Friday, January 27, 2012

A Farewell To Creme Fresh + New Surprises On The Horizon

As our soap business continues to expand, we've had to make tough decisions about where to focus our energies.  So, in order to deliver the very best handmade products we can, we'll be dropping products that don't fit our future goals.

Unfortunately for fans of Creme Fresh, it is one of those products.

Manufacturing Creme Fresh poses a completely different set of hurdles than do the rest of our products, and splitting our attention isn't in the best interest of our customers or the business itself.

Soap.  Crush On You.  Perfume.

Focusing on this core group will enable us to continue to do what we do best: create and deliver unique and nourishing handmade products. No decisions have yet been reached on Mama Bomb and Bath Steeps (though it's likely Mama Bomb will remain in our line) and we are soliciting opinions on both - see our upcoming post on Bath Steeps to learn more. But it's a fond farewell to Creme Fresh as we start a new chapter in the Product Body + Absolute Soap story. 

To Creme Fresh fans:  we know some of you will miss Creme Fresh, but we're confident that the surprises that we've got planned for the coming year will help heal the pain.

To all customers, long-time and new:  thank you so much for your support as we have continued to mature and grow over the last eight years. You have, and continue to, put your faith in us to deliver the highest quality handmade products on the market.

We will not let you down.

Joanna and Brad
Co-owners and Co-founders

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Amber Soap Name Chosen- New Contest!

Thank you for all of your input on name suggestions for our current Ambre de Nepal soap.  They names were very good, but Brad and I had too much fun re-naming this morning.

The new name is:

amber vanilla shea butter soap

Now, because we didn't choose from the suggestions in the comment section of The Renaming, no one won a bar of soap, but we will give away a bar to the first person who guesses what the reference is to.  (Caution:  not a direct reference...more of an inspiration)

Ready, Set, Go!

UPDATE: we have a winner: Heather!!!  Sherpa Sherpa was inspired by Matt Stone and Trey Parker's movie Team America -  "Derka Derka!"

New Salt Soap Coming Soon

We have had such a huge response to our Hawaiian Sandalwood soap, so we decided to make it into a salt bar!  We decided no swirls, just a dusting of gold on the tops.

It will be available on February 1st.

 photo (painting) source: christyhayhoe

(we haven't decided on the Amber soap name yet...stay tuned)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Ambre de Nepal Shea Butter Soap

This is an amazing scent that I have fallen in love with along with many others.  Let's have a contest!

Help us RE-name this scent.  This is a Magic Hands Workshop replica (she passed down her recipes to me), but the name doen't roll off my tongue and it doesn't fit to me.

The scent is rich amber with faint notes of a number of fragrances like a touch of baby powder, a sliver of burnt sugar, black vanilla and cardamom which puts me right over the edge which its earthy, grounding and exotic aroma.

Help me re-name it...I have so far:

Amber Cream


Amber Crunch 
(but "Crunch" leaves me thinking of peanut brittle and it doesn't smell like that!)

Give me some feedback!

Thanks.  If a winner is chosen, I will send a bar of the Amber soap along with any other bar of your choice!  Thanks in advance for sharing your ideas and tapping into your creative pools!!

Much love and respect,


Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Winner For The Bath Steep + Soap Giveaway

Sadly I never heard back from the winner of the give away, so I randomly picked a new winner and it is Celine of Soaperstar!

Congratulations, Celine!!

Contact me with your address in Ireland so I can ship your package on the 10th (when we get back to work).  :O)