Welcome to 2021! So our January 2021 is almost gone and we can't be more excited about February. January is always our catch up month after the Fall and Winter holiday rush. This year has been extraordinarily different. Some might even say it has been the most difficult year they have ever experienced. Our hope is that this new year ahead of us is much better than our past year 2020.
So the holiday devoted to the ones we love most is just around the corner and we have the beautifully scented bars Lavender & Rose, Country Rose Garden and our newest arrival the Bulgarian Lavender Castile bar on the website for purchase. Talk about the best gift ever, the wonderful oils of lavender and rose have been coveted as Valentines Day gifts forever. And these bars will not disappoint! We are experimenting with an offering of body butters to pair with these lovely scented soap bars. We have two different scents available, Lavender and Rose/Sandalwood/Bergamot. These will be at Inspire Farms located in Mesa Arizona on Wednesday along with these floral beauties for your special someone!
Also available now is our dog shampoo bar Luv Your Pup. We have changed this bar a little. The first big change is color. You will notice it no longer has the blue indigo coloring. We removed the indigo and replaced it with the Pascalite clay we added to our Fresh & Clean bar (there is a new batch available by the way :) This clay is an amazing detox clay. It is worth the time to research the benefits of Pascalite if you would like to know more. We also added glycerin to the mix. Glycerin helps attract moisture keeping their coat nice and soft. All the other ingredients are the same, yep plenty of essential oils meant to keep those pesky insects at bay.
And yes as mentioned above we have a new batch of Fresh & Clean available! This bar always sells out, get them while they are here!
And another product we are formulating is a Calendula Salve. This is a product specifically for very dry skin. Its ingredients include sunflower oil infused with Calendula flowers, lanolin, beeswax, arrowroot powder with lavender and copaiba essential oils. We add grapefruit seed extract as a natural preservative also.
All of these products will be available online and locally at Inspire Farms located at 206 E Main St., Mesa Arizona 85201. You have to check out this unique store. Stop by and say hello to Tiffiny and the crew, you just might find something special to take home with you!
This Saturday December 5th, for one day only, we will will combine our DBSbuy5 offer and free shipping! That's right, this coupon code will include free shipping with our offer of buy 5 bars of soap and get a sixth for free! Its easy, just add 6 bars of soap to your cart then at checkout enter DBSbuy5 in the coupon code box and you automatically qualify for free shipping! We have some really wonderful seasonal bars available like the Peppermint & Vanilla, Three Kings, Lavender Frost and our two newly released Balsam and Festive Eggnog. We also have a few of the Fall favorites, Orange & Clove, Cheers To Your Skin and Pumpkin Spice. Goat's Milk & Oatmeal bars are also available along with the floral Lavender & Lemongrass and Honeysuckle & Calendula. Check out our other scents on our website desertblossomshop.com. Remember one day only!!!!
Small Business Saturday is this Saturday and we encourage you to seek out your favorite small local business and shop for your needs or that special gift for holiday giving. We small businesses are hard working people that generally take our hard earned dollars and support the local economy. I personally think that rings more true today than it ever has. Instead of going to big box stores we have been trying to purchase from as many small local businesses as we can, especially since we are a small business ourselves and we know that this year has been a real challenge. So our gift to you this Saturday is free shipping on any order $24.00 and up! Normally we have a free shipping offer of $50.00 and over, but for one day only we are going to lower it to $24.00. This is just in time for crossing off that soap loving friend or family member on your list. These bars make the perfect stocking stuffer for that hard to buy for person in your life. So check it out, November 28th all day!
Also, we now have those new batches of Peppermint & Vanilla and Goat's Milk & Oatmeal. And some beautiful crocheted and knitted soap pouches and wash cloths made by a very dear friend of mine, Peggy. These are just the nicest things ever. I have been using the wash cloths instead of terry wash cloths for about 3 years now. They are so much nicer. These are very soft and wash beautifully. They pair well as a gift with our handcrafted soap. We also have several other holiday scented bars available like Orange & Clove, Pumpkin Spice, Three Kings and our updated version of Cheers To Your Skin (with a certain Blonde beer added!). And coming December 5th will be our Festive Eggnog and Lavender Frost, so watch out for those announcements. And remember SHOP SMALL!
Yes Small Business Saturday is fast approaching! This Saturday November 28th is 2020's Shop Small/Small Business Saturday and we are going to make it easy for you to share our beautifully handcrafted artisan soap bars! Any purchase of $24.00 or more qualifies for free shipping from 12:01 a.m. November 28th until 12:01 a.m. November 29, 2020. No coupon code needed. Just spend $24.00 and your order ships free! But this special offer is only good for 24 hours, so mark your calendars!
We are just about ready to enter into the 2020 holiday season! We can finally feel the difference in weather, the heat has now subsided. Yeah! In just a couple of weeks we will be done planning our Thanksgiving dinner and turning our attention to celebrate our Christmas season. We too here at Desert Blossom Soap have been busy making our special blends that appeal to our senses and help create those special memories through scent and sight. Pictured here are just a few of some of the beautiful soap creations we make especially for you! Along with our minty Fresh & Clean, sweet Pumpkin Spice, earthy Three Kings, citrusy & spicy Orange & Clove, subtle Cheers To Your Skin or the cooling scent of our Eucalyptus & Spearmint we will offer the Peppermint & Vanilla, Balsam, Festive Eggnog and Lavender Frost. Some of these will have a new look, some will have new ingredients. One special change is to our Fresh & Clean. We have added Pascalite clay. This mineral rich form of bentonite clay is a perfect pairing for our number one selling bar. It will definitely be a bonus and make this bar even better! This year we also changed the Pumpkin Spice. We added pumpkin puree to the base, along with the beautiful color it also added a little bit of an exfoliant. In our Cheers To Your Skin we took out any milk products, pumped it full of strong coffee and local beer. Then ramped up the scent with vanilla, balsam peru & bay essential oils and added a bay rum fragrance oil. We are really happy with how it turned out. Lastly, our Eucalyptus & Spearmint stayed the same except for the color. We added pure indigo for the blue, but unexpectedly ended up with a tan instead. We think it gave it a vintage look, what do you think? Well hopefully all of you have a wonderful, peaceful and blessed Thanksgiving. May your holidays be filled with beautiful memories of family and friends. But most of all, be happy!
Our special Arizona Blend bar is the last batch release for July 17th. This earthy scented bar has a special blend of oils to create a non oil stripping bar. We add avocado, sunflower, olive and jojoba oils along with cocoa butter to coconut and palm oils for a super nice lather. It is scented with cedarwood atlas and juniper berry essential oils, we color it with cocoa powder and white kaolin clay. We also infuse the olive oil with our own chaparral plant grown on our property. This bar was inspired by the rustic way of life that is Arizona, from our arid deserts and rugged mountains to our beautiful lakes and water ways to the colorful wildflowers and cactus. It shouts Arizona!
Next on our list to be released in a couple of weeks are Aloe & Alfalfa, Coconut & Lemongrass, two reformulated bars, Milk & Honey and our Cheers to Your Skin (beer soap). We will keep you posted! Have a great week everyone :)
Our third new batch release, Just For Me, now has rosemary essential oil added! These beautiful bars are the perfect summer blend. The essential oils used in this bar create a cool and refreshing shower or bath experience during these hot days! Peppermint, rosemary, tea tree and niaouli essential oils paired with a wonderful base oil that includes mango butter and avocado oil make for the perfect cool down after a day in our high temperatures. Also added is coconut activated charcoal to bind and remove dirt and oil from your skin. I carry slivers of this soap with me to use on the go because they are great to use when you are out and on the move. These bars are also going to be available July 17th on our website for purchase. Check them out!
Our new batch of this beautiful bar will be available to purchase online Friday July 17th. This customer favorite blends Lavender Bulgaria, patchouli, orange and this time we added clementine essential oil! This bar's essential oil blend is the perfect scent to wind you down and de-stress your day. On top of the great essential oil blend it is one of our goat's milk blends that is combined with the oils of olive, coconut and castor for a skin loving cleansing experience. This is our most popular lavender scented bar by far. We have two more new batches we will announce in the coming days, so come back and check us out!
This coming Friday our Goat's Milk & Oatmeal will be available for purchase online. There will be a limited availability on this bar until I find a new supply of Copaiba essential oil. This oil comes from Brazil and my thoughts are that because of the current issues our supplier is not able to get in new stock of this wonderful oil. So when this batch goes we will have to wait to make another when the stock is replenished. They will go fast at only 22 bars! This bar is mild with a light vanilla like scent. It is gentle and has a very creamy lather. Perfect for those who prefer their soap to have less scent. This bar also has benzion essential oil and a sweet vanilla oil added to the Copaiba oil. This makes it one of our essential oil only bars, no fragrance oils used here! We changed back to our square bars for this batch so that we could make a bigger batch. So, if this is the bar for you grab it fast before they disappear!
Slowly we will be restocking our new batches of your favorites! We have the Goat's Milk & Oatmeal, two of our Arizona Inspired bars the Aloe & Alfalfa and the Arizona Blend, and two tropical bars the Mango Bliss and Coconut & Lemongrass coming in the next few weeks!
We will be making changes to our Mango Bliss, we are changing the base from our shea & mango butter base to our coconut milk base. We are excited for this change as we have had a really good response to our coconut milk blends. High fat coconut milk adds a creamy lather to these bars. We can't wait to start testing this bar as we love our other coconut milk blends, the Jasmine & Coconut Milk and the Coconut & Lemongrass with Silk. We will keep you posted!!!
There will not be any changes to the other bars listed above, we like them the way they are! Also, coming in the next few months will be the Honeysuckle & Calendula, Milk & Honey, a new scent Plumeria!, Sea Kelp, Just For Me, Luv Your Pup (Dog Shampoo Bar), Lavender & Spearmint, and our Cheers to Your Skin (beer soap). So check back to see what's new!
Hope all of you are staying safe and washing your hands! And remember the free shipping on four bars ends April 30th! Code FREESHIP4!