BoulderCreekSoapwork

Boulder Creek Soapworks

Boulder, Colorado 1050 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars (79)

BoulderCreekSoapwork

Boulder Creek Soapworks

Boulder, Colorado | 1050 Sales

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Judy Carlson

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Judy Carlson

Announcement    Welcome to Boulder Creek Soapworks! You work so hard, and you do so much for others in your life and in your work! You deserve to treat yourself to handcrafted soaps that are gentle to the skin, nourishing to the soul, which smell and feel terrific, and come labeled with my cute logo that you can't help but smile at! Grab your softest and thickest towel and your favorite bar of Boulder Creek Soapworks soap and bring them down to the creek- the Raccoon and Blue Jay are waiting for you! Also, treat yourself to extra goodies like bath bombs, lotion bars, and lip balms!

****Would you like to sign up for my newsletter? Please email me, Judy, at BOULDERCREEKSOAPWORKS [!at] GMAIL.COM to be added****

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Announcement

Last updated on Oct 3, 2017

Welcome to Boulder Creek Soapworks! You work so hard, and you do so much for others in your life and in your work! You deserve to treat yourself to handcrafted soaps that are gentle to the skin, nourishing to the soul, which smell and feel terrific, and come labeled with my cute logo that you can't help but smile at! Grab your softest and thickest towel and your favorite bar of Boulder Creek Soapworks soap and bring them down to the creek- the Raccoon and Blue Jay are waiting for you! Also, treat yourself to extra goodies like bath bombs, lotion bars, and lip balms!

****Would you like to sign up for my newsletter? Please email me, Judy, at BOULDERCREEKSOAPWORKS [!at] GMAIL.COM to be added****

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COLORADO BUYERS - SALES TAX

As required by law, sales tax will be added to all purchases shipped to Colorado.
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5 out of 5 stars
(79)
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About BoulderCreekSoapwork

Sales 1,050
On Etsy since 2011

Boulder Creek Soapworks, selling nurturing handmade soaps made with care that make you smile

Thank you so much for stopping by and looking at my shop! There are so many on Etsy, and you chose to visit me! That means a lot! I take pride in the items I make. I have many people locally that love my soaps and other goodies, and I hope you do too! :)

Before my shop became Boulder Creek Soapworks, it was Judy's Ami Shop, and I was selling crocheted stuffed animals. It wasn't until 2016 that I began to sell soap on Etsy I started making soap in 2012 because I was curious about the whole process!

In the early 2000's I had a roommate who made her own candles. I had asked her if she ever made soap. She said that she doesn’t because the soap making process was "too dangerous”... (Dangerous Chemicals? Sign me up! Don’t worry; there are no dangerous chemicals in my soaps! Once the Lye -Sodium Hydroxide and/or Potassium Hydroxide- has interacted with the butters and oils, all the dangerous chemicals have been transformed into soapy-skin-loving-goodness! Chemistry is cool!) So I got curious...the idea of making soap someday percolated in the back of my mind, for a while...

Years later, I came across a pamphlet from the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild called "Why Handcrafted Soap?” After finding out about the wonderful benefits of homemade soap, I was rearing to make my own! I checked out a stack of books from the library, learned all about how to safely handle lye (which combines with oils to make soap!) and made my first batch. I have never gone back to store bought soap since! Once my friends and family tried my soaps, they haven't gone back either. :)

Handmade soap retains all of the glycerin (a humectant that attracts and retains moisture on the skin) that is produced in the soap making process. Glycerin in soap gives you a soap that is mild, pure, and gently cleansing. (Commercial soap manufacturers usually remove this precious glycerin and sell it to other industries, resulting in an inferior bar! “We wants our glycerin in our soaps, Preciousss!”)

All of my soaps and bath and body products are vegetarian and cruelty free (They may contain beeswax, or cruelty free Tussah Silk). I use essential oils and fragrance oils to scent my soaps. (Sometimes fragrance oils are preferable to the essential oil because some essential oils come from endangered botanicals such as Sandalwood, Dragon's Blood, and Rosewood trees. Other essential oils may not be safe or are prohibitively expensive.) I weigh the benefit of each essential oil, and fragrance oil and make a judgement on which is the safest and best for the product. I do a similar assessment when choosing colorants for my products.

I hope to make Boulder Creek Soapworks a financially sustainable little business for myself. I am a one woman show! I am constantly educating myself on business and soap making. I recently attended the 2017 Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild Annual Conference to further my education and meet other soap makers.

When you purchase from me, you are supporting a very small, woman-owned, local (depending on where you are!) business, and helping make my dream come true! And you get a safe, wholesome, environmentally conscious, bar of soap- made with love that will make you smile!

Shop members

  • Judy Carlson

    Owner, Maker

    I live in Boulder, Colorado with my husband, cat, chinchillas, and three big goldfish. I like acting in community theater, doing Improv Comedy, stargazing, bird watching, crocheting, and exercising. I've been making handmade soap since 2012.

Production partners

  • BEAZ LLC

    Sanibel, FL

    BEAZ LLC makes The Simply Body Soap Net. They are a small business. Like me, they are also members of the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild. In addition to selling directly to the public, they also sell wholesale to makers of handmade soap. We are allowed to sell their products retail.

  • Mile High Soap

    Denver, CO

    Mile High Soap is a soap supply retailer.

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