Spring is right around the corner, and you know what that means. Our spring seasonal fragrances, April Showers and Strawberry Picking are back!
April Showers is a bright and airy blend of marine, ozone, lily of the valley, lavender, juniper, rose, and fresh soil. Each bar is just a bit different from each of the others, and their intricate, bright design make them perfect for adding a touch of spring to your home decor.
This blend of strawberries, dirt, honey, citrus, peach, rose, jasmine, and lily will have you longing to find the nearest farm that hosts strawberry picking.
It's the time of year where I begin brainstorming the new permanent fragrances and designs for debut at Con Kasterborous in June.
Each year, we introduce nine new fragrances to be added to our permanent collection. Last year was an exception when a last minute request was just too good to push into the next line. So far, I have a couple solid ideas, but I want to hear from you. Everything we do here at Contented Comfort is to try to help make your life more contented, comfortable, and just all around awesome, after all, so your input is key!
What are some characters, series, or general concepts you would like to see rendered in soap? Do you have a specific fragrance idea you'd love to try? Leave a comment below or contact me directly to leave your request, and I'll see what I can do to bring them to life.
We're just under a month away from Valentine's Day. Can you guess what that means for the store here at Contented Comfort? Our Valentine's specials are back!
From now until the holiday itself, you can find our Strawberries and Champagne and Sensational Sweets varieties in the Holiday Specials section.
Winter officially begins December 21, so you know what that means. Winter seasonal scents are returning to the store tomorrow morning! Cinnamon Honey, Peppermint Cream, and Nighty Night goat milk soaps will be available all throughout the months of December, January, and February.
Each variety is made using our goat milk soap as a base, so you know it will gentle and moisturizing for extra pampering during the drying winter months.
Peppermint Cream is a lightly sweet and invigorating blend of peppermint and French vanilla that's as crisp and refreshing as the brisk winter air. Nighty Night is a soothing blend of lavender softened with vanilla. Each variety is colored with mineral oxide powders instead of dyes.
Our Cinnamon Honey soaps derive their color and much of their fragrance from real honey and ground cinnamon added to the bars to make them extra moisturizing and lightly exfoliating.
It’s that time of year again, folks. Thanksgiving is next week, and that means I’m gearing up for the annual Black Friday/Cyber Monday and Christmas sales!
The Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale runs from 6 a.m. Friday, November 25 through 5 p.m. Monday, November 28. During this sale, all bath and body and knit or crochet products will be marked down 50-75%. All books, including ebooks and signed paperbacks, will be marked down 20%.
When I first started Contented Comfort, the idea behind it was just what you'd expect given the name. I knew I wanted to sell the soaps I was making. I got started in an effort to make keeping clean a more comfortable experience for my family, and then I began hearing similar stories from others. It made sense.
Then the idea grew. I had begun learning to knit and crochet several months before I started soaping. Even after I finished making items for my family, I wanted to keep up with the hobby. (The warnings are true. Fiber arts can quickly become almost an addiction. There's something very therapeutic about watching a project grow stitch by stitch and knowing you are the one making it do so.) Then there are the books I wanted, no needed, to write. Half the point of writing is to share those stories, so trying to sell them is a natural extension of it. I wanted to find a way to combine all of these ideas and desires under the umbrella of one business. Contentment and comfort are two words that sprung to mind when I thought about being clean, snuggled up under a cozy blanket, and reading, so that's how the business got its name.
So why did I decide to focus on fandom inspired fragrances and items in 2013?
Through the years, I've gotten some odd looks and confused responses when I tell people the soaps I sell are detergent free. The word "detergent" has become almost interchangeable with "soap" in our culture, so many wonder how the soap can clean if there's no detergent in it. You have to look at the process of making each and their chemistry to see the difference in the two, so it's easy to see why there's some confusion.
Amanda is the artisan behind all the products made and sold by Contented Comfort.