SweetCreekSoap

Affordable Luxury in Handmade Skin Care

East Nashville, Tennessee · 11058 Sales

SweetCreekSoap

Affordable Luxury in Handmade Skin Care

East Nashville, Tennessee 11058 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(5995)

Shop owner

Kathleen

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Announcement   Hello, folks.

For the most part, orders ship out on Tuesdays and Fridays.

I am newly moved to Nashville, Tennessee. I'm currently shopping for local farmer's markets with which to vend my soaps and skin care products. I will publish them here upon settling down into a few of them.

Am a member of Handcrafted Soap Guild. I'm also on Facebook, and occasionally offer sales for facebook friends. You can find this page at https://www.facebook.com/sweetcreeksoaps. You may also email me directly at sweetcreeksoaps [!at] gmail.com.

If you have any questions, concerns, and/or comments, please write me. I answer all correspondence daily.

And, please…enjoy your shopping experience. Thank you!

~Kathleen
02.19.2017

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 19, 2017

Hello, folks.

For the most part, orders ship out on Tuesdays and Fridays.

I am newly moved to Nashville, Tennessee. I'm currently shopping for local farmer's markets with which to vend my soaps and skin care products. I will publish them here upon settling down into a few of them.

Am a member of Handcrafted Soap Guild. I'm also on Facebook, and occasionally offer sales for facebook friends. You can find this page at https://www.facebook.com/sweetcreeksoaps. You may also email me directly at sweetcreeksoaps [!at] gmail.com.

If you have any questions, concerns, and/or comments, please write me. I answer all correspondence daily.

And, please…enjoy your shopping experience. Thank you!

~Kathleen
02.19.2017

Kathleen

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Kathleen

Lavender Vanilla Sachet
$3.50
Lavender Sachet
$3.00
Sampler Soap Gift Package
$10.00
Soap and Lip Balm Gift Package
$10.00
Leather Bath Soap
$6.00
Lavender and Roses Bath Soap
$6.00
Country Harvest Bath Soap
$6.00
Frosted Cranberries Bath Soap
$6.00
Country Christmas Bath Soap
$6.00
Almond Honey Bath Soap
$6.00
Whipped Cocoa Butter Indulgence, Edible
$10.00
Whipped Cocoa Butter Unscented and Edible
$9.00
Whipped Mango Butter Exotic Lands
$10.00
Whipped Mango Butter Unscented
$9.00
Pine Soap Dish for your Handmade Soaps
$5.00
Pine Soap Dish for your Handmade Soaps
$5.00
Soap, Soap Dish, Washcloth Gift Package
$15.00
Precious Perfume 2 ml roll on
$8.50
Precious Perfume 3.5 ml roll on
$10.00
3 Lip Tint Salve Package Deal
$10.00
Passionfruit Lip Salve
$4.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(5995)
Diane P.

Diane P. on Feb 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Exotic is the perfect name for this body butter. Applying takesme away from the stress o the day. :-)

Diane P.

Diane P. on Feb 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is your most perfect body butter Kathleen!! It smells heavely and is a luxurious treat for my skin. The light fragrance lingers for several hours I love it!

snowybwm

snowybwm on Feb 7, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Very quick - and they are wonderful shampoo bars!!

tonya dyce

tonya dyce on Jan 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

is the exact shade I was searching for. brushes on smoothly, no streaks. .. thanks!

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About

The Soap Lady

In 1994, someone introduces me to handmade goat milk soap. I use it In the shower and think “this is AWFUL”. I mean, terrible. It smells awful and doesn’t lather but is slimy, so I never notice what it may have done for my skin. Time passes and in 2004, I order two books wanting to learn a new craft. I order a book on melt and pour soap making and a book on candle making. I cannot master the art of matching the wick to the container, but I have a lot of fun with melt and pour soaps I learn to do from the book. However, the melt and pours do not last long enough for me. The bases are expensive and the bars last a few days in the shower. I am encouraged by several folks to try making lye soaps . My first recipe (palm, coconut, and olive oil) is borrowed from a local pamphlet about soap making. Whoo-boy, is that recipe wrong. I stir and stir that soap for 7 hours and it never traces. I finally pour it in a mold and cry. I go to the library a few days later and find a book on hot process soap making (Delores Boone). She also explains cold process and how to figure out your own recipe. I refigure that recipe I first used and it is 2 oz. too much lye (lye is measured by point one hundredth of an ounce in soap making). It was never going to be soap! So, the second soap I make is a pure olive oil soap called a Castile soap. I figure the amount of lye for myself and water and make that soap using a stick blender. It traces in about 15 minutes. I pop it in a mold to cure 4 weeks as I read to do. I make a couple more that month, but I am mostly waiting on the Castile soap to cure to see what kind of “soap” it is. Remember, I didn’t like hand made soaps in 1994. I grow herbs since 1989, so I make soap batches using herbal teas. It is finally time to try out the castile soap. I take it to the shower and when it bubbles up and soaps up, I cry (yes, again). I walk out of the shower all soaped up and show my significant other the beautiful suds!! This is what starts my business.

Since 2004, this is all I do. My significant other works and allows me to build a business with little hardship. Interestingly enough, I am all over the place and cannot seem to focus. I spend way more money trying new things than I did making what I find out works. I think I’m dallying with the idea but not focusing and creating a strong business. In 2011, I am now alone. If this business is my income, I need to focus. It is now 2016 and I continue to research and build on what works. I learn simple works best for me and mine, and so I work to create a simple yet strong and stable business. I still have a passion for soap making and I also find I enjoy running every aspect of a small business. In other words, I’m having fun!

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  • Kathleen Baldwin

    Owner, I Do It All! Founder, CEO, Manufacturer, Shipper, Secretary, Purchasing/Selling Agent

    There is fun in working solo. I am both the boss and the worker bee, and I enjoy “playing” both in all the departments. From the shipping department to the CEO, I enjoy it all. The hardest department is the Secretary! :)

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