Goat Milk Soap

Goat Milk Soap
Cleopatra's Secret to Youthful Beauty
3.5 - 4 oz bars - choose fragrance

Dead Sea Bath Salts $5.00

Dead Sea Bath Salts $5.00
Relax and Rejuvenate
Fragrance Choices

Sugar Scrub $5.00

Sugar Scrub $5.00
Scrub, don't Eat!
Fragrance Choices

Peppermint Foot Scrub

Peppermint Foot Scrub
Tingly Clean - Sluff off those Callouses
Buy multiples and save

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Local Orders and Fundraiser Opportunities

Adding a quick note for local purchasers. Please email us at hannahmadesoaps@gmail.com or call 478-394-0314 to oder and avoid shipping charges. As I play around with paypal I may figure out how to set up local orders. For now, it would just be easier to place your order directly versus using the shopping cart. Hopefully we will soon have a separate page for the 'store'. We are still seaching for the perfect fit for a blog redesign.

Also, I wanted to note that we have implemented many of the suggestions from the January contest. We are having other bloggers host our giveaways and contests. We are also seeking reviewers. Please email us your blog address and snail mail address if you are interested in reviewing any of our products.
Thanks to Nan's suggestion, we now have a Facebook group

And I loved Carin's fundraiser idea! We are putting together logistics, and would love to help you do a fundraiser with your group. We can do it completely online via a separate linked page and paypal set up, and/or we can put together something for your group to market locally. Please email if you are interested in this option. Keep in mind that we reserve the right to decline any fundraiser that would support a cause that we personally wouldn't champion. Selling all natural soaps and low cost luxury spa products would be so much more appealing to me than selling candy or wrapping paper. AND, we won't gouge your supporters either; we'll just share our profits and offer special sized products to maximize the purchase appeal while still giving you a comparable % of the sales. You can reach us at hannahmadesoaps@gmail.com if you have questions.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Thursday, February 5, 2009

January's Contest Winners!

Wow, what a learning experience! I now understand why people randomly choose their winners. Coordinating with three judges, and getting a consensus wasn't easy!
Thank you all for your great ideas. We've implemented many of them, and were very pleased with the number of entries we received. Before I announce the winners, I'd like to also extend a special offer to everyone who posted a suggestion to help us increase traffic. Until Feb 14th, we will include a free heart shaped sample bar with any order (only for those who participated in Jan's contest.)

Also, you can visit http://www.4babyandmom.com/ and find us featured on day 5 of her February Fiesta which includes new giveaways daily. Don't wait - she's choosing a winner for the $20 gift certificate this weekend!

Our judges had their work cut out for them with all the great suggestions. I let them each vote separately, and then compared notes. I am very pleased to announce that RoguePuppet is the winner of our Sampler Gift Set. Call it the Law of Attraction, Good Karma, or fill in the blank, but I thought it was very apropos that Nan won this. She was one of our first visitors, first purchasers, AND she made the suggestion early on that we offer a Sample Set. How cool is that!

For our random winner I used Random.org First I verified all the entries were valid, typed them out in notepad (giving extra entries for orders placed as promised) and used the list generator. The #1 slot was my default winner. Like I said - quite a learning experience! I am going to reach out to other vetran bloggers and find a simpler way to do this. I suppose part of my issue is my need to ensure fairness. I also quickly realized why other contests require separate posts when you qualify for multiple entries.

Just so I can increase my learning curve a little more (and can dedicate more time to improving the appearance of the site) I have decided to have other more established bloggers host our giveaways. So, look for links to other sites for this month's freebies. I'll post them in the header so they'll be easy to find. I guess, you'd like to know who our Spa winner is, huh? Should I end the suspense, or drag it out a little more.

I could tell you about our new scents, or ask you to brainstorm with us as we develop a soap of the month club. We've had lots of requests for different scents, some of them a little on the strange side. One of my concerns with new scents is that *I* have to smell them while they cure. Imagine my horror when I had someone ask me for 'manure' - seriously! I am not joking!! We did order an 'earth' scent awhile back, and I assured him that it would fit his criteria of being an offensive smell. I agreed to make a small batch for him, but promply delivered it so it could cure in the coziness of his own home. I still haven't been able to comprehend his motivation, but whatever. It put money in Hannah's pocket, and he promises to be a regular customer.

I have never been very fond of the fruity or foodie aromas that are so popluar. I have tried to avoid including them in our line, but I also want to make our customers happy. We've had a lot of requests for peppermint and vanilla. These are two smells that I actually like, so those are now available. Buttons will be updated over the weekend.

Okay, alright already. I know you are really here to find out who the winner is, not to listen to me ramble. So, without further adieu, I'd like to congratulate hollistersuttonfamily. Again, I think it was a great random roll of the dice, since one of our judges picked her suggestion as her second choice.
I have emailed both winners and their packages will arrive well before lovey-dovey cupid day.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

What Might You Win?

Thought you'd like to see a picture.... Scroll down to the Jan giveaway blog to enter - be sure you read the directions carefully! This is the Grand Prize: Loofah Sponge, Dead Sea Bath Salts, Brown Sugar Scrub, Soap Holder, and a Bar of Cocoa Butter - Goat Milk Soap (your choice of fragrances.)

Friday, January 16, 2009

The Sampler Package

Our small decorative hearts are perfect sample size - approximately .5 oz. In the give-away you'll receive: Creamsicle, Mochalatte, Rose, & Sensual. Also you'll receive a .5 sample of Energy & Lavender. Each will be individually wrapped in colorful gauze.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

New Scents and Samplers Available Plus a Contest for January!

We are gearing up for February orders. Today we made soap, with lots of Heart shaped Sample bars. Our newest scents are Rose, and Sensual (one of my favorites.) Next week we plan to make two more scents. Please be sure to chime in if you have a favorite scent that isn't listed.
I don't particularly like 'flowery' scents, but the Rose is incredible. My house smells like I have bouquets of fresh roses everywhere.

We are offering a Sampler Package too for those who just can't decide. All sample bars are Heart shaped, except Lavender and Energy. And best of all, when you order the sampler package you'll get a coupon for free shipping with your next order. I'll post a picture soon.

Watch for the announcement for a new contest. We are brainstorming for ideas. Maybe THAT should be our next contest! Okay so this IS the announcement for a new contest!

Please read carefully - additional ways to garner entries have been added.

Here are the rules:
You leave us a suggestion on how to increase our traffic. We'll ask some of our savvy blog friends to help us choose the best suggestion. The winner will receive a Sampler Package with one of *every* scent we have available. Also in your comment tell us which scent you like best, and if there is one you like that we don't offer.
Though it isn't a requirement for this contest, You might want to follow our blog. This is the first of many give-aways, and we want you to know about all of them.

You can also enter to win a Grand Prize by:
actually helping us drive traffic by sharing our contest with your friends. The more friends you send to enter, the better your chances of winning!

You can twitter, link back from your blog, facebook page, stumble, digg, etc. Just leave us a comment with the link showing us how you are spreading the word. Only one entry per day, per method.
When you refer your friends or post about it, tell them to mention your name when they enter - that will be worth a double entry for each of you.

And since our main goal is not to just increase viewers, but ultimately increase sales - You'll get 10 entries for each purchase (and matching entries for any friends you refer that purchase - as long as they mention your name in the comment they leave us.)

The Grand prize will be a Spa in a Box - including a full size bar of soap,a soap holder, bath salts, a loofah sponge, and a sugar scrub, with scents of your choice. Get those creative juices flowing, and tell all your friends to enter the contest too (which will net you more entries!)

Contest ends Jan 31st or when we get 200 qualifying comments, whichever comes first. (I am sitting here thinking about the mental challenge of calculating entries, and decided to cap it lest it become more than my feeble brain can compute.)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

And the Winner is.......(drum roll)

......Momtoeli! Unlike everyone else who uses random.org to pick their winners, we did it the old fashioned way. Everybody's name went on a slip of paper (even yours Feathermaye) and my 3yo picked the winner. Not to be outdone, the little man wanted to help so we also have a 'runner-up'. Deb, we'd like to send you a sample bar. All of you can get a free sample bar by adding a picture link to our site. Just email us for details!

Happy New Year to everyone! May your 2009 be filled with overflowing joy and blessings beyond your wildest imaginations. We look forward to helping you pamper yourself!