Friday, February 26, 2010

30 Day Challenge!

So here we go. We are taking a 30 day Soap Challenge here at Hazelwood Soap Company. I get it. Some of you take a 30 day fitness challenge or a 30 day detox challenge or a 30 day sugar fast challenge, but we take a 30 day SOAP CHALLENGE! What in the wide world of sports is that? Well, we are challenging ourselves to make a new, fresh batch of soap for the next 30 (work days). Now this sounds a lot easier said than done! There are many things that happen throughout the day within these 4 walls, but we are going to do it. It will make us stronger, happier and CLEANER! LOL. Plus, we will be well stocked for all of those Spring Time Visitors. So keep watch as to what we come up with. Feel free to add some thoughts, suggestions and inspiration!!! Till then...


Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Mother Load!

Yeah Dawg! I love making these natural goodies. This is how we started, with a good ole fashion bar of soap. But unlike your Granny's Soap, we are able to use luxurious oils (instead of kitchen fat scraps) and wonderful essential oils. The web has provided a vast amount of resources throughout the world. So even folks in WaynesVegas can get the best essential oils.

I am excited to put this new soap out. It is being named THE MOTHER LOAD! It has so many goodies in it that no other name does it justice. Included in this creation is an essential herbal blend, French Clay, Peppermint essential oil, Oats, Jojoba Meal, Apricot Meal & lots and lots of love. This should be ready in about 3 more weeks. Till then...


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Add a Splash of Color to Your Sink!

Looking for a great way to perk up your kitchen sink, bathroom sink or wherever? Hazelwood Soap Company offers their Exfoliating Liquid Hand Washes in various colors. They serve as the perfect birthday, hostess or just "I'm thinking of you" gift. While you are at it, why not add a personalized label to your bottle as well. These have been a very popular item in our shop for the past 2 years. They are fully stocked now, but bound to sell out once this weather warms up!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Hazelwood Soap Company is Stocking the Shelves

Here we have Mr. Teagan stocking the shelves. He is a great helper. Teagan is our official "greeter". He loves helping with the windows and dusting the shelves. This was an out of the ordinary day because he showed up for work in regular clothes instead of his PJs. We look forward to seeing you all soon and we are excited to share what surprises we have in the works. There are lots of new and exciting things underway!

Have a good day. Just thought I would share one of the reasons why I love having this business...Teagan gets to come to work with me!


Friday, February 19, 2010

Signature Soy Wax Candles with NEW Recycled Glass Containers!

Looking for that perfect gift? Look no further...Our Signature Soy Wax Candle is THE perfect gift. It is accompanied by our Chocolate Brown Box & Sassy Ribbon. This year, we tweaked our packaging even more. We have chosen to go with a more Eco Friendly Alternative. Our Soy Wax Candles are now being served up in an 8.5oz Sassy Recycled Glass Container. Still have the same delicate scents added with a cotton wick, but various different colors offered. Here you will see an example of the packaging with our POPULAR Violet Lime Candle. We haven't even tapped into our busy time yet and we have sold out of our candles in the first week of reopening. Oh yeah, forgot to mention that they come with a metal holder as well. Price is only $18. Great, great, great gift for anyone. If this doesn't say BRING ON SPRING... I don't know what would! Have a great day!


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Ahhhhhhhhhhh....Can you smell the Love?

Ahhh...can you smell the cinnamon & other warm spices in our Hazelwood Harvest Blend? Everytime I make a batch of our Infamous Natural Shea Butter Bar of Soap, it makes me happy! Its very pure, lots of love has been put into it & its the very first recipe I claimed as my own. Its hard to believe it has been 9 years now since I first made our first batch of soap! Whew...time flies by. Well, I thought I would share this gem with everyone and let you know that we will have lots of bar soap in stock just in time for Easter Basket fillers and Spring Time Fun! These puppies take 6-8 weeks to cure. I told you that there is a lot of love & patience involved, but well worth the wait!

2010 Feeling Dirty Contest Winner...Olie!!!

Here we have OLIE...Our 2010 Feeling Dirty Contest Winner. I think we can all agree that this was a fab pic. The winner of this photo receives 12 FREE gifts from us for the 2010 year. We are happy to send one of our products each month to the winner. If you did not get your entry in for the 2010 contest, no worries. We do this every year. Simply purchase a Feeling Dirty T-Shirt and wear it loud and proud. Take as many pictures as you would like in your Feeling Dirty Shirt (G-Rated Photos only please) and submit them to us by email or snail mail. You have until Dec 31, 2010 to enter. The most original photo wins. The Laursen Clan chooses the winner! We will post the 2008 year winner as well eventually! So GO GET DIRTY!!!

Hazelwood Soap Company.Waynesville.North Carolina

Nestled in a little town about 30 minutes outside of Asheville, NC is where good ole Waynesville NC sits. We are surrounded by beautiful mountains, vibrant colors and inspiration on a daily basis. We are lucky to live in such a wonderful place let alone have a business where people from all over the world visit. If you are ever in the area we would love for you to stop by!

A Great Way to Scent a Room without a Flame!

Our Reed Diffusers have always been a hit with our customers for a couple of reasons. As with all of our products, we do not over do it with the scent. We also use a large amount of oil in our recipe so that your diffuser will have a long life! Many companies add a substantial amount of alcohol, hence the rapid evaporation. You do want some alcohol in there in order for the scent to permeate throughout the reeds, but you should not have it evaporate within a couple of weeks. Our large reed diffusers tend to last anywhere from 9-12 mos. depending on how humid your environment is. Please feel free to contact us with any and all questions. Our top sellers are the Warm Spice and Walk in the Woods. Both are inviting and not overwhelming. We also have a Seasonal Scent so stay tuned! We have recently changed our bottles to a larger and thicker glass bottle.

Mr. Teague Reporting for Work!

If you are new to our company, we are a family owned business. It has always been our goal to keep our 4 kids by our side. We just think that they are great people and love being around them. So, Mr. Teagan (age 3) has been at the shop since we opened. He learned to crawl, walk and now help unload shipments with us all while being at the shop with his mom or dad by his side. Has it been easy? Not always, but has it been worth it...Yep. We wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. The other 3 kids help out at the shop as well. They all get off of the bus in front of the shop, go to the back for a snack, work on homework and then do a couple of chores each. We truly have a family owned business from start to finish. It works out great...the kids even get the chance to have their friends pop in for a brief visit occasionally. We really couldn't ask for a better scenario. If you do get a chance to visit the shop, you will often find Teagan in his PJ's and slippers. This kid has absolutely no worries! :)

This picture was before we reopened for 2010. 2 large pallets arrived and it was just me and Mr. Teague tackling each 1000 # pallet. He is the best!

Sneak Peek at Our New Spring 2010 Scents! Shhh...

So we are now on our way to mixing, labeling and really producing our Spring 2010 scents. Many of you are the ones who have chosen these little bad boys without even knowing it! The BAMBOO made a special "Guest Appearance" at the end of 2009 and the feedback was amazing. It is a clean, crisp, earthy BUT definitely not overwhelming scent. Great Unisex scent as well. We have decided to carry this gem in Handwash, Bodywash, Lotion & Our Signature Shea Butter Sugar Scrub.

The Fresh is pretty great, in my opinion. I am the one who is making everything so for me to like a scent after making about 9million (not really, but a lot of them for sure) that says a lot. Very clean, citrus based scent that works well with others. Great scent for those BLAH days.

Now lets talk about lil Miss Lovely...our latest and greatest. Again, I love a scent when it arrives and I love it all the way to the shelf, but after a gazillion I am not so in love anymore. I absolutely love, love, love LOVELY. I immediately made all of my favorite products in this scent and took them home. I actually couldn't wait to use the lotion. That says a lot! Its kind of like if you made cookies all day, the last thing you want to do is pop one of those bad boys in your mouth. Well, after making lotion all day I feel like I am plenty lotioned up. All I am saying is Lovely is now my favorite. Stop in one day and let me know what you think. Till then...


Monday, February 15, 2010

Hazelwood Soap Company is Ready for SPRING!

I don't know about you, but we are R-E-A-D-Y for Spring! We have a lot of goodies in store for our Spring Line. Lots of Sugar Scrubs, Dead Sea Salts, Candles & Recycled Glassware. We are excited to share them with you all. Stay tuned for an Exclusive Sale Soiree sometime in March. This will be a night where you can test our new products while sippin on some Sangria and little munchies. Exclusive Discounted Prices will also make it worth your while to stop by.