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LAVATION soaps

about

Hello and welcome!

Lavation Soaps is a soap house specializing in the traditional cold process method of creation. We offer unique fragrances and modern formulations of skin-loving ingredients. You'll find a variety of soaps made for hand, body, and now surface. We are always creating, so expect to see new soaps and styles seasonally.

THE QUALITY

Focusing first and foremost on ingredient benefits and sustainability has been the driving force since day one. From the packaging to my suppliers, choices are made to do my part as a soap supplier to cut down on waste and garbage so those worries aren't placed on you. I vote with my money, and only support suppliers who have similar ideologies to my own. I strive to make as many of my purchases through other small businesses, many of which are woman owned, just like Lava.

Here you'll find plenty of expertly formulated recipes built from luxury oils and butters made especially for everyday use. I strive for every ingredient to have a purpose, and love working with interesting additives and natural colorants to make a long-lasting and decadent bar of soap that leaves you feeling nothing but clean and soft.

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THE SCENTS

With scents from fresh to cozy, I especially love creating blends featuring nostalgic notes that we know and love. Scent can have a powerful impact on feelings and memories, and I'm passionate about tapping in to these moments and stories.

But really, these scents are all made for you! So if you have any ideas for scents, ingredients, or a scent memory you'd like to see in the form of a beautiful custom bar of soap, please feel free to reach out.

While I might not be able to make batches for every request, I can potentially accommodate custom loaves in batches as small as a pound. Email lavationsoaps@gmail.com and let's see if we can make it happen together!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT KIND OF SOAP DOES LAVATION MAKE

Lavation Soaps uses the cold process form of soap making, mixing rich butters and oils with liquid and lye, along with unique house-blended fragrance (sometimes) and luxury additives. Soaps are then cured at minimum of 6-8 weeks+, leaving behind a mild, hard & long-lasting bubbly bar of beauty. 

WHAT IS THE SHIPPING TURNAROUND

Your order is the most important thing and will be sent out as soon as possible, typically within 1-2 business days. Orders are shipped USPS with tracking.

Local pickup is an option if you're in the Pittsburgh PA area. Use code LOCALPGHPICKUP and reach out to make arrangements.

Some direct delivery may even be possible, so feel free to ask!

WHAT IS YOUR RETURN POLICY

Due to the nature of products, in general returns are not accepted. If there are any problems with your order please, reach out within 3 days of receiving your items.

HOW ARE SOAPS PACKAGED

The vast majority of single-use plastics, whether they are recycled or not, end up in landfills. Planet sustainability and doing our part in reducing our own waste as a small company is a core principle of Lavation Soaps. From our own supply purchases, to the products we produce, to our packaging, we are always looking for ways to reduce our footprint. As of Summer 2020, soaps are wrapped in black kraft paper and a paper cigar band, leaving behind negligible harmless waste. Bath and body products are coming back soon, with more earth-friendly packaging as well!

DOES LAVATION DO CUSTOM ORDERS

Yes! Besides using lovely ingredients, our soaps are made with unique house blends of fragrances. Scent is one of the most powerful senses and evokes powerful emotions, so we would love to help you create and reminisce over your favorite scents.

 

While we may not be able to accommodate every request, we can typically do custom loaves in as little as a pound. Other limitations may apply as well, so reach out to lavationsoaps@gmail.com to discuss it!

 

Meet the Owner

Hello! My name is Aub. I started my soap making journey in 2007, and it's been my biggest passion and love since. The fledgling ideas of Lavation started in 2016 with a beautiful soulfriend of mine, and together we created the bones of what Lavation is today.

Passionate about learning and growing, I am also a participant of The Soap Challenge Club, where a group of incredible soapmakers from around the world create soaps built around monthly themes and techniques.