FAQs

  • What is the difference between our soap and store-bought soap? Our soap is made using the old school process of combining oils with lye called saponification. We use combinations of nourishing oils to create glycerine rich soap. Store bought soap often has the glycerine removed to sell as a by-product for cosmetics which makes it more like a detergent. There is nothing wrong with store-bought soap but our handmade soaps are much more gentle on your skin and contain skin friendly ingredients.
  • Is Magpie Alchemy Soaps considered Melt and Pour? No. We hand make all of our soaps using the cold process soap method.
  • Are all of the products natural? Some of our products are colored with oxides or micas. They are technically considered, "nature identical" which means they are the same exact chemical structure as the platelet minerals found in Mother Earth but are created in a lab to ensure its purity. In addition to some colorants, there are a couple products that we use a tiny bit of fragrance. This is all clearly labeled on our products and website.
  • How do you ship your products? At this time we ship via USPS Flat rate as we find it is the most economical choice for our customers. We are constantly searching for the most cost effective option and if weighted shipments cost less, we will go with that option.
  • What if it is really hot when the products ship? We cannot control all aspects of shipping our products so if you purchased a balm, please make sure to cool the product in your freezer or fridge before opening.
  • Are your products unisex? We hand craft and design our products for all human beings :)
  • Does Magpie Alchemy Soaps take recommendations for new soaps? Yes! We would love to hear what types of soaps and products you would like to see in our line up.
  • Are the soaps limited edition? Since all of our soaps are handmade, no items are going to be exactly alike,
  • Allergic reaction? Please review all ingredients that we use in our products before you purchase any items.
  • What is Endo Sisters? Endo sisters are a tribe of women who have the debilitating disease called, Endometriosis. Despite their daily struggle with having a chronic disease, they band together and raise awareness for the disease. It is because of the documentary and the Endo Sisters Jamie met at the film screening, is the inspiration we got to start providing natural products and to help reduce the chemicals we are exposed to on a daily basis. Please check out the documentary about Endometriosis at www.Endowhat.com.