FAQ's

Goodness Soaps Founding Information
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How did you start? What are you all about? Did you just wake up one day and have a vision of soap?
Goodness Soaps was started in 2015 by Jennifer Dimitriu. Jen's professional career was mostly in business, working as a fortune 500 operations VP and compliance officer. By the time she was 32 she decided she wanted to get back to her roots and do something with her science degree. She had worked in professional labs for AVI Biopharma and the USDA as a young adult. In 2015 she decided to start Goodness Soaps.
How is Goodness Soaps Unique?
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Better Offerings
These skincare products are formulated from premium oils like: avocado, virgin coconut oil, sunflower, olive, macadamia, kukui, pumpkin seed, black seed, meadowfoam, apricot kernal, red raspberry seed oil, rosehip seed oil, sea buckthorn oil....and more! Our products are all natural with the exception of a few that are made with a scent oil rather than essential oil.

The fatty acid profiles of each new product are analyzed to ensure your skin is being fed every time it is washed, and that is why you glow when you use goodness soaps. Attention is concentrated on rounding out each soap and lotion so that essential fatty acids are included. We create each soap with the goals: optimal skin nutrition,optimal lather, optimal cleansing, optimal bar hardness, optimal creaminess and conditioning (dependent on the purpose of the bar). No artificial foaming chemicals are used in our recipes, because they are not needed to get big, luscious bubbles and thick foam when the right combination of base oils are used. That means our soap does not dry your skin. Your skin will look and feel bright and hydrated after you use Goodness Soaps products. Our philosophy is to make the best possible product. We try to make the soap, lotion, aand bath bombs that we would come back for

You have likely been using soaps that contain artificial foaming enhancers, which dry the skin and cause redness (sodium laureth sulfate-for example). These commercial soaps also have skin-loving natural gylcerin stripped away. Goodness Soaps gives you the best of everything nature can provide without adding any skin damaging chemical additives and without removing helpful natural moisturizers
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Do you offer a military discount? How about other discounts?
Yes, we offer a military discount for active duty and veterans. We offer a discount for teachers and professors. We offer a discount for medical professionals. And we offer a discount for first responders. These are 25% discounts. Please place your order and leave a note about whether you are a veteran, police officer, teacher, doctor, etc....we will then review your social media profiles, tag your account to indicate your status, and send you a personalized discount code for future use. We will refund 25% on the first order after all this is complete since you won't have the coupon code at that point. Thank You for your public service. This discount cannot be combined with any fundraisers, since we contribute 25% toward fundraisers. Also cannot be combined with any special sales. If you have questions just message or call 541-283-6364.
Location and Sales
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Where Can I Find You?
Goodness Soaps is now located in Davidson, North Carolina. We only sell online or through representatives who own their own location (such as day-spas and small shops). We also participate in fundraisers where community members may sell to their communities in person.
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Shipping
Shipping is charged based on order amount. Orders over $50.00 have free shipping. Orders under $50.00 are charged differently based on whether they fall over or under the $15.00 mark. Under $15.00 is $6.99. Over $15.00 and up to $49.99 is $9.99. ORDERS OVER $50.00 ARE SHIPPED FREE!
Giving Back
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Charities and Fundraisers
Goodness Soaps regularly gives to charities by making soaps dedicated to the cause, or sometimes participating in fundraisers for schools and other non-profit groups. we currently have a fundraiser going through February 2018 to help Baker Prairie Middle School students pay for an educational trip abroad. Sales Material for the Baker Prairie fundraiser is here in .jpg format and here in pdf format.
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Fundraising Percentage
We give 25% of gross sales back to the charity fundraiser groups. We still extend the free shipping offer as well for these orders and allow ordering online for individuals as well as group ordering through the fundraising order sheet in batches.
Natural and Eco Conscious
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Palm Oil
We use palm oil in our soaps. All of our palm oil comes from Crafter's Choice brand, and is sustainably sourced. Crafter's choice palm oil comes strictly from members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). RSPO certification requires producers to follow strict standards to cultivate sustainable palm oil. RSPO criteria states, "no primary forests or areas which contain significant concentrations of biodiversity (e.g. endangered species) or fragile ecosystems, or areas which are fundamental to meeting basic or traditional cultural needs of local communities (high conservation value areas), can be cleared.” Additionally there are standards that require fair treatment of workers according to local and international labor rights standards.
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Safe and Pure-Vegan Friendly
All products are Vegan friendly, cruelty free, and all natural with the exception of a few that contain an artificial scent oil. Product description and ingredients will tell you"all natural", or if an artificial fragrance oil is used
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Ingredients
We use Crafters' choice brand Coconut oil, Olive oil, Palm oil. Sunflower oil, Hazelnut oil, Castor oil, Sweet almond oil. Those are the major soap making oils in our recipes. All of these are "food grade" which means they do not have residue from chemical extraction presses. Essential oils and fragrance oils are also Crafters' choice brand. Crafters' Choice is the highest quality producer of ingredients for small/mid sized soap makers.
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Where do you get your ingredients?
Our suppliers are in order as follows: 1. Wholesale Supplies Plus. They are a wonderful supplier for small to medium sized handmade cosmetic businesses. We buy all of our base oils, fragrance oils, essential oils, and bottles here. 2.Our next largest supplier is Nurture Soap. We buy our soap molds and Mica colors from this company. 3. Our third largest supplier is Lotion Crafter. We buy specialty lotion making and facial scrub ingredients like papaya enzyme, sterilized strawberry seeds, palma rosa oil, white willow bark exract, and other more obscure and/or specialized ingredients. 4. The Chemistry Store-We buy lye here. 5. . If we can't find it anywhere else, once in a while we can find something on smile.amazon. Rainforest Trust is our chosen charity on smile so everything we buy benefits Rainforest trust a little bit.
Custom Orders
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Events-Large Custom Orders-10 bars or more
We do custom orders for special events. We can custom make:Bridal party gift packs, employee gifts, fundraising products in SCHOOL COLORS with CUSTOM LABELS. Natural soaps take 4 weeks to cure. If you want to custom order some soap please give 6 weeks notice. Lotion and bath bombs require 3 weeks notice. DEPOSIT-------------------------------- An advance, non-refundable 50% deposit is required at time of order to cover purchase of supplies.
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Small Orders-10 bars or less
We can do small custom orders. Please call so that we can discuss exactly what you want. We need 6 weeks notice for custom soap orders because the soap takes 4 weeks to cure and harden. Cusstom lotion and bath bombs can be shipped in about a week, dependent on our order volume and whether you order a scent that is in stock, or if it is something we have to special order.
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Custom Wholesale
We make CUSTOM PRODUCTS built to match your theme. Custom products include: Soap Bars designed just for you, lotions with active ingredients to highlight your special brand or theme, Scrubs with your label on them. We match color and choose ingredients to enhance your signature style. So, if you don't see it in the store, just give us a ring and we'll collaborate! For example, if your theme is the Peruvian rainforest, You might want some jade green, bright coral orange, and deep purple tones. We could feature an ingredient like camu camu extract in a lotion made just for your line. Camu Camu is grown in the Peruvian Amazon and picked by the native people. It is one of the richest sources of vitamin C. If your theme is about the ocean several of our current soaps might appeal to you. We can customize scent and a few ingredients in a scrub and lotion to have a complete line. Princess Theme? Great, that gives us an excuse to use lots of glitter. Give us a call! 541-283-6364
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Wholesale
If you are a wholesale customer interested in placing our products in your store please use code "wholesale" upon checkout. Minimum order is $200.00. Wholesale clients we are interested in: upscale spas, small, intimate salons, private practice medical offices such as plastic surgery and chiropractic clinics. If you think you fit into this category please go ahead and place your order in good faith. We don't want to make it difficult. We will be in touch to speak about any customization needs you may have and get to know your account. Please also e-mail us at goodness.soaps@gmail.com and/or call 541-283-6364 to discuss your theme. We make CUSTOM PRODUCTS built to match your theme. We match color and choose ingredients to enhance your signature style. So, if you don't see it in the store, just give us a ring and we'll collaborate!
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Formulation Assistance
Formulation Assistance is available. Depending on your situation the fee varies. We need to talk to you and see what you are working with, where you are stuck, etc...For lotions, the fee will be somewhere in the neighborhood of $500.00 billed upfront via paypal invoice. For soaps, around $250. Call 541-283-6364 and we can discuss your needs.
Contacting Us
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We'd Love To Hear From You
There are several ways to contact us. The easiest is to "Like" the facebook page and message us there. That way we know exactly who we're talking to, what area you live in, and all the important stuff.

We respond to messages usually within the hour. Or, you can go classic and just pick up the phone: (541) 283-6364. Leave a message and we will call you back same day.

E-mail works too! e-mail us at goodness.soaps@gmail.com