Winter Holiday 2018

This Winter Holiday season we are featuring some of your most beloved soap fragrances by popular request. Some folks have been waiting all year (or longer!) for these to show up on the menu. How nice it is to have a little stash of treats on the shelf waiting for you, or to share something you love with a friend. 

The short list of new menu items is here.  If you want to read descriptions of these products and the full text of our recent Winter Holiday 2018 newsletter, scroll further down:

New Soap Scents (Winter 2018):
Flannel Jammies
Orange, Cedar & Fir
Sleigh Ride
Spiced Cranberry

Holiday Spice Home Fragrance Spray

Helping Hands Soap Sets - The Gift That Makes A Difference

Dead Sea Bath Salts - For Winter Soaking

Swedish Dishcloth Sets

Striped Burlap Sack Gift Sets (or Sack Only)


". . . Snow was falling,
so much like stars
filling the dark trees
that one could easily imagine
its reason for being was nothing
more than prettiness"

- Mary Oliver (excerpt from Snowy Night)


Dear Friends,

If you had to make a list of the very best things about winter, would they be outside or indoors? Snow angels, sledding parties, catching snowflakes on your tongue? Or cozy fires, baking cookies, and snuggling in the blankies?

 Careening through the ninja obstacle course of holidays, we sometimes don’t notice the subtle turn when the last gold leaf of autumn scurries off and the soft blanket of winter settles around our shoulders. 

 As the temperatures drop, the night skies get darker and the stars twinkle even brighter. Winter is the season of hibernation, quiet introspection and deep stillness.  Plus cuddling. We hold our loved ones - people and fur babies - closer in winter. Holidays allow us to celebrate together, shower them with gifts, fill our free time with fun activities, and just plain snuggle in the warmth while the wind howls outside.

 Winter can be the most magical season of all, when in the quiet hush you realize that time has slowed and nothing matters more than the joy of the present moment.

WINTER HOLIDAY SEASONAL SOAPS

This Winter Holiday season we are featuring some of your most beloved soap fragrances by popular request. Some folks have been waiting all year (or longer!) for these to show up on the menu. How nice it is to have a little stash of treats on the shelf waiting for you, or to share something you love with a friend. ($4.50 each)  

Flannel Jammies– The scent of clean, fresh, cotton warm from the dryer, and one of my most-loved comforts of winter - cozying up in a pair of soft flannel pajamas.  This soap is ivory white, silky smooth, and a fun little something to tuck into Christmas stockings.

Orange, Cedar & Fir - A nod to our California winters, where the citrus trees are full of ripening fruit, and the Sierra forests are lush and fresh with the first rains. This bar is light, clean and crisp, more sweet orange than woodsy, all natural and lovely. 

Sleigh Ride– One whiff of this scent and nostalgic scenes of horse-drawn sleighs jingling through the snow covered fields dance through your imagination. Over the river and through the woods . . this is a captivating blend of peppermint, orange, green apple and clove – just the right frosty, spicy, tingly, perfect scent of holiday treats.

Spiced Cranberry– Maybe you were disappointed not to see our much loved cranberry soap in the autumn menu? Well, it’s here just in time for holidays. Tart, juicy cranberries, zesty orange peel, loaded with cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and pepper berry – quintessentially holiday goodness.

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HOLIDAY SPICE HOME FRAGRANCE SPRAY

Our own little holiday tradition around here, and I know many of you can’t wait for it either, the Holiday Spice aromatic spray.  It’s just not the holidays without it.  We spritz around the house just before guests arrive, and they all coo about how great the place smells.    And we spritz gift boxes, cards and stockings too before sending them off -- family and friends get a whoosh of holiday goodness when they open their presents!  Holiday Spice is our most requested seasonal spray, every year since the very beginning - oranges, cranberries, spices and greens all blended together for the perfect scent of magic and delight.   (4 oz bottle - $ 6.00)

DEAD SEA BATH SALTS FOR WINTER SOAKING

There is no better time than winter for long, indulgent soaks in a steamy hot bath. We are featuring fragrances of French Lavender, Almond Ginger, Vanilla Bean & Honey, plus seasonal scents of Rose Petal & Cardamom, Bourbon Vanilla or Sweet Fig. Pamper someone you love with a little “me” time in long, relaxing, bath that smells divine. And don’t forget to treat yourself too – this uber-busy time of year requires an extra dose of self-care. (16 oz bottle - $ 8.00 each)

HELPING HANDS SOAPS - A GIFT THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

The Helping Hand soap sets make a difference for women entrepreneurs all over the world - a portion of the proceeds is dedicated to Kiva, a micro-lending organization that helps people globally finance their businesses and dreams.

The set features small 2 oz bars in the most popular year-round fragrances:  Oatmeal & Goat Milk, French Lavender, Lavender Lemongrass, Ocean Mist & Sea Grass, and Vanilla Bean & Honey. One of each of the 5 fabulous scents are piled up in a little stack, and tied with bakery twine.  Such pretty colors.  Such a great idea for guest baths, travel soaps, or small gifts.  Such a reasonable price too - it’s only $12 for the whole package.  You’ll want loads of these for the upcoming holiday season.

Deck The Baths With Bars Of Soap, Fa La La La 

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 struggle - 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 check every box.  Everything is handmade in small, thoughtful batches, yet reasonably priced.  You’ll find something for everyone on your holiday gift list.

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Swedish Dishcloths  -We’ve got a couple of new ways to dress up your gifts this year. Swedish dishcloths are the eco-friendly yet adorable Scandinavian cleaning cloths that everyone is talking about.  So useful for every day cleaning – dishes, counter wipe-ups, spills and surfaces. Light as a feather, they can soak up loads of liquid, leave no streaks, and dry amazingly quickly. No stinky sponge smell, incredibly efficient, durable and washable, plus cute as a button in holiday patterns. See our website for all the darling patterns. We’re pairing them with a bar of soap for $ 9.50. This gift will be the hit of the season.

Striped Burlap Gift Sacks- If you need to dress up a little gift of several items, we’ve got fun new striped burlap sacks. They are square stand-up totes with handles in red or white stripes that hold a variety of goodies – a collection of soap bars, then add some accessories. Or gussy up a collection of holiday soaps, sprays, and bath salts. Festive yet practical too – they have a waterproof lining that can sit right on the bathroom counter. Choose one of our curated sets or make up your own. 

And our website showcases our usual array of organza bags, cotton totes, boxes and bows too. Click on our “Gifts” tab for a lovely variety of made-for-you gift ideas from small to large. Or 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.

Free Shipping on orders $100 or more!

With so many demands on your time, who wants the headaches of traffic jams, crowded malls, and empty shelves once you get there?  Save yourself the aggravation by shopping online. We’re offering free shipping on orders of $100 or more. And 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 revelry and joy – the perfect send-off for a new year of peace on Earth.