Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
All of product production occurs in the kitchen after I've thoroughly sanitized after regular use of the kitchen (you know as a place to prepare food-I sometimes get in the notion to cook up a pan of brownies). I then have to re-sanitize after production is complete. I also have a small hutch with a counter that I work from in the nook area Small ingredients and equipment are stored on and in the hutch. It is kind of a pain to do all this cleaning, re-cleaning, and sharing of space. It takes careful planning to be sure I have my soapy messes done in time to also have time to prepare a meal for my ever hungry family.
Storage is also an issue. Most of my time is spent hauling the bulk ingredients from another room into the work area and back again for storage. This is not conducive to high productivity or any sense of organization. It always seems that no matter what new method I come up with I still overflow into other areas of our home and I don't always remember where things are. I'm tired of it.
I've considered renting a studio, but I don't want the extra expense or to be tied to something like that. I also really like being at home waiting for the kids when they get home from school. I can run in a pinch to pick someone up or chat on-line with my sisters, or run to grab a meal ingredient I'm out of without having to worry about locking down or leaving something plugged in for a bit. I just want a little corner in our world to call soap.
So, I've been working toward creating a more optimized work space. All of my creating is going to occur in the kitchen-ette and if all the shelving I need will fit, the bulk ingredients will also be stored here. Finished products will go into the third bedroom where most of the packaging supplies, my laptop, and labeling stuff is anyway. The spare room has been completely cleaned out (well not the closet), but is already in use. I've already cleared the nook wall for the table and storage unit I have my eye on.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
He loves it! He's a quick learner, already is friends with most everyone in his class, and especially loves his teacher. He is doing great! It is so exciting for him to get home at one o'clock (he goes half days). He always has so much to say about his day. Typically it is about recess, lunch, and some stuff he learned that "he can't remember".
Now that my house is clean again, I am trying to get myself a"work" schedule. Being a stay at home mom you learn to be flexible and get things done on the spur of the moment. It's been a long time since I've worked on any time line and I desperately need to accomplish some of the business things I've been neglecting the past 3 years.
I'm not really sure how I'm going to make it work, but I've started with organizing my recipes and catching up on my summer book keeping. I've also tried my best to limit my time on the computer (ok on Facebook and in the Etsy forums). Doing these things has helped me gain an entire day to actually making things!! That is the exciting part for me, as that is really what I enjoy.
Next, I need to have a true daily schedule for creating, books, social media/advertising, and still work in the household things like dishes, laundry, and grocery shopping.
It will get there and then I'll have to readjust for summer vacation, but I am confident that now I can put more time in my business, while still getting to enjoy the return of my boys at the end of the day instead of trying to cram it all in together. I think I'm going to like it. Only time will tell, and I may just survive being SAHM without kids!
How have you made adjustments in your day to either accommodate children still at home or adjusting to them NOT being at home?
Thursday, August 12, 2010
liquid soaps. So I had to try them out. As expected I love, love, love them. They are perfect for my vintage, eclectic style...just a little different than what most people would have. They look great sink side in either the bath or the kitchen and in either a vintage type decor or in a modern bath depending on the jar you choose to place it on. I've been giving them to family members as gifts!
It wasn't long after that Jenna from MidwestFinds contacted me about collaborating and making some gift baskets with each others products. After a little chit-chat back and forth we found we had much in common and both being from the Midwest (I'm in Missouri, they are in Illinois), it seemed a perfect fit.
I am super pleased to introduce my 2 versions of the gift basket that includes my liquid soap and their fabulous jar lids on a cute quilted 4 oz canning jar.
1 bar soap and handcrafted wooden soap deck.
Here are our results.
I ended up creating a third pillowcase with polka dots.
To find out more about this project see the AllPeopleQuilt website.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
American Patchwork & Quilting has challenged readers to create 1 Million Pillowcases for charitable organizations across the nation that support nursing homes, hospitals, foster care children, and womens shelters. It has been awhile since I seriously did any sewing beyond hemming pants, but I am looking forward to heading over to my local participating shop to look for some colorful fabrics. Then I'll dust off my sewing machine and brush up on my skills to make a few pillowcases to brighten the lives of someone who is less fortunate, who needs a little bit of hope and encouragement.
To read more about this project head over to AllPeopleQuilt for complete challenge details and help finding a participation shop near you.
I'll post some photos when I make some progress. In the meantime, how many pillowcases will you be making?
Monday, August 2, 2010
There are two ways you can shop with us. The first is on Etsy where you can shop via their payment system using PayPal.
You now also have the ability to shop with us on Facebook right on our Fan page. It is really easy....click on the "SHOP NOW" tab, use the "Browse Categories" menu to find what you are looking for, add to cart, check out using Payvment's easy check out system and I'll send you your package within 48 hours of payment. You will find that if you are a "fan" of our page you receive automatic discounts, so be sure to check it out!
You will find many of your old favorites such as Sea Salt Soap bars and Lip Balms in some new, exciting flavors. You might notice that the soap bars are all now 5 ounces or more and remain at $5.50 each (same as our original 4 ounce bars).
You will also see we've added Liquid soap to our repertoire. Our liquid soaps are made with olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, and castor oil and have a gentle, creamy lather. They are also made without chemical detergents or alcohol. There are a number of scents to choose from, but our favorite is the Tangerine Dream. It is a blend of citruses along with litsea and a hint of patchouli.
Mon., Aug. 2 thru Sun., Aug 8, 2010
In honor of our GRAND "re"- OPENING, we are offering you, our valued customer a few discounts. No codes are necessary, all discounts will be offered via Paypal refunds when you purchase through our Etsy store front.
20% off orders of at least $25
30% off orders of at least $50
*may not be combined with any other offer or discount.
At Life Soap Simple we are dedicated to bringing you products that are simple and purposeful. Each formula is something we use in our day to day lives...truly handmade soap, body and household products to live by. We keep our ingredients fresh and few, use color and scent sparingly, and only use preservatives when absolutely necessary. All of our products include a full ingredient disclosure and up to date images so you know exactly what will be arriving on your door step.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
If you happen to live locally, we will be introducing some of our new products at Artlandish Gallery in downtown Columbia on Friday, July 23 from 4-9pm and Saturday, July 24 from 10-5pm.
We hope you'll stick around to see the final results which will include a continued look upgrade here and of course the new products!
Friday, July 9, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Thank you for your continued support of Soap Scent-sations over the past
couple of years. Your business is greatly appreciated. We have recently
decided to make some changes to our way of doing business and we want to
share the exciting news with you.
We will no longer be known as Soap Scent-sations, but LIFE SOAP SIMPLE.
This name change better reflects our philosophy and mission as a growing
bath and body business. We are still under the same ownership and will
continue to create our products with your skin in mind using fresh,
quality ingredients. Along with the name change will come a re-vamping
of our look and packaging and some new, exciting products. It is our
hope that you will continue to enjoy your favorite products and discover
a few new ones.
To make for a smooth transition I will be closing temporarily to
complete some of the business details, restock my shelves, and prepare
for the busy fall season. I will also take some time to enjoy my active
and quickly growing boys.
In the meantime, I am offering 50% off all current products. You can
find the list of in-stock items at http://www.soapscentsations.etsy.com
. The sale will run from now until Thursday, July 1st. To receive this
discount, shop via Etsy and use a PayPal account to make payment. I will
refund you at time of shipment.
Other important information:
LAST CHANCE: The last local opportunity to purchase products from us as
Soap Scent-sations will be Sunday, June 27, 2010 from 11:00am - 2:00pm
at Smarr Custom Homes Home of Possibilities located 2304 Redmond Court,
Columbia, MO. More details can be found at
25% of our sales at this event will be donated to the Ronald McDonald
PREVIEW: A preview of the new us as LIFE SOAP SIMPLE will be at
Artlandish Art Gallery during the Catacombs Art Market event on Friday,
July 23 and Saturday July 24th . See their Facebook for more details.
REWARDS: If you have been collecting Five 4 Free cards, please hang on
to them. I will honor them through October 2010 and will be implementing
a similar reward system for life soap simple.
Be on the look out for more updates regarding our Grand Re-Opening and
special offers for LIFE SOAP SIMPLE.
Beginning August first you can find us here:
Please be aware that the above web address is currently being directed
to our Soap Scent-sations Etsy shop while our new location is being
Again, thank you for your business. We hope to see you very soon!
Kristi Mott, owner
Soap Scent-sations / LIFE SOAP SIMPLE
http://www.soapscentsations.etsy.com / http://www.lifesoapsimple.com
email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would have any concerns or questions regarding the upcoming changes or would like to receive our soapy updates please contact us at email@example.com We are more than happy to address your questions.
Friday, June 11, 2010
For the time being I am going to be offering some major discounts on currently available products. I also will be limiting custom work. So if you have being wanting to try something new or stock up on your absolute favorites, now is the time, as there will be some items that will not be returning. You can find all current items in my Etsy shop. Be sure to check out the BIG SOAP SALE section for already reduced soap bars and discounts on bulk shipping.
Thank you for your loyalty and understanding.
Have a wonderfully sudsy day!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
image from: TrueStory.etsy.com
Grease Monkey Soap is the same great formula of the Gardener's Soap, packed with pumice and cornmeal to really go after that ground in dirt. It is also loaded with cocoa butter and plenty of avocado and olive oil to be sure you aren't dry to the bone when washing is done. Scented with a pleasing but not sissy blend of Eucalyptus, Lemon, Peppermint, Tea Tree, and Fir Needle essential oils. I choose to tint this bar black so that you aren't left with a really nasty looking bar after scrubbing off all that grit and grime. And the Monkey??? Well, that is for grins and for my dad!
Whether your dad is the mechanic type, the farmer type, or the artist type....he is going to love getting clean with this bar. Just ask my dad...he's given his seal of approval and that's all the proof I need.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Some of my favorite things are bath and body products and while I make many of them for myself, I do like to try out other products. Time just doesn't allow for me to make everything for myself, nor does space or knowledge. Being part of the Etsy community, I often turn there for those day to day things that I can't seem to go without.
Today I used this beautiful shampoo bar from SwanMountainSoaps. The great thing about it is that it duos as a body bar so there was one less product I needed today. I used a fresh squeezed lemon as a hair rinse so that got rid of the conditioner.
A sultry perfume to finish it off from Anhoki and I'm ready for the day!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I created this tribute to all you mommas, mommies, mums, mothers out there who will always be mom...no matter how old our children grow to be.
Monday, April 26, 2010
SAFEteam of Etsy has put together an amazing pamper basket just for MOM filled to the brim with bath and body products from 16 talented soapers . You could win it by finding 15 rubber ducks hidden in team member shops. Visit the team blog for further details on how to participate.
Because at Soap Scent-sations we think Mom deserves to be treated special we are offering 25% off all Cold Process Soaps. Now through Mother's Day (May 9th) use promotional code: MOMsoap25 when pampering Mom (or yourself). Let us know if you would like to have your package shipped directly to your mom. Gift wrap and personalized note available upon request for an additional fee.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
How long have you lived in Missouri?
We moved here from St Paul 8 years ago. We had just started a family and wanted to raise our kids in a smaller community. Columbia was ideal since it has the arts and entertainment of a big city yet the quaintness of a small town (plus, you can drive across town in 30 minutes or less!) My brother also lives here, and we always enjoyed visiting. Almost instantly after we decided we wanted to live in Columbia, my husband found a job, we found a house and church to call home....it was as if we were meant to be here.
What is something you love about living in Mid-MO?
I really enjoy the sense of community here. People here honestly care about their neighbors and help each other out.
How did you get started in your craft/art?
What things around you inspire you to create?I taught myself how to crochet over 30 years ago to fend off boredom (I grew up with two older brothers on a dairy farm in Iowa.) My grandma and mom also taught me embroidery, latch hook, and macrame.
What is your favorite craft tool to use?
For "coolness factor" I like my crochet hook that lights up. It's great in low light situations and takes the stress off of my eyes.
What things around you inspire you to create?
Yarn or crafting websites like Ravelry can suck me in for hours. Other Etsy artists inspire me to no end. I have always loved amigurumi and Amy Gaines -- her patterns are so sweet. Another shop I recently discovered was Prim and Plush, which is a perfect mix of science geekery and amigurumi -- I was a Microbiologist in my former life. Of course for my designs, I like to put an earth-friendly, baby-safe spin on everyday toys.
Earth Day falls this week. How do your products and lifestyle reflect the ideals Earth Day stands for? How does Etsy allow you to promote these idea?
I only use 100% organic cotton to crochet my baby toys. Some of the yarn is color-grown, so no dyes are used; and the yarn I use for my teething rings is grown, spun and dyed according to the Global Organic Textile Standard (the highest in the textile industry). My plush items are stuffed with natural kapok fiber (from the kapok tree, which grows naturally in the rain forest). Kapok is: moisture-resistant, quick-drying, resilient, buoyant, lightweight, completely hypo-allergenic, dust mite and mold resistant and odorless. Also, chemicals are not needed for this crop to grow. Nor is the ground tilled, which keeps the rainforest alive and healthy, and provides sustainable jobs in the rainforest. I use clean recycled packaging materials when I send my Etsy orders and I encourage my customers to "close the loop" by reusing/recycling the package. I belong to the Etsy Earth Team, which is committed to sustainability, aware of current eco-issues, taking responsibility for making the best, well-balanced choices with the safety and quality of their products in mind.
Why did you choose Etsy to sell your products?
I chose Etsy because it had a large following, even back in 2007. Also, you can list an item for pennies!
What is one thing you can tell other artists to help them keep moving forward with their aspirations?
I think surrounding yourself with creative people and carving time out of your schedule to create motivates most artists.
Ok, I have to ask this one: Cardinals or Royals? ;) sorry--Twins or Cubs.
You can find locoMOmomma products on Etsy and on Facebook!
Sunday, April 11, 2010
I know this is not good for me or my skin. I do know that in the long run that it is better for me to "cover" up with a commercial sun block, but I would much rather use something a little more natural. I did a little research on "natural" sunscreens that I thought I would share with you.
The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that sun block should have an SPF of at least 15 but higher numbers are suggested for longer lasting protection. SPF is not the only factor in providing protection of course. Ingredients are a very important aspect. Ingredients that provide the most UVA coverage are avobenzone, ecamsule, and zinc oxide.
The Daily Green has a list of top ten Natural and Organic sunscreens that were tested by the EWG as being safe and effective.
Other measures you can take include wearing dark or UV protected clothing, broad brimmed hats, and of course limit your exposure in general to the sun.
Of course if you are like me and forget to apply sunscreen those first Spring days out whether it be sunny or cloudy, you can help replenish your skin with a good dollop of natural aloe vera gel or liquid and stay out of the sun for a few days.
Monday, March 29, 2010
I was inspired to create two soaps. The first was a Jelly bean soap with lots of vibrant colors and all the fruity fragrances of a bag of jelly beans (with the black ones included).
The second piece I created and the one I entered into the Challenge is Easter Egg Hunt. It is scented with Cotton Blossom-a fresh, crisp scnt that reminds me of clean clothes hanging in the warm Spring breeze. Five pastel layers, similar to the painted layers of the Easter eggs we color and hide every year.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Laura, of Sleepless Imagination was kind enough to share a bit about her life as an artist and her Missouri experience.
How long have you lived in Missouri?
I moved here from Shawnee, Kansas on New Year’s Eve 1995. My Dad lives here and my boyfriend (now husband) and I loved it here.
What is something you love about living in Mid-MO?
There are lots of bike trails, parks and easy access to rural areas. It’s nice to be in a college town where there are a variety of fun and interesting things to do, without having to live in a big city. I think it’s a good place for us to raise our kids.
How did you get started in your craft/art?
I have always enjoyed doing art. I took art classes all through junior high and high school. It wasn’t until after my kids were born that I started doing as much art as I’m doing now. I think there were two main motivators: my kids wanted me to make things for them, which got the creative juices flowing again and I needed something that would keep me from going crazy while I was staying home with the kids. I needed to be doing something that was separate from my being a wife and mom.
What is your favorite tool to use?
I don’t really have just one favorite tool– I have many favorites. It’s difficult for me not to find other things I want to try. Right now, it’s paper, ink, paint and markers. One can never have too many of these things!
What things around you inspire you to create?
I love to look at books, magazines and other pieces of art. Sometimes I get tons of ideas and other times I feel like “the well” is bone dry. Lately, if I feel uninspired, I’ll just work on doodles in my sketchbook. It’s therapeutic and helps me to just do something. Doodles can turn into the coolest pieces of art. My kids inspire me too. They come up with ideas and my job is to think of ways to execute those ideas. It’s really good for my middle-aged mom brain!
Why did you choose Etsy to sell your products?
My friend has a shop on Etsy. I had never heard of it and when she told me she was selling things on Etsy, I said “Etsy? What’s that?” In my memory, the clouds parted, rays of sunshine fell upon my face and the angels began singing the “Hallalujah Chorus”. Once I got my first things listed, I got so much positive support from others on Etsy, it helped give me the confidence to keep going. I’m hardly a successful seller, but I really love it. I continue to work on figuring out the business side of Etsy and hope someday to be a successful seller.
Is there anything/any artist on Etsy that motivates you to improve what you are doing?
I hope I’m not hogging up too much space if I say I have at least four who motivate me. Two people I actually know and have met in person, two I haven’t met before.
Not to sound like a “suck up”, but you, Kristi Mott, motivate me to improve. I am so impressed by your business skills and the success you’ve had on Etsy. I also love your soaps. Whenever I use them, I feel like I am giving myself a special treat (no kidding!).
My friend Lisa Bartlett (lisabartlett.etsy.com) motivates me to improve and she has given me more opportunities than I ever dreamed I would have. I took one of her mixed media collage workshops a couple of years ago, and since then, she has encouraged me to do all kinds of things related to art. She owns a B&M, Artlandish Gallery, in downtown Columbia, Missouri. I’ve been fortunate enough to sell several things in her shop and I’m now helping her coordinate workshops for the store. She’s an awesome artist and very good about promoting others and providing opportunities for artists to get their work seen.
There is a Canadian artist named Jessica Doyle (JessicaDoyle.etsy.com) who motivates me. She works hard, is good about sharing information, is a wonderful business woman and is very emotionally honest in her blog posts. I sometimes feel like we’re great friends, even though we’ve never met in person and have only corresponded a couple of times.
If I can mention one more artist, it’s Geninne (geninne.etsy.com). Her art is gorgeous, with bright colors, beautiful illustrations and it makes me very happy. She paints birds and flowers – usually in watercolor and ink. I am so excited when she has a new blog post! She is so generous with the information she shares with her readers - which I think is the best evidence of a confident artist. She did a tutorial on rubber stamp carving a while back and one on watercolor painting. I feel like I benefited greatly by watching her work. I really appreciate when an artist shares his/her knowledge.
What is one thing you can tell other artists to help them keep moving forward with their aspirations?I believe the desire to create and make art is a gift from God. It is part of who you are and you will never be content if you aren’t finding some sort of outlet for that creativity. Consider it an honor to have the desire and go out there and make something!
Ok, I have to ask this one: Cardinals or Royals? ;)
Thanks for not asking “Jayhawks or Tigers” because I’ve heard that question asked too many times over the past few years (it’s Jayhawks, by the way). Since I’m from the Kansas City area, it has to be Royals. But I have to add that I am not at all a loyal sports fan!
Find more about Laura in her shop profile and her brilliant blog. I love catching up on her artistic musings! Of course if you need colorful art cards, prints, or original art....check out her shop and be sure to ask her about her handmade stamps! I have one and it is amazing!
Monday, March 15, 2010
Well, I'm sitting here in the middle of Missouri and all these fabulous artists around me, from here local, the east, the west, and as far as the southern corner. I'd like to dedicate some time each week to share some of the fabulous talent I've found here in Missouri with the rest of the world.
So stay tuned. Next week there WILL be a fabulous post!
Monday, March 1, 2010
It has been quite awhile since I've done any teaching, and it reminded me how much I do enjoy it. Of course this was a really low stress class with 4 elementary school students (and a 5 yr old whose mother later said she was "teaching" her dolls about soap later that evening!) who are involved in a local 4-H Chapter. They participate in various "projects" throughout the year in preparation for the County Fair. This group of kids are in the Crafts Project and are introduced to a variety of arts and crafts. When their project leader asked if I would be interested in presenting during one session, I didn't really have to hesitate.
What was the topic? Soap of course.
No Slip Bath Crystals
½ cup Epsom Salt
½ cup non-iodized sea salt (fine or course grain)
½ cup baking soda
10 drops essential oil or fragrance oil
Combine all ingredients in a gallon sized zip bag.
Mix thoroughly until color and scent are well blended.
Transfer to clean jars or containers.
Label and give.
Ingredients: Sodium bicarbonate, Sodium Chloride (sea salt), Magnesium sulfate, fragrance, and FD&C color.
They will be able to use these as projects to take to the county fair over the summer. They also made extra salts that will be incorporated into an upcoming auction.
I enjoyed being able to share some basic knowledge and skills to the kids. I hope they will be able to benefit from the information provided and I know they ended up with some great products to include in their projects.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Taking all this into consideration I think it is a miracle that I was able to complete the most recent SAFEteam (Soap Artisan Friends of Etsy) Soap Challenge. We were asked to create a St. Patrick's Day themed bath and body product and instead of our usual description we were to write a limerick! I am always up for a good challenge so I signed up, not even taking into consideration that I would actually be required to pull prose from my soggy Scoobified brain.
The easy part was creating the product. I knew exactly what I wanted to make. Then came time to write the limerick. OH NO!! I even asked for assistance from friends. They only wrote limericks about ME:
There once was a soapster named Kristi,
Who hawked her wares daily on Etsy.
Her friends find her silly,
and though miles away
We giggle the days away!
Finally I resolved to do this myself. I started by looking up how to write a limerick, because as I said before my writing skills are shot! Once I got the rhyme pattern (A A B B A) in my head and a few rhyming words that described my product I set to work.
I found myself sketching as I was attempting to find my muse and came up with a sketch and than a full color drawing rather than a poem. I am such a visual person! He is a cute little leprechaun and perfectly fits my product and the limerick I finally wrote---
SAFEteam blog later this week.
I have a feeling the winner of this challenge will be the one who can write the funniest limerick. I'm not expecting to win, that is unless you all head over and vote for mine later this week! Now that might be more of a miracle than me writing a limerick at all.
I will post again this week with ALL of the details! It should be fun to see what everyone came up with.
Monday, February 15, 2010
I've attempted to knit and crochet in the past with no success. I can crochet a chain for miles on end, but can't create anything of shape or substance! Knitting needles just proved how uncoordinated I really am! Every so often I'll take up one or the other in another sad attempt, just to put it down in frustration.
So when I went to spend a gift card from Christmas (my grandma knows me all too well!!) and saw a knitting loom my heart sang!! I knew this I could do. Within a couple of afternoons I was making scarves, squares, booties, leg warmers, hats. You name, it can be done on a loom!!! I don't know if hardcore knitters consider this "cheating", but I love it because it lets me do something that previously evaded me. Now when I see yarn I get excited about what I could make next.
After practicing a bit with commercial instructions and the understanding of the stitches, I made my own pattern for a soap sack (because in my soapy world everything has to do with soap). Soap sacks are a handy little thing to tie-up all your soap scraps to make them usable down to the last sliver.
Soap sacks are nice and all, but I really wanted something different so I played some more and came up with the "Soap Surround".
What is a soap surround anyway? A soap surround is a 100% cotton loom knitted "sack" of sorts that you place your entire bar of soap in. It turns your ordinary (or rather, extraordinary handmade artisan bar) of soap into the ultimate scrubbing machine. It has a convenient handle so you don't loose grip of your soap while in the shower and it comes in a variety of colors. It is washable to use over and over again bar after bar!
Soap Surrounds. They are beginning to pile up much like the soap at my house. Thankfully they are selling in my Etsy shop! I am unstoppable. I've even taken it with me in the car, to appointments, and anywhere I just have to sit (even in bed watching TV!) Whatever was I thinking?
Monday, February 8, 2010
The SAFEteam on Etsy is one of the biggest support groups I have in my soaping/business life. I am constantly learning from them, encouraged by them, and truly inspired by them.
This weekend as I entered my "Soap Kitchen" the SAFEteam was a huge resource for me. I am in the process of completing some things for an up coming show and needed to make two batches. I was at a point where I didn't really know what to create as I've made many different things the past couple weeks and really was running out of inspiration. I turned to the team and had an almost immediate response from one of team leaders, affectionately known as An (from Anhoki) on how to combine some fragrances I had on hand to make it my "own" -- which I am very into (do my own thing--not following the crowd). Thus the first batch was created and for the time being I am calling it Garden Walk. It is a floral blend with citrus notes. I like it and don't think it was too bad for a first attempt at blending. I am quite pleased with the way the color came out on this one. I am especially grateful to An for sharing her knowledge and telling me I CAN!
Thank you everyone who inspires and encourages me along the way...I really feel blessed to be surrounded by such amazing friends, family and talented artists.
Monday, February 1, 2010
To honor the loyal customers at Soap Scent-sations, we have two specials going on. The first is a 5% discount on all purchases now through February 11th (our Etsy opening day!). Just place 2Year in the comments to receive your discount...made via paypal.
We are also starting a new customer appreciatioin program called Five 4 FREE.
Now what in the world does that mean? For every on-line purchase; however great or small, you (the customer) will receive a card. Collect 5 cards, return them to the mailing address on the cards with a return address, and we will ship you a full sized cold process bar of soap for FREE! shipping included!! How much better can it get?!
Well, what is stopping you? Start collecting those cards!!