Saturday, February 15, 2014

PRE-SPRING CLEARANCE SALE!!!



We need to make room for new Spring soaps being made so we are reducing some soap inventory. Now is your chance to pick up some awesome soaps at 30% Off!! 

Sale is on specially selected soaps ONLY and does not apply to any other products. Discounts have already been taken. No discount codes required. Sale runs from 2/15/14 thru Midnight 2/18/14. 

http://www.valhallasoap.com/#!sale/c14q0

Friday, February 14, 2014

January Best Sellers at Valhalla Soap Company

We're often asked what our best sellers are. Or what our most popular scents are. So we're doing something new this year at Valhalla Soap Company. At the end of every month we will take a tally of the top 5 best selling soaps as well as the top 3 best selling body care products. The results can be found on the Home page of our website. On our Facebook Page, here on our Blog and in our Newsletter.

So here we go with the January results. We hope you find this helpful and it inspirers you to maybe step outside your comfort zone and try a new scent or product :)


January Best Sellers

Fallen Angel Shea Butter Soap
TOP 5 SOAPS

#1. Vampire Bite Cocoa Butter Soap (currently out of stock, sorry)

TOP 3 BODY CARE PRODUCTS


Stay tuned for lots of great things coming for 2014. We thank you for all your support this past year and we wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2014!! 


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Ten Words The Vikings Gave Us

I've not blogged in a very long time. So I thought I'd kick things off with something fun and befitting our theme.



Where would the english language be without these common everyday terms? Well, the Vikings brought us more than just their hunky good looks and great legends. We can thank them for some of our most commonly used words.  
#1 Viking
The first and most obvious on the list is "viking." The word comes from the Old Norse word "vīkingr." It's believed by many the word stems from the phrasal verb "fara í víking," which means "to go on an expedition."

#2 Window
Window literally translated is wind-eye according to the old Norse. It stems from vindauga, where vind means wind and auga means eye.

#3 Thursday
The word "Thursday" stems from "Thor's day" and dates back to the 12th century.

#4 Berserk
To go berserk means to behave in a frenzied and violent manner. The word is believed to be derived from 'bear sark', meaning 'bear coat.'

#5 Ugly
The word "uggligr," stemming from "ugga to fear," was an term vikings commonly used when insulting each other.

#6 Knife
The word "knife' comes from Old Norse knīfr. The modern Swedish word is "kniv." Knives were an important part of the Viking culture and were often buried with the owner.

#7 Cake
The word "cake" stems from Old Norse kaka, it is related to "cook"; cake first meant small, flat bread roll baked on both sides by being turned, as in pancake or potato cake.

#8 Husband
The word "husband," meaning "householder," stems from "hūsbōndi," where hūs means house and "bōndi" which means holder.

#9 Freckle
The word "freckle" stems from the word "freknōttr" meaning speckled.

#10 Troll and elf.
Scandinavia is famed for it's folklore and mythology, this being where "elf" (alfr) and "troll" originate from.




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