White Elm Soap Traders

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White Elm Soap Traders

10 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Note from shop owner Howdy! I'm currently on vacation and will return with fresh, handmade soap soon. Thank you!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 26, 2013

Howdy! I'm currently on vacation and will return with fresh, handmade soap soon. Thank you!

Rose Lewis

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Rose Lewis


Every Body Needs Soap

White Elm Soap Traders, or WEST, was born out of necessity.

My husband and I moved to the tiny town of Hemingway, South Carolina to start a mushroom farm. We're both native Floridians who had grown up near Miami, and were used to a certain level of convenience.

One day we needed soap, and couldn't find anything unscented at the local grocery or drug store. The idea of driving 40 miles to the nearest city just to buy soap seemed more than a little absurd!

A few quick Google searches later, I discovered that, although it would take time, I could make my own soap from scratch and have complete control over what went into it, and what did not.

I decided to name the company after a species of mushroom that we grow here at Rebecca Farms, called White Elm or Elm Oyster Mushrooms.

Shop members
  • Rose

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I'm a small-town librarian who lives on a mushroom farm with her husband and six dogs. When I'm not sleeping or running, I make soap.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 9, 2012
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Behind the scenes info is also available at my website: http://gowestsoap.com

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
I can accept payment through PayPal (preferred) or your credit here on Etsy.

All purchases shipping to my fellow South Carolina residents are also required to pay 6% sales tax.

If your purchase is a gift for someone else and you would like it shipped directly to them, please let me know in the "Note to Seller" section at check out. I will need the name and address of the person receiving the gift and a short gift message.
I ship all orders via USPS Priority Mail. I use recycled boxes and shipping materials whenever possible.

Orders are generally shipped within one week, but may take longer during very busy times. Any delays will be posted in my Shop Announcement. Please contact me for current shipping times if you need a rush delivery.

I cannot be responsible for products damaged or lost in the mail. Shipping prices do not include insurance, but I will gladly add it to your purchase at your request.

I am just getting started, so I am currently only shipping to the United States.

Please make sure that you enter the correct shipping address. If your Etsy address does not match your PayPal address, it could result in a delay. If I’m unable to confirm your Etsy address, I will ship to the confirmed PayPal address.
Refunds and Exchanges
It is important to me that you are completely happy with your purchase from White Elm Soap Traders. If you feel the product you have received is not what your were expecting, please contact me within 14 days of purchase, and I will gladly issue a refund or exchange upon return of the product, shipping costs to be paid by the buyer.

Please understand that I cannot re-sell items that are returned, regardless of packaging integrity.
Additional policies and FAQs
The ingredients for each product can be found in the individual item description. I want you to know what you are buying, and remember that if you have allergies, you should avoid the product.

Women who are pregnant or nursing should take care when using products that contain essential oils, and again, please to talk to your doctor if you are not sure about an ingredient.

I can provide you with as much information as you need to make an informed decision, but I cannot tell you what to use.

Finally, please avoid getting products in your eyes or on broken skin, discontinue use if irritation occurs, and even the tasty smelling ones are for external use only.

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