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Starfall Soap

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:18 pm
by AliceElite
HEY EVERYONE.

So I am doing a thing. As (some of) you (may) know I learned how to make and even sold handmade soaps and scrubs a few years back. It was a fucking blast. I had limited funds, no experience, and very little capacity to start a professional business. Even so, I managed to make soap that I was (and am) very proud of.

Well, now, I have a four year old kiddo who does much better with a parent at home, time to think about what I want, and the energy and mental space to actually do this right. So, I'm going to.

My close friends and family know, but now it's here. I am officially opening Starfall Soap for business.

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Re: Starfall Soap

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:23 pm
by Skywalker
Congrats, I would open an online shop and see if you can not get your soap into some of the smaller family owned pharmacies. I drive over an hour away to get handmade soap at a small pharmacy. It is the only soap I have been able to find that does not break out my hands.

I tend to buy handmade soaps because many are not made with the same bullshit as the stuff sold at Walmart.

Re: Starfall Soap

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:24 pm
by AliceElite
Some process photos:

Oil and Lye beginning to saponify!
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Lavender cut and ready to cure!
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Re: Starfall Soap

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:26 pm
by AliceElite
Skywalker wrote:Congrats, I would open an online shop and see if you can not get your soap into some of the smaller family owned pharmacies. I drive over an hour away to get handmade soap at a small pharmacy. It is the only soap I have been able to find that does not break out my hands.

I tend to buy handmade soaps because many are not made with the same bullshit as the stuff sold at Walmart.


Yeah, once my soap is cured my plan is to call around and see where I can get my stuff on shelves - I also have an etsy that I'll be stocking and doing sales and promotions through FB and Insta. :)

Buying handmade is much better for you - there's only three things that go in my soap. Oil, water, lye. ;)

Re: Starfall Soap

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:32 pm
by Skywalker
Once you get your shop stocked.. post a link :)

Re: Starfall Soap

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:08 am
by NaranjaRa
well look at you reinventing yourself. i dig the new logo.

to All - i can testify that this woman makes AWESOME soap. i was a very happy customer a few years back during the first iteration. so thrilled to know i'll be able to get some again soon! (sun)

Re: Starfall Soap

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:35 pm
by AliceElite
Hahaha anna I thought of you making this thread. I was like "should I call her out and tell her to come testify for me? Nah, she'll get here" and lo and behold.... <3 <3

Re: Starfall Soap

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:09 pm
by Phara
oh this is awesome. i'm texting candee right now.

Re: Starfall Soap

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:22 pm
by NaranjaRa
AliceElite wrote:Hahaha anna I thought of you making this thread. I was like "should I call her out and tell her to come testify for me? Nah, she'll get here" and lo and behold.... <3 <3


teehee :giggle: you betcher ass i'm here to spread the word!

ooh are you going to make sugar-scrubs again too?

Re: Starfall Soap

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:10 am
by AliceElite
NaranjaRa wrote:teehee :giggle: you betcher ass i'm here to spread the word!

ooh are you going to make sugar-scrubs again too?


I'm thinking about it, changing up my formulation a bit though. I want to use real essential oils instead of fragrances like last time but they need a more heavy-duty carrier oil - thinking coconut because the texture is so light and would make a good consistency.

By the way my facebook page is right here. Let me know if that's broken and I'll fix it. :)

Re: Starfall Soap

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:08 pm
by Skywalker
I found this on my facebook ... I posted it in 2012

Soap 23
The soap is my saviour.
I shall not want;
Soap maketh me pure in biohazards.
Soap cleaneths me in warm waters;
Soap restoreths my soul.
Soap leadeths me in paths of righteousness.
For Soap's name's sake.
.
Even though I work in the valley
Of the grime and the filth,
I fear no bacterium;
For Soap is with me;
Soap's antibacterial lotion, it comforts me.
Surely hygiene and purity shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I shall dwell in the bathtub with my
Soap forever.
In the name of the Dial, the Dove, and the Lever 2000. Amen.

Re: Starfall Soap

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:14 pm
by Otakuninjato
This is awesome what is the shop name on Etsy? I will def try itnout and boost it on my Instagram.

Re: Starfall Soap

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:37 am
by cerrodepedro
Hopefully it goes back up! Getting a 404 but maybe because AliceElite is selling it using something other than Etsy.