredients & Packaging

As always, we promote the use of the most sustainable ingredients, plant-based oils, only cruelty-free sources (especially of animal-based products), and local sources whenever possible. All of our soap bars and bath cakes are around four-and-a-half ounces by weight, made in small batches, and may vary slightly in color, weight, shape, and scent from bar to bar. They all contain Georgia Olive Oil from Georgia Olive Farms, Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) sourced Palm Oil, Coconut Oil, & Unrefined Shea Butter from Ghana. The finished soap bars and bath cakes are wrapped in eco-friendly, recycled, and/or biodegradable packaging.

All of our products are completely free of:
Parabens • Sulfates • Detergents • Phthalates

Care instructions

Please store your soap bars away from direct water contact. We highly recommend that you purchase a soap dish with each of our soap bars; these handcrafted wooden dishes help extend the life of your soap bar by promoting drainage and keeping the water off.

We recommend you store your lotions and other skin care products away from direct heat and light.

All of our products have a shelf life of six months to a year, but we think you'll love it so much you'll use it up long before then.

Are your products vegan/cruelty-free?

We do have some products that are vegan, though we are not a vegan company. Our Goat's Milk line is not vegan, and is formulated with Goat's Milk. Our Sea Island Cotton is formulated using Cruelty-Free Silk & Cotton Honey. Our Midsummer Sun (Summer Seasonal) is formulated with honey. The remainder of our items are vegan.

The only animal-based ingredients we use are local Honey (from HL Franklin's Healthy Honey), Cruelty-Free Tussah Silk, & Meyenberg Goat Milk (Why Meyenburg? It is Kosher, and their goats have not been treated with rBGH's. We are currently trying to source local Goat Milk in bulk, please contact us if you are interested in partnering with us). All of these products are sustainably harvested and cruelty-free.

Are your products all-natural?

We use 99% naturally-derived ingredients or better. We do use fragrance oils to replicate scents that are hard or harmful to naturally source (apple essential oil doesn't exist, for example, and clove essential oil can be very irritating to certain areas of the body) and we use gentle preservatives at a very low rate in our body creams for your safety. However, we always, always, always tell you exactly what is in your product, and strive to be completely transparent about our formulations.