thehomekeeperssoap

The Homekeeper's Cottage

Independence, Kentucky · 1101 Sales

thehomekeeperssoap

The Homekeeper's Cottage

Independence, Kentucky 1101 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(381)

Announcement   Welcome to our shop! We love handcrafting items, for our family and for others! Our items are made the old fashioned way, crafted with the purist ingredients we can find.
We hope you grab a cup of tea, have a seat and enjoy our little cottage!

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 24, 2017

Welcome to our shop! We love handcrafting items, for our family and for others! Our items are made the old fashioned way, crafted with the purist ingredients we can find.
We hope you grab a cup of tea, have a seat and enjoy our little cottage!

Judy Young

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Judy Young

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(381)
debbiehatfield2

debbiehatfield2 on Mar 9, 2017

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the lavendar is strong, can't smell the lemon but texture is good with a bath.

debbiehatfield2

debbiehatfield2 on Mar 9, 2017

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I want more, where do I reorder ?

debbiehatfield2

debbiehatfield2 on Mar 9, 2017

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I love this stuff and want to reorder, but somehow it is not appearing on Etsy :( Boo !

tpnyfl

tpnyfl on Feb 22, 2017

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Ordered for my mother in law who is always doing some planting. Yummy scent. Perfect ingredients. Thank you!!

tpnyfl

tpnyfl on Feb 22, 2017

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Grandson is going to love this!

tpnyfl

tpnyfl on Feb 22, 2017

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Love the colors and scent and ingredients. Cute soap for my grandson. Thank you!

tpnyfl

tpnyfl on Feb 22, 2017

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Perfect gift for a friend. Love the scent and ingredients.

tpnyfl

tpnyfl on Feb 22, 2017

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Smells so yummy. Can't wait to try. Thank you for the affordable prices, quick shipping and the best customer service!!

tpnyfl

tpnyfl on Feb 22, 2017

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Can't wait to try. Smells so good. Awesome shop!! Thank you for everything!!

carebear13

carebear13 on Feb 1, 2017

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Calming fragrance. Top-notch customer service.

carebear13

carebear13 on Feb 1, 2017

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Sparkly, energizing scent. Very pretty bar.

carebear13

carebear13 on Feb 1, 2017

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Smells exactly like the ice cream confection we all loved as kids!

carebear13

carebear13 on Feb 1, 2017

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Absolutely amazing cherry almond scent!

carebear13

carebear13 on Feb 1, 2017

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Perfection! A beautiful bar with a wonderful scent.

carebear13

carebear13 on Feb 1, 2017

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This bar is a work of art! Smells fantastic!

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About

It's all about the ingredients...

Our soaps are made the ‘old-fashioned’ way. We begin with lots of skin loving oils, some of the oils we use are:
Coconut, Grapeseed, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Castor, Jojoba, Rice Bran, Sustainable Palm, Apricot Kernel, Sweet Almond Oil and more

We add some wonderful butters, some of the the butters we use are:
Cocoa, Shea, Lemon, Lime, Macadamia, Almond, Aloe, Calendula, Chamomile, Coffee and more.

Cold Processed soaps are made by mixing your butters and oils with water and sodium hydroxide (lye). This is the way soap has been made for many, many years. After mixing the oils with the lye water we blend them, add fragrance, colorants, creams, milks, yogurts, colloidal oatmeal, kaolin clay, silk, etc. and create our soaps.

Some soaps are made with fragrance oils and some with essential oils. Essential oils are the natural oils that have been made from the plant itself. Fragrance oils are a synthetic man-made product. Why would you use one and not the other? Well, essential oils are somewhat limited whereas fragrance oils are constantly being created. If you wanted, say, a Pink Sugar soap it would entail using a fragrance oil. If you want straight Patchouli we would use essential oil.

Regardless of the scent used we find our soaps to be very kind to the skin. As a matter of fact handmade soap is a lovely thing for our skin. Commercial soaps will have the glycerin extruded from the soaps so they can sell the glycerin as it’s own product. Handmade soaps are full of the glycerin so the moisture is ‘built in’.

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Shop members

  • Mrs. Judy Young

    Owner, Proprietess, Soapmaker

  • Miss Katie Young

    Designer And Product Management., Soapmaker

Shop policies

Last updated on June 24, 2017
Our items are handmade. We love working with our hands and our goal here at our homestead is to make as much from scratch and as natural as possible. We will have many different items here in our little shop, each items that we use and love!

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 and Etsy Credits
Payment
Payment is due at time of purchase. We accept multiple payment types, if you're not sure please send us a message.
Shipping
Shipping is calculated using Etsy's shipping calculator. We refund any shipping overage over $1.00.
Additional policies and FAQs
We always list every ingredient in our listings and on our products. If you have any skin sensitivities please check the list of ingredients in the listing.

More information

Last updated on Oct 23, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

We are always open for a custom order, if you have a design or scent mixture you would like us to try just let us know! Please note that custom orders will take longer as our soaps need a cure time of 3-4 weeks before shipping.

Care instructions

Handmade soaps are a wonderful everyday luxury that is wonderful for our skin. We encourage you to get a well draining soap dish, water is the enemy of handmade soaps. Keep your bar in a well drained dish and it will last longer for you.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Would you like to have your item gift wrapped and sent to 'your' recipient? Just let us know! We can gift wrap your item and ship for an additional $2.50 per order.
Please note shipping will be calculated for the shipping address of your recipient.

Wholesale availability

We do not currently accept wholesale orders. We are working on that and intend to have that availability by early 2017.