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Lumberjack Swag! A perfect holiday gift!

Lumberjack Swag! A perfect holiday gift!

Our newest soap – it’s sexy. it’s masculine. it’s on a hemp rope! A blend of essential oils including bay rum, geranium, cedarwood and black pepper make this an awesome masculine soap… one that you’re gonna want to add to your man’s shower.

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October 8, 2013 · 7:33 pm

Black Hills Legend!

Sylvan Lake in the Black Hills, SD

Sylvan Lake in the Black Hills, SD

My old stomping grounds is the Black Hills of South Dakota, and yes, I miss it desperately.  One of my very most favorite soaps is one I made to remind me of home.  It’s got pine and lavender essential oils and if you close your eyes and hold it to your nose, you might just end up at Slyvan Lake.

Click HERE for a look at our Black Hills Legend Rustic Pine Soap.

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GROW!

By the way, I'm wearing the smile you gave me!

Truly grateful for your patronage, your kindness and your willingness to share. 🙂

Growing a small business is seemingly an uphill battle.  But a battle it is and it isn’t.  I’m looking at it as a lesson.  Lots of homework, lots of tests, lots of teachers, lots of expense, and a tremendous amount of fun!

Over the last three years I have learned  a great deal about soap making, natural ingredients, essential oils, aromatherapy, and skin care.  All about the process of soapmaking, choosing and making molds, developing recipes, finding suppliers for ingredients,  packaging and labeling, and all about barcodes, sales tax, accounting, and a thousand other things I didn’t know.

I’ve had to learn to juggle website & social media marketing, scheduling and attending farmer’s markets & pop-upshows, finding props, and learning how to anchor my tent.

It’s been such a difficult and amazingly satisfying journey.  I have met the most interesting, kindhearted people.  I’ve been blessed by others who are willing to share their knowledge with me.  I’m a wee bit tired…and so blessed to be able to have this business which has become my way of life.

Big thank you to sweet family and especially my husband for his support, wisdom and kindness on this journey.

It’s time for the next step…we are looking to grow our business and need your help.  Small-business bootstrapping  is what we do, it is what we’ve always done.  We have found that word of mouth is the very best kind of advertising.  I know that from my own experience, I trust my friends to let me in on the good stuff.  I would invite you to share us with your friends or retailers that may have a spot for our all-natural products.  You have my gratitude.

Please send them to our website: http://www.irishtwinssoaps.com

You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!  Follow us for all kinds of interesting tid-bits, new products, giveaways & specials.

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An Update! New Products!

This girl hardly gets to blog anymore! We’re having a busy summer…making products, stocking shelves, attending shows and farmer’s markets, and of course….baseball!  So here’s an update on the latest…

And again…a humble and heartfelt thank you for your patronage.  We love what we do and are so grateful for your support!

We’ve got some new products that we’re excited to introduce.  We have been invited to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally this year and have developed some new soaps for our biker friends…and of course, all of our customers.  A little black and orange {Harley Davidson colors} seems fitting, so…we added two soaps to our lineup with Activated Charcoal.  Here is a brief description of our newest….

BadAss Biker Soap:  This soap is a specialty soap with all the goodness of Activated Charcoal.  Here’s why we love it:  One of the most impressive attributes of activated charcoal is its ability to adsorb (not absorb), which means it actually attracts other substances to its surface and holds it there. As that translates to soap, those other substances are impurities found on your skin! Although it is difficult to imagine, it is said that one teaspoon of activated charcoal has the surface area of 10,000 square feet! That, plus its ability to *draw* impurities to itself, makes this a super cleansing bar of soap!   This soap scented with Anise and Peppermint essential oils.

WARNING: {I guess this is the “BadAss” part….}  Rinse well, activated charcoal may stain.  Use old towels, etc. A soak in baking soda and vinegar should take out any staining.  Buy it here!

Our Dakota Gunsmoke is similar, only it’s scented with Peppermint and Lavender essential oils.  Buy it here!

Both are available through our website, etc.  If you are out at the Rally this year, come find us – we’re on Main Street, in the large SD Made tent, by the Sturgis Harley Davidson.  Woot!!!

BadAss Biker & Dakota Gunsmoke

and for our orange soap, Sunshine Citrus:

Sunshine Citrus is a delightful rustic soap made with Sweet Orange essential oil.  It’s fresh and invigorating with an uplifting aroma.  Orange essential oil is anti-depressant, anti-septic, and anti-inflammatory.  It promotes the production of collagen and increases blood flow to the skin. It’s helpful for soothing dry, irritated, or acne-prone skin.  Buy it here!

Sunshine Citrus soap made with Sweet Orange Essential Oil

We also have a new soap: Anise & Lavender, made with Anise & Lavender essential oils.  It’s aroma is fresh and it’s moisturizing, calming and refreshing.  Word has it that Anise essential oil masks the human scent and fisherman have been using it for that reason.   Give it a try and let me know.  Buy it here!

Anise & Lavender

Ok, so that’s our newest lineup…

Find our goodies online at www.irishtwinssoaps.com, at our retailers (found on our website), and at the following upcoming events.

Upcoming Events:

    • June 17, 2012 Tour deKota @Dark Horse Cafe & Bakery Beresford, SD
    • July 14 & 15, 2012 Brookings Arts Festival, Brookings, SD Sat. 10 – 7, Sun. 10 – 5 website
    • Aug. 2 – 12, 2012 STURGIS BIKE WEEK! Main Street Sturgis, South Dakota Made in SD tent
    • Oct. 19 & 20, 2012 Expo For Her Sioux Falls Convention Center
    • Oct. 26, 27 & 28, 2012 Autumn Festival 2012 Sioux Falls Convention Center Sioux Falls, SD
    • Nov. 9 & 10, 2012 Sioux Empire Arts & Crafts Show W.H. Lyons Fairgrounds Sioux Falls, SD Nov. 9, 3:00 p.m. – 8 p.m. Nov. 10, 9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. website

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L U C K Y! Shamrock Soap $5

The perfect way to celebrate the Luck O’The Irish! Extra skin-friendly – 100% moisturizing glycerin soap made with comfrey leaves {used in skin treatments as an anti-inflammatory, to repair tissue damage and stimulate growth of new cells}.  Scented with the essential oils of oakmoss and geranium. This is the blend that we use for our “Deep Earth” soap.

Shamrock soap also available in Lime – perfect for your kitchen!  This is a 100% moisturizing glycerin soap as well – with the essential oil of Lime.  The citrus is uplifting, anti-depressant and works as a disinfectant, anti-septic and anti-viral.  A nice touch by the kitchen sink! $5.00 – Only available in MARCH while supplies last.

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Follow us on Pinterest!

We’re having much fun on Pinterest finding and pinning our favorite things. Follow our Irish Twins Soap Co. board for our products, and our other boards for recipes, diy’s, garden love, quilt love, repurposing, junking, natural cleaners, Ireland, Things we love, littles, South Dakota, Industrial, Blogs we follow, Essential Oils, Homemade & Christmas!

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New PRODUCT: Aromatic Room & Linen Sprays

They’re ready!  Our new line of Aromatic Room & Linen Sprays are here just in time for Spring.  Blow out the dust, crank open the windows and freshen up your home with these all natural aromatic sprays made with essential oils. 

I've over the Moon!

Super excited to introduce this new line of room/linen sprays.  Three fragrances: Lavender Mist, Citrus Splash & Fresh Pine.

Aromatic Room Sprays!

Lavender Mist Aromatic Room & Linen Spray

A soothing blend of lavender and rosemary essential oils. Lavender oil has a soothing and calming effect on the nerves, relieving tension, depression, and nervous exhaustion in general and is effective for headaches, migraines and insomnia. Rosemary is wonderful for clearing the mind and mental awareness, It helps with headaches, migraines, neuralgia, mental fatigue and nervous exhaustion. This blend is perfect for nighttime peaceful rest.

Spray mist the air, on your sheets & towels, spritz laundry before tossing in the dryer. Use to freshen pet beds, lockers & cars, or simply anywhere you’d like a refresing scent.

Essential oils are the pure essense of the plant, unlike synthetic fragrance oils which are less expensive and do not have the therapeutic value that botanical oils have. Chemical reproductions contain fragrance oils (also known as phthalates) which have been chemically produced in a lab. Eventually long term exposure may cause allergies and other health problems.

Our Aromatic Sprays are:

Earth & Skin Friendly.

Not tested on Animals.

Vegan.

No Synthetic Fragrance. Phthalate Free

Pure All Natural Formula

Paraben Free

4 fluid ounces

See our site for descriptions of Fresh Pine & Citrus Splash!  http://www.irishtwinsoaps.com

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