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We’re Accepting Backorders Now!

Hellooo everyone! We’ve had a bit of a hiccup with our website over the weekend, but thankfully everything’s looking like it works and nothing’s broken (phew!).

One major difference is that for items that are Out of Stock, we are now accepting backorders instead of making you fill out a different Pre Order form. If we do not have a particular item in stock, you will see this notice that reads “Available on backorder” on the product page (refer to the photo). You will still be able to purchase and pay for the product, but we will only despatch the backordered item to you once it is ready. You may refer to the Curing Completion Dates to have a rough idea of when the next batch of your backordered item will be ready. 🙂

The major benefit of doing this is that you will now be able to rack up your reward points by pre-ordering goods that are currently out of stock. :D We hope you’ll be happy with this new arrangement!

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Stamping Use By Dates On Our Soap

soap with date stamp

At some point in time, I reckon every single one of us has picked up a bar of soap (or any perishable good, for that matter), and wondered if it was still safe to use. Or how long it has been around.

This is especially important for us since we are trying to cut down on packaging as much as possible, and still present a useful, safe product to you. So I headed over to the stationery shop, bought a simple date stamp, and pressed it into the sides of all our Goat’s Milk and Patchouli, and Tangy Lavender soap that I made recently.

Voilà! Recommended Best Before Dates printed right on the side of your soap bars–so you’ll never have to wonder if they are still good to use again. 🙂 We’re making this part of our standard production procedure now.

(Now I’m wondering why I didn’t think of this earlier…!)

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Fun With Google Photos

My brother and husband recently began using Google Photos to backup all their photographs so I decided to do the same (and free up valuable hard drive space on my laptop). It has some pretty neat features, like the Assistant which automatically compiles animated clips or videos, or even puts together collages using photos with similar elements.

One other amazing feature is their search function. For instance, type in “flowers” and Google Photos will show you ALL the photos in your collection that have floral elements in them.

Naturally, I tried the search function out for myself.

Here were my results when I searched for soap:

google photo search soap

It’s worth noting that I have over 5,000 images currently backed up on Google Photos–and just three results for my life’s vocation? Okay then…

How about I search for… food?

google photo search food


Riiiight. I suppose it’s safe to say that there are a whole lot more food photos out on the Web than there are of handmade soap. All those comments from you that soap can look so edible are definitely not unfounded… :p

Have you tried using Google Photos? Did you like it?