MiniBeeBeauty

Speciality Soaps and Lotions Handmade from Home

San Carlos, California · 1009 Sales

MiniBeeBeauty

Speciality Soaps and Lotions Handmade from Home

San Carlos, California 1009 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(168)

Announcement   Welcome to MiniBee Beauty!! :)
It is a hobby gone WILD! I started making soaps and lotions for myself about 8 years ago. I have very sensitive skin and everything I bought over the counter irritated me. I was having so much fun creating new recipes and scents, that I decided to start selling my creations! I opened my online store (MiniBeeBeauty.com) in 2011, and started attending Art & Wine festivals. I have had tons of wonderful feedback. I am getting new customers everyday. I wanted to be able venture out of my hometown in California and see if I could share my wonderful creations with other people from around the world, and because of that I opened this Etsy shop. I hope you find something that you like!

For those of you that know me personally and/or live locally in San Carlos, Redwood City or Belmont, I can save you on shipping and deliver. We can also schedule a pick up location. Please use code "MINIBEELOCAL" at checkout.

Thank you for visiting and have a fabulous day!!!

I have some GREAT NEWS!!! MiniBee can now be found at Lavender Home and Garden in Half Moon Bay, California. Also during Half Moon Bay's pumpkin time (October) you can find MiniBee at the Ritz Carleton!


"Don't be afraid to fail! Be afraid not to try"

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 18, 2018

Welcome to MiniBee Beauty!! :)
It is a hobby gone WILD! I started making soaps and lotions for myself about 8 years ago. I have very sensitive skin and everything I bought over the counter irritated me. I was having so much fun creating new recipes and scents, that I decided to start selling my creations! I opened my online store (MiniBeeBeauty.com) in 2011, and started attending Art & Wine festivals. I have had tons of wonderful feedback. I am getting new customers everyday. I wanted to be able venture out of my hometown in California and see if I could share my wonderful creations with other people from around the world, and because of that I opened this Etsy shop. I hope you find something that you like!

For those of you that know me personally and/or live locally in San Carlos, Redwood City or Belmont, I can save you on shipping and deliver. We can also schedule a pick up location. Please use code "MINIBEELOCAL" at checkout.

Thank you for visiting and have a fabulous day!!!

I have some GREAT NEWS!!! MiniBee can now be found at Lavender Home and Garden in Half Moon Bay, California. Also during Half Moon Bay's pumpkin time (October) you can find MiniBee at the Ritz Carleton!


"Don't be afraid to fail! Be afraid not to try"

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About

A hobby gone WILD!

I started making my own beauty products to help with my Eczema on my hands. I went on the internet and found numerous recipes. That is when my hobby took off in my own kitchen. So many things I could make so many ingredients and scents I could choose from. I had to try them all. Of course one person could not use that much lotion and soap in a lifetime, so I thought I would share my creations with all of you.

My 14 year old daughter, Samantha, decided that my name should be "MiniBee" and drew a fabulous logo. Mini for the Mini Cooper that I drive and Bee for the beeswax that was in my very first product. She is now away to college and everytime I look at my logo it makes me smile. :)

My hobby grew and when my son decided to move out I took over his room. (Sorry Christopher) It is now the MiniBee Beehive (aka laboratory).

I am also happy to report that my Eczema is gone and that is a big BONUS in my eyes.

"DON'T BE AFRAID TO FAIL! BE AFRAID NOT TO TRY"

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  • Tanja King

    Owner, Creator, One Woman Show :)

    A hobby gone WILD! I started making my own beauty products to help with my Eczema. My 14 year old daughter decided that my name should be "MiniBee" and drew a fabulous logo. She is now away to college and everytime I look at my logo it makes me smile

Local

Find MiniBeeBeauty at the following upcoming markets!

  • Menlo Park Summerfest
    Santa Cruz Avenue
    Santa Cruz Ave
    MENLO PARK, CA

    Jul 21–22

    Downtown Menlo Park is a charming, tree-lined shopping area for local and neighboring affulent Atherton, Palo Alto and Los Altos communities. Menlo Summerfest celebrates its 32nd year and the best of summer in style with contemporary fine art and crafts by 200 of America's best artists, sensational live music on stage and street throughout downtown, cool Maker Faire/DYI creations, artisan specialty food purveyors, festive food and drink with premium wine, microbrews and special summertime cocktails, along with fun and games in the action-packed kids' fun zone. Admission is free. Presented by the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce.

  • Pescadero Art and Fun
    Town of Pescadero
    CALIFORNIA

    Aug 18–19

    The Pescadero Arts and Fun Festival, locally nicknamed PAFF, was founded in 1991 by a talented group of Coastside artists. Their goal was not only to provide an outlet for local artists to display their talent, but also to raise money to open a teen center in the small coastal town. While this goal proved a bit more ambitious than our founders originally planned, the Festival itself was a success and is about to celebrate its 28th year.

  • Bodega Bay Seafood Art & Wine
    City of Bodega Bay
    CALIFORNIA

    Aug 25–26

    Watts Ranch: 16855 Bodega Highway Bodega, CA http://www.bodegaseafoodfestival.com/ No dogs allowed except with service dog documentation Free parking: plenty of room for buses and RVs. Lots of seating throughout the site: no need to bring chairs. About the Festival The idea for Bodega Seafood Art & Wine Festival was conceived in Florida, of all places. Escaping the winter cold in 1995 to exhibit in art festivals, Michael and Janet discovered that seafood festivals in Florida, and the south were common But these fun and entertaining events were rare on the West Coast. As luck would have it a suitable venue was soon chosen. The festival focuses on quality, and the on the bounty of the local area. The number of participating of artists is limited through a jury process to insure quality. Food purveyors, wineries and micro breweries from throughout Northern California are carefully selected. Top entertainers are selected for eclectic variety and crowd pleasing popularity.

  • MOUNTAIN VIEW ART & WINE FESTIVAL
    Castro Street
    Castro st
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA

    Sep 8–9

    Colossal Crowds Expected For Silicon Valley’s World-Class Arts Festival Soak in the Cool Castro Street Vibe at “A Festival Like No Other” Saturday Soul Train Dance Party, Cornhole Corner, What’s Up Photo Booth Debut! The vibrant, magnificent city of Mountain View has evolved in a big way over the last 47 years. A population boom. The arrival of Shoreline Amphitheater as a major concert venue. The amazing growth of Silicon Valley and Mountain View’s emergence as its epicenter. The transformation of a vibrant downtown district with restaurants, shops, cafes, bookstores and performing arts center. And, last but not least, the Art & Wine Festival’s rise to become one of America’s premier art festivals. And it’s that time of year: it’s Mountain View’s time to get festive and this year we celebrate #47!

  • Jelly Belly Candy Palooza
    Jelly Belly Factory
    1 Jelly Belly Ln
    FAIRFIELD, CA

    Sep 29–30

    The event will feature rides and games, arts and crafts and quality commercial vendors, live entertainment, pre-packaged and eat-in food, Wine and Chocolate Experience, pony rides, Jelly Belly art and vehicles, free factory tours.... and more! There is something for everyone. The Candy Palooza has free admission and acres of free parking!

  • San Carlos Art & Wine
    City of San Carlos
    CALIFORNIA

    Oct 6–7

    Downtown San Carlos, San Carlos Ave and Laurel Street One of the Peninsula’s Premier Fall Festivals, the San Carlos Chamber of Commerce’s Art & Wine Faire celebrates its 28th year! The Faire covers both sides of San Carlos Avenue (between El Camino and Walnut) and down Laurel Street from San Carlos Avenue to Arroyo. The Faire is easily accessible from Caltrain and SamTrans. A wide selection (over 275) of quality artists, crafters and specialty food vendors present their beautiful handcrafted works for Faire goers. There will be a treasure trove of ceramics, paintings, photography, wood working, wearables and so much more! Enjoy fine wines and microbrews, delicious foods, entertainment on three stages and the Family Fun Zone with lots of hands-on activities for the kids. Free Shuttles! Park at Sutter Health/PAMF, 101 at Holly Street.

  • Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival
    Main Street
    Main St
    HALF MOON BAY, CA

    Oct 13–14

    The world-famous Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival is the season’s signature event, drawing hordes of visitors to the “World Pumpkin Capital” for an epic festival on historic Main Street. This year’s 48th annual festival celebrates a bountiful fall harvest and autumn splendor with a display of over 250 booths of handcrafted arts and crafts, enticing activities including three stages of live music, the anticipated Great Pumpkin Parade, a bone-chilling Haunted House, homestyle foods, expert pumpkin carver Farmer Mike sculpting a monster pumpkin into a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, pie-eating and costume contests, “Smashing Pumpkins: Battle of the Bands,” delicious food and luscious beverage varietals to savor. Admission is free.

  • SACRED HEART HOLLY DAYS ARTISAN FAIRE
    Sacred Heart Catholic Church
    13716 Saratoga Ave
    SARATOGA, CA

    Nov 9–10

    The Sacred Heart Women's Club Holly Days Artisan Faire is now in its 9th year! This will be our biggest ever with over 85 Artisans! Please join us for two days of food, fun, and of course, amazing shopping. Explore our three pavilions where you will find everything from hand crafted jewelry, local art, gourmet foods, to unique gifts, and lots of other surprises. And do not miss the yummy home cooked breakfasts and lunches, made with love by our Café team. Something for everyone, so bring your friends, neighbors, and kids.

  • Kohl Mansion Christmas
    Kohl Mansion
    2750 Adeline Dr
    BURLINGAME, CA

    Nov 28

    Don't miss this opportunity to visit the "Dressed Up" Kohl Mansion! Fit for a Victorian Holiday - the Mansion is a delight to see! This year, there are more than 60 vendors, all with unique items and food stuffs, ready to help you cross items off of your Christmas Shopping list! There will also be a wonderful Docent Presentation about the Kohl Mansion History along with wonderful Christmas music! Donation $10.00 children under 12 and Mercy students are free Extra parking will be available at Our Lady of Angels Church, 1721 Hillside Drive, Burlingame with a shuttle to Mercy High School every 15 minutes starting at 5:30 p.m. Light Refreshments will be sold for your enjoyment!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 24, 2018
Specialty soaps and lotions all handmade from home.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 4 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
I believe in keeping the customer happy. If for some reason you are not happy with your purchase, please contact me as soon as possible. Due to the nature of the product, I cannot accept exchanges, but I am sure we can work out some type of arrangement that will keep you happy.
Payment
I currently except PayPal and Etsy Direct Checkout. 

If payment is not received after 3 days, I will send a reminder via email regarding your purchase. I will wait 48 hours after the email before canceling the sale.

All California delivered orders will be charged a 8.75% sales tax.
Shipping
For those of you that know me personally and live locally in San Carlos, Redwood City or Belmont, I can save you on shipping and deliver it to you or we can schedule a pick up location. Please use code "MiniBeeLocal" at checkout.

Shipping costs are calculate by weight. (If I am able to get your order into a smaller USPS box I will refund the difference)

My goal is to have all orders packaged and shipped within 1-3 business days. Although at times it may take a little longer. I make all my products in small batches and at times I would need to make a fresh batch to fulfill an order. I would contact you if that is the case.

All international customers are responsible for any additional fees that may be incurred by their country's customs office.
Additional policies and FAQs
Additional products are available in my Etsy shop and my online boutique at www.minibeebeauty.com