SteamValleySoaps

Handmade Bath and Body Care, Candles and Jewelry

Pennsylvania, United States · 101 Sales

SteamValleySoaps

Handmade Bath and Body Care, Candles and Jewelry

Pennsylvania, United States 101 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(47)

Announcement   Welcome to my shop! Everything you see is handmade by me. I use high quality ingredients that are incredibly nourishing for your skin, and almost everything I make is all natural, but for the preservative where needed, and fragrance oils, and pigments if used.

BATH AND BODY: I craft in small batches to ensure freshness, so a product is not sitting around on the shelf for too long.

~:~ All of my equipment, tools, containers, workbench, etc., are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected with a bleach solution or 90% alcohol before making any bath and body product.

I test and use everything I make, on me, my family, and friends!

I DO NOT SKIMP ON FRAGRANCE!!! I am a bona fide smell freak, and I love using something that smells so good! I get more compliments on my scents, especially the hand creams, so if you love good smelly things, you have come to the right place!

WAX PRODUCTS: All of my candles and wax tarts and melts are made with only 100% soy wax.

JEWELRY: My jewelry is an eclectic mix of sterling silver, gemstones, Swarovski crystals, antique brass, oxidized copper, glass beads, silver or gold plated wire and much more.

I love making large quantities of things, so if you are interested in favors or little gift packs, etc., contact me and we can work something out.

Announcement
Last updated on Jun 2, 2016

Welcome to my shop! Everything you see is handmade by me. I use high quality ingredients that are incredibly nourishing for your skin, and almost everything I make is all natural, but for the preservative where needed, and fragrance oils, and pigments if used.

BATH AND BODY: I craft in small batches to ensure freshness, so a product is not sitting around on the shelf for too long.

~:~ All of my equipment, tools, containers, workbench, etc., are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected with a bleach solution or 90% alcohol before making any bath and body product.

I test and use everything I make, on me, my family, and friends!

I DO NOT SKIMP ON FRAGRANCE!!! I am a bona fide smell freak, and I love using something that smells so good! I get more compliments on my scents, especially the hand creams, so if you love good smelly things, you have come to the right place!

WAX PRODUCTS: All of my candles and wax tarts and melts are made with only 100% soy wax.

JEWELRY: My jewelry is an eclectic mix of sterling silver, gemstones, Swarovski crystals, antique brass, oxidized copper, glass beads, silver or gold plated wire and much more.

I love making large quantities of things, so if you are interested in favors or little gift packs, etc., contact me and we can work something out.

Nadine Young

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Nadine Young

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5 out of 5 stars
(47)
Amanda Hornsby

Amanda Hornsby on Aug 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

After reading reviews, I was expecting a good product (and wasn't let down) but I wasn't prepared for how great Nadine is. Thanks!

Judy

Judy on Jan 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect transaction and great customer service. Thanks for the sample of hand cream!

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About

All Things Work Together For Good....

We live on top of the Steam Valley mountain north of Williamsport Pennsylvania. I have three children, two that are married and between the two of them, they have given me five grandchildren. My third child is still home with us, not old enough to leave the nest yet! So how did I start my shop? Hmm. That's a good question. I have gone from one craft to the next most of my life. When I was little, it was making clothes for my barbie dolls. Not with a sewing machine though. I used string, or tape, or whatever would hold them together. But I was so interested in the different colors of materials and matching them together. When I was around 12 years old, I was so fascinated with skin care. I remember getting a big book from the school library that was all about the teaching of skin care. I would read that book almost every time I took a bath at night, and learn the proper way to wash my face and take care of my skin. When I had to take the book back, I would re-new it again.
Fast forward a few years, and after I had my first two children, I started doing ceramics. Lots of fun! Then in '89 I graduated from Beauty School and I have been doing hair ever since. That was my major, longest source of income. Quite a few more years later, after my 3rd child, I would walk through A C Moore and Michaels craft stores and see all of those stacks of paper and wonder "what do people do with them?" Then I found out, and I got into scrapbooking and cardmaking. I held parties and workshops and had so much fun! My first Etsy shop was a card shop. We won't talk about that one though!

Three or four years later, I wanted to start wearing jewelry again. I was going to buy some bracelets, but I would rather make my stuff, so I had a friend who made jewelry and asked her if she would show me how to make a bracelet. It was so simple and beautiful to me! I wore it a lot and constantly stared at it. I was so proud of that bracelet! ( My husband asked me at the time, if I was going to start selling jewelry. I looked at him like he was nuts and said Noo!!) Although I don't wear that one anymore, I keep it in my shop to look at it occasionally to remember the excitement when I first started to make jewelry.

Within the last four years, my love for doing hair was dwindling down. So I closed my beauty shop after a couple of years of much thinking. Once I closed it, I got into craft shows and I opened another shop on Etsy for my jewelry. I really loved making jewelry! I still do!

In April of 2012 I got some devastating news. I had been having some pain in my tailbone area, since October 2011. After many Cat scans, tests, X-rays, and MRI's they found out I had a tumor at the bottom of my spine. It was called 'Cordoma of the Sacrum.' and it was cancer. I had a surgery to remove it at my local hospital, but it was unsuccessful. I was sent to Geisinger, and in July 2012, I had the most horrific surgery done to remove it. Thanks be to God, and an awesome surgeon, they were able to remove it. The recovery was the most horrible time in my life, and took months. I then went to Philadelphia for radiation from a Proton Beam. After some time, another spot was discovered, and in July 2014, I had to repeat the same surgery. It wasn't nearly as bad as the first one, thank God!! Needless to say, I had to close my jewelry shop quite a few times. And now, a year later, everything is gone! However, the surgeries and radiation have taken quite a toll on my body, and I am left with some damage, but I'm alive! Praise God!! My life is totally in His hands!

Now here's how I got into the bath and body buiseness....after recovering from the first surgery, for Christmas 2013, I wanted to make something different for the ladies in my family besides jewelry. So I got online to find out how to make candles. And oh...my....goodness! I found all kinds of things to make! And I learned how to make skin care! My very first love!! Well, besides the barbie doll clothes. So, needless to say, here I am today, making bath and body products, jewelry, candles, and paper crafting. (the ladies never did get candles, but a bunch of other goodies!) So I switched my jewelry shop to a bath and body shop.

Do you see how 'all things worked together?' My shop is in my basement. I have been blessed with friends who built it for me. It even has a bathroom In it! I have a station for my jewelry making, a station for my paper crafting, and a station for my bath and body and candle making. I don't do scrapbooking any more, but I make all of my tags and most of my gift boxes and whatever else I can make with paper to use for the jewelry and bath stuff. It all worked together. What a blessing! God has given me a gift and talent to do this. I take no credit for it at all. I am truly grateful that He worked this out for me so I could work from home! I am truly ecstatic and so happy working in my shop. It is therapy to me. To God be the Glory!
Thank you for reading 'my story'!

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  • Nadine Young

    Owner, Creator, Photographer

    My shop is run by me only, and my biggest supporters are my son, who I would be lost without his computer help, my oldest daughter who loves to use my stuff, and my youngest daughter who has to constantly listen to me talk about it! I love you all!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 28, 2015
Hello, and welcome to this part of my shop. My name is Nadine, and I will do my best to explain to you all about shipping, payments, and refunds, and anything extra. If I don't give you enough information, please, please contact me because I may have forgotten to say something or said something confusing.

Everything in my shop is hand-made by me.

Every piece of jewelry that I make is stored in air tight containers in order to protect the silver from oxidizing from the air. Very important if you want to keep your silver pieces bright and shiny for a long time! :) I take great care of all of the materials that I use to make my jewelry, and any thing that can tarnish is stored in air tight containers, and/or heavy plastic zip bags.

For my bath and body products, I clean and disinfect my work space, tools, and jars, etc. for each new product I make. The finished product is then sealed if needed, and stored in containers until each show.

I craft in small batches to keep my products fresh. If a product reaches an expired date before it's sold, it gets thrown out, and a fresh batch is made.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
I accept payments through PayPal, personal checks, money orders, and straight through Etsy.

If you are new to Etsy you can type in this link and it will take you to a page that will explain to you how you can pay: http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php

Credit Cards Are Welcomed Here!
If you are paying through PayPal and you do not have a PayPal account, and you wish to pay with a credit card, simply push the button that you wish to pay with PayPal. Then on the right side of the screen it will give you the option to pay without creating an account.

If you are paying by check or money order, your purchase will be held until I receive payment. Once payment has cleared I will then ship your order within 24 hours (excluding Sundays and Holidays).
If I do not receive a payment by 2 weeks after the date of purchase, I will assume that you changed your mind and I will cancel the sale and relist the item.
If there is a problem, contact me. I am flexible. I would rather keep your business than be worried about a slow payment. :)
Shipping
All orders will be shipped USPS. I will use a protective bubble mailer for items that will fit and are under 13 oz, and boxes for everything larger.
Sometimes it is hard to figure the exact cost of shipping until I print the label, so rest assured, if you are charged more than what the actual cost of the shipping label is, I will refund you for any costs that are $1.00 or more. I will do my best to keep your shipping cost as low as possible for you.

If you would like faster shipping, please contact me before purchasing and for an extra fee I will offer you that.

Please be sure that your Etsy address matches your PayPal address. All purchases will be shipped to your Etsy address.

If you are worried about anything breaking during shipping, you can purchase insurance, so please contact me before buying and I will adjust the costs. It is very reasonable.

I am not responsible for delayed, lost, stolen, or damaged packages. But if you have a problem, please let me know and if I can help, I will.

To the best of my ability, your order will be packaged with great care to protect from damage, or leaks, etc.

I'm sorry, but at this time, I do not ship internationally.

Orders will be shipped within 24 hours unless it is a Sunday or Holiday. I like to get stuff fast too! :)
Refunds and Exchanges
I hope you are happy with your purchase, but if you are not, returns can be possible, but only within 7 days of your purchase. Jewelry has to be in it's original condition and package, unused. Everything else needs to be unopened. Please, no used product can be returned due to the nature of it.

Returns will be made, minus the shipping costs, once I receive the item undamaged and unused and in its original condition. I cannot offer free return shipping unless there was a problem due to my poor workmanship.

I am not responsible for items that become lost in the mail while they are being returned to me.

I do offer repairs at a low fee for jewelry, minus any shipping fees.

Overall, I will do my best to keep you satisfied and to have an enjoyable shopping experience with me.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do not accept wholesale orders.