sudsbysarah

Suds by Sarah Handmade Artisan Soap Cakes

Lincoln, Nebraska · 2119 Sales

sudsbysarah

Suds by Sarah Handmade Artisan Soap Cakes

Lincoln, Nebraska 2119 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(941)

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Note from shop owner Suds by Sarah is temporarily closed, family needs continue to take precedence. For all who have been patiently waiting on restocks I ask for your continued patience as we work through these changes in priorities and time management. I hope to reopen sometime during March. Thanks so much for supporting handmade!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Feb 19, 2017

Suds by Sarah is temporarily closed, family needs continue to take precedence. For all who have been patiently waiting on restocks I ask for your continued patience as we work through these changes in priorities and time management. I hope to reopen sometime during March. Thanks so much for supporting handmade!

Sarah Root

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Sarah Root

Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(941)
Denise Murray

Denise Murray on Jul 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars
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Lovely product, arrived safe and sound and on time. Thanks!

Denise Murray

Denise Murray on Jul 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars
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Smells amazing! Everything arrived on time and damage free.

Julie Giammanchere

Julie Giammanchere on Jun 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars
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Julie Giammanchere

Julie Giammanchere on Jun 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars
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Love the smell! Really nice soap

Julie Giammanchere

Julie Giammanchere on Jun 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars
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Divine smell and really soaps up nicely

Julie Giammanchere

Julie Giammanchere on Jun 19, 2016

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SpiderCreations

SpiderCreations on May 14, 2016

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I'll be back!!

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SpiderCreations on May 14, 2016

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Another great transaction

SpiderCreations

SpiderCreations on May 14, 2016

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These soaps are the best!!

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SpiderCreations on May 14, 2016

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Love!

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About

Suds by Sarah is Born

I discovered Cold Process soapmaking in December of 1999 on a quest to find something to help my excema and a family member's troublesome skin rashes. The more confident (and addicted) I became the more supplies took over the pantry and soap just piled up on the curing shelves.

I knew my family and I would never be able to use all of that soap in our lifetimes, so once I was comfortable with my base formula I began marketing locally in March of 2001 and online in 2002. I also enjoy crochet, cross-stitch and baking, but none of those come close to the addiction I have for soapmaking. It's so inspiring to get feedback from customers who finally have a soap they can use! I prefer the Hot Process method of soapmaking over the traditional Cold Process method; I'm just too impatient to wait 6-8 weeks for a batch to cure. :)

A brief overview of the process is featured in the slideshow - enjoy!

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  • Sarah Root

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Formulation, Creation, Photography, Packaging, Shipping, Bookkeeping

    I was bitten by the soapmaking bug late in 1999; the whole process was so fascinating and with virtually unlimited scents available total addiction wasn't long in forthcoming. Once I perfected my forumulas Suds by Sarah was born. :)

Shop policies

Last updated on January 5, 2016
Suds by Sarah is committed to bringing you high quality, true 'made from scratch' artisan soaps at affordable prices.

This isn't Grandma's lye soap... it's better!

Just like Grandma, all of my soap is stirred, poured, cut, cured and packaged by hand right in my own home. Modern technology has given me the benefit of digital scales and accurate measurements. I use my own soap formulas, developed over time, to produce a soap that is mild, luxurious, abundant in lather, and leaves your skin feeling clean and soft.

Suds by Sarah soap cakes have a charming, irregular look all their own, and no two are ever exactly alike. All soap weights listed are approximate, and colors, as well as scents, can vary from batch to batch. My handmade soaps tend to last longer, do not contain detergents or preservatives, and retain their own glycerin which is a naturally occurring by-product of the soapmaking process. Many of my competitors call commercial Melt and Pour glycerin soaps handmade, homemade, or all natural, however, there is no comparison to the quality and feel of true handmade soap.

I am often asked if my soaps are "organic" or "natural... here is my take on it:

As a soapmaker, I have no "official" definition of natural, because the FDA doesn't have one, either. When making my soap, I do not like to use 100% natural everything because it stifles me in color and fragrance. I think most Americans do not like the smell of most essential oils and prefer the more mellow fragrance oils or a blend of essential and fragrance oils. And until glitter, or the lab-derived sodium hydroxide (lye) we all use becomes 100% natural, I will have problems making 100% natural soaps...

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Payment
Online payments through PayPal or U.S. Money Orders accepted. If you pay with an eCheck I do not ship your purchase(s) until PayPal has notified me that those funds have cleared my account, usually within 5 business days.

You do not need a PayPal account to pay using your credit card.

Your PayPal payment is due within 3 days of your commitment to purchase and/or receipt of invoice; Money Orders must be received within 7 business days. All orders not paid within 7 days will be canceled and the items will be re-stocked. Every attempt will be made to contact you during this time through Etsy's Conversation feature.

Sales tax will be collected on all products shipped to Nebraska.
Shipping
International orders have been suspended in the shopping cart due to recent tracking issues on parcels sent outside of the Priority Mail International shipping service. Orders will still be accepted but MUST be shipped using USPS Priority Mail International. Contact me and we can talk about rates before you place your order. Once your shipment is in the hands of the shipper Suds by Sarah will no longer be liable for the shipment; and you will be responsible for any and all fees your items incur with customs.

All paid orders are shipped within 5-7 business days, excluding weekends and holidays.

I always include USPS Delivery Confirmation as part of the shipping quote whenever available. If you have not received your order and the Post Office confirmation shows package as delivered, I cannot replace your package.

One to two soap cakes generally ship via USPS First Class Mail Parcel (up to 13 oz.) three or more cakes ship via USPS Priority Mail. I will always use the most economical shipping method available for your order. I love the Flat Rate Priority Boxes and Envelopes, and use them whenever possible to help save on shipping costs.

Insurance is free from USPS on orders up to $50.00 using the Priority Mail service. If you would like your First Class Parcel package or order exceeding $50.00 insured please request insurance in the comments section at checkout.

I happily combine shipping for multiple purchases and I have tried to keep the estimated shipping costs as actual as possible. If additional funds for insurance or shipping are required an additional invoice will be sent to cover that shortage.

>>>> Combined shipping payments that exceed actual charges by $1.00 or more will gladly be refunded through PayPal; otherwise feel free to place your order using the "Money Order" payment option and wait for an adjusted PayPal invoice that will reflect actual shipping. Please indicate your invoice preference in the comments box at checkout. <<<<

A NOTE ON SHIPPING: I will always do everything in my power to pass along any savings and provide the best rates possible on your purchases.
Refunds and Exchanges
ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

Please consider all terms and familiarize yourself with the ingredients in each listing prior to making your purchase.

All ingredients used are provided with each individual listing so you will always be able to make an educated and well-informed decision when allergy issues, lifestyle preferences or personal needs are a concern.

I stand behind my products 110%, however, because of the handmade nature of my products, and to ensure that every product I sell is new and sanitary, I cannot accept returns, nor issue credits or refunds on any product. **Dissatisfaction with a chosen scent variety does not constitute reason for product return.
Additional policies and FAQs
>>>> Each of my Etsy listings will always tell you how many of each particular item is available. It is my hope that this will help save time and make things as easy as possible for my customers. <<<<

These products are made for external use only. If any irritation occurs, discontinue use. No claims are made or implied. Suds by Sarah assumes no liability if a reaction should occur.

All items come from a pet friendly home.

I utilize minimal packaging to help reduce shipping costs and maximize space. Soap cakes are packaged in small brown kraft paper bags with a full ingredient label attached.

To the best of my knowledge, my products are produced in a manner compliant with FDA and Nebraska State Regulations. While no specific licensing is required to run my business, I do adhere to industry standards for cleanliness, truth in labeling and storage of my items.

If you have any questions regarding my products or practices, I encourage you to contact me.

I reserve the right to edit or change my policies at any time, as well as cancel any transaction I feel may have been made with malicious intent.

I have discontinued my wholesale program and I am currently engaged in retail sales only. No bulk discounts for resellers are offered. Special orders from retail customers are welcome, please convo for complete terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change at any time, without notice.

Please do not ask me to share my supply sources or product formulas.