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.
Labor Day for most signals the end of summer break and the return to school. But not for all of us in Arizona. Most of our schools here start their new school year in mid-August. So for many of us it just means that summer is winding down and fall is peaking around the corner. Fall is an exciting time for us here at Desert Blossom Soap because of all those earthy, comforting scents we create for this season's return. Scents like our Orange & Clove and the super popular Old Fashioned Oatmeal. These blends are full of the fall scents like cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, vanilla and orange. These bold, spicy and sweet smells compliment each other and get us in the mood for cooler weather, pumpkin spice lattes and campfires! Oh speaking of campfires, we have a new soap blend! Introducing our new Smokin Good Soap! You guessed it! This bar has a light campfire like scent created by the essential oil blend of birch tar, cedarwood atlas and balsam fir. Birch tar and cedarwood atlas essential oils both have been known to help alleviate skin issues such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. Balsam fir essential oil has anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties to help with removing germs from your skin. Combine these with the organic non-GMO oil base of coconut, palm, sunflower and castor makes for a perfect skin loving bar. Also added is coconut activated charcoal that lifts and removes dirt and oil. This has been my favorite bar by far, not to mention that I love campfires on a cold night! You all will have to check this one out :)
Next up is our new Palatial Peacock. I know some will say the word palatial means a big extravagant area, but it also can mean lavish or luxurious. So I chose Palatial because our peacock (who was the inspiration for this bar) has the most beautiful feathers of any bird I have seen. Pictured with our bar is some of our peacocks feathers, but the color is not what makes this bar special. The scent is what is so luxurious. We had a contest a few months back for the scent blend for this bar. One of our wonderful Facebook followers, Cindy, was the ONLY one who entered, lol! But I am so glad she did because her scent of choice was sandalwood, ylang-ylang and vanilla! Oh my, if you are a lover of sandalwood you are going to love this bar. It can be both masculine and feminine, the blend is luxurious and a bit mysterious. To add to the luxury of this bar it also has silk protein in the mix. Both of these bars are now available on the website for purchase along with our new batch of Eucalyptus & Spearmint.
Another product we are trying to get on our website is accessories to compliment your soap. We now have some beautiful soap dishes and a few soap pallets, but coming soon we will expand our line of pallets to include a few mahogany wood versions and some painted white also. We are also cutting and preserving some mesquite wood soap decks. These will be available in October 2021!
Well we hope your Labor Day weekend was safe and relaxing, but tomorrow is back to business as usual! Have a blessed week and make sure to hug your family and friends!
Clockwise from top: Smokin Good Soap, Palatial Peacock and Natural Mesquite Wood Soap deck with a half bar of Three Kings setting on it.
Yes! We love our Arizona inspired bars, these bars are designed and formulated to reflect some of our state's most important attributes. We add ingredients that represent what the beautiful state of Arizona has produced either in the past or what it is producing currently.
Both of these bars have a luxurious lather although they both have very different ingredients. First we will start with our Arizona Blend. This bar contains some of the most incredible oils, it has cocoa butter, jojoba oil, avocado oil and sunflower oil. The sunflower oil has been infused with the leaves of the chaparral bush, we sometimes refer to it as the creosote bush. The chaparral gives off a unique scent when it rains here in southern Arizona, it is a very earthy scent. Also added to this bar is juniper berry essential oil. If you travel to the north eastern part of Arizona you will most likely see juniper trees/bushes. This oil is loaded with benefits, research it and you will be amazed! To top of the look of this bar we add a beautiful copper mica swirl.
The second bar pictured is the Arizona Citrus. This is one of our ever popular goat's milk bars. The oil base blend we have added in the past was a predominantly olive oil base, but recently we started stocking a wonderful non-gmo organic sunflower oil. So now it is olive oil, sunflower oil, coconut oil and castor oil. This blend is very gentle especially when added to goat's milk. A perfect bar soap for the whole family. To this oil base we wanted to incorporate the citrus farming representation that was so prevalent here in southern Arizona, have you ever had one of our Arizona Sweets oranges? Oh my they are so juicy and sweet, yum! So our bar contains the essential oil of orange along with pink grapefruit and lemon. We know so many who grow these wonderful citrus trees. This bar is also topped with a copper mica swirl, yes Arizona was a major copper producer in its day. This bar also contains a little known essential oil called vetiver. Vetiver is known for its calming properties. If you are having a stress filled day this bar is the one to use!
We have a third bar, the Aloe & Alfalfa, that is also an Arizona Inspired bar. But, that will be another post. So we will close this post wishing you a wonderful week! And remember, always remind your friends and family how much you love them!
Yes, we have updated our Cheers To Your Skin yet again! And we are so excited for you to try this wonderful bar. We always use a local brew to incorporate into our beer soap and this time we did a total makeover to mirror our beer choice. The beer we chose uses the essence mandarin with a finish of vanilla (kind of like a 50/50 bar). So, since the name of their beer uses the orange blossom we added a tangerine and neroli (orange blossom) fragrance oil and the essential oil of ylang-ylang. We are not disappointed with the outcome! This bar shouts orange, vanilla and floral essences. The creamy lather leaves your skin soft and fragrant. Because of the high percentage of gentle oils (olive, sunflower and mango butter make up 75 % of the oil base), this bar is very gentle. Oh yes! And the skin softening benefits of the beer, of course! To add to the beauty of this bar we naturally color it with orange wax and turmeric. What a package. There will only be a limited amount of this bar available until our next creative blend, so get these while they last!
We now have artisan ceramic soap dishes created by Madelyn Adams of MA Designs located in Scottsdale Arizona! These beautiful dishes are handmade right here in Arizona. They are the perfect compliment to our square shaped soap bars to keep them out of standing water therefore prolonging the life of the bar. Madelyn makes a quality product that is both aesthetically pleasing and wonderfully handcrafted. We have five colors to choose from: teal shown with our Fresh & Clean, turquoise shown with our Aloe & Alfalfa, white shown with our new Cheers To Your Skin, blue with our Japanese Cherry Blossom and bronze with our Three Kings. You can also purchase these and other beautiful pieces to match directly from Madelyn, through the summer she will be at the Carefree Farmers Market. She can also be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org for other dates and locations for markets that she attends.
Also shown is our new wooden pallet soap decks that we make from reclaimed wood. These are currently drying since they are stained with tung oil or a white oil base paint to seal them. These will be available along with our mesquite wood soap decks in July. Keep a look out for the announcement of their arrival on the website!
We would also like to announce the winner of our Peacock inspired soap coming in August of 2021, thank you Cindy for the one and only entry into our contest! You are our winner! Cindy chose a scent blend of sandalwood, ylang-ylang and vanilla. I can't wait to mix, pour and design this bar.
Well we will close for now, everyone try to stay healthy and cool!
This picture is from our resident peacock. One afternoon we returned home after shopping in the valley and there, lo and behold, was a peacock in the front of our property! And now we have a permanent peacock resident. So, a few evenings ago he was resting on the side of my truck with his beautiful train hanging down reaching the ground and all I could think about is GO GET YOUR CAMERA! This is one of the pictures that I took and as soon as I viewed it I knew this was going to be my new color scheme for a new soap. Now mind you, I know a lot of you will have a picture in your mind of a peacock soap, but this will just be my color scheme. Emerald green, Peacock blue (ha, ha!), copper and black! My only issue at this point is a fragrance, hmmmmm. What to scent this beautiful color combination with? That is where I am going to ask my customers, friends and family to help. I need some ideas for a scent that will do this palette of colors justice! So I decided to ask all of you to post your recommendation to this blog post with your ideas and if your scent is chosen you will receive a FREE BAR WITH A 15% OFF COUPON FOR AN ANY SIZE ORDER! This contest will run from today until June 4th 2021. Just post a comment with the description or name of your scent with your name (can be first name only) and we will announce the winner June 5th, 2021! Can't wait to hear your ideas! You all have a beautiful weekend!
So this blend of ours will remind you of a winter holiday but there is more to this bar than the reference to the gifts brought to baby Jesus. If you want to know the essential oils of frankincense and myrrh were revered oils of that time and still are. I can imagine that the representation of the kings bringing these oils to this child showed how important he was, just because they were oils that not just anyone could have possession of. They were ceremonial oils that were important and I can imagine quite expensive, along with the gold that was given. Today the oils of frankincense and myrrh have purported benefits that have become very popular, it is an oil I frequently use in our household. I use a 3% dilution frankincense for joint pain on my knees, ankles and hands and I use both of these oils in a salve that I make for personal use. I will encourage you all to research these oils and the magnificent history and benefits they offer.
The third oil we add to this bar is Ceylon cinnamon. This is not the Chinese cassia cinnamon that is used for baking, this is the therapeutic type of cinnamon, yes there is a big difference! This is another oil I will encourage you to research, I will never tell you any essential oil will do something for you, I believe you need to research it for yourself to make an informed judgement. Another point I would like everyone to make a note of will be that I never, ever recommend using an essential oil in its pure form. Always dilute! My safe recommendation is 3%, especially when using a "hot" oil like cinnamon or oregano.
This bar also contains the skin loving oils of jojoba and sunflower and the luxurious cocoa butter. These oils are added to this bar to make it less oil stripping. You will never hear me say that a bar of soap will add moisture, instead I will tell you it will remove less oil. The fact that some will mention that soap will add moisture to your skin is debatable. Soap is a wash off product, it is meant to clean. So this bar is less stripping. Which is a real treat for your skin!
Also added to this bar are the "natural" colorants of cocoa powder and white kaolin clay, then we add silk protein for a very silky lather. On top we add a beautiful gold and purple mica swirl, love this bar!
These bars will be available May 22nd 2021 and this batch will be the last batch until fall, so get them while they last!