Newsletter Update

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Islahde Bath and Body

Home of 100% Natural and Vegan
215 West Camp Wisdom Rd. Duncanville, TX  75116 G0065 in Knick Knacks 
Thank you for voting for us: Mission Main Street Grants offered by Chase. It was a lot of fun,  met many new friends right here in Dallas.
We all will have to wait for the winners to be announced in Jan. 2015 on Facebook.

Signature Soap Line, Bay Rum, Cherry Almond, Clean Cotton, Cool Citrus, Creme Brulee, Eucalyptus Spearmint, Fir Needle, Gardenia, Lavender, Lilac &Lilies, Oatmeal Milk and Honey, Plumeria, Ylang Ylang, Zen Forest, Honey Almond, and Monkey Farts, Money was discontinued in August.
Available now, In store, Acai Papaya, Angel, Antique Sandalwood, Apricot, Banana Berry, Bergamot,Cedarwood, Champaka, Cranberry, Granny Smith, Key Lime, Lavender, Merry Mistletoe, Mint Chocolate, Orange Lemongrass, Patchouli, Pumpkin, Wild West. Wood and Clove.   Please shop early, send your wish list to Wendell, via email.  watch for November 2014 Newsletter.
ahhomeBathandBody@aol.com. Thank you for reading this quick update… Elizabeth and Staff

The Least of These…

I was going to write about HP~ Hot Press soap.  This is not a post about soap… Yesterday I watched a video of Michael Brown’s Dad freshen the flowers at the place where his son died. I can not imagine the sorrow of burying your child.

I sat with my best friend in hospice till she passed, I promised the Lord and some other people I will never do that again…It devastated me.  I found this little short story,  the word’s that stood out to me “the least of these”

Pastor Jeremiah Steepek  transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the 10,000 member church that he was to be introduced as the head pastor at that morning. He walked around his soon to be church for 30 minutes while it was filling with people for service….only 3 people out of the 7-10,000 people said hello to him. He asked people for change to buy food….NO ONE in the church gave him change. He went into the sanctuary to sit down in the front of the church and was asked by the ushers if he would please sit n the back. He greeted people to be greeted back with stares and dirty looks, with people looking down on him and judging him.

As he sat in the back of the church, he listened to the church announcements and such. When all that was done, the elders went up and were excited to introduce the new pastor of the church to the congregation……..”We would like to introduce to you Pastor Jeremiah Steepek”…. The congregation looked around clapping with joy and anticipation…..The homeless man sitting in the back stood up….. and started walking down the aisle…..the clapping stopped with ALL eyes on him….he walked up to the altar and took the microphone from the elders (who were in on this) and paused for a moment….then he recited

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

After he recited this, he looked towards the congregation and told them all what he had experienced that morning…many began to cry and many heads were bowed in shame…. he then said….Today I see a gathering of people…… not a church of Jesus Christ. The world has enough people, but not enough disciples...when will YOU decide to become disciples? He then dismissed service until next week……. Being a Christian is more than something you claim. I’ts something you live by and share with others. When your making soap you have time to be alone with your thoughts.

Do something for someone else today and do not tell anybody.  2 Kings !9 15-16

Primary Goal

My Goal…

One of my primary goals is not only to provide the public with sound and useful information to help them reach their goals quickly, but also to debunk a lot of the outlandish claims, myths and down right lies that pop up in the handmade soap industry. Oddly enough, the vast majority of these claims, myths and lies come from the very same companies who the public turn to for help these days, the soap companies.

So many companies…

Soap companies are a dime a dozen right now and each is fighting for its own claim to fame. Among them all it is common practice to provide some sort of product for their claims. It increases their credibility and it makes it look like they didn’t just copy every other product out there, but rather researched their product and constructed it from the ground up.

I write a weekly community Newsletter since 2004…

Because of a lot of the work I have done, things I have written and so on, I am always asked to review and critique soap companies products by friends and regular customers at flea markets . The companies I am reviewing are up and coming the movers and shakers in the industry.

I will say their name only if they allow out of respect for their privacy.

I sent tweets to a number of companies asking to critique their business and products. I feel that this information should be known by all, so let’s begin.
The following is a copy of an tweet I sent in various soap companies. If they reply great. With thousands of handmade soap companies the response may be overwhelming…

I critique soap co/review your Biz RSVP via email

Finding my niche in the soap world…

Do I fit in where I can get in

I was not sure when I started this blog a few days ago where to take it, I have many loves gardening, crochet,  I can’t knit a stitch family, my daughter’s dog (she’s away at school)  my son, business and soap making, many more  to many to list here.

Where is our niche

Vegan and Natural soapmaking are my forte, I have been making soap for four years come November,  I never sold  the soap I made I always gave it away to anybody, and everybody, my daughter wanted to start her own business and like the average 21 year old liked everything money, social media, telling all her friends,  hanging at swap meets, except the wait for the loaves we made to cure did I say she liked the money…

Thinking

I would like to explore the World of Soap, there are so many people making soap you wonder what makes  each person unique, what makes each soap different,, why do people buy this soap as opposed to buying that soap, Soap is Soap right?  Wrong… I was being nosey, on a recent  handmade soap search  Etsy list 78,153, Ebay, 17,012, Amazon 23,211 and Google show’s 561,000 handmade soap listing’s.  Picture 221Dollar Tree soap $1.08 with tax…I bought especially for this post.

I want to investigate, Soap, Soap makers designs and ingredients, cost you get the idea, I will make it honest and straightforward.  I might write a book when I am finished.

I would like your comments and feedback every step of the way, as I delve into the World of Soap.  Come along for the ride stay for the soap…

PS I am working on a Valentine’s Box  soon as I make the scent I like…