Posted on 3rd Oct 2015
Happy birthday to my awesome, funny, smart, inspirational sister, Raquel Martinson! Raquel comes over and packs your orders almost every day while listening to me wax and wane about life. She has the patience of Job. Here she is pictured at my son's wedding last year with two of her children - both have autism. She is one of the best moms I've ever known.
Raquel's favorite bar is the organic Wildflowers coconut bar, so for today only you can get ANY of our coconut bars for 20% off using coupon code RAQUEL20 (all caps please.) Offer will expire at midnight CST tonight.
Three cheers for Raquel! (I love you, sister!)
I did an interview with Amanda over at The Keeper. Check out Waste Less and Be Green - and get a coupon code!
Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's soapy sweepstakes! Here are the drawing winners: FIRST PLACE (A Year's Supply of Soap - 24 bars):Susan OwensSECOND PLACE (A Six Month Supply of Soap - 12 bars):Sandra ContrerasTHIRD PLACE (A Three Month Supply of Soap - 6 bars):Rachel Rees Congratulations to our winners!
One of the most effective ingredients in our all natural deodorant is aluminum free baking soda. The problem is, baking soda is alkaline, and while most skin adjusts its own pH within 30 minutes, some skin types struggle with this adjustment over time. That's why some folks don't have any problem wearing this type of [...]
Love your products! What bar or bars would you suggest for shaving my legs? I used a sample a while back and loved how silky smooth my legs were...No clue what it was. Thank you!Anything with clay in it is going to make a great shaving bar. The Rhassoul and Avocado, Bella Rose, and White [...]
Awk! It's a botched batch. Not because anything went wrong with the formula itself. No - these bars are perfect that way. What's not perfect is that I wanted to give this bar a princessy swirl. Swirly twirly. So I thought I'd add some white titanium dioxide (used in sunscreens) to part of the soap [...]
Let's celebrate summer's last golden month with an Apple Valley Natural Soap sweepstakes! This is your chance to win one of three awesome prizes! PRIZE ONE: A YEAR'S WORTH OF SOAP (24 bars) shipped to your home FREE! PRIZE TWO: SIX MONTH'S WORTH OF SOAP (12 bars) shipped to your home FREE! PRIZE THREE: THREE MONTH'S WORTH OF [...]
A customer sent me pictures of her foot right after foot surgery. Here it is:She treated her wound using Organic Herbal Salve. Here's what her foot looked like after fully healing:If you haven't tried Organic Herbal Salve, you don't know what you're missing. This multi-purpose salve is fabulous on bee stings, minor cuts, rashes, sunburn, [...]
I made a brand new bar today with cucumber peel extract and petitgrain, lime, and may chang essential oils. Petitgrain is a light, green scent that pairs well with lime. I think it looks and smells sunny fresh. You can lather up with one in September along with our seasonal Baked Apple bars.
My first version of Minted Rose had a layered look. It was all pink roses on the bottom with a layer of cool blue on top. I liked it, but I wanted to try a swirled look this time. The soap started setting up on me while I was pouring, so it didn't quite end up [...]