Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Sexy Side of Valentine's Day

How perfect for Valentine's Day!! Edible Body Powder by The Muddy Moose! Yumm! I am thinking of getting one for myself (well, you know what I mean). Make your romantic evening a full sensory experience. Smell the sweet scent of the "Love Dust" and feel the gentle touch of the mini feather duster. Great addition for an evening of fun! Gently dip the mini duster into the jar of Love Dust, tap off the excess and then apply to the lucky recipient. Then the best part...the clean up. YUM! A sweet vanilla taste awaits! And the mini duster in included! The dusters were made especially for The Muddy Moose Bath Boutiqe by fellow etsian arealcraftychick!

A Valentine Trio of Shea and Cocoa Butter Soaps is brought to you by Copper Lilly Botanicals. Copper Lilly lovingly put together this sweet little set for Valentine's day, three sweet soaps for your sweetheart (or you)! Each bar will be individually wrapped and labeled, perfect for gift giving. These are full sized bars of soap that will weigh in between 5 and 5.5 oz each.
* White Chocolate Raspberry - This limited edition soap is fragranced with a blend of sweetened raspberries and the natural scent of cocoa butter.
* Almond Champagne - A sweet and fizzy champagne with a delicate almond scent. This blend was inspired by the almond flavored champagnes that have shown up recently on the wine scene. This is my current favorite bar, I could hardly wait for it to cure before putting a bar in the shower!
*Spiced Apple Tea - A warm cup of apple tea infused with orange peel, vanilla bean and spices. Topped off with a bit of milk, just like the lovely swirl in this beautiful muted pink bar.

Need a little sparkle in your life? Check out this set of Sparkling Rayne Lip Gloss in Heart Shaped Compact, by After the Rayne. Each one of thier gorgeous colors will suit the day or night. You can Mix and match. Try the copper and then for a little sexy bonus, brush a bit of the gold shimmer over it! If you just want a hint of color on your lips, then try the pastel palette of lavender, pink and violet shimmer. For those of you that don't want a mica shine, the burgundy red is sure to please. It is a matte color that isn't heavy and goes on as a light sheen with a touch of color. You can compliment it with the other two colors in the case. A handy lip brush that comes with each compact.

Stay tuned to our Valentine's Day Giveaway!!!

Details to be revealed shortly!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Valentine's Day is right around the corner!!!

Green Springs Body Works has the perfect Valentine's Day gift...their Vegan Organic Rose Clay Shaving Soap is not only beautiful, but practical as well!! Kiss your shaving cream goodbye! No need to still be shaving with commercial shaving creams. Try our organic, eco-friendly alternative! The rose kaolin clay in the soap gives a nice slip so shaving is a breeze. All of their products are colored naturally and scented with pure essential oils!

This soap is handmade with an infusion of healing, organic, homegrown herbs including: rose, rosemary, calendula, lavender, comfrey and more! Organic olive oil, organic coconut oil, organic fair trade palm kernel oil, organic jojoba oil, unrefined fair trade shea butter, rice bran oil, sodium hydroxide, rose kaolin clay, organic caster oil, and vitamin E. Lightly scented with blood orange, rosemary, and a touch of patchouli essential oils.

Show your burning desire for the one you love with The Pig & the Peacock's red My Heart Burns for You Soy Candle. This 8 oz soy candle is hand poured into a beautiful ceramic heart. The cherry jubilee scent has top notes of cherry with soft undertones of apple.The candle is approximately 8 oz. (This listing is for 1 candle). There is also a pink one! These candles are highly scented and burn for approximately 60 hours.

By the way, Soy wax is non-toxic and burns cleaner than paraffin, with no petrol-carbon soot which can blacken walls, ceilings, and furniture, contaminate ventilation ductwork in your home. Soybeans are a renewable source, so you can enjoy your candle knowing that you are being environmentally friendly as well!

For the little ones on your list (or those a bit silly and fun loving!) Pucker Up Soap Pops by Angie's Soaps & Such are perfect!! These soapy lips are so much fun! Now you can have those beautiful plump lips you've always wanted:)

When you're done showing off your new gorgeous lips, just remove the stick to use the soap.This listing is for a set of 4 Pucker Pops. Each comes individually wrapped and labeled, ready for gift giving. Each soap weighs approximately .5 ounces (14 grams) and is scented with strawberry fragrance oil. Different scents are available upon request!!

Remember...Valentine's Day is right around the corner!! Show someone how special they are with something handmade!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Happy Anniversary !!

One of our very own CYA Team members, Lave-me Soap Co. is celebrating her first full year on Etsy! Congrats, and keep up the good work! With a passion for soap and bath products that are as special as they are unique along with a wonderful personality! She is not only an asset to the Etsy community and the soaping world, but a valued member of our team!

Thank you for all of your hard work, kind words, and beautiful soaps!

In honor of her 1 year aniversary, Lave has made a treasury showcasing some of her favorite things...check it out and give it a click!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

....Even More Valentine's Goodies!!

Hurry everyone! Valentine's Day is right around the corner! And what points you will get for such a thoughtful gift. Handmade bath products are a favorite of everyone!!!

An amazing blend of earthy, musky Patchouli, and the sweetness of Ylang Ylang. A Breath of French Air has a wonderful Bath Tea set which is sure to take all the stresses of the day and soak them away!
These Bath Tea Bags contain a hefty 1/2 cup of Organic dried flowers, Epsom Salts, Sea Salts, and Pure Essential Oils. These wholesome ingredients are infused in a muslin bag. Simply toss the bag into the bath water while the tub is filling. The Bath Tea will infuse the water with soothing ingredients. Go ahead and pamper yourself!

What is even better than giving your loved one a big kiss on Valentine's bout 3!

This Get Lippy Soap Set by Soap Scent-sations is perfect for everyone on your list! This set includes 4 Chocolate Lip soaps weigh approx 0.5 oz. Each individually wrapped inside an organza bag, ready for giving. Yummy Chocolate scented! These are perfect for giving for Valentine's Day or any day you want to lay a big SMACK on someone special!

The Love Spell Bubble Bar by Indulgent Creations is a twist on traditional bubble bath...Bubble Bars are a solid bubble bath. Crumble half or all of one under running bathwater, enjoy the scent, a tub full of bubbles and the softness on your skin afterwards

This one is a wonderfully romantic blend of mandarin, bergamot, orange, peach, berries with a hint of musk. Perfect for making that day even more special!

There will one more installment of the Etsy CYA Team gift guide!! Stay tuned......

Sunday, January 18, 2009

For the Soap Lovers on you Valentine's Day List...

Bubble Gum Valentine Goats Milk Soap by Amplify Me Soap Shop... Who among us doesn't remember the joy of finding a spare nickle, hopping on a banana seat bike, and peddling as fast as we could, streamers and pony tales blowing back, as our spoke beads made that wonderful clinking sound, and there it was....the corner store. We didn't need to lock up our bikes, we wouldn't be in there long, we were there for one thing and one thing only, a little piece of heaven, Bazooka Bubble gum. Oh, that easily opened twisted wrapper, and the sugar powder coating! This gloriously moisturizing and detergent free soap will keep those precious childhood memories alive. Sweet and fun, you've just gotta try one!

Sweet Hearts Rose Geranium Soap by Aquarian Bath...
This is a beautiful and lovely soap scented with Rose Geranium, Camphor and Menthol. The lather is light and fluffy and it will leave you feeling clean and cool after using it. The bars are large approximately 5 oz. The all natural color comes from pink kaolin clay, and the bar has a heart stamp in the middle. This is a very hard and long lasting bar. This is an orangutan friendly soap, in other words no palm oils are used in this soap.

The Broken Heart Puzzle by Arcadia Aromatics is a great novelty gift and the kids will have tons of fun putting together the puzzle while getting clean. Made from wholesome ingredients, the soap base that we use to make these designer soaps is considered one of the very best on the market and contains NO sulfates or harmful chemicals and absolutely NO harsh detergents or foaming agents. You'll receive 4 individual peices of soap that when put together, form a heart shape. The entire heart weighs 7.5 oz.

A wonderful Valentines Day Gift Set For HER come to you from Anhoki's Place! This gift set combines two of the most romantic bars ever made. Sensual, exotic.....When she asks you to wash her back for her. Amber Sandalwood Vanilla (Sensual, warm, full-bodied and hauntingly mysterious Amber is only one component of this ultra complex yet balanced blend) and Simply Splendiferous (An enchanting blend of black pepper, patchouli and cinnamon. Simply Splendiferous is a love affair between naughty and nice). Both are hand stamped with care using Anhoki's legendary soap stamps!

Chocolate Bliss by Bella Luna Crafts is the ultimate in deep, dark, rich chocolate, with just a hint of cream. Yum! Made using the cold process method with olive, coconut, and palm oils and shea butter. Colored with cocoa powder. Olive oil and shea butter are known to be wonderfully moisturizing, coconut oil helps make a nice fluffy lather and palm oil helps make a hard bar. No parabens, no sulfates or detergents. Your skin will thank you!

Pacific Paradise Soap is offering a wonderful Valentine's Soap Set filled with goodies!! The Trio of Hearts soaps are in calming Cedarwood enriched with shea butter & cocoa butter. Four mini-hibiscus shaped soaps are made from Geranium Lavender essential oils and are enriched with shea butter. Two of the hibiscus are colored light purple. The red centered plumeria shaped soap is in Island Kiss fragrance and it's enriched with shea butter. Give the gift of enjoyable soaps for Valentine's Day. It's like having a Spa Day at home!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Get Your Valentine's Day Gifts Here!

An Assorted Chocolate Soaps Valentines Day Gift set comes to you from Lave Me Soap Company. Be some one's valentine this year and give the the CUTEST gift set of assorted chocolate soap. 6 mini assorted soaps aprox .30 oz each are included in the set. Two mocha cafe, 2 cherry cocoa and 2 cocoa almond. Each are placed in little candy holders and tucked inside a mini heart gift box. Check out her shop for even more yummy Valentine's Day Bath & Body goodies!

Chocolate Decadence Goats Milk Soap from Moon Maiden Soap & Sundries is the perfect Chocolate for your Valentine ... pleasing to the eye and the nose with all the wonderful aroma and ZERO calories. Sure not to ruin any New Year's diet resolution! With real dark cocoa powder which is known for its powerful antioxidant properties and scented with the *best* true-to-life chocolate fragrance we could find. This fabulous layered bar was made with pure farm-fresh goats milk and skin-loving vegetable can't go wrong!

If you are a traditionalist...why not go with some roses!!!

A Thousand Roses Soap from Swan Mountain Soap Shop would be the perfect soap for any rose lover! What's better than a dozen gorgeous long-stemmed roses for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day? A Thousand Roses - roses that she can keep for weeks and weeks, roses that will caress her skin every day ... and never die.
She also has this one in a pretty heart shape!

If you have a true blue soap lover on your Valentine's Day list your are sure to impress them with this Pick 6 Selection from KB Shimmer. Loaded with Olive Oil, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, our soap lathers and cleans like a dream! Once wet, micas make our soap sparkle and shine. What a great gift this soap would make!

Along with the beautiful swirls that she have around 30 scents to pick from!!!

Stay tuned for even more great gifts from the CYA Team coming to a computer near you tomorrow!! Happy Shopping...and Happy Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Meet some of the gils of Etsy CYA team!

Come meet the girls!!! And while you are it give us a click at
We would like to thank (from the bottom of our hearts) Vicki Diane of Vicki Diane Designs's
for her support and putting together such a wonderful treasury for us!
Thank you Vicki!
Love the gils of the CYA!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

And now for another episode of...

o o As The Soap Lathers o o

**cue the cheesy organ music**

Narrator's Voice..(the man behind the 'stash is gone, replaced by anyone who will work for giggles and soap). On today's episode of ATSL, we are exploring reports streaming in from across the nation that women are running amok with weapons.

It has been leaked by a VERY low level source in the new administration, that the Justice Dept will make investigating these reports a marginal priority in the next year undercover grizzly bear in Alaska has reported a 'maniac' toting a 12 gauge threatening anyone who crosses her teamates

....the above 'maniac' has also offered to team up with the Cleveland based baseball bat nut because the snapping of broken leg bones is 'so satisfying'

...reported in LA is the soaper who longs for 'crafts that use chainsaws'

...also from LA reports seeing a crazed woman wearing a hockey mask, packing heat and a most wicked weapon - a diabolical stick blender. She was last seen escaping in a stolen 18 wheeler which witnesses say she drove expertly

...another one has been know to threaten to poke people with 'sharp things' for merely mentioning that they get up early, make a cup of gourmet coffee and take product photos early in the AM

...there are numerous reports of women hacking with butcher knives and ice picks. They claim to be using said weapons to chop cocoa butter & other necessary oils - do they really believe that the government is THAT gullible??

...and there is the report that comes from Tennessee

...A WalMart greeter has told of seeing a woman with a shaved head and some wicked scars cruising the aisles. Investigators will determine if she is a victim of the 'butcher knife' gang

Cheers, my soapy friends.....


Tune in for the next intriguing episode of......"As the Soap Lathers" coming soon to a computer screen near you....

You can also catch the original airing (and much more!) in this Etsy thread posted by our very own honorary member SCGodess!

Stay tuned our soapy friends