Sunday, November 23, 2008

I See a Little Silhouetto of a Soap

Killer Queen
[Shaving Soap]
A Tribute to Freddie Mercury and the Gang

I am really pleased with these little guys. Hot Process doesn't usually lend itself to cavity molds, especially ones with a lot of detail. The soaps held up rather well and the areas with imperfections sort of add a rustic feel which is kind of appealing. Can you guess the scent? It's honey, but there is a little zing in it. Like a honey cough drop. Appropriate for shaving, I think. It's also been enhanced with bentonite clay for extra slip.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Introducing our newest holiday treat!

Santa Baby
Christmas Cookie Sugar Body Scrub (8 oz jar)
Ginger, cinnamon and clove dance in the air after you
lift the lid off this jar.

Psst! I was addicted to smelling my hands after I made the first batch. This is good stuff, people.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Holiday Duckies!

Want to sprinkle a little extra holiday cheer in your Stella Marie gift set? For a just buck fifty, you can add a holiday duck accessory! Choose from a reindeer duck or a set of 2 snowflake mini ducks.

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Swap a Top

We like to improve things as we move along. A nip here, a tuck there. Our latest improvement is the offering of sturdy plastic lids for our body scrub jars. While our metal lids did the job, we felt that the quality could be boosted. The best part? No additional cost to you!
Lemon Head showing off its swanky new top.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Become a Fan!

Stella Marie Soap Company has a Facebook Page.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Stella Marie Thanks Blogher

We got a mention in Suzanne Reisman's post, The Holidays are Coming - Don't Forget Your Feminist Loved Ones.

Thanks, Suzanne, for not forgetting us!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Web Site Updates

We just made a few improvements to our online store - hope you find them helpful and fun!

Recently added:

Vegan Icon: Shows you which products are 100% vegan

Trivia: Since we make so many tributes to our favorite bands, writers and pop culture heroes, we thought we would pepper in a few fun facts on their product pages.

Ingredients: Rather than navigating to a special ingredients section of the site, we decided to make it easier and more immediate for our customers by placing each product's ingredients on its product page.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Oh, Dear

Let me start by saying: Everyone makes mistakes. This one was, fortunately, not going to result in a law suit. Instead, it will only make people laugh.

In my rush to get 50 Big Poppy (mango soaps) out the door for my boyfriend's booksigning, I made a typo on the label. I don't think anyone is going to think that they are using a soap made with "poopy seeds." Rather, they will likely have the same reaction I had, which was to nearly snarf my seltzer water all over my desk. I suppose I should be mortified, but all I can think about is my poor boyfriend and his sweet mom proudly handing out complimentary soaps to all of the good people of West Hartford, Connecticut who came to hear them speak and sign their books - completely unaware that the label had this very unfortunate misspelling.

I guess you can't take life too seriously.

On a happier note, I am excited to be adding Sugar Cookie Sugar Scrub to the holiday offering this year. Due out by Thanksgiving!