Saturday, September 27, 2008

Back by popular demand...our flat rate shipping deal! No matter how much soap you order, shipping is only $5.00! And if you order $75.00 worth of product or more, shipping is free. I hate fudging around trying to calculate shipping. So I'm making it easy for both of get the deal and I don't have to weigh anything. Call me lazy, but I'd rather spend my time in the workshop making great soap.

Our fall pumpkin soap will be listed on our website next weekend. This bar is the first to showcase our new packaging and new soap size. I've been wanting to change things up for quite awhile and I'm pleased with the results. Our soap is now a bit larger (about 125 grams) and shaped just a little differently than before. I believe the soap we make is different from the rest 'out there' and so I wanted to give it a visual look that is a bit different...sort of upscale rustic. We're keeping our same cool label since we get so many compliments from our customers. I just didn't have the heart to change the label design.

While the soap may look different, it's still the same quality product. We still make soap with the same luxury oils and scent generously with our own proprietary essential oil blends. I make soap the way I like it. If I were going to spend $5 for a bar of soap, I want it to give me healthy skin, lather like crazy, and smell amazing. I think we've achieved that goal.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Here's a sneak peek of a new soap that I made for a special project, it's called "Lemon Bouquet"... a lovely blend of lavender and lemon/lemongrass, with soy milk added. The photo shows this soap somewhere in the middle of it's long process to completion. It's one of my more intense soaps as I have to hand cut all the flowers. Ouch! My hand gets really sore, but the final look of the soap is worth the effort.

"Lemon Bouquet" is going to be sliced into 700 small pieces and handed out to the attendees of "Paint the Town Pink", a Women’s Expo benefiting breast cancer research. I've met some really brave women at this event, I'm inspired to help and honored to be included as a vendor.

My seasonal pumpkin soap is done and curing, it should make it's debut on my website and at the market next week. This soap contains pumpkin puree and spicy essential oils: cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and clove. I'm only making one large batch of this, so when it's gone, that's all there is!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Endings and beginnings....

Well, my big market is over for the season. The downtown Mill Street market was a blast, as usual. Ray and Cherri did an awesome job organizing it, thank you!

We have one last summer market, it's every Saturday morning in Nevada City from 8:00 a.m. to noon. I adore this market...there's something about being outside early, coffee and breakfast burritos in the air, the colorful array of produce; fruit, veggies and flowers, and the sounds of local artists serenading us. And probably the most friendly group of vendors that I've ever met.

The Sac Bee recently published a blurb on this market, here's what they have to say, I tend to disagree...this market is definitely worth the drive. It's an upscale, hip, country farmers market at it's best. Our family favorites are; organic wholegrain bread, heirloom tomatos, cucumbers, and the last of the gala apples. This market runs though October...hope to see you there!

Thanks to everyone who entered our anniversary drawing. We picked five names, they are:

  • Sue of Westminister, CA
  • Karen of Grass Valley, CA
  • Shannon of Reno, NV
  • Linda of Freeport, FL
  • John of San Francisco, CA
You lucky people will be receiving your Frontier Angel Soap in the mail very soon, so keep an eye on your mailbox.

Busy, busy in the workshop. I've decided to bring back my Ginger-Lime soap (made and curing), and Country Meadow (making that today). Pumpkin is on the list next...I discovered that my container of clove bud essential oil is dangerously low, so I'm waiting on a delivery...patience...