GingersGardenSoap

Handmade Natural Artisan Soaps

California, United States · 97 Sales

GingersGardenSoap

Handmade Natural Artisan Soaps

California, United States 97 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Irena from Ginger's Garden brings you the best in handmade, artisan soaps, natural skin and body care, lip balms and natural body wash shower gel with organic aloe.

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Last updated on Mar 15, 2016

Irena from Ginger's Garden brings you the best in handmade, artisan soaps, natural skin and body care, lip balms and natural body wash shower gel with organic aloe.

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5 out of 5 stars
(52)
kjones1451

kjones1451 on Sep 14, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

This soap is wonderful!!! For someone that's ultra-sensitive, it's perfect It arrived very quickly, too.

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About

Ginger's Garden Handmade Artisan Soaps

I was born in Prague, Czech Republic. I am a third generation Soapmaker, Aromatherapist, Herbalist and Bath & Body care Formulator.

As a child I remember grandma making soap outside in a big kettle over an open fire. The lye was made by pouring ashes over rain water which my grandma collected during the rainy season. When she had enough lye, she would suspend an egg to see if the lye was strong enough. If the egg sank, the lye was too strong. If the egg just barely floated on the top of the water, the lye wasn't strong enough. But, if the egg submerged just half way, the lye was just right. She collected grease drippings in the kitchen in an empty coffee can. This soap was mostly used to wash laundry and dirty dishes. Our clothes were washed in a tin tub with a wooden washboard.

Then the clothes were hung on a rope with clothespins outside to get the wonderful clean smell from drying in the warmth of the sun.

My mother took me to gather herbs when I was about 7 years old for the first time. We woke up at about 4AM to get the best benefits from the herbs. The time I remember the best was in the fall when I could get my fill from ripe berries, including gooseberries. We also harvested fresh mushrooms from the forest after a gentle rain and make scrambled eggs with mushrooms for breakfast. Mushrooms that were left over, got sliced and dried for soup in the cold winter ahead.

Both mom and grandma made lotions, potions and creams. I use to think that my family had magicians because to a child what they made was just magic. People would come to buy these things so they would get better. My mom's kitchen was full of herbs drying upside down, secret jars full of steeping herbs or dark glass bottles filled with wonderful or "smelly" liquids. Since doctors were expensive, we made do with what we had.

Now that I'm grown up I'm following in their footsteps. Nowadays we have it easy. Different types of oils, butters, pre-made lye or fragrant oils are more readily available. I still think of magic when I make lotion with yellow or green oils & it comes out white, or when my soap comes to trace, so I can pour it in my mold.

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  • Ginger's Garden Handmade, Artisan Soaps

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    My name is Irena and I am a Soapmaker. I made my first soap in 1969 under my mother's watchful eye. My mother and grandmother made soap the old fashioned way. I am following in their footsteps.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 15, 2016
Welcome to Ginger's Garden Soap shop where I carry Handmade, Artisan soaps, natural lotions, lip balms and body wash shower gel. Handmade soaps are better for your skin as they retain the natural goodness of glycerin. Ginger's Garden soaps are mild and beneficial for every day use. All my cold process soaps cure for 4 to 6 weeks for mildness and to last longer in your bath or shower. Lotions, lip balms and body wash shower gel are made to order and scented at the time your order is placed.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment can be made with Paypal. If you don't have a Paypal account, you can still check-out and use Paypal as a guest.
Shipping
First class mail is $3.60 for 1 item and $1.00 for each additional item. Priority mail is $6.99. In order to take advantage of combined shipping, please make one payment for all items. I normally ship within 48 hours (not including weekends or holidays).

Please make sure that your address is correct in your PayPal account. I will ship to verified addresses. Shipping address discrepancies may delay your order and delivery. Free shipping on orders of $100.00 or more.
Refunds and Exchanges
Your purchase is important to me. Please convo me and I will do what I can to make things right.
Additional policies and FAQs
Wholesale inquiries:
I welcome any and all wholesale inquiries. Feel free to convo me with your needs.

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Last updated on Mar 15, 2016
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Custom Scents

I carry an extensive fragrance list. Please send me a convo with your needs.