Saturday, November 30, 2013

Holiday Discounts & New Soaps

Well I am a little behind this Thanksgiving weekend, BUT.... a few discounts to share!

Small Business Saturday - November 30th 2013.  25% off the Twilight collection!  
Code Twilight

And Cyber Monday - December 2nd, 2013.  Free shipping on all orders! 
Code FreeShip

And don't forget - 20% off all orders over $30 until December 15th, 2013!   
Code Holiday2013

I have been busy soaping!  I have sold out of so much lately, I have had to make tons of soap!  And with the exception of 2 remakes, they are all new!  Including a Vanilla Beer Porter Soap!   AND..... BIGGER BARS!  YAY!

Why Beer soap?  Well there are many reasons really.  There are a lot of benefits to beer in soap.  But as I don't make claims other than my soap will clean, I cannot go into that here.  You will need to do some research!  You can research online, or order a bar and see for yourself!  While the Vanilla Porter Beer soap is geared toward men, I wouldn't hesitate to use it myself!

Next on the list is Umbriel soap.  Name for one of the moons of Uranus, this creamy silk soap is fragranced with McIntosh apple, steamed milk, pure sugar, caramel candy, toffee pudding, apple butter, fresh nutmeg, vanilla bean & soft musk.  

This is Neptune. Neptune is a masculine soap fragranced with a spicy, cultural blend of crushed cloves, cinnamon sticks & crisp pine needles, with a sweet orange freshness. 

This is Ariel.  Named for one of the moons of Uranus, Ariel is a creamy silk soap with a stimulating blend of Citrus, including Grapefruit, Lemon & Lime, with hints of fresh Cucumber & Jasmine, and a touch of Pineapple, Blackberry & Champagne. 

Callisto begins with a creamy top note of coconut, followed by a warm middle note of buttercream and a well rounded with a base of note dark cocoa.  Topped with real cocoa, this is certainly a chocolatly treat! 

Designed completely by my girls, Cartwheel soap is named for the Cartwheel Galaxy.  This fun soap is fragranced with top notes of fresh bananas & juicy grapefruit, middle notes of kiwi, juicy bubblegum, strawberries, with a hint of vanilla as a base note.  

Don't miss out on these amazing soaps!  A stay tuned... more coming soon!

Sunday, November 24, 2013


I have been getting a lot of questions about fragrances.  What are they?  How are they different?

I use two type of fragrances in my soaps.  In my Purely Natural line, I use Essential oils.  In my Pure Silk Soaps, I use Fragrance oils.

How are they different?

Essential oils are purely natural.  The oils are extracted from plants.  Many believe essential oils can be beneficial for many things, such as medicinal purposes, acne, mood, illnesses just to name a few.  I do not use essential oils for a specific purpose other than scent.  However, I may chose to use one bar over another one day because of the essential oil used in the soap, not just for the scent but for the purpose of the oil itself.  As I do not make claims as to what essential oils or my soaps can do for you, I recommend you research the oils.  There is a wealth of information online, and in books.  I have found multiple free Kindle books on Amazon about essential oils.

Fragrance oils are a wonderful way to achieve a scent not possible with essential oils.  For example, you can't capture the smell of bubble gum with essential oils.  Fragrance oils contain both natural and synthetic ingredients.  I choose high quality fragrance oils from companies I trust.  My whole family uses soap from both of my lines.  

I am very sensitive to fragrances & perfumes.  I use half the recommended amount of fragrance and essential oils in all of my soaps.  I prefer a light scent to something you can smell from down the street.

I hope this helps explain the difference in scents!  If you ever have a question about an essential oil or fragrance oil, contact me!  I am always happy to answer any questions!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Holidays & Twilight

All of my holiday soaps are finally listed on my site!  As well as my Twilight soaps!  I thought a long time about how to list my Twilight soaps.  Individually, in pairs or as a set?  More than one option?  Well, I decided you can't have Bella without Edward, and Jacob without Forks, so a collection it is!  All 12 soaps will be offered as a collection, along with a discount code! 

November 1st - December 15th 2013, all orders over $30 qualify for a 20% discount!  Use code Holiday2013 at check out!  (For those in the local area, use code LocalHoliday2013 if you would like to pick up in the Vancouver, WA area!  No shipping charges!)

What is available right now?  All of my soaps are posted for order on my website!  If not already cured, all soaps will be ready for shipment November 30th.  Plenty of time for Christmas!  

Let's meet some of my Holiday soaps!  (Be sure to visit my website to see my full line!  There are several warm, winter scents to chose from!  Pumpkin spice anyone?  Mulberry perhaps?)

Named Aurora for the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, this amazing silk cream soap is fragranced with topped with berries and sugar, and toned down with the addition of Rose and Carnation notes. Just like Holiday Candy! 

 Juicy, ripe crimson pears sprinkled in caramelized brown sugar with fresh churned maple butter, drizzled with honey and vanilla. Simply amazing!  Mouthwatering!

Christmas fragrance that blends pomegranate, strawberries, raspberries, with a subtle hint of fresh peppermint leaves and fresh vanilla.

 A pure silk cream soap scented with a blend of fresh essential oil of peppermint and huckleberries, hints of violet and white florals, with creamy base notes of vanilla marshmallow. The yummy peppermint oil leaves a slight tingly feeling - yum!

 A pure silk cream soap fragranced with rich, dark chocolate swirled with ribbons of buttery caramel and vanilla creme, sprinkled with toasted almond slivers and creamy hazelnut. Topped with buttery, toffee caramel. Smells good enough to eat!

 A pure silk soap fragranced with strong notes of buttercream vanilla and hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. 

A pure silk soap fragranced with fresh lime and menthol, notes of Douglas fir and lavender; with full-body base notes of eucalyptus and pine. Freshly fallen snow in the forest! 

Twilight soaps are finally ready for preorder!  YAY!  
They will be ready to ship November 30th!  
To see the full collection, click Here

Shop early, and don't miss out on the discount!  Soaps are moving quickly!  

I haven't soaped in 3 weeks - I was busy moving my soaping room!  But more soap is planned very soon!  Yay!  Purely Natural Lavender?  Restock of my Purely Natural Lemongrass Triple Butter?  Something fun for the kids?  (My girls are planning a soap!)  Stay tuned!