How big is a bar of soap?
A cut that fits nicely in your hand
Bars of soap are sold by weight. Each Virginia's Soap bar is at least 100 (3.5 oz.) grams. Bars are hand cut and generally run between 105 grams to 120 grams. the size of the bar is approximately 2.5" x 3.5" x 1" thick
How long will a bar of soap last?
Depends on how many are using one bar of soap, how often you bathe, however here are some good guidelines for you
A bar of Virginia’s Soap will last 2-3 times longer than a commercial bar of soap.
Don’t let your soap sit in a puddle of water. Any soap dish that drains well is good and should keep your soap dry.
Leave your cold process soap out of the wrapper for a few days or a week (if you can wait that long!) The soap will harden to last even longer and become even milder.
Make sure glycerin soaps stay wrapped until you are ready to use them.
Is there lye/Sodium Hydroxide/Caustic Soda in Handmade Soap?
Not in our soap. We are very careful with our calculations and process.
No. Although lye (an alkali ) is used to make true soap, the chemical reaction between the ingredients used in the soap making process cause the lye to be literally "reacted away," leaving behind a mild, effective bar of pure handmade soap. Tried & True recipes and good math skills come into play here! :)
How should I take care of my Handmade Soap?
Love it and use it everyday! ;)
The glycerin it contains will act as a natural humectant, drawing moisture to it. To extend the life of your handmade soap, place it in a well-draining soap dish between uses. Keep unused bars in a cool, dry place, and use them within a few months of purchase if possible, however, if stored properly our soaps should last for at least six months or longer.
How can I be sure of the ingredients?
All soaps are registered with Health Canada, all ingredients are listed on each soap label.
We have listed the ingredients in plain language as part of the product description here on our website. On our labels you will find proper ingredients listed with the INCI or botanical name and the household name in brackets beside it. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional ingredient questions or would like to give us a list of what your are looking to avoid. (It happens and we are happy to help.)
Your products are made with food grade oils, are they also all organic?
Any organic ingredients are listed as such in the ingredients list on the label.
While we may use organic or better than organic growing practices our products are not certified organic. Some raw materials are certified organic and will be stated with that information. We purchase all of our raw materials from highly reputable vendors. Only high quality oils and butters that help nourish your skin are added.
I want an order for my wedding in special colours can you do that for me? I own a gift shop and want a signature scent can you make that happen?
We sure can!
Happy to customize orders (minimum order applies). We can make a signature scent or colour for your retail location, your wedding or other special occasions. Contact us to get started at email@example.com and let us know what you have in mind.
My order is a gift can you send it to that person for me? Will you gift wrap it for me?
You give us the instructions - who to send it to, the note you'd like to add and we'll make that happen. Gift wrapping can be arranged too!
For gifts, please leave your instructions (name of your recipient, personal message, the complimentary closing). We'll send your message on a card, to the recipient. Split shipping or shipping to another location other than the billing address can be arranged. Happy to package your gift for you! If gift wrapping is needed please let us know. We want to make you smile!
Do you wholesale?
Wholesale is available!
We offer wholesale to registered businesses. Please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your business number, name and contact info and we'll get the process started. Thank you for thinking of us!
Private Label sales
We have a great stock supply for your private label needs. Please send inquires to email@example.com.
We recycle all shipping materials we can and we use those materials in our shipping. Clean boxes, papers, packing peanuts, bubble wrap are used and we take great pride in properly wrapping your order so it arrives safely and intact.
Regionally - from BC to MB and parts of Northern ON we can ship 4 bars for $12.60 in an Xpress Canada Post bubble pack with insurance. National orders (rest of Canada add $4 - $5)
For shipments of 12 - 20 bars Regional (BC to MB and parts of Northern ON) shipping is running $16 - $24 - boxed, shipped Xpress Canada Post bubble pack with insurance. Nationally (to the rest of Canada add $8 - $10)
Every order will ship with a gift of soap - at soap-maker's discretion (you never know what we might create!).
Orders to the USA 4 bars are $15.00 shipping. Larger orders will be weighed and charged accordingly.
ALL ORDERS WILL BE CHARGED TRUE FREIGHT COSTS. ALL PAID ORDERS ARE SHIPPED AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE AND TRACKING IS SENT TO THE PROVIDED EMAIL ADDRESS.
For local orders, pick up is available at a mutually arranged time.
SOS - SAVE ON SHIPPING!
Order with a Friend! Or 2 friends!
How to save on shipping:
Please note that to ship one or two bars of soap is often the same cost to ship 4 - 6 bars. You will have better cost ratios the more you purchase. We will only charge what shipping actually costs and let you know the proper cost.
You are better to place a larger order or order with a friend or two and split the shipping costs. We are happy to estimate all shipping costs for your order before shipping.
The Fine Print
In print large enough to read
We always hope to have everything in stock and ready to go for you. During busier times we may be in the process of making some items. We will always let you know the wait time. You can decide to wait or order something different - we are happy to make substitution suggestions that make sense.
Estimated shipping times
Canada 4-8 business days
USA can take up to 15 days
We'll do our best to meet these shipping estimates, but cannot guarantee them. We add an extra day for "Island Time" on our end - not being mean or making excuses - we have to get it to the Post Office before closing to get your parcel off the Island, depending on processing time we may need to wait until opening the next morning. We ship with Canada Post expedited parcel service with insurance and a signature required. We have always had exceptional service here.
If we are sending something small enough to fit in a letter mail envelope please understand there is no insurance. We'll send you a photo of your parcel being mailed but won't be responsible for loss or damage.
Taxes: Provincial, Customs & Import
Buyers are responsible for any GST (all provinces) and PST in BC.
US customers for customs and import taxes that may apply. We are not responsible for delays due to customs.