Handcrafted Artisan Soaps, Natural Bath & Body Products

Grand Junction, Colorado

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Last updated on May 31, 2022

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About BellaFresca

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On Etsy since 2009

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Welcome to Bella Fresca, which means beautifully fresh in Italian!

Here you will find beautifully handcrafted products for the bath and body, including handmade soaps, body butter, lip balms and sugar scrubs. You can delight in the sublime fragrances and scents that infuse our creations. Indulge in sumptuous products that emphasize natural and superb quality ingredients from all over the world. These luxuries will truly pamper and nourish your skin and your senses.

Where did the name Bella Fresca come from? As an art student, Susan studied quite a bit of art history and found that she loved Italian art. That was the beginning of her love for all things Italian, from the exquisite sculpture, painting and architecture to modern day product design, the stunning landscapes and scenery of the country and the fabulous Italian cuisine. Viewing a Michelangelo sculpture in person is awe inspiring, and who can resist a wonderful cappuccino or cup of gelato? Her beloved late husband was Italian too.

Everything is handmade in small batches to ensure the absolute best quality, freshness and attention to detail. A range of the finest sustainably-sourced natural additives, botanicals, exotic oils and butters, aromatic essential oils, organic ingredients, and phthalate-free fragrances are used.

Shop members

  • Susan

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Susan has a deep background in art and design, over 30 years working as an award-winning graphic designer. She discovered soapmaking in 2006 and savors the whole process from mixing colors, natural additives & oils, to designing gorgeous packaging.

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Last updated on May 11, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Wholesale availability

Bella Fresca offers retailers a range of products at wholesale pricing.

For more information, please contact us via email and tell us about your company, type of store or business, products or services sold, address, what Bella Fresca products you are interested in. Please be sure to include your Tax Id or Seller’s Permit number. Once we receive your inquiry, we will send you our wholesale information.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All orders are wrapped in tissue paper. If this is a gift, we can add raffia and a custom designed gift tag at no additional cost, and send directly to the recipient. Please include the name, address and personal message for the gift tag when placing your order.

Sales Tax

Etsy collects sales tax on orders shipped to state that charge sales tax. It will be added to your total.

Ingredients Used

We only use the finest, responsibly-sourced and fair trade natural ingredients including a variety of skin pampering vegetable oils and butters, 100% pure essential oils and phthalate-free fragrance oils.

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Handcrafted Process

All of our products are handcrafted in small batches with attention to detail, so everything is beautifully fresh, just like the shop name. I strive for consistency in color and appearance, however, colors may vary from the pictures and have slight variations which are part of the nature and appeal of handcrafted items.

What is the difference between handcrafted and commercially manufactured soaps?

Our handmade soap is far superior to commercially manufactured soap. We use top quality, responsibly-sourced and fair trade natural ingredients. We do not use animal fats or petroleum products such as mineral oil. Most commercially produced soaps are processed in a way that strips them of their glycerin moisturizing properties: the glycerin, which is naturally produced in the saponification process. This leaves a bar that is much more drying to the skin. Our soap retains all of the naturally produced glycerin.

Additional Shipping Information

(1) All orders are shipped via USPS First Class or Priority Mail with tracking information, within three days of payment clearing.
(2) Please double check your shipping address when placing your order. We are not responsible for shipping to the wrong address provided by you.
(3) If you need the order sooner, please contact us and we will give you a quote for expedited shipping.
(4) You will be notified if there are any delays in shipping your order.
(5) Packages are not insured. If you would like insurance, please let us know in the Note to Seller when placing your order so we can adjust your invoice.

Taking Care of Your Handmade Products

We recommend that products be used within a year of purchase.

In addition, you can prolong the life of your products by taking good care of them and following these recommendations:
(1) Store all products in a cool, dry place until you are ready to use them.
(2) Keep containers tightly closed and out of direct sunlight.
(3) Keep water out of your products as much as possible, when using in the shower or bath.
(4) Use a well-draining soap dish so the soap does not sit in a puddle of water and can dry out between uses.

Do you Have Sensitive Skin?

If you have sensitive skin and/or you have allergies, please read the ingredients listed for each product prior to purchasing. Patch test on a small area of your skin first, before using all over. I make no medical claims about these products and will not be held responsible for any allergic reaction, skin sensitivity, and/or irritation.


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