Thursday, June 26, 2008

June Update

Happy Summer, Newsletter Subscribers!
It's been awhile since I've updated, sorry for the delay...just very, very busy, both with business and family events, including a graduating high schooler (last one!) who's now getting ready for college! Where did the time go?

We're now using a *new* newsletter provider you've all been imported into from our last provider, and it has bells and whistles I've yet to figure out, but will. Please add us to your address books! We also invite you to subscribe to our BLOG! (E-mail feed subscription available!)

Simply Soap News-
It's HOT, and we have just the soaps for you...MINT, of course! Mint essential oils are naturally cooling to the skin, leaving you refreshed and energized, mentally centered again! And nothing beats a mint soap shower before slipping between crisp sheets at bedtime or to sooth sun-exposed skin! Currently, our favorite mint soaps: Peppermint Twist, Mint Menthol Whisker Bar (described as a shave soap, but a great any soap!), and Mystic Mint Milk Soap! Stock up now and beat the heat!

Our popular soap, La Playa ("The Beach") is flying off the shelves, because of course, it smells just like the beach and has real San Diego beach sand in it for very gentle exfoliation! A mini vacation in every bar!

Retailers, remember we offer soap you can Private Label! Buy in bulk logs or bars and apply your own label to customize to your store theme or special event!

Also, rising fuel costs obviously affect literally everything and everyone...including us. All of our raw ingredients have gone up, as well as surcharges on our vegetable oil barrel deliveries. We know everyone is feeling the pinch in the pocketbook though so we're holding tight to usual product pricing...but, you may not see us offering sales at this time like we usually do in newsletters, and that is why. We hope you understand. We're negotiating some better pricing as part of a group supply buy, but that is still in the "talking stage". It's also partly what has delayed our new soap lines we're working on...Ancient Alchemy and Wylde Wytch Soaps.

Wild Oaks Art News -
Since our last newsletter we added several new faery art pieces:

Take Flight, My Friend, Sweet Autumn Rain, and Captured...we invite you to come view them!

Our Wylde Faerie Soaps with our Wild Oaks Art on the labels continue to be a best-seller! Stock up for your craft, medieval, and fantasy faires, retailers!

Other artists! Want soap you can put your own label on? We can help! Let's talk!

Enchantasies News -
New art piece Cottage Witch

Some of you have kindly e-mailed to ask about our workshop and tours. We are unable to conduct onsite tours unfortunately due to residential zoning, but we did post an online photo tour of our WORKSHOP and you're welcome to visit!

Hot summer nights can also bring sleeplessness. In additon to the above-mentioned cooling mint soap showers, try this....

Sweet Slumber Potion
1 teaspoon chamomile flowers

2 teaspoons of dried peppermint

1 tablespoon honey

1/2 teaspoon ground valerian root

Add the chamomile, peppermint, and honey to a cup of cold water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat; then reduce to low and simmer for 2 minutes. Stir in the valerian and simmer for 2 more minutes. Remove from heat and strain into a mug. Serve hot or over ice, for iced tea. Enjoy and then Zzzzzzzzz!

Till next time, thanks for letting us into your e-mail box, come visit us any time, and feel free to drop us a note! Keep safe this summer...and clean!

~ The Fairies, Elves, and Good Witches of.....
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