Handcrafted bath and body products

| Pinehurst, North Carolina
6,414 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    Welcome to our shop. Please feel free to browse and let us know if we can help. We love custom orders so don't hesitate to ask. Thanks for visiting.


Last updated on Jan 26, 2021

Welcome to our shop. Please feel free to browse and let us know if we can help. We love custom orders so don't hesitate to ask. Thanks for visiting.


6414 Sales

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Vitamin C Toner


Bonnie Howard

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Bonnie Howard


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About TheVillageSoapsmith

Sales 6,414
On Etsy since 2013

From Retired to Inspired

After a long and successful career in commercial real estate and property management, I retired to Pinehurst, NC to follow my dream of becoming a scratch golfer. Playing golf 5 or 6 days a week soon became old and I became interested in becoming more self-sufficient.

The first eleven years of my life were spent on a farm in West Virginia where my wonderful grandmother did everything - cooked, gardened, canned, raised chickens and pigs, butchered, made lard and then soap from the lard. I wanted to be more like her.

So I set out on a wonderful journey. My first step was to plant a garden and learn everything I could about gardening and eating healthy. I was already an excellent cook and pretty handy with a needle and sewing machine.

The magic happened when I heard about a class for soap making. I jumped at the opportunity. At first I thought I would just make plain utilitarian soap - the kind my grandmother made in a big kettle. Only mine would be in a small pot in the house. From my very first batch I was hooked - I was fascinated - you could turn oils into soap. I had never thought about the process before.

Very quickly I moved from plain soaps to artisan type soaps. I love playing with the colors and mixing scents. Even my plain soaps are embellished with botanicals or a simple design on top. I want my soap to look good and smell good (but not overpowering) while making your skin feel wonderful.

As a bonus, using my soaps cleared up the eczema on my hands. That got me interested in other skin care products and my line expanded to include lip balms, then hand cream and body butters, then sugar scrubs and bath salts/soaks.

I have been selling at our farmers market and at craft fairs and festivals for over five years now and have been blessed with many loyal customers who buy and promote my products.

There is a saying: "do what you love and you will never work a day in your life." Well I am doing what I love and it is not work - I look forward to going to my studio each day in anticipation of a new creation or hearing from a customer wanting more of their favorites.

Production partners

  • Cosmetic Supplies and Products

    Streetsboro, OH

    Bulk Apothecary was founded in mid 2010 as a small brick & mortar specialty retailer in Streetsboro, Ohio and has since grown to become one of the nation's largest online suppliers of natural ingredients and essential oils.

  • Woman Owned Small Business

    Woodbridge, CT

    Sea Lark is a woman owned family-run small business that is the designer and manufacturer of the original Soap Lift. Their products are made in the USA and all materials are sourced from small USA companies.

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Last updated on Mar 3, 2021
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Wholesale availability

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What if I entered the wrong shipping address

If you entered an incorrect address at checkout, send me the correct shipping address via messages. I will be able to change it manually on my end if the item hasn't been shipped yet.

Please check that your shipping address is correct prior to submitting your order and upon checkout! Packages returned to The Village Soapsmith due to an incorrect address will result in new shipping charges. These additional charges will be the responsibility of the buyer. There will be no shipping refunds on missing packages due to an incorrect address.