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:
The 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.
Gravity 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!
After 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.
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.
We’re busy little worker bees. The kitchen counters are being taken over by lip balms that are cooling, salt scrubs mixing, my desk is covered in labels, and I’m hopped up on caffeine.
I’m so excited to share new products at craft shows. I get such helpful feedback from people. I have a bunch of new goodies to bring this season – new scents, old favorites, and some brand new products.
I’d love to see you!
Sat. Nov. 17th 9am-3pm Holiday Bazaar at Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship Church, Corvallis, OR
Fri, Nov. 30th 4:30pm-7:30pm Trunk Show at Irenes’ Boutique (First 30 people there will get a free chocolate mint lip balm!)
If you aren’t local, you can always shop online. I’m posting new products as quickly as I can and will keep updating the site through the shopping season.
I’ve had a lot of requests for a lemongrass soap and I’ve got a beautiful one up in the shop. This lemongrass rosemary bar has a fresh scent that is perfect for spring. The woodiness of the rosemary balances the lemony-ness to create a gender neutral soap.
Rosemary is one of my favorite plants – John gave a plant to me on our first date and we incorporated it throughout our wedding. I hope you enjoy this new soap as well! You can use coupon code TRYME to get 15 % off this soap through April 6th.
I recently received a custom order for a log of sandalwood soap. I was able to make a few extra bars and some small sample sizes. I looooove the scent! It’s a blend of soft, woody, balsamic oils that blended really well together. I’ll be shipping the log (30+ bars!) to the person who ordered it soon and hope he enjoys it as much as I do.
Sandalwood that is traditionally used is from India and is threatened. I found a source for Australian sandalwood that is sustainably harvested and organic. The earthy scent is just perfect.
These bars are organic as always and available in very limited quantities.
I love custom orders – and people get quite a deal when they purchase a whole log. Feel free to contact me to discuss ideas.