ettaandbillie

Farm to Bottle Artisan Organic Bath + Body

California, United States · 1225 Sales

ettaandbillie

Farm to Bottle Artisan Organic Bath + Body

California, United States 1225 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(373)
Shop owner

Alana

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Announcement   Etta + Billie creates sustainable bath + body products inspired by the connection communities have around food and geography. Handcrafted in small batches using organic or fair trade oils, organic botanicals, and natural essential oils in beautiful San Francisco. Etta + Billie is a Certified Green Business through the San Francisco Green Business Program (cause we don't just talk about being green, we live it).

Interested in WHOLESALE? Contact me at info [!at] ettaandbillie.com and fill out our wholesale inquiry form: http://www.ettaandbillie.com/wholesale

Member of the SF Etsy Street Team, SF MADE, San Francisco Green Business, Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetics Guild and the Indie Business Network .

Announcement
Last updated on May 2, 2016

Etta + Billie creates sustainable bath + body products inspired by the connection communities have around food and geography. Handcrafted in small batches using organic or fair trade oils, organic botanicals, and natural essential oils in beautiful San Francisco. Etta + Billie is a Certified Green Business through the San Francisco Green Business Program (cause we don't just talk about being green, we live it).

Interested in WHOLESALE? Contact me at info [!at] ettaandbillie.com and fill out our wholesale inquiry form: http://www.ettaandbillie.com/wholesale

Member of the SF Etsy Street Team, SF MADE, San Francisco Green Business, Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetics Guild and the Indie Business Network .

Alana

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Alana

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(373)
Melissa Burden

Melissa Burden on Jul 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Awesome service and product!

Melissa Burden

Melissa Burden on Jul 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great service & awesome product!

K T

K T on Mar 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Not only does this body oil smell divine and feel wonderful, but Alana's customer service is outstanding. Thanks Alana for running a fantastic shop!

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About

Bath and Body Product Addiction turns into a Business

I have always loved bath and body products but didn't realize my calling until I received a book on soap making from my mother in 2007. Around the same time, I became aware of the cheap chemical laden ingredients found in many bath and body products on the market. This pushed me to start making soap and experimenting with different recipes, enabling me to feed my bath and body addiction while giving me the freedom to choose ingredients.

After my first batch of soap, I really began researching, creating and experimenting with a variety of products and ingredients. My focus and interest in the possibilities of natural, organic ingredients led me to study Herbalism in 2008. I quickly began incorporating the healing, soothing power of herbs and essential oils into my products. Later that fall, after many experiments, trials and errors, everything clicked and Etta + Billie was officially born.

I decided to name my business Etta + Billie after my grandmothers. I spent a lot of time with each of them growing up and they have always been a huge part of my life. Etta + Billie seemed like the perfect way to honor their selflessness, tenacity, support and courage.

My Grandma Etta passed away before my business really started but my Grandma Billie loves my products especially the Lavender soap.

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  • Alana Rivera

    Owner, Maker

    I'm a small town girl who loves the city by the bay, all things food related and of course scents. I live with my husband, our pet fish and a growing collection of essential oils.

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  • natural cosmetic lab

    United States

    Women owned small batch cosmetics lab that focuses on helping small companies create natural products.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 15, 2013
At Etta + Billie, I believe that simple natural beauty doesn't have to be boring. All products are handcrafted in small batches with the utmost care taken in choosing high quality oils, essential oils, herbs and botanicals that benefit the skin and add aesthetic beauty. All soaps are made from scratch using the cold process method (for more info on cold process soap making - see below). Ingredients lists are provided for everything I make - no surprises, no synthetic fragrances or colorants, no petrochemicals!

All products are vegetarian and environmentally friendly.

Products are only tested on willing human subjects ; ).

Etta + Billie makes great efforts to be environmentally conscious. All of my packaging is either re-usable or recyclable, I use PCW (post consumer waste) recycled paper and re-use shipping containers whenever possible. I am always looking for ways to minimize Etta + Billie's carbon footprint!

I am a San Francisco Certified Green Business - http://www.sfgreenbusiness.org/other-retailers/1121-etta-+-billie/view-details/

For more information about wholesale opportunities please convo me or email me at ettaandbillie [!at] gmail.com.

Etta + Billie is a proud member of the following professional organizations:
Handcrafted Soap Makers Guild
The Indie Beauty Network
SF Made
San Francisco Green Business Program

Ingredient Info:
Shea Butter
Etta + Billie sources its unrefined shea butter from a family owned business that is committed to creating economic stability for communities in West Africa through the harvesting and production of shea butter. The shea butter from these fair trade cooperatives has been processed using traditional steps starting from wild harvesting (picking the shea nuts from the wild trees), to milling and pressing the final oil. This process is done without the use of chemicals. The un-refined shea butter in Etta + Billie products is naturally pesticide and herbicide free because the shea nuts come from wild trees. Not only do you support local communities through the use of fair trade shea butter you also positively impact the environment. In some communities the She trees are cut down for use as coal. Creating an economic stream surround the tree protects them from harm. Shea trees grow in West Africa in areas such as Ghana, Nigeria, Mali and Togo. Shea butter has traditionally been used as a moisturizer and healing oil because of its highly moisturizing regenerative qualities. Unrefined shea butter is packed with anti-oxidants such as tocopherals (vitamin E), flavinoids and cathechins. It is also used for cooking, candle making, and in medicinal preparations.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
Payment
I accept payment via PayPal (e-check, credit card) and Direct Check Out. Payment is required within 36 hours of sale (unless other arrangements have been made) or the sale will be canceled and reported.

California Sales Tax of 8.75% will be added to all orders shipped to California addresses.

Coupon codes are only valid for one time use per custom. Thank you!
Shipping
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Items will be shipped on Tuesdays and Fridays once payment has been confirmed (unless otherwise specified). Shipment is via USPS First Class (for 1-3 items) or Priority Mail (3 or more items). Please let me know if you would like to add shipping insurance to your order for an additional fee.


INTERNATIONAL
I ship using USPS First-Class Mail International or Priority Flat Rate depending on the amount of goods ordered and the cheapest shipping rate. International customers are responsible for following all customs laws and paying all fees, duties, and taxes associated with their order.
Refunds and Exchanges
Unfortunately, due to the nature of handmade beauty products, items can not be returned. However, please contact me if you have an issue with something you have purchased, I want you to be happy!!!

Items that are damaged during shipping will be replaced if you contact me immediately upon receipt of damaged goods.
Additional policies and FAQs
How do you make soap?
The short answer is that soap is made by mixing a fatty acid (oils) with a base (alkali or lye). These two components chemically combine to form soap! I use the Cold-Process Soap making method which means I do not add any additional heat during the soap making process. All soap bars are cured for a minimum of 5 weeks to insure a hard, long lasting, mild bar of soap.

Does that mean that there is lye in your soap??
No. Lye is needed to make any form of handcrafted soap. By the time the chemical reaction between the oils and the lye is complete, there is no lye in the final bar of soap.

Why choose handmade soap?
Handmade soap is better than commercially produced soap. Commercial soaps are generally made with synthetic detergents, stabilizers and fragrances. These chemicals can be very harsh and irritating to the skin. In contrast, my soap is gentle and moisturizing to the skin because of the emollient oils used to create them. My soap is good for the skin because it retains all the natural glycerin that results from the soap making process. Glycerin, a humectant, attracts moisture to the skin. Commercial soaps are often drying because the natural glycerin has been removed during the manufacturing process. My soap is made with real natural ingredients like Lavender and Coconut Oil, rather than chemicals like Sodium Laureth Sulfate (chemical detergent, possible skin irritant) and Trisodium Etidronate (chemical preservative, possible skin irritant). Another benefit to handmade soap is that it is handcrafted with care by a human being, not created by a machine in a factory.
The choice seems pretty simple to me.

What the heck are Petrochemicals?
Petrochemicals are chemicals derived from petroleum or the processing of petroleum. While there is a lot of controversy about their ‘safety’ in bath and body products, my stance is that they are probably not as ‘harmful’ as they are made out to be but I don’t think they should be so widely used because they are derived from a scarce natural resource. The less we depend on petroleum, the better. Petrochemicals can be found in assorted products like plastics, shampoo, fertilizer and asphalt.

How do you say Etta + Billie?
Etta + Billie is pronounced "Etta and Billie".

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