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Buffalo City, Wisconsin

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Last updated on Sep 15, 2021

First batch of Halloween soaps are in stock!

Please check out my Facebook page.
or follow me on Instagram @summerlandbath



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Denise Van Winkle

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Denise Van Winkle


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About summerlandscrubs

Sales 3,218
On Etsy since 2007

Filling needs I didn't know existed...

I started my business 13 years ago based on MY needs-at the time a need for a body scrub that didn't make bathing treacherous. But, as my product line has evolved, it is all about what my customers need. Before opening my business, I hadn't thought about there being people who couldn't buy lotion from a store because it made their skin worse, so they suffered with dry skin all their life. I have been humbled by my customers' appreciation for such simple things.

So, if there is a need that commercial products hasn't been able to fill, contact me and we'll try to make something to fill that need. I can't make a guarantee that it will be perfect for you, but I will try my best-that IS a guarantee.

Shop members

  • Denise Van Winkle

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer, Customer Service, Shipping

Shop policies

Last updated on December 11, 2018
Welcome! I've been making toiletries for 13 years, and starting selling them when a friend tried my scrub and urged me to do so. I aim to offer only natural products without harmful chemicals in them. A lot of these chemicals are bad for the skin, as well as overall health-including reproductive health. As a woman who has had her share of childbearing troubles, if avoiding parabens and pthalates help, then why not do it? If it's bad for you, it's bad for your babies, too!

*The only non-natural ingredient I've used is my preservative, germall plus powder, which I have to use in anything that contains water. I have used it for 13 years, and never had a customer have a reaction to it. I have tried more "natural" preservatives, and they either didn't work, or caused reactions in my customers(who were willing participants in a "trial" since I have tough skin, and don't often have reactions.) This was with a preservative that had been lab tested to be gentle and not cause reactions.
I do keep up on research into new, natural preservatives. I also talk with other lotion makers to see what they've tried.

I'd rather stick with what I know than put my customers at risk. My preservative does not cause products to produce formaldehyde as it is the powder form. It is the gentlest and most effective preservative I know of. I have customers who have had a bottle of product for years and it hasn't gone bad. Suggested shelf life is 1 year from when I make a lotion.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
I DO NOT GIVE REFUNDS ON UNINSURED ITEMS UNLESS THE LOSS IS CAUSED BY MY NEGLIGENCE. If an item is very different from the description(you were grossly shorted on amount of product; it's a totally different color and/or scent than described, product has spoiled, etc.) I may give a refund. Each situation will be handled on an individual basis. Since I sell bath products, there is much room for interpretation, so please take that into account. Please contact me if there are any issues with a purchase, I will do everything I can to make sure you are happy with your purchase.
You may pay me via Paypal or Credit Card through Etsy.
I generally ship First Class or Priority Mail Domestic and International. Priority Mail is automatically insured up to $100. Insurance for First Class is $1.50 extra. I ship internationally unless there are issues with certain countries' customs restrictions. All shipments are tracked except international ones. SAMPLES ARE NOT TRACKED. ONCE INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS LEAVE MY HANDS, I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT HAPPENS TO THEM. IF YOU WANT YOUR ITEMS COVERED FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE DURING SHIPMENT, YOU MUST PURCHASE INSURANCE. I INSURE THROUGH A THIRD PARTY INSURER, shipsurance. They are very reliable(moreso than the USPS insurance). Everyone I have spoken to has gotten their money back when they filed a claim. It is very rare that a package goes missing, but it has happened. Please ask for an insurance quote before purchasing.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you need your order by a certain time, please leave a note in Note to Seller and I will prioritize your order.

I do guarantee that my items are made in a squeaky clean environment, with fresh ingredients kept in their own separate containers, and of the ingredients listed on the items' pages. All my equipment is sterilized after and before each use. I take making these products seriously, and take up a professional attitude in respect to them.

Any questions on this issue, please feel free to convo me.