Thursday, August 24, 2006

Cooler Weather Here we Come!

It is always sad to see the summer go by so quickly, but I must admit when the days star getting a little shorter and my end of summer Toad Lilies start to bloom I start dreaming of autumn.

Not only does the change in season mean a shift in the scents we carry, but it also means we can bring back some of the meltable products that would not hold up to summer shipping.

That's right, the ever popular Solid Cocoa Butter Salt Scrubs will be in production soon as well as Monoi Aloe Skin Serum. We are still a little up in the air about bringing back the Mocha Java all natural Body Butter (which was made with whipped cocoa butter and coffee butter). So if any of you out there have strong feelings either way about this product from last year we'd like to hear them!

Friday, August 18, 2006

Have Your Cake....and Bath With It Too!

What do we crave more then anything during the cold winter months? We crave warm, gooey, sugary, calorie laden sweet treats! So, to compensate for having no time to bake, I am making new Deli Soaps! The first release will include Marshmallow Gingerbread, Banana Bread, and Cocoa Bean Cake (all pictured) with Pecan Pie, Sugar Cake, and others to follow. Honey Almond Cookie (a favorite from last winter!) will be back and I am formulating and testing a new cookie soap (Apple Oatmeal Cookie). Remember, Deli soaps are always limited edition soaps that I only make when there is spare time and for fun. Be sure to keep an eye out here for their release dates as I have a feeling these are going to be popular! Watch for these Soap Cakes to be released around mid September (we include all the details here on the blog when we know for sure).
….and remember, no matter how good they smell on the outside, they still taste like soap on the inside! We do not recommend taste testing!

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Pink Strawberry Citrus Arrives August 21st!

We know it isn't the best timing, with summer just about over, but our newest scent will release anyway. Six months in formulation (yes you read that right, six!) I finally perfected the strawberry blend I was trying to create! Succulent summer strawberries with just a whisp of light citrus to lift the scent to perfection!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Monday, August 14, 2006

Fun at the Craft Show!

Well, we survived the Craft Show this past weekend! Even getting up in the wee hours of the morning (3:30 am) we had a great, fun filled day. It was a pleasure to meet some of our "internet customers" in person and we were so happy folks ventured out to see us in person!

For those of you who are not local or were unable to come and see us, I took some photos of our booth to share with you.

This is a picture of the front of the booth and me looking very tired at around 7:00am!

Here is a line of soaps sunbathing in the morning sun.

The infamous "HoneyBee Good! soap is always a hit!

The White Lavender display.

Here's the Deli Soap Station.

The ever popular Unscented Soaps.

Here's the side of the booth where people could test lotions, perfumes, buy giftsets, and smell the Aroma Melts. That's Jeremy minding the booth (while I played around outside shopping and taking pictures!)

This is a little baby Water Hyacinth from the pond that I yanked out that morning and brought along with us for decoration. He enjoyed his day away from the pond!

....and finally a sneak peak of the newest giftsets that will hit the website soon!

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Current Winter Scents in the Works

The following is a sneak preview of some of the scents we are working of for the winter release scents. These scents have been formulated to perfection themselves, but are still in the product testing phase as we test for product compatibility. These are neither a complete list of new scents nor are these scents conclusive just yet....just a little teaser!

Marshmallow Gingerbread: Rich, creamy marshmallow fluff smothering hot fresh gingerbread. This is the ultimate comfort scent!
Berry Crimson: Plump, over ripe berries amid a background of woody base notes
Winter Pear: Another crisp fruit scent of true pear, smoothed down with the addition of earthy late autumn breeze scents and a base note of Amber kissed Vanilla
As American as Apple Pie: An overwhelmingly popular soap scent from last year, this little goodie is making it into bath and body products and Aroma Melts this year! What is the best part of Apple Pie? It is the thick, gooey apple center, of coarse! Light on spice, this sweet Apple Filling scent is warm, sugary, and delicious!
White Cashmere: A warm blanket of sensual Sandalwood and Amber nestled around smooth Vanilla and White Floral notes.

We also have an amazing list of scrumptious Deli soap scents, but we are keeping those a secret until they are ready! Big news for you foody lovers! Starting soon, Deli Soap scents will be available in our other products for as long as the Limited Edition Deli Soaps are available!

Friday, August 04, 2006

Last Call for Summer Seasonals

With summer quickly coming to a close and fall's arrival fast on our heels, we must soon make the transition into offering new scents for the season. This means some our beloved "summery" scents must going into retirement for the winter season.

Our Summer Seasonal fragrances will be stocked regularly through August, then as of September 1st they will not be in production. We'll keep them available so long as our remaining inventory holds out, we will just no longer be remaking the inventory after that date.

The following fragrances are Summer Seasonal (this applies to all products in these scents):
Beachin Berries
Coconut Island Castaway
Blackberry Apple Sorbet
Cucumber & Chamomile
Summer Fling
Sugared Citrus
Coconut Peach
Honeydew Tea
Island Sensation

....don't be sad, we are replacing each and every one of these scents with new Winter Seasonals!