Q: What makes Henry & June soaps different from name-brand soaps?
A: Most soaps found in big-box stores and drugstores are mass-produced, commercially-made soaps. These soaps are typically made from cheap ingredients, including animals fats and chemically-derived lathering agents that essentially produce a moisture-stripping detergent for the skin. Ironically, the skin-loving glycerin produced during the soapmaking process is intentionally extracted from the soap and used in more profitable products such as creams lotions. Henry & June Soap Co. has an entire line of soaps made with organic plant-based oils, natural colorants, botanicals, clays, and essential oils that contain no synthetic fragrances, no artificial colorants, no fillers, and no preservatives. Most of our products are vegan-friendly and none of our products are tested on animals.
Q: How long does a bar of Henry & June soap last?
A: Our soaps can last several weeks or even months depending on use. We recommend storing your soap out of direct water contact and on a draining soap dish.
Q: How are Henry & June soaps different than other handmade soaps?
A: Every soapmaker has their own ingredient sourcing, techniques, recipes, and aspirations. Here at Henry & June Soap Co. we carefully craft each soap recipe based on specific skin and aromatherapy benefits. We source as many organic and sustainably-harvested ingredients as we can. Henry & June also incorporates locally-sourced ingredients from the many farms here in Virginia Beach. A few generations of us have only used commercially-made soap from the big-box store. It’s our mission to get as many people as we can to experience the pure, simple luxury of high-quality homemade soap made the old-fashioned way (by hand).
Q: How does shipping work?
A: For the majority of our orders we use USPS First Class with tracking. We will also use USPS Priority or UPS with tracking for wholesale and larger orders. It can take up to 2 business days to fulfill orders and we try to ship between Monday and Wednesday so our packages wont sit over the weekend with the carriers.
Q: How do refunds/exchanges work?
A: We want you to love your Henry & June product! Please contact us with any concerns and we’ll promptly address them. If you need to return your item, please ship it back within 14 days of delivery. Items must be unused and in original packaging.