Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Big Changes While I am Waiting

There have been many big changes around my soaping workshop lately - the least of them is my inventory is way up!  That is because my sales have been way down..........pout.  I figure God is giving me some down time to get organized and get some things done.  So, while I am waiting.....

What have I done?

Well......I became incorporated!  I am now Faith, Soaps & Love, LLC!!!  Woot!

And......I started my own website!  I still sell on Etsy but now purchases can be made at www.faithsoapsandlove.com

And.......I became a member of The Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild!  I know, who knew there was such a thing, right?!  The Guild is the only international non-profit trade association serving the handcrafted soap industry.



And.......I completely organized my soap room!  I can now grab bars of soap to fill orders without moving around dozens of baskets to find the right ones!  Here is my soap wall:



And.....I have made tons and tons of soap! Here is what the curing rack looked like a couple days ago....it is even more full now! 



So, while I am waiting for sales to pick up, I am reminded of this fabulous song by John Waller.  Here is a link to the song and below are the lyrics.

While I'm Waiting | John Waller

I'm waiting
I'm waiting on You, Lord
And I am hopeful
I'm waiting on You, Lord
Though it is painful
But patiently, I will wait

I will move ahead, bold and confident
Taking every step in obedience
While I'm waiting
I will serve You
While I'm waiting
I will worship
While I'm waiting
I will not faint
I'll be running the race
Even while I wait

I'm waiting
I'm waiting on You, Lord
And I am peaceful
I'm waiting on You, Lord
Though it's not easy
But faithfully, I will wait
Yes, I will wait
I will serve You while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting
I will serve You while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting
I will serve you while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting on You, Lord

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Soap of the Month Club!

Are you looking for the perfect birthday gift for your mom?  How about for your best friend?  I have an awesome solution to your problem!

How about my Soap of the Month Club!  I have a 6 Month Club and a 12 Month Club


Every month I will mail a different soap to you or to your gift recipient!  It is a gift that keeps on giving for months and months!

Please consider my Soap of the Month Club!

tracy
Faith, Soaps & Love

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Movie of my current soaps!

I was playing around with Windows Live Movie Maker last night and made this short movie of all my current soaps!  I hope you enjoy it!  Tracy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PFoyh6kSGM


Saturday, April 14, 2012

Video of me cutting soap

I purchased a fancy, dancy soap cutter a while back called The Tank!

I love, love, love it!  Here is a video of me cutting two different soaps with my new baby!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNlCgo-9ggk

Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend!

I took some time out of soaping to go kayaking with my husband.  Here is a picture of when we started:


....and here is one as we were ending.....something wicked this way come!


Hope you enjoy the video!  Tracy

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Solid Lotion Bars Abound!

The latest craze in my shop is Solid Lotion Bars!  What is a solid lotion bar you ask?!  Well, let me tell you!

It is the answer to dry skin!  It is exactly what the title indicates!  It is lotion but in a solid form.  My lotion bars come wrapped in plastic wrap and in a resealable plastic bag.  I utilize the wrappings to hold the lotion while I rub it on my body.  The heat from your skin warms up the lotion bar and begins moisturizing immediately!  My lotion bars are made from a combination of oils (Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Beeswax) and fragrance oil!

One of my customers raved about how my lotion bars "de-Shreked" her feet!  I love that kind of feedback!





Here are a few of the scents I currently offer in solid lotion bars:

Dragons Blood

Cotton & Blossoms

Gardenia

Lavender

Vanilla

I have about 20 scents currently available in my shop, Faith, Soaps & Love so please stop by!

tracy








Wednesday, March 21, 2012

I bet you guys thought I forgot how to log in to post a blog!  Sorry about my absence - I will try and post more often!

Today I thought I would highlight a few of my soaps that are perfect for spring time (this is also called Soap Porn!  lol)  Soap makes a fabulous Easter gift or hostess gift!

Lavender Soap:






Jasmine Soap:




Lily of the Valley:




Mermaid Kisses:


Summer Fling:


These are just a few of the soaps currently in my shop, Faith, Soaps & Love.

Stop by and smell the choices!

tracy








Monday, February 6, 2012

Soap Give Away!

Who doesn't love free soap?

Sign up at HandmadeMN for your chance(s) to win a soap sampler from my shop!


You will get 6 half bars of soap - you choose which ones!

Good luck!

tracy