Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Sunday, August 10, 2014
40% off sale in our shop! Anything listed in the SUMMER SALE section of our shop is on sale. Supplies are limited on some items, so make your selections early. As we clean out the soap room additional items will be added.
Saturday, August 9, 2014
|Favors in the molds|
Heart embeds were made with glycerin soap that has similar qualities to cold processed soap in that it is less likely to sweat. The process was a labor intensive undertaking due to the fact that the molds had small indentations in the center of the hearts which needed some definition, so I went to task piping the red centers.
Once the embeds were complete, it was on to making the cold process soap for pouring the mini cupcake bottoms and piping the tops.
After 72 mini cupcakes I ran out of molds and had to wait until they set up enough for releasing from the molds. And the fun begins of creating the next 72 mini cupcakes!
Eventually these will be wrapped in organza bags before getting tucked into the favor sampler boxes.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
|Birthday Party Bath Treat Favors|
|Bridal Shower Heart Soap Favors|
|Soy Candle Wedding Favors|
|Baby Shower Pacifier Favors|
As the last few weeks of summer vacation rapidly close in on me, I've turned my focus toward autumn and Holiday themes. Judging from the appearance of the leaves on some trees already (yes, some have already got patches of color emerging), I guess the change of weather and cooler temps is sure to take over before we know it.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
|Vermont Maple Bath Treats|
After a day of fun in the sun, your skin is in need of some extra TLC. We've made an extra special fizzing bath treat for your skin to enjoy. Fizzing Bath Melts combine the fizzing action of a bath bomb with a luxury bath melt made with Cocoa Butter. Each delectable bath treat has been scooped up to look like a scoop of ice cream.
To use, simply drop the Bath Treat into bath water and allow to dissolve. Climb in the tub and allow your skin to enjoy the bath treat! Please remember to use caution when exiting the tub, as the cocoa butter will make the surface of the tub slippery.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
|Butterfly Loofah/Luffa Soap|
I always like to use a loofah/luffa soap. True to form, I can't have just any plain jane soap for my pampering experience, so I had to create a fun design. Butterflies and summer go together like peanut butter and jelly. So, butterflies it is!
These butterfly loofah/luffa soaps will make your feet feel the love. We've taken a generous slice of loofah/luffa, and submerged it in a luxurious helping of 100% Vegan Friendly Glycerin Soap and molded them into butterflies. What can be better than a nice bar of scented soap that will both exfoliate and cleanse those rough, stinky feet?
With several scents to choose from, there is one that would appeal to most everyone.
Friday, April 25, 2014
|A sign of spring|
Easter Sunday I caught a glimpse of the first flowers of spring emerging from one of the flower beds around the house. These are miniatures, a gift from my hubby for our anniversary about 10 years ago. I planted them in the ground and moved them two years ago, dividing them so they could "breathe" once again, and they were eagerly coming back to greet me once again. Their beauty is a welcome sight after the long dreary winter we just endured and inspired me to sit and enjoy the beauty of my yard once again.
Just like I have felt a disconnect with my yard this past winter, the same rings true of doing business online. Sometimes it is hard to feel a connection with customers when doing business online instead of face to face. Orders come from near and far, mostly from people I have never met or had a connection with in the past. It's hard to read body language, find out what the customer is looking for, and guide them to the product/scent that would appeal to them. If the customer doesn't leave feedback or you never hear from them again it leaves one to wonder if they liked their order, or not? Some customers return and the relationship grows.
Despite taking a couple years away from the soaping business, I do have customers from the past that are happy to have me back. Our relationship is rekindled, much like seeing someone you haven't seen in a while. They know they can ask me to send an order on a short time line, and/or wrapping up a gift with personalized messages to send directly to their intended recipient. The trust we've gained with each other is much like the bond between old friends.
This week I received an order from someone who lives in the same town as I do and I offered to reverse the shipping charges so to personally deliver the order. The customer was delighted and agreed to the arrangement. I've seen her around town but had never been formally introduced, so this was a great opportunity.
|Gift from a customer|
Imagine my surprise when upon arrival, she gifted ME the sweetest (personalized) gift for making the time and effort of delivering the order. She paints on tree mushrooms/fungus and painted this for my business. This absolutely made my day and I walked away with a big smile on my face. I hope she can be successful in her endeavors to market her artistic talent. I know I will enjoy my gift for many years to come, and this will be displayed in a prominent place in my soaping room and on the table when I go to shows.
Moments like this definitely makes one realize it really is a small world after all.