Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Lavanilla soap at last

We have hardly been able to keep lavanilla soap in stock as it is so popular but have made plenty of new batches and have finally got it to the online shops.
Plenty of people claim not to like the fragrance of lavender but many of them are thinking of that old fashioned musty lavender that hung around old clothes. When most people get a smell of lavender essential oil fresh from the fields of Provence they change their minds!
We have blended lavender essential oil and vanilla to give a fabulous modern perfume and added it to one of our gorgeous handmade, cold process soaps to make a real treat.
This soap is available in 110g bars but also comes in the Lavender lovers gift box, the mixed soaps gift box and is available with loads of other lavanilla goodies in a luxury hamper.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Fresh linen pillow spray

This is our lovely fresh linen pillow spray. A quick spray of this before bed gives your pillows a gorgeous 'fresh washed' fragrance. It comes in a classy turquoise glass bottle and is finished with a pretty ribbon so is perfect to keep on your bedside table. It is available in our Folksy store and will be on http://www.bluefrog-gifts.co.uk/ shortly.

Friday, 6 August 2010

we have been having a break from making all our yummy soaps, creams and bath products this week. The peonies in the garden have been fab this year and inspired me to make these...

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Tribute to Scotland

We have introduced our 'Scottish' soap this summer and it has been a great success. The plan was to use the fragrance of Scottish raspberries and mix in some skin softening oats which would also make the soap slightly exfoliating. We have finished each bar with a wrap of vintage lace and tartan ribbon. The result is a really skin pampering soap that looks as good as it smells and is a joy to use.
At the moment it is only available in 110g bars but we plan to introduce it as one of our convenient soap chunks on http://www.bluefrog-gifts.co.uk/ shortly.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Introducing Jane Exelby's

Several years ago I became fascinated by the notebooks of my grandparents, these were handwritten books that noted recipes, remedies, tips and suggestions for all manner of interesting things from the 1930s and 1940s. My grandfather was a pharmacist or dispensing chemist and, in those pre NHS days, he was the first port of call for those needing medical advice, first aid or chemical household remedies. My Grandmother was a nurse and using their combined skills started a business making soaps, skincare and make-up. Her main philosophy was that a few high quality, natural ingredients were much better than lots of complicated, over processed formulas. She was very successful, particuarly during the war years, and kept extensive notes of all her recipes.
It is these recipes and formulae that we have updated; always trying to work to her ethos of clean and simple.
We have developed a whole range of cold process soaps, skincare, bath and body products and will introduce you to them all in this blog.
Our gorgeous rosie posy soap