Cyber Monday Shipping Deal

Although it’s later than usual this year, Cyber Monday is finally coming!! This is the kick-off to our annual Christmas sale, with plenty of great deals, no matter what your budget is. Cyber Monday ONLY you get free shipping on all U.S. orders over $40, in addition to our Christmas sale discounts:

All orders up to $20 get 10% off
Orders between $20.01 and $39.99 get 15% off
Orders of $40 and up get 20% off

No coupon codes needed!

Here are some of our new soaps (Click photo for more info and to purchase):

Bayberry Soap by Great Cakes Soapworks

Bayberry Soap by Great Cakes Soapworks

Figgy Pudding Soap by Great Cakes Soapworks

Figgy Pudding Soap by Great Cakes Soapworks

Get lip butters and whipped shea butter too!


$5.00 Soap Sale Today Only!

It’s the day after Christmas, and I’ve added all five of the rebatched soaps to for a one-day soap sale! All of these new soaps, plus all the other soaps I have left are on sale for just $5.00! Click photos below to purchase:

Beach Front Soap – Very refreshing with hints of floral, mint and sea salt wafting on an ocean breeze.

Stonegazer Soap – Looks like granite, smells like buttercream vanilla!

Mint Apple Soap – Mostly peppermint with hints of apple and poppies

Plumberry Soap – Sweet, fruity scent with bits of cinnamon coffee soap

Lavender Lime Soap – Clean, fresh scent of lavender and lime essential oils with a hint of orange.

Remember – $5.00 soap price is only good December 26, 2012. Orders from today will be processed, and then the website will remain open, but no orders will go out again until January 3rd. Winter Rose and Juniper Breeze soaps will be available, along with a new batch of Deep Patchouli shampoo bars and Oatmeal, Milk & Honey soap will also be back in stock!

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Lip Butters

Lip Butters

I’ve done something completely crazy! All my Preferred Customers (in the U.S.) can now receive a free handmade lip butter from me for their birthday! If you are already a Preferred Customer, you should have gotten an email from me detailing how to make sure you get your gift. (Check your spam folder if you don’t see it!) If you haven’t already signed up, then you will want to go here to sign up. All Preferred Customers will now get 10% off all their orders at as well! (Update: Free lip butter offer has been replaced with a 20% off a $20 order coupon!)

If that wasn’t enough, I also spent the better part of the day updating my welcome page on Facebook! Apparently the size requirements for the welcome photo have narrowed considerably, so my welcome page has been sitting there blank for quite some time. If you’re already a fan, you can visit the direct link here. If you are NOT yet a fan, please go here and tell me how it looks! You can also sign up to be a Preferred Customer from the welcome page.

Handmade Soap Deals – $4.50 each

I’m working on clearing out some of my stock, and most of these are down to the last two bars. It’s a win-win situation – you get great soap at a great price, and I have more room for next season’s soap!

First up, is the Soap of the Week: Orange Eucalyptus. I had lots of people grab this one up at the farmer’s market on Saturday, but I still have just two left. It’s 100% natural, and made with three kinds of clay: white kaolin, French green, and Australian red.

Orange Eucalyptus Soap

Second, we have last week’s Soap of the Week: Pink Grapefruit & Sugar Cane. It’s such a refreshing scent for summer, and I just love the way the swirl turned out! Only two of these left as well:

Pink Grapefruit & Sugar Cane Soap

Pink Grapefruit & Sugar Cane Soap by Great Cakes Soapworks

Third, we have the last two Sweet & Sassy soaps! Sweet & Sassy has top notes of sweet fruits, as well as jasmine and violets, and bottom notes of caramelized vanilla, sandalwood and pink pepper. Very feminine scented soap, “frosted” with white and pink.

Sweet & Sassy Soap

Sweet & Sassy Soap

Finally, you won’t want to miss the last few bars of Pink Papaya. Full of tropical goodness such as mango leaf, passion fruit, green fig, and star fruit. Solid pink on the bottom, then a swirled layer of pink in the creamy white, and topped off with more creamy white.

Pink Papaya soap

Pink Papaya soap

I hope you enjoy the soapy deals!

Banana Honey Soap Reveal!

I had to get my stuff ready to go for the Olathe Farmer’s Market tomorrow before I could even think about cutting the Banana Honey soap. This was great motivation for me, and well worth the wait!

Banana Honey Soap by Great Cakes Soapworks

Banana Honey Soap by Great Cakes Soapworks

The bottom layer is the one with the bananas, honey and fragrance in it. The top two layers are just for show! Hopefully I didn’t use too much banana – the soap is still pretty soft. As expected, the honey heated things up and caused the top layer to have that crackle effect which is known to happen when soap is whitened with titanium dioxide and then heats up. There is one small crack (and an air bubble!) on the top of the soap that was in the middle of the mold as well:

Enlarged to show small crack on top

Enlarged to show small crack on top

Otherwise, it is absolutely PERFECT. The fragrance I used is very mild, and smells like real bananas – not fake banana candy. There is a hint of the honey almond essential oil blend as well. One of my Facebook fans mentioned that banana is great for facial soap, which was news to me! I wouldn’t use this particular soap on my face because of the added fragrance, but it does give me some ideas…

I wish I could re-create the design of this particular soap, but I have a feeling any subsequent attempts will be less than worthy! The Banana Honey soap will be a Soap of the Week after it has had a chance to fully cure.

In the meantime, go check out the Bye Bye Bugs products! I put them on sale for the weekend.

Grand Opening!


Yippee!! We have a new web store! The best news: our Grand Opening Sale is now in effect! Get 10% off your entire order through the entire month of April! The shopping cart will automatically figure your discount.

Here are some of the other wonderful features of our new web store:

    1. It’s a streamlined, cleaner look. Easier to find what you are looking for!
    2. You can create an account which will enable you to see your order history, and the best part:
    3. Write reviews on individual products – or general customer service reviews. I would love to hear your feedback!
    4. You can see what is in your shopping cart at all times. Just look in the left sidebar!
    5. Quantity discounts are automatically applied once you reach a certain number. For example, the 4 for $20 Handmade Soap Deal will still apply, but now when you order 4 or more soaps, the price is still just $5. You don’t have to order in quantities of four! I’ve added new quantity discounts for lotions and lip butters as well.
    6. Best sellers will be listed along the right side – up to 10 different products! As more people place orders, that information will be more and more accurate.
    7. We are now able to accept your credit or debit cards directly. This is huge! And we have a secure certificate so you know your information will be safe. Paypal is still an option as well.
    8. I will also be able to add slideshows to showcase product photos – this will be coming soon!

What’s missing:

    1. I am no longer able to sell gift certificates. Not a huge loss since I think I’ve only sold 2 or 3 in the last five years!
    2. I will no longer have a wholesale program. I believe this only affects one customer, and we are talking about working out a new arrangement.
    3. Local customers no longer have the option to pay upon pick-up of their order. The cart just won’t allow it – sorry!

So you see, the benefits are tremendous! I am very excited about this change, and hope you are too! Click on the header photo above or HERE to enter the new web store. If you have any problems, please let me know on the contact page.

Soap Grab Bags are Back!

Example of a Soap Grab Bag

I’ve been gathering soap ends, mini soaps, and soap balls of all shapes and sizes. You will get at least 8.5 oz. of soap for just $5.00! That’s about 50% off retail! You won’t know what you’ll get, but there’s bound to be something great! I have some soap ends from some soaps that you haven’t even seen before, and probably won’t ever see again. Order as many as you like, but there are only 15 available right now.

Click Here to Get Your Grab Bags

Handmade Soap Grab Bags

I’m getting so excited about making new soaps for 2011, but I need some help to clear out what I have on hand. Here’s my win-win solution: Soap Grab Bags! You get at least half a pound of soaps for just $4.00 (that’s more than 50% off retail!). They could be mini soaps, soap balls, or just odd-sized soaps. The scents will be labeled, but they will be a surprise!

What you might get in your grab bag:

Soap grab bag sample

Soap grab bag sample

Order as many as you like, but there are only 20 of these available! A great way to sample our soaps, stock up on some travel soap, or just get a fun surprise in the mail.

Click Here to Buy Soap Grab Bags!

12 Days of Christmas Deals – Day Eleven

And the countdown continues! Are you ready for a great deal today? It’s our fabulous lip butter – this time you can get individual lip butters for just $2.50 each!

Handmade Lip Butters by Great Cakes Soapworks

In case you are wondering, Peppermint Ice is definitely the most popular flavor right now. I’m having a hard time keeping it in stock! Just made another batch last night, so we are good to go! Watermelon is also back! Other flavors include: Butterscotch, Lavender, Orange Creamsicle, Root Beer, Strawberry, Vanilla Latte, and unflavored Nourishing.

Click Here to Buy Lip Butter!