Category Archives: designer soap

Massive Clear Out

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Hi gang!

We’ve  been working on our new office space and new recipes, so guess what? We’re coming out with several new soapy flavors and other goodies for the body and skin!

If you check out the online store, you’ll notice that some of my soap regulars will be gone. We do have some remaining bars, so if you’re interested, let me know. You may be able to get them at a steep discount.

Otherwise, keep checking back as surprises are sure to follow!

-Camille

 

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Shampoo Bar Review & Other Stuff

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Yes, I know. I totally suck. I have all these awesome Daniel Fast recipes I need to post and to give you an update on how it turned out. Well, I lasted until Day 6. After that I ate one regular meal a day and the other two meals (and snacks) were Daniel Fast compliant. To be honest, it got rough for me on nights I didn’t have time to cook. That’s when I ended up eating something that was not on the list, like cereal with  milk for dinner. All in all, for me, it was an awesome experience and I’m still eating some meals that are Daniel Fast. Would I do it again? Heck yes! I would just plan better and make more meals ahead of time. I did see other bloggers on Daniel Fast who were eating brown rice pasta and rice bread, but I tried to stay as traditional as possible. I guess everyone has their own limitations on what they can do.

Recipes will be following….

But before I go, I wanted to give you an update about the shampoo bars I made awhile back.

Remember these?

I’ve been using my bar on and off now for about a month, and let me tell you, this bar will clean the heck out of your hair.  My hair was literally squeaky clean. All the dirt, oils and left over product residue were completely gone after I used this first time. And while this bar removed all that crap, my scalp did not get dried out or dandruffy at all.

Now, while I loved the outcome of using the shampoo bar, I did notice that I had to use a little product after to give my hair a little weight to stay down. Also, when used as a regular body soap, it did not produce a lot of lather, but still got me clean. I’m not sure yet if it’s back to the drawing board for this particular recipe, but I’ll let you know if I come up with a new one.

I still owe a few people tester bars. Anyone else want to try one? I believe I have 4 left.

Love and squeaky clean hair,

Camille

store: www.havelinasoap.com

Showtime!

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Today Havelina Soap will be making it’s FIRST EVER debut at the Soroptomist Holiday Boutique from 10 am – 4 pm!

And we have several goodies for you: Soapy 4 Packs, Natural soap (Simple Soap, Beer Soap, Nayko’s French Lavender and more), Sugar Whipped Soap Scrubs, Herbal Glycerin Soap, Holiday Glycerin Soap and our brand new Naked Lip Scrub! Come try the Sugar Whipped Soap and our Naked Lip Scrub. You will love both.

Every year, Soroptomist International of the East Bay has a holiday boutique with proceeds going towards the foundation. This is a worldwide organization for women in management and professions who work towards the advancement of human rights and the status of women. What better place for me to be?

The boutique will be at:

The Englander Sports Pub and Restaurant

101 Parrot Street, San Leandro, CA (510-357-3571)

The Englander is near the corner of E. 14th Street and Dolores Avenue with plenty of street parking. (And, the place even has great fish and chips).

So if you find yourself in the East Bay today or just want to support a great cause, come join us! See you there.

-Camille

Sugar Whipped Soap Scrubs

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Yesterday my mom came over to help me get ready for the holiday boutique I will be doing next Saturday (more details on this to come!). One of the products we made for my table is sugar whipped soap scrubs. I love this product so much I’m almost willing to stop using soap and use this exclusively. (I did say almost didn’t I?)

Sugar is mixed with bath soap and whipped until it is light and fluffy and then scented with essential and fragrance oils. Unlike apricot kernals/seeds (which can tear your skin), the sugar in our scrub is very mild and can be used all over your body (except the face). Some of the scrubs even have additional scrubby action with natural jojoba beads as an ingredient.

The scrubs will be available for sale on the website and at the holiday boutique. Each scrub is 10 ounces and current flavors are peppermint, lavender and for the holidays, pumpkin spice.

I absolutely love this scrub. Not only will it slough away dead skin cells, you will be squeaky clean from head to toe. Even my little big mom will tell you “Use this scrub!”

Camille

Sneak Peek At The New Store

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Well dear friends, I’ve admitted this many times, I am technologically ignorant.

BUT I have gotten the online store up.

Say what? Oh yeah, I have finally figured out how to do this. *smile*

Right now, the store is preview mode, so why don’t you mosy on over and take a quick peek? Not all products are listed just yet and some of the soaps will be released as they are fully cured. And as a special treat, all of you dear readers will have a special 25% off discount code ready for grand opening! (You may even get some other treats. Shhhhhhh!)

So for now, check the store out at http://havelinasoap.com. The grand opening is only days away…

Camille

Nayko’s French Lavender

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Lately I haven’t been taking great soap pictures, so please bear with me and this post. I made a batch of Nayko’s French Lavender and wanted to share the photos. The last time I made it I colored it lavender with white accents and this time I did just the opposite.

I loved the way the swirls came out and couldn’t wait to see what the bars would look like cut. It was a long two days as I waited for the bars to harden up. And here they are…

Well, the color faded a little, but the lavender essential oil fragrance stayed strong. The color will pop again once you start using the bar in the shower. I wish I didn’t have to wait another few weeks to try one, but alas, I must be patient.

These bars will also be available in a soapy 4 pack and as individual bars in the online store. Countdown 12 days…

-Camille

Sugarloaf Soaps In the News!

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Sugarloaf Soaps is another awesome soap company owned by my good friend Rose Cunfer.

Rose is a soap design genius.

This is pure soap.

I love looking at all of Rose’s new creations. She can sense what people like and want, and does and amazing job of customizing a soap to fit each person’s personal needs. Recently, an article in the Hazleton Standard Speaker was published  featuring Rose and Sugarloaf Soaps showcasing all the work she puts into each soap she creates. It was a great article but only captured a little of Rose’s design flair. You really need to experience her soaps for yourself!

How fun are these little guys? What kid, or adult, would say no to these?

Sugarloaf Soaps is located in Sugarloaf, Pennsylvania. Rose sells her soaps at craft fairs, special events and by private appointment. Her soaps are also sold at Abbey Gourmet Coffeehouse in West Hazleton, PA. Check out her website (www.sugarloafsoaps.net) for more details! I’m hoping to get out to the East Coast to hang out with this soap design guru soon myself.

-Camille