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Last updated on Sep 29, 2020

Taking a break with the family.

Marissa Villescas

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Marissa Villescas


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About storybooksoaps

Sales 485
On Etsy since 2009

Sending Good, Clean, Love Around the World

My shop started when I began making soap for my son who at the time had a skin condition and couldn't use regular soap. I fell in love with making new bars that soon I had racks and racks of them. Scents inspired me and I could picture colors and swirls of soap in my head. I took classes and read tons of books on soapmaking, then went for it. I started by giving tons of soap away. Spreading good clean love. It became a snowball effect and I had so much I didn't know what to do with it. Someone suggested an Etsy store and I have loved it ever since. Although I admit to being very slow learning the business side of things. I still give back to the community by trying to give a bar for a bar. I offer donations of older soap to various organizations around Colorado and send in donations to Clean The World. It is a part of who I am. I love to spread good, clean love. I appreciate people from all over the world ordering and loving my soap. It gives a good feeling when someone gives away what you made from your own hands.

Shop members

  • Marissa Villescas


    My name is Marissa and I love soap, scents and color. Finding inspiration all around me, in nature, fabric, words, and smells. I have been handcrafting soap for about 7 years, for my family, and now for the world.

  • Abby


    Abby just started helping this past summer, with marketing, social media, ideas, and packaging. She is an aspiring writer, who loves books, science and the rain. She has lots of great ideas and gives her mom a ton of help.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 4, 2014
Thank you for your interest in my soaps, all of them are made weekly at my home in Denver, Colorado, with the utmost care, made-from-scratch cold process handmade soaps, or melt and pour creations. All of my Cold Process soaps are pure, 100% soap made from the highest quality vegetable oils and butters.

Legal Note: While this product is made to aromatherapy standards and should be safe when used as directed, it is possible to be allergic to just about anything. If you're concerned about sensitivity check the ingredient list, do a small patch test, and only continue to use it if you like how it makes you feel.
Our Bar soap is handmade using the cold process method. Each batch is made from scratch using raw ingredients the old fashion way. Our bars retain their natural glycerin and each batch contains a high portion of oils. Our CP soaps are not made from a base. All our bars cure for a minimum of 4-6 weeks so they are gentle and hard.
Most our soaps are vegan and we only use high quality fragrance oils.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I want you to be happy with your order! Due to the nature of the products, I do not accept returns. If, for any reason, you are not pleased upon receipt, please notify me so that we can resolve the problem.
Please send payment within three days or your order will be cancelled.
All orders are shipped via United States Postal Service. I ship as quick as I can, excepting Sundays and holidays.

One or two bars of soap, or any order up to 13 oz (including packaging) will be sent via First Class Mail in small boxes.

All other orders must be sent via Priority Mail. I try to use the most cost-effective shipping available and most of the time I can fit up to 6 bars of soap into a flat rate shipping envelope for $6.00

I recommend purchasing insurance for an additional fee; if you do not specify insurance, I am not responsible for any item once it is shipped.

If shipping charges are less than expected I will refund anything over $1.00.

Although I take pride in how quickly I will create your purchases and ready them for shipping, I have no control over the US Postal Service once the package is picked up. Please allow adequate time for shipping if you're purchasing a gift or it is needed for a specific time.

When shipping the item, I will ship to the address listed on your PayPal/Etsy receipt. If this is not your current address, please let me know in the message area when placing your order so we'll know to ship elsewhere.
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Great for presents, and favors for parties or gift baskets