Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Do you like hot sauce?

The you must try Majave Hot Sauce!!!

My husband is a huge hot sauce lover and has probably tried a gazillion different types so when a friend of mine told me about Majave, I asked him if it had any flavor because hubby's biggest complaint was that while the hot sauces he tried were hot, they lacked any flavor what so ever.  Anyway, my friend said that it did have flavor and I said ok cool maybe I'll get him a bottle.  Well I'd forgetton and about a week later, I got a bottle in the mail!  How cool is that!  My husband (who's a big skeptic) waited until we had tacos before he tried it out.  He L-O-V-E-D it!  :0) 

He didn't think it was going to be any good but boy oh boy was he wrong!  Not only does it have the heat but the flavor is amazing!  And you don't have to wait for taco night to try it, we use it on Pizza, Chicken, Steak, Pork Chops, you name it! 

So if you like a good hot sauce that has good flavor and heat - check them out!

They have Mild, Hot and Extra Hot!!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Holiday Are I'm taking a break!

Happy Holidays Everyone!!!

With the holidays approaching like a tornado in the spring, I have decided that I'll be taking a break beginning on December 16th - January 3rd. 

I don't know about you guys but I haven't gotten very much of my holiday gifts bought yet and I still have to plan a dinner for my in-laws the weekend of the 18th which means I'll have to cook and clean! Yikes!

Plus the kids will be on school vacation during this time as well and I don't think I'll be able to get much done during that time with them around anyway!

I will NOT be putting my shop on vacation mode though so you can still place orders but they will not ship until the 3rd of January.  I might pop in there when things are slow on the homefront and ship orders or make something here and there but I don't want to make that a definite for obvious reasons!

If you need me for anything you can still convo or e-mail me I will check those daily!

Thanks so much everyone!!! 

I wish you a wonderful Holiday and look forward to the New Year that is also approaching!


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Product of the Month

December Product of the Month

This is a sweet and warm Rhubarb scent that is blended with hints of Vanilla Bourbon, Buttery Caramel and White Chocolate along with a few other savory delights! It is a magnificent scent that can't be described as anything else but Perfect! It's my new favorite and it's on sale this month only!

From December 1st through December 3oth this product will be $1.00 off while supplies last so hurry in and get yours today!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Black Friday - WOW!!

Ok - so like many this year, I thought I would do some holiday shopping on Black Friday!  I figured that I would leave around 6am and just drive into town and go to a few stores to see what kind of deals I could get on gifts.  It was my very first time ever going out on Black Friday - what was I thinking????

First off, I thought I'd run to Menards to get a couple things they had on sale for hubby and my dad and I figured, it's Menards it won't be as busy as Wal-mart or Target right?  WRONG!!!  Not only did I have to park 3 stores away in a grassy knoll that was covered in ice, then wade through traffic and people trying to get to the store, I walked around for about 25 minutes only to learn that everything I had gone there for was sold out!  I'd never seen so many people in all my life - and I was at a Toby Keith concert this year! 

Carts and shopping baskets were full to the brim and what didn't fit was carefully pushed with their feet while they waited to checkout!  I was flooded with relief that I didn't buy anything when I saw the checkout line!  Approximately 20 checkout lanes all open with at least 20-30 people in each line!  I don't think people wait that long from the American Eagle ride at Great America!  So I walked out (more like ran, it was freezing out) and headed to Kohl's!

I was in shock when I got to Kohl's - it was practically empty (cause everyone was still at Menards) althought all the shopping carts were gone.  I wandered around until I found the toy sections which to my great suprise was well stocked and not very crowded!  I ended up finding quite a bit of things for the baby and my older son but had a hard time finding something for my daughter.  So I left.  BTW - Kohl's checkout system was amazing!  The "director of checkout" as I now call her, scouted out the best lane for you and I was checked out in about 10 minutes and I got $40 in Kohl's cash to spend this week! :0)

So anyway - I left and went to Target - where in the parking lot some horrible woman flicked me off and was screaming out her window at me because SHE didn't wait her turn at the 4 way stop!  Yeah Happy Holidays to you too lady!!  Anyway - into Target I go and let me tell you - I was a little disappointed!  If you weren't shopping for electronics, you really didn't have much to look forward too, in my opinion.  The shelves weren't clearly marked so I couldn't tell what was on sale and what was regular price.  I ended up getting a set of Legos for each of the kids and leaving. 

All in all it was a good day but boy oh boy was it insanely busy!  I was so tired by 11:00am I thought I wouldn't make it through the rest of the day!  I might try again next year but I will better prepare myself for it!  Read the ads, scout out the best deals and get there EARLY!! 

Friday, November 26, 2010


Beginning Friday November 26th at 5:00AM CST I will change all the prices in my shop to reflect the following sales:

20% OFF
Lip Butters
Bath Bombs
Bath Cubes

25% OFF
Exfoliating Souffle Soaps
Silky Smooth Body Lotions
Vegan Deodorants
Body Mists

30% OFF
Cold Process Soaps
Shaving Soap Bars

50% OFF
8oz Souffle Soaps
2oz Souffle Soaps

This sale will last through Midnight on Monday November 29th! Quantities will be limited and reservations can not be made. This will be a first come, first serve basis.

If you'd like more than 1 of any item in my shop, please contact me for info.

This sale will not apply to custom orders or wholesale orders.  Payment must be made within 24 hours of purchase - contact me with any questions!  Thanks!!!

Last day for US Shipping December 10th
Last Day for International Shipping December 3rd

Order by these dates to get your packages in time for the holidays!

Friday, November 19, 2010

What do you shave with???

Shaving soap is an amazing little soap that helps you obtain that silky smooth shave you've been looking for!  It has added wheat protein and glycerin to give you that little extra slip when shaving so you can get extra close and smooth! It is also vegan friendly and makes a great body soap as well as a shaving bar!

Current scents available are:  Creamy Orange Coconut, Pure Rain, Love Spell, Lavender, Oatmeal Milk & Honey, Neroli Lime, Cucumber Melon, and Almond.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Progress - It feels so good!!!

Well on my way to having all the Regular Rotation Soaps made! So far these soaps are ready to go Bar Naked, Black Raspberry Vanilla, Chocolate Bar, Creamy Orange Coconut, Eucalyptus & Spearmint, French Vanilla, Lavender, Lemongrass, Love Spell, Lumberjack, Mango Papaya, Misty Waters, Patchouli Pure Rain, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, and Vanilla Spice.

And on the curing rack are Almond, Rhubarb al Fresco, Rosemary Mint, and Sandalwood. Oakmoss is also on the curing rack but is not part of the regular list yet! Might be in the future we'll just have to see how the response is!

Hopefully I'll get some more soap made this afternoon - not sure yet if it will be Cold Process Soap or Shaving Bars yet! I'll let you know later! :0)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Regular Rotation Fragrance List

Yippeeee! This is something I've been meaning to do for weeks. I use to have a list of fragrances that I kept in stock for all products at all times. It was called my "regular rotation list". I had strayed away from it for some time now but it's time to get back into some kind of groove so I'm starting here!

I figure if I list all the fragrances here, then I will have to make myself make the products and list them in the shop for all of you to enjoy! I'll be starting by making all the below fragrances in Cold Process Soaps next week (this weekend is very busy - craft show) and then work on scrubs, sprays, lotions, bombs, and deodorants.

HOWEVER, if you see a fragrance you want but I don't have the product ready yet, contact me either through ETSY or at and let me know what it is. I can make it up for you as long as I have all the ingredients in stock!

Regular Rotation Fragrance List:
Aloha (Tropical Vacation)
Bar Naked (unscented products)
Black Raspberry Vanilla
Chocolate Bar
Creamy Orange Coconut
Cucumber Melon
Eucalyptus & Spearmint
French Vanilla
Green Tea & Cucumber
Lilacs in Bloom
Love Spell
Mango Papaya
Misty Waters
Oatmeal Milk & Honey
Pure Rain
Rhubarb Al Fresco
Rosemary Mint
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Sweet Grass
Vanilla Spice
White Ginger & Amber
Winter Grapefruit
All other fragrances listed in the shop will either be seasonal or limited edition fragrances. If you have any suggestions please let me know!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Back in stock this week!

I'm very pleased to annouce that finally I've got some (not all but some) Lip Butter Pots back in stock! The flavors currently in stock are Cucumber Melon, Pina Colada, Honey Bear, Oranges N Cream, Coconut, Root Beer, Latte, and Plain (unflavored). I'll add more as soon as I am able to make some more!

Also, after careful consideration and some amazing feedback from some very amazing customers, I've decided to bring back my original Bath Bombs! YAY! I've got some in stock now and I'll add more as I can HOWEVER, if you would like a certain fragrance, please feel free to e-mail/convo me or contact me somehow!
Currently available are White Ginger & Amber, Black Raspberry Vanilla, Aloha, Lemongrass, Vanilla Spice, and Rosemary Mint.

All products listed above will be for sale in my shop later this evening.

EDITED TO ADD: I'm currently having some internet difficulty - most of the Bath Bombs are listed now, but I can't get the Lip Butter Pots up just yet - I'm having some technical difficulties! I will keep working on it and keep you updated! :0/ My apologies!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

This week only - 20% OFF all soaps!

This week take 20% OFF all soaps in stock!!

From 10/17/10 - 10/23/10 get 20% off all Shaving Soaps, Cold Process Soaps and Olive Oil Soaps in our shop!

Simply enter code "OCT20" in the Notes to Seller box during checkout and I will either issue you a refund via Paypal or send you a revised invoice for the discounted amount!

Discount not valid on wholesale and custom orders or on Combo Packs.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Body Mist.......

Body Mists are in stock now!!!

A great way to quickly refresh yourself and give your skin a quick drink! These Body Mists are alcohol free, paraben free, and vegan and they won't leave your skin feeling sticky.
Use anytime on your face, hair, or skin to rejuvinate and refresh yourself! They can also be used on linens and in the car!! They are bursting with fragrance!!
Small 2oz bottle conveniently fits in your purse, glove box, gym locker, and even in your desk drawer! Keep it where ever you need to refresh yourself!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

NEW Combo Packs!

....I'm listing combo packs of Soaps, Lip Butters, Lotions, Shaving Bars and more in the shop!

These will be sets of 2 or 3 products for a special price, and the best part is, you choose the scents you'd like!!!
Right now the Soaps and Lip Butter Tube Combo Packs have been added to my shop

Monday, October 11, 2010

Oct. 10-16th SAVE BIG!!

The second promotion this month is a BIG one!!

All you have to do is purchase $20.00 or more from my shop then, enter the code "OCT10" in the "Notes to Seller" box during checkout and you'll save $1.00 off each product! (Up to $8.00 in savings). I will issue you a refund for the savings amount or send a revised invoice to you by the next day! It's that simple!!
Offer Valid 10/10/10 - 10/16/10
Offer cannot be combined with any other coupons, specials, or promos. Offer not valid on custom or wholesale purchases.
Stay tuned for a next weeks special!!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

ATTENTION Bath Cube/Bath Bomb users.....

A few months ago, I switched from making Bath Bombs like these:

To making Bath Cubes like these:

And I am wondering what your opinion is? If you have used both products, which one did you prefer? I used the same recipe but only changed the shape.

I'm asking because recently I did a craft show that I've done for the past 4 years, and for the 3 previous years I practically sold out of Bath Bombs everytime! This year however, I only sold 4 sets of Bath Cubes. So I'm curious to know if it's the shape and size that have thrown people off or if they just didn't know what they were. The 2 people that bought them thought they were small soaps at first.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Exfoliating Souffle Soaps are in stock NOW!

....These creamy and fragrant Souffle Soaps are packed with the gentle exfoliating power of Brown Sugar! They will gently cleanse your skin and smooth rough skin in the process! Dead skin cells will be washed away with the bubbles and you'll be left with smooth silky skin that is fragrant and never greasy!

Try them today in your favorite fall fragrances!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Silky Smooth Body Lotion in your favorite Fall Fragrances

..........Making their Rachel Rene Debut this evening are Apples N Spice, Caramel Apple, Vanilla Spice, and Pumpkin Spice!!

There are matching soaps in the shop already but tomorrow I'll be adding their Exfoliating Souffle Soaps counterparts!!! What are Exfoliating Souffle Soaps you ask? Well let me tell you!

They are luxurious whipped soaps with added brown sugar, sweet almong oil and vegetable glycerin! They will gently cleanse and remove dead skin cells and leave your skin feeling smooth and soft with a wonderful fragrance! Top it off with a Silky Smooth Body Lotion and your skin will be hydrated and smooth all day!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

New Soaps are in stock!

Last week these brand spankin' new cold process soaps were added to the shop!

Making their debut are Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Love Spell, Misty Waters, and Mango Papaya!

Check them out in the Cold Process Soap section of my shop!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Restocked Pure Rain & French Vanilla

French Vanilla and Pure Rain Cold Process Soaps are not back in stock in the Etsy shop!

Pure Rain is a crisp and clean fracgrance that is a classic "soap" scent! Made up of Hyacinth, Lime and Mint, it is perfect for men and women!! Each bar is made with layers of blue and white soap that is cut with a krinkle cutter to give it some texture with the first few washes.

French Vanilla is a subtle and warm scent. It is not an overpowering sweet scent but more of an elegant and rich fragrance. Great for dessert lovers!!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

NEW - Silky Smooth Body Lotions in the shop NOW

Our Silky Smooth Body Lotion is full of skin nourishing ingredients that help to protect and repair your skin! Shea Butter and Silk Amino Acids leave skin feeling smooth and soft. Vitamins and Grapeseed Oil work as anti- oxidants to protect the skin, and Avocado Oil, Jojoba and Aloe Vera help to repair damage.

Formulated to leave skin feeling silky smooth and moisturized all day! It will not leave you feeling greasy or oily and it won't clog your pores! Comes in a convenient and attractive 4oz amber colored squeeze bottle!

A little goes a long way so this small bottle will last quite a while! Paraben free!!

5 fragrances currently listed in my Etsy Shop now! Almond, Black Raspberry Vanilla, Eucalyptus & Spearmint, Oatmeal Milk & Honey, and Strawberry Rhubarb Pie! More to come in September!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The time has come - TO REOPEN! will re-open by Noon, Wednesday August 25th!

I will be reopening the Etsy store tomorrow afternoon. I'm so excited! It's been such a joy to spend the last 7 weeks with my wonderful new little guy - but it's back to business now! He's just getting this new routine down which is leaving me plenty of time to work and create and of course, take orders! :0)

For the time being - I will only in stock items will be available. I will not be able to take any custom orders or requests - due to time constraints. Feel free to contact me about additional quantities of items that are in stock though. If possible - when only 1 of a particular product is left, I will make a note of this in the title, otherwise there should be at least 2 in stock.

I will also be relisting items through out the afternoon tomorrow and for the rest of the week. I've got a few new Vegan Deodorants, Lip Tints, and Silky Body Lotions to add to the shop.

If you have any questions or need anything - please feel free to contact me!

Thanks so much!
Christine :0)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I've been know to be too ambitious :0)

So, I originally wanted to re-open my Etsy shop AND website on the 20th of August. I've been struggling to get stuff done while caring for our newborn son. It hasn't been easy and as any new mother knows, sometimes we try to be Superwoman and then beat ourselves up when we don't get everything done.

So while sitting on the deck with my husband the other night unleashing my "I've got no time for..." speech on him, I realized that I am probably expecting a little too much of myself giving the fact that the baby is only 4 weeks old. Instead of spending the last 2 weeks trying to do everything - I should have just been learning to take everything in stride and do only what I can and NOT beat myself up when I don't get the whole house cleaned, and dinner on the table at 6pm, and if I don't get all the laundry done in one day - no one but me is going to know.

So the moral of the story is that while doing a little thinking I've made just a few decisions. I'm pushing the opening of the Etsy shop back to sometime towards the end of August/beginning of September and I will not be opening the website again.

Maintaining both a website and the Etsy shop would be WAY more time consuming then just having the Etsy Shop. So, in the very near future, if you visit you will be forwarded to my Etsy shop at

And when I do reopen at least for the first month or two, I will only be selling what I have in stock and made. I will not be doing any custom orders.

I'll be keeping you posted here and on my Facebook page as well - so keep checking back!!!

Thanks for being so understanding!!! I can't wait to get back into the swing of things!

Monday, August 2, 2010

NEW - Vegan Deodorant Sticks

I've been gearing up to open shop later this month and in doing so I've started making new products! First to make it's debut in my Etsy shop and on my website are Vegan Deodorant Sticks! These are amazing!!

They are made from a vegetable base that is free of aluminum and bactericides. It works by neutralizing the odor-causing bacteria that occurs when we perspire, without interfering with the body's natural cooling process - which is sweating.

Some of the wonderful ingredients that make up this awesome new product are Vegetable Protein, Castor Oil, Chamomile Flower Extract, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, and Grapefruit Seed Extract.

So far it is available in Green Tea & Cucumber, Creamy Orange Coconut, Pure Rain, and Black Raspberry Vanilla. More scents will be listed as time allows, however I am open to suggestions so let me know what scents you'd like to see in a deodorant!

Each stick is 3oz (80gr) and comes in a white twist tube.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

H.R. 5786, The Safe Cosmetics Bill of 2010

On July 20th 2010, a new bill was introduced, H.R. 5786, The Safe Cosmetics Bill of 2010. If this bill is passed as it is currently written, many small businesses within this industry will be effected tremendously.

To see what this bill would mean the way it is currently written, please click this link:

To read the entire bill please click here:

The EGCG Team and many other bath and body manufactorers are petitioning to oppose this bill before it's passed. We would like your help in doing so and ask that you sign this petition as well.

Click this link to sign the petition:

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Body Mousse being discountinued.... :0(

As a heads up - my Body Mousse will not be returning when I reopen my shop and website. I was receiving complaints that the mousse was separating during transit and then it started happening while it was sitting in my temperature controlled stock room with no rhyme or reason. I've tried adjusting things, duplicating recipes, changing techniques to no avail. It happens sometimes and not others. So I've decided the best thing I can do is pull it from the shelf and work on a new cream/mousse formula.

I'm hoping to get this ready and up for sale in time for the fall weather to kick in as long as I can get the recipe formulated and tested before then!

I'll keep you posted in the coming weeks!

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause any of you! I know some of you are die hard Body Mousse users so I'll try to come up with something as equally good, if not better!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Shane Wyatt Davis is here!

He's Here!!!!
Shane Wyatt Davis
Born: July 8th at 1:32pm
Weight: 8lbs 12 oz
Length: 20 inches

Meet our newest little peanut! He is simply perfect isn't he? :0) Ok so I'm bias! I can't help it! Shane was due to arrive on the 8th sometime past 6pm because the doctor was suppose to induce me. However, Shane seems to get his patience from me because I woke up Thursday morning at 3:30 am with what I thought were contractions but kept thinking that was impossible because that was not the predetermined plan! There was a plan you know! :)

So I did lots of things that morning trying to stop the contractions, lying down, drinking water, eating etc. Nothing was working. The contractions were 13 minutes apart so I wasn't really sure that it was labor anyway. Sometime around 6:30 I got a little sick in the bathroom and then my contractions went from 13 minutes apart to 7 minutes apart immediately! PANIC set in! I woke up my husband who woke up the kids and started getting everyone ready to go. I called my parents who had just gotten back from Florida the night before to come pick up the kids from the hospital (sorry if I made you panic Dad). I can't imagine what it's like to hear your daughter have a contraction on the phone! They made it there lightening fast which was great because my husband was pulling double duty trying to be with me and keep an eye on our other two in the "family room" across the hall from my room.

After that it was a piece of cake! We arrived at the hospital at 8:00am and he was born just 5 1/2 hours later! I did have to get an epidural though, I didn't know it would go so fast otherwise I might have just went natural - NOT! It was literally so painful that I was begging for the epidural! :0) Of course I got it and five minutes later my water broke and then 45 minutes later he was born!

He is a good baby and very content as long as his diaper is clean and his belly is full. We are getting a routine down and once that is established, I'll incorporate soap making into the mix. I can't wait until I can start up again! The last few weeks of my pregnancy I was too miserable to make stuff and now that he is here -it's just a matter of balancing time and work.

I am hoping to add some new products when I reopen as well - tinted Lip Butter are first, and Vegetable Based Deodorant is next. I'm still working on a replacement for my Body Mousse recipe. I have not been able to correct the issue I was having so I'm starting from scratch. I'm also going to work on a Cold Process Olive Oil based soap. Not a true castille soap (although that is in the future plan) but a soap with the main ingredient being Olive Oil.

I have not decided exactly when I will reopen, it is looking like it'll be at least the middle of August. I'll keep you updated in the next couple of weeks about this!

Thank you all so much for all the patience and understanding during my pregnancy! I really appreciate it!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

24 hours to go.......Am I ready?

Let's see...
Car Seat.........Check
Suitcase Packed..Check

Those are the essentials I need for the hospital and the first couple days right? So I should be ready then, except that I'm not! I was just telling my husband last night how nervous I am about having this baby and he likes to say one of two things, "Well it's a little late now" or "You really don't have a choice honey" which is true, there is only one way this little guy can get out and unforetunately for me - it's gonna hurt!

When my daughter was born, I swore I could have 7 kids if their pregnancies and labor were all like hers. When my son was born I told my husband I didn't want anymore kids cause the last 2 months were very painful and he weighed almost 9 lbs at birth (I'll spare you the details). But no matter what they felt like, I didn't *know* when they would arrive. I didn't have time to dwell on the painful thoughts of labor or worry about things that could happen!

With this baby, all I can do is worry and dwell on it and that is only because I know without a doubt that at 1:00pm tomorrow, I will enter the hospital and they will begin prepping me to be induced. I will sit there for 5 hours hooked up to an IV that will pump me full of antibiotics and then at approzimately 6:00pm they will somehow induce labor. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Ok - I feel better! LOL

Sometimes it just helps to get that off your chest right?! I know it'll all be fine and worrying or panicing won't do anyone an ounce of good but when else am I suppose to do? Mothers worry best don't we? I really just can't wait to meet him and to show him off to everyone!

While we did not plan for this to happen, I am so grateful that it has. I am looking forward to the firsts that will happen all over again with this little guy! I cannot wait!

So this is it, I have to clean up the house and prepare for the rest of my family to be without me for as many as 3 days plus pack and make sure we have everything we need. I will get a picture post up just as soon as I can once I get back from the hospital!

Wish me luck and thank you all for your support!


Our son Jack at 2 months old - now 6 years old.
Our daughter Rachel at 3 months old - now 8 years old.
They just grow up too fast...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Back from the Doctor

I went this afternoon and she informed me that I am dialated to 2 cms and the baby is REAL low. He is ready to make his debute!

So - if you're looking for me or trying to contact me and you don't hear from me within 24 hours, I'm probably in labor! :0)

We are hoping to hold off until the 8th or 9th but you know how these things happen!

Thanks for all the well wishes and I'll keep you up to date!

Monday, June 28, 2010

9 Days and counting!

I can't believe that there are only 9 days before we get to meet this little guy! I'm so excited! It hasn't been the easiest of my 3 pregnancies but as some wonderful people keep reminding me, it will all be worth it in the end and once he's here, I'll forget all about the pain and uncomfortable stuff! :0)

The nursery is done and the crib is set-up, clothes and gifts have been put away, diapers have been stacked, baby food (I like to stock up on that stuff) has been arranged in the pantry, and now we are just waiting for the big day to arrive.

At my last doctors appointment everything was going well. I go back to the doctor on today for an exam and if I'm at all ready to give birth, she'll put me in the hospital on Thursday (6/8) evening and they'll begin inducing me on Friday (6/9).

I guess we should really work on picking a name now! What a process! :0)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Maternity Leave has begun!

WOW!! I can't believe I get to say this already, but I'm on Maternity Leave until at least the first week in August! I'm so excited! There is still so much to do in the next 3 weeks before the little guy arrives not to mention planning and throwing a birthday bash for my son who will be 6 on Thursday. Hope it's not too hot!

I am shipping the last of my orders out this afternoon so everyone's items will be on there way to you today. I will also be checking my e-mail at least every morning if not more often throughout the day.

I will keep you posted on my condition through this blog and of course the Facebook Fan Page so if you haven't signed up already drop by and say hi! I will also send a newsletter out once the baby is born and of course about a week before I open up shop again.

You can sign up for the newsletter on the left-hand side of this blog.

If you need anything or have any questions feel free to contact me!!

Thank you so much for your patience and understanding!!! I hope I get to see you all sometime in August!!


Saturday, June 19, 2010

Last SNS for a few months!

Tonight I've decided to do an SNS (Saturday Night Special) in my Etsy Shop.

Take 20% Off your entire order*! Use coupon code 62010 in the notes to seller during checkout. I can either send you a revised invoice or you can pay with Paypal and I will issue you a refund!

*Cannot be combined with any other offers, coupons, or promos. Discount cannot be applied to Clearance items or shipping charges.

I will combine shipping and refund anything over $1.50 of the actual shipping costs.

I will be closing both my shop and my website early tomorrow (6-20-10) for Maternity Leave. I am being induced on the 9th of July and we still have so much to get done before the baby arrives.

I will let everyone know when I return! Be sure to sign up for the mailing list, follow me on twitter, or "like" me on Facebook in order to get the latest information first!

Thanks everyone!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

MATERNITY LEAVE begins 6/20/10

It's almost time!! I'm so excited and anxious I could scream with delight - but I won't :0) With the hot summer already under way (high of 89 today) and only 21 days left until they induce me and my new bundle of joy arrives I've decided to take the next few weeks off and make sure that I am completely ready for this baby to arrive!

Beginning Sunday 6-20-10 at midnight I will close my Etsy Shop and my Website. I will re-open them both as soon as I've adjusted to life with a newborn (oh and healed a bit). I'm hoping it will be within the first week or two of August, but I just won't know until then!

Please make sure you either sign up for my newletter or click that little button in my Etsy shop that will notify you when my shop reopens. I will give a heads up to everyone before I open by sending a newletter, tweeting, blogging, and posting a note on Facebook.

If you have any questions, please let me know!

Thank you so much for your support and understanding! Hope I'll see you all again in August!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

ONE DAY SALE - 20% OFF Everything*

For the next 24 hours, I will be having a 20% off sale on both my website and my Etsy shop.

All you have to do is place an order for your favorite Rachel Rene products and if at my Etsy shop just type "MAY2010" in the notes to seller box and I can either send you a new invoice that will reflect the discount or, you can pay using Paypal and I will issue you a refund for the discounted amount!

If you're shopping from my Website, you can just type the discount code "MAY2010" into the voucher box at the bottom of the first checkout page and click the recalculate button so you can see the discount applied!

I will combine the shipping on any orders from both my Etsy shop and Website. I will also refund any shipping charges over $1.00 of the actual shipping cost on all orders!

This discount cannot be applied to shipping charges or clearance items. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

Thanks so much!

Don't forget to sign up for my newsletter or "like" me on Facebook - I will be hosting a special EVERY week through June 20th when I go on maternity leave!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Random thoughts from the pregnant mind!

Ok maybe not so "random". I think it is an extension of the whole "nesting" thing that happens at the end of pregnancy.

I have this uncontrollable need to declutter and organize EVERYTHING in my life right now. It started with moving the kids rooms around and cleaning out their toy boxes and closets. I have now thrown out and donated about half of stuff in my house!

I'm now working on my work shop and business in general! I am committing myself to 25 "regular" fragrances and then having other fragrances that will be seasonal, experiments, limited edition and so on. This came about because several of the fragrances I currently carry have been discontinued by my supplier and I can't find a similar one anywhere else!

All my products will be available in these 25 select fragrances but not right away, I'm working on restocking everything now (which is a tedious task) and plan to have my new line ready to roll by the time I reopen shop in August after maternity leave.

Here's the tentative list:
Almond, Aloha, Black Raspberry Vanilla, Carnival, Chocolate Bar, Creamy Orange Coconut, Eucalyptus & Spearmint, French Vanilla, Green Tea & Cucumber, Lavender, Lemongrass, Lilacs in Bloom, Lumberjack, Mango Papaya, Oakmoss, Oatmeal Milk & Honey, Patchouli, Pure Rain, Rhubarb Al Fresco, Rosemary Mint, Sandalwood, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Sweet Grass, Vanilla Spice, and White Ginger & Amber. I will also be carrying all the products in an unscented type.

I'm also thinking of adding a new line to my Lip Butters. What do you think of Tinted Lip Butters? I will still carry all my Lip Butters as they are now, and I'll have the Lip Pots, but I'm considering adding Lip Tints to my line! These would use the same amazing formula that I use now but with some rich color that will enhance your lips natural color. I'd love to hear your opinion!

What else was I thinking about today? Oh yeah, I sent out the May issue of my newsletter and it is FULL of some awesome deals that will be coming up over the next month starting with a coupon code to get 20% Off your next order now through the 22nd and the only way to know what the codes are, is to sign up for it!

That's it for now - I'm sure I'll have a whole list of things to talk about tomorrow but I'll try to spread them out for you! :0)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day! 20% OFF

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mom's out there! As a mother of 2 (#3 on the way) I know how hard you work!

So, today and tomorrow only take 20% off your entire order at by using coupon code "MOM2010" during checkout!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at or leave a comment here and I'll respond! And thank you so much!!!!!!!!


Saturday, May 1, 2010

SNS – Saturday Night Special 5/1/10



SNS – Saturday Night Special May 1, 2010

15% OFF ALL ORDERS – see shop announcement

I’ll send a refund via Paypal for the discount or if you’d prefer a revised invoice just add a note in the “Notes to Seller” box during checkout!

Soaps, Shaving Bars, Body Mousse, Lip Butters, Souffle Soaps and more!

Cannot be combined with any other coupons, promos, or discounts.

SNS discount cannot be applied to items marked “CLEARANCE” or to any shipping charges.



Monday, April 26, 2010


My day job that is..... :0)

I've entered the 7th glorious month of pregnancy and while for the most part everything is going well (if you don't count the daily injections I now have to give myself for a blood disorder) I've found it increasingly harder to be on my feet all day long at work.

I decided that I would quit my day job to not only rest my legs and feet and give my body some much needed relaxation before the kids are out of school and the baby comes but also to focus on getting Rachel Rene Bath & Body back on track and creating more. IT is now my full-time job and will be until my husband forces me to go and get another job when this baby goes to school! :0)

So in regards to that, I spent all weekend taking inventory and listing all the missing items in my Etsy Shop. All remaining Lip Butter Tubes and Round Bath Bombs are being listed this morning and this afternoon. As well as Lotion Bars, Soaps, Souffles, and Body Mousse that will be listed throughout the week as I get them typed up and photographed.

I'm also working on getting the new lotion bottles with pumps! I'll keep you updated on that in the future!

More to come soon!!!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Cast your vote for Lotion Bottles!

What do you prefer your lotion to come in?

A free standing bottle with a pump?

A squeeze bottle that stands upside down and has a flip top lid?

OR A squeeze bottle that stand right-side up with a push cap?

I'm looking into offering a decadent lotion in my line, but I'd like to know what you would prefer the packaging to be.

Please vote for your choice by checking the box on the right side of the screen!


Thursday, March 25, 2010

New Souffle Soaps Added to Etsy Shop!

Lavender, Mango Papaya, and Green Tea & Cucumber Souffle Soaps, in both 8oz jars and 2oz jars have been added to mysy Shop Etsy and my Website!

They are so awesome!!!! Seriously all you need is a tiny bit about the size of a dime on a bath pouf and HOLY MOLY you won't believe the amount of luxurious scented bubbles!

I'll be restocking Black Raspberry Vanilla, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie and Creamy Orange Coconut later on today.

I'll also be adding new scents such as Cucumber Melon, Pecan Pie, and Red Velvet Cake with Jojoba Beads within the next few days!

Enjoy and I hope your day is full of good scents!! :0)


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Website Grand Opening Giveaway!

SHOPRACHLERENE.COM is Open For Business!!!


All orders are getting something special!!!

Orders up to $25 get 2 FREE Bath Bomb Cubes or a Lip Butter Tube or Pot

Orders of $25 - $50 get your choice of a FREE Soap or 2oz Body Mousse

Orders of $50 - and up get your choice of a FREE Soap and 2oz Body Mousse, an 8oz Souffle Soap, or a 4oz Body Mousse and a Lip Butter Tube/Pot or a Bath Bomb Cube

So come on over and check out my new website and let me know what you think! I would love some feedback on it, especially if you order something - I'd like to hear how easy the shopping cart was to use and if I can make any improvements!!

And visit my Facebook Fan Page

Monday, March 15, 2010

New Bath Bombs are on the way!

I've been working on the new Bath Bomb Cubes and am looking forward to unveiling them to you soon.

However, since I've still got some round Bath Bombs in stock, I decided to discount them and add them to my Clearance Section as well. These Bath Bombs are the last remaining ones I have so the quantities are limited.

I will also be adding the last of my Lotion Bars to this section too so look for those too!


Sunday, March 7, 2010

2 Old Favorites Back in My Soap Shop!

Eucalyptus & Spearmint Cold Process Handmade Soap - Click Here to check it out!

Vanilla Spice Cold Process Handmade Soap - Click Here to check it out!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

More Baby News!

IT'S A BOY!!!!!!

How's that for news? We had the ultrasound today and found out that we'll be having a bouncing baby boy! We are very excited and can't wait to start picking out names!

Big sister and big brother are also very excited!

More news coming regarding Rachel Rene Bath & Body soon!