Friday, November 02, 2007

Winter Holiday Newsletter

Winter Holiday News

A fresh blanket of snow, the quiet hush of a silent forest, and the drip drip plop of icicles melting from rooftops – winter is full of sensory delights. I’m looking forward to the upcoming holiday season with the anticipation of less hurry and scurry, and more simple pleasures. Cozy little dinners by the fire, afternoons of tea and books, long walks in the crisp air, baked goods wafting from the oven on a dark day – winter can be a time of gentleness and peace, quiet moments stolen from all the holiday hoop-de-doo which roars past us in a month-long race to the finish line. With that in mind, I’ve created a few new holiday treasures from my favorite things.

The holidays are just around the corner, and with all the extra activity in your schedule, simplify your life by having Soapworks Studio help with the gift giving. This year make it easy on yourself and shop from home, lounging in your jammies, we’re just a click away. We can ship the order to you, or directly to your family and friends with an enclosed holiday card, saving you time, money and hassle. We have a Santa’s Sack full of great ideas for special presents, stocking stuffers, teacher and co-worker gifts, or a special treat for a party hostess.

Holiday Seasonal Soaps

The upcoming holidays have sparked a bunch of new wintry wonderful soap scents for a little fun in the shower, or a special gift for someone (or everyone) on your list.

Flannel Jammies – The scent of clean, fresh, cotton, warm from the dryer, and one of my favorite comforts of winter – snuggling up in a pair of cozy pajamas. This soap is ivory white and silky smooth.

Wintergreen – Similar to peppermint or spearmint, only infinitely better. As kids we always fought over the Wintergreen Lifesavers candies, and secretly hoarded them. Sweet, minty, fresh and delicious - an ice white, smooth textured bar.

Juniper Forest – A blanket of snow , evergreen branches of juniper, cedar and fir, and a sprinkling of yuletide cheer (cinnamon spice). The combination is magical and wonderfully bewitching, in a teal blue color with dark green ribbon.

Bay Rum – A classic, traditional men’s fragrance, Bay Rum is the spicy notes of Bay Leaf, clove and a splash of orange. Leafy green and captivating, it’s uniquely lovely for both men and women – so pretty in an olive green hue.

Are any of those fabulous Autumn Seasonal soaps left you ask? Why, yes! Lavender Pear, and Red Currant & Tangerine are still available.

Winter Holiday Home Fragrance Sprays

Add a little festive spirit to your home with one of our winter holiday home fragrance sprays. Mist your house and holiday decorations just before guests arrive, or spritz your gift boxes, cards and stockings -- your family and friends will receive a whoosh of holiday scent when they open their presents!

Holiday Spice - this is our most requested seasonal spray, every year since the very beginning --oranges, cranberries, spices and greens all blended together for the perfect scent of magic and delight.

Jack Frost - A sparkling new blend of icy peppermint, with lush forest and woods, plus a hint of gingerbread spice. Reminiscent of sleigh rides and fairy tales, it’s crisp, green, minty fresh and delightful.

Holiday Bath Salts

Adorable little ink tin cans with screw tops, charming collage style vintage labels, and fun new holiday scents. These rustic, chunky salts come directly from the Dead Sea. Pure salts with a mineral content that is much greater than other types of sea salts, they work wonders on purifying and detoxifying, improving circulation and moisturizing skin, soaking away stress, and relaxing muscles, aches and pains. These bath salts dissolve in water almost instantly, with a lush, silky feel – no gritty bottoms, and safe for jetted and Jacuzzi tubs. What we know for sure is that when you finally drag yourself out of these glorious bath waters, you are left with unbelievably soft, silky smooth skin that seems brand new. For little foot baths or long evening soaks, these are the best bath salts I’ve ever tried.

Cool Yule – The crispness of freshly fallen snow, the silent hush of a forest, and the rum-tum-tum of a dram of spiced rum. Cool and clean, with just a drizzle of warm honey to take the chill off.

Santa Baby – A glass of cold milk , a plate of vanilla cookies, spiced oranges for stockings, and a little whoosh of fresh night air, still clinging to his suit. This fragrance combines primarily vanilla, orange, and spices, with just a dash of pine, mint and woodsmoke to add a whisper of Rudolph’s big ride.

Snowball Fizzing Bath Bombs

These large sized bath bombs are actually split into two different halves and can be used separately for two baths or together for one, large, luxurious bath. A bit of moisturizing shea oil and heavenly scents make these a luscious treat for bath time.

Available in 5 different holiday flavors: Pumpkin Spice, Vanilla Bean, Lavender, Orange Citrus, and Snowflake

Festive Lip Balm

Brand spankin’ new screw top tins, just for this holiday season, with twice the lip balm and all the holiday flavor! I’ve created three lip balm flavors for stocking stuffers, little package adornments, or tiny presents – Eggnog, Candy Cane, and Hot Cocoa. Packaged in teeny cello bags with vintage holiday postcard tags, and a bit of French bakery twine tied at the top, these are absolutely adorable. (1/2 oz tin - $3.00 each)

Gifts Galore

Attention Holiday Shoppers! It’s the gift-giving season, and fun bath stuff is the perfect gift for everyone on your list. I’ve got an elfin mountain of new gift sets and packaging ideas:

-- Soap bar plus soap dish ($7.00)
-- Soap bar plus soap dish - and a cotton soap sack ($10.00)
-- Gift box with ribbon for 1 or 2 bars of soap, so it’s already wrapped to give ($1.50)
-- The Terrific Tootsies foot pampering set, in a sweet little raffia tote bag, contains a charming little footie-shaped moisturizing bath fizzy, a tin of foot balm, and the fabulous foot brush/pumice tool ($15.00).
-- The Holiday Hoopla gift set is a little wooden bucket chock full of holiday favorites: 1 bar each of the Juniper Forest and Flannel Jammies soap, 1 bottle of Holiday Spice spray, 1 tin of Santa Baby bath salts, and 1 Hot Cocoa lip balm – the perfect little bit of everything for someone special ($25.00).

Internet & Mail Ordering

Holiday shopping online or by mail saves you time, expense, and the headache of traffic jams and crowded malls. We usually ship within two business days, and can send your items directly to family and friends with gift enclosure cards too. Spend more time celebrating and less time fretting. Let SOAPWORKS STUDIO be your answer for holiday gifts! One final note, my office will be closed from Saturday, December 22 until the last holiday party is over on Wednesday, January 2.

Wishing you a season of peace and a new year of hope,