HomegrownSoapCo

Small batch soaps handmade in Canada.

Toronto, Canada · 27 Sales

HomegrownSoapCo

Small batch soaps handmade in Canada.

Toronto, Canada 27 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars
(8)

Announcement   FREE local pickup! We are located in the Greater Toronto Area. How to do it: when checking out, select 'other' as the payment method. Then send us a message! Thank you for visiting!

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Last updated on Jun 17, 2017

FREE local pickup! We are located in the Greater Toronto Area. How to do it: when checking out, select 'other' as the payment method. Then send us a message! Thank you for visiting!

Natalia S.

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Natalia S.

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(8)
amandacoschi

amandacoschi on May 30, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Purchased for my mom for mother's day! She is loving the soaps:) Was great ordering from here, amazing product and customer service! On top of that she put together a beautiful care package for someone in need of some TLC for me. Very happy and it smells so good!

amandacoschi

amandacoschi on May 30, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Purchased for my mom for mother's day! She is loving the soaps:) Was great ordering from here, amazing product and customer service! On top of that she put together a beautiful care package for someone in need of some TLC for me. Very happy and it smells so good!

amandacoschi

amandacoschi on May 30, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Purchased for my mom for mother's day! She is loving the soaps:) Was great ordering from here, amazing product and customer service! On top of that she put together a beautiful care package for someone in need of some TLC for me. Very happy and it smells so good!

amandacoschi

amandacoschi on May 30, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Purchased for my mom for mother's day! She is loving the soaps:) Was great ordering from here, amazing product and customer service! On top of that she put together a beautiful care package for someone in need of some TLC for me. Very happy and it smells so good!

amandacoschi

amandacoschi on May 30, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Purchased for my mom for mother's day! She is loving the soaps:) Was great ordering from here, amazing product and customer service! On top of that she put together a beautiful care package for someone in need of some TLC for me. Very happy and it smells so good!

EvelynMyers97

EvelynMyers97 on May 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The smell is fantastic and the packaging was so cute that it made me even happier to receive it! It was good for sensitive skin and it helped make my hands super soft! Both this soap and the other soap I bought arrived promptly and were very well packaged, the care that goes into making these shows through every step of the way until the end

EvelynMyers97

EvelynMyers97 on May 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Incredibly soothing and perfect for sensitive skin! Skin products can be a bit of a minefield for me but this soap has done nothing but improve my skin and made it soft and helped to keep it moisturozed for longer. I love it so much and anticipate purchasing more!

cazrhodes

cazrhodes on Apr 26, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is a lovely Mother's Day card! Good quality, shipped quickly, and came in protective packaging.

Updates

Another custom order done, another happy couple :)
We're back after a brief hiatus. Our new Facebook page is finally up! New bars every week :)

About

Just a lady with a slightly stressful day job making small batch soap!

All my life I've suffered from allergies and sensitivities, especially to what I put on my skin. I was diagnosed with severe asthma as a young child. It wasn't until I became an adult that artificial fragrances from commercial body care products really began to bother me. People on the subway wearing perfumes and cologne, even some shampoos with strong fragrances started making me wheeze.

A few years back I decided there must be a better way. I wanted to be in control of the ingredients in my skin products. As a teenager I had learned to make melt and pour soap at summer camp, so I decided to take it up again. Starting with melt and pour, then eventually learning the ins and outs of crafting soap from scratch.

My day job is stressful and demanding, so I like to channel my energy into being creative! My passion lies in creating recipes after researching ingredients and learning how each one affects the feel and look of the final soap. I get my inspiration from other soapmakers and what I see in day to day life!

Thanks for checking out my store, I hope you come to love the art that is soap as much as I do!

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  • Natalia S.

    Owner, Creator, Maker

    I have enjoyed all forms of crafting since a young age. It's my dream to be able to share my pieces with others and continue creating!

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Last updated on Jun 21, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

All orders can be customized, please contact me and I would be happy to work with you!

Wholesale availability

We do accommodate wholesale orders, please contact us for further details.

Care instructions

Because we use biodegradable ingredients and no preservatives, it is ideal to use your product within 1 year of purchasing at most.

To help soaps last longer in the shower, store in a place with plenty of drainage (such as a soap dish) outside of the shower in between uses.

Store unused soap bars unwrapped in a cool dark place, ideally with air circulation. This allows the bar to stay fresher longer.

I have a skin condition, do you have any soaps that can treat it?

Our products are excellent if you are looking to show your skin some love, however if you have a diagnosed medical condition, sensitivity, allergy or frequent skin reactions, we recommend spot testing all products before applying all over. As our products are made at home by hand, they have not been developed to treat any medical skin conditions. If you have a medical skin condition, please follow the advice of a health care professional before buying.

Are your products all-natural?

Natural: existing in or caused by nature; not made or caused by humankind. We believe this term is extremely broad, misleading and difficult to define. Unlike 'organic' which is strictly regulated by government organizations with clear standards, the term 'natural' is not. The FDA has not developed any rules or regulations on the defining features of what qualifies a product as "natural". So what's considered natural?
It would be misleading to say our soap was 100% natural, since the main ingredient we absolutely need to make soap, the lye, is a chemical.
All of our ingredients, synthetic and naturally occurring, are backed by research, certified non-toxic and skin-safe, as well as safe for the environment.

Do your soaps contain lye?

No, our final bars of soap do not contain lye. Soap is produced via a chemical reaction between lye and oils. After the reaction is through, all you're left with is a beautiful bar of soap and free oils for extra moisture. All the lye is used up in the process. Our bars are all ph tested before being sold to ensure there are no traces of lye.

I bought some soap was not satisfied, what can you do for me?

While we think our soaps are pretty great, we understand that not everything agrees with your skin all the time! We offer a 100% money back guarantee, in accordance with Etsy's protocols. All that we ask is your feedback so we can improve :)

Are your palm products responsibly sourced?

Although we have chosen to use palm products in some of our soaps, we have also made the decision to purchase these from a supplier that can certify these products are sustainably sourced.

We also carry several palm-free bars!

I have very sensitive skin, is it possible to make lye-free soap?

If there was a way to make completely natural soap made only from coconut oil, olive oil and essential oils, we'd be making it right now! But this is unfortunately impossible. There is absolutely no way to make a bar soap without using lye. Soap that is advertised as 'lye-free' may be marketed to people who want to make soap without using lye themselves, in which case they can melt down blocks of pre-made soap that was originally made with lye. The other 'lye-free' possibilities are cleansers made by a more complex process with emulsifyers and humectants. Usually these are manufactured and not as easy to make at home. These are also not truly considered soap.

I have an allergy, is it safe to use your product?

Although our soaps are carefully made and quality controlled, they are handmade at our workshop. Unfortunately there is no way to ensure that our products have not come in contact with an allergen. If you have an allergy, we recommend that you read all labels thoroughly and spot test before using all over your body.