Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Time to tie things up

 Christmas is coming and presents are on the way!  Everyone loves receiving and opening gifts.  This is the time we can put our best foot forward, combining goodness in cute packaging!  We have a few for you to select.
This Oreo soap is the size of an actually Oreo Biscuit.
Makes a cute gift for everyone at $5


This two tier boxes is for a larger order.  What is more fun
than getting one present? Getting TWO!


Another way of packaging your gift.  We have a special  on
our Christmas special and with a 5 picks of assorted soap will
be $50 and this package comes with soap drainer! 10 bars will
entitle you to 10% discount, so 2 packs will be $90, a saving
of $10! Just for this festive season.
Black and White is always in style.  This set comes with 3 bars
of our luxurious range, a drainer and a fine mesh.  The mesh can
be used for further lathering up the soap.  Price $45

Santa has definitely come to town.




Thursday, November 25, 2010

Soap nuts review

They smell a little funky, so after
boiling them for 20 minutes, We
added some fragrance oil.

We are constantly in search of natural products.  There has been a lot of hype about soap nuts and we had to test them out.  We have seen rave review on utube about these natural nuts as shampoos, bodywash  and laundry detergent replacement.  Our verdict, they are too harsh to be used on our skin and hair.
Seen it on utube, so was not terribly concern. We would
 have to like to have see a stiffer foam but considering
what a dilute solution we had to work with, this was as
good as it gets. 



The soap nut produces natural saponins which are bubbles that cleans.   It took alot of nuts for us to get this froth, so we don't feel it will work in cleaning soiled laundry.


Some suds got into my eyes and it stung
and teared for  awhile even with the use
of eyedrops.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Herbs infused Oils



We have been very busy infusing our oils with herbs and the exciting moment has arrived, our oils are ready for use!  Our Carrot infused oil is the first to be turned into soap.  We have used sweet almond oil, sunflower oil, coconut oil and Olive oil and the carrots have imparted a wonderful orange to the oil.  This is going to make an amazing bar of soap. We might go all the way and use fresh carrot juice as well.

We have been very hands on with our carrots, selecting the carrots to drying and infusing them.  So we would like some input on what you would like.  Honey Carrots with fresh juice, smelling gorgeously sweet.  These soaps will have to be used within 3 months.  Fragrancing is an option you can write in and suggest and if you like to place an order, let us know.  There will only be 16 bars of these very special soaps.  So much love and hard work has gone into making these infused oils but you definitely deserve the best we can offer.  The fat soluble vitamins from the carrot is retained in the oil.  So much goodness in a bar.  If you love this bar we will keep this as our permanant line.  Do look out for them in 7 weeks when they are fully cured and ready for use.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

An amazing night and how to take care of your soap

My son's school holds the best carnival ever.  I have my usual soap stall  but I love the interaction and trying to work out how to sell the soap to some strangers.  But everyone goes there in such good spirits, so everyone was lovely. Everyone worked hard but it is really a wonderful time to meet new friends and catch up with the old ones.  To all, I say thank you for the support.

In the frenzy of the sales, I didnt talk very much about how to take care of the soap.  It is a natural product and you have to make sure it is well drained and kept in a dry place after use.  It does not contain detergent like sodium lauryl sulfate which have shown to denature the protein on your skin and allow other toxin into your body.It is also found to be a culprit for allergies Those with sensitive skin, do the same with any new product, a tiny patch test. Should anyone like a little more bubbles, just use a pouf and mechanically lather up the soap

In the Christmas spirit a lot of the cupcakes had vanilla in them,  Do not be alarm if the vanilla turns either to a tan colour or darker still, that is just how vanilla works.  So use up your soap ASAP. It is a lovely body treat and enviromentally friendly.

Ingredients

Cocoa butter, organic coconut oil, organic palm oil. organic safflower oil. distilled water, Sodium Hydroxide, sorbitol, sobitan oleate and soyproteing,

Dead  sea salt was made with organic oil as above but no cocoa butter.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Hempseed Oil Soap

$15/bar
Rich in polyunsaturated fats including both Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids, and GLA, it is a key ingredient in anti-inflammatory skin care formulations; it soothes and restores moisture on dry or damaged skin. How could you not love this soap? Need we say more. We still have 7 bars left.

Ingredients: Hempseed Oil, palm oil, Castor oil, Coconut oil, Sodium hydroxide, salt, purified water, mica and Patchouli, Valencia orange and Tangerine essential oil blend.

The Journey of the Olive Soap

100% Olive Oil also know as Castile has been around for a long time.  It was once the soap made for royalties and treasured for its wonderful benefits for the skin.The name "Castile"defines quality, purity and gentleness.  Some considers Castile as the gentlest of all soaps.  It does not lather well on its own but with a pouf of a gentle cloth, we find the soap a joy to use.

We made an Olive soap which has 20% Coconut Oil added to the Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  This increases the lather and makes a wonderful high content Olive soap.  You simply have to take this journey of seeing for yourself which soap is the one for you.

For bubble lovers, we made an Extra Virgin Olive Oil with the help of palm oil and coconut oil.  This soap has a good amount of Olive oil for you to enjoy the benefits of this wonderful oil.

$45 for 3 bars of soap in one package
We do a special wrapping for you, in a raspberry and black wrapper.  They are simply adorable.

Rose Garden

Our New Batch of Rose Scent is ready! 
This is part of our super luxurious range called Fancy Pants.  In this soap we added palm oil which is also a great moisturiser.  It has a lovely feel, just pure silk when you wash yourself under the showers and we love the dense bubbles.  For Rose lovers, this is it. This is a large bar, weighing over 150gms.  This soap completes our set of 3 bars of soap, known as the journey of the Olive soap.  We use only Extra Virgin Olive oil for our olive soaps

Ingredients: Olive oil, palm oil, coconut oil, sodium hydroxide, distilled water, salt, mica, fragrance oil and rose geranium essential oil blend
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