Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Changes in Price Coming Soon....

Unfortunately due to the rising cost of supplies and shipping, you'll start to see some increases in prices before the beginning of next week.  Know that I do try to keep my prices competitive, while also making sure that my costs are covered.  I never raise prices just to raise prices. 

Products on the rise: Body Mousse 2oz & 4oz,  Mask Therapy 2oz and .5oz Samples, Vegan Deodorant Sticks, Silky Body Lotion (all sizes), Whipped Cream Soap 2oz, and Roll-On Perfume Oils.  (Any Gift Sets or Combo packs containing these products may see an increase as well)

Products that are going down in price:
Skin Dessert Refreshing Body Mist 2oz and 4oz, Vegan Lip Balms, Beeswax Lip Butter and Herbal Skin Toner 5oz. (Any Gift Sets or Combo Packs containing these product may see a decrease as well)

All other products will remain the same.  I will begin changing the prices today and hopefully get them all switched out before the end of the week. 

I do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.  If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.

Friday, November 23, 2012

The Black Friday - Cyber Monday sale is underway!

Save 15% OFF all in-stock items now through 10:00pm CST Monday November 26th!
Limited Quantities Available so grab what you need while supplies last!
Use coupon code BLACK2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Black Friday Sale Information

First and foremost, I would like to say Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!  I hope you have a wonderful day and have many, many reasons to be thankful!  That brings me to my next point, this year I am truly thankful for my job and all of the amazing people I have met in the past year!  I feel very blessed to have been able to take on the STW line and begin some new product adventures and NON of this would have been possible without all of you!  You all stuck with me through the mind changing and organizing and computer problems I've had this year and for that I could not be more grateful!!  SO, my sincerest Thanks go to you! 

OK - now on to the fun, not so mushy stuff!  This years Black Friday - Cyber Monday event begins this evening (Thursday 11/22) at 11:00pm CST and runs through 10:00pm CST on Monday 11/26!  I will post the code tonight on Facebook, here on the blog, through Twitter and of course in the Etsy shop.  It will give you 15% off all in stock products!! 

During the sale, I will not be able to take reserved listings or custom orders due to the limited quantities of each product, it will be on a first come, first serve basis.  I will be adding things and relisting items as my supply inventory allows.  So, if something you wanted sold out, check back through out the weekend and if it is restocked, grab it up and I will combine shipping for all your orders and refund any shipping over charges like always!! 

All orders from this sale will begin shipping Monday so I'll be able to go through all of them and check for multiple orders, however if you do make multiple orders, it would help me out a lot if you add a note in the message box during checkout! :) 

If you have any questions, you can always contact me through Etsy or my e-mail at or even through Facebook and Twitter! 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Vegan Deodorants: Did you know......

Do you need another reason why our Vegan Deodorant Sticks are amazing?  Well, here's one I completely failed to tell you about! 

I use a bio-based propylene glycol which is typically derived from soy bean or corn! 

The manufactorer creates a renewable, biobased propylene glycol that meets USP and USDA Certified Biobased Product Label standards. It has also earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label, ensuring the product contains 100% biobased content. 

This particular propylene glycol has been utilized in our deodorant since December 2011.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Hurricane Sandy effects my suppliers.......

I've received notice yesterday and today that some of my suppliers are unable to fill certain product orders due to their manufacturers being affected by Hurricane Sandy.  Some are without power still and cannot fill/process supply orders at all. 

I do not know how long it will be before they are back up and running and shipping supplies to my suppliers or even what ingredients/supplies will be out of stock yet.  I have been told that numerous fragrances *MAY* run out of stock and could be out of stock for quite some time. 

One product for sure that will not be making it's debut on the 12th is the Bubble Bars I have been raving about for weeks.  I'm told that the ingredients I ordered last week will not be arriving until the 14th at the earliest.  So, unfortunately, it will be around the the 21st -25th before Bubble Bars are listed in the shop :(

As for fragrances, I cannot order them from anyone else as they are not all created equal.  I do have a enough for now but I'm not sure how long they will last or if they do run out, when they will be back in stock. 

I'm giving everyone a heads up that it could be weeks before things get moving again so if there is a particular scent that you are almost out of or were thinking of ordering, you may want to grab it now while it is in stock. 

I will be going through the site this evening and pulling any items that are not physically in stock right now as well as posting any that are in stock and not listed. 

I apologize for future delays this may cause but I've been assured that once things are back to normal, all supplies will be available again.

Thanks everyone and while this may be a bump in the road I'm grateful that the suppliers I use gave me a heads up and were not more harshly affected by the storms!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

I'm Closing the Website and going BACK to ETSY!

Happy Saturday Everyone!  I will not bore you with all the disappointing administrative details when it comes to why I have decided to close the website and move everything to ETSY.  In all honesty I'm am actually very heart broken over this because I really LOVE the way my website looks!  However just because something is pretty on the outside doesn't mean it is pretty on the inside!  FIRST OF ALL there are no security issues or privacy issues or anything like that so don't fret!  It is strictly administrative reasons that I've decided to go back to ETSY.

I would like to point out that the straw that broke this camels back was when I noticed this morning that several of my listings on my website are gone!  I have no idea what happened or how they dissappeared but they did.  This happened about 3-4 weeks ago and I just assumed it was a user error and I did something that caused them to dissappear.  I KNOW this is not the case now!  So, I've decided that enough is enough and while ETSY may not be perfect it is where I have always been and where you've always been able to find me and your favorite products so I'm sticking with what I know best and that is ETSY!

So as of October 31st (just 4 days from now) the website will be closed and the ETSY Shop will be full of everything!  I warn you though, there will be an overwhelming amount of products in my shop!!!  This may actually be a good thing though!  :)

The reason I am not waiting longer is because website maintenance fees are due on the 1st and I would rather not waste my hard earned money right now! 

If you have any questions or need anything at all, please feel free to contact me here, on Facebook, through ETSY's convo system or at

Thank you EVERYONE for being supportive when I changed to the website and I hope you don't mind the flip flop that I am doing right now but I promise you this is the last time I will do this!!! :)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Busy Busy Busy - Just the way I like it!

In the past two weeks, I have been crazy busy getting ready for the big 2-Day show this past weekend and filling orders, working on new things that I have been totally neglecting my blog!  So, I thought I'd pop in over here and give you a heads up on what I've got planned and what's going on for the next few weeks!

I recently closed the Etsy Shop, but I've decided that within the next few days, I will re-open it as a "Sample Shop".  I'll be carrying everything in sample sized containers in the Etsy Shop as well as some specialty items, gift sets and overstock.  The Website will be where all Full-Sized products are carried as well as regular items and pretty much all the above as well! 

With the holidays fast approaching I will be stocking both sites with numerous things over the next few weeks!!  I'm very excited about this year, I have loads of fun ideas!

Here's a look at my to-do list for the next 7-10 days:
Regular Work Load Items:
  • Unpack and inventory remaining craft show items (haven't had time for that yet! :/ )
  • Clean/Oraganize studio and office (A bomb went off last week in both rooms and someone should call hazmat cause it's bad!)
  • Place a few orders for supplies
  • Photograph/List missing products for Website
  • List Gift Sets on both sites
  • Restock the Etsy Shop with new goodies for everyone to try
  • Add new Fall Soaps to the site
NEW Things I want to work on this week:
  • Bubble Bar recipes (all the supplies arrived last week but I was too busy to play with them)
  • Shimmering Body Lotion recipe (Inspired by a friends suggestion this weekend I'm going to make some this week! Think Glitter Hands!)
  • Sparkling Lip Balm (Glitter Lips YAY!)
  • New Whipped Cream Soaps
  • I want to create single listings for the Bath Bombs as well!  But I have to make all new Bath Bombs because I sold them all this weekend :)
I think there was more but I can't remember!  Oh well - I love a busy and full week!  What does everyone else have planned for this week?  Anyone going for pumpkins yet?  We have plans to go out on Saturday with my whole family to pick pumpkins and apples at the orchard like we do every year!!  I'm so excited!!! :)

If you ever need anything but can't find it listed on the site, please contact me!  I love to do custom orders and will help get you what you need as best I can - this goes for specific fragrances too!  :)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Fall Scents are here!

Ok FINALLY I have gotten all the fall scents in and listed everything up on the site, with the exception of a couple miscellaneous deodorants and Shaving Soap bars.  This is the finalized list of Fall Fragrances that are available:

Sweet and warm roasted almonds with subtle hints of vanilla and butter.

Apples N Spice
Sweet and juicy red apples coated in a spicy blend of cinnamon and cloves.

Brown Sugar & Fig
A complex blend of fresh figs, fruits, milk, florals caramel, vanilla and musk.

Caramel Apple
Juicy red apples dipped in thick homemade caramel sauce.

Cranberry Crunch
Tart cranberries roasting in sugar, juice and spices in a crumbly buttery biscuits.

Pumpkin Pie
A delicious blend of buttery, flaky crust and sweet creamy pumpkin fabulously spiced with cinnamon, clove and rum.
Rhubarb Pie
Sweet strawberries & tart rhubarb in a buttery pie crust straight from the oven.

Spiced Orange & Clove
A spicy pairing of zesty orange peel, waves of clove with supporting notes of ginger and just a touch of cinnamon.
You will note that "Pumpkin Spice" is not on the list.  I have switched it out with Pumpkin Pie because they are very similar and the supplier I was getting Pumpkin Spice from no longer carries it and I wasn't really thrilled with their substitute. 
I know some were really looking forward to the Pumpkin Spice and I hope that you will find the Pumpkin Pie just are wonderful - if not more! :)
In other exciting news - Fall Shaving Bars have all been made Vegan Friendly!! :)  They are still packed with Kaolin Clay to give you that extra slip your razor needs for a close shave while leaving skin smooth and soft!  
You can find all of our Fall Products under the Fall Scents category on our website at or by clicking here!
Thanks everyone!  ENJOY!! :)

Sunday, September 2, 2012


As most of you already know, I've been working very hard for the past few weeks on building a website.  I am so excited to tell you that it is now open for business!  It's been a painstaking process but every minute was worth it because the design and functionality of the site are exactly what I wanted. 

Grand Opening Sale

The Grand Opening Sale is only good on the website and cannot be used in the Etsy Shop.  However, any coupon codes that you may have that say they are good only in the Etsy Shop are now good on the new website as well AND you can combine them with the Grand Opening Sale to save even more!  Please note only one coupon code works on the website at a time.  

Also, I would like to point out that I currently only take Paypal on the website but if you want to pay by credit/debit card, you can do so from the Paypal page during checkout.  Instead of logging into your Paypal account, just scroll down a little and click that link that says "Don't have a Paypal account?" (see below)

And you can write up reviews and rate all of our products individually right on the site!  I really like this feature because nothing lets people know how a product performs better than having an actual customer who has bought and used it tell you!  Best of all you don't have to sift through hundreds of listings to find a review, they are right there on each individual product page underneath the title! 

A another key point I'd like to mention.  I will STILL refund any shipping over charges.  I'm working on figuring out the shipping calculator so that it will account for Flat Rate Envelopes and other bundled options. 

Also, in regards to the Etsy Shop, I will be keeping it open for at least the next week or so to make sure that the website is operating smoothly and working on any kinks that may be found but I do plan on closing it entirely by mid-September and I hope that you will all follow me over to the new website. 
Please contact me if you have any questions, concerns or problems using the new website or for any other reason! :) 

Friday, August 24, 2012

Fall Scents and a new Website!

I can't believe it is nearly the end of August already!!  This year has been a whirlwind and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon!  Things have been quiet around here this week because the kids have started school again but we haven't yet adjusted to the new schedule.  Hopefully next week will be better!

With Fall just around the corner, I know a lot of you are wondering when the Fall line will be in stock.  Well, you'll be happy to know that I plan to start adding items in the Fall scents in about 2 weeks!  So far, the following scents will be joining the club:

Apples N Spice
Caramel Apple
Cranberry Crunch
Pumpkin Spice
Spiced Orange & Clove

But that also means that some scents will be leaving! :(  The following Summer Scents will be making an exit before the end of September so stock up now! 

Fig & Dates
Iced Tea
Orange Sherbet
Sweet Blueberry
Watermelon Taffy

Before anyone sheds any tears, remember you can ALWAYS contact me directly and ask for any out of season fragrances in your favorite products and I can make them for you!  I just can't keep all of the scents in stock year round - my stock room is not big enough :)

In other news, I'm super excited to tell you that I have been spending the last 2 weeks building a new website.  While it's not ready just yet, I am hoping it'll be up and running in the next couple weeks.  It's a more complex website with features such as customer registration so you can log in and view your previous orders, make a wishlist, write reviews and rate products on each individual product page.  I'll keep you updated on it's progress!! :) 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Back to School Special

Back to School Special
10% Off Everything

Beginning at 6am August 8th through 6:00am August 11th visit

to save 10% off your entire order!  Prices will automatically be marked down and no coupon code will be necessary - however, if you have a valid coupon code you are welcome to use it to save even more!!

Sale not valid on custom or reserved or "Scent of the Month" listings, and only in-stock items are eligible.  First come first serve basis and I will be adding more stock during the duration of the 3 day sale.  So check back often and if you place multiple orders, I will combine the shipping for all your orders and refund any over charges.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me!!

Thank you and happy shopping everyone!! :)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012



Aloe & Summer Herbs

For the entire month of August, Aloe & Summer Herbs will be the Scent of the Month and each product within the shop will be marked down by $1.00!! 

You can find all of the product under the "Scent of the Month" section in my shop!!

There is a limited number of each item available!  In the newsletter sent yesterday, I said that I would be doing this every month but last night, I had a great thought, instead of "SCENT OF THE MONTH" I'm going to do a "PRODUCT OF THE WEEK" special!! 

SO - once the "Scent of the Month" has sold out, I will begin the "Product of the Week" Specials every Thursday Morning!!

I'll announce the specials here on the blog and on Facebook every week!  So stay tuned!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Happy Birthday Baby Boy!

Happy 2nd Birthday Wyatt!!

To celebrate - we're going to have cake and ice cream and a SALE of course!!

TODAY ONLY take 10% off your order with coupon code "WYATT2" at

Sale ends at midnight CST!!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Things to come at RRHQ....

Happy Monday Everyone!!  This post is a couple days late but that seems to be my luck as of late!! Much of the delays I'm having are from remodeling my studio and office.  New countertops are going in both, organizers and much more are finally taking shape and reinforcements (my mom and grams) are coming for a few days this week.

This is all in an effort to streamline my work spaces and make production, packaging and shipping much easier and more efficient. 

Once things are complete (and I get past the Farmer's Market this weekend) there will be lots of new things happening!  I'm not going to give any dates yet, because I want to make sure I'm all set before I make any promises but, here are a few things to come:

*Whipped Soaps (I think I finally got the consistency down)

*Giveaways!!!!  I'll be doing some on Facebook and here on the blog - they will be completely random and unexpected so make sure you are subscribed to the blog and the Facebook page! :)

*Multiples of items in stock.  Now that Etsy has allowed for sellers to list quatities of more than 1 without being charged listing fees for the multiples, I plan on making and listing multiples of everything in the shop so you can purchase as many as you'd like (or at least however many are listed) without needing to get a custom listing or revised invoice!!

*SALES!  Who doesn't love a sale?  I'm planning a "Back to School" sale for next month and I'm trying to put together a monthly promotion for a product/scent of the month discount.  More on that later though! :)

*And finally, tons of new products!!! :)  Once the rooms are finished and the market is over, I will be focusing my attention on getting a bunch of new things listed.  More on this later too! :)

Thanks to all of you for hanging in there with me while I get everything organized and situated!!  As always, let me know if you need anything or if there is anything you'd like to see in the shop!

I hope you all have a wonder and terrific day!! :)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Save Up To 50% Off

Beginning this afternoon select items will be marked down up to 50%!  Soaps, Lotions, Perfume Oils, Scrubs, Deodorants and more will be added to a special section in the shop and be marked WAY down!

Inventory is extremely limited!  Check the items individual listings to see if I have more in stock than what is available in the shop!  If you'd like more than what is listed of any product, please contact me and if possible, I will make a reserved listing for you!

I'll be using Facebook and Twitter to advertise what has been listed, prices, quantities and to keep in touch with all of you while listing items! :)

Because there is so much to list, I will gladly combine shipping if you place multiple orders.  I'll begin listing items this afternoon and continue listing items as quickly as possible through tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon/evening. 

You're probably curious as to why I'm doing this! Well, over the past few weeks, I've been working on new packaging, labels, products and fragrances and can't wait to debut them in the next couple weeks.  So, I need to make room in my stock room for all the new goodies I have in store for you!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Just a quick update.....

Hi Everyone!!  Just a quick note to let you all know that for now, all of our products will be available exclusively in our Etsy Shop.  With school letting out, little league starting and 3 kids at home full time for the summer, it just took up too much time to maintain and promote 2 sites. 

I've been adding tons of new things to the Etsy Shop and there is still lots, lots more to go!  Plus, I really want to work on adding some completely new products in the next few months. 

If you have any valid coupon codes, gift certificates or voucher codes that were meant for the website, please know that they will be honored in the Etsy Shop as well!  YAY!!!

If you have any questions or concerns just let me know!

Also - here's a little tid bit for everyone!  I'll be clearing out some inventory in about a week or two!  Huge discounts on select items and very limited inventory!  I'll send out a newsletter the night before I discount everything and put up posts on here, Facebook and Twitter the day I unveil them all! 

Thanks everyone!!!!  Can't wait to bring you some awesome new products and fragrances!! :)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Save 15% with the 3-Day Spring Break Sale

The 3-Day Spring Break Sale has Begun!!

We're kicking off our Spring Break with a special 3-day sale!  Beginning March 29th - March 31st you can save 15% by using coupon code "SPRINGBREAK2012"

The coupon code is good at both my ETSY Shop and my Direct Website.

Coupon code cannot be combined with any other coupons codes, on previous orders or on custom orders.  I will combine shipping on orders from both the website and Etsy shop if you purchase items from both.  Just drop me a note in the message box during checkout. 

To use the code on the website, enter the code in the "Voucher Code" box AND click the recalculate box.  Then continue with checkout. 

To get the latest news on sales, discounts, new products and more, sign up for my newsletter here on the blog, checkout the calender on my website home page or like my Facebook page!  

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Introducing Rachel Rene’s Customer Referral Program!

Now when you refer Rachel Rene Bath & Body to a friend, we’ll send you an exclusive coupon code for $5.00 off your next order when you’re friend makes their first purchase!

When referring a friend to Rachel Rene Bath & Body make sure they know your e-mail address and/or Etsy username so they can put it in the messages section during checkout so we know who and where to send the coupon code!  The codes are valid in our Etsy shop and on our direct website!!  However, for ETSY purchases only, put the coupon code in the messages to seller and I'll refund the $5.00 via Paypal.  Etsy's coupon system doesn't support dollar amounts only percentages and free shipping codes. 

Refer as many friends as you’d like with no limit on how many codes you can obtain! Please note that each coupon code can only be used once and that you can only use one coupon per order.

If you have any questions feel free to contact us!

Happy Shopping and Referring!

Monday, March 5, 2012

New Fragrance Category List - COMING SOON!

Since taking over the STW line, I've been racking my brain trying to figure out the best way to carry all of the fragrances from both STW and RR. With over 80 fragrances between the 2 lines it is impossible for me to keep them all in stock all the time. So the best solution to my dilemma was to create a Year Round line of 16 fragrances, a Men's Line of 7 fragrances and 4 seasonal lines (Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter). Each of the seasonal categories contains 12-18 scents.

Even though the scents will only be available during the season listed, you can still contact me to make your favorite scent year round. For example, Apples N Spice is available in the Fall from September-November. It's the middle of Summer and you really love that scent and want it in a Body Mousse but it's not listed. What to do? Just e-mail or convo me and I'll make it up just for you. So you'll still be able to order your favorite scents in your favorite products but you'll just have to contact me first if they are out of season.

Here's the breakdown of the 6 categories:
Year Round Aloe & Summer Herbs - Bamboo Grove - Black Raspberry Vanilla - Bourbon Vanilla - Butterfly Kisses - Chocolate Cupcake - Cold Beer (Shave Bar ONLY) - Eucalyptus & Spearmint - Green Tea & Cucumber - Lavender Honey -Lemon Cupcake - Oatmeal Milk & Honey - Pink Cupcake - Summertime - Vanilla Spice - Warm Embrace

Men's Scents Aquarius - Caspian - Drive - Esquire - Kaleidoscope - Malaki - Metro

Spring (March - May) Apple Tea - Creamy Orange Coconut - Fig & Dates - Flower Shoppe - Fresh Linen - Ice Cream - Iced Tea - Lavender - Lilacs in Bloom - Lily & Jasmine - Miss Red - Pure Rain - Sweet Blueberry - Sweet Grass - Sweet Pea - Wineberry

Summer (June - August) Berry Bombe - Carnival Ride - Coconut Custard - Forbidden - French Vanilla & Strawberry - Ginger Lemon & Sage - Island Girl - Kumquat - Lakeshore Ice - Lemongrass - Lemongrass Coconut - Mango Papaya - Orange Sherbet - Strawberry Shake - Tropical Vacation - Watermelon Taffy - Yuzu & Coconut

Fall (September - November) Almond - Apples N Spice - Bananarama - Brown Sugar & Fig - Caramel Apple - Cinnamon Stick - Cranberry Crunch - French Vanilla - Iced Cupcakes - Lumberjack - Pumpkin Pie - Pumpkin Spice - Sandalwood - Spiced Orange & Clove - Spiced Pumpkin Crème Brulee - Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Winter (December - February) Bad Moon - Brown Sugar Almond - Buttercream & Musk - Cherry Almond - Cinnamon Sugar - Hazelnut Cocoa - Oatmeal Cake - Rosemary Mint - Sugar Plum Fairy - Turkish Café - White Truffle Raspberry - Winter Grapefruit

And of course, I'll be adding an "Out of Season" category to my website and list products that I've made out of season or that are left over from the previous season.

You'll notice also that I've changed a few of the names in the Men's Category. I haven't updated the site/ETSY shop with the new names yet but will be doing so soon. I just wanted to give you all a heads up of the new fragrance plan before I implemented it. I hope to have it all in place by the end of the month.

And if you have any suggestions, questions or concerns - feel free to post them here or contact me directly!! :)

Thanks everyone for not only being amazing customers but for being patient with me while I adjust to, and organize, everything!! I truly appreciate it!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Rachel Rene Bath & Body's new addition.........

I'm very excited to finally let you all know that a new addition is coming to Rachel Rene Bath & Body! Jussara, the owner of Spa Therapy Works LLC on Etsy, has decided to close her shop and has offered me the opportunity to carry the entire product line including her custom scents under my brand! I'm extremely excited because STW's line is not only amazing in it's own right, it is a fresh and new product line that is different than what I currently offer! Here's a list of some of the new products coming:

Vegan Deodorants, Goat's Milk Shaving Bars, Body Mist, Silky Body Lotion (this is a lighter lotion than the Body Mousse I currently offer and comes in a bottle), a complete facial care line which includes Face Scrubs, Face Masks, Face Toners, Face Creams, and Goat's Milk Face Soaps. As well as Perfume Oil, Milk Baths, and Vegan Lip Balms!

As of January 14th, you'll start to see the bolded items above in the etsy shop and beginning the 23rd they'll be on my website! The entire product line will added to both sites by February 1st.

I'd like to thank all of STW's customers for being so gracious about the move and the warm welcome you've given me! I promise to offer you the same great products you've been getting with the amazing customer service that you deserve!

I can't wait to get started and if you have any requests of what to list first, feel free to let me know!

If you would like to see some of the descriptions and products coming to Rachel Rene Bath & Body feel free to check out STW's sold items here