We finally have our Honeysuckle & Calendula curing and getting ready to add to our stock! Pictured below is a photo from last years batch from January, but wait until you see our new batch, it turned out absolutely gorgeous! Pictures will be added for this bar next weekend. This customer favorite is a beautifully scented shea and mango butter bar that has added silk protein for a silky lather. Such a treat in the shower or bath. The fragrance oil is a natural blend of floral oils, this has been the only naturally created fragrance oil I have been happy with, it has a nice fragrance and it also has a long lasting scent. We will only have 24 bars available, let us know if you would like to pre-order.
Next is our number one selling bar our Fresh & Clean. This charcoal and French green clay bar always sells out! The popular blend of essential oils (peppermint, spearmint, lemon, thyme, rosemary, wintergreen, litsea cubeba and menthol crystals) is what makes this bar a favorite. Also added are coconut activated charcoal, pascalite clay and French green clay. This is a great morning pick me up bar, it really packs a punch. Also there are only 24 bars available for this batch and we are taking pre-orders on these as well.
Hope your weekend was relaxing and may your week be fantastic!
Yes we are slowly, very slowly, getting our different blends made and restocked. These last few months have been trying and it has affected our soap making. We will be getting all of them made and restocked in the coming weeks. But on a more positive note these two favorite bars will be available April 30th 2021! Lets take a look at both of these uniquely blended goat's milk bars.
First we have the Sweet Lavender bar, lavender, orange and patchouli. These bars are an essential oil only bar. We combine Bulgarian lavender, orange, patchouli and litsea cubeba for a very calming and soothing bar of soap. The colors are created by micas, the essential oils themselves and orange wax for the orange color. This time we added a bit of white kaolin clay to make the colors more pastel. The oil blend gives this bar a gentle cleaning action, no wonder this is such a popular bar!
Secondly, is our Goat's Milk & Oatmeal bar. Another of our popular goat's milk blends this bar has a very light vanilla-like scent created by the benzion essential oil. This thick resin has some wonderful properties you must check out. Also added to this bar is the essential oil copaiba, this is one of my favorite essential oils! I encourage all to research on this wonderful oil. We also add gluten-free oatmeal ground super fine for a gentle exfoliant and our oil base is a gentle blend of olive, sunflower, coconut and castor oils which makes for the perfect all around family soap. There are no strong odors in this bar although it is not unscented. Just pleasant and mild.
Hopefully all of you are supremely healthy and happy! We will keep adding updates as we make, cure and cut our future bars, so keep calm and carry on friends!!!!
Yes, our Buttermilk Baby is finally ready to purchase! We have added it to the webstore and in celebration we are going to do a giveaway! We couldn't be more happy with how this bar turned out so we decided to do a promotion. All these items, a package of our Buttermilk Baby, our Calendula Salve, glass bottle filled with a Buttermilk Bath Soak, a Soap Pouch and a mini cotton reusable sack. This package would make the perfect baby shower gift or just a treat for yourself! Or maybe you know a new mother needing a little pick me up. Also included will be a 10% coupon for a one time purchase of $20.00 or more. You can enter either online on this blog or at Inspire Farms starting March 17th. Here on the blog you need to leave a comment, your first name and your email address so we may contact you if you win. If you enter at Inspire Farms you must fill out the entry form with your name and contact info ( either phone number or email ). The entry forms will not be available until afternoon on Wednesday March 17th at Inspire Farms. The winner will be announced March 31st 2021. We will post an announcement on Facebook Wednesday that the forms are available.
We have added our Lavender & Spearmint goats milk bars online and they will also be available at Inspire Farms along with the Buttermilk Baby on Wednesday March 17th 2021.
You all have a great weekend!
This new bar, Inspired By Tiffiny, was created exclusively for Inspire Farms. It really was inspired by Tiffiny Lilley and of course she will tell you that the color teal is her favorite! This beautiful bar mixes creamy white with teal swirls, we mixed French green clay with our own blend of micas to achieve this color. To scent this bar we added the essential oils of spearmint, lemon, thyme and litsea cubeba. Also added is a bit of lemon creme fragrance oil to boost the lemon scent. This is the perfect kitchen or bath bar. Lemon and thyme are both known for their anti-microbial boosting properties and spearmint is both soothing and cooling while also smelling slightly sweet. We think this blend is uniquely uplifting and bright, just like Tiffiny! They are available now at Inspire Farms along with some of our other popular soap bars. Just to let you know though, they are going fast! So, head on over to Inspire Farms at 206 E Main Street in Mesa Arizona to pick up a bar or two and while your there say "Hi" to Tiffiny and browse this amazing store!
After researching and deciding on our changes to our old Milk & Honey bar, we are happy to announce that our Buttermilk Baby is finally here. Our new changes included not only a name change but an ingredient change as well. We no longer are making this bar with goat's milk. We made a switch to powdered buttermilk and are very happy with the results. This bar has one of the best oil and butter blends in its base, olive, sunflower, avocado and shea butter. This all makes for a beautiful lather with gentle cleansing. To top it all off we add just enough honey to give this bar a creamy lather that has a slight honey scent. This bar is perfect for every member of the household, including your youngest family members.
Next we have our Lavender and Spearmint goat's milk bars. These two essential oils pair so nicely together. This popular bar is beautiful and the scent is calming and up-lifting at the same time. One of our customer favorites, these bars sell out fast, get yours while they are in stock!
Lastly, we have a new bar made exclusively for Inspire Farms. We named this new bar Inspired by Tiffiny! Tiffiny is the owner of Inspire Farms and if you have never visited, well you just need to stop by. Her store is very unique to say the least. You can get organic feed for you chickens and other livestock and pets, she has products for your garden, eggs and raw milk are available, some yummy treats, soy candles and the list goes on. Oh! And don't forget, Desert Blossom Soap of course! This beautiful bar is not available on our website, it is only at Inspire Farms located at 206 E Main Street Mesa Arizona. So come down say "Hi" and browse the store!
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!