Sunday, July 26, 2009

Soapy Pleasure, handcrafted nourishing soaps

Hi there!!

After a long time of practicing the perfect recipe, testings, blending fragrances, taking pictures and working hard, my soap shop is now live :)

Soapy Pleasure is one of my dreams come through and was opened on July 14th, 2009 having a great acceptance by people on Etsy... I have four sales by now (Yay! me) and some local sales from friends that love my soaps.

All my soaps are enriched with a finest blend of moisturizing sweet almond oil, jojoba oil and Vitamin E, and some of them have additional natural ingredients that are beneficial for your skin.

Almond oil is an excellent emollient suitable for all skin types, soothing and softening your skin while conditioning and promoting a clear young looking complexion. It balances the moisture in the body and helps to restore it combating itching and inflammation.

Jojoba oil is a liquid wax that has the best affinity to human skin, operating almost the same way human sebum (oil) does, so it is easily absorbed by your skin moisturizing it without blocking the pores. Jojoba oil is hypoallergenic and has also restorative, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.

Vitamin E oil prevents water loss from the skin and helps to retain its natural moisture, acts an antioxidant which prevents the formation of free radicals on the skin and protects it from any kind of damage.

Thank you so much Suzanne from Texas for being my first happy customer on Etsy, I am so grateful for your support and I hope you are enjoying your soap.

I want to invite you to take a look at Soapy Pleasure, I will be adding new products daily and accepting custom requests. Additionally, if you want to buy from my two shops, any purchase you make from Earth Expressions will be shipped for free with your Soapy Pleasure order ...I could invoice you through Paypal or send you a refund.

Finally, I would love to share with you something amazing!
Etsy Adm handpicked one of my soaps to make the Front Page two days ago, I am so happy about that... Actually I missed it, but some friends on Etsy helped me to find the screen shot and here it is :)

Hope you have a great Sunday!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Lady Raven's Creations

Opposites Attract Necklace, originally uploaded by Lady Raven's Creations.

I am so pleased to feature the work of Taleda, one of my sweetest customers in the world and the owner of a wonderful jewelry shop named Lady Raven's Creations at Etsy.

Taleda is a wonderful lady that loves to create beautiful stunning jewelry while she is sitting in her easy chair listening to meditative music... As she says in her own words "I love creating jewelry because it brings me to a high level of inner Peace..."

She is also a Licensed and Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and Bodyworker here in Nevada so, creating jewelry is a great complement to the way she loves to bring good vibes to people... Isn't that amazing?

Visit her shop at or and enjoy :)

Have a peaceful day,


Monday, July 20, 2009

Creative Bloggers Blog Ring

I want to thank sincerely to all my friends of Creative Bloggers for taking the time to visit my Blog and posting some of my links.

Now is my turn dear ladies, to showcase your talent and wonderful art! :)

Is a blog about crafts and the people behind them, owned by Jenny, a talented artisan that also is owner of J.Mack Gems an Etsy shop where you will find beautiful one-of-a-kind jewelry designs.

Handmade Stained Glass & Folk Art Collectibles by Coco

Coco Watkin is an artisan offering heirloom quality stained glass and hand painted folk art collectibles as gifts and home decor through ByCoco online stores at and

She is a wonderful artisan and make original decorative items, if you are thinking about decorating your home, take a look at her lovely creations...

Woolies Shop

Woolies is an Etsy Shop owned by Sara, a talented artist that love to knit and sew cute stuffed animals and dolls using all natural materials.

Sara also is owner of Busterandboo an Etsy Shop where you will discover unique artisan jewelry, often influenced by a bygone era.

The Polka Dot Press

Kim has an adorable blog about personalized stationery, gifts and life's little wonders, that I enjoyed visiting.

Kim has an online business called The Polka Dot Press as well and OMG!!! Everything is cute at there!! She has beautiful personalized stationary designs.

I will be featuring more talented artisans of Creative Bloggers next soon :D

Have a wonderful day!!!


Friday, July 10, 2009

Packaging & Shipping Tips

Handmade envelopes and bookmarks

Hello everyone!

I would like to share with you some tips about Packaging and Shipping that I was reading lately. For everybody who runs an online business, there are a few important things to take in consideration when mail your items to your customers.
Handmade Bookmarks using recycled papers

Your customer will have a good impression if the item arrives safely and attractively packaged, so, put a little extra effort in make your package original and secure. You can use stamps, tags, stickers, recycled materials, ribbons, paints, bubble wrap, padded envelopes, etc., to make it special... be artistic and innovative.

Add a nice handwritten "Thank You" note. That's your personal touch and your customer will love it :)

Decorated metal tin

Add a printed copy of the order. It will be very useful if by any chance the package got shredded in transit because the shipper would be able to find the address inside and send it safely to its destiny.

Add an extra gift if possible, maybe a sample of your work, a useful promotional item or just a candy.

A great idea would be to send a nice designed Gift Certificate, maybe your customer decides to activate it later and give it as a gift. That means more sales for you too :)

You can add a Discount Coupon and invite your customer to come back.

Add always a couple of your business cards.

Receiving a package from your shop must be a total great experience for your customers... If you have any more ideas to give a good impression to our customers with the packaging, I would love your comments.

Have a great day!