Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Handmade Soap - 50% off (sale price $2.38-$2.75)
Lotion Sticks - 50% off (sale price $3)
Body Butter - 50% off (sale price $6-$10)
Linen Water/Sprays - 50% off (sale price $3.50)
Lip Balm - 50% off (sale price $1.50)
Sachets - 50% off (sale price $1.13)
Refresher Oils - 50% off (sale price $4.50-$5.75)
Bath Salts - 50% off (sale price $1.25-$3.50)
Body Powder - 50% off (sale price $3.50)
Soap Petals - 50% off (sale price $4)
Gift Baskets - 50% off (sale price $12.50-$30)
All items are handmade!
Happy New Year!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
All Lip Balm on sale for $2 each!
All Bath Salt Tubes on sale for $1.75 each!
All Lotion Sticks on sale for $5 each!
All Sachets on sale for $1.50 each!
FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $25!
These are all great stocking stuffers!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
What are Soap Petals?
They are silk rose petals that are hand-dipped into scented melt & pour soap.How do they work?
Simply put the petals next to your sink where you would normally put your guest soap. Take one petal and wash your hands with it as normal. Discard petal when done. (If you will be using these petals yourself, you can continue using the same petal for a number of washings. You can even upcycle the petals once all the soap is used, as potpourri.)The soap petals and matching ribbon are available in any color. You may choose any of our current fragrances for this custom order. The top label will be customized to your needs. They can be made with Thank You, Merry Christmas (shown below) or any other message on the top label.
Please be aware that this is a CUSTOM order! It will take 2-3 weeks to complete this type of order after all color layout decisions have been made. We offer these tins in an assortment of quantities to fit your needs. There are price breaks for ordering higher quantities.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
The other crazy part of our lives are all the typical summer stuff...softball games, karate, library programs, summer house projects, vacation and all the gazillion things we try to accomplish each summer! PLUS both of my sisters are getting married! This excitement adds even more to the summer mayhem: wedding showers, bachelorette parties, shower favor making, wedding favor making, invitation stuffing, dress fittings, dress alterations, shoe shopping (or I should say shoe SEARCHING) and everything else I am forgetting at the moment!!! Yikes...now that I typed it out I am really scared!
Sooooooo....I apologize in advance for not keeping this blog up-to-date! Please forgive me...and if you don't & want to file a complaint...TAKE A NUMBER! heehee
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Let's get a few of the questions out of the way. What is Etsy? It's an online marketplace for handmade goods. What is the SAFEteam? SAFE stands for Soap Artisan Friends of Etsy. We are a group of sellers on Etsy that sell handmade bath & body products. When is the sale? The sale runs from Friday, June 19th through Sunday, June 21st. What is offered for sale? Check the SAFEteam blog for a list of sellers & their offers. You can also find a list on the SAFEteam Etsy page.
Concord Soap's SALE! Our offer for the big sale is 15% off every item in our shop, www.ConcordSoap.etsy.com + FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $30. As usual, every order will also contain a free sample of our body butter. Place your order, pay & a refund will be sent shortly or you could choose to not pay until a new invoice is sent.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
What's a yart sale, you ask...Art + yard sale = YART SALE! It's Etsy's version of a yard sale.
I created a whole section in my Etsy shop just for my Yart Sale goodies! The mark-downs are all over the board...10% - 33% off. All the prices have been adjusted, so there is no need to wait for a new invoice or PayPal refund. Happy YART SALE shopping!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
I remember how he had the DJ play a special song that his friend had recorded at my wedding. The entire time we were dancing, he was singing loud & proud! My husband always talks about the time when Grandpa was in his sixties doing cartwheels around their yard one day! He had a great sense of humor. He loved calling all of us by the nicknames he had given us. My nickname was Mosis, not Moses, MO-sis (like sister). I think maybe it was how I said my name, Melissa, when I was little. But he was the only one that ever called me that...and I miss hearing it!
I am grateful that my daughter was able to know him. They had a special relationship as well. She was his Dolly. That was his nickname for her. She only knew him while he was sick. His health started declining right after my wedding. But, Ilana, could always make Grandpa smile. She loved going with him & Grandma to Bob Evans for dinner. Grandpa had a thing for Bob Evans and him & Grandma ate there almost EVERY night for years! Phew, that's a lot of Bob Evans!
I don't really blog here about personal stuff, but felt I needed to today. Besides, Grandpa was one of my biggest supporters. He loved my handmade soap & told anyone who would listen how great it is! I like to think that I got my strong work ethic from him. And as my soap biz has really become successful this past year, I can't help but think it is him watching over me.
Happy Birthday Grandpa...I miss you!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
And after you vote...check out the shops of these great Cleveland area artists! Our weather isn't always the best here in Ohio, so we have lots of "indoor" time to perfect our craft!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Etsy is an online marketplace for buying and selling all things handmade. You'll find a creative group of independent artists and designers and the very best in handmade goods, craft supplies and vintage. It's an excellent place to find one of a kind items, to give as gifts - or keep for yourself! Since you're buying directly from artists on Etsy, you have the unique opportunity to form personal connections with the people who create your treasures. Signing up is free and easy! Just click here! I have bought lots of great items on Etsy. Some for myself and some as gifts for my family & friends. Being a handmade soapmaker, I LOVE being able to support other handmade artisans! You can search for local artists in your area, as well. Take a couple minutes & explore Etsy today...you won't be disappointed!
This is my shop: http://www.concordsoap.etsy.com/
Enjoy! (warning: Etsy is VERY addictive!)
Sunday, April 19, 2009
First off is a mention on my Etsy soap team...SAFE. SAFE stands for Soap Artisans Friends of Etsy. It's a wonderful collection of great soapmakers & bath and body makers. There are all kinds of soapmakers here, cold process (like me), melt-and-pour, hot process & more. Their blog mention was about my body butters. My Almond Amaretto Body Butter to be exact! Check it out!
Secondly, a fellow member of the Cleveland Etsy Street Team mentioned my Sad, Little Soap Bars on her blog. (I think it was the cute baby picture that got her attention!) She really wrote a nice little article about those bars! Check out Leah's blog here!
Lastly, I found my Ocean Rain soap on A Chase After Wind blog. The soap mentioned fit with the theme due to recent weather! Funny...ocean rain, huh? Must be a LOT of rain! Check out this blog!
Thanks so much for all the love!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
This newbie is Eucalyptus & Spearmint! This was a customer requested scent. Yep...I listen and I give the people what they want!
The return of Fields of Lavender! *the crowd goes wild*
Introducing...Fresh & Clean! This scent smells clean!? I think it is reminding me of a fabric softener or something like that. I don't know...but it smells fresh, clean & lemon-y!
And this little beauty is Secret Garden! This is for all you floral lovers! It's a fabulous floral scent that isn't overpowering.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
My two spring craft shows are over. They went pretty well. One better than the other. I definitely saw a decline in the attendance numbers compared to previous years. Was it due to the economy? dunno. Spring shows are always kinda iffy...ya never know what you will get!
Now that the craft shows are done and the computer is up and running, I really really need to get the photos taken of the new soap scents!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
This show is called Springtime in the Country Craft Boutique. It is located at St. Gabriel's School. The show runs from 6pm-9:30pm on Friday, March 27th and 9am-4pm on Saturday, March 28th. My table location is in the Multi-Purpose Room, table #77. The address for this show is 9935 Johnnycake Ridge Road Concord Twp, Ohio. I've been doing this show for years & years, but this will be a new table location for me. I have a few new scents to share! I hope to see you there, if you are in the area...stop by & say hi!
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Our soap is handmade in small batches to focus on quality! We use the cold process method and superior ingredients. Each is hand cut and allowed to cure for approximately 4-6 weeks. Our Patchouli soap is packaged in a gold organza bag. Since it will retain some of the soap fragrance, we encourage you to reuse the organza bag for something wonderful! No animal fats, artificial colorants or preservatives in any of our products!
Please keep your soap in a well drained dish to keep your soap around as long as possible! If handmade soap is allowed to sit in water for too long it will become mushy and not last very long. Now we don't want that, do we?
Monday, March 2, 2009
Fields of Lavender Sachets are back!! Yeah!! They have been missing from my shop for quite awhile. I was waiting to get a new photo light box tent to take some new pix. Since I am in Ohio & the winter lasts FOREVER (especially this year) I thought it would be a good idea to get one. Now I can take some decent *indoor* shots! The lavender sachets are back up on Etsy at http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21713848.
I am pleased to announce the arrival of two new lip balm flavors! The first is Orange Creamsicle. Yummy! And the second is Grape Soda. Both of these lip balms were made with candelilla wax instead of beeswax for our vegan friends. If your lips need some winter relief, give them a try! http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5530245§ion_id=5612218
Sunday, March 1, 2009
I am hoping to get back from the bridal shop early enough to get some new lip balm flavors listed in the Etsy shop today. We'll see how it works out! I will post when I get the new lip balm listed. And the soap that is currently curing should be getting close to being ready. I will check on that later today, too!
Saturday, February 28, 2009
25% off entire order (before shipping)! Put “SNS 25% off” in notes to seller. I will refund ASAP or you can wait for a new PayPal invoice if you prefer. Sale is valid from 5pm EST 2/28/09 to 6am EST 2/29/09.
Happy *Saturday Night* Shopping!
Monday, February 23, 2009
I am looking for your opinions as to what our next new product should be. Vote (in the right column) for your 1st choice!
Saturday, February 21, 2009
----------------------------- > 30% off < -----------------------------
30% off EVERYTHING in my Etsy shop! How’s that for a good deal?
30% off all soap, body butter, lotion sticks, powder, linen water, lip balm, sachets, refresher oils, soap leaves & even destash!
I have the following fragrances:
Apple Jack, Fields of Lavender, Green Cactus, Island Lime, Lilacs in Bloom, Spellbound (formerly LoveSpell), Ocean Rain, Red Clover Tea, Rose, Sweet Pea, Unscented & Warm Vanilla Sugar
30% off entire order (before shipping)! Put “SNS 30% off” in notes to seller. . I will refund ASAP or you can wait for a new PayPal invoice if you prefer. Sale is valid from 5pm EST 2/21/09 to 6am EST 2/22/09.
Thanks so much! Happy *Saturday Night* Shopping!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Here's the scoop...
I recently started selling my handmade soap, bath & body care products on Etsy in Sept 2008. http://www.ConcordSoap.etsy.com/ If you haven't checked out Etsy.com, you should! Etsy is a marketplace for handmade goods & is completely addictive! They showcase the most wonderful handmade items you could ever imagine. I've also been selling my goods on my own website, http://www.concordsoapcompany.com/, since 2002 or so. I sell locally in Northeast Ohio at craft shows and such.