Shop Update

I’ve had a lot of people ask me recently if I’m keeping La Petite Vie open. Yes! I’m attempting to juggle teaching kindergarten, being a patient and mindful Mama, AND making soap. I know this sounds crazy, but I really love what I’ve created with La Petite Vie and want to continue. Plus, it helps me take care of myself – I’m surrounded by bath products. 🙂 Keeping all that in mind, I would shop early for the holidays. If its as busy as it was last year, I won’t be able to rush orders.

New scents in the shop:

IMG_3568The fresh scent of ginger is balanced in an original blend of essential oils to create a woody, sweet, spicy scent that men and women love.

IMG_2718Gravity was so named for it’s sweet heady rose scent that is grounded by woody vetivers and cedarwood oils. Just when you start to lose yourself in the floralness of this soap, the earthy base notes bring you back to reality. And, it’s on sale right now!

IMG_3549After making the Little Bee Balm, one of the shop owners I work with suggested I make the balm in her favorite scent (and one of my best selling soaps): lemongrass rosemary. Applying these balms is a daily ritual I love and I can’t get enough of this one. The lemongrass rosemary balm will be popular, I’m sure.





La Petite Vie’s new website

John has been hard at work creating a lovely little website for me.

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It’s a hub for everything La Petite Vie. You can find links to my shop, blog, twitter, facebook, and read detailed information about the shop. I’d love to hear what you think of it!

I am also excited to announce that I have added soy candles to the shop as well! The popular and beautiful Fresh scent is available now. I will be adding more scents in the near future. (Any requests?) My friend, Lynn, made these adorable letterpress tags for the candles. Aren’t they sweet?

il_fullxfull.457261671_1esnil_570xN.452885053_gfx2I made this addictive little bee balm in the Fresh scent for Satsuma Press’ shop. You’ll just love it, I promise!


photo of little bee balm by Satsuma Press

New soap scents

I was wonderfully overwhelmed with holiday shoppers this season. I sold out of almost all my soap and have been busily restocking and impatiently waiting for soap to cure.


Clove+nutmeg is a complex spicy soap. I love it. It’s warming and cozy with a hint of sexy thrown in. Its contains ground oatmeal to exfoliate and soften your skin as you suds up.


After making a log of lavender soap for a local lavender farm this summer, I had multiple requests to make a lavender bar for my shop. It’s extra beautiful with the home grown lavender buds on top of this soap. I think it would make a lovely gift.

I have several other scents in stock and am always available for a custom log of soap. (I’ve sold a bunch of these lately!) As always, these soaps are organic and vegan and when you buy a bar, I give a bar to my local shelter. Due to supply costs, I will be raising the price of a bar of soap on Mar. 1 to $6. Order in the next few days to save with the current price and stock up on soap for your family and gifts for upcoming occasions.

Valentines Day Ideas

We are excitedly preparing for Valentine’s Day in our house. It is such a heartwarming holiday with little kids. Some parts of Halloween are a bit too scary, Christmas is fun, but exhausting (and so commercial!) for me. Valentine’s Day might be my new favorite holiday.

I humbly suggest a few items available in my shop that would perfect for teachers,  sweethearts, children, and yourself!


Perfume is a traditional Valentines gift and this one travels well for reapplication. It is floral and a tiny bit spicy. It moisturizes well and I use it as a balm for my hands at times also.


This linen spray will scent pillows, towels, sheets, and more in a favorite sensual scent. It’s an unexpected and much appreciated gift.


Choose a sustainable, long-lasting rose – Rose lip balm. Make those lips kissable!

gift certificate

Of course, you can always add a gift certificate so your special someone can purchase exactly what they have their eyes on. Contact me to choose a different amount to give.

Spoil the people you love!



It looks like we’re really moving! We’ve completed the inspections on both houses. We still have to work out some more details and have appraisals, but it’s time to start really packing up, I think.

I’ll be closing up my shop in a few weeks, so now is your chance to stock up. Use coupon code GoodLuck for 30% off (not on gift certificates or soap subscriptions, please). Wish me well, lighten my load, and treat yo self!

Sharing at local shops

I have been a busy little worker bee and loving it! The biggest shop news is that there are two more places to find my goodies. Irenes’ Boutique is a lovely little shop in downtown Corvallis run by the super sweet Rebecca. You can find lots of local, sustainably made, and beautiful items in her store. And you can now buy my soaps, salt scrubs, and bath fizzies there too!

This new grapefruit salt scrub is available at Irenes’ and in my shop online…and selling fast! It’s a popular scent and the perfect salt scrub season.

I have also been working with Love Yoga in North Albany to create some diffuser oils, including a custom peppermint vanilla scent for them. Creating a calming space includes natural scents. Aromatherapy is powerful.

The peppermint vanilla oil is available online as well.

Both places requested custom scents and products which will all be available online in my shop in the weeks to come.

I’m making another custom wholesale product for which will be available this summer and gearing up for summer craft show season.

Be sure to stay up to date with giveaways, coupon codes, and all the latest news by keeping in touch through facebook, twitter, instagram (@petitemeg), and on my occasional mailing list (which always has great coupon codes!). Thanks for all your support!


shop news: new perfume scent

I’ve created a new perfume scent that is up in my shop called Pause. It’s a spicy little scent that’s earthiness is balanced by the sweet floral smells of lavender blossoms. The depth of the layered scents inspires you to pause and consider it as you apply. At first, you notice the warming spiciness, but then the lavender kicks in with a lovely end note.

This handy little tin makes it easy to travel with – no need to worry about spills. Just use your finger to apply exactly where you want it to go in the strength you prefer.

As with all my products, you can feel confident in the safety of this perfume. There are no parabens, synthetic fragrance oils or preservatives. It is completely natural and made with sustainable ingredients.

I hope you’ll enjoy Pause Perfume and the other solid perfume scents as well. I think it would be a thoughtful addition to a Mother’s Day basket.