Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Update on Ingredients - ORGANIC!


Product Body is now using organic high oleic sunflower oil across the board replacing all high oleic sunflower oil that we have been using prior. This change began in April and the website shall reflect this as soon as we can update this. We are also now using organic palm oil that is also farmed using sustainable farming practices.

We try to use natural and organic ingredients when it is feasible, but we also try to maintain fresh, quality products at a reasonable price. I read an interesting article today "Being Organic Or Natural Won't Necessarily Make A Product Green". You may be interested in it. Sometimes natural practices without thought can create an even bigger problem.

As product manufacturers, we need to look at the larger picture.

This organic news is good news. The palm oil especially. You can read a bit about the Orangutan species and why buying sustainable palm oil is important over on my soap blog here and here.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Want To Lose Some Poundage?

flaxseed


A generic letter from my doctor:

There are seven simple foods for you to keep in mind that
can help you with controlling your weight:

(1) salmon,
(2) walnuts,
(3) hot sauce with capsaicin,
(4) water with lemon,
(5) ground flaxseed,
(6) cinnamon, and
(7) granola bars with high fiber and low sugar.

All of these are good items to consider when you want a
snack or when you want to help control that feeling of
hunger so that you can maintain control over your weight.
To Your Good Health,
Dr. Paul Winner


That's if anyone is looking to lose some pounds, or get healthy!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

NEW! TSA Approved Travel Set!

Are you so tired of squirting your stuff into tiny jars or mini tupperware so you can travel? Well cut it out and look no further! It is so true and it is awesome - in our newest scent, Beach House. Get them here. Also, you can get all the Product Travel items individually at the Product Body site....

Friday, May 15, 2009

Shop on Candid Camera

Thought I'd show part of my workspace.

I have 5 different work stations in this little area. You can see a little of this here, a bit of that there... Oh yes, this is a cruddy mess. After a full day of formulating, making and pouring soap and before clean-up. I DO clean up after every project, but I did have a few going at the same time, so it got crazy AND it was the end of the day.

From the work table in the formulary looking into the retail portion and out the door... (underexposed, sorry).

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mother's Day Approaches

If you are local, please stop in for some very cute Mother's Day packages I've put together ranging from $15-$89. Some are in plant pots, tea pots, baskets, etc. So, so cute! We decided this year NOT to do a Mother's Day offering online due to a busy wholesale schedule here (we just don't have the staff this minute), but we did send out an incredible Tips and Treats newsletter celebrating our wedding anniversary.

We gave 20% off of Coconut Milk Bath Soak and when the customer buys a non-sale item and wishes us a happy anniversary in the comments section at check out, we'd send them $13 gift certificate into their account. That is one dollar for every year. Yeah, it's like cash and it never expires.

So if you are on our newsletter list and you happen to miss that email - - check you SPAM filter.