The Filthy Few Clean Up with Soap4Squares!

Recently, our fave bunch of athletic ladies called The Filthy Few ran a dirty race for a noble cause!  These fab ladies ran a muddy obstacle course 5-K that benefits breast cancer research.   We were so proud of them, we helped them clean up after the race!

Before:

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After!

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Ok, so we may have exaggerated the soap’s cleaning power by switching the before and after shots…shhh!  =)

Congratulations “Filthy Few” on getting dirty for a good cause, and for cleaning up with Soap4Squares!  We had a blast!

Feeling dirty?  You can clean up with Soap4Squares too!  Visit our online store to discover some great ways you can have some good clean fun!

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Soap4Squares Soapy Social Media Update

Wow! This holiday season has been amazing and it’s only the beginning of November!  We are so grateful to all of our wonderful customers who continue to make each and every event, sale, and soapy transaction a blast!  You all rock!

As many of you know, we soap where the mood takes us.  This means 1. We are what you might call “soapy hippies” and 2. New soaps are coming out all the time, in addition to your tried-and-true favorites!  We are always asked “How do I find you online?” or “How can I find out what the new soaps of the month will be?”

The answer is simple: our social media outlets!  We have quite a few ways to follow us online, and we wanted to give you an update on our soapy world of social media so you’ll know where to find us!  Follow us on these apps and sites to get updates and fun pics wherever we’re posting each week!  Now, you’ll never miss out on a Soap4Squares update!

1. We’re on Facebook!  Head on over to our Facebook Fan Page!  This is the BEST way to get real-time information on sales, new products, event locations and times where you can come out and meet up with us to buy some soapy goodies and chat!  We love to see and hear from our soapy customers!  Feel free to post a picture or status update about your newest or favorite soapy Soap4Squares item with the hashtag #soap4squares and we’ll be sure to see it!

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“Sugary” scene of our newest scrubs at a recent Soap4Squares Art Walk table, sent out over our Facebook fan page!

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We let our Art Walk customers know there were plenty of sweet treats up for grabs, along with our soapy ones, on our Facebook fan page this October! 

2. We Tweet! Now, I must admit…I have a hard time tweeting on a regular basis!  There, I said it.  I feel so much better! =)  The truth is, we love Twitter because it allows us to follow our fans and customers in real time, just as you are following us!  Follow us on twitter for an instant connection to our Facebook wall feed, upcoming product photos, random soapy thoughts, and our favorite thoughts from fans and other soapy friends!

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A fun new Charcoal Shave & Body Soap we revealed on our Facebook and Twitter sites!

3. We get soapy on Vine!  We ADORE this app for iPhone that allows us to take quick videos of anything from pouring fresh soap, cutting a brand new loaf of handmade soap, or even our initial reactions to test batches, scent sniffings, and soapy outings!  We’ve just gotten started on Vine, but definitely check us out.  We love the app and are there to stay!  Search for us as Soap4Squares!!

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Click the link above to see a quick vine of us cutting our Sweet Spruce Soap!  So yummy and so fun! (Sorry, we couldn’t figure out how to get the video to show up here without following a link!  Whoops! We’ll work on it!)

4. We Instagram!  We adore this outlet for fun, interesting, and (dare we say) downright artistic photos of soap!  It’s a great way to share our newest soapy creations, fan photos and videos!  We’d love to see what you’re up to also!  Make sure to share your fave Soap4Squares photos with the hashtag #soap4squares so we can check them out!

Here are some of our favorite Instagram photos from the Soap4Squares account this week!

And finally, you can always find out what is available in our online store!  We do reserve special soaps, scrubs, and body butters for our Art Walks and Farmer’s Markets, but almost everything we make can be found online.  As mentioned earlier, we soap where the mood takes us.  Once a batch of soap is gone, we can’t promise we’ll make it again, so get it while it’s soapy! =)

We can’t wait to hear from you on our soapy social media sites!  Definitely drop by, send us a pic, and say hey!

Do you have a social media site to share?  We’d love to know!  Leave us a comment below!

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like…

Holy Cow, tomorrow is October 1st!  Where has this year gone?!  We’ve got less than three months until Christmas (yikes!) and I am determined to NOT let it sneak up on me this year.  “I solemnly swear I will not get caught up in the holiday rush at the mall on Christmas Eve!” (No really…stop laughing!!)

Easier said than done, I know, I know.  But at Soap4Squares, we want to help you make that vow a reality this year!

As you know, we wrap and label our products minimally to save you money and keep the earth clean!  We do understand however, that a special occasion requires a special touch.  So, we now carry super eco-friendly recyclable kraft gift packaging in our online store!

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We totally understand that sometimes you just don’t know how to make that little bar of soap, or oddly shaped jar of sugar scrub, look attractive under the tree!  No worries, we take all the guess work out of it.  We wrap it for you!

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Each sweet little box comes fully assembled with your gift inside.  We carefully hand stamp each box with a holiday greeting or picture and wrap them up with festive twine!  Each one is classic, handmade, and good for mother earth…what’s not to love?  We currently offer two sizes…soap box and large scrub box.  Soap Boxes are 2 3/4 x 1 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches.  The perfect fit for any of our soapy creations!  The large scrub box is 4 x 4 x 4, making it the perfect wrapping for a sweet sugar scrub, salt scrub, salt soak, bath bomb, or up to 3 bars of soap!  (Clearly the economical choice when buying that special someone three or more bars!!)

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You choose the size and the color scheme!  Red is is stamped with a message “Don’t Open Until Dec. 25th” while green is a cute little holiday spruce!

Love the boxes without the soap?  No worries, we sell them separately too!  Our sweet little boxes are the perfect wrapping accessory for jewelry, gift cards, and other small hard-to-wrap gifts!

Want to buy in bulk?  Send us an email!  We can ship the boxes flat or “deconstructed” for a cheaper shipping price!  You’ll just fold them up and tie on the twine once they arrive!

We’ve added the holiday wrapping so far, but keep your eyes peeled for Birthday, Baby Shower, and Wedding wrapping as well!

We hope these make your holidays anything but square 😉   What are you waiting for?  Plan ahead for a cute and classic hand made holiday here!

Soapy Swap Ships Out & An Up-cycling Obsession

We are so excited about the Bramble Berry Soap swap!!

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Our goodies went out Monday (Chocolate Espresso Pumpkin Cold Process Beer Soap), and we can’t wait to see all the fantastic handmade goodies we get in return!

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As soon as the goody box arrives, we’ll post it!

In the mean time, we’ve been on a cleaning rampage!  As I’ve mentioned, I adore reading.  In the stone age (ha!) before I had a kindle, I would buy paperback books…eek!  I know right? =)  Well, as such, I have a ton of books with nowhere to go. Sticking with our nerdy theme, I’ve been using them as up-cycled decoration on gift boxes lately!

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I just love the crafty, hand-made, up-cycled look of the book pages as flowers!

 

We hope you’re having a crafty and productive week.  Thank goodness its almost Friday!

 

Odds and Ends Soapy Samplers

On sale now in our etsy store!  We randomly select odd and end pieces from our soap collection for you (each order includes 4 odd/end pieces)…this is a fantastic and affordable way to try multiple Soap4Squares soapy goodies at a fraction of the cost!

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Want to try a sampler pack for yourself?  Well, of course you do!!  They ROCK!  Shop here!

Soapy Safety

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I know, I know.  That mask?  Those goggles?  Tacky latex gloves?!  Well, although I don’t look super cool, you know what is cool??? SAFETY!  Soaping, while fun, is a science involving chemicals that can harm you!  I don’t mean to scare you, like I said, soaping is fun!  But, safety is no joke.  Suit up and be safe.  No coolness rep is worth a lye burn!!

I know that many times projects or stories in this blog may make soaping look like a walk in the park.  However, if you are considering making cold process soap, you really should do your research on the process and how to make yourself safe!   Here are some great resources to get you started!

Teach Soap

Soap Queen TV

The Everything Soapmaking Book by Alicia Grosso

The Soapmaker’s Companion by Susan Miller Cavitch

Now, go forth with that little nugget of knowledge, and make soap! =)

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