What is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and why don't your products have them?
Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and its close cousin sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) are chemicals commonly used in commercial bath and body products, even among popular, well-known brand companies. Some companies offering "natural" products may also use them so you may want to check the ingredients of the products you buy. According to the American Cancer Society and other reputable organizations, these chemicals are known skin irritants and are also used in industrial products to remove oil and soil. These chemicals are strong detergents and foam-inducing agents; thus, they are used by many companies to increase the lathering or foam effects of their beauty and bath products. There are rumors that such chemicals cause cancer but this claim has not yet been substantiated by research and is disputed by the American Cancer Society.
We're not experts but we think the harm of SLS and SLES outweighs the benefits. Lathering, foaming and beautiful products can be created WITHOUT the use of such skin-irritating chemicals. Our products do not have these dreadful chemicals, and have excellent lathering and moisturizing features. Try one and we think you won't want to go back to SLS and SLES products again.
What are your shipping charges?
We ship all products via the U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail service. All shipping charges are based on the weight of your entire purchase. Total shipping/handling charges for purchases shipped within the U.S. are as follows:
1 lb and under = $3.95.
2 lbs and under = $5.50.
4 lbs and under = $7.00.
Proportionate price increases for packages exceeding 7 lbs.
SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE DISPLAYED IN THE "CHECKOUT" PAGES AFTER YOU ENTER PAYMENT INFORMATION. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE TO THOSE WHO LIKE TO REVIEW THE TOTAL CHARGES BEFORE ENTERING PAYMENT INFORMATION BUT THAT IS DUE TO SOFTWARE LIMITATIONS. THE TOTAL PURCHASE PRICE AND SHIPPING FEE WILL BE DISPLAYED AFTER YOU ENTER PAYMENT INFORMATION AND YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO APPROVE THE TOTAL CHARGES (OR CANCEL YOUR ORDER) BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR FINAL ORDER.
Are all of your soaps really handmade?
Yes, each bar of soap is lovingly handcrafted by hand and permitted to cool and set naturally. Our soaps are made in small batches of 4 or 6 soaps at a time to maximize the quality of each batch. This is a laborious process but we love making it this way! We then inspect each one before offering it for sale to you. Soaps that don't meet our standards are discarded and not sold to our customers.
Do you have special offers?
Yes we do and we love to change them from time to time! Our specials may include monetary discounts off total purchase or free gifts with purchases over certain dollar values. We like to change our specials often so visit us often.