Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Last two days of my shopping values sale!

Tomorrow is my birthday, so I thought it would be fitting to put all things lavender on sale, after all that's what inspired my foray into soap making. Plus when you shop my birthday bash sale, you'll receive my latest creation, a Vanilla Latte Hand and Lip Balm for free. My thank you for being a faithful customer these past five years!

Here's what on sale:

Lavande Bleu Handcrafted Soap, regularly $7.50, on sale for $7.25. I realize this isn't much of a sale, but this soap is far and away the most expensive soap that I create. I'm a stickler for the type of lavender essential oil that I use. Some lavenders have a lot of turpene in them (smells like terpentine), this one is smooth and sweet like you just brushed my a plant in the wild in France!

Royal Velvet Lavender Bundles - 3 for $10, regularly $6 each.

Lavender Sachets - 2 for $6, regularly $6 each.

Lavender Hand Salve, Regularly $5.25, on sale for $4.75

Lavender Soap & Hand Salve Gift Set, Regulary $13.50, on sale for $12.00

Just a reminder, you can shop at the webstore, by phone, or email.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Twelve days of gift giving values - Day 10

Man soap to the rescue! Today's shopping value is my Shaving Spice soap, the perfect little something to tuck in a stocking. This soap is amazing in it's smooth luxurious lather that adds the perfect slip for a close shave. Soap arrives wrapped in brown paper and tied with raphia and gift tag. Regularly $6.75, available today for $6.25.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Shopping Values Sale - Day 9

Today's shopping value is a Candy Cane Gift Set that incorporates my amazing luxurious Candy Cane soap loaded with the aroma of peppermint and chocolate, a Cocoa Mint Lip Balm, and Peppermint Hand Salve for $17.00. I made a bunch of these up for my personal gift giving needs and I have a few to share with you all. Available today only for $17.00. Place orders on the webstore or by phone at 208-761-9775 or email.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Twelve days of gift giving values - Day 8

Salt scrubs are amazing little bathing luxuries! I'm making fresh salt scrubs this weekend. Today only choose a large salt scrub or small salt scrub and full size soap for $15.00. They will arrived wrapped in cello with a bow and gift tag. Available in Candy Cane, Orange Creme and Lavender.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Twelve days of gift giving values - Day 7:

Today's value is a set of three luxury handcrafted soaps wrapped in a gift box, tied with raphia and hand stamped gift tag, regularly $21.50 on sale for $19.50! This gift is perfect for anyone who bathes! But most particularly for that someone who already has everything. You select three of your favorite luxury handmade soaps full of aromatic goodness for the nose and skin. Then let me wrap and ship it for you!

Soaps pictured are Candy Cane and Coconut Mojito in the foreground, Lavande Bleu in the background.

Reminder: you can place orders directly on the website, by email, or by phone at 208-761-9775

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Twelve days of shopping values - Day 6

These sponges really lather up with my luxury handcrafted soaps. Enjoy one for yourself or tuck in a stocking.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Twelve days of shopping values - Day 5:

Today's value is a set of my two facial cleansing soaps in Pomegranate and Rain for $7.95, regularly $4.75 each. I formulated these soaps just for my personal use when I made a decision to eliminate the chemicals found in personal care products from my daily regime. I've never regretted the move once. My skin looks as young as ever with little or no blemishes. I've been very grateful to have these faithful little beauties in my bathroom and shower. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Twelve days of gift giving values - Day 4: Gingerbread Handmade Soap!

This soap has long been one of my personal favorites! Of course, this was inspired by a holiday favorite, the gingerbread man! Ginger and orange essential oils uplift your mood, honey adds loads of moisturizing properties to this soap. On sale today for $5.25, regularly $6.75!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Twelve days of gift giving values - Day 3:

Soap Balls and Soap Shavings

Choose a set of two soap balls or a bag of shavings for $5, regularly $6.

From start to finish handcrafted soaps are just that, handcrafted. When the soaps come out of the mold they have to be cut, then shaped. I smooth off the tops of the soaps with a cheese planer, then I bevel the edges. The byproduct of this handcrafted process is scraps! I hand mold these scraps into soap balls and then I select pretty shavings and put them in bags of "soap potpourri". Each bag of shavings contains a soap ball, as well. Shavings and soap balls make sweet little aromatic displays in your bathroom as well as single serve guest soaps.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Twelve days of gift giving values - Day 2: Orange Chip Handcrafted Soap!

Regularly $7.50, today's value price: $6.75. Orange essential oil and chocolate synchronize beautifully! All my chocolate soaps are family favorites. The cocoa butter adds lathering luxury to the soap as well as it's chocolate aroma. Cocoa butter stars also in my Mint Chocolate Chip and Candy Cane soaps. Enjoy one today!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Twelve Days of Gift Giving Values - Day 1

I had so much fun offering my twelve days of gift giving values last year; I'm offering it again!

Here's out it works:
If you want the daily deal, let me know! You can order online or by phone at 208-761-9775 or email at susanne@lavandedebois.com. If you want to shop all twelve days of values, let me know and I will hold your order until day twelve and then mail it to you or arrange for you to pick it up.

Today's value is your choice of soap and a wood soap saver packaged in a kraft pillow box and tied with raphia and handmade gift tag. Regularly $12, on sale for $10.50 today only!

Handmade soap makes a luxurious gift for anyone, but especially for our baby boomer parents who don't need another gadget or knick knack. They enjoy consumable gifts, so why not infuse their bathing routine with a moment of all natural luxurious goodness for the nose and skin!

Be sure to check here or on facebook for all twelve daily values. I'm trying to plan something special for the twelfth day as that's my birthday!

Happy shopping!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Spring Open House Preview

I'm hosting my Spring Open House next week where I'll be featuring spring gift giving ideas. You may have several occasions coming up where an aroma therapeutic natural body essential might just fit the bill. I'm thinking especially of Mother's Day, but perhaps you have a bridal shower to go to, or you'd like to pamper a graduate, bridesmaid, sister, or girlfriend. 

Here's a preview of what I'll be offering. If you can't make the open house you may place orders by phone at 208-761-9775 or email
Pot of gifts for the gardener!
She can work all day in the garden (gloves and flower pot included)
And pamper herself at night! Includes and emollient salve for the hands, bath salts, and luxurious handmade soap. Assorted scent combinations.

This gardeners gift pot incorporates Grapefruit handmade soap, Lemon Drop hand salve, Citrus bath salts.

The deluxe foot care kit will fit the bill for anyone ready to break out their sandals!
Includes Rosemary Mint Foot Scrub, Peppermint & Tea Tree Handmade Soap, Rosemary Mint & Tea Tree Healing Foot Balm, and pedicure tools and toe separators for $27.00.

Add a cute pair of flip flops and some nail polish!

Miniature foot care kit featured in foreground for $15.00. Includes Rosemary Mint Foot Soaking Salts, a small Mossmint Soap, Rosemary Mint & Tea Tree Healing Foot Balm and Foot brush/scrub. Pair it with a beach towel, flips and beach bag for the ultimate beach gift.

 Body essentials gift set includes a salt scrub, body butter, and soap. This one is grapefruit. I just can't get enough grapefruit essential oil. It is so fresh, so clean, so inspiring no wonder it's known to encourage feelings of happiness!

Here it is in Lavender only the current gift set comes with a larger bar of soap, on sale for $22.95.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Still time to send off a little handmade goodness: here's my virtual gift boutique!

One of the challenges of keeping an online store as well as an in home showroom is having enough quantity on hand to offer the item online. At the same time I love to put together gifts that are unique. As a result, in my showroom I offer so much more than I am able to offer on the online store. I've put together this virtual gift boutique so you can take a peek at the incredible variety of gifts I have available. It's sort of wordy but it gives you a lot of options to choose from if you're still looking for some handcrafted goodness to send someone's way! Place orders by phone at 208-761-9775 or by email

Any items that I talk about that are also available on the store will have a link behind them so you can click on that item and order or just get additional information.

Candy Cane gift sets are a huge seasonal favorite! Supplies are quite limited at this point. But I do have 6 full size soaps available and I just put them back on the store as well as two Soap with Saver sets. I also have one Candy Cane Body essentials gift set. And one super cute gift that contains a Cocoa Mint Lip Balm, a Peppermint Hand Salve, a pair of red striped mittens and a jingle all the way emery board for $12. There are still several Coco Mint Lip Balms for $3.75. The combination of peppermint and chocolate is amazing and full of lip smacking, lip soothing goodness. A perfect stocking stuffer. The lip balm is also available in Vanilla.

These bath sponges come with a 1.75 ounce soap. Currently available with a lavender colored sponge and Lavande Bleu Handcrafted Soap or Lavender Mint Handcrafted Soap for $5.25.

The combination of Rosemary and Mint essential oils occurs in several products. This is a combination that I just love mostly for therapeutic reasons but the aroma combination is awesome too! Rosemary essential oil is antiseptic and stimulating and is also great for inflammatory conditions and combines superbly with spearmint which is great for stimulating lymph drainage and is excellent for headaches. I soak in my Rosemary Mint Therapy Salts at least two times per week. A large bag of salts is available for $9.95 and contains four cups of salt. A medium bag containing 1.5 cups of salt is available for $5.25. And the super cute small soap and salt set is still available for $7.25 in Rosemary Mint or Candy Cane.

I also have a Rosemary Mint Foot Kit for $16.95 and a Rosemary Mint Foot Balm packaged with a pair of cozy socks and a mini pedicure kit for $14.00.

The Citrus Salts contain grapefruit and orange essential oils and are available in the large bag for $9.95 or the medium bag for $5.25 and I have a couple of my Ginger Passion Massage Oils yet.

Also in this picture on the bottom shelf are my Lavender Therapy Salts large bag for $9.95 and the medium bath salts for $5.25. I have a several gift sets containing the medium salts with a Lavande Bleu 1.75 ounce soap available for $9.25.

I might be able to come up with one of these Lavande Bleu soap with saver gift sets. And I still have plenty of Lavande Bleu, my signature handcrafted soap as well as the face soaps in the right side of this picture in Pomegranate and Rain.

I'm completely out of the Lavender Body essentials gift set shown but I do have several Soap and Butter gift sets for $10.75. Includes a 1.75 ounce soap in either Lavande Bleu or Lavender Mint and a 1.25 ounce Lavender Mint Body Butter.

Another popular aroma is my Mojito which is made from Lime and Spearmint essential oils, a super fresh and invigorating aroma. I have one Body Essentials Gift Set available as shown. I have a few guest soap sizes, one full size soap, a set of soap shavings, and one soap with saver gift set and several body butters

Again, I invite you to shop online, in the showroom or by phone at 208-761-9775 or email at susanne@lavandedebois.com.

Monday, December 12, 2011

12 Days of Gift Giving Values - Day 12: Lavande Bleu Handcrafted Soap

It's my birthday! So today I thought it would be fitting to offer my signature soap ON SALE! My Lavande Bleu Handcrafted Soap embodies my business, in that it is beautiful to use and to look at, it's comprised of mostly organic ingredients (as are most of my soaps), AND it's made from lavender essential oil! Initially, my dream was to have a field of lavender growing at my back door, currently I have a cottage garden lavender patch of over sixty plants. I've been so busy with product development the farming aspect hasn't quite gotten off the ground yet.

Lavande Bleu is my top selling soap! And it is also my most expensive soap to create, hence, I rarely offer it on sale. But ... today is a day to celebrate ... so I'm sharing my favorite, signature soap today only for $6.25, regularly $7.25, so you might want to stock up.

You might be wondering why it is so costly to create this handcrafted luxury item, well it's basically the cost of the essential oil. It costs me over quadruple that of any other essential oil that I use, primarily because I'm pretty particular about my lavender essential oil. The oil I uses comes from France, it's grown in the high alpine region and is comprised of a "population" of lavenders, meaning that it's comprised of multiple varieties. The high altitude creates a more complex aroma that is mellowed by the long daylight hours. The addition of Shea Butter to this recipe creates loads of creamy lathering and moisturizing bubbles and gluten free ground oatmeal is added for mild exfoliation. I invite you to enjoy this beautiful and luxurious bar of handcrafted natural goodness!

Place orders directly on the store at www.lavandedebois.com.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

12 Days of Gift Giving Deals - Days 10 & 11: Soaps that arrive dressed up for gift giving!

I'm running the next two days of deals together because I am going to be out at Wood River Cellars for the weekend with my product line and unable to update inventories. Stop by for wine tasting and relaxed shopping. I've marked seasonal favorites Candy Cane and Orange Chip Handcrafted Soaps out of inventory as I am almost out. Call or text me at 208-761-9775 and I can set one or two aside for you.

I've put two items on sale that I think I'm unlikely to run out of. The first deal is my premium holiday wrapped soaps for $6.95. Choose between top selling soaps: Mint Chocolate Chip and Lavande Bleu. Soaps arrive packaged in brown paper wrap and tied with raphia and a holiday gift tag. Or choose a wrapped soap from my classic line for $5.95. Soaps make fabulous gifts to tuck in a stocking, or attach with a gift card or a note. These small luxuries are the perfect add-on gift for anyone on your list.

Or try these multiple soap gift sets:
Let me do your wrapping and shipping! Shipping on individual gift sets is only $5!