Friday, February 27, 2009

The difference between Commercial Soap and Handmade Soap

Commercial soap is usually manufactured using synthetic detergents and chemicals that can strip away the skin's protective oils. One of the most beneficial by-products of the soap making process is the production of glycerin, a humectant that draws moisture to the skin. Large amounts of glycerin is removed in the commercial production process and used to make other beauty products. Only a small quantity of glycerin remains in commercially produced soaps. Commercially produced soaps are made with artificial ingredients, chemicals and harsh detergents.

Handmade soap however, completely incorporates and retains all of this natural glycerin, a major benefit in handmade soap. Glycerin attracts moisture to your skin and each bar of handmade soap you use is thereby providing your skin with more moisturizing properties than commercial soap. Also, handmade soaps which are blended with nature's own pure vegetable oils and butters, pure essential oils and organic botanicals. These ingredients are a healthier alternative for cleansing your precious skin. No artificial ingredients or chemicals are included in 100% natural, handmade soap.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

10% Off Your First SV.Soaps Order

In honor of my new online soap shop I am giving 10% off for anyone who purchases from my new site. You can follow the link below and it will automatically discount 10% off your order.

Follow this link to receive your 10% Discount:

New Products:

Winter Grapefruit Handmade Vegan Soap:

Juniper and Grapefruit essential oils have long been used in spa detox programs. Enjoy this crisply innovative blend of Fresh Grapefruit, Juniper, and Italian Lemon. It smells just like fresh grapefruit whirled up in a blender with a spring of pine needle and a handful of red currents. Winter Grapefruit is fresh, delighting to the senses.

This bar has layers of creamy yellow and mauve layers. The mauve layers contain pink jojoba beads for exfoliation. The top is sprinkled with mauve chunks of soap and pink jojoba beads.

Dead Sea Salt Scrub:

My salt scrubs contain a wonderfully moisturizing blend of dead sea salt and oils that will leave your skin healthy and soft!!

Rubbing your skin with a good salt scrub, full of minerals essential for a healthy body, allows the texture of the scrub paste to exfoliate and polish the skin, leaving it clean and refreshed.

How Does Salt Scrub Benefit Your Skin?

Exfoliates dead skin cells - The salt rubs away the layer of dead skin cells to reveal a younger skin layer.

Cleans your pores- As the salt gently abrades your skin, it picks up oils and dirt from your pores.
Stimulates blood circulation- The gentle abrasion stimulates blood flow to the area.
Removes toxins- Those toxins released through your skin are removed when you wash off the salt.

Strengthens and firms skin tissues-Keeping your skin looking younger and feeling healthier

Many great scents to choose from....

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Woo Hoo It's Finally Done

I have finally completed my new site. I will have to tweek a few things here and there but so far I love the way the site turned out. The design is vibrant and colorful. The site is easy to navigate and customers have many payment options. I hope that everyone likes it. I would love to hear your feedback. I am also starting a monthly newsletter. Customers will be updated on new products, upcoming specials, and receive monthly coupons. If you would like to sign up for the newsletter you can email me at

New Products this Month....

Black Licorice Handmade Vegan Soap
This sweet smelling essential oil smells just like black licorice. This is a wonderful soap for both Men and Women. Not only is this soap ideal for black licorice lovers, scientific research has shown that the scent of black licorice can increase arousal in men and women. Even those who aren't crazy about black licorice flavor find these sensuous suds irresistible. ( I used it in the shower this morning and I loved it. The smell is so refreshing and I love the exfoliation that the apricot meal and ground fennel seeds add).

Brown Sugar Scrubs
My sugar scrubs contain a wonderfully moisturizing blend of sugars and oils that will leave your skin healthy and soft!! Using a sugar scrub is good for keeping skin healthy and soft. It is important to exfoliate skin, especially in dry and cold weather when the body easily loses moisture. ( I love this sugar scrub. It leaves your skin super soft)

To Scrub or Not to Scrub? I personally say Scrub.....

How Does Sugar Scrub Work?
The rough texture of the sugar peels away the dry and dead skin cells on the surface layer of the skin, revealing the smooth and healthy skin underneath. The moisturizing ingredients in most sugar scrubs is an added benefit that helps retain moisture, keeping skin soft and hydrated. This process of exfoliating keeps skin healthy and supple.

Stay tuned for new product updates and blog giveaway.....