Sunday, July 25, 2010

Grand Opening Celebration!

Thursday night was the Soapendipity Grand Opening party, and what a party it was!!  I saw some familiar faces and made some new friends too.  There was a sale table set up outside, the soap bar was ready (with an extra special shout-out to the folks at Bramble Berry for getting me the back-ordered soap base in time - woot woot!!) and an extra table was set up for making lip balm and bath fizzy bombs.

Sale Table 
The sale table will stay set up in the store and will be at the Farmer's Market each Saturday until everything is gone.  Believe it or not it is time for me to make room for my fall fragrances, so I must make room on the shelves for new stuff!  Prices on sale items are from $0.50 to $2.00.

Make it Yourself Soap Bar
Because the fizzy bombs and lip balms were so popular at the party, I have decided to make them a regular activity at the Soap Bar!  Prices are $3.00 each or $2.00 each if you are also doing the soap bar.

Soap, Lotion, Body Scrubs
New items are being added almost daily (as fast as my own two hands can make them), so be sure to come in often to see what is new.

Cupcakes and Cookies for Everyone!
Another big shout out goes to Janee, Maureen, and Rebecca for their help in the shop and for making the cupcakes and my mom for making eight dozen chocolate chip oatmeal cookies to help with the festivities.

Here's the night in numbers:  10 lbs of soap base used, 17 fizzy bath bombs and 11 lip balms made, 43 bars of soap sold, 73 entries into the drawing, two dozen cookies and three dozen cupcakes eaten, and two soap parties scheduled.  What a great night!!


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Soapendipity is International!

Last week, on her way to the sale at the yarn shop, Diane stopped in to check out the Soap Bar.  She told me she was leaving soon for Korea to teach English for a month and was looking for unique, locally made host/hostess gifts to take with her.  She came back the next day and placed her order for six gift bags.  In each was a bar of Yuzu scented soap, a 2 oz matching lotion, and a lip balm.  She came in today to pick them up and was thrilled with how they turned out!  I might be a little biased, but I am thrilled too.  It is amazing what a cellophane bag and some curling ribbon will do to make something look great and instantly gift worthy!!

I also made lotions and sugar scrubs in Energy, Lemon Drop and Summer Melon.  These fragrances are perfect for summer!  Feeling inspired, I made up gift sets for each of these.  In the set is a 4 oz lotion, a 4 oz sugar scrub and a bar of soap.  Within five minutes of curling the last ribbon, Lynda (who also stopped in for the first time last week) walked in and bought the Energy set for a wedding gift!

In addition to the 4 oz size set, I can also do each of those scents in an 8 oz size.  More fragrances are going to be added weekly, so if you have a favorite, let me know and I can make it for you.  Hint, hint...Apricot Freesia and a fragrance called Tropical Vacation (which is a heavenly mix of mango, coconut and pineapple...yum!) will be added next.

Also new this week are the Sun Soothers, in both lotion and spritzer.  If you overdid it in the sun and are feeling the burn, these are wonderfully cooling and soothing.  The spritzer is especially great right out of the refrigerator!  I am so excited about this product, I even thought about intentionally getting a sunburn, just so I could try it out as it was meant to be used.  Don't worry, I didn't have to intentionally get burned (don't try this at home...the use of sunscreen is highly encouraged).  After an impromptu trip to the west side and back on Friday, I had driver's arm...that burn you get only on your left arm from the sun shining through the driver's side window.  I am pretty fastidious about the use of sunscreen (as I am the fairest of fair), but even I forget to slather it on before driving.

Upcoming Events at Soapendipity:
Mineral Foundation class (still a couple of spots left) - this Thursday, July 15th, 6-8pm
Grand Opening Celebration - Thursday, July 22nd, 6-10pm


Sunday, July 4, 2010

What Can You Do at Soapendipity?

The Soap Bar is now open weekdays for walk-in soap making. Soap is something EVERYONE uses, so the experience is both unique and practical. Using my selection of soap molds, fragrances, and colors, you are limited only by your imagination. Looking for a fun gift idea? Make soap! Your recipient will appreciate a gift that they will enjoy using and was created by you. Soap making is a fun family activity that is kids safe and non-toxic.

Soapendipity offers classes creating your own natural soaps, lotions, mineral makeup and much more! New classes are added monthly, so keep checking the schedule, as you are sure to find something that sparks your interest. The best part? You will get to take home everything you make in the class! As a graduate of a Soapendipity class you will be able to come to the store and purchase additional ingredients so you may make more when you run out. If you don't have the space to keep supplies, for a low hourly rate plus the cost of materials, the Soap Bar is available for use by appointment.

Soapendipity offers a full line for bath and body products, created fresh in the shop daily. We use only skin loving ingredients such as avocado and olive oils, jojoba, shea butter and local, fresh goat milk. New products are added weekly, so come in often to see what is new. Custom gift baskets can also be made for any occasion. All of our products are also available through the website at and on Saturday at the Kittitas County Farmer's Market in Ellensburg.

For less per person than the cost of a movie, Soapendipity is a great choice for your next get-together. In addition to the Soap Bar, parties can be customized with a selection of add-ons such as lip balm, lotion, fizzy bath bombs, and scrubs. Contact Soapendipity for availability and pricing of add-ons. Soapendipity is a great choice for birthday parties, bachelorette parties, church groups, Scouts and 4-H groups, girl's night out, daycare/preschool groups and much more. You don't even need a reason to party, just 5-12 friends who want to get together for a fun time. Contact Soapendipity to find out more, including how the Soap Bar can come to you if you can't come to the Soap Bar.

Soapendipity Ellensburg Soap Bar
105 E 3rd Avenue (across from the Post Office)
Ellensburg, WA 98926

Tuesday 12-4
Wednesday 12-4
Thursday 2-6
Friday 12-4

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