Sunday, March 9, 2014

News, Updates, and Twilight Inspired Soaps

It has been a while since my last post, and with good reason. My professional life has been consuming a considerable amount of my time the past couple months in ways I never dreamed or imagined. In October I assumed a position on the Executive Board for School Nutrition Association of Vermont and as a result there are many new adventures and opportunities at my disposal.  Additionally, due to the fact that better than 50% of our student population at our school qualifies for free or reduced priced meals this year, we are embarking on establishing a supper meals program which has resulted in a lot of extra planning and preparation to launch.

Visit with
Senator Patrick Leahy (VT)
on Capitol Hill
Perhaps the biggest adventure to date happened last week when I traveled with several others to Washington DC for a conference which culminated in a Capitol Hill visit to speak with our state delegates about child nutrition in schools and how the additional/impending changes to school meals will affect our small rural state. The experience was very rewarding and educational for me, not to mention a rather large step forward for this first time visitor to Capitol Hill. 

I have many new soap designs to share with you, but first some exciting news. We are currently designing our own website and will announce both here and on our Facebook fan page as soon as it is ready. In the meantime, you may still shop in our online shop on Etsy.   

Bella's Kiss Soap
First up is Bella's Kiss Soap. This soap is part of our Twilight inspired collection. Edward and Bella are in a field of wild flowers, and she radiates her presence with a lush blend of violet, gardenia, jasmine with fresh grapefruit, vanilla and white woods. The colors in this soap were inpsired by the color of the wild flowers from the scene in the movie.
Next up is Edward's Tempation Soap.  This soap is also part of our Twilight inspired collection. Edward is smitten with Bella, and radiates his presence with a warm, earthy concoction of bergamot, rosemary, moss, sandalwood, mint and amber. The blue in the soap is inpsired by the dress Bella wore after their wedding, and the red is remiscent of Bella's glowing eyes after her transformation. A sure hit with the men, but this scent is also a great unisex fragrance. 

These soaps are made with Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Palm Kernel Oil, Avocado Oil, Sunflower Oil, Shea Butter, and Castor Oil. The colors were achieved with the use of micas, and the tops have been dusted with a touch of iridescent glitter, reminiscent of sparkling aura exhibited by Edward and Bella.

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