Friday, June 26, 2009


Lily Pond Soaps!!!
for the winning soap.....

As a coffee lover, I had to pick my favorite cocktail! I give you Irish Cream Soap! A mouth watering, fragrant mix of Coffee and Cream! Who says you can indulge in the morning!!

....and most importantly...who gets a FREE bar of soap?

(so all is fair ;) )
the winner is.....

Sassy Soaps N Such N Always Crafty 2

We will be contacting Sassy shortly! Enjoy your soap!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

♥ Shop the SAFE Team's HUGE weekend sale - June 19-21! ♥

If you're looking for the very best bath & body products on etsy for your weekend relaxation needs, you've come to the right place! This weekend many team members are having sales in their shops to help you relax ... at a great price!Participating members include ... – 15% off everything in shop – 15% off everything in shop – 15% off everything in shop - 15% off all bath and body ONLY. Free lip balm (selection made by Anhoki) in every order. – 20% off everything in shop – 15% off everything in shop – 15% off everything in shop – 15% off everything in shop – 15% off everything in shop; free shipping on orders $40.00 or more. – 15% off everything in shop – 20% off everything in shop – 15% off everything in shop – 15% off everything in shop – 15% off everything in shop – 15% off everything in shop – 15% off everything in shop – 15% off everything in shop - 15% Off entire order plus free US Shipping and 1/2 off International orders on orders over 25.00 - 20% off everything in shop - 15% off everything in shop - 15% off everything in shop plus a free sample with every purchase. - 15% off everything + FREE SHIPPING on orders over $30 + FREE body butter sample in every order! – 15% off everything in shop - 15% off everything in shop

Friday, June 12, 2009


We don't just make soap here at the SAFEteam!! Every Spring, Swan Mountain Soap makes a few batches of their wonderful and sweet Wild Dandelion Jelly. It makes everybody happy - the kids get to pick bunches of them, the dads love to see them go, and we get to eat Dandelion Jelly on toast all summer long. Here's what we don't tell the kids: dandelions are SO good for you! (Shhhh!) For starters, dandelions are very high in vitamins and antioxidants. Most importantly, they're yummy.

In A Lather's solid shampoo is a must for any summer essential list. TERRIFIC performance, portability, and convenience, all in one product--what more could you ask? Or course they are environmentally friendly in that they require minimal packaging, too. Scents like Mango Zephyr Breeze, Bamboo Pear, and Thai Coconut will have you thinking you are on vacation all summer long!

...and hey, it's summer. You're supposed to sweat. But, that doesn't mean you've gotta stink. Urbaneden's Lemon Myrtle deodorant is not only effective and natural, but it smells heavenly. Lemon myrtle, blood orange, jasmine...ahhhh.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


We at the SAFEteam were chatting the other day about blog posts...what to do?! KB Shimmer suggested Summer Essentials...things that you just shouldn't be without this fast approaching summer!!! So, here is our first installment! There will be a couple more in the coming days, so stay tuned! Hope you find something you can't live without!

This Soap-To-Go by Angie's SudsN'Such is perfect for nature lovers! It fits right in your backpack and is ready to go with you on your next adventure!When you’re finished using your awesome new portable soap (that all your hiking buddies will be jealous of cuz they forgot their soap and now they're dirty and stinky) just put the lid back on and you’re ready to go! No messy wet soap to deal with. Twist top cap ensures that the lid won’t come off and make a mess in your bag.
During the summer months, your skin needs a little extra attention. Sunblock, outdoor grime, and perspiration all contribute to a dull complexion and clogged pores. Copperlilly Botanicals summer must-have is a charcoal facial soap. The charcoal adds to the cleansing power while copious amounts of olive oil and unrefined shea butter keep the lather gentle. Pair this with a crocheted facial scrubbie for gentle exfoliation. This combo will leave your face feeling clean and soft. Black Oz with Tea Tree oil is the most popular, but other favorites include Black Licorice, Black Rose, Black Tea, Black Lavender, and Fragrance Free for those with extra sensitive skin.
With people exposing more skin during the summer, and getting feet ready for sandals, getting rid of nasty dry skin is a must! KB Shimmer's Single Use Sugar Scrub is perfect for this!! Sometime you don't want to drag a whole jar of scrub into the shower, or want to scrub at the sink. These single use sugar scrubs (sugar cubes) are perfect! Each scrub piece is about .4 oz, enough for a whole ton of scrubbing.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Cheers Safe Team! Cocktail Soap Challenge

Once again, the Safe Team members were asked to express their creativity by creating a soap based on their favorite cocktail! Talk about a great inspiration! Everyone has a reason for their choice of cocktail. Weather it's the combination of flavors, special memories, the change of seasons or just for fun, these soaps are sure to please!

As you browse these entries and read each creators insight, choose your favorite, then post a comment! One lucky winner will be chosen to receive the most favored cocktail soap from the Safe Team Cocktail Challenge! Even if you can't drink it, we are sure you'll enjoy it! Plus no calories, no carbs, no fat - no hangover! What could be better!

So raise your glass and your loofa.... "A toast - to the Safe Team challenge participants! Your creativity and personal expression are greatly appreciated! Cheers!"

Mojito Madness by Bella Luna Crafts

Legend has it that the first Mojito was brought to the U.S. from Cuba by none other than Ernest Hemingway, world-famous author and imbiber. The name comes from the African word "mojo" which means "to place a little spell". It's a combination of rum, mint, lime and sugar and places a little spell on all who drink it. This namesake soap will place a little spell on you, too.

This soap is loaded with olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter and castor oil. And just like the cocktail, peppermint and lime are integral to this soap as it is scented with those essential oils. It's colored with french green clay and a touch of green oxide colorant. Let your skin and senses soak up all its bubbly and freshly scented goodness!


TEQUILA SUNRISE by Thistle Delight Soapworks

Tequila Sunrise is my cocktail of choice. Tequila, Orange Juice, and Granita helps to make up the wonderfully refreshing drink. Can't think of anything better on a warm tropical beach, than the sound of the emerald waters lapping on the white beach, and sipping a wonderful Tequila sunrise served up by my cabana boy. This soap is just as refreshing and will take you away to those sandy beaches in Paradise.


Amaretto Sour on the Rocks by Hansen Soap Co.

Memories of hot summer nights down by the boardwalk, great friends, great music, and dancing the night away. Being young and carefree, and watching the sunrise come up over the horizon. Memories of days past come rushing back with this scent. A delectable combination of sweet and sour. Warm almond notes, hints of sweet cherries, and zing of real lemon juice poured into a chilled glass with ice. The scent harmonizes mind, body, and spirit. As close to a true amaretto sour as you can get without mixing one up at the bar.

The St. Ginger Cocktail by Zozca

I love, LOVE sushi! If there was a food I could eat every day it would be this! So what better cocktail to make for this challenge than the St. Ginger! It was created as perfect compliment to drink with, what else? SUSHI! The St. Ginger Cocktail itself is:

2 nickel-sized slices of fresh ginger

4 to 6 cilantro leaves

Dash of lime juice

1 1/2 oz of vodka

3/4 ounce St. Germain elderflower liqueur

Ginger ale

1 lime wheel, for garnish

What I have done is infused elderflowers in Coconut Oil, Fair Trade Unrefined Shea Butter and Olive Oil while mixing a delightful blend of Fresh Ginger Essential Oil and a dash of Lime Essential Oil to create this light, refreshing treat for the senses. It's so delicious, it makes me want to go out to my favorite place where the chef knows my name and eat........sushi!!


Pomegranate Margarita Shea Butter Soap by Copperlilly Botanicals

This soap was inspired by the fantastic Pomegranate Margarita served at my favorite Mexican restaurant, Ortega's, in San Diego California. It's your classic tangy lime margarita swirled with a sweetened pomegranate syrup. It's bright and refreshing, and the lightly sweet pomegranate complements the acidity of the fresh lime juice perfectly. I have been working on this scent blend for months, and am thrilled with how perfectly it captures the spirit of the cocktail. I'm quite tempted to keep the entire batch for myself. Like all of my soaps, this is made with copious amounts of olive oil and unrefined shea butter for a creamy and luxurious lather. I have a feeling I will be making another batch of this very soon!


Watermelon Shooter (aka The Squashed Tree Frog) by The Ivory Magnolia

Our cocktail is all soap from the cherry on top to the bottom of the shot glass! Here are the ingredients for the traditional cocktail:

Midori® melon liqueur

Advocaat liqueur

Bailey's® Irish cream

Grenadine syrup

Midori is a vibrant green, honeydew melon flavored liqueur launched in the US in 1978. It's high versatility and refreshing melon taste has made it an essential bar ingredient, used in world famous cocktails such as the Midori Margarita and Melonball.

Advocaat is a Dutch liqueur, made from a rich and creamy blend of unpasteurized egg yolks, sugar, aromatic spirits, and grape brandy with a hint of vanilla. It has a distinctive smooth yellow consistency with strength akin to fortified wine.

Bailey's Irish Cream is a unique Irish spirit made from a mix of cream, sugar, cocoa and the finest Irish spirits. Each bottle of Bailey's is 50% fresh cream, combined with triple distilled Irish Whiskey.


Tequila Sunrise by KBShimmer

Tequila Sunrise, a beautiful drink filled with the wonderful taste of orange juice and tequila with the sweetness of grenadine. Poured down the side of the glass, the grenadine sinks to the bottom and forms a beautiful sunrise with cherry reds and pinks leading up to sunny yellows and oranges. Echoed in this soap, a sweet citrus scent with notes of pineapple and sandalwood accent the swirls of reds and pinks that lead to the golden orange swirled top. No tropical drink would be complete without the cherry, and so neither was this soap, a "cherry" red spot tops this soap. Kick back, have a drink and enjoy a relaxing bath with Tequila Sunrise Soap!

Lemon Drop Martini by Green Springs Bodyworks

Cheers to my favorite cocktail, the fabulous Lemon Drop Martini. The
smell is heavenly and is refreshing for summer. This big 7 oz organic
bar contains skin-quenching goat’s milk from our small family of Nubian
Goats. Nubian’s have high milk-fat and we use 100% goat’s milk for a
creamier bar. Your skin will feel the difference! Lemon Drop is
handcrafted using the cold-processed method. The organic oils are
infused with calendula, comfrey, marshmallow root and plantain. I also
add a touch of organic raw sugar to the bar which gives it a


Lime Margarita by Fresh and Clean

When it was decided that our these for this challenge was to be our favourite cocktail, A lime margarita immediately came to mind. Lime Margarita's are made with tequila, triple sec, and lime juice - Heavenly!

The soap is made in about 4 subtle layers of pale green to vivid lime, with glittery cubes of ice. Our lime Margarita scent is a vivid fresh lime, with hints of orange, and blue agave tequila. I know I'm thirsty now...


Root Beer Cocktail Soap by Bollandi

Sit poolside with this creamy, refreshing root beer cocktail. This soap is made with a high-quality glycerin base scented with spot-on root beer fragrance oil, gingerly layered to give that authentic, layered cocktail look, and topped off with ?ice cubes floating in cream.? Safe for soap lovers under 21!


Irish Cream by Lily Pond Soaps

As a coffee lover, I had to pick my favorite cocktail! I give you Irish Cream Soap! A mouth watering, fragrant mix of Coffee and Cream! Who says you can indulge in the morning!!


Pink Squirrel Cocktail by Bath Artisan Soaps

Pink Squirrel Cocktail
1 oz. White Creme de Cacao
1 oz. Cream de Noyaux
1 oz. Cream

Combine ingredients in a shaker filled with ice, shake and pour into a chilled martini or cocktail glass.

I'll admit - I don't normally drink Pink Squirrels! I'm into a little heavier libation but the name "Pink Squirrel" is so darn funny and the drink is so stinkin' cute! A pale pink from combination of Creme de Noyaux, an almond flavored liqueur, Creme de Cacao, a light chocolately flavor liqueur and a splash of heavy cream, shaken till frothy and foamy. This is our version of the "technicolor rodent"! A lovely almond scent with slight whiffs of vanilla and cocoa and rich cream in our favorite cocoa butter formula! Down the hatch!


The Blueberry Hummer by Pink Parchment Soaps

Spring was our inspiration for Blueberry Hummer. What is better in spring than homemade ice cream, freshly picked blueberries, and a splash of Blueberry Vodka!

This is our version of a Blueberry Hummer.


Watermelon Candy Soap by The Skin You're In

1.5 oz Vodka

1 oz Watermelon Pucker

1/2 oz Grenadine

Club Soda

This drink is cool and refreshing...perfect for a hot summer is this cold process soap scented with watermelon fragrance oil red skin safe colorant. The "ice cubes" are made with clear glycerin soap and also scented with watermelon fragrance oil.

Well folks...there you have it! The bar is stocked, the ice bucket is filled and the glasses are chilled! Pick your fav, post a comment for your chance to win the most favored Safe Team Cocktail soap! If you find yourself jonesing for a few of these creative concepts, they will be available in each designers shop! Thank you for following our team blog - we appreciate your interest in fantastic creative handcrafted soaps and we look forward to bringing you a unique, refreshing and memorable bathing experience!