Organic Olive Oil Soap and WA Grown Lavender Sachets

Battle Ground, Washington · 115 Sales


Organic Olive Oil Soap and WA Grown Lavender Sachets

Battle Ground, Washington 115 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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ann marie smith on Jan 16, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

love this soap! leaves skin clean and hydrated! super fast shipping, thank you...I will be ordering more :)


Meg on Sep 14, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely light scent, now I just have to keep my Mom from stealing it....


Meg on Sep 14, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful spicy aroma, not overpowering, great for circulation in the winter


Meg on Sep 14, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Love your soap, and it lasts such a while!

Anonymous on Jan 12, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Super quick shipping and items just as described, look forward to future transactions. Thank you!

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Making cold process olive oil soap since 2000

My journey as a soapmaker began in 2000 after noticing all the coconut oil soap for sale on the island of Bali. Upon returning home I became hooked on the traditional craft of cold process soapmaking. Soon I was selling olive oil soap and natural laundry supplies full time at farmers’ markets and craft fairs in New England and to dozens of boutiques and museum gift shops around the US under the trademark 'Lavender Laundress'.

My shop is named for my daughter Bea, the most unselfconsciously creative person I know. Everything else about my business changed after her arrival, but the soap just keeps getting better. I'm influenced both by motherhood and ever more ‘green’ surroundings to continually increase efficiency, source ingredients more thoughtfully, and simplify for the sake of quality. I also teach cold process soapmaking and natural laundry skills classes in the Portland-Vancouver area.


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  • Kristina

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    Making cold process olive oil soap since 2000.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 11, 2013
Welcome! Busy Bea Soap is cold process soap made by hand in small batches using certified organic extra virgin olive oil and other natural ingredients like locally sourced beeswax, essential oils, clays, and seeds.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payment Method Possibilities:

1. Etsy Direct Checkout OR PayPal
You don't need a PayPal account to pay with PayPal. You will be directed to a page where you can choose to pay with your Visa, MC, Amex, or Discover card.

2. Dwolla (Select 'Other' to choose this payment option)
You'll need to register for a Dwolla account if you don't already have one: https://www.dwolla.com/register Send your Dwolla ID# to me in an etsy conversation or note it during the checkout process and I'll send you a $ request to complete our transaction.

3. Check
You'll be given instructions for where to send your check during the check out process. Your order will be shipped after your check is both received and cleared by my financial institution.

4. Money Order
You'll be given instructions for where to send your money order during the check out process. Your order will be shipped after your money order is received.

Once payment is confirmed your order (usually) ships the next business day and cannot be cancelled after my mail carrier picks up the package.

I reserve the right to cancel orders that are placed, but not paid for within a reasonable period of time.

Washington State Sales Tax

I'm required by the state of Washington to collect sales tax on the total transaction amount (goods AND shipping costs) for orders shipped or delivered within Washington state. There are 16 different tax rates in WA determined by destination location (355 possibilities!). I have set the tax collection rate at 8.4% for WA state sales and will refund any overages at the time of sale after I have determined the tax rate for your location.
I've found USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate parcels are the most economical way to ship a heavy item like soap. I will always use the least expensive Flat Rate parcel for your items and include delivery confirmation. For example, the Flat Rate padded envelope ($5.70) will fit 12 full size soaps OR a pound and a half of Little Bits plus 6 full size soaps OR 4 Samplers and endless variations thereof.

Please note that there are weight restrictions on International Flat Rate Parcels. The padded envelope is limited to 4lbs.

Upon receipt of your order I will immediately check for any shipping overages. If you paid at checkout I will refund any shipping overages. If you choose to pay via check or money order please hold your payment until I've sent either a confirmation or updated invoice. For payments via Dwolla, please send your Dwolla ID# (or register for one) and I will adjust your total before sending a $ request.

If would like to arrange local (Portland-Vancouver) pick up or delivery please contact me through etsy conversations so we can set that up.
Refunds and Exchanges
In the unlikely event that your soap arrives damaged or you are otherwise displeased with your purchase, please contact me immediately.
Additional policies and FAQs
The Care and Keeping of Handmade Soap

Olive oil is a natural humectant - it gathers and holds moisture from the surrounding air making it a great moisturizer. Another humectant, glycerin, is a natural byproduct of the soapmaking process. The wonderful secret of cold process soap is that the glycerin remains a part of the soap rather than being separated out and sold separately for a variety of industrial uses as is the case with mass produced soap.

Handmade cold process soap only gets better with age (richer lather, longer lasting) if it is stored properly. Since it is so good at picking up moisture from the air, handmade soap needs to breathe in order to keep itself dry. I recommend keeping your stock of handmade soap in paper, cloth, or cardboard (no plastic!) in a room with low humidity. Keep your current bar high and dry in the shower and in a well draining soap dish at the sink. Using wet hands or a wet cloth to lather your handmade soap rather than wetting the soap itself will greatly extend its life.

The Weight of Soap

The weights given in my listings are approximate. Since all the soap is poured, cut and trimmed by hand uniformity is neither possible nor desirable. Also, cold process soap continues to cure over time. It loses moisture and becomes harder, longer lasting, and better lathering with time. I think of it as becoming more concentrated and don't consider this a loss. That said, while individual soaps may be 'light' I strive to make sure your overall order never is.

Custom Orders

Special order for party favors, baby and bridal shower favors, wedding favors and client thank you gifts are welcome. Contact me to discuss the possibilities and I'll create a custom listing for your project.