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paintboxsoapworks

Paintbox Soapworks ~ unusual, irreverent, hand-made...

York, Pennsylvania · 20328 Sales

paintboxsoapworks

Paintbox Soapworks ~ unusual, irreverent, hand-made...

York, Pennsylvania 20328 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Okay, cats & kittens, this is it: the FINAL DAYS of PBSW on Etsy! After 5 years in the orange square, it's time to make the next move - get the full story at www.paintboxsoapworks.com <3


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*Visit Paintbox Soapworks on Facebook for news, updates & soapy chatter:
http://tinyurl.com/paintboxsoapworksonfacebook
*Follow me on Twitter! http://twitter.com/paintboxsoaps
*Tolerate my vaguely soap-related prattling on my blog! http://paintboxsoapworks.wordpress.com/
*Ask Me Anything on tumblr! http://paintboxsoapworks.tumblr.com/ask
*Contact me directly via paintboxsoapworks [!at] gmail.com!


The Etsy bath & beauty waters are deep & diverse - thank you for choosing Paintbox Soapworks!

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 9, 2015

Okay, cats & kittens, this is it: the FINAL DAYS of PBSW on Etsy! After 5 years in the orange square, it's time to make the next move - get the full story at www.paintboxsoapworks.com <3


~

*Visit Paintbox Soapworks on Facebook for news, updates & soapy chatter:
http://tinyurl.com/paintboxsoapworksonfacebook
*Follow me on Twitter! http://twitter.com/paintboxsoaps
*Tolerate my vaguely soap-related prattling on my blog! http://paintboxsoapworks.wordpress.com/
*Ask Me Anything on tumblr! http://paintboxsoapworks.tumblr.com/ask
*Contact me directly via paintboxsoapworks [!at] gmail.com!


The Etsy bath & beauty waters are deep & diverse - thank you for choosing Paintbox Soapworks!

Hayley Like broom, but with a C

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Hayley Like broom, but with a C

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Every scent has a story...

2015 update: Well, Etsy, it's been a wonderful 5+ years <3 Look for the next phase of the PBSW empire at www.paintboxsoapworks.com!

It all began with a dare, from a tribe of Imaginary Internet Friends. Back in 2009, I was a retired pastry chef languishing at a desk job, finding solace in an online community dedicated to esoteric perfumes. I made a tiny batch of glycerin soap with some of my unused perfume oils, & then did what you do when you have Imaginary Internet Friends: I cut my soap into tiny slivers & sent it all over the world.

4 years later, I've quit the day job & get to spend my days in vinyl gloves & a particle mask, covered in mango butter & stinking of patchouli. It's a pretty sweet gig, I have to say.

Paintbox Soapworks began with my signature Paintbox Collections - five little sample soaps lined up in a glossy box, like a brand new set of watercolor paints. I am a sucker for new paint sets. So much possibility, waiting for a little water to be set free.

While I love my glycerin soaps & the jewel-like colors they take on, my true love is soaping from scratch. The combination of artistry, chemistry & brute force makes me happier than a pig in a cornfield. Soapmaking has awakened my inner science dork, & I am perhaps a little too excited about things like percentages & working in metric.

I've devoted myself to formulating coconut-free soaps, thanks in part to the number of folks with coconut allergies who have crossed my path in recent years. But honestly, I do coconut-free because someone once told me it couldn't be done. And I said watch me...

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  • Hayley Like broom but with a C

    Owner, Maker, Designer, High Saponatrix

    The motto of my first college was "color outside the lines". That's more or less the defining theme of my entire life. Give me a trend & I'll buck it. Tell me it can't be done & I'll say watch me. Really, it's a wonder I haven't been arrested yet.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 11, 2015
Thank you for visiting Paintbox Soapworks!

My soaps contain no SLS/SLES or artificial foaming agents, detergents or propylene glycol. Most of my fragrances are phthalate-free, and I use only micas, oxides & a minimum of FD&C body-safe colorants. I source my ingredients only from reputable, established suppliers. I want you to feel confident that you are purchasing quality soaps that will leave you feeling clean, fresh & deliciously scented!

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment is due at checkout. At this time I accept PayPal, Direct Checkout, & Etsy gift cards only.

Unpaid orders will be canceled after 24 hours unless other arrangements have been made.

All orders shipped to Pennsylvania will include 6% state sales tax.
Shipping
I ship via USPS, and orders are processed per my current shipping times, detailed in my Shop Announcement. Your order will be shipped to the address provided by *ETSY*, not PayPal. If you are purchasing a gift, please enter the recipient's address when checking out via Etsy.

Domestic purchases weighing 13 ounces or less will ship First Class Mail, unless other arrangements are made. Domestic purchases weighing over 13 ounces will automatically be shipped Priority Mail. I use flat-rate & regional options whenever practical.

Free Shipping on DOMESTIC orders >$75: Your order total must come to >$75 BEFORE shipping for this offer to apply. I will refund the shipping fees when processing your order - convo me for a coupon code to avoid this step. *Bulk mini & favor orders are not eligible for the free shiping offer.*

*Please note that I promptly refund shipping charges >$2 over the actual cost of postage. Postage rates vary wildly depending on the destination, & I make sure to refund excess shipping as it applies. Here's a handy shipping calculator that may help you estimate your final shipping fees: https://brittanysbest.com/2013/12/usps-shipping-calculator-for-2014/

1/22/12: My beloved overseas customers, once again the USPS has jacked the rates for International mail. I apologize for the sticker shock, esp on Sorbettos. I am very sorry about this as I realize the new rates put my heavier products into a much higher true-cost bracket. I'll be investigating the flat-rate options, & encourage you to pool your orders as much as possible. If you have any questions, please let me know. Thank you for your wonderful support, & your patience with our country's extortionate mail system :/

I use padded mailers & corrugated boxes, packing paper, recycled packing peanuts & tissue for mailing. Please re-use & recycle :)

Paintbox Soapworks is Switch Witch/Secret Santa/Ninja Faerie-friendly!

Please note that as the buyer, you are responsible for any customs fees and/or taxes. Paintbox Soapworks is not responsible for damage incurred during the customs process.
Refunds and Exchanges
Due to the nature of the product, Paintbox Soapworks cannot accept returns. If you have concerns or questions about your order, please email paintboxsoapworks [at] gmail.com.

If your item arrives damaged or broken, please contact me immediately.
Additional policies and FAQs
*In accordance with the CPSIA act, effective 2/2009, nothing sold by Paintbox Soapworks is primarily intended for use by persons aged 12 & under.*