Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New Gifts Sets

Our holiday Gift Sets are coming. They are a little late this year due to all the delicious fragrances we have been concocting in the back. Please stay tuned... We will offer two sweet boxes of treats for you or for a friend or loved one.

Come back here for updates or go to Product Body to see the newest arrivals in a few days....


Friday, November 19, 2010

Gothique- Oui Oui!

I am so happy today. Product Body received a really nice review from Grey at Gothique blog which I visit all the time. Grey reviews all sorts of cosmetics like mineral make-up, soaps, scrubs, perfume oils.... anything that strikes her fancy, really.

Please check out her review over there.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Cure For Black Friday

What will be cured on Black Friday?

Coconut Milk Shea Butter Raspberry Linzer Cookie Soap. that's what!

That's a mouthful, huh? Yes, Black Friday is the curing date for these honeys. These are my new version of Raspberry Linzer Cookie soaps.

Click for an "in your face" raspberry linzer experience.

I definitely like them better than the first batch I made. But then, we all have to learn how soap behaves with their fragrance oils first before we can work out their relationship.

first batch

The newest version also has coconut milk for a little added decadence. I am glad they are still curing. I have my sweet babies for another week or so. I can still sneak out of bed and smell them when everyone is sleeping. Shhh.

smells like the real deal


Our Limited Edition Pumpkin Brulee Soap (A yummy fragrance from one of our suppliers has gone out of business and the oils will never be carried here again.) Get this while you can starting on Black Friday. It smells wonderful, but there is a limited supply.

Pumpkin Brulee soap with copper and gold mica

These bars are fatter and heavier than usual. Keep that in mind. As stock runs out of our current inventory, you will see we will be replacing it with larger bars weighing in at 5 + oz and 1 1/8 inches wide instead of one inch wide. Doesn't sound like much of a difference, but when you look and the difference in a bar of soap, it is dreamy bigger. (Brad built me a log splitter and soap cutter. Yes!) Prices will rise, but not by much.

We have lowered some prices this year and lowered shipping on our Product Body website even though shipping has gone up and wild. Have you noticed how crazy shipping has become? Ouch! I wish we could offer free shipping all the time for you guys :(

We have great new soapie things on the horizon, but I will wait until they come to fruition before mentioning them. I had quite a mess of a soap week this past 10 days or so. Lost about 100 bars worth of product. ((head bows in shame)) I think it is due to growing pains... increasing soap production and not getting with the program fast enough.

I'll take that. Like I said to my friend, Lysa... That's a luxury problem I can't really complain about.


Monday, November 15, 2010

Raspberry Linzer Cookie Scent... Oooo

I had a wonderful note on my wall on Facebook last week from a fellow bath and body colleague who tried some Crush On You and Creme Fresh. She brightened my day with her note:
"OMGEEE~! I got my order today, Joanna-that Rasperry L Cookie Scrub is THE BEST Cookie smell I have EVER smelled!!!! WOW, my mouth is freaking out and my brain is Peeved it can't have cookies :) Also the Creme Fresh is now the moisturizer I NEED for my face. I'm Dying! Thanks soooo much :)"

I just had to share because I that scent is so "to die for" and I don't know if people are really believing that this is truly the real deal. It smells like THE COOKIE. A lot of fragrance oils say they smell like stuff and you get it and it's like, "huh? This smells nothing like blah blah blah." But this is the real McCoy. It is now a permanent part of our collection. I can't stop sniffing it. That's why.

My friend, Kim Pilla, made the actual cookies you see in this photo. I did not get to taste them, sadly.
Perhaps the next batch she makes she won't create them the size of her FACE. Then she might have some extras! ;)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Soap Box Co.

I have been wanting our soaps to be sold at The Soap Box Company online shop for about a year, but between my sickness, closing the shop, moving the studio and five thousand other reasons, it just didn't happen when I originally started the process.

Jennifer, the owner, is wonderful and was very open to the soaps that I thought she might like. We chose the soaps together and now, after months of back and forth, they are on her unique easy to navigate online bath and body shopping site!

I am over the moon happy about it because I have such admiration for the soapers and perfumers that sell with her.

So check us out over there and support our wholesalers! :)


Monday, November 1, 2010

December's Scrub Of The Month Scent

Vanilla Mint Cream
creamy vanilla with mint, sticky fig and sugar

Limited edition and only available to scrub of the month subscribers.

Oh, I found this which was marked as a famous holiday quote:

I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit
in jars and open a jar of it every month.

-- Harlan Miller

Well, you can. Scrub of The Month Club :) Find out about it if you don't know what it is.