Wednesday, January 25, 2017

And The Winner Is........



Faith, Soaps & Love sold a lot of soap in 2016 - thank you!  I thought you might like to see what our best sellers of 2016 were.  Below are the top 10 selling soaps of 2016 - is YOUR favorite on the list?

10.       Three Wise Men - When Jesus was born, the Magi presented frankinscense and myrrh and gold to Him. These valuable items were standard gifts to honor a king or deity in the ancient world: gold as a precious metal, frankinscense as perfume or inense, and myrrh as an anointing oil.  Three Wise Men was crafted to convey this gifting. It is a wonderful, comforting combination of frankinscense, myrrh, patchouli, and sandalwood.

Three Wise Men


9.            Lavender - Sure, you could buy any old soap but why? You are not here to settle and neither are we! It is time to relax! Release the tensions of the day with with lavender essential oil soap.

Lavender


8.            Naked - Naked shampoo? You heard me right! For all you purists out there, this is a completely unscented, untinted shampoo bar that will leave your hair amazingly clear of all the silicones that standard shampoos leave on your hair. This works equally well as a soap too - it is not just for hair! The lather is amazing. This soap is a must have for those who are scent sensitive.

Naked


7.         Amazing Grace - Grace is one of the most amazing gifts we have been given! So why not name this amazing soap Amazing Grace?! It is one of my personal favorites and one I always recommend to people when they are buying gifts.  The scent is comprised of Italian bergamot and sparkling lemon that are sweetened with freshly picked citron and neroli. A white floral jasmine, orange blossom and rose are blended with sheer musk and cedarwood. It is, in a word, Amazing!

Amazing Grace


6.         Midnight Pomegranate - The relaxed feeling of cuddling up on the couch in front of a roaring fire with a kitty (or two) on your lap and a steaming cup of tea in your hand has been captured in this handcrafted soap!  With notes of pomegranate, twists of orange and a touch of cinnamon and vanilla, you will be wisked away to the couch in your imagination!

Midnight Pomegranate


5.         Beloved - When you were growing up, your mother probably wore this amazing, high end perfume (Ch*n*l). The scent still brings me back to when I was a kid and my parents were getting ready to go out on the town.  Beloved is a highly complex fragrance begins with top notes of fresh floral ylang ylang, rose petals, jasmine. This is followed by lovely base notes of vetiver and sandalwood. I am just in love with this soap!

Beloved


4.         Orange & Clove - Do you remember way back when, when people poked whole cloves in oranges for an amazing scented household decoration? Well, that is exactly what this soap smells like! It will bring you back to your childhood.  It is made with orange and clove essential oils and colored with natural botanicals so this is a 100% natural soap.

Orange & Clove


3.            Positive Energy - We could all use more positive energy in our lives and this soap is an easy way to get some! Positive Energy is a stimulating blend of citrus (grapefruit, lemon and lime) along with hints of fresh cucumber and jasmine, and a touch of pineapple, blackberry and champagne. It is certainly an exciting and uplifting mixture of scents!

Positive Energy


2.         Oatmeal Stout - As seen in Food & Wine.com slide show!  This is the soap that makes my husband cry every time I make it! Not because he doesn't like it; no.....he cries because I use amazing Superior Brewing Sir Duluth Oatmeal Stout Beer made in Duluth, Minnesota to make it! If you ever want to see a man cry, just pop open some of this beer, pour it into a pan & start to boil it!

The fragrance of this soap is positively edible! It is a full bodied and smooth beer fragrance blended with creamy oatmeal, orange peel, butterscotch, farm-fresh milk, nutty almond and rich vanilla. Are you salivating yet? Of coarse, there is plenty of beer in there too! To top it all off, there is finely ground oatmeal in the top (white foam) portion of the soap to give it a good head.

Oatmeal Stout



 And the number one selling soap for Faith, Soaps & Love in 2016 was...........




1.         The Perfect Man - Imagine, if you will, a man who is confident, trustworthy, successful, romantic, sexy, sensual, daring, with a great sense of humor. Would you call that...The Perfect Man?   This scent is similar to Blue de Chanel. It uses only the finest, expensive fragrance notes; it begins with fresh, daring notes of Japanese grapefruit, bergamot, and lemon; followed by middle notes of peppercorn, ginger, jasmine, aquatic marine notes, and a hint of peppermint; sitting on expensive base notes of natural patchouli, cedar, vetiver, labdanum, and frankincense. Now this is The Perfect Man!  While there is only one Perfect Man (Jesus), this soap will make your man (or yourself!) smell amazing! I do not guarantee it will make him perfect, it will just help him smell perfect!

The Perfect Man

Hopefully you have tried at least one or two of these!  Be sure to include a couple with your next order.  Now......go wash your hands!

Blessings,

Tracy



Saturday, January 7, 2017

Soap Soap and more Soap!

Soaping in 2017 is off with a bang!  I have much more to do to get all my restocks done and get all kinds of fun spring and summer soaps made!  It certainly is the most fun part of my job.

Here is a little taste of what I have been up to:


Black Raspberry Vanilla 


























Turn every bath or shower into a decadent experience and unwind with this deliciously sweet Black Raspberry Vanilla soap.  An enticing and fruity blend of blackberries and raspberries are combined with bergamot, pear, plum wine, vanilla orchid and musk - it is so amazing it will take you straight to nirvana! Let the amazing lather of this artfully handcrafted soap clean both your body and soul.

Lily of the Valley
Breathe in a bouquet of Lily of the Valley blossoms for a feeling of quiet serenity.

 
Mermaid Kisses
Mermaid Kisses is when ocean mist, sea salt, and feminine florals combine! This fragrance begins with top notes of ocean mist, sea moss, and dewy cyclamen petals; followed by middle notes of geranium flower, water mint, and coriander seed; sitting on base notes of white cedarwood and earthy vetyver.

Coconut Dreams
 Image yourself on a deserted tropical island...............this soap will take you there! The scent is a tropical twist of coconut milk & cool vanilla and is a perfect little mental escape from reality!




Blackberry Almond
Blackberry Almond is my own blend of a strong and true almond fragrance and a ripe juicy sweet blackberry fragrance. It is absolutely amazing yet not overpowering.


Naked (Shampoo/Soap)

Naked shampoo? You heard me right! This is a completely unscented, untinted shampoo bar that will leave your hair amazingly clear of all the silicones that standard shampoos leave on your hair. This works equally well as a soap too - it is not just for hair!



Until next time, remember....

Wash your hands and say your prayers cuz Jesus and germs are everywhere!

Blessings,

Tracy
Faith, Soaps & Love