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“Go Local” is a term meant to encourage shoppers to keep their money in their own community by shopping in locally owned stores. Sometimes, this term also applies to business owners. When i received an email last week announcing the 9th annual “Let It Flow” event in Wren, i immediately responded that i’d donate a gift basket. As a business owner, i love bringing my products to my neighbors. As a person, i love getting to know the members of my community. As a sustainability minded person i try to utilize as many locally sourced ingredients as possible in my products, and love it when i get the chance to sell my products only miles from my home. For all of these reasons, plus my fondness for social gatherings, i’m happy to pitch in and help Wren to let it flow.

Wren is a little community just west/north of Philomath, OR and this event is a way of raising some money to help keep the little community center standing and available for more community events.  I’m looking forward to eating, drinking, listening to music and mingling with my friends and neighbors from around the area. The event is this Saturday, May 19th from 5 to 11 PM in the community building just north of Cardwell Hill Rd on hwy 223.

 

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Pop Up Shop!

Nude Soap, together with a few local artists hosted a fun art reception this Saturday in Corvallis, OR. We brought our market booth in miniature form as a temporary pop up shop in the InSight Art Gallery at 414 NW 4th street.

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Interested in hosting a pop up shop in your business/for your next event? Natural soap makes for a great attention grabber and is sure to fill your room with tantalizing (but not allergy inducing!) smell. Contact us at gonudesoap at gmail dot com for more information!

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Pop Up Shop!

This Saturday from 1-3 Nude Soap will have a sampling of our soaps and lotions at a one time pop up shop in the InSight Gallery of the Arc of Benton County. Come and see some local art, grab some light refreshments and pick up a bar of soap! The art show will be up through March, but we hope you will stop into our opening to have a bit of fun with us and take advantage of our pop up shop!

Saturday, January 14th

414 NW 4th Street

Opening from 1-3 pm (Artist talk at ~2:30, plus a book signing)

 

(A portion of all proceeds from Nude Soap and artist Miranda R. will benefit folks with developmental disabilities via The Arc)

 

 

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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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Have you visited Nude Soap on Facebook yet? Friends of Nude Soap all get a one time 10% off coupon just for liking our page! If you stick around, you’ll be the first to hear about special promotions, new products and get neat tips for natural living.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s be friends!

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The New Site is Born!

Please head over to GoNudeSoap.com to view all our products, and order them with ease! Our new e-commerce site features the safety of paypal and other credit cards, the ease of online ordering the the continued personal attention of me, your friendly soapmaker. I will always welcome comments and personal messages with requests and questions, or just a friendly howdy.

Isn’t she perty? Head on over to see more!

 

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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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