Peony Scented Cold Process Soap with Shea Butter

$2.97 $4.95


This soap made by the time-honored cold process method is rich in gentle olive and castor oils, along with coconut and palm oils for a rich lather and firm bar. A generous amount of raw shea butter bumps up the luxury in each bar. The result is a bar that’s mild enough to use on your face, but is perfect for a nice, long, hot bath too.

This soft, sweet scent of peony is what you'll find in this straightforward soap. A modest amount of Moroccan red clay adds a slight slip and an almost imperceptible pink blush to the bar.

This listing is for a single bar weighing 4 oz (113 g). Our soaps are hand crafted, so some variations in shape and thickness are the norm. We do not trim off the edges of our soap in order to give you the most for your money. Ingredients: Distilled water, olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, sodium hydroxide (lye)*, castor oil, fragrance, raw shea butter, Moroccan red clay, rosemary essential oil (antioxidant)
*Sodium hydroxide converts the oils to soap and glycerin. No lye remains in the finished soap.

Your soap will be individually packaged in a biodegradable cellophane bag. When it arrives, please store it in a cool, dry, dark place. To get the most use out of your soap, keep it where it won't be softened by running or standing water, and give it a chance to dry between each use.

Before ordering, please read our shop policies carefully. Your order indicates your agreement with their terms.

Payments

We accept all major credit cards at checkout. Depending on the laws of your state, Etsy may collect sales tax on our behalf and remit that tax to the state.

If you need an invoice before your shipment arrives, please print it directly from Etsy.

Shipping from United States

We use calculated shipping, so the price you pay for shipping should accurately reflect our actual cost to ship your order. If for some reason it should happen that we are able to ship for less than what you paid, it's our practice to refund the difference when that amount is $1.00 or more.

We ship to addresses in the United States using U. S. Postal Service Priority Mail or First Class Parcel and to Canadian and other international addresses using USPS Priority Mail International or First Class International. You also have the option of selecting USPS Priority Mail Express if you need your order in a hurry. All customs duties, taxes and processing fees on international shipments are the responsibility of the buyer.

We carefully wrap and pack our soaps and mail them as quickly as possible, but no later than three business days after payment is confirmed. That said, unforeseen circumstances do occur, so we do our utmost to contact you immediately if a problem arises with your order.

If your bar soap encounters excessively hot weather during shipping, it may arrive a little soft. If that happens, just let it sit in your freezer for fifteen minutes or so and it should firm up just fine! During cold weather, please be sure that your order of liquid soaps won't be exposed to freezing conditions upon arrival.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me 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)

Returns and exchange details

Our goal is 100% satisfaction! If you believe we have fallen short, please contact us to discuss a replacement or refund.

Additional

FAQs

Q: What's the difference between your Fragrance Oil soaps and the Essential Oil soaps? A: Essential oils (EOs) are natural oils extracted from plant sources. Fragrance oils (FOs) sometimes contain essential oils in their formulation, but contain man-made ingredients as well. Whether we're using EOs or FOs, we always look for the highest quality ingredients for our soaps. Our soaps that contain FOs will list "fragrance" on the label. If we've used an EO, we'll list it by name.

Q: If essential oils are more natural, why don't you use them all the time? A: We are moving more and more toward using EOs in our soaps wherever possible. (We're calling our line of EO soaps "Moss Lane Essentials.") Sometimes, however, it's just not possible to get the desired fragrance by using essential oils--many fruit scents other than citrus, for example. Other times the cost of some essential oils is impossibly high, often because unsustainable harvesting practices have endangered the source species. Rather than add to the demand for those endangered plants (and rather than having to charge $25 or even more per bar), we sometimes opt for a man-made imitation of the natural oil. In still other cases, a particular EO just doesn't hold up well in soap or is too dangerous to work with.

Q: What kinds of colorants do you use? A: Our Moss Lane Essentials line contains only natural essential oils and natural colorants. Most of those colorants are from plant sources, while some are earth-based clays, or are minerals and pigments that occur in nature. Clays have been used for cosmetic purposes for ages, and they lend their own special properties to our soaps as well. While we use most of the same natural colorants in our fragrance oil soaps too, we at times have experimented with some commercially available colors. In the case of synthetic colors, rest assured that we only use products that are regarded as safe for cosmetic purposes.

Q: I'm looking for a soap to treat [X] condition. What do you have for that? A: In the United States, soaps are considered neither cosmetics nor medicines for regulatory purposes--unless, of course, we begin making claims that our soaps have cosmetic (such as moisturizing, exfoliating) or medical properties and uses. Although from time to time customers may refer to what herbalists and aromatherapists say about some of the ingredients we use, we are careful to make clear that our soaps are for cleansing and any other properties they may or may not have are purely incidental.

Q: Aren't lye soaps harsh? A: Some of the homemade lye (sodium hydroxide) soaps from yesteryear were indeed harsh--certainly nothing you'd want to use on your skin or hair. We carefully formulate all our soaps to make sure there's no unused lye remaining in the bar. More than that, we make sure the quantity of rich natural oils we use exceeds the amount that's converted by the lye so we can be sure our soaps are mild and gentle. Better yet, when the lye reacts chemically with the oils some of what's produced is natural glycerin, known for being kind to your skin. The end result is skin that feels clean without the drying that many commercially produced soaps or detergent bars can cause.

Q: Can I place a custom order for a special event? A: Yes! Our soaps have often been used as party favors for showers. (We make some pink and blue soaps that are ideal for baby showers.) We do ask that you remember that our soaps need four to eight weeks or more from the time they are made to cure properly before they are ready to package and ship, so please send us a message and give us as much advance notice as possible so we have the best chance to help you get what you're looking for.

Q: Do you sell wholesale? A: We are currently able to supply a limited number of retailers, but we are selective about where our products are sold. Please contact us so we can discuss your needs.

Privacy

1. Personal Information We Collect. To fulfill your order, you must provide us (Moss Lane Soaps) with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to us), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of soap, for example), if you contact me directly.
2. Why We Need Your Information and How We Use It. We rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
--as needed to provide our services, such as when we use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
--when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for our mailing list;
--if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
as necessary for the purpose of our legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving our services. We use your information to provide the services you requested and in our legitimate interest to improve our services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. We use your information as necessary to comply with our obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.
3. Information Sharing and Disclosure. Information about our customers is important to our business. We share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
--Etsy. We share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you our services and comply with our obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
--Service providers. We engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to our shop, such as delivery companies. We will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
--Business transfers. If we sell or merge our business, we may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
--Compliance with laws. We may collect, use, retain, and share your information if we have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce our agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of our customers, or others.
4. Data Retention. We retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with our services and as described in our Privacy Policy. However, we may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce our agreements. We generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.
5. Transfers of Personal Information Outside the European Union. Our business is based in the United States of America and may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, we may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If we are deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, we will use a Privacy Shield certified service and therefore rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer.
6. Your Rights. If you reside in certain territories, including the European Union, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. We describe these rights below:
--Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you by contacting us using the contact information below.
--Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict our use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where we are required to store data for legal reasons) we will generally delete your personal information upon request.
--Object. You can object to (i) our processing of some of your information based on our legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from us after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, we will delete your personal information unless we have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
--Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about our use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.
7. How to Contact Us. For purposes of EU data protection law, we, Joseph Dennis and David Dennis (DBA Moss Lane Soaps), are the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact us at mosslanesoaps@yahoo.com. Alternately, you may mail us at: Moss Lane Soaps, PO Box 511, Myerstown, PA 17067-0511, USA. We will in turn contact Etsy.com to fulfill your request, or you may contact Etsy directly.

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