SopalottaSudzySoap

Handcrafted soaps, gifts, and goodies for the home.

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Note from shop owner The Sopalotta Etsy shop is on hiatus. Please email me at loriguenter [!at] hotmail.com or try my facebook page Sopalotta Sudzy Soap & Crafts

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Mar 3, 2019

The Sopalotta Etsy shop is on hiatus. Please email me at loriguenter [!at] hotmail.com or try my facebook page Sopalotta Sudzy Soap & Crafts

Lori Guenter

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Lori Guenter

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About SopalottaSudzySoap

Sales 107
On Etsy since 2009

What is this place?

In 2009 when I opened my Etsy shop, I chose the name Curiosity's Piqued (a.k.a. CP Creations) because it describes how I go about creating things. I find something that piques my curiosity and it often becomes my obsession.

Crochet has long been an obsession of mine as I was bitten with that particular bug at the age of seven. Both of my grandmothers had a hand in teaching me to work the fibers into warm and wonderful things. I have many cherished pieces created by them both.

I began sewing not long after that. My first creations were dresses for my baby doll and it wasn't much before I crossed over and learned to line the first crochet purse I ever made with fabric.

Although crochet is my first love, along the way I've dabbled in sewing, knitting, tatting, quilling, hand quilting, beadwork, macrame, embroidery, crewelwork...just about anything that can be done with needles or hooks and fibers.

I enjoy a challenge and I love learning new techniques. One of those new techniques is handcrafted soap making. I learned to make soap in 2013 and it quickly became a slippery slope! My family has encouraged me to offer my soaps for sale. So I changed my name again to Sopalotta Sudzy Soap & Crafts. I currently have 20 different soaps to offer, although some of them are seasonal or available in a limited capacity.

What's next? Who knows? Candle making? Lip balm? Hard to say...

In the summertime, i run an exceedingly small farm growing produce and rabbits. I call it 'Picofarm' and it is a tiny little slice of heaven. From time to time, I sell my various wares at a local farmer's market and at a cooperative in a nearby city.

Shop members

  • Lori

    Owner, Creator, Customer Service

    I love to make things with my own two hands. Just lately, those things have been handmade soaps and crocheted little things. My creative muse is fickle and changeable. Thus, my creations will often change. I make all the items in my shop myself.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 3, 2018
Welcome to my shop! My name is Lori and I live in the middle of Nebraska. I have a life-long passion for sewing and creative fiber arts that has blossomed into a small business. I started making soaps in 2013 and, upon the urging of my family and friends, I am now offering them for sale. You will find no re-sale items here. All of my items are hand made by me in my home with the occasional assistance of my husband, Jeff, and under the constant surveillance of my two dogs, Dotti-dog and Lucky.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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
Returns and exchange details
It is my hope that you are happy with your purchase. If there is a problem with your order, please let me know within 10 days of receipt so we can work things out.

PLEASE NOTE:

All soap sales are final.

All custom order sales are final.
Payment
I accept Direct Checkout and Paypal as payment.
Shipping
Shipping via USPS to the US only at this time. International shipping is expensive but I'm willing to send it where ever you are if you're willing to pay the shipping. Please convo me before you buy if you need delivery outside the US.
Additional policies and FAQs
FAQs:

1. Why do you use lye in your soap?

The simple answer is that I have to.

Soap...real handmade soap...can't be made without a caustic component like lye. The lye reacts with the oils and, in well-tested recipes like mine, the lye is all used up in the process.

I make my soap in a crockpot in my kitchen using the hot process method. This cooks the soap and drives the reation to completion making the soap useable right away. I still leave it to stand for a week or two before I make it available for purchase.

I also use a process called 'superfatting' where I add an excess of oils after the soap has cooked to not only add extra skin-loving ingredients, but also to make double sure the lye is gone. If the soap you buy says it wasn't made with lye, it's not real soap.

Some soaps are made using a melt and pour soap base. Lye is not required for melt and pour soap base because it's already soap. Lye was used at the factory that made the melt and pour soap base so the end user wouldn't have to. It's still made with lye.

2. Okay then what are the little white spots in your soap?

Those little white spots are bits of uncolored soap.

When I color my soaps, I usually do it in the crockpot before I put it in the mold to cool and set up. When I add the color, I mix it in by hand with a spoon. Sometimes...okay, lots of times...I miss some soap that was hanging out on the side of the crockpot and it gets mixed in when I scrape the soap into the mold. If it doesn't get mixed in when I add the color, it doesn't get colored at all. So it's white. I think it adds to the rustic quality of my soaps.