Friday, February 27, 2009

Our stamps are here!!!!


The stamps finally made it home! Now the fun begins ;)

Boxed Soaps - Soap Sets

We ordered new boxes for our Art Bars this week. The new ones are amazing! They are super black, shiny and besides looking gorgeous they are 100% recycled! That's right, we are leaving the plastic behind! Here are some other boxed soaps:


















Scandinavian Soaps and Soap on a Rope??

I have blogged about these scandinavian soaps before, more specifially the Elf soaps. I was able to find their website today, so I wanted to show you guys some more of their pretty soaps.


Elf Soap - looks like Christmas in a box. Hmm, I kinda like it - I might have to make a phone call to the trademark office.


It can't get any more Victorian than that?


These are the Elf soaps that have funny little sayings on the actual soaps (like Be Good)


Honestly, I don't get the whole "soap on a rope" idea. I need someone to clarify it for me. Where are you supposed to hang these soaps? I don't have anything in my bathroom that can be used to hang things on. I don't know....not for me

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Candle Crazy

I'm a big fan of candles, who isn't? I though I might change things up a bit today and uploaded some fantastic candles and their extraordinary packaging!


loooove this company. I'm not sure what the animal is called on the front but it's the cutest thing I've ever seen.


This is the funnest candle company I've ever seen. The stripes on top are the perfect 'cherry on top'!


This is from a company called Paddywax. I'm a huge fan of their candles. In fact we found our fabulous sales rep company through them ;)

Everyone probably knows about Voluspa - they're headquartered in California and their candles are just magical. Everyone that knows me well knows that I cannot live a week without going to Anthropologie. It's usually a saturday or a sunday ritual and I absolutely love smelling the candles that are burning, flipping throught their international cookbooks, sitting on their big, comfy yellow chair and of course touching their awesome fabrics ... wishing I was an Indian princess. If they only had free cheese samples, I'm pretty sure that they had to get me out of there with a restraining order.


More Voluspa candles. I haven't seen these in any stores, so they're either Brand New! or they're so old that nobody has them anymore.


If I worked as a buyer for Anthropologie, I would absolutely try to get my hands on these. They're not from the states but they're impressive. I would keep the ceramic jar forever!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Types of Essential Oils.




We try to use as many essentials oils as we could in our products and I'm sure our stash will keep growing and growing. Essential oils are oils that are created from pure natural flowers, seeds or leaves. Most essential oils are used in soap because they have 'special powers' whether it's relieving stress or decreasing depression. Here are some popular essential oils that are found on the marketplace today:

Eucalyptus Oil
Ylang Ylang Oil
Rose Geranium Oil
Peppermint Oil
Lavender Oil
Lemon Oil
Clary Sage Oil
Tea Tree Oil
Chamomile Oil
Rosemary Oil
Bergamot Oil
Jasmine Oil
Ylang Ylang Oil
Rosemary Oil
Cinnamon Oil
Lavender Oil
Rose Geranium Oil
Patchouli Oil
Neroli Oil
Anise Oil
Eucalyptus Oil
Frankincense Oil
Jasmine Oil
Melissa Oil
Neroli Oil
Peppermint Oil
Rose Geranium Oil

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Fragrance trends for soaps and cosmetics



LATEST TRENDS FOR THE COSMETICS INDUSTRY:
I am loving a lot of these fragrances and we already purchased some of these before I even read this article.

Exotic, luscious fruits & “super fruits”
pomegranate, acai berry, mangosteen, dragon fruit & gojiberry


Indigenous ingredients & spices
saffron, rooibus tea, fennel, thai lemongrass, south african marula

Authentic, regional fusions
lychee, cacao, kalahari melon, lotus blossom, champaca flower, passion flower

Balance inspired ingredients
white tea, rice milk, olive flower, chamomile, hibiscus, rosemary, thyme, aloe

Natural botanicals & extracts
jojoba, angelica, peppermint, patchouli, geranium, vetiver, bergamot, sea kelp

IKEA SOAP

I knew it! A couple of months ago I wrote that IKEA might start carrying soaps soon and I was right ;) I went to the BK IKEA and I found blue and white soaps. Most of the blue soaps were gone but I managed to take some pics. To be honest I'm not sure why so many were sold, I thought they smelled horrible. But they were sure pretty to look at:


IKEA soaps with a pretty design stamped on the front


IKEA white soaps


IKEA blue soaps

Friday, February 20, 2009

Hmm...Glitter

Okay, last post for today. I saw these guys on a really cool website called Rare Device. They used to have a store in BK but now I think they're only in San Francisco. I love their elephants, they're very glittery and cool. Note to self - maybe we need to work on some glitter soaps. We haven't had a chance to do that yet, because we've been trying to keep our soaps natural and without too many crazy things in them but maybe one day, we'll try a fun line full of glitter. I'll keep you posted on our sparkly ideas!

ADOPT!

A very good friend of mine told me that there has been a huge increase of homeless animals due to the gloomy economy. Now more than ever, they need us, so if you're considering getting a new pet, please visit petfinder.org and see which animals are in the shelters first.


This is Diesel and he can be found on Petfinder.org


This is Sunny and he can be found on Petfinder.org


This is Lily and she can be found on Petfinder.org

3 New Stores

We got 3 new stores this week. Thank you:

Blue Ribbon General Store
Exit 9
Sustainable NYC

We are so happy to be part of the family!



Also, I wanted to thank Nimli for publishing our products on HGTV's website. I must say, it's quite exciting :)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Fish's Eddy Closing??

I was walking around lower Manhattan the other day and I almost had a mini heart attack! I thought that my favorite store - Fish's Eddy was closing its doors and just the thought made me tear up a little. Why did I think that? Check out the photos below:






Gotta love their sense of humor, but don't ever scare us like that again!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Portuguese Love

I found a really cool soap company from Portugal that have great packaging, so I though I'd share. They don't sell to the states, so I have only seen their products online. Enjoy!






Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Days

Happy V-Day everyone!! I hope it's a good one. I decided to take you behind the scenes of a real perfumery and soap manufacturing facility, called Fragonard. They are located in Nice, France and they make the cutest products ever. Enjoy!