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Keeping it New and Fresh

Indigo Bee was recently featured in Gift Shop Magazine's cover story on Bath & Body trends.  There was a great quote and picture of our soaps.  Consequently, we've had many, many requests for samples & info on our soaps from retailers across the US.  Lucky us!  However, filling these orders has seriously depleted our stock of current and spring soaps.  As of today's date, we are completely out of stock on the Indigo Signature and extremely low on Tea Tree Peppermint and Lavender Rosemary.  New batches have been made, but it will be a few weeks before they are cured and packaged.   Our Spring Collection took a hit as well with Apple Freesia, Cherry Almond and Yuzu Cucumber almost...

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When Good Soap Goes Bad

Sadly, this does happen.  Who knows why?  Perfectly good soap can go bad overnight.  It doesn't mean that the soap maker didn't love it, take care of it and give it a good home.  It just goes....bad.  The only thing you can do is get rid of it. Unlike a family member, you can just throw it away.   Sometimes you get a soap that doesn't lather well. It could be because the soap maker's formula has excess fats in it, resulting in a soap that doesn't have enough "soap" in it to lather.  Most soaps have a percentage of oils that are left in the soap after the raw ingredients do that magical chemistry thing that turns it into...

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A Bored Soap Maker means NEW SOAP

Being the Chief Soap Artist means that I'm responsible for designing new soaps.  Sometimes, making the same soaps over and over gets...tedious.  I like new challenges and new things.  I especially like crashing together a few crazy fragrances and coming up with something different.  My goal is to make my customers scratch their heads and say.."huh? What was she thinking, putting anise essential oil together with Sugar Cookie and calling it..Anise Gumdrop?"  Thus, new soaps are born. Once I figure out which few "flavors" (for lack of a better word) meld together in perfect harmony, I have to decide on what colors to use that will evoke the new scent.  I will spend quite a bit of time sniffing the...

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New Soaps Available!

 We've just added a few new soaps to our new store:    Sweet Honey (shown below) - Warm honey is blended with a few light florals and a touch of patchouli.  Really sweet & yummy Spiced Wine - January's Soap of the Month is a berry based fragrance with touches of cinnamon and clove.  Great for cold weather. Lavender & Tea Tree - Designed for blemish-prone skin with lavender & tea tree essential oils. Also contains Kaolin Clay to combat oil and colloidal oatmeal for soothing.  Contains NO synthetic fragrance or color. Green - I completely and totally love this scent.  Green clover with aloe, it smells like....soap! Very clean and unisex. Sandalwood - Just sandalwood, earthy and sexy.  Sweetgrass & Sage...

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Well that was exciting

Welcome to the new site!  I've finally figured out a few things: 1. I needed a new website that integrates the informational and the shopping cart into one place. 2.  I needed better visibility on the product pictures!  The old website didn't show the pictures big enough and it was hard to see what I was selling. 3.  Login was difficult 4. so many other problems, so little patience to list them all.   So, over the Christmas break, I found a new vendor and set up the new shop!  I hope you like it, you'd better - I just spent 90 minutes on the phone with Technical support on my merchant service account getting the credit card payments set...

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