Where did you get the name Hope Oaks?
Hope Oaks is my given name translated to English from Spanish, Esperanza Robles.
Orders can be placed through my Etsy Store. Please click on the Shopping Cart and it will redirect you to Hope Oaks Handmade Soaps Store on Etsy.
Do you offer gift cards?
Yes, please contact me by email or phone. Let me know how you want the gift card delivered (electronic or snail mail), the denomination, and lucky person's contact info.
What types of ingredients are used?
I only use 100% all-natural plant-based ingredients. I don't use synthetic ingredients.
You can find a more detailed list of ingredients for each item in my Etsy Store.
What is your return policy?
Refunds and Exchanges
Due to the nature of our products, I cannot accept returns. I may offer a replacement or a shop credit for certain circumstances for products sold on my website/Etsy Store only. Please send me an email at with any concerns about your purchase so I can try to work something out. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
Your business is important to me! At Hope Oaks Handmade Soaps excellent customer service is my number one concern. This includes double checking your order and packaging everything carefully. Occasionally accidents do happen. If your order arrives damaged or missing an item, please let me know right away so that I may correct the problem. If a product is not in good condition when it arrives to you, please contact me with your order number and return the damaged goods, I will replace the product immediately.
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
ARE YOUR PRODUCTS SAFE TO USE DURING PREGNANCY AND BREASTFEEDING?
YES, your concern is completely valid because components of essential oils get absorbed into the bloodstream through the skin and can easily pass through the placenta to the developing fetus. The question is whether these components can be harmful or disruptive. Most essential oils are safe to use but there are a few that should not be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Below, are just few (this is just a reference, please be sure to check with your physician regarding any oils, extracts and supplements you use during pregnancy):
Generally Regarded as Safe During Pregnancy: (when diluted)
Amyris, Bergamot, Blood Orange, Cardamom, Chamomile (German), Coriander, Elemi, Eucalyptus, Fir, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin-Red, Neroli, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Sweet Orange, Tangerine, Tea-Tree, Ylang Ylang.
Limit or Consult Your Health Care Practitioner for Regular Usage During Pregnancy:
Arnica, Basil, Birch, Black Pepper, Carrot Seed, Cedarwood, Chamomile (Roman), Cinnamon Bark, Cinnamon Leaf, Citronella, Clary Sage, Comfrey, Coriander, Fir Needle, Frankincense, Ginger, Jasmine, Juniper Berry, Lavender (Spanish), Lemongrass, Marjoram, Myrrh, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Rose, Sage, Spearmint, Sweet Birch, Sweet Marjoram, Vetiver Root, Wintergreen.