SweetCreekSoap

Affordable luxury in Handmade Herbal Skin Care

East Nashville, Tennessee 12472 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars (6303)

SweetCreekSoap

Affordable luxury in Handmade Herbal Skin Care

East Nashville, Tennessee | 12472 Sales

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Kathleen

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Kathleen

Announcement    Hello folks.

I'm offering a Free gift with every order beginning today. No code needed, I will include a gift from my shop with every order until some time in the future. Happy 2019!!!

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 sweetcreeksoap [!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
01.24.2019

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Last updated on Jan 24, 2019

Hello folks.

I'm offering a Free gift with every order beginning today. No code needed, I will include a gift from my shop with every order until some time in the future. Happy 2019!!!

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 sweetcreeksoap [!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
01.24.2019

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About SweetCreekSoap

Sales 12,472
On Etsy since 2008

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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