Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas Shipping

I've had quite a few inquiries about holiday shipping and if there is still time to order before Christmas comes! The answer is, YES! :D USPS has clearly stated that all Priority and First Class parcels will be delivered by the 24th if posted by the 20th. I fully intend to take all orders from the 19th and the morning of the 20th to the Post Office myself. For a detailed list of dates and shipping areas, see the picture below.


And yes, if you want to ship express, I will go to the Post Office on December 23rd if you want to rush an order. Just because I know that last minute gifts are important and often necessary. ;)
Hope this clears everything up about shipping times.

Also, if you think shipping prices look a bit expensive, just remember that I refund shipping overages of $1.00 or more. That means if you buy 7 bars of soap, I will ship flat rate for $11.00 and everything over that will be refunded you when I create the label.

Yay for the holidays!
Katie

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Royal Review ~ Creekside Naturals

As many of you know, I plan to do a review once a month for a special soap company that was hand-picked by yours truly. I wanted to create a spotlight for others and their work and will thus be featuring 12 different bath and beauty companies from around the world. So, without further ado, welcome October's review.
Creekside Naturals

There are few people I know that are as sweet and kind-hearted as Cindee Smith of Creekside Naturals. This gem found me via YouTube and comments on every single video and FB post. I cannot tell you how encouraging she has been to me over the last year or so when it comes to my own creations. I am SO delighted to present this wonderful company and dear friend of mine to you this month. Creekside Naturals is also featured on the 16th episode of Presents and Parcels. Honestly, I was just attracted to the general presence of her products. They just LOOKED as if she had poured some awesome TLC into them and let me tell ya, you feel loved when using her products

Here's what's in the box

Fresh Dream"Monster be Gone" Room and Linen Spray, Rash Cream, Beeswax Foot Cream, Boo Boo Salve (Full Size), Boo Boo Salve (Travel Size), Rose Clay Bath Truffles, Bath Cookies, Spicy Pumpkin Soap, Miss Betty Avocado Soap, Lemony Lavender Soap, Calendula Cado Soap, Warm Cider Soap, Sweet Pea Soap


Packaging 

Fresh Dream"Monster be Gone" Room and Linen Spray ~Adorable cardboard tag wrapped around a shiny spray bottle with black nozzle top. Directions and ingredients were hand-written and easy to read on the bottom of the tag.
Rash Cream ~ Awesome push up bottle (Like a deodorant) with pretty flower label, full ingredient list, weight, and instructions.
Beeswax Foot Cream ~ Black PET jar with cigar band label, instructions, ingredients, and weight.
Boo Boo Salve (Full Size) ~ Shiny gold tin with a label on the top and bottom. Hand-written ingredients and weight included
Boo Boo Salve (Travel Size) ~ In a lip balm tube with full ingredients
Rose Clay Bath Truffles ~ So cute! Looks like a cookie in saran wrap!
Bath Cookies ~ Looks just like the Rose Clay Bath Truffles!
Spicy Pumpkin Soap ~ This is a really good packaging idea! Fall leaves wrapper with pretty circle on the front. Includes ingredient list and weight!
Miss Betty Avocado Soap ~ Really sturdy paper wrapper that feels fuzzy on the bottom. Gorgeous cigar band! Weight and ingredients are listed.
Lemony Lavender Soap ~ Really sturdy paper wrapper that feels fuzzy on the bottom. Gorgeous cigar band! Weight and ingredients are listed.
Calendula Cado Soap ~ Really sturdy paper wrapper that feels fuzzy on the bottom. Gorgeous cigar band! Weight and ingredients are listed.
Warm Cider Soap ~ Really sturdy paper wrapper that feels fuzzy on the bottom. Gorgeous cigar band! Weight and ingredients are listed.
Sweet Pea Soap ~ Really sturdy paper wrapper that feels fuzzy on the bottom. Gorgeous cigar band! Weight and ingredients are listed.

Fragrance

Fresh Dream"Monster be Gone" Room and Linen Spray ~ This smells really really yummy to me, like an sugar cookie or biscotti of sorts. Since a lot of room sprays are citrus and "clean" fragrances, I was delighted that this one made me want to eat my pillow.





Rash Cream ~ The rash cream is unscented as far as I can tell, which is nice since well...it's a rash cream. ;)


Boo Boo Salve (Full Size) ~Delightful! Smells kinda herby and natural!


Boo Boo Salve (Travel Size) ~ Smells the same as the full size and is so comforting!


Bath Cookies ~ Oh my gosh, YUM! VANILLA! It's like a butter cookie! My favorite scent!


Warm Cider Soap ~ Smells exactly like Apple Cider, it's delicious!


Miss Betty Avocado Soap ~ I smell some , bubbly lemon and lime in this one! Would be a great bar for anyone!


Lemony Lavender Soap ~ Perfect name, as there are some lavender notes but also a good deal of lemon. It's really divine!


Calendula Cado Soap ~ A really pretty, fresh scent! Adore!


Spicy Pumpkin Soap ~ Oh my gosh!!! It smells like autumn, like the most delicious pie ever!


Sweet Pea Soap ~ The perfect sweet pea! Not too floral, not to sweet!


Quality and Performance

Conclusion

I can't get enough of this delightful company! I know Creekside Naturals just getting started, but Mrs. Cindee's products are utter perfection and I'm so grateful to have the opportunity of reviewing them! These just drip love and the true "handmade" feel and I highly highly recommend them to anybody who just needs some extra loving on! Thank you Creekside Naturals!

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