Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Soapmakers journey to higher learning.

This week has been rather unique for me. On Monday, I was the guest speaker at the University of New Brunswick Saint John (UNBSJ). I had been invited to speak on e-commerce and social networking. I found the class to be extremely attentive and really easy to speak to. I explained how we merged our marketing with social networking and some of the do's and don'ts of social networking. The class had some very good questions, which I was happy to answer. I had a great time, even though I was a little nervous. My time at the University did not end there.

Thursday afternoon, I had the privilege of being invited to a soap lab being performed by one of the biology classes. They distilled their own essential oils, which I found intriguing. I enjoyed giving advice on what oils to use and how much. I felt sorry for them as they had to hand mix their batches of soap to get them to come to trace. Some of them seemed to lose hope but they all did eventually trace (take on a pudding-like state). The lab was extremely well run by Leah (who had invited me). Her knowledge of the process was very good and she had obviously put a lot of research into the lab. I added a couple of safety tips to what she covered with the class. In the end, everybody managed to pour their soap into their makeshift molds. I wasn't there for the unmolding in the days following but I hope their soaps turned out well.

I want to thank everyone at both events for making me feel welcome and I hope that my information proved to be insightful.

Monday, February 15, 2010

And the winner is........

We have just drawn for the winner of our 3rd Anniversary Giveaway. The winner was chosen via Random.org, from a randomized list of entries. And the winner is.... Patty D from Saint John, NB.
Congratulations Patty! I am sure you will enjoy it. Come on in to the shop to pick up your very own Sweetheart prize set next time you are uptown.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

SudsMuffin makes Valentines Day special

In store, our newest Foaming Sugar Scrub in Sugared Vanilla scent, made its debut along with our two newest Massage Gels: Cabana Boy and Sugared Vanilla, and bath bomb in Sugared Vanilla.

We had all kinds of guys in picking up our SudsMuffin Sweetheart basket sets, with included a handmade Valentine card, a premium silk soap, massage gel and bath bomb for only $20.00. They flew out the door yesterday.

Mrs SudsMuffin was a great help in putting together the baskets, and thought it was so cute to see these sheepish looking guys coming in looking for Valentine's gifts for their sweeties.

I made up a great Valentines morning breakfast, complete with my famous hash browns, scrambled eggs with sauteed veggies, toast, and sweet ham. It was fabulous, if I do say so myself. I even received a handmade card from my MiniMuffin, and the one from Mrs SudsMuffin was great, especially since it said that she loved me even more than peanut butter. Now that's a lot of love, coming from Mrs SudsMuffin.

We hope all you lovey dovies out there have a great Valentines Day and for those who bought from us, we hope it made it even more special for you.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Lots on the go!

We have started supplying a wonderful store in British Columbia with our fabulous Soap Cakes. Allure Bath and Body carries great products from all over and we are happy to be added to their list of vendors.

On another note, I have just made the coolest new soap check it out. This is a picture of our fabulous new Chocolate Peppermint Soap Squares. These look and smell so good I can barely contain myself. I just want to start munching them with a big glass of milk. They are going to be shelf ready in about 2 weeks. I will also have a new Satsuma Incense ready in 2 weeks. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Think Global,Buy Local

The "Think Global, Buy Local" craft show was a great success for us on Sunday. I believe it was good for the other vendors too. I would like to thank Anna and Zoey for the invitation and for putting on such a well organized event. The staff at the Pavilion were also superb. Special thanks to Tracy. The girls arranged for live acoustic music for the entire day. That was a great treat. The meal I purchased from the café was delicious. It was a day for meeting customers both old and new. I just enjoy teaching people about my products. Thanks to the CBC for the short interview on camera. I had great fun and it was a great cause to support. I understand that a fair amount of money was raised for the school in Sri Lanka and am happy to have been part of such a noble cause. It is important to teach others how to be self sufficient in order to grow their local economy while branching out into the globe.

Keep in mind that the cold winter months are the perfect time to host a SudsMuffin Kids Party, even if is just to break up the winter blahs. A SudsMuffin Spa Party is a great way for the ladies to have fun and shake off their own sub-zero doldrums. Book a party soon by calling us at 672-9248 (in Saint John NB area only) to reserve your date.