Saturday, September 26, 2009

Flu Vaccine Exposed

The Flu Vaccine Does Not Prevent the Flu, nor Protect Against the Vast Majority of Flu-Related Deaths

"Studies show that flu vaccines are unsafe and ineffective. This presentation by the Thinktwice Global Vaccine Institute includes a visual depiction of flu vaccine production -- how the flu vaccine is made and what it contains."

Flu Vaccine Exposed:

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Making Good on a Dare

A good friend a customer told me recently that though her husband tells everyone to buy our soaps, he won’t use them himself. When asked why, he said that they smell too “foo fooey”. I told him that we have several manly scents that he could choose from. But he said that they smell “foo fooey” too. So I told him, I was sure that I could make him a soap that smells like dirt. He said “Go for it! I dare you. I double dog dare you!”dirt_pile




Not one to pass up a challenge, I went in search of a dirt scented fragrance oil. Founding just what I wanted, I’ll be heading out to the shop one day this week to see what kind of dirty trouble I can get into.

Will post pics of the end results here when I’m done :)

Blessed Be!



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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New Fun Product - Available Soon!

I've been bored out of my mind just sitting and laying around while recovering from surgery and was itching to get back into the shop. However, I'm still restricted from doing anything strenuous and cannot stand for more than a few minutes at a time.

So, my daughter and I found a fun project that would allow me to sit and we spent some time in the shop the last few days making some fun new goodies! The results were these cool little Single Use Sugar Scrubs. The original recipe came from a post found on Soap Queen's Blog. And being the mad scientists that we are, we played around with it and did some tweaking to come up with what you see here.

Sugared Pumpkin & Hazelnut Sugar Scrub Squares

Raspberries & Cream Sugar Scrub Dots

After testing among friends and family it is unanimous that they little sugar scrubs sensations are keepers! And they were so much fun to make I promise that you will see them very soon on our site in many fun and delicious scents.
Blessed Be,

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Walmarts Greed Shines Through

Walmart's Project Impact: A Move to Crush Competition

Walmart loves to shock and awe. City-size stores, absurdly low prices ($8 jeans!) and everything from milk to Matchbox toys on its shelves. And with the recession forcing legions of stores into bankruptcy, the world's largest retailer now apparently wants to take out the remaining survivors.
Thus, the company is in the beginning stages of a massive store and strategy remodeling effort, which it has dubbed Project Impact. One goal of Project Impact is cleaner, less cluttered stores that will improve the shopping experience. Another is friendlier customer service. A third: home in on categories where the competition can be killed. "They've got Kmart ready to take a standing eight-count next year," says retail consultant Burt Flickinger III, managing director for Strategic Resources Group and a veteran Walmart watcher. "Same with Rite Aid. They've knocked out four of the top five toy retailers, and are now going after the last one standing, Toys "R" Us. Project Impact will be the catalyst to wipe out a second round of national and regional retailers."

Monday, September 7, 2009

Fall Scents

Two weeks ago I had been working on new Fall Scents with the first batch of "Toil & Trouble" Rune Soap poured, unmolded & stamped. I had every intention of pouring "Eye if Newt" and "Cerridwen's Cider" this past week. Then my body betrayed me, and I ended up in the hospital and underwent major surgery.

Needless to say, the fall scents may run into the release of winter scents. I hope that my recovery is quick and I can get back into the shop soon. But after over doing it yesterday, it seems that recovery will not be as rapid as I would like.

So please bear with us as my daughter and myself try to keep up with orders and production at my much delayed, and slow pace.