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Friday, June 02, 2006

Father's Day Special

We are extending our Mother's Day special for Father's Day. For the month of June, take 10% off our regular price of $5.25 on all our handmade soaps. Just use the coupon code s506. Some of our suggestions for soaps for dad include, Sudsy Bud (a beer soap scented with bayrum), Green Irish Tweed, Lemongrass and Sage, Oatmeal Milk and Honey (a goat's milk soap), and Green Cactus.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Silken Wings Body Lotion Posted by Picasa

Tea Rose Lotion

This has become my best selling lotion scent. I made 4 bottles to sell in March and I've sold all of them. So this time I made 9 bottles and I'm sure that I'll sell more because I've heard so many people rave about my lotion. My Silken Wings body lotion has real silk amino acids, aloe vera, vitamin E, macadamia nut oil, extra virgin olive oil, and grapeseed oil. This feels so nice going on and I can tell you that it really helped my dry skin this winter. We have gas heat and you know how drying it can be.

I Lye

About a couple of months ago, I was down to just one can of Red Devil drain cleaner. Well that may not mean much to someone who doesn't know anything about the soapmaking process but to a soapmaker it means that without it you can't make soap. You can't make true soap without lye or sodium hydroxide. Well a few months before I started running out, I knew that I would have to find another source for lye and that meant buying it in bulk. So I told my husband Tim that we would have to make a trip to Dallas to buy some caustic soda ash or as it's more commonly called lye. So we went to Taylored Concepts (it's a candle and soap supply store) and bought 50 lbs. of lye. Oh I forgot to tell ya'll why I was having to find another source of lye! The company that makes Red Devil drain cleaner decided to stop making it. It has been really convienent to just run down to the store and get more lye when I need it, but sometimes I don't know why I didn't do this a long time ago. I'm saving so much more money by buying it in bulk. An 18 oz. can of Red Devil cost me about $5.00 a can and 50 lbs. of lye is about $40.00. That's a whopping big savings. So don't worry I'll be making soap for a long time.

Monday, May 22, 2006

A Year of Blogging

On May 28th, it will be a year since I first made my first blog. I started Mariposa Bath as a way to bring more traffic to my website Mariposa Bath and Body. And in that time I have made a lot of friendships and I've gained some new customers. I'd just like to thank those of you who have added my link to your blog and also thanks to those of you who have shopped online at my website.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Mother's Day Special

For the month of May, all of our handmade soaps are 10% off. Just use the coupon code s506 when you check out.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Secret Pals

Do you have a secret pal that you would like to find a gift for? If so, Mariposa Bath and Body is the right place to shop. We are a secret pal friendly website. We will ship your pal's gift to them without letting them know who sent it. And we'll throw in free gift wrapping and a nice card. Just put "secret pal" in the Gift Card Message part of the shopping cart. And if you would like to find other websites that are "Secret Pal Friendly", there is a great directory where you can find them all in one spot. It is called Secret Pal Sites.

Friday, March 03, 2006

New Newsletter

I just got an overhaul on my newsletters. I signed up with Constant Contact for a free 60 day trial. I think that it looks so much better than my old one did. I hope that I can get more subscribers now. If you'd like, take a look at my website then subcribe to my email newsletter. I think that you'll like it too.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Shower Gels Posted by Picasa

March Special

For the month of March I'm offering a sale on all my shower gels in honor of my birthday which is in the same month. They are a dollar off the regular price of $8.50. They come in the following fragrances : English Lavender, Coconut Lime Verbena, Lemongrass and Sage, Water Lily, and Mango Passion Tea.