Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Stepping out of my Comfort Zone

I call myself a "Plain Jane" soaper. I jokingly say I walk the boring side...but I actually do lol. I think color just scares me so I embraced just making sure I made a great bar of soap...plainly colored works just fine for me. But as the holidays approach and I think about gift giving...well it is time to step out of my comfort zone...and just go for it!! So this past weekend I soaped Black Raspberry Vanilla...Baby Girls fave scent (she calls it koolaid lol). I used charcoal for the black and cranberry mica for the pink...and just went for it. I LOVE the end result. I think I need to step out of that comfort zone a lil more often...what do you think?

Monday, September 17, 2012

We've Expanded!!

We are very excited to have expanded our shop. We have a great shop in a fabulously cute mini mall in a historic part of Prescott Arizona...but then the lil spot next door to us came open...should we...shouldnt we someone else moved in....but then they didnt again the offer...should we...shouldnt we...WE DID! Time will tell if this was a good move. For now it feels good and has opened our space to a better flow...

We started with taking the wall down that separated the two shops, and put up plastic as we readied the space next door for the merge....Then came the day we were ready to...tear...that...plastic...down!!

And here we are...I don't mean to brag...oh wait, yes I do...we did a fabulous job and have a beautiful store!!! Penelope looks regal in her new spot. :)

I love having the bath and body all on one time to get making and stocking for the Holiday season! :)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sugar Scrub Cubes

I was on a mission to get our sugar scrub cubes inventory back up....and this weekend I got a lot done! :)

I made our usual fave scents...Lilac...White Tea & Ginger...Vanilla Frosting...Arizona Sunshine...Raspberry Explosion...Then I made a few holiday favorites...Pumpkin Spice...Pumpkin Crunch...Gingered Apples.

To use you take 1 – 2 cubes into the shower or tub with you. Moisten and flatten into the palm of your hand and rub over your skin, paying extra attention to any rough spots. The cube will begin to emulsify and gently cleanse your skin while you exfoliate.

Our sugar scrub cubes sell for $7.oo a jar. Each jar weighs around 6 ounces and is filled with 16 cubes. We can make them up in any scent we carry, feel free to contact us for any special requests.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Pepe le Pew...

...paid lil pup a visit. :(

I let Mr Bills out for his one last run before we went to bed. As I was lying in bed waiting to let him in...the smell hit me all the way in the house...and I knew...I KNEW that instant he was sprayed. Living in Arizona you smell skunk quite a bit...but to smell the spray THAT is strong and awful. So I went out and found the pup almost dazed...rubbing his poor sweet face in the grass, I assume to get the spray off. I called his name over and over and over...he finally looked up at me. Oh my what a pitiful sight. His eyes looked bad and his face and neck were SOAKED!! So I grabbed him....holding him waaaaay out from my body and yelled for The Hubs to come help.

So in to the kitchen sink lil pup went. He got 2 good scrubbings with his pet shampoo...but that wasnt cutting it. The Hubs said tomato juice...oh right, like I have ever bought that before?! lol...then I remembered a co-worker saying they used a peroxide bath so a quick google search found this recipe.

1 quart 3% peroxide
1/4 cup baking soda
1 tsp dish soap

I quickly ran to the bathroom and thankfully had a full bottle of peroxide so I mixed it all up and poured it on Mr Bills 1/4 cup at a time and scrubbed...scrubbed...scrubbed!!!! His face was a little trickier so I used a paper towel and dabbed carefully. This method actually worked fabulously! Took the smell right out, which is good because I dont know what Billy would have thought if he wasnt allowed to sleep in our bedroom. He was so good the whole time...he even patiently sat still as I blow dryed and brushed him.

We made him use his puppy pads during the night, which he wasnt happy about, then the next morning I still didnt want to let him out back until the skunk scent had a chance to dry up in the he spent the morning outside in the front...look at my super clean pupper!!