Simply Creative Living

Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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Last updated on May 4, 2021

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About simplycreativeliving

Sales 2,763
On Etsy since 2012

Living a Simply, Creative, Life.

Simply Creative Living was founded on the basic principal that we can go back to the basics of what really matters. Not so many years ago, people made everything for themselves. As life got busier, people did not have the time for such things, so the assembly and production lines stepped in. The quality of ingredients in our beauty products was compromised for cheaper alternatives.

Some years ago I have become increasingly concerned about all these toxins in my own life and decided to do what I could to reduce what I was absorbing into my body. I started experimenting with home-made, more natural beauty items. While talking with friends, I found I was not alone in my concerns, so I started to share my products with them, and now I share them with you.

Living ‘Simply’ is living with more natural ingredients in your life. Our bodies were not designed to absorb all these chemicals and my beauty line seeks to bring us back to the basics. Living ‘Creative’ means not accepting what is easily accessible, but rather seeking out those products, that lifestyle that benefits us in the long run. Finally, ‘Living’ means enjoying the world and people around you. Slowing down to enjoy what has been placed before you by a loving Creator. Living a Simply, Creative, Life.

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  • Karen

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I grew up in rural Ohio having fun reading, discovering nature, and playing violin. Later, I joined the Navy where I met my husband and started a family.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 30, 2022
Hello! Simply Creative Living is an outreach of my own life. I strive for simpler living through natural beauty products and jewelry made from repurposed items. I hope you enjoy browsing my selection of goods, lovingly hand-crafted and designed to slow down the hectic pace of life.

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Cancellations: not accepted

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We accept credit cards through Paypal or Etsy Direct Checkout. If you wish to pay by echeck or postal money order, please contact me to make arrangements. Order will ship within 3 days of payment clearing.


I ship all packages by USPS with delivery confirmation. Items will ship within 3 postal days, usually on Tuesdays and Fridays. Exceptions are made for large and custom orders. In this case, you will be notified by me as to a time frame for shipping. Finally, I try my best to have shipping charges reflect what it will actually cost to send a package. If actual postage costs are more than $2, you will be refunded the difference.

Items not received: If your tracking says ‘delivered’ but you have not received the item, give it a few days. Sometimes the delivery is delayed. Meanwhile, check around the property to see if it was delivered in an odd place. Check with family members to see if someone brought in the package and forgot to tell you. Check with neighbors and your local Post Office. Let me know and I will see what I can do on my end. If all come up negative, you may be the victim of theft and will have to file a report with the Post Office. Items that show in tracking that they were delivered will not be refunded.

Additional policies and FAQs

GRAPHICS: All graphics and designs shown in this shop are the property of Simply Creative Living and Recycle Bin Graphics. It is a strict violation of Copyright Law to duplicate them in any way for sale without my express permission. Purchasers of graphics do have permission to use graphics for personal use. If you want to use them for your business, you may use them on printed brochures or tags to promote your business.

CUSTOM SOAP ORDERS: If you have a desire for certain ingredients in your soap that you do not see in my shop, or like a certain soap, but want a certain scent in it, please convo me. I will work with you to get you what you are looking for in soap qualities or scents. Due to the nature of my soap mold, special orders are preferred in 15 bar increments (slab) or 16 bar increments (loaf). I can accommodate less amounts depending on circumstances. Please know that my soap needs 4 -6 weeks to cure after creating it. Also, if you need a certain scent or ingredient that is not in stock, there is a 1 - 2 week additional wait for the product to be ordered and arrive before I can create the soap.

Why Some Chemicals?
In my quest to make the most natural beauty products possible, I have had to concede that they (and you) need to be protected from microbes that can grow from the ingredients in the product itself, or simply enter and rest on the product when you open the container. So if you see a name you do not recognize, it will be a preservative. I seek out the most natural and body-friendly preservatives I can. MANY hours of research has gone into this subject and I have found that all-natural preservatives may work for a little while, but in the long run, will not do the job properly. So as a result, most are naturally derived.

Here are a list of what I presently use:
Optiphen PLUS offers broad spectrum preservation without parabens or formaldehyde. Consisting of Phenoxyethanol (an aromatic ether alcohol), Sorbic Acid (a natural acid that offers protection from yeast, fungus and mold) and Caprylyl Glycol (an emollient base). [ ]

Phenonip is liquid preservative to inhibit a full range of microbial growth. Phenonip is not a formaldehyde donor. [ ]

AMTicide combines the antimicrobial properties of sodium benzoate (a common food-grade preservative) with gluconodeltalactone (derived from microbial fermentation of corn starch). [ ]

Sodium Citrate is the sodium salt of citric acid. []

Tetrasodium EDTA is produced synthetically in the laboratory. Its use as a chelating agent for soaps and shampoos that not only allows them to work in hard water, but reduces soap build-up in the shower and plumbing.
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All preservatives and chemicals are used in quantities just large enough to do the job, but also very much under FDA guidelines for maximum percentage. This allows my products to be as natural as possible, but still deliver the high quality that customers expect. All chemicals are reported on the ingredient list. If you don't see any chemicals listed, then there aren't any in the product. As a rule of thumb, all products with water in them, in addition to the soap, will have some sort of preservative in them, unless otherwise requested by the customer.


This Privacy Policy describes how I use the data you submit to Etsy when you purchase an item from me, or contact me in any way. It does not apply to third party services you access through Etsy.
To fulfill an order, you provide certain information to Etsy (name, address, email, custom request info, etc.). Also, certain info may be passed along in a Conversation to answer a question or help me in further fulfilling your order.
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including: 1. As needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support. 2. When you have provided your consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list. 3. If necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim (retaining information about your purchases) and as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests (providing or improving my services and also in compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use).
Information about my customers is very important to my business. I will only share the information you give me and only as much as is necessary in the following circumstances: 1. Etsy: in order to provide you my services and fulfill my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use. 2. Service Providers: in order to ship packages. 3. Compliance with Laws: I may collect, use, retain, and share your information in order to respond to the legal process or government requests; enforce my agreements, terms and policies; to prevent,investigate, and address fraud or other illegal activity; or to protect the rights, safety, or property of customers.
I retain your personal information only as long as needed to complete a transaction. However, as I may need to use the information to resolve disputes or comply with legal or regulatory obligations, I can keep the information for 4 years.
I may store and process your data through third-party services such as Etsy. If I transfer your data outside of the EU, I use Privacy Shield provided by Google.
You have a number of rights in relation to your personal information: 1. Access: you may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me. 2. Change, restrict, delete: You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information (exception: when I retain your information for legal reasons - I will generally delete your personal information upon request). 3. Object: You can object to my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and also receiving marketing messages from me after providing your consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless it is needed for legal reasons. 4. Complaints: If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Karen Derian, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at simplycreativeliving [!at] . Alternately, you may mail me at: 22604 Gordon Rd., Saint Clair Shores, MI 48081
See this Seller Handbook article for a sample privacy policy you can customize for your shop.