The Last Three Arts & Craft Festivals For This Year

This Fall is flying by so fast, and I’ve already finished my 1st four arts and craft festivals.

Here are the links and important info for the last three I’m attending this year.  Later this month, I will post the Christmas soaps I will be featuring.  I will also have a special limited edition Fall/Owl-o-ween themed soap and the last of the Fall and Jack-O-Lanterns available in the next few days in my Etsy store.

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Don’t forget to check my Facebook page for updates since I always post everything there first.

Owl-o-ween-Artist Alley
Oct 25th 4 pm-10 pm & Oct 26th  3 pm-9 pm
KSU Stadium
http://owl-o-ween.com/    &    http://vimeo.com/96622289

Chomp & Stomp
Nov 1st 11 am-6 pm
Cabbagetown Park
177 Kirkwood Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30316
http://www.chompandstomp.com/

Christmas in Lithia 
Nov 8th 10 am-5 pm & Nov 9th 12 pm-5 pm
Lithia Springs High School
2520 East County Line Road
Lithia Springs, GA 30122

We’re Having A BIG SALE!

I wanted to take this opportunity to say, “Thank you all for your support!” You have been so kind to tell all your family and friends how much you love Evelyn Rose Soaps, and with your support, we have grown our Facebook following by over 100 likes in less than three months.

So show our appreciation for your support, we are having a BIG SALE! Now through the end of the month, use code FBTHANKYOU to save 25% off your entire purchase of $20 or more at our Etsy store (excludes shipping), and you will also receive 2 FREE lip balms with your order.

Also, if you haven’t yet “liked” our Facebook  page, check it out and see what you think.  It’s the best way to stay up to date on our happenings and sales.  We always post everything to Facebook first.

Thank you again!

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Want to get some FREE lip balm???

I haven’t posted on my blog in so long, I figured you guys deserved to get some free stuff. Here’s how.

Evelyn Rose Soaps will be at Taste of Douglasville at O’Neal Plaza in downtown Douglasville this Saturday May 17th from 1-5 pm.   This will be a great family friendly event with free concerts, free children’s activities, and so many great local vendors and restaurants.  This event is also a major fundraiser for the Douglas County Arts Council’s many community events including their children’s summer and spring break art camps. Dougalsville is easily accessible to most of the Atlanta metro area via I-20 and is about 15 minutes west of Six Flags.

Our booth is A2 across from the MainStage and next to Kaylee’s Bows & Accessories.

We will have lots of great soaps, gift baskets and sets, lotion bars, Dead Sea Salt Scrubs, and lip balms.  We are also currently testing some new certified 100% natural lip balm “flavors”(they add scent but no taste), and I made 4 new lip balms today with 4 new recipes.  The next 20 customers who make a purchase from either my Etsy Store or at the Taste of Douglasville event will receive one free lip balm with their order/purchase. Don’t forget to ask me, and I’ll let you pick which one you get, but this offer is limited to the next 20 customers to make a purchase.

Clear lip balms are Passion Fruit.

Burgundy lip balms are Guava (smells like yummy bananas to me).

Bubblegum pink lip balms are Bubble Gum, of course!  🙂

Pink lip balms are Raspberry.

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Make sure to “like” us on Facebook to stay up to date on our latest product and specials.   I have a few more natural lip balm flavors I will be testing this summer, and I will post the next sampling opportunity to Facebook.

We will also have a selection of clearance soaps that will be 50% off.

I hope to see you there.

Winner Of Our First Facebook Contest!

Drum roll, please….We have our WINNER!!!

Josh L. of Douglasville, GA is the winner of our first Facebook contest!

Thank you all so much for “liking” our Facebook page, “following” this blog, and supporting our business. Without my wonderful customers I would just be some crazy lady with a bunch of soaps. 

Little Evelyn (the company’s namesake and logo model) was allowed to stay up WAY past her bedtime to pick our lucky winner, and we even used one of the soap pots to hold the names.

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Thank you all again for your support!

Facebook Soap Giveaway

Update On Our Facebook Contest

To get our Facebook page off to a good start, we are holding a drawing for a free box of our soaps worth $20.

All that is required to enter the contest is to “like” us on our Facebook page, and when we get to at least 50 “likes” for our page (not just the post, although keep doing those too so I know the kinds of things you want to see), I will do a drawing for the winner. Also, if you, “follow” this blog your name will be entered into the drawing, and if you make a comment on this blog, you can get an additional entry (up to 3 total). If you’ve already “liked” us on Facebook, “followed” our blog, or made a comment on our blog, don’t worry, you are already entered into the drawing. The drawing is opened to anyone in the US over the age of 18 (excluding my relatives).

When you like our Facebook page, please email me (evelynroseproducts@gmail.com) how your name appears on Facebook so I can make sure I have the correct email/name match to notify the winner.

Here are the 4 goat’s milk soap bars in the giveaway.  There is a lavender scented bar, 2 citrus flame bars, and a palm free bar made with shea and cocoa butter and scented with a essential oil blend of bitter almond (smells like cherries), vanilla, and sandalwood.

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We only need 6 more “likes” on our facebook page to get to 50.

Good luck!

Huge Christmas Sale

Tonight we are kicking of a HUGE sale!

In honor of having our furnace working again (we woke up to no heat yesterday, but it was fixed by that night) and since this is the final weekend before Christmas, spend $10 or more at my Etsy Store  and receive 25% off of your entire purchase (does not include shipping).  Plus you will also receive one free naked (i.e. no label) sheer lip stick.

Since I don’t sell cosmetics, I don’t have a label for these, but I will email you the ingredients.  I make these every Christmas for the ladies and teenage girls in my family for fun.  I will also have pots of clear lip balm if that is preferred.

This offer is also valid for my local customers who can email me directly for purchase and delivery arrangements (your order must be paid for and delivered by Monday 12/23 at 6pm EST) as long as you email me by 11:59 pm on Sunday 12/22.

You can also include the Dead Sea Salt Scrubs and lip balms as part of your $10 minimum purchase (for the 25% discount), but I am out of the tins I package the lotion bar in and won’t get them in until after Christmas.  For all my local customers, you can have us package your order in one of our gift baskets (minimum order of $20) at no extra charge, but if you need the gift basket mailed, it may increase your shipping cost.

Your coupon code is REDHOTCHRISTMAS25 .  This sale ends 11:59 pm EST on Sunday 12/22/13, and is for 25% off your purchase of $10 or more(does not include shipping), and you will also get a free naked lipstick or lip balm.

 

Here are some of the new Goat’s milk soaps I listed on my Etsy page this week.

Scented with a blend of natural ginger, manuka, lime, vanilla, & bitter almond (a personal favorite)

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Lemon Creme Scent-a blend that smells like lemon creme tarts & is a blend of natural lemon and vanilla (another personal favorite)

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Winter meets Summer-a blend of natural peppermint, orange, lemon, and litsea cubeba

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A delicate blend of natural lavender & Egyptian geranium rose   

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How buying Evelyn Rose Soaps helps support other small, local, and family owned business

Small Business Saturday got me thinking about how every purchase of Evelyn Rose Soaps helps to support other small, local, and family owned business, and I wanted to tell you how and spotlight a few of these companies.

All Evelyn Rose Printing (business cards, banner, T-shirts, labels, etc) is done by Crazy Native in Douglasville.  They are owned and operated by a great husband and wife team, and they do awesome work.   I just ordered new soap stamps last week, and once they come in, all of our future soap packaging will be 100% recyclable.   We are really excited to phase out the old labels and have these beautiful stamps for our back label (ie the ingredients in each bar) in addition to the front logo stamp and contact info stamp we already use.   Since our soaps are 100% natural and green, we really wanted our soap packaging to be the same.  Plus they just look so great!  Even if you are not in the Douglas or Paulding county GA area, you can still check out Crazy Native on-line.   They go to show you don’t have to use a large national printing company to have beautiful and professional printing done.  Support mom and pop companies!

A great local Atlanta soap supply company is Soapgoods.com.  I have seen this company grow from just a one man operation to several employees.  This was the very first company I ever bought soap supplies from, and a few years ago, after badgering the owner for months (I’m sure I wasn’t the only one), he allowed for local pickups…yah!   This works out great since their warehouse is just a few miles from my chiropractor’s office, and this means I don’t have to pay for shipping.  Then I can pass the savings on to my customers.  A win-win!

Next on my list is Lebermuth Company.   This is a family owned and operated essential and fragrance oil company that has been in business for over 100 years.  This is were I get all those great certified 100% natural fragrance oils, and I also use their essential oils too.  I just love them.  Not only do they have a extensive selection of natural products (I only use natural ingredients), but they also have a great customer service team.  Brynne Spiritoso is my favorite customer service rep there….I just love her, and she is great!  It’s also great that they have small samples you can purchase and try out in a small batch of soap since they sell all their oils by the pound.

Last, but not least, is Brambleberry.   They are another small company with great customer service, and not only do they have a huge selection of raw ingredients for soap makers, the company’s owner, Anne-Marie Faiola, runs a helpful blog with great ideas and solutions for troubleshooting soap issues.   It’s always great to get new ideas, and even if I don’t end up using what’s in her post, they still help to get the creative juices following, and help me to think about other designs I want to do with my soaps.  Their site also contains helpful (and free) soap and scent calculators that you have to pay for elsewhere.  This saves me money, and I can pass it along to my customers.   

I just can’t say enough about these four small companies, and I really love doing business with them.  Every time you purchase one of my products, you are indirectly supporting them too.

Below are some of my soaps I have created using products from the companies I bragged on above.

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Don’t forget to check out my Etsy store to purchase your soaps today! 

Also, “like” my Facebook page (not just the posts, but “like” those too since it gives me feedback on what you want to see more of) to get an entry into our Facebook give away contest.  We are giving away a $20 box of our soaps once we get 200 “likes” for our page(not the post).  You can get up to 3 entries for “liking” our Facebook page, following this blog, and making a comment on this blog.  If you have already done this, don’t worry your are entered into our contest, but please send me an email (evelynroseproducts@gmail.com), with your contact info in case your win.  I want to make sure I can contact you if you do.  

Here’s the soap we are giving away for our Facebook contest.

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