We are so glad to bring back one of our favorite florals! Island Plumeria is a beautiful floral with sweet fruity undertones. We created this bar to reflect the tropical goodness that you receive whenever you visit or vacation in some of the world's most beloved islands. This bar has an oil blend of coconut, olive, palm and castor with the added benefit of full fat organic non-gmo coconut milk. It has a silky lather and is naturally colored with rose kaolin clay. This time we added the golden mica swirl into the bar instead of on top so you will see it throughout your bar as you use it. What a treat!
The next bar we have not had in stock for a while is our Lavender & Lemongrass. This customer favorite has both the essential oils of Bulgarian lavender and lemongrass only, no fragrance oils in this bar! We always use turmeric to color the yellow part of this bar which also adds the purported benefits of this amazing herb. The design on this soap changes with each batch, but the out come is always similar. The top always ends up with this beautiful frosty look. I am never disappointed when unmolding it.
Just in time for Mother's Day we have added a trio of special pairings. We have very limited amounts of these available online, so when they are gone, they are gone. First we paired our new Elderberry Flower Goat's Milk bar with a bath tea. This is the perfect soak after a stress filled day! It contains epsom salt, Dead Sea salt, baking soda, floral petals, fragrance, roman chamomile EO and grapefruit seed extract. What could be better!
Next is two pairings with our wonderful Honeysuckle & Calendula bar. We have our hugely popular body butter and some scented beeswax melts. Again, these are limited! I can't seem to make enough or make the body butter fast enough to keep in stock so I hardly ever put them on the website. The ingredients for the body butter are Shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil, beeswax, arrowroot powder, fragrance and grapefruit seed extract. Our Wax Melts contain beeswax, coconut oil, fragrance, calendula petals and Ylang-Ylang essential oil. Because we are so small we do not make large quantities of our products, but we are able to use the best ingredients for our customers. And when we ship we always fill it with shred and give a little gift note so the receiver knows it has been lovingly sent :)
We hope that all of you are staying happy and healthy and you are enjoying all this incredible sunshine ( if you are located in the southwest of course! ). Blessings to all those fantastic mom's out there, enjoy your day!
Introducing our new Elderberry Flower! This beautiful new bar is another customer inspired request. We chose to add this sweet, fruity floral to our goat's milk base, and just look how amazing it turned out!
So for all of you that understand the awesome benefits of the elderberry flower and fruit you will appreciate why this is so popular. Both the fruit and the flower of this plant have been used for boosting your immune system. I for one have been making my own elderberry syrup for about three years now and always try to keep it on hand. At the first sign that I am coming down with something this is what I use along with lots of vitamin C. Always does the trick. The same can be said for the elderberry flower. I love it as a tea, and when I make my tea I will also add a few berries as well and some local honey. Yum!
Our new bar is made with a fragrance oil as it seems impossible to find an elderberry essential oil, but when you smell this bar it will definitely remind you of this sweet berry and it's flower. We tinted the bar with an orchid oxide, purple mica, cobalt mica and titanium dioxide for the white swirl throughout. What a perfect gift or treat for someone special. This bar will be available April 2nd 2022 on the website. We also will have a pairing with this bar of a bath soak that will include elderberry flowers, just in time for Mother's Day. So check the website in a few weeks!
We hope your weekend is fabulous, stay safe and healthy!
Finally our new batch of Fresh & Clean will be available for purchase on our webstore April 2nd 2022. We do more of this popular bar than any other soap blend we carry! It sells out 3 to 4 weeks after we list it on the website. I love making it because it always comes together nicely and is just a wonderful bar of soap. This bar has been on our product list from day one. It isn't for everyone as this bar packs a punch, literally! This special blend includes the essential oils of peppermint, spearmint, lemon, thyme, rosemary, litsea cubeba and wintergreen, wow! We also include coconut activated charcoal, Pascalite clay (a form of bentonite clay), French green clay and menthol crystals. This time we have added our new favorite ingredient, grapefruit seed extract! This extract has been used as a natural disinfectant and we are adding it as a natural preservative for the essential oils. But maybe it just might help combat all those nasty viruses and bacteria we deal with on a day to day basis. I love to always carry a sliver of this bar in my purse just in case I visit a restroom without soap, I just use it once and throw it away! If anyone wants to reserve a bar or two, just email us @ email@example.com and we will set them aside.
Yes! We finally have our new Cheers To Your Skin! This bar is special because after waiting patiently we were able to utilize a beer created by our son-in-law. Our daughter and her husband have finally achieved their dream of opening up a brewery with their partners Dustin and Julie. Lake Pleasant Brewing Company is located in North Phoenix Arizona near the 101 and the 17. They officially opened the weekend of the Super Bowl and have been busy ever since! Our first bar using their beer was created with the Coffee Chocolate Stout. To compliment our choice we used the butters of cocoa, shea and coffee, then added an oil blend of predominately olive with a bit of coconut. The scent choice is a blend of the essential oil Cedarwood Atlas and a sandalwood/vanilla fragrance oil. Earthy with a bit of sweet! Our coloring was achieved by the natural deep, darkness of the beer and coconut activated charcoal for the black and titanium dioxide for the cream color. This amazing bar has a nice creamy, bubbly lather created by the mixture of butters and oils, and with sugars that naturally occur in the beer. Such a wonderful bar! We are very happy with our new version.
If you enjoy beer, and especially craft beer, we want to invite you to check out Lake Pleasant Brewing Company. Their website is https://lakepleasantbrewing.com and on Facebook it is @lakepleasantbrewing . You will love this place! Support local, support small business!!!!
Aloe & Alfalfa has been a constant here at Desert Blossom Soap. It was inspired by our love of the country life. We live in the middle of farmland and one of the staple crops for our area is alfalfa! Also everywhere you look here in Southern Arizona you will find aloe vera. Literally our desert landscaping always includes some of this amazing plant. So naturally we had to include both of these in a bar that was part of our Arizona Inspired line. We also include another Southern Arizona plant that a lot of you are familiar with, the jojoba plant. The oil from this wonderful plant is included along with the oils of coconut, palm, olive, sunflower and also shea butter. We grow our own aloe and use a non-gmo organic alfalfa in this bar. Our essential oil base is the change for this batch, normally we use patchouli, clary sage and bergamot. For this new reformulation we still added the patchouli and clary sage but chose pink grapefruit instead of bergamot for our citrus scent. You will definitely find many pink grapefruits grown here locally also. To anchor the scent and brighten the color we also added grapefruit seed extract. This additive has also been used as a natural disinfectant. Just perfect to add to our bars! Our other two Arizona inspired bars are the Arizona Blend and the Arizona Citrus. You can check these out under the "Soap" heading.
Our next bar is the Spearmint, Lemon & Thyme. This bar is the one I love to use in my kitchen. It has a cool and herbal scent that just shouts to be there. This batch was created using the natural colorants of French green clay, Pascalite clay (a specific kind of bentonite clay) and spirulina. It turned out so beautiful! And look how perfect it is setting on this teal soap dish made by MA Designs! Couldn't be prettier!
Next blog post will be for our Cheers To Your Skin/Lake Pleasant Brewing Company version. We used their Coffee Chocolate Stout! Perfect for our St. Patrick's Day Celebrations!
Everyone have a safe and fabulous weekend, until we blog again!
Yes, we finally have the most requested scent since we started this business! Our new Just Lavender bar is just that, a single essential oil that is just Bulgarian lavender. This bar, pictured below, has already become the favorite with customers. The oil base is 70% extra virgin olive oil along with organic coconut and organic non-gmo hexane-free castor oil. We beautifully colored this gem with oxide pigments, mica and white kaolin clay. Beautiful as it might be it is the scent that makes you go "ah". This bar has a preservative to help anchor that awesome lavender essential oil, it is grapefruit seed extract! Grapefruit seed extract has been used as a natural anti-bacterial and anti-viral agent. Like our Goat's Milk & Oatmeal and Buttermilk Baby this bar is a perfect one for the whole family to use. They are selling out fast but we will be making another batch in April and it will be ready in May.
The next bar shown is our Country Rose Garden. Rose is such a special oil. It has been used forever to keep skin looking young. Our bar is paired with geranium which is also a skin loving essential oil. This bar is in the same goat's milk base as the Just Lavender and is colored naturally with French green clay, rose kaolin clay and mica. The look of this batch almost resembles a Victorian tapestry. Both of these bars would make the perfect Mother's Day gifts!
Next blog post will be showcasing our new batch of Aloe & Alfalfa and the Spearmint, Lemon & Thyme bar, see you then!
Our new Just Lavender!
The ever beautiful Country Rose Garden!
Small Business Saturday is tomorrow and that means you can take advantage of our free shipping on your $23.00 or more purchases! The coupon code is SMALLB21. Just enter it in the coupon code box at checkout. Another offer we have added is our Simply Body Soap Nets for just $3.50! That is $1.00 off each, what a sweet deal!
Also available are our boxed sets in 2, 3 and 4 items in each box. They come in several different scents, Balsam Fir, Spice, Eucalyptus & Spearmint and we have one three item available in Japanese Cherry Blossom. They are packed in a wood box and shrink wrapped with a tag and bakers twine tie all ready for gift giving!
You will want to check these and all the other great soap bars and accessories available for purchase on our website! Happy Small Business Saturday shopping!
Well here we are, Thanksgiving is right around the corner! That means we will have a month to complete all we need to get done before Christmas! It seems to happen every year, we say we are going to be on top of it and then it creeps up on us. I do know a few people that are done before October, but in my case, it never happens, ugh! That's why we are offering our Small Business Saturday deal, free shipping on any order over $23.00! Mark your calendars because that happens to be this coming Saturday. For one day you can save on shipping with Desert Blossom Soap! Just check out all the fantastic scents and pair your bars with some of the wonderful accessories we offer for that perfect gift of clean! Use code SMALLB21 at checkout.
And just look at the two new blends we will have December 4th! Our classic scents Orange & Clove and the fresh smelling Balsam! These two holiday themed scents are perfect for gift giving or for use during your holiday get togethers. Our newest batch of Orange & Clove has a splash of tangerine fragrance oil in it to boost the essential oil blend. Perfect for a kitchen bar. The Balsam has the essential oils of balsam fir, scotch pine and rosemary, very fresh and nice as a holiday bathroom bar. Our bars are 5 to 5.5 ounces or more always. These large bars last 3 to 4 weeks, enough to use to the end of the year!
Also pictured is our body butter. I have made these body butters in very small batches for about a year and a half. They are a blend of shea butter, mango butter, sunflower oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil, beeswax, arrowroot powder and grapefruit seed extract. Grapefruit seed extract is a natural preservative and a powerful anti-microbial. It is used in hospitals to sterilize. And our body butter is either scented with essential oils or fragrance oils. My personal favorite is the Lemon Lift, scented with lemon, niaouli and clary sage essential oils. We have a very limited amount left so get them while you can!
In closing this blog post I want to wish all of you a blessed and special Happy Thanksgiving! Make sure you let your family know you love them and give them all a big hug!
Yes! Small Business Saturday is coming up fast! I know everyone loves to take advantage of the sweet deals from Black Friday, but Small Business Saturday helps all the small businesses everywhere keep their doors open. As all of you know it was the small businesses that had to close up during the pandemic. Large big box stores were allowed to stay open, although with restrictions. So this is your chance to support a small business in your town or neighborhood and let them know we appreciate them. They come in all different offerings, handmade goods, baked goods, produce, services, clothing and jewelry to name a few. Please seek out your favorite small business and give a special gift to someone you love!
With that in mind we are offering our very own gift to you for Small Business Saturday! All day Saturday November 27th we will offer FREE shipping on any order of $23.00 or more! If any one has shipped anything lately you know shipping has absolutely skyrocketed! So take advantage of this huge savings, you will be glad you did! To receive your free shipping just enter SMALLB21 at checkout in the coupon code box and it will subtract the shipping! So easy! But it is only for one day, November 27th 2021!
Also, pictured below is our new batches of the Peppermint & Vanilla and the Lavender & Spearmint. Both made with fresh goat's milk. These bars are customer favorites and have been on our list from the beginning! Peppermint & Vanilla is a creamy sweet scented bar. We use a Willamette Valley peppermint essential oil and combine it with a lovely vanilla fragrance oil. Smells like a candy cane! Perfect for the holidays, as a gift or to use in the bath.
Next is our popular Lavender & Spearmint goat's milk bar. In this bar we use a Bulgarian Lavender, my personal favorite. Lavender is the ultimate calming oil, so good after a day of tension and hard work. Spearmint lends a sweet, minty scent to this bar and also helps relieve stress and tension. What a perfect way to treat your mind and your skin. Both of these bars are available for purchase, but they will go fast!
We also have pictured a special gift set that we have put together. We will have several of these in different scents. The one pictured is our Japanese Cherry Blossom. It contains a bar of soap, a hand poured soy wax candle, a hand towel, regular towel all tucked into a handmade fabric basket. This set is $30.00 and we will have others available with different products and different prices. They will be available on the website Friday and at the next Pita Patio Market December 4th.
Next blog, Orange & Clove and our new batch of Balsam! Just in time for the Holidays!
Here we go! The holidays have officially hit us again and it will be upon us faster than we can blink an eye. We have been busy creating the fall and winter blends here at Desert Blossom Soap of our soap bars and also searching for complimenting accessories. We have some new offerings like soap decks, ceramic soap dishes and soap bags. We will also have a few market only boxed sets with the addition of soy wax candles and body butters. Coming soon we will have our Peppermint & Vanilla, Balsam and the Orange & Clove available, so check back to the website for the announcement for each of these popular blends.
So, we haven't attended a market for a while and we are excited to attend a local market ( meaning our home town ) as our first market for 2021! It is called the Pita Patio Marketplace. The venue is a unique place, it is located at the Pita Patio Grill/Nana's Coffee Shoppe 235 W Coolidge Ave., Coolidge Arizona. This event will be this Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and includes a live band from 11:00 a.m. until 1 p.m. They will feature locally made goods made by artisans and crafters. You can come down and browse, get a latte or mocha and sit and enjoy the live band all in one place! The Pita Patio Grill also opens at 11:00 a.m. and will have their menu of items to choose from. We hope you come down and say "Hi" and check out our wonderful handcrafted items. You just might find the perfect gift or something special for yourself.
Below are just a few of the bars that will be available, and more are featured here on our website. We also take orders via email. Just email us your list and we can have it available when you arrive. See you there!
Just a few of the bars that will be available at the Pita Patio Marketplace in Coolidge Arizona this coming Saturday November 6th 2021 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.