Just a few more weeks and we will be celebrating Thanksgiving Day! We hope you will be enjoying a wonderful meal and the company of those close and dear to you.
We have our new gift boxes ready and waiting for all those that would like to give a little something special that your recipient can enjoy for months after the holidays have come and gone. We will have two options to choose from, the Frosted box or the Sweet Treats box. The Frosted will contain a bar each of the Frosted Evergreen and the Lavender Frost and the Sweet Treats box contains a bar each of the Peppermint & Vanilla and the Festive Eggnog. Also included in this gift box is a soap pouch/mitt and it is wrapped with a tag and coordinating bow. These will be available on the website and at the Farmers Market North Scottsdale November 23rd.
This post also includes the announcement of our Black Friday and Small Business Saturday discount coupon codes. Black Friday will be our free shipping reduced amount coupon. We will be offering free shipping on orders of $35.00 and up. Definitely a great offer, you can order the gifts you want and you don't have to fight the crowds. That makes life a little easier. Purchase gifts, have them delivered and spend more time with your family! The code FREESHIP35 can be entered at checkout to receive your free shipping on all orders $35.00 and over placed on November 29th!
Then, Saturday November 30th is Small Business Saturday and we are giving any size order 15% off! Yes that means you get 15% off of one bar or ten bars. Or anything you order! You can even order online and pickup at one of our markets. The coupon code to enter at checkout is SMALL15.
We hope this helps your holiday shopping, and remember, we are a small batch company so many of our seasonal bars will go fast. And when they are gone, they are gone!
Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
We are so happy to introduce our new Lavender Frost goat's milk bar! This bar contains the same oil base as our other goat's milk bars, olive, coconut and castor. We decided that we wanted a simple, beautiful bar that the whole family could use. The essential oil base consists of just two of my favorite oils, Eucalyptus Blue Mallee and Lavender Albanian. We did not add any color other than the cosmetic safe mica that is lightly dusted on the top of this bar. This bar was requested by a customer and I think it may be a keeper! Thank you so much Lynn :) After the bar began to cure the smell filled my soap room, what was the first thing that came to mind? That song that my dear grandchildren keep singing, "Let it go, Let it go!" So when choosing a name, lo and behold Lavender Frost (not Frozen, wanted to be a little different :) ) popped in my head. Now as I am boxing and sealing these beauties the song is going round and round. Kind of like that silly shark song, lol!
We will be at the Farmers Market North Scottsdale tomorrow Saturday November 9th from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. with this lovely bar and so many more. So stop by and check them out! You won't want to miss out on all the great vendors at this market, produce, bread & pastries, honey, tea, crafts and unique clothing. The day should be beautiful!
OMG! I just saw a Facebook post that said "Only two months until Christmas"! How does this holiday season suddenly pop up on us so quickly? Are you ready? It will be over before you can blink twice! So, let us give you some stress-free holiday helpers to make your holiday gift giving just a little bit easier :)
First we will let you know about our up and coming holiday blends that we are restocking. We already have available our Frosted Evergreen, Three Kings and our Hunter/Fisherman's Soap but, our Peppermint & Vanilla and Festive Eggnog bars are curing and will be available starting November 23rd. These bars are pictured from last years batches below. All of our holiday scents will be available online, at the Farmers Market North Scottsdale and in our holiday gift baskets. New pictures of these bars will come next week along with the updated photos of the gift baskets we will have available. Gift basket can be made with custom items* via email also (*per availability of item requested).
And yes, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday are fast approaching! As always we will have special offers for both of these promotions. They will be posted on Facebook and this blog November 10th, 2019. So, keep a look out you won't want to miss these special deals!
Clockwise from top: Festive Eggnog, Peppermint & Vanilla, Hunter/Fisherman's Soap, Frosted Evergreen and Three Kings.
This Saturday marks our third market for the Farmers Market North Scottsdale, and we are excited to change things up a little! We are going to have available our essential oil blends for all those out there that like a soap with a more natural scent. Below is a sampling of the bars that will be available at our booth. Starting in the left top going clockwise: Aloe & Alfalfa, Pink Grapefruit, Orange & Clove, Three Kings, Fresh & Clean, Just For Me (peppermint & tea tree oil ), and Frosted Evergreen. Pictured center is our Milk & Honey which is an unscented bar. Also available will be Lavender & Spearmint, Spearmint, Lemon & Thyme, Cheers to Your Skin ( beer soap ), Goat's Milk & Oatmeal, Arizona Blend, Sweet Lavender and Lavender & Lemongrass. Each of these bars is an essential oil blend or is unscented, no fragrance oils are added. They make special gifts for that hard to buy for individual or the person that just wants something closer to a natural scent for their shower experience.
The market will also be having the first of their cornhole competitions! This should be a fun way to spend your Saturday. You can browse the vendors, get a bite to eat and cheer on your favorite team! So come out and join us, we would love to see you!
October 12th is our next Farmers Market North Scottsdale, and they have a special treat lined up for Saturday's market. If you are a dog lover come on down and join in the fun! Lovefordogs will be at the market for a dog adoption event on Saturday, so if you are interested in adopting a lifelong companion this is the place to be.
We will have two different blends to add to our lineup this Saturday, Aloe and Alfalfa and our newly formulated Jasmine and Coconut Milk bars. The Aloe and Alfalfa is one of three blends we created as part of our Arizona Inspired bars. Along with our Arizona Blend and Arizona Citrus this bar represents some of our locally available ingredients that our beautiful state has to offer. We scent this bar with clary sage and patchouli for an earthy fragrance and add aloe, organic alfalfa and jojoba oil for a truly special bar of soap.
We finally reformulated our Green Tea and Jasmine bar into the new Jasmine and Coconut Milk bar. We removed the green tea, added sea clay and the essential oils of bergamot, ylang-ylang and jasmine. We put a touch of coconut and jasmine fragrance in the mix and added it all to a coconut milk blend. Very exotic and floral. It has a wonderfully creamy lather.
So we hope you can come and join us! The location address is 8711 E Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale. The market starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m. Come check it out.
Pictured top and bottom left, Aloe and Alfalfa and Jasmine and Coconut Milk. Right top and bottom, Orange and Clove and Sweet Pumpkin Pie Spice ( both also available at this Saturday's market ).
Our debut at the Farmers Market North Scottsdale is fast approaching! And we are so excited! The weather is supposed to be just beautiful and this makes for a great day to get out and experience the kick-off of the season opener for this market. Two wonderful charities will be at the market, Vets4ChildRescue.org and The Rancho Milagro Foundation (Ranchomilagroaz.com). Check them out and come visit them at the market, they are doing some amazing things! They are also going to have a chef demonstration by Chef William Turner from 9 a.m. until noon. Remember this market will start October 5th, 2019! So mark your calendars.
We are busy getting ready, boxing and labeling all our batches as they finish curing. We have four more bars we want to showcase that we will have available at the opening. First, the Goat's Milk & Oatmeal. This is a customer favorite, it has a very light vanilla scent created by the benzion essential oil along with finely ground organic gluten-free oatmeal. The oatmeal acts as a gentle exfoliant that helps lift dead skin and dirt away as the soap cleans your skin. This bar is gentle and creamy.
The next bar is the Old Fashioned Oatmeal. This bar is similar to the Goat's Milk & Oatmeal with the exception of the scent we add. It has cinnamon, nutmeg and clove essential oils with a bit of creamy vanilla fragrance oil. This scent is warm and uplifting and perfect for fall and winter.
Then we have a new batch of Aloe and Alfalfa. This bar is part of our Arizona inspired soaps that have ingredients that remind us of this great state. Aloe seems to be a staple in Arizona landscapes, you can find it almost everywhere. And what a great plant it is, the healing properties are wonderful. Alfalfa is a staple of Arizona farming. We happen to live in the middle of it and I can tell you when they are blooming the scent is lovely! We combine these two things in our bar along with the essential oils of clary sage and patchouli. This bar has a very earthy scent.
Last, is our Spearmint, Lemon & Thyme. I just love this blend in the kitchen. The essential oil blend in this bar is perfect for cleaning and removing odors from your skin. This soap has a very bubbly lather and is a long lasting bar.
Check out the list of vendors below that are going to be available, there should be something for everyone!
Shown below our Goat's Milk & Oatmeal, Old Fashioned Oatmeal, Aloe & Alfalfa and Spearmint, Lemon & Thyme.
We know that there are so many pumpkin pie fans out there just by all the products scented with this sweet and spicy fragrance! You name it, they have it! One of the most popular things available is the pumpkin spice latte. Coffee, cream and the spicy goodness of a pumpkin pie all wrapped up in an awesome drink! Pumpkin pie lovers just can't wait until this drink becomes available. So, here we are adding our own version to a soap bar! This has all the nuances of pumpkin pie with the exception of pumpkin. We added a sweet pumpkin pie fragrance oil, vanilla cream fragrance oil and the essential oils of cinnamon and nutmeg. The base oil blend is coconut, palm, olive, sunflower and castor. We naturally colored our bar with cocoa powder, ground clove, turmeric and paprika. The smell is a creamy, spicy, yummy scent. The lather is creamy also with lots of wonderful bubbles. This bar would make a beautiful gift or set it out in your bath or kitchen during a special occasion. These will be one of our limited edition bars so we will only have so many available. They will be at the North Scottsdale Farmers Market on October 5th along with the New Orange & Clove, Old Fashioned Oatmeal and our Goat's Milk & Oatmeal. So come out and enjoy the day and browse the wonderful market vendors.
Yes! We have our new batch of Orange and Clove curing and getting ready for fall! We have been using this wonderful bar for a week and we love the changes we made. We added palm and sunflower oils to the mix and ground cloves and cardamon. These two ingredients add color and a mild exfoliant to the bar. Love the orange and clove essential oil scents, sweet and spicy! Other faves for fall are our new Pumpkin Spice bar, Old Fashioned Oatmeal and the popular Goat's Milk and Oatmeal. These will all be available at our new market location, the Farmers Market North Scottsdale. So come on out, they have some wonderful things planned for the upcoming season.
Also shown below are our Fused art glass soap dishes. We now updated our website to include these beautiful soap dishes. There are three styles to choose from and they also will be available at the market. We will also be restocking our inventory of ceramic soap dishes as well, so be on the lookout for that post in the coming weeks.
Lets hope that our fall arrives soon! The weather could be a little cooler, but I know it is just around the corner. Have a great week and hope to see you all soon :)
Here we are at our last market in Munds Park Arizona. This Saturday August 31st will be the last market for us at the Pinewood Farmers Market 2019. It will be a fun packed Saturday, they will have a petting zoo and lots of fun things to browse and eat. The weather should be beautiful and we will have some free samples, some great offers and our new batches of our Arizona Blend and Just For Me (peppermint & tea tree oil blend). We are sad that our weekends in the beautiful high country are coming to a close, but excited about the coming fall and winter holidays. This means we will be restocking our favorite blends like Orange & Clove, Old Fashioned Oatmeal, Peppermint & Vanilla and Festive Eggnog, just to name a few.
We will start off October in the Farmers Market North Scottsdale. And, we are so excited to be apart of this wonderful market. We will have some new and exciting soap blends to kick off our start at this location, so come out and check out what this market has to offer. Located on the Southwestern corner of Pinnacle Peak Road & Pima Road in Scottsdale next to the General Store. It is a beautiful location with some outstanding vendors. Check out their Facebook page and see what this market is all about!
We want all of you to have a safe, happy and fun Labor Day weekend, see you at the market!
Yes, we are way too excited to introduce our new Lilac Breeze bar! If you are like my family and just absolutely love the fragrance of blooming lilacs you will really enjoy our lilac fragrance oil scented bar. I have been using this lovely bar for a couple of weeks now and just can't get enough of it! This will be the only batch this year, so when they are gone you will not be able to get them again until February of 2020. These will be a limited edition bar for 2019, our next one will be a jasmine scented bar with Ylang-Ylang and Bergamot essential oils in a coconut milk base. These two bars will not be available on our website, but will only be available at the local markets.
We also would like to introduce our new Goat's Milk & Honey bar. We did some major changes to this bar. First we removed the olive oil and replaced it with organic grass fed tallow, then removed the sweet almond oil and replaced it with avocado oil. We have heard that olive oil may be a trigger in some individuals with skin problems like eczema and psoriasis. We decided to make these changes after reading a blog on ECZEMALIFE.COM. We were compelled to offer something a little different from our other goat's milk bars which contain olive oil. Again, we have been using this bar and really like the silky lather it creates. We will have this bar at the next Pinewood Farmers Market in Munds Park Arizona on August 3rd along with the Lilac Breeze, Frosted Evergreen, Three Kings and a new batch of Sweet Lavender. So, come on up and cool off in Northern Arizona!
We also will have a new batch of Honeysuckle and Calendula available soon, just love making this gorgeous bar!
Everyone have a fabulous weekend and stay cool and hydrated!!!!!
From top clockwise: Lilac Breeze, Goat's Milk and Honey, Three Kings, Honeysuckle and Calendula, Frosted Evergreen.