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February 14th is Valentine’s Day, and what better gift to give your special someone than a bar of natural soap, lovingly handcrafted to be as gentle on their skin as a lover’s caress? Pink French clay makes this bar subtly pink, that color associated with flirtation, affection and love. Using the recipe for our herbal moisturizing soap, our Valentine’s Day special includes Lavender, Sandalwood and Patchouli essential oils: all associated with calming and sensual aromatherapy properties. Although we can’t promise an aphrodisiac, we can promise a bathing experience that will sooth and pamper.

Nude Soap needs your help! Our recipe is refined, the packaging will be specially designed, and each bar of this sweetly pink soap is carved with a heart…. but what shall we call it!? Name our soap! We would love to offer one free bar of soap (the Valentine’s special OR the bar of your choice*) to the winner of our giveaway.

How to enter:

Simply enter a comment below OR on our Facebook page with your idea for a name for our seasonal soap. You may enter as many times as you wish! You have until FEBRUARY 5TH to enter, so keep those names pouring in. If we pick your name, you win! (Sorry – usa contestants only, please) Easy as pie! Please note, that a winner will only be chosen if we fall in love with one of the suggested names, and the choice is entirely subject to our personal preference. That being said, we value our fans and would love to name this soap with your help!

Be sure and comment with a way to contact you (but no street addresses at this stage!), not anonymously. Thanks for being a part of the Nude Soap family. We can’t wait to read all of your great ideas.

* subject to availability

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Everywhere Cream is back! Everywhere Cream is the perfect moisturizer for ALL your skin, from nose to toes. Thick and nourishing, this cream contains luxurious and moisturizing oils as well as natural beeswax for extra protection from the elements. We’re also excited to announce our all new herbal balms, great for extra dry fingers and toes!

Everywhere Cream comes in several ‘scents’ chosen for their skin nourishing and aromatherapy properties. Back in Austin, Nude Soap’s Everywhere Cream was a favorite with the hard working potters at Sunset Canyon Pottery…. You know that if our lotion worked great for the dry and abused hands of potters, it will work wonders for your hands! We had to discontinue our most popular product due to some legal preservative requirements… but we’re happy to announce that Everywhere Cream is back in stock and sure to be as great a seller as it was in is unpreserved state.

Your favorite all-over lotion now comes naturally preserved for even longer shelf life. Preservatives? Did she really say the dreaded word?? Have no fear, and rest assured our Everywhere Cream is still naturally naked. The all natural preservative system we’re currently using has been well tested with assurances that even sensitive skin will be un-bothered. You can read more about the preservatives we use here.

Everywhere Cream is currently available in reusable mason jars, with a product weight of 3.5 ounces. Locals can save 50 cents off their next purchase with the return of a clean 4 oz ball or ker jar. 8 oz jars coming soon!

Don’t see your favorite blend? Simply email us to request your favorite essential oil, or to order a custom batch. 8 oz minimum order for custom blends – subject to availability.

Product ‘sold out’? Simply email us to pre-order from our next batch. We are always happy to whip up your favorite blend!

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You heard that right, Nude Soap is now on the shelves of Market of Choice! Along with several other local soap artisans, and of course plenty of larger all natural soap companies, my soap can now reach a broader audience in the Corvallis area. Market of Choice is a family owned, small local chain of high end grocery stores. Within their walls is a stellar bakery, tons of natural and organic produce and sundries, and of course a rockin whole health section. They have everything from vitamins to natural incense, and now Nude Soap! Doesn’t it look great on the shelves?

While wandering the whole health aisles, I discovered that my favorite shampoo company, Nature’s Gate has some really nice looking new conditioners available, and i’m excited to hear they’ve gone sulfate free! Although i generally use only my own products, i do occasionally add a natural conditioner to my hair care regiment (Rosemary Shampoo Bar or simple baking soda scrub, towel dry, lightly polish with a tiny dollup of coconut oil or rosemary essential oil). I try to keep my use of bottled shampoos and conditioners to a minimum, in order to reduce waste and avoid sulfates. Now that Nature’s Gate’s gone sulfate free, my options are much wider. I can’t wait to try the tea tree conditioner: it sounds so yummy!

Speaking of the Rosemary Shampoo Bar…. my husband and i have been using it exclusively for the past 2 weeks and we’re incredibly happy with it! My thick hair is wavy and has tons of volume, and my chronically itchy/flakey scalp is calming down and has majorly reduced its shedding! My husband’s very thin and often stringy hair is light and fluffy, and less greasy in the mornings. We love this shampoo bar, and i’ve ordered more ingredients to be sure i can keep it in stock. I hope you’ll try it and love it too!

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We have some new faces to add to our family of all natural soaps. Winter Wellness is a seasonal treat of peppermint, tea tree and eucalyptus, perfect for combating a Winter cold and brightening your mood. Herbal Rosemary Shampoo bars are the second incarnation of my solid shampoo recipe and are great for all hair and scalp types, getting your tresses shinier and your scalp *less itchy. We’re also happy to introduce two new ‘flavors’ of our popular hempseed soap: Patchouli/Cedarwood and Lavender/Tea Tree.

Here are our complete soap families as of November 2011.

Deep Cleaning Soap

Herbal Moisturizing Soap

Moisturizing Soap with Unrefined Shea Butter

Hemp Soap


Nude Soap cares about the environment. You may know that sandalwood is increasingly rare and may soon become extinct. Some of our soaps contain ‘sandalwood’ essential oil, but this oil is actually from a different species of plant that is not endangered. The smell is slightly more musky than the sandalwood oil you may be familiar with, but we feel it’s our responsibility to only use renewable resources in our soaps.

 

* Nude Soap does not make any medical claims. Any suggested uses are just suggestions and may not be suitable for all skin types. As with any body product, discontinue use if you experience skin discomfort.

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I am so excited to unveil the newest additions to our line of soaps! They’re nearly cured (dried thoroughly) and will be packaged and ready for their new homes in about a week: Yay! We have some seasonal specials and some new blends of our most popular recipes. Let’s take a look at them, ‘all naturale’ and naked without their packaging:

NEW BLEND: Hemp Soap with Cedarwood and Patchouli. Musky goodness!

NEW BLEND: Hemp Soap with Lavender & Tea Tree

SEASONAL SPECIAL: Winter Wellness, Moisturizing Soap with Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Tea Tree

ALL NEW! Shampoo bars!

*Did you know that Nude Soap is naturally air dried for a minimum of ONE MONTH!? This long curing time assures that you will have a hard, long lasting bar to stay clean and moisturized with for a long time. Our soaps last the average user about a month, sometimes two depending on the frequency of your showers. If you’re using it as hand soap, sink side: expect even longer shelf life!  Because we only use pure essential oils, the scent of your soap may decrease over time: a great excuse to make the switch to your new Nude Soap bars right away! If you’re buying several bars, simply store the ‘bars in waiting’ in some paper towels or your sock drawer, out of the light and away from any humidity. The essential oils will make any room or drawer smell great, and keeping the soap lightly wrapped (never in plastic!) will extend that yummy aroma.

We’ll be packaging this week, so check back soon for an updated shop and full profiles of these new blends and special soaps.

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Schatzelein (shots.a.line) – A German term of endearment meaning sweetie or honey

Nude Soap is excited to offer our traditional and felted soaps at this lovely and local boutique on south 1st street. Schatzelein’s mission is to bring artistically designed, thoughtfully hand-crafted, and strategically priced designer jewelry and accessories to the men and women of Austin. Owner Christine Fail personally selects designers from around the world and ensures that each piece is handcrafted by artisans in the highest quality materials, with the utmost attention to detail. Schatzelein also maintains that you do not have to sacrifice your values for affordability and always strives to have beautifully crafted pieces for every budget.

Please stop in and see their gorgeous selection of jewelry and fine goods for women and men alike, including Nude Soap! We hope to become part of the long term family of artisans sold at Schatzelein, but for now the inventory on hand is limited – so stop in soon!

Schatzelein and Nude Soap can also be found on Facebook. Be sure and “like” us to stay privvy to all our sales and special announcements!

What’s fresh in the Nude Soap studio? Felted Peppermint Zinger: luxuriously lathering, these hard and aromatic bars are felted with all natural llama and sheep fiber- absolutely no dyes in this batch! (except for that tiny bit of light blue – woops!)  I just love those rich browns and heathery grays!

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I recently took a short trip out to Henly, just west of Dripping Springs and scored almost 3 pounds of wool! Llama, goat, sheep – dyed and all natural. These rovings are just gorgeous! I was also lucky enough to score some roving and raw wool shorn from the sheep at the Austin Zoo. How cool is that? I just love that i’ve sourced some local wool from happy critters to felt over my all natural and luxurious soap. Felting the soap increases lather, makes the soap last longer, and keeps it tidy on your sink.  Sadly, the cooler colors (blue and green) seem to run a bit – making something of a mess. Thankfully most of the dyed wool i picked up is in the warmer spectrum and appears to be color fast.

Don’t miss out on this awesome combination of scrubby and suddsy. Currently available in Cleansing Lemongrass and Moisturizing Chamomile. More to come!  $9 dollars a 4 oz bar. 2 oz bars coming soon for just $5!

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