SweetCreekSoap

Affordable Luxury in Handmade Skin Care

East Nashville, Tennessee · 11206 Sales

SweetCreekSoap

Affordable Luxury in Handmade Skin Care

East Nashville, Tennessee 11206 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(6039)

Shop owner

Kathleen

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Announcement   Hello, folks.

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

I now sell at Nashville Farmers Market downtown on Rosa Parks Blvd. Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

I 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.

Now offering custom labels if ordering a whole batch of soap (18 bars) with a discount price of $78 per batch which comes to $4.33 per bar of soap. Just let me know what you want, and I will print them as you wish.

Free Shipping on orders totalling $50 or more. Use coupon code: standardfreeshipping to get this discount. International customers use code in comments to seller for a $6.50 reduction in International shipping cost.

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
05.04.2017

Announcement

Last updated on May 4, 2017

Hello, folks.

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

I now sell at Nashville Farmers Market downtown on Rosa Parks Blvd. Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

I 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.

Now offering custom labels if ordering a whole batch of soap (18 bars) with a discount price of $78 per batch which comes to $4.33 per bar of soap. Just let me know what you want, and I will print them as you wish.

Free Shipping on orders totalling $50 or more. Use coupon code: standardfreeshipping to get this discount. International customers use code in comments to seller for a $6.50 reduction in International shipping cost.

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
05.04.2017

Kathleen

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Kathleen

Comfrey Balm, sampler size
$4.00
Calendula Salve Fragrance Free, sampler size
$4.00
5 Soap Package Deal
$27.50
5 Soap Package Deal
$27.50
5 Soap Package Deal
$27.50
5 Soap Package Deal
$27.50
3 Lip Balm Package Deal
$10.00
5 Lip Balm Package Deal
$16.00
10 Lip Balm Package Deal
$30.00
3 Lip Tint Balm Package Deal
$10.00
Pet Product Package Deal
$20.00
Vanilla, Coconut, Mint Lip Balm
$4.00
Chocolate Mints Lip Balm
$4.00
Silky Chocolate Vegan Lip Balm
$4.00
Love Spell Bath Soap
$6.00
Blu' Spa Bath Soap
$6.00
Tennessee Valley Ginseng Bath Soap
$6.00
Pet Product Package Deal
$20.00
Lavender Vanilla Sachet
$3.50
Sampler Soap Gift Package
$10.00
Soap and Lip Balm Gift Package
$11.00
Lavender and Roses Bath Soap
$6.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(6039)
Corinne Uskali

Corinne Uskali on May 16, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Nice soaps, smelled great and shipped fast! Used as favors for a baby shower and looked really cute.

Corinne Uskali

Corinne Uskali on May 16, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Nice soaps, smelled great and shipped fast! Used as favors for a baby shower and looked really cute.

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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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