Friday, November 02, 2012

Winter Newsletter 2012

Hi all - posting the new Winter Holiday newsletter here, in case you may not be on my snail mail or email lists.  Everything described below can be found on my "Seasonals" page on the web site, so click on over there if you want to see photos or purchase the new products.  

Winter came down to our home one night

Quietly pirouetting in on silvery-toed slippers of snow,
And we, were children once again.
- Bill Morgan, Jr

Dear Friends,

Winter is the season of both quiet comforts and child-like fun.  In the darkness of the long mornings and even longer evenings, we retreat indoors for warmth by the fire, the solitude of a good book or time spent with friends.  This time of year is filled with so much delicious food - hearty meals prepared with much care and special treats of long-standing tradition. 

But who can resist the fun of a Snow Day?! Snowball fights, careening down the hill on a sled, rolling a snowman around the front yard, laughing till your belly aches.  And the very best part of winter?  The holidays, silly!  So much activity packed into every single day – the baking, the shopping, the decorating.  The anticipation almost makes you burst.  Racing down the stairs on Christmas morning, oh the piles of presents!  And their faces when they open that gift from you.  Yes, winter truly is a season of happy delights.

As the holidays get closer, the gift lists grow longer. The perfect gift is a unique, special, treasure - both useful, and use-able.  Soapworks Studio’s little gifts of soap and bath goodies totally fit the bill.  All locally handmade and reasonably priced, there is something for everyone on your holiday gift list.

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 treat for that special someone (or all your friends and family).  The autumn seasonal scents are still available a bit longer too, plus our full list of soaps are available online, something for everybody! ($4.25 each or 4 bars for $16.00) 

Douglas Fir & Mint  – The perfect winter day is spent outside in a snowy Northwest forest – skiing, hiking, or searching for that magical Christmas tree. Fresh pine and fir needles blend with icy cool peppermint for a tingly, refreshing soap. (100% natural soap)

Cinnamon Sugar  - Nothing beats the combination of cinnamon and sugar together – on toast, in baked goodies, or even in a bar of soap!  Delectable, comforting, and warm, it’s the perfect treat for a dreary winter day.

Rosehip  - Rosehips are the fruits of the rose plant, those beautiful dried red berries that brighten up our drab winter gardens.  This soft red bar is an absolutely lovely blend of ripe, juicy, berry with a bit of citrus tartness and a pinch of soft rose petal. 

Holiday Spice Home Fragrance Spray

It’s our own little holiday tradition around here, and I know many of you can’t wait for it either, the Holiday Spice aromatic spray.  It’s just not the holidays without it.  We spritz around the house just before guests arrive, and they all coo about how great the place smells.  And we spritz gift boxes, cards and stockings too before sending them off -- family and friends get a whoosh of holiday goodness when they open their presents!  Holiday Spice 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.   (4 oz bottle - $ 6.00)

Dead Sea Bath Salts – New Rose Petal Scent

Just for winter, we’ve added a new Rose Petal scent to our very popular Dead Sea Bath Salts.  It’s absolutely true rose, a fresh bouquet of red rose buds.  Nothing perfumey or old-fashioned, this is a very sophisticated fresh floral, and a lovely pairing with our Rosehip soap.  The year-round scents of Almond Ginger, Vanilla Bean & Honey, French Lavender, and Sandalwood Ginger are essential for de-stressing during this time of year too! (16 oz bottle - $ 8.00)

Winter Holiday Lip Balm

Lips need a little special care during the winter season.  Cold weather outdoors and hot, dry conditions indoors can make your pucker crackly.  Two new winter flavors of Hot Cocoa or Candy Cane in our super nourishing lip balm will make your smoochers smooth, soft and inviting.  Pumpkin Vanilla and a bevy of other yummy flavors are also available (see menu online). $ 3.00 each for 1/2 ounce in a charming little round screw-top tin.

Holiday Spice Sachets

Pretty little mini sachets are new this season!  3.x5 inch muslin drawstring bags with an embroidered green sprig and red berry design are filled with our wonderful Holiday Spice scent.  You’ll want to stuff every stocking, tuck one in each gift, add them to your party place settings and have little piles of them all over the house.  $3.00 each

Internet & Mail Ordering (Free Shipping on orders $100 or more!)

Holiday shopping online or by mail saves you time, expense, and the headache of traffic jams and crowded malls.  We’re offering free shipping on all orders of $100 or more, sending them off within two business days.  And we’ll happily send your items directly to family and friends with gift cards too, so you don’t need to spend any time boxing or waiting in lines at the post office.  Send in the enclosed order form, call during business hours, or for any time brainstorms, order from our website at  Spend more time celebrating and less time fretting.  Let Soapworks Studio be your answer for holiday gifts!

With sparkly wishes for a brilliant new year,