Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Autumn 2014 Newsletter

Hello! For those of you who are not on my e-mailing list, I'm posting the full text of the autumn newsletter which is winging it's way to people's inboxes and mailboxes this week. I don't want anyone to miss all the cool new scents we've got going on over here for fall!

You can find all of the new products on one page of the website - the "Seasonal" products page - clickie right here

Oh, and if you somehow missed getting yourself on the super special VIP mailing list, you can subscribe right here, and be the first to know what's fresh and hot for the winter holiday season (out November 1).

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Dear Friends,

If we could shrink an entire year of seasons into a single day, spring would be the break of dawn - shimmering morning light emerging from the deep of night. Summer is the peak of a bright, warm, sunny day. And Autumn, of course, is the most glorious evening sunset, the sky full of wondrous clouds and streaks of color as the sun dips below the horizon.

Fall seems like such a short little season, after a long, lazy nap with summer.  It nips in quickly, explodes with both activity and breathtaking hues, and then exits abruptly, slipping us into the long, dark winter. Autumn brings with it a comfortable sense of place and order, reminding us that the passage of time and the constant of change are inevitable, yes, but welcome friends too. There’s no time to waste mourning the end of summer as we take in the wonders of Mother’s Nature’s most dramatic  season of all.


Autumn’s cool, crisp air crystallizes our senses.  The whisper of wind and the crunch of dead leaves shoo us back indoors to the warm delights of home – soups bubbling, treats baking in the oven, and fireplaces crackling.  This year’s Autumn harvest scents are brimming with the very best fruits and spices of the season.  ($4.25 each or 4 bars for $16.00)

Orange Spice:  A traditional classic and a top seller every autumn, this soap is sweet orange, warm cinnamon and spicy clove, reminiscent of everyone’s favorite spiced tea blend.  It’s a bit lighter and fresher than our Breakfast Soap, but smooth, without any texture, and the perfect fragrance for fall. (100% natural soap)

Cranberry Apple:  Yes, this is the same much loved cranberry soap that people wait all year for. I’ve renamed it (from Cranberry Harvest) because the harvest part is really apple cider anyway. Plus a few other magical things, like cinnamon spices, orange peel, straw bales and plaid blankets. Well at least of couple of those things, but you’ll be thinking of them all when sniffing this one.

Pumpkin Cinnamon: Pumpkin and spice. So nice together. Because pumpkin on its own is just baby food. But pumpkin with cinnamon and sugar is all your favorite fall treats – pie, cookies, cakes and that inevitable latte too. This blend is a dollop of pumpkin, with oodles of vanilla sugary goodness and a heaping dose of cinnamon, allspice, clove and cardamom spices.

Honey Almond:  Almond lovers, this is for you. It’s almond, almond, and more almond. Oh, and just a touch of warm liquid honey fragrance to round out the edges, which you’ll hardly notice since you’re already swooning in almond.

Autumn Home Fragrance Sprays

New this year – Vanilla Bean Honey spray. This scent is truly a beloved favorite in both the soap and the bath salts already. I’m answering all your requests and pleas and making it available as an aromatic spray too, just for a limited time. Vanilla is the scent of home and comfort, a perfect match for the season.

Spiced Apple spray is an irresistible blend of tart, juicy red apples, bright orange peel, and spice notes of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg.  It’s the quintessential scent of autumn -- one whiff transports you to nostalgic memories of apple orchards, cider presses, the crack-snap of crunchy leaves and bobbing for apples.

Helloooo, it’s not too early to start spritzing a little festive spicy holiday spirit around the house too!  Holiday Spice is our most requested seasonal spray, every year since the very beginning. Oranges, cranberries, spices and greens all blend together for the perfect scent of magic and delight. (4 oz bottle - $ 6.00)


As we launch head first into the holiday spin cycle, the next few months are chock full of craft shows, fairs and festivals too.  I’ll be doing what I can to bring the goodies to your ‘hood, up close and in person.  Click on the “Events” tab on the website to see where I’ll be selling my wares.

As always, I gratefully appreciate your loyal business throughout the year, and wish you a brilliant and abundant harvest season!