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Package of Vashti Bath Fizzies

Fizzies!

I love bath fizzies, aka bath bombs. They add just the right amount of oils and butter to the water to keep my skin from drying out, even in the hottest water. Baking soda and citric moderate your water’s pH (my water is hard, so I care about this), making…

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Bar Soaps Forever!

I will admit that I did not use bar soap 10 years ago. It’s a bar. It’s messy. It seemed old fashioned. Isn’t squeezing a dollop of goo easier? Apparently, a lot of people agree with the me of a decade ago. I was reading in a trade magazine that…

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Wacky Weather Spring Sale!

You know those whipped body butters you all love so much? Me too. But they are hard to ship in summer. I pack them with ice packs and mail them Priority so they’ll arrive tout suite, but still. It’s a risk. A few hours in a hot mail truck and those…

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Something New Coming Up!

After the holiday rush, there’s a lull for businesses like mine. It’s a great time to take a deep breath and get creative! So that’s what we’ve been doing. Cole and I are working on some new lines to keep our fans happy. And we’re planning the spring bee yard maintenance….

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Simply Body Soap Net

Let’s Talk about Bar Soap

Recently, I interviewed many of my customers to get a feel for what they like about my products. One thing became clear quickly: a lot of people prefer liquid soap to bar soap. This was surprising to me, because I sell a lot of bar soap! I do make and…

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Wait, Which one…?

There is a whole lot of skin-loving goodness going on at Avital’s. Starting with my flagship Lotion Bar that goes back to the beginning my business, I’ve been making things that are so good for your skin from the marvelous things my bees make for over 6 years. Wow! But…

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Psychedelic Soap from Avital's Apiaries

Fresh!

Just out of the mold: Ithaca is so… Psychedelic, Man! Swirly soap scented with pure patchouli essential oil. Love it or hate it! Every time I make this soap, I use different colors and different swirls. Keeps it interesting!  

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Soap Molds, Reposted

This is an old post–from April 2013, but still relevant! I still use 2 different sized soap molds (and sometimes more!), but even though the bars are shaped differently, they are well over 4 oz, making them a really generous size for your shower.  I was reminded of this a few…

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Olive Oil & Dead Sea Salt Scrub

This is like a trip to the Med–olive oil, crushed olive leaves, sea salt, and a dry citrus and rosemary fragrance. But in your shower. And without the great espresso, pasta, and a guy named Giorgio yelling “Ciao bella!” at you from his scooter. Oh well. Maybe it’s only a…

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Blue Bombs. Bomber Blue…

This weekend is the Ithaca College graduation. Although I didn’t study there, I did work there (in IT) for almost a decade. So a little homage to the Ithaca College Bombers seems in order. Congratulations, Ithaca grads! These Blue & Gold (Bath) Bombers will be at Sunny Days in about……