New Product: Cold Process Soap

After a long hiatus, our cold process soaps are back! Introducing 4 new soap bars:

Benefits of cold process soap:

  • Our cold process soaps are made with all-natural ingredients such as essential oils, plant oils and Shea butters that are blended together to create a rich lathering soap that moisturizes the skin. Unlike other soap types, cold process soap penetrate into the skin to nourish and help minimize dry itchy skin.
  • Natural ingredients can be lost through the heating process in hot process soap techniques; the cold process method ensures these natural ingredients are better preserved.
  • Natural essential oils, like lavender and jasmine, or fragrance oils are added to cold process soaps because they take a number of weeks to fully cure and the scent intensifies over time.
  • Cold process soaps are colorful and can be made with a level of artistry with many soaps decorated with swirls, layers of color and all sorts of interesting designs. Some are mixed with natural ingredients for texture while others have a top layer of herbs for an artistic final touch.

The Cloisters Holiday Bazaar

A quick pause in our #bestof2017 countdown to share a few outtakes from the Cloisters Castle Holiday Bazaar we attended on Friday evening and Saturday. We met a lot of wonderful new people as well as creative and talented indie artists/vendors that we hope to meet again at future events.

In addition to sharing our products with potential customers, we introduced our brand new cold process soap bars and mini soap bars to the public for the very first time! The new listings will be up on the website this upcoming week.

Spending more time out in the community has always been a challenge for us due to Tyra’s work schedule but she plans to make it a priority in 2018.

Natural Organics Line: Cold Process Soaps

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Check out our new Cold Process Soaps featured under the Natural Organics Line of body products.

Our natural bar soaps contains pure essential oils, natural plant oils and butters thoughtfully formulated to richly nourish your skin. Our natural organic soaps are free of artificial oils, synthetics, animal oils and artificial coloring; just wholesome natural ingredients. We proudly list every ingredient because we believe that you have the right to know what you are applying to your body.

Typically, our cold process soaps cure for at least 4 to 6 weeks. The longer the soap sits to cure, the better quality bar of soap you will experience. Having reached the minimum of 4 weeks of curing, our soaps will be ready to use at the time of order.

For more information, check out our full collection of Cold Process Soaps exclusively at Belle and Blaire Handmade Bath and Body.

Blogger Product Review

 

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Chrissie from Saved By Grace Blog contacted me shortly after I posted a tweet requesting bloggers to review products. She was the first person to take me up on the offer and she has been a pleasure to work with ever since. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I sent out the tweet, but Chrissie’s professionalism has made the experience as flawless as possible. Thank you, Chrissie!

You can read Chrissie’s review here and be sure to take advantage of the 15% discount code that’s good thru Sunday, 6/24. Also, don’t miss out on a chance to win $20 worth of free Braquel’s Bathroom product! This is a special promotion that is offered exclusively on Chrissie’s blog. Head over there now and submit your registration!

Reviewed products:
Chai Tea Whipped Body Cleanser
Creme Brulee Cold Process Soap
Sugared Strawberry Lip Balm
Zucchini Bread Whipped Body Cleanser (sample size)

Sneak Peek: Warm Oats

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Here’s a sneak peek of our second cold process soap, Warm Oats. It was made on Dec. 14th and it will be ready for sale on Jan. 14th. Warm Oats is made with grounded oatmeal, whole oats & vanilla bean powder; scented with milk & honey and a touch of orange sherbert fragrance oils. We believe you will love this soap as the oatmeal will relieve dryness while restoring the natural moisture of your skin.

We can’t wait to share this soap with you!

Until Warm Oats are ready for sale, check out our first cold process soap Eucalyptus Olive Oil Soap. It’s a great bar of soap to lather up in when you feel a cold coming on or when you want to simply relax your body & senses with a therapeutic bath soap before bedtime.