Friday, August 27, 2010

hey, can I do that?

Every time someone sees how the soap bricks are cut at Sweet Petula, they always ask, "Hey, can I do that?" It is pretty nifty. So I thought I'd share photos of how it is done.
Photo #1 (above) The bricks. I make 90 lbs of soap, pour it into a large Plexiglas mold, then cut that big block into smaller bricks. These are those bricks.

#2 Each brick sits on the cutter (which has interchangeable bar sizes.....that is the white plate thing on the bottom)

#3, you push the grid over the brick & viola! Soap bars. This part is very satisfying. Think of cutting a 8 lb hunk of cheese at once. It just feels cool.

#4 Detail of the small end pieces that get cut off. These pieces (usually bigger than what you see in this photo) are where my soap seconds come from.

#5 It's like magic.

Friday, August 6, 2010

this makes me feel good.

"100% of customers would recommend this to a friend."
This makes me very happy. Tonight I saw three reviews on of my Petite Shea Butter Soaps. All (very lovely) customers gave Sweet Petula 4 out of 4 stars!
Here they are....
Pros: beautiful paper package, quality, lovely smell
Cons: you will want more (I love her)
"I have purchased two bars and used them in my bathroom sink. With regular use they last about a month. Sweet Pea is my favorite with Milk & Honey a close second. They smell so clean, almost baby-like!"
"I love the look and smell of this soap. I haven't tried it yet, hope it meets my expectations" (It will, I promise)
Pros: sweet scent and sweet packaging
"The scent of this tiny soap filled the large box in which my package was sent. It is a clean, sweet flowery scent that I found irresistible. The packaging is lovely as well"
I think lovely should be the word of the day.

Monday, August 2, 2010

new solid perfume formulations

I've spent the last few weeks working on a new solid perfume recipe. The new formula is 100% vegan (the last one had beeswax in it.) And the scents are more concentrated.

You can see the 5 different scents we have available here. One is brand spanking new, Sweet Lily Blossom, and really my newest favorite thing. A bunch of you that attended Girls Night Out last week got a preview of this fragrance.

I've also discontinued Pink Garden Rose & Day Dream (these scents will still be available in the shea butter soaps, so don't fret.) If your interested in the last few of these, they can be found here.

Smell pretty.