Nothing sets the stage for the season like the smell of a fresh cut Christmas tree! The fresh and woodsy aroma of pine, balsam fir (my favorite) and spruce bring you to the forest and mountians, breathing in the cool crisp fragrance. Sets the mood and releases the stresses of every day life. We use these evergreens as well as cedarwood, juniper berry and rosemary essential oils to scent this crisp smelling soap. Gives your bath or kitchen that clean holiday scent. So, whether giving as a gift or dressing up your holiday bath this soap will definitely get you in the mood!
Here we are coming up to another holiday season, I know, a lot of you are thinking we haven't even gone through Halloween yet! But the time does fly and Thanksgiving and then Christmas will be here before you know it! So we have three more seasonal soaps we will be showcasing in the next couple of weeks. And we are starting with the ever popular Peppermint and Vanilla. Oh how sweet and minty this smells. Who doesn't love candy canes or the freshness of a mint. This soap is minty, sweet and creamy all wrapped up into one bar. Just gets you in the mood. Great as a soap in the guest bath for your holiday get togethers. These will be ready Ocotber 28th!
So lets talk about how to care for your handmade soap! You have to treat your handmade soap a little differently than commercially produced products. Handmade soap retains all of its glycerin so that means your soap will attract moisture and break down quickly. So you must elevate your soap to keep it dry. You can use anything that keeps it from standing in water. We make our own soap deck that resembles a pallet where the soap sets up on the slats so it can dry out between uses. A must to extend the life of your soap. You can view these on our website in the Accessories section.
We will announce the winner of our web launch free bar of soap drawing later this afternoon. We will do it live, then we will contact our winner to find out what soap they want and how to get it to them. Thanks for all who participated! And thank you all for the likes, loves and shares on our Facebook, we appreciate it!
So, we all love lavender, right? Well, maybe not all of us, lol! But you have to admit this essential oil is everywhere! It is the most widely used essential oil in the world. It must be because it is such a mild oil and because lavender has these wonderful properties; antioxidant, antimicrobial, sedative, calming and antidepressive. So nice after a long day to end it with a shower or bath with this soap.
Okay everyone here is our top five reasons to use handmade soap.
#1 Ingredients: The very best reason to use handmade soap. Most handmade soap is made of vegetable oils and butters that are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients that are essential to the health of your skin.
#2 Handmade soap is the real deal! Most mass produced stuff is actually considered a synthetic detergent product. Please check out the FDA's facts on soap. Go to www.fda.gov/cosmetics/productsingredients/products/ucm115449.htm for their take on soap. Once there you can see their note on antibacterial hand soaps.
#3 Glycerin: Glycerin is a very important part of handmade soap. It is not added to the recipe, it is created during the sopanification process. This is one of the reasons you might notice that you won't have to use so many additional moisturizers. It is also extracted from commericially produced "soap" and reserved for other higher priced products.
#4 Testing and Producing: We handmade soap makers generally are small batch soap producers not chemical factories. We personally use each type of soap before offering it to our customers. That means none of our products are tested on animals.
#5 Variety is the spice of life! No matter what skin type or personal preference you have there is a soap maker out there creating that perfect bar just for you! Not all handmade soap is the same and there are so many combinations and scents (along with the ever popular un-scented) to choose from.
So, we hope this helps those of you who have never tried a bar of handmade soap and maybe reinforces the reason that so many of you currently are using it! Let us know your feelings about handmade soap, we would love to hear from you!
Well here we are, welcome to the official launch of our online web store for Desert Blossom Soap! We are so excited to finally bring you a place where you can view our soaps and see the ingredients of each to determine which one is best for you. Also, we are now set up to take credit cards and PayPal for online ordering for your convenience. And, you can ship your order or arrange for local pick-up online via email or phone.
Throughout the day we are going to post information on the benefits of handmade soap, how to receive our special buy 5 get one free offer and spotlights on our four most popular soaps plus a spotlight on our seasonal Orange & Clove. And don't forget to leave your comments on the update page of our website so you can be entered into our drawing for a free bar of soap! So let the fun begin!