Winter Holiday 2016 - What's New

The Winter Holiday 2016 newsletter is here! For those that might have missed it elsewhere, full text below. . .

Dear Friends,

Brrrrrr. Jack Frost is blowing those nippy north winds our way. The Winter train is chugging down the tracks and headed for our station.

First stop: holiday hoopla. Cue Dr. Seuss - “Pop guns! And bicycles! Roller skates! Drums! Checkerboards! Tricycles! Popcorn! And plums!” The whirlwind of parties, shopping, baking and decorating spins by in a flurry of happy memories. Whoot, whoot!

Second stop: the hush after the storm. Tidying up after the last party, there is a quiet time of introspection and reflection. This stillness and hibernation is a winter gift, allowing us to take stock of the past year and plan new resolutions for the year ahead. 

Check your bags and secure your seat belt, the winter bells are ringing.

Winter Holiday Seasonal Soaps

Some of my very favorite things inspired the new wintry wonderful soap scents  -- for a little fun in the shower, or a treat for that special someone. Note: the autumn seasonal scents are available a bit longer, plus our full list of soaps and goodies are available online at all hours. ($4.50) 

Through the Woods  – “Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go ..“ Fresh evergreens of balsam, spruce, juniper, and fir, blended with warm, woodsy cedar. This is a heavenly fresh forest scent. Imagine being deep in the woods on a wintry day. Colored with nettle powder, it’s a gorgeous dark green. Bring the clean, pure, freshness of the outdoors into your shower. (100% natural soap)

Orange Spice – The quintessential holiday fragrance – one whiff and we’re whisked back to the very best childhood memories. Sweet orange and spicy clove with a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg, reminiscent of clove studded oranges or our favorite spice tea. (100% natural soap)

Snowflake – Oh that first whirling, twirling snowflake. The one you try to catch with your tongue but it ends up on the tip of your nose. Tingling minty fresh and citrus crisp, this bar has notes of peppermint, lemon and soft orange, but you’ll swear it’s the frosty scent of new snow! (100% natural)

Raindrops on Roses – You can already hear the song, can’t you? Julie Andrews belting out “raindrops on roses and . . . warm woolen mittens.” So corny, but I couldn’t resist the “favorite things” song. This is the softest rose scent blended with a fresh rain fragrance, and the result is pretty amazing.  Very pretty, lightly floral and irresistibly girly – and of course it’s pink too.

A Long Winter’s Soak

There is no better time than winter for long, indulgent soaks in a steamy hot bath. We’ve brought back our three much-loved fall/winter scents from last year: Rose Petals & Cardamom, Sweet Fig, and Bourbon (Vanilla) Sandalwood. When it’s nippy outside, and the rain is pelting against your windows, there is nothing more comforting and luxurious than a hot fragrant bath. These concentrated, richly nourishing salts from the Dead Sea have extra benefits for health and beauty too  - skin soothing and smoothing, detoxing, pain relieving, relaxing, and moisturizing. (16 oz bottle - $ 8.00 each)

Tis the Season of Giving and Sharing

It’s the time of year when we’re making our lists and checking them twice. Choosing the perfect gift doesn’t have to be a chore. Even if you’re looking for a treasure that is unique, special, locally made, eco-friendly, useful and use-able too. Soapworks Studio’s small gifts of soap and bath goodies cover all the bases.  Everything is handmade in small, thoughtful batches, yet reasonably priced. 

Even simple gifts like a bit of dress up and since it’s the gift-giving time of year, we’ve added a few new items to our Gifts list. (Head to the “Gifts” section on our website to see the full menu.)

The Pacific Northwest Collection is a boxed set of four mini-soaps (2oz square) with gorgeous scents inspired by the abundant natural beauty: Rain, Forest, Mountain, and Sea. ($10.00)

• We have new and oh, so pretty organza gift bags which are the perfect way to dress up your soaps and maybe a handy soap dish or comfy cotton scrubby, in a lovely palette of colors.  ($9.00-$13.00)

• And we have new standing cotton totes to tuck in bath salts, a lovely washcloth, maybe a soap or two – and it charmingly sits right on your counter, decorative and useful too. (Several pre-made sets - $24)

• There are new scallop-edge tuck boxes to hold exactly four bars of soap. Tied with a festive ribbon, it’s a perfectly finished gift. ($20.00)

• Give the gift of soap all year long with a Soapscription – our “soap of the month club”. Available in 3 month, 6 month or 1 year subscriptions, 2 bars of soap arrive at the start of each month for sudsing with our all newest and best bars.

Every one of our gift ideas is completely customizable – choose the absolute perfect thing for everyone on your holiday gift list.

Don’t Get Your Tinsel in a Tangle! It’s Easier Than Ever to Order Online (plus Free Shipping on orders $100 or more)

With so many demands on your time already, who wants the headaches of traffic snarls, overcrowded malls, plus empty shelves once you get there?  Save yourself a mountain of aggravation by shopping online at  We’re offering free shipping on orders of $100 or more – but make sure you input the code Free100 in the discount code box or it won’t calculate the deduction.

We’ll happily send your items directly to family and friends with gift cards too so you don’t need to spend even more time (and moolah) gift wrapping, searching for boxes or waiting in long lines at the post office. Spend more time celebrating and less time fretting - let Soapworks Studio be your go-to for holiday gifts!

Warm wishes for a holiday season filled with celebration and joy, and sparkly wishes for a brilliant new year too.