TandJsoaps

T&J Handcrafted Soap

Troy, New York On Etsy since 2010

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TandJsoaps

T&J Handcrafted Soap

Troy, New York | 2,307 Sales

Announcement    Our retail shop is back open! Masks are mandatory, as is hand sanitizer that I will provide upon entering. Curbside pickup is still available. Call 518-272-2660 to place your order.

Tues-Thursday: 11:00-4:30
Friday: 11:00-6:00
Saturday: 9:00-4:00

Welcome to our handcrafted soap shop! We use only the finest vegetable based oils to create our cold process soaps. Our soaps smell delicious, are great for your skin, and are a real treat to look at. All of our soaps are cured for 4-6 weeks to ensure a high quality, long lasting soap.

Come see us in historic Troy, NY! We are located at 271 River Street, Troy, NY 12180. T&J Soap is open Tues- Friday 11-6 and Saturday 10:00-4:30. (518)272-2660.

Additional shop info can be found at www.tandjsoap.com

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 17, 2020

Our retail shop is back open! Masks are mandatory, as is hand sanitizer that I will provide upon entering. Curbside pickup is still available. Call 518-272-2660 to place your order.

Tues-Thursday: 11:00-4:30
Friday: 11:00-6:00
Saturday: 9:00-4:00

Welcome to our handcrafted soap shop! We use only the finest vegetable based oils to create our cold process soaps. Our soaps smell delicious, are great for your skin, and are a real treat to look at. All of our soaps are cured for 4-6 weeks to ensure a high quality, long lasting soap.

Come see us in historic Troy, NY! We are located at 271 River Street, Troy, NY 12180. T&J Soap is open Tues- Friday 11-6 and Saturday 10:00-4:30. (518)272-2660.

Additional shop info can be found at www.tandjsoap.com

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Theresa Hovish Van Duyne

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About TandJsoaps

Sales 2,307
On Etsy since 2010

I LOVE making soap for you. <3

Welcome to my little slice of heaven! I started making soap 11 years ago. Nine years ago I opened a small boutique in the center of historic Troy, NY. When customers come to my shop they find a variety of artisan cold process soaps made from scratch. There is something for everyone as I make about 40 different varieties including soaps made from local beer, wine and tea. Customers will also find a variety of other body products including lotions, fizzies, soaks & my handmade 100% Soy Candles. Soapmaking started out of a need. My husband has eczema & we were constantly buying soaps at the local farmers' market. The same time we found how well handmade soap worked on his skin my job as a HS art teacher started to be cut a little at a time (about 1 class a year). One night I woke up in the middle of the night & decided to supplement my income helping my husband's skin at the same time by making soap. I am a self taught soap-maker utilizing my degree in sculpture to make each soap.

WHAT MAKES YOUR BUSINESS UNIQUE?

While I use traditional methods to create my body products, I add a modern twist by incorporating different types of fragrances and colorants. You will find a wide range of fragrances- from traditional lavender & oatmeal to more "pop" scents like ginger ale, cotton candy & oatmeal stout. I use natural ingredients like turmeric, clay, parsley, activated bamboo charcoal & beet root to color my soaps. All of these are thought to have additional skin benefits. My soaps are luxurious, but affordable. They are healthy- I use only high quality ingredients- all of which are paraben & sulfate free. Tested only on friends & family most of my products can be considered 100% natural. Made in small controlled batches, customers often enjoy coming in my shop & watching me make my products. I love seeing the joy on their faces when they get excited about different fragrances. I also carry fine art & crafts by local artists. This allows me to support my community & bring more beauty to the world.

WHAT'S THE BEST BUSINESS ADVICE YOU'VE RECEIVED?

I have been lucky to be surrounded with many people in believe in me. Including my old students. They are a lot of my drive and motivation as I want to show them that you can be successful in whatever you choose to do! I was told early on to surround myself with those who believe in you. Sometimes when people see your success they will try and be negative to make themselves feel better. Don't listen to them! I am a teacher at heart and I KNOW we learn the best from experience. Even if something doesn't work out quite right- you still learn from it. Don't give up and don't give in.

Come visit our new store in the heart of Troy, NY. We are located at 271 River Street, Troy, NY 12180. Hours are Tues-Friday 11-6 and Saturday 10-4:30.

Follow us on Instagram @tandjsoap

Check out our blog to learn about soap making, arts advocacy and to see what else we are up to: http://soapexperience.blogspot.com/

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Become a fan on our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Albany/Theresa-and-Jims-Handcrafted-Soaps/129359060463606

Our soaps can also be found at the Albany Visitor's Center Gift Shop on Broadway in Downtown Albany, The depARTure gift shop at the Albany International Airport, and Elissa Halloran Designs at 229 Lark Street, Albany, NY.

Shop members

  • Theresa

    Owner

Shop policies

Last updated on March 22, 2020
We believe in quality over quantity. Our soaps are always made in small controlled batches with the highest quality ingredients. All of our soaps contain at least 70% Olive Oil.

Feel free to browse around. If you have any questions we would love to answer them, just send us a conversation.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
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
Refunds and Exchanges
No returns. If you have questions before purchasing, please convo me.
Remember that our soaps are handcrafted and 2 soaps will not look exactly the same. Please allow for slight variances.
Payment
Payment is through either Paypal or etsy direct checkout and must be made before items ship.

Other is for pre-arragement between T and J soaps and customer
Shipping
Items are shipped through the US Postal Service via priority or first class mail. If you need a faster shipment, please convo me for special options and pricing. Packages are shipped within 3 business days of ordering unless specified. I mail directly from my retail store. All packages ship Tues-Sat. In most cases your packages mail out the same day you order if placed on those days.

If you are international, convo me because I might be able to ship to you!
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom soap orders are always welcome! I can make cold process soap in just about any fragrance or color.

Wholesale inquiries welcome. Please convo with me for more details.