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Etsy is in an uproar just now over some new policy changes on the way listings are worded. The new policies say an item can not make or imply and medical claims to either treat or cure an illness.
This for some of our items we carry will be hard, but not impossible to do. Top on my mind is our healing salves. I am in the process of working on the listing descriptions so they meet the new rules.
I will probably get lashed with a wet noodle over saying this but I think this is a great change and a positive bold step forward for Etsy. I have seen MANY items claiming to cure all sorts of things there and from what I know about some of the ingredients listed and the claims being made. I know the item will not do what the claims say they will.
So with this in mind you will see our labels and descriptions changing. They will be the same great formulas you know and use just a new look.
For a couple of weeks now I have been thinking about how to make the samples I send out with every order a bit more interesting and fun.
Etsy seems to be about the only site I have ever received a sample from some shops when I placed an order. I must say most of the ones I got were either useless trinkets I would rather not have because now I have to recycle them (like scrabble tiles or plastic key chains?). They were not very nicely packaged and I bet I might have been more excited it they were fun to look at when I opened the box. I don’t know..
I love samples that are useful and since the beginning I have included a sample with every order, doesn’t matter if you order from our website or from our site at Etsy. Every order gets a sample.
I know soap doesn’t need much of an explination or any ideas on how to use it. But our herbs do. I am going to include a free recipe with each herb sample I send out. (sorry not this week) Some will be cooking recipes others are bath and beauty or tea recipes.
A new batch of natural soap samples, this one is called Summer Sheets, it will remind many of the popular scent new cotton, fresh cotton and the like.
Of course your bar when you order one will be a full sized bar tucked inside our new cotton bags.
If you have an order being shipped out this week I’m sorry I spoiled the surprise for you, but at least it is something to look forward to. Would love to hear how you like the soap and the packaging.
We are continuing to add a sample product to each and every order that is placed. The past few months have been some of our more popular herbs to help introduce everyone to them.
The next few months I would love to reintroduce you to our Natural soap line that has recently been expanded to over 30 scents. The old favorites such as lavender, Rosemary and Blackberry and Sage are still here.
Our Farm House soap bars have a nice rich lather with loads of bubbles, a treat to use in the shower. Made with natural, skin loving ingredients Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Vegetable Glycerin (kosher), Purified Spring Water, Sodium Hydroxide (saponifying agent), Sorbitol (a moisturizer), Sorbitan oleate (emulsifier, helps everything blend together), Soy Bean oil, Skin safe fragrance oils or pure essential oils. Some depending on the bar have natural pigments for color. By natural I mean herbs, spices, oxides, pigments or clays.
We offer two styles our smaller 4 ounce bars are going to be colorful and contain a bit of unique ingredients and they come wrapped in a clear wrapper so you can see their beauty. Some contain skin safe fragrance oils and some are pure essential oils.
The others are colorants free and contain skin safe fragrances. These are larger 5.5-6 ounce bars and will come packaged in our natural cotton bags.
And already out to door to a few of this weeks’ customers. Packaging for our Farm House soap has bothered me since the beginning and has gone through a few changes. I think I am happy with this for the moment.
Each bar of our natural soap is tucked inside a 100% natural cotton bag with a drawstring. Why?…well these bags are so useful and I think while soap itself is very good for your skin, smells nice and all that great stuff. I believe in reusing packaging, good packaging in this day and age is hard to come by. Most is peeled off and tossed in the dump!
I wanted a gift is useful, a gift whether for yourself or for someone else should last a bit longer than a bar of soap. These bags can hold all sort of things from buttons you are saving to sending it to the barn to hold small nuts and bolts. Everyone can find a use for them. How great is that.
Each bar of our Farm House Soap is hand poured into these classic molds and weigh between 5-6 ounces. Full of skin loving ingredients and are colorants free. Some depending on the scent are scented with pure plant oils and some with skin safe paraben free fragrance oils.
A hint for you our soap, any soap will last much longer if allowed to air dry between uses and not sit in a puddle of water.
As you can see the hang tag for the scent is still a work in progress and I will be asking your opinion of your favorite style very soon.
And a reminder our Christmas in July sale is still going on from now until the end of the month. It’s a great time to grab these with their new packaging. We have expanded our selection of scents to over 25 now, there is one you are going to like.