Friday, August 29, 2008

Scam going around targeting soapers

On Wednesday I received an email from a Reverend Fred Williams wanting to place an order fro 180 soaps. Through continued email communication he increased the order to 540 soaps and he wanted the pricing excluding shipping. He claimed that they were to be sent to his late Uncle's orphanage in Ghana. He claimed that he had his own shipping company and for me to provide them the shipping details so they could give a quote on the shipping cost. He then wanted to pay me for the order and the shipping costs and for me to pay the shipping company. Of course, the only method of payment the shipping company took was Western Union. I thought something was just not right. He emailed me 2 credit cards for payment. I did not process them and called my processing company. They connected me with the security division and I explained what had happened and they confirmed that this is a common scam.

Today when I was on one of the soap groups I belong to, several other people had posted about this and had received the same email or communication just with a different Reverend's name. So I am posting this here to caution other soapers. They did not get anything from me and I don't want them to get anything from anybody else either.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Shave Ice Soap

My mom sent me a care package from Hawaii and in it was this soap.
It is cute. The package says it is a Rainbow Shave Ice Scent. It smells really good and there is a definite note of lime in it. Yummy! This was done by Washi Soap Company in Honolulu. It does not appear that they have a website. That is too bad as I would love to see what else they do.

Monday, August 25, 2008

New Items to Product Line

We are happy to announce that we have now added Sugar Scrubs and a Whipped Body Frosting (a nice creamy, soft frosting like lotion) to our product line. We are currently offering them in Plumeria, White Cherry Blossom, Mango Mango, Blushing Rose, and Feelin' Fruity. Stop in and sample these great additions.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Dachshund Foster

On Friday, Dachshund Rescue of North America pulled this little guy from a local animal shelter. He has numerous medical problems which the shelter could not provide care for. He had been at the shelter for a week and had been seen by a vet but was not getting any medicine or care beyond that. Due to the shelter's inability to properly care for him and the reality that most likely he would not be adopted due to his condition, he was pulled. I am currently his foster mom. He has demodectic mange (which fortunately is not contagious), kennel cough, hookworm, bacterial infection, ear infections, dental problems, and needs to be neutered. For the time being, he is in quarantine at my house until we can get the kennel cough and hookworm treated. After that he will be able to interact with my dogs. He is such a sweet dog and did not deserve this. However, he is on his road to recovery and will have a life filled with love, attention, and care. It is estimated he is 1-2 years old and I have named him Quincy.
To find out more about Dachshund Rescue, available dogs for adoption, becoming a foster, or making a donation, please click here.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Rachel Ray Magazine Faves

This morning I was reading the September issue of the Rachel Ray magazine. I am so happy to see Handmade Soap listed as a Fave. I wish it were my soaps but it is not. However we can celebrate Indigo Wild's recognition. The write up specifically talks about the handmade Zum Bar Goat's Milk Soaps that are infused with essential oils and states "these soaps set the bar high!" Congrats!!!! It is nice to see handmade soaps getting recognized nationally.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Soap Making Weekend

I have been busy making soap this weekend. This is a sneak peak at two of the batches I made. Lots of new scents will be available soon. They will include Cold Water type, Energy, Beach Breezes, Gardenia, Puakenikeni (a Hawaiian Flower) and Peach Passionflower type.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Soap Savers are Here

I am so tickled with a new product that just arrived in our shop today. Soap Savers......

What is a Soap Saver you ask? The Soap Saver provides gentle exfoliation, creates mounds of lather and holds your soap. You insert the bar of soap into the Saver. Have leftover scraps of soap? You can use them in here too. When done, just hang in your shower or on tub spout to dry out. Just $2.00. We will be adding them to our website as well.