FAQ

Faq

I've tried glycerine soap before - how does yours compare to others?
Can your soap be used in the shower?
Can this soap be used on children?
Do you do home parties?
Do you have any soap for men?
Can I order custom products?
How long will it take to receive my order?
How can I contact you?
Do you do soaps for weddings or showers?
I'm local; can I pick up my purchases?
What is your return policy?
Why does my slice of soap look different than the one in the picture?
What are your shipping charges?
What shipper do you use?
Do you sell wholesale?
Is your site secure? I want to use a credit card.
Do you sell internationally?
Are you a green, socially responsible company?
I keep getting an error message when I try to add something to my cart - "An error occurred please restart shopping" - do you know why?
Do you have a catalog that you could send me?
How is your soap packaged?
What is your privacy policy?

Q. I've tried glycerine soap before - how does yours compare to others?
A. All glycerine soaps are not created equally. Our soap is 100% real soap and not a combination of detergents and or surfactants, which are erroneously called soap. Surfactants and detergents are derived from crude mineral oil ("motor" oil). By blending them, a synthetic detergent bar is produced. These bars foam and wash well, may even be made in a transparent form, but deteriorate the skin with time. Their damaging action on the skin is usually diminished by the introduction of some additives which reduce this negative effect. Our glycerine soap is a superior form of soap. It is made of pure vegetable oils (no animal testing or products) and contains a high percentage of glycerine. Glycerine is known for its property to keep on moisturizing the skin as the glycerine particles in the pores of the skin keep attracting atmospheric humidity. Other moisturizers and emollients are also used to ensure a gentle, non-drying cleansing bar. Try our soap and you will notice the wonderful difference a pure glycerine soap brings to your skin. Our soaps are:

  • 100% Pure Soap
  • Only the Finest Natural Vegetable Oil Recipe - coconut, palm and safflower oils
  • 20% Kosher Glycerine Added
  • Hypo-Allergenic
  • Non-Comedogenic
  • No Animal Testing
  • No Animal Products (with the exception of milk and honey in certain bars)
  • No Detergents
  • No Sulfates
  • No Surfactants
  • No Alcohol
  • No Sugar solutions

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Q. Can your soap be used in the shower?
A. Absolutely! The color and fragrance are a very pleasurable way to wake up in the morning! And your skin will thank you. You may find that you have less of a need for expensive lotions since the soap is so gentle. Please keep the soap high and dry - on a soap dish that drains - out of the spray of the shower. This will ensure that your soap lasts a maximum amount of time.

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Q. Can this soap be used on children?
A. Yes, the soap can be used on people of all ages.

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Q. Do you do home parties?
A. Yes! Home parties are lots of fun, and you and your guests are able to try out some of the products before you buy. All you need to do is provide the place and the guests, and I provide the entertainment! You will be able to earn free products based on your party's sales. Please email me at party@soapourri.com to schedule a party if you are in the Des Moines metropolitan area. If you are not in the area, you may also schedule an Internet party. We have also introduced Body Benefits for Charity, which takes the idea of home parties to a new level. Body Benefits for Charity allows you to have a party, online or home, and a percentage of the profits will go to your favorite charity. This is a great way to benefit your favorite charity with no cost to you or your guests.

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Q. Do you have any soap for men?
A. One of my best male customers loves the apricot freesia! However, the favorites of my male customers are bay rum 'n' lime, vanilla, cappuccino, Polo type, citrus splash and Nautica type. And be sure to check out our golf and tennis soaps by clicking here !

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Q. Can I order custom products?
A. We aim to please, and can make just about anything your heart desires! Just ask!

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Q. How long will it take to receive my order?
A. Our backlog is generally between 2 and 6 business days. If you are in a rush for your order, please let us know and we will try very hard to accomodate you.

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Q. How can I contact you?
A. Our mailing address, telephone number and email address are listed on the contact page and at the bottom of every page.

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Q. Do you do soaps for weddings or showers?
A. Yes, we love making these types of soaps. There are special soaps in the Molded Soaps section for weddings and showers.

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Q. I'm local; can I pick up my purchases?
A. Yes! We will call you when your order is ready. We also deliver in the Des Moines area for a $5.50 fee.

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Q. What is your return policy?
A. Due to the handcrafted nature of our products, and the fact that we cannot control the products once they leave our studio, we cannot accept returns. However, if something arrives damaged, please let us know within 3 days and we will work with the shipper to make it right for you.

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Q. Why does my slice of soap look different than the one in the picture?
A. The loaves of soap are frequently made with chunks of soap that are dispersed throughout the loaf. Each slice may look different within each loaf, and loaves will also vary due to the fact that they are handcrafted.

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Q. What are your shipping charges?
A. See below for our shipping chart: (continental U.S. only - extra charges apply elsewhere)

Order Total

Shipping Cost

$0 - $6.99

$5.00

$7.00 - 11.99

$6.00

$12.00 - 27.99

$7.00

$28.00 - $54.99

$8.00

$55 - $74.99

$9.20

$75 - $99.99

$10.35

$100 or over

$11.50

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Q. What shipper do you use?
A. For small packages, we use either USPS First Class Mail or Priority Mail. For larger items, we use Fedex Ground.

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Q. Do you sell wholesale?
A. We certainly do. For wholesale information, please email us at wholesale@soapourri.com

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Q. Is your site secure? I want to use a credit card.
A. We use a secure site for our credit card processing. When you place an order and then designate "credit card", at that point you will automatically be redirected to the secure site.

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Q. Do you sell internationally?
A. We have shipped large orders to Japan, among others. We are very willing to work with customers to find the best way. If you are outside the U.S. and would like to purchase products, you can place your order and choose "phone order" for payment. Then just email us and we will calculate shipping costs and arrange payment.

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Q. Are you a green, socially responsible company?
A. We use recycled boxes and recycled clean packing peanuts and bubble wrap a great deal of the time. We also support local charities by giving gift baskets to their auctions. We also give away many dozens of pounds of soap a year to local charities that give services to people that need temporary housing.

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Q. I keep getting an error message when I try to add something to my cart - "An error occurred please restart shopping" - do you know why?
A. Yes - if you have session cookies disabled in your browser this will happen. Having session cookies enabled is required to be able to shop on this site.

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Q. Do you have a catalog that you could send me?
A. Our "web catalog" is all that we have. We keep adding products frequently and it would render a print catalog obsolete so quickly.

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Q. How is your soap packaged?
A. Unless stated otherwise, our soaps are packaged in a clear stretch wrap with a label on the back.

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Q. What is your privacy policy?
A. At Soapourri, we take your right to privacy seriously and want you to feel comfortable using our website. We capture your personal information when you place an order. We do not share that information with anyone. Ever. The personal information that we save on our server does not include your credit card information, which is kept on a Secure Server at the credit card processing company.

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