Wednesday, September 10, 2008

News, Announcements and Other Fun Stuff

Uh oh. Everyone duck! I have been thinking again. :-)

I made a post yesterday in my private LJ, of which I won't repeat the full post verbatim, but I will give you the rough outline of.

September 15 will be the 6th anniversary of my daughter's death. She died after a three month battle with brain cancer. Never fear, this isn't going to turn into a post about personal battles, but its important to how the Idea came about. You see, September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and for a while now, since we started the shop actually, I have been debating the idea of setting aside a product or scent every month, and donating a portion of the profits from those sales to charity. I began thinking about it seriously this week, as a way for me to do something good with the memories of my daughter.

This morning, Misty and I talked it over, and decided that making these charitable contributions is a good idea. So, with that in mind, each month, in both our Etsy page announcement section, and here in our blog, I will post what soaps fall under the "Scents of the Month", there will usually be 2, though at times only 1 will apply. For each purchase of an eligible "scent of the month" soap, 10% of the profit from those purchases will be donated to a specific charity, that will also be listed.

For the month of September, since it is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we have chosen Orange Ginger and Citrus Amber as the scents (we're trying to make it match roughly to the awareness color...Childhood Cancer is gold, so those two were pretty close). So for each bar of those two purchased, 10% will go to CureSearch - The National Childhood Cancer Foundation, Children's Oncology Group.

For the month of October, the scents will be Strawberry Cream and Pomegranite Vanilla, and 10% of the profits from those sales will go to the Susan G Komen Foundation.

The next announcement is where the fun begins! (Like getting to spoil yourself with yummy bath goodies and know that you're helping a good cause all at the same time isn't enough!) We have also decided, to have a monthly drawing for a free sample sized Spa Basket! One night of pure indulgence, for free!

You'll get all of the things that would usually go into our full size spa basket, but in miniature. Each basket will contain (1) 1.5oz bar of bath soap (in either the Creamy Goats Milk, or Silky Shea Butter, depending on the scent of the month) with a terry cloth soap saver bag, (1) 2oz Luxurious Body Cream, (1) 2oz Skin Softening Salt Soak, (1) 1oz Moisturizing Milk Bath, (1) Exfoliating Sugar Scrub, (1) 2oz Clear Conditioning Shampoo, and (1) 2oz Silky Smooth Conditioner.

All you need to do is leave a comment to any post during the month of September, and you'll be automatically entered in the drawing. (Each month will start over new, so come back soon to check for October's Free Gift!).

Also, for those who follow our blog (by clicking "Follow this Blog" on the right), you'll be given a second entry and double your chances of winning!

Winner will be announced in a special blog post on September 30th.

So, I think that's all from me today...lots of fun things to come. Later!



BeadedTail said...

I love that you donate a portion of your profits to such worthy charities! I wish you much success!

Melody S. said...

Such a great idea! Your soap seems so yummy:) Hope for you all the best!