Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New USPS Rates Beginning Jan. 22, 2012

Priority Mail 
Priority Mail Retail prices will increase an average of 3.2 percent, while the average price increase for Priority Mail Commercial Base will be 3 percent. Commercial Base offers lower prices to customers who use online and other authorized postage payment methods.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Seriously? ETSY you have gone too far!!!

Forgive me if I think that Etsy Sellers AND Etsy have stooped to an all-time low here. I'm all for following your creative muse folks. Seriously! Get your creative freak on and make some money off it if you can. But it is just down right wrong, sick, twisted, BEYOND freakish to be inspired to create and then make a profit off the death on a child. Shame of you crafters that are doing so and worse yet, shame on ETSY for allowing this kind of shit.....yes SHIT, FODDER, GARBAGE, to be listed!!

Casey Anthony Court Room Diorama $450

Casey Anthony Bumper Sticker $1.99

Matt & I have long been considering pulling all of our products from ETSY but I have been dragging my we do get a good amount of sales from some really awesome customers there. But this callous disregard for life on the part of ETSY and many of it's sellers has just given me the needed push to stop procrastinating and follow what my intuition told me to do long ago. We have worked our asses off to build a respectable reputation for our company, and don't want to be affiliated with any organization that places the almighty dollar (by allowing these heinous listings) than the life of a helpless and innocent child. 

Adios ETSY! You've gone way too far this time. Thank you to ALL our amazing ETSY Customers that have supported us over the years. We hope that you will understand our decision and follow us to our main site

From here on out, all of our products can be found HERE on our maine website. 

Blessings & Peace to you All,
Donna & Matt

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Hemp History Week: 7 Uses For Your Health

It’s the second-annual Hemp History Week! Below are seven uses of hemp for your health.

Interestingly, when Dr. Oz says something is good, everyone relaxes. Finally, whatever stigma hemp food products had, which contain no THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, the pschyotropic agent), can be put aside as its rich history and health benefits are brought to light. Oz chose hemp milk as his favorite milk alternative. It seems hemp milk prices have decreased, possibly due to more recognition and sales.

The founding fathers and other notable people throughout history, absolutely cherished hemp. Our declaration of independence was drafted on hemp paper, which resists yellowing and is often used to make Bibles. Hemp has reportedly been grown for thousands of years for its fiber and food uses. Hemp clothing is stronger, longer lasting, and is more mildew-resistant. The word “canvas” is rooted in the word “cannabis,” perhaps because of hemp’s importance in making sails, rope, and clothing. George Washington Carver and Henry Ford (both friends), experimented its use for fuel and auto body manufacturing. It is believed that there are up to 50,000 product uses for hemp.

~Health Freedoms

Hemp For Your Health: 7 Uses

Hemp has been generating a lot of buzz recently, and it’s not because of marijuana. Hemp food products, which contain no THC, are hailed by many in the mainstream as being good for your health.

Case in point: On a recent episode of “The Doctor Oz Show,” the medical celeb (and HuffPost contributor) touted the health benefits of hemp milk, which is made by crushing the seeds of the cannabis plant and mixing them with water. Oz himself singled out hemp as his favorite milk alternative, while Samantha Heller, R.D., spoke about some of its reported benefits. “Hemp milk is a good source of Omega 3 fatty acids, which have been found to be good for both the heart and brain,” she said.

In addition to Omega 3, which studies have shown can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, hemp is said to be high in Omega 6 fatty acids, and also contains all of the essential amino acids. Amino acids help form protein in the body and are key to tissue repair as well as overall growth.

Curious about incorporating it into your diet? This week marks the second-annual Hemp History Week, put on by hemp advocates to promote hemp farming and manufacturing in the U.S. Here are some of the categories on the market.

Seeds: Hemp seeds, which can be purchased shelled, can be eaten raw by on their own. Like many other seeds, they can also be sprinkled on salads or cereals.

Milk: Hemp milk is made when the seeds of the hemp plant are ground up and mixed with water. There are both sweetened and unsweetened versions on the market, as well as flavored varieties, like chocolate and strawberry.

Oil: Hempseed oil is pressed from the hemp seed and according to at least one manufacturer, is best used as a finishing oil. It can also be taken as a gel capsule.


Hemp History Week: 7 Uses For Your Health

Friday, May 6, 2011

Important Announcement! Triple Butter Whip

We've received a few concerned calls/emails in the last week or so from customers who have ordered the Triple Butter Whip. Seems that their Whip arrived completely melted, in a total liquid state. And they were not able to rewhip/stir it back together again. And we have replaced these at our cost.

This is the result of the product being exposed to extreme heat. This can be from a number of different reasons. It may have sat in a hot shipping warehouse over a weekend, in a postal/UPS truck, or left for delivery on a porch in direct sunlight. The package may have been picked up from the post office and left in a car until after work. The reasons are myriad really.  Bottom line is that we cannot control what happens to the package after it leave here.

Understand that this product is NOT an emulsified product containing water and emulsifiers like some other products that called body butters but are in truth creams or thick lotions. Our Triple Butter Whip in made strictly from luxury nut/fruit butters and skin pampering oils. When it comes in contact with your skin (98.6 degrees F) in melts and soaks in beautifully. That is why so many of you love this product. *smile* So naturally if it sits in a car, or on a porch, or is a mail truck, it is going to melt and break down.

So, like many other companies in our industry, we have made the difficult decision to only ship this product during the cooler months of the year. Thus protecting the integrity of this fabulous product for both our customers and ourselves. We will stop shipping beginning June 1, 2011 - October 31, 2011. And will resume shipping on November 1, 2011.  It will still be for sale locally and available for local pick-up and delivery. 

We so appreciate all of YOU our awesome customers for your love and support this past year. And as a way to say thank you, the Triple Butter Whip will be on sale from now until the end of May so that you can stock up on all your favorite scent to get you through the summer. 

Buy Triple Butter Whip on our Main Website

Buy Triple Butter Whip on Etsy

I'd also like to suggest that during the summer months, you try our lighter emulsified Botanical Body Cream. This is a beautifully, rich and thick body cream that glides on smoothly with no drag, leaving behind a nice moisturized finish.  And it's packed with vitamins and botanical extracts which nourish your dry summer skin.

Thank you SO much for your understanding and loyalty.

Blessed Be,
Donna & Matt

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Three Days of Foody Soaps

Today I did something I've been wanting to do for several years and have just never gotten around to it. Banana Soap! I've been trying to get some "down" time to do this for a long time. And I decided this week that if I kept waiting for "down" time to come, it would never happen. So, I just decided to DO IT!!

I also wanted to make some yogurt soap again. I'd made some many years ago and it was SO yummy on the skin. so I just combined the two. Using my tried and true Mango Butter soap recipe I added the banana and yogurt puree to the oils and gave them a good stick blending. I then added my essential oil blend and gave that a good buzzing. Then in went the lye water and I blended again. It traced in a reasonable amount of time. Not to fast, not to slow.  I'm very anxious to cut it in the morning. I'll post a picture :)

Tomorrow is a re-stock of our Creamy Carrot Castile. It's made with Organic Buttermilk, Carrot Juice and Carrots. It's a beautiful orange color and scented with one of our own loverly essential oil blends.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Making Lime Sugar & Grapefruit Soap

I made a batch of Lime Sugar & Grapefruit Soap today and I wanted to share the details with you. I hope you enjoy watching the process.


Check back tomorrow to see this loaf of soap being cut into bars. Revealing the layers of color on the inside. for information on this soap, or anyof our products, please visit our website or email us.

Thanks for visitng and watching.

Blessed Be,
Donna & Matt

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Website Update

A few days after the first of the year, our main website went down. Having been the victim of numerous hacks in the previous months, caused too many corrupted operating files which resulted in a crash. At which time, we set our domain to redirect to our Artfire Store. Understandably many of our main website customers opted not to make the switch. I apologize for your inconvienience.

I’m thrilled to say that we finally have a brand new website up. And I’ve been busy in the evenings uploading product information. is once again live and working beautifully! So feel free to check it out and place orders for those products that have been uploaded thus far.

Thank you so much for hanging with us during this time of rebuilding. We appreciate your continued support.

Blessed Be,

Donna & Matt

Valhalla Soap Company

Thursday, January 13, 2011

What for Dinner?

Try this tasty dish. And while your checking out my great friend Joe's recipe, please be sure to vote for him while your there. Joe is an excellent cook, grillmaster and owner of Tango Spice Company.

Wolfgang Puck Tortilla Lasagna

To Vote & See Recipe Click HERE