Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Yet to Come!

Still waiting on that Mocha Walnut fragrance oil to start on the new coffee cup candle. Very excited! Hoping that it gets here soon!


New Avocado Cucumber Soap Line coming up! Still dreaming up scents. One will be eucalyptus speariment with mint leaves. Another I am thinking will be Pomegranate with Poppy Seeds. Kicking around the idea of Blueberry with Crushed Sage...not sure how that one will smell. So, one more collaboration should do it. After I figure it all out, I will order the oils. If you have any ideas or have a favorite scent for soap, let me know. I might just pick your favorite!

Still not sold on the idea of international shipping. Might put that on the backburner for a while. I'm not really sure how soap and candles would last that long in a box without being damaged. Although, they did make it to Alaska, so I guess it could be possible. Then there is always customs, which I recall when traveling was a major pain. I'm going to continue to mull it over, I think.

I was recently asked to make a French Vanilla Pear candle. I will be doing this soon. I am in the process of obtaining the oils to complete this project.

Facial masks have been put on hold for a while. I think that I want to get the new soap line established before branching out more. I'll keep you posted on the facial mask development. It might be a little while though. I really need to expandmy candle line.

Kicking around the idea of doing a craft fair. Attended Buckler's Craft Show this weekend at the Lee County Civic Center here in Fort Myers, but wasn't too impressed. We shall see. I will let you all know so that you can come out if you want and hang out at the booth!

I'm very excited to be getting my business cards on Thursday! Very, very excited! Yay!

Raffle is STILL going on. Just need 6 more people to sign up before I can get the winners picked! Tell your friends about the free sample. Everybody loves free stuff, right?

Sunday, January 29, 2012

New Item!

There is a new item at Black Willow Soaps! We are introducing Candles in Seashells plucked straight from Sanibel Island, Florida and filled with the most fragrant candles that we can possibly make! The first scent on the scene is Ocean Breeze. Stop by www.etsy.com/shop/BlackWillowSoaps to check it out!


Olive Oil Soap Sampler Raffle is still going on! Join this blog to enter! 8 more entries before we draw the winners. See below for more details.


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Coming Soon!

Monkey Fart fragrance oil is on the way! Yes, I said Monkey Fart! Monkey Fart is a blend of fresh bananas and juicy grapefruit, with middle notes of kiwi, juicy bubblegum, and strawberries; and a hint of vanilla as a base note. Sounds yummy and it is just really fun to say! So, look for Monkey Fart scented candles soon so you can tell your friends that they are smelling Monkey farts!
 
Also, Mocha Walnut essential oils are on their way, so look for the new mocha walnut creme candle in coffee mug to come out soon!

Black Willow Soaps has a raffle going on! Sign up to follow this blog to enter. Once we get to 25 followers, we will raffle off a one ounce sample of the Olive Oil soap of your choice to five lucky winners! We have 14 more followers to pick the winners! Tell all of your friends!

Avocado Cucumber based soaps will be coming soon as well! Working on some new scent combinations to launch this line. Very exciting! First fragrance may be Eucalyptus Speariment!

Kicking around the idea of adding international shipping to the shop. Hoping that it will be a big hit! Look for that to be coming up soon!

Finally, I am mulling the idea of adding a line of facial masks to Black Willow Soaps. Should be very exciting!

As always, I value any feedback, so do not hesitate to leave me tidbits of information or comments. Thank you to all of my followers and supporters!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Wax Melts are up and running!

Listed three different types of Wax Melts today (apple pie, cappucino, & amaretto, in order below)! Very excited and now very hungry! They smell good enough to eat!




Come and see what the fuss is about at www.etsy.com/shop/BlackWillowSoaps


New Product!

The Amaretto scented Creme Candle in a Ceramic Mug is here! Smells delicious! Come and check it out at www.etsy.com/shop/BlackWillowSoaps



Amaretto Fragrance Blocks have arrived!

Check out the new Amaretto scented Fragrance Blocks available now at www.etsy.com/shop/BlackWillowSoaps

They smell delicious!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Things to look forward to...

I am working on making wax fragrance discs, starting with the coffee scents on hand (cappucino & amaretto). They will launch in the Black Willow Soap shop soon!

Also, Mocha Walnut essential oils are on their way, so look for the new mocha walnut creme candle in coffee mug to come out soon!

Black Willow Soaps has a raffle going on! Sign up to follow this blog to enter. Once we get to 25 followers, we will raffle off a one ounce sample of the Olive Oil soap of your choice to five lucky winners! We have 21 more followers to pick the winners! Tell all of your friends!

Avocado Cucumber based soaps will be coming soon as well! Working on some new scent combinations to launch this line. Very exciting!

Look for the new Amaretto scented creme candle in coffee mug to be coming out on the Black Willow Shop sometime this week! Looking forward to everyone's feedback on it. It smells delicious!

Kicking around the idea of adding international shipping to the shop. Hoping that it will be a big hit! Look for that to be coming up soon!

Finally, I am mulling the idea of adding a line of facial masks to Black Willow Soaps. Should be very exciting!

As always, I value any feedback, so do not hesitate to leave me tidbits of information or comments. Thank you to all of my followers and supporters!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Facebook Olive Oil Sample Raffle!

Subscribe to Black Willow Soaps blog and enter to win a 1 ounce olive oil soap sample of your choice! Five people will win. Once 25 people have subscribed, a random drawing will be completed and the winners will be notified. So, leave your facebook ID or email for notification purposes!

Olive Oil Sampler Set is here!

Now you can sample all 4 of Black Willow Soaps Olive Oil Soaps at one time without getting a whole bar of soap! Test them out and see which is your favorite. www.etsy.com/shop/BlackWillowSoaps






Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Shea Butter Soap Sample Raffle on Facebook!

Yesterday I started a Shea Butter Soap Sample Raffle on Facebook! To enter all you have to do is like the Shea Butter Soap Raffle post on facebook at www.facebook.com/BlackWillowSoaps While you are there, you can also Like the Black Willow Soap fan page! At 25 likes, the winners will be randomly picked and will win a 1 ounce sample Shea Butter Soap of their choice! Yeah! We all love free stuff, so click the link above and find the post! Just two clicks and you are in the game, but hurry, we only have 8 more slots to fill!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Bath Salt Sampler Set

Some advice was given to me when I asked a team of mine to critique my shop. I was told that it would be a good idea to make a sample set of bath salts so that people can try them and see if they like the smells. Well, I took the idea and ran with it. Bath Salt Samplers have now been added to my shop. You can find them at www.etsy.com/shop/BlackWillowSoaps



Cappucino Candle is Complete!

My Cappucino Creme Candle in Stemmed Ceramic Mug is completed! It smells so yummy! Check it out at www.etsy.com/shop/BlackWillowSoaps



Awesome New Finds!

My mission today was to find coffee mugs to put candles in. So my mother and I set out on this mission. We went to Family Dollar with no success. Then to Dollar General and found some okay ones. Then to Goodwill and found awesome sets of mugs! Check them out!



Working on filling them now! Check them out later at www.etsy.com/shop/BlackWillowSoaps



Candle Shop

After reading several of the posts of my community members, I realized that I needed to expand. So started the Creme Candle Shop.



The Sugar Cookie Candles (pictured with the peacock feather) sold out the first day that they were listed! So, I added the new Valentine's Day candles!

The Start of Etsy

I decided to start the Etsy challenge early last week. I posted all of my olive oil and shea butter soaps. I linked my shop to my Facebook. I created a Twitter account just for my shop, and off I went.

I thought I was well on my way. Little did I know that photographs that are great for Ebay are not so great for Etsy. So I went on an creative photograph excursion with each of my soap products.







You can find my soap collection on Etsy at www.etsy.com/shop/BlackWillowSoaps