Luxuriously handcrafted bath and body care

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Announcement    Maker of small batch, handcrafted luxury soaps and skincare with a focus on dry and sensitive skin. Made with fewer than ten ingredients from tropical destinations, these products will nurture your skin.


Last updated on Sep 25, 2018

Maker of small batch, handcrafted luxury soaps and skincare with a focus on dry and sensitive skin. Made with fewer than ten ingredients from tropical destinations, these products will nurture your skin.


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About IslandFreshSkincare

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On Etsy since 2014

Third generation soaper honors her heritage

I'm a Southern girl at heart and by heritage with parents and ancestors born in rural Georgia. But I was born up North in a community with other Southerns that migrated from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and other southern locations deemed less desirable at the time. We lived off the land growing fruits and vegetables in our backyard and their was a huge community garden. We also canned for fresh eating during winter months. It was in this environment that I learned the importance of faith, family, and community.

Imagine my surprise when I learned I'm the third generation to make soap in the family. While my ancestors needs were purely utilitarian, mine are some what the same but different. There are so many harmful chemicals and additives in skincare that didn't exist when I was growing up. I want to return to the pure and simple of skincare. When you washed your face with soap and water.

When I moved to coastal Florida I discovered the power and calm of the ocean, the joy of coastal living, and what fresh, clean air, and the sea spray can do for your skin. As a soapmaker with out direction, Island Fresh Skincare was defined from my morning strolls on the beach.

To the creator and my ancestors I say thank you for the gifts. Crafting began for me as a child when my grandmother gave me a potholder loom. The loom was a match that started the fire in me to become a handmade artisan.

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  • Lynn

    Owner, Maker

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Last updated on July 23, 2019
The Island Fresh philosophy was developed from years of travel to coastal and tropical destinations. Hawaii, the Bahamas, St Maarten, and Amelia Island are some of the places that have influenced the skincare line. Number one on my travel list of things to do is always “Spa Time”. I’ve been wrapped, scrubbed, peeled, massaged, steamed, and showered at some of the best spas and resorts. And one thing always results, a cleansed, calm, fresh feeling. The fruits enzymes, salts, oil, and clays, used to transform my tired, sometimes, dull skin and rejuvenate my wilting spirit left me feeling ready to relax, and sometimes energized.

Cocoa, Mango, and Shea Butters are formulation staples along with coconut oil, sunflower, jojoba, and of course olive oils, that will moisturize, nourish, and soften. Many of the ingredients are great for mature, sensitive, and problem skin. Without a doubt, one of these butters will make your skin happy. When used palm oil will always come from a sustainable source. Other favorites raw materials include jojoba oil, kukui oil, sweet almond oil, hemp oil and beeswax. Vegan products with carnauba wax or other vegetable wax are available by special order.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 6 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Due to the nature of the product line, returns are not permitted. All sales are final. Damaged item may be returned for replacement of same if unused, in their original condition and packaging/container.
In stock merchandise will ship within 3 days or less. Custom orders will shipped within a week or based on agreement when order placed. Unless otherwise noted, all shipments via USPS.

A small flat rate box will hold 4-5 bars of soap for $7.50. If you email me in advance I will create a custom order for flat-rate shipments.