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from: 11/26/2022 TO: 11/28/2022

Custom Soap Order

The Maker's Shop: 9 Lives Soapery

Please allow 3 - 5 days for shipping 


Do you like a special fragrance or a blend of scents? Do you want colors that match the decor of your bathroom or kitchen? Or maybe you have an aversion to a certain oil or ingredient or are allergic to ingredients in my base recipe?  

I am now offering custom soap loaves created in 42 ounce batches. Each “loaf” makes 10 bars that are roughly 4 ounces each.  Each bar can also be cut in half to give you 20 bars that can be used as guest soaps or as favors for bridal or baby showers!  

Simply add to your shopping cart, and I will contact you and we can brainstorm together to create your own personal stash of soap designed just for you. 

**Please keep in mind that custom orders are started within 3-4 days, unless I need to order a special fragrance, and then soap needs to cure for four weeks.

This soap is made using the cold process method.  The oils and butters are melted and then mixed with the lye solution, and then the magic happens, saponification occurs!  This is the chemical reaction between the lye and oils which creates soap.  The batter is poured into molds and set on the shelf to harden and finish saponifying.  After 24 - 48 hours, the soap is unmolded and cut, and then set on a shelf to cure for 4 - 6 weeks which allows the water to evaporate from the bar, creating a hard, long-lasting bar of soap.

Each bar weighs approximately 4 oz.  They are handmade and hand cut so there will be slight variations in weight and appearance.

Thank you for visiting my site!  My name is Doreen McKeag, owner and creator of 9 Lives Soapery, where I create artisan, homemade soap.  I am born and raised in Southeastern Connecticut and live with my husband, John, and one of the inspirations of my business name and logo, Gracie, a domestic long-haired cat.  I have always had a cat in my life and love their quirky, independent nature.  Isn't she beautiful?  My husband and I enjoy traveling, visiting local breweries, watching football, and when I'm not soaping, I'm riding my Echelon spin bike, my second addiction next to soap.

I started soap making as a hobby, creating soap for my husband and my family.  I've always been one to jump right into new projects feet first, learning as I go.  I learned how to crochet from watching YouTube videos and have made blankets for my whole family.  I started making soap using melt and pour as I was apprehensive about using lye in the cold process method.  After I learned that a local soap maker was holding classes, I didn't hesitate to sign up.  I finally ditched my fear of lye and I've been making soap ever since.  I was making so much soap I had to start giving it away to family and friends, and after getting rave reviews, I decided it's only right to share them with all of you.

I make a variety of different soaps using skin loving oils and butters and a few unique ingredients to add that special touch.  All my soaps are made in small batches, and no two bars are alike due to the handmade nature of them.  I do not use any unnecessary chemicals, and only use phalate free fragrance oils and essential oils, skin safe colorants, and natural colorants.  I hope you give them a try, I'm sure you will love them as much as I do!  

We want you to be pleased with the products and service you receive, and we also want you to shop in confidence knowing that your product is fresh, handmade and has never been used by another customer.  Due to the personal nature of our products, we cannot accept returns; however, we appreciate all feedback, positive and negative.  You can notify us by e-mail at