Friday, February 13, 2015

Spring Fling 2015

The Spring 2015 newsletter has just fluttered into inboxes and mail boxes everywhere, but if you're not on any of the mailing lists (shame on you!) then you can always find that latest news here too. And on Facebook. And of course on the website itself too. I just like to cover all the bases, because you never know how anybody out there in that big wide universe is finding you.

But to keep things simple, I'm only going to post this one link to the new Spring Seasonals Pagewhere you can find all of the new items announced below.  Just head on over!


Spring Fever! Oh how Spring makes your heart flutter. After what seemed like an eternity, when Spring finally arrives fashionably late to the party, you can’t help but swoon, like a love struck dreamer. Starry–eyed and with a heart full of romance, you melt at the sight of first blossoms and tiny green buds. The warm breath of sunshine on your cheek feels like a kiss. And you can’t imagine ever loving any other season quite like this. 


Spring fragrances are naturally light, fresh, romantic. Frolicking in the new grass, dancing playfully in the blossoms, this season of new beginnings is clean and pure, soft, sweet and pretty. The new spring fragrances are limited in production and available February thru May. ($ 4.25 each or 4 bars for $16)

JASMINE LEMON  - Tender floral jasmine blossoms blended with bright, clean lemon. This bar is a pale shade of sunshine yellow. It’s bright and happy, soft and pretty – and was the top-selling spring scent last year, so it’s back for a repeat performance.

SWEET PEA – Delicate and fresh, heavenly little sweet pea vines are adored for their magnificent enticing fragrance in spring gardens. And this beautiful new soap is absolutely gorgeous. It’s a petal pink bar, incredibly pretty, and pure romance.

LILAC GARDEN – Spring just couldn’t be spring without the intoxicating lush blooms of a lilac bush dripping over the fence from the neighbor’s yard. Lilac blossoms are so luscious and sweet you can even sip the nectar out of the little stem of the flowers, which we did as kids. This year’s version is a little different (better!) blend, absolutely true to the flower – fresh perfection in a dark purple bar.

SEA SALT – Turn your shower into a relaxing spa! Rough, dry winter skin needs a little extra pampering and sea salt soaps are all the rage. It’s a fantastic way to get that “glow’ without expensive spa treatments. This soap recipe is packed with mineral-rich sea salts that exfoliate and soften skin, soothing itchy dry patches, and leaves you silky smooth and hydrated too. It’s NOT a scrub bar but rather a smooth textured soap – a moisturizing treat in the time it takes to shower. If you’ve never tried one of these, don’t miss it - you’ll be hooked! Scented with essential oils of lavender, rosemary, mint and thyme, it’s got that irresistible luxury spa fragrance you can’t stop sniffing. (100% natural)


We’re taking the Oatmeal, Buttermilk & Honey soap up a notch. We’ve switched the recipe to fresh, organic goat milk! Goat milk soap has so many skin benefits, it seemed silly not incorporate it in our recipe. Its creamy feel actually comes from the cream - fat molecules that are extra moisturizing and gentle for dry or sensitive skin. It’s helpful for eczema and psoriasis conditions too, with higher levels of vitamins and minerals that protect from harm, repair damage, and boost skin health. Alpha-hydroxy acids, which you can find in expensive skin treatments, naturally occur in milk, removing dead skin cells while leaving the surface skin smoother, younger looking and more radiant – without any harsh chemicals or peels. Our new OATMEAL, GOAT MILK & HONEY soap still has the soothing ground oatmeal, and fresh raw honey for their beauty and health benefits, plus the same warm, sweet fragrance you’ve known and loved all along.

LEMON GINGER CARROT, our standout soap of last summer, is now on the regular menu and available year-round. Bright, sparkly, almost effervescent, this is a blast of citrus – sweet orange, lemon and lemongrass – blended with spicy ginger for a scent that is like liquid sunshine. We’ve oomphed up the superfood in this bar too. Loaded with rich organic coconut milk, carrot powder, and carrot extract, it’s super moisturizing formula is full of vitamin C and beta carotene, plus a host of other essential nutrients and antioxidants, especially good for mature or dry skin. (100% natural)


This spring there are two aromatic sprays to match the seasonal soap scents. JASMINE LEMON and LILAC GARDEN are fresh, romantic fragrances that make a lovely spritzer for everything imaginable - delightful as a body spray, a great deodorizer for linens, rooms, closets, cars, plus a fabulous pick-me-up anywhere, any time. Prance around the house spritzing the scent of Spring in a bottle and bring the season of hearts and flowers indoors. (4oz bottle $6.00)


Love, love, love – a match to the new Sweet Pea spring soap scent. Our Dead Sea Bath Salts have so many benefits, from skin soothing to smoothing, and health-ifying detoxing to muscle relaxing. Adding a heavenly floral fragrance to calm stress and bring peace to your soul? Yes, please. A soak in these pretty new spring bath salts is just the ticket. (16 oz bottle $8.00)

It’s still early in the year!  This is what we’ve got so far, and will update the website just as quickly as we get notifications, confirmations and contracts. Check the site any time (“Events”button) for all the latest information, including booth locations.

March 28 - 29             
Best of the Northwest – Spring Show
Hangar 30, Magnuson Park, Seattle
Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5

Apr 16 – 19                
Spring Fair at the Washington State Fair
Artists in Action area, located in the Hobby Hall
Puyallup Fairgrounds
Thurs 2-10, Fri & Sat 10-10, Sun 10-8

Apr 17 – 19              
Tulip Festival Street Fair
Downtown Mount Vernon
Fri & Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5

Wishing you a happy, happy spring – full of new life, new beginnings and fresh starts.