SweetCreekSoap

Affordable luxury in Handmade Herbal Skin Care

East Nashville, Tennessee | 12051 Sales

SweetCreekSoap

Affordable luxury in Handmade Herbal Skin Care

East Nashville, Tennessee 12051 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(6227)

Announcement   Hello folks.

My shop is undergoing a face lift in the next couple if weeks.
I am going to condense listings into one and make it easier on you while shopping.
For instance, I make 7 scented deodorants, but they are all the same recipe except for the essential oils added. So, there will now be only one listing for the deodorants and you can choose the one you want. You won't have to hunt for all the varieties I make. When I'm done, all listings will be recipe specific.

You may also find me at https://www.facebook.com/sweetcreeksoaps. I post on Facebook what I'm making, my ideas, and where I set up on Saturday. 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 promptly.

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

~Kathleen
10.12.18

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 12, 2018

Hello folks.

My shop is undergoing a face lift in the next couple if weeks.
I am going to condense listings into one and make it easier on you while shopping.
For instance, I make 7 scented deodorants, but they are all the same recipe except for the essential oils added. So, there will now be only one listing for the deodorants and you can choose the one you want. You won't have to hunt for all the varieties I make. When I'm done, all listings will be recipe specific.

You may also find me at https://www.facebook.com/sweetcreeksoaps. I post on Facebook what I'm making, my ideas, and where I set up on Saturday. 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 promptly.

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

~Kathleen
10.12.18

Kathleen

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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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