viceandvelvet

Handmade vegan soap, bath & body. Unique scent blends.

Melbourne, Australia · 4230 Sales

viceandvelvet

Handmade vegan soap, bath & body. Unique scent blends.

Melbourne, Australia 4230 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(1219)
Shop owner

Mei Ong

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FREE STANDARD SHIPPING for orders AU$150 and above, shipped to an Australian address (Enter the code BIGSPENDER at checkout to remove the shipping charge if eligible).

Please read our Policies for detailed information on shipping within Australia and internationally before placing an order. This information includes:
- Discounted Combined Shipping for multiple items
- Processing/Turnaround Times
- Shipping Methods
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Email: info [!at] viceandvelvet.com.au
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Last updated on May 5, 2016

Shipping Australia-wide and to select international locations.
FREE STANDARD SHIPPING for orders AU$150 and above, shipped to an Australian address (Enter the code BIGSPENDER at checkout to remove the shipping charge if eligible).

Please read our Policies for detailed information on shipping within Australia and internationally before placing an order. This information includes:
- Discounted Combined Shipping for multiple items
- Processing/Turnaround Times
- Shipping Methods
- Tracking

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Mailing List Signup: http://eepurl.com/L5JWL
Email: info [!at] viceandvelvet.com.au
Instagram: www.instagram.com/viceandvelvet
Facebook: www.facebook.com/viceandvelvet

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Mei Ong

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Mei Ong

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About

Urban influence and a love for natural ingredients

See the Vice & Velvet Etsy Featured Shop article here: www.etsy.com/blog/en/2013/featured-shop-vice-velvet

Vice & Velvet is a one-woman show and that woman is me, Mei. Established in Melbourne city, Australia, I combine the urban influence with my love for natural, sustainably sourced ingredients. I have been making soap and body products since my early teens, a passion that lasted over a decade before Vice & Velvet was born.

I formulate all my products entirely from scratch and never a pre-made "base". I keep formulations as simple as possible, only including ingredients that are beneficial to the skin or absolutely necessary for the physical and chemical stability of our products. My recipe book is protected by laser security and a giant three-headed dog named Cuddles.

For the "Vice" and "Velvet" ranges*, I create unique and sometimes unusual scent blends that are inspired by my surroundings; city life (e.g. Laneways, Black Jack Alley) and nature (e.g. Rockpool, Driftwood). I usually combine four to eight notes so the resulting scent is just that little bit more complex and one of a kind. It’s not that I dislike plain lavender, rose or vanilla straight out of the bottle; I just can't resist adding my own special touches to take a blend to the next level.

I believe in creating beautiful products with simple packaging, not the other way around. Production is my favourite part of Vice & Velvet because I just love getting my hands dirty, or rather, getting them clean. Every product is designed, made and packaged by the same two hands. It’s not just business, it’s personal.

*The "Vice" and 'Velvet" ranges:
The "Vice" range combines skin-safe fragrance oils with pure essential oils. If you gravitate towards scents with sweet or fruity notes, the Vice range is for you.
Synonymous with luxury, the "Velvet" range is naturally scented with blends of pure essential oils only. The soaps in this range also have added emollients like Aussie macadamia oil or shea butter from Ghana.

{ All Vice & Velvet products are vegan-friendly. They contain no animal-derived ingredients, Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulphate (SLS), parabens or mineral oils. The soaps are also palm oil free. Tested on (human) friends and family only. }

I release Limited Edition scents and products all the time so feel free to do some "social media stalking" if you don't want to miss out on these.

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    Mei is the creator, formulator, soap maker, mousse whipper, scent blender, photo taker, graphic designer, product packer, book keeper and general cheerleader at the one-woman company that is Vice & Velvet.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 29, 2016

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We accept payment by Paypal.
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DISCOUNTED COMBINED SHIPPING FOR MULTIPLE ITEMS:
Multiple items are generally shipped at a discounted rate. Add or remove items from your cart to view and compare the combined shipping costs. Buyers outside Australia, do read the section on 'International Shipping' below for more information about combined shipping.

PROCESSING/TURNAROUND TIMES:
Please check the current processing times on each listing before purchasing. This information is displayed on top of the shipping costs on the "Shipping & Policies" tab of each listing and also on the Cart/Checkout page. It will be displayed in this format: "Ready to ship in X business days/weeks".

You will be able to see the processing time BEFORE proceeding to checkout and completing your order. Additional information can be found in this article: https://www.etsy.com/help/article/3153

SHIPPING WITHIN AUSTRALIA:
"Standard" Shipping Method: Couriers Please or Australia Post Parcel Post, depending on the postcode. We can ship using your preferred method if you let us know when placing your order.
"Express" Shipping Method: Australia Post Express Post (Next business day delivery within the Express Post delivery network).

Where possible, please provide a numbered street address instead of a PO Box. *Shipping to certain regional/rural areas may be higher than quoted. If this is the case, we will contact you to confirm before shipping your order.*

FREE SHIPPING for orders A$150 and above, shipped to an Australian address (Use the code BIGSPENDER).
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INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING:
Method: Australia Post International Standard or Australia Post International Express.
Transit Duration*: 6+ business days (Standard) or 2-4 business days (Express) between metropolitan areas of major cities. *Estimate only - as provided by Australia Post.

The shipping cost shown in your cart is calculated by quantity of items instead of parcel weight and may not accurately reflect the actual charge at the post office. The final shipping charge for international orders is the Australia Post rate for the parcel (by weight) + AU$3.90 (handling and packaging materials). Any charges on top of this will be refunded via the original payment method.

As a rough guide, it is currently about the same price to ship 3 standard items (soap, Bathing Whip, Body Polish or Body Mousse) as it is 1, or 7 standard items as it is 4. Note that the additional weight and bulk of soap samples or gift wrapping materials may push the order into the next price bracket, as may the inclusion of heavier items such as the Body Polishes. Contact us for a shipping estimation on multiple items or check the Australia Post website for rates and options.

International Shipping Weight Limits (ROUGH ESTIMATE):
<> 500g parcel - Accommodates up to 3 standard items
<> 1kg parcel - Accommodates 4 - 7 standard items
<> 1.5kg parcel - Accommodates 8 - 11 standard items
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TRACKING SHIPMENTS:
All orders are shipped with either tracking or registration. If a tracking number is provided in the shipping notification, it is the responsibility of the buyer to monitor the status of the parcel in transit using the tracking information provided. This information allows the buyer to estimate when their order will arrive as well as alert them to missed delivery attempts, delays or other delivery complications that may require further action. Should the addressee fail to collect or arrange redelivery of the parcel resulting in it being “returned to sender”, the buyer will be responsible for any subsequent redelivery charges incurred.
Refunds and Exchanges
DELAYS, DAMAGES AND LOSS:
We endeavour to pack your orders securely before shipping them out. Unfortunately, delays, damage and loss of parcels are a possibility during transit. In these events, we cannot be held responsible* once orders are handed over to the respective shipping service but we will do our best to assist you in liaising with them to resolve the issue.

* We do not provide refunds, replacements or credit for parcels that are lost/damaged in transit.

The shipping services we use are Couriers Please, Australia Post Parcel Post, Australia Post Express Post, Australia Post International Standard and Australia Post International Express. By placing an order with us, you accept that it will be subjected to the terms and conditions set by these carriers with regards to insurance and compensation for delays, damage or loss of shipments. Please refer to the individual carrier websites for more information.

If you have provided an incorrect/incomplete shipping address in your order, you will be responsible for any resulting delays, redelivery charges, damage or losses (as parcels are not guaranteed to be returned to us ).

RETURNS:
If you are not 100% happy with your order, drop us a line and we'll do our best to help. Due to the nature of our products, we are cannot accept returns but may be able to work out another solution.
Additional policies and FAQs
We do not accept orders through third party shopping sites such as Luvocracy or Fancy. These orders will be cancelled.

SENSITIVITIES AND ALLERGIES:
As with all bath and body products, we suggest you do a test patch if you have sensitive skin and discontinue use if necessary. If you have any concerns about being sensitive to certain products or ingredients, please get in touch prior to placing an order to discuss.

STORAGE AND 'BEST USED BY' DATES:
Our products should be stored in a cool area (below 30°C/86°F), away from direct sunlight. We like to keep preservatives to a minimum so we include “best used by” dates with our jarred products. Our soaps are preservative-free and we recommend that you use them within 9 months as this is the average shelf life of the natural oils and butters that we use to make them. Please think of these guidelines not so much as restrictions, but as an incentive to go ahead, open and enjoy our products when you receive them!

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