Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Etsy shop is on vacation - Happy Holidays!

The Etsy shop is "vacation" while I'm performing in China!  I will be opening the shop back up during the 2nd week of January.

All open orders are being processed and will be shipped this week!

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of the support since I opened the shop in September.  Happy Holidays to all and see you in the new year!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday Sales Event!

I am happy to announce that Soaps by Alexandra will be having a Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday sale!  Starting at midnight on Friday, November 25th, please enjoy 20% off on all soaps, bath bombs, and sugar scrub cubes.  The sale will continue throughout the weekend and will end at 11:59pm on Monday, November 28th.  To activate the discount, please use coupon code HOLIDAY20 at checkout.

I hope all of you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

And so it begins!

On September 6th, I officially opened Soaps by Alexandra on Etsy.  This has been several years in the making and I couldn't be more thrilled to finally open shop.  I'm really excited to share my products with everyone!

Right now, I am focusing on bar soap, sugar scrub cubes, and bath bombs.  Let me share with you some more information about each product.

Lemongrass Soap made with Mango Butter & Silk

Our soap is made using the Cold Process method, which is combining vegetable oils and butters with lye.  The chemical reaction which is created helps the fatty acid molecules bind together, making a hard bar of soap.  After a 4-week cure time, each bar of soap is ready to use.  I use the finest ingredients, which include mango butter, olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, and castor oil.  I have also added Tussah silk to this soap, which gives it a luxurious, satiny feel.

Grace Exfoliating Sugar Scrub Cubes made with Sweet Almond Oil & Shea Butter

The sugar scrub cubes are a twist on the regular sugar scrub we're all used to seeing in the jars.  By combining a shea butter soap base with the sweet almond oil and sugar, I've created a solid form of a scrub.  This scrub accomplishes 3 things: the soap cleanses while the sugar gently exfoliates and the sweet almond oil conditions your skin.  Plus, these cubes are less messy and don't leave a slippery film on the bottom of your bathtub!

NRG (Energy) Bath Bomb made with Sweet Almond Oil

The bath bombs are not only a really fun product, but also nourishing to the skin!  When dropped in a warm bath, they'll fizz and release sweet almond oil, which moisturizes your skin.

Thank you for reading and please let me know if you have any questions about my products.  And, as always, thank you for your support!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Soaps from Christmas

I was fortunate enough to have a lot of soap orders for Christmas! I had such a fun time making all of them. I enjoy interacting with customers to create a special order just for their gift recipients! Here are a few photos from the soap-making fun!

These are individual solid sugar cube scrubs! These are my new favorite product to make. They are scented with quince, clementine lavender, pineapple, and lime granita. What a treat for winter skin!

I love this little lion. :)

These soaps are scented with lemongrass. Holy smokes - I'm loving this scent! Why did it take me so long to jump on the lemongrass bandwagon?

Only a small portion of the soaps I made for Christmas gifts!