Frequently Asked Questions
Are your soaps for face, body or hands?
In every soap description, it is stated what it can be used for. If you're still unsure, do drop me a message and I'll help you out!
I would highly recommend adding a soap net to your basket as I have not used a bar of soap without it. It is incredible for lather and for keeping your soap dry.
How long can I keep a soap bar for?
If still wrapped, a soap bar can be kept for up to 1 year. If unwrapped, I would recommend a shelf-life of no more than 8 months.
There are holes in my shrink wrap! What do I do?
This is completely normal! Sometimes the shrink wrap expands and contracts with heat from my heat gun or heat from transit which may cause little holes in the shrink wrap. This does not affect the product at all! In fact, some customers have asked me to make holes in the shrink wrap to make it easier to open.
Why are some soaps $5 and some $12 and above?How I price my soaps depends on a few things -
- Time taken to make one soap
- Effort needed to make one soap (for example, Custard the Ice Cream Cat takes a long time to make because of the fine details, which is why he's $12)
- Cost of materials (fragrance oils, micas, essential oils) for the particular soap
- Weight of the soap. The heavier it is = the more it costs!
How many washes can I get out of a soap bar?
I have input the weight of every bar of soap in the description. The bigger and heavier the soap is, the longer it will last.
Bars less than 100g can last 20-30 washes depending on how you use the soap, and bars heavier than 100g can last 30 or more! Using a soap net will make the soap disintegrate faster, but it is also a fantastic item to use with bar soaps!
Disintegration on the soap bar also depends on certain factors such as temperature and humidity of the bathroom, amount of body hair (yes it matters - but only for this!) and how hard you scrub with a soap net.
Are ingredients from your products tested on animals or vegan?
I have sourced each and every one of my ingredients very carefully and none of them are tested on animals and never will be. I do not import any of my ingredients from China for this reason as most products going in and out of China require testing. All soaps are made with a vegetable base and are vegan.
The lotion bars may not be classed as vegan to some consumers because of the use of organic beeswax in them.
Why do you shrink wrap your soaps?
Shrink wrapping is almost essential for all glycerin soaps. Glycerin is a compound obtained by saponification of oils and is what provides moisture in a lot of skincare products as well as soaps. Because of the level of moisture that glycerin holds, a bar of soap left open in humid conditions can also absorb moisture from the environment, causing the soap to ‘sweat’.
The sweat, also known as ‘glycerin dew’, appears as little crystal-like beads on the soap when moisture has been absorbed. They are not harmful at all, and can be wiped off with a cloth. Shrink wrapping ensures no moisture enters the soap until it is unwrapped for use. It is also good for transit purposes
All shrink wrap I use are smell-thru, biodegradable and compostable. I don't shrink them to be skin-tight so it is easier for the user to cut open. Let me know if you do not want your soap shrink wrapped.
Do you give freebies?
YES! All orders come with free stickers, a thank you card, a soap care sheet and a business card. I may pop in a cheeky soap net, wax melt sample or soap sample for free if you have a particularly large order, of if you’ve bought from me before!