$5.00 Soap Sale Today Only!

It’s the day after Christmas, and I’ve added all five of the rebatched soaps to Greatcakessoapworks.com 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!

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!

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

Cyber Monday Deal

Today Only – get FREE shipping on all orders of $40 or more (before the discount)!! Use the discount voucher “SHIP4FREE” (Be sure to “recalculate” after entering the code in the shopping cart.) Free shipping is ONLY available until Monday night at 10pm CST for U.S. residents only.

In addition to this, our annual Christmas Sale has officially started! Now through December 23, enjoy these savings:

Spend $20, get 10% off
Spend $40, get 15% off
Spend $60, get 20% off

The shopping cart will automatically calculate your discount!!

These new products are now available:

Bayberry Soap

Bayberry Soap – A very green and familiar scent – it smells like all the greenery in a small retail store at Christmastime – all wrapped up in a beautiful soapy package. Each embedded soap ball has been formed by hand, and blanketed by dark greenery colored soap with creamy white swirls. The top of the soap is sprinkled with iridescent glitter for extra sparkle and shine.

Winter Wonderland Soap

Winter Wonderland Soap – A cool, citrus-y blend that starts out with grapefruit, orange, bergamot, and lemon. You will think there must be some peppermint in there, but the rest of the fragrance description includes florals such as violet, cyclamen, bois de rose, and a hint of gardenia, and base notes of citronella, sandalwood, jasmine, and musk. It has beautiful dark pink and green swirls inside and on the top. This soap has been specially formulated to provide an abundance of lather for more showers than your normal soap.

Butterscotch Lip Butter

The Butterscotch Lip Butter is finally ready!! Buttery smooth, smells just like a butterscotch candy!!

Check out all our great flavors:
Nourishing – nonflavored
Orange Creamsicle
Peppermint Ice
Root Beer
Vanilla Latte

You can get fancy gift packs of any 3 for just $10:

Lip Butter Gift Packs

Also, there are three soaps in the clearance section, marked $4.50 each. The Christmas Sale applies to these as well, for even more savings!

Brown Sugar & Fig – 1 left
Cucumber Melon – 2 left
Hazelnut Cappuccino – 9 left (making room for the Cinnamon Bun & Moroccan Spice Coffee Soaps which will be available Monday, December 6.)

Come shop with the others! (Have you noticed the other “Shoppers Online” at Greatcakessoapworks.com today? Go ahead and click over and let me know if you see more than 5 of you at a time.)

Labor Day Weekend Sale

It’s on! Get 15% off your order of $40 or more now thru Monday at Greatcakessoapworks.com! No coupon code required.

In addition the sale, I’ve marked the Skin Glow Facial Moisturizer 50% off, and all the Bye Bye Bugs products are now 25% off. Combine the sale, and you can get Skin Glow Facial Moisturizer for as little as $6.80 each (regular price: $15.95), or Bye Bye Bug Soap or Solid Stick for as little as $3.19 each!

Here’s a run-down of the soaps that are getting low:
Sweet & Sassy – just 3 left! (marked $5 ea)
Lavender Lemon – just 7 left (will not re-stock until next summer)
Cucumber Melon – 9 left
Almost Paradise – 11 left
Watermelon – 12 left

Use the Handmade Soap Combo Deal to get any 4 soaps for $20, and with the 15% discount, they are just $4.25 each!

All orders received over the weekend will ship out on Tuesday. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

Mother’s Day Weekend Specials

First, I have to start by wishing MY mother a very happy birthday – she is 60 today! Fortunately, our family got to celebrate with her a little bit early a couple weeks ago with my brother & his family:

My mom and my nephew

I also have some specials to tell you about. Starting NOW through Mother’s Day, you will find the Handmade Soap Combo Deal is now 4 for $18 instead of 20. Choose from any four of our handmade natural soaps (excluding the Dead Sea Spa Bar) to create your own combination.

Handmade Soap Combo

Jojoba-Shea Lotions are also on sale:

8oz. pumps are now $8 instead of 10

2.5 oz. malibus are now $4 instead of 5

There IS a difference between a handmade lotion and the lotions you find at the store. Number one difference is that most lotions you find at the store (even your favorite bath & body store) are made with petrolatum or mineral oil. You won’t find very many with aloe vera juice as the first ingredient. And I would be very surprised if you found one with a natural preservative. (I use citric acid and silver citrate.) Get rid of the gunk, and discover the difference of a handmade natural lotion on your skin!

You might be like Kyle Higgins of Beacon Falls, CT who says,

I love the Jojoba-Shea lotion – it is rich, creamy and smooth… I have very dry skin and this lotion brings relief! I am also sensitive to chemicals so I appreciate the natural ingredients.

Click HERE to go shopping.

Cyber Monday Special


Get ready for the best sale of the year! It’s only one day though, so don’t miss it! Today only, all orders of $40 or more receive FREE SHIPPING!! You must use voucher code “SHIPFREE” to receive this special. But that’s not all…the Christmas Sale also begins today, and runs through Friday, December 18:

Spend $20, get 10% off your total order
Spend $40, get 15% off your total order
Spend $60, get 20% off your total order

These discounts are automatically calculated by the shopping cart! What are you waiting for? Let’s go shopping!

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please use code “FREESHIP” instead of “SHIPFREE”


Back to School Soap Sale

Time for another soap sale! Check out the Handmade Soap Combo Deal: all regular priced soaps are 4 for $18, instead of $20. All your favorites are well-stocked, except Almond Milk. I’m down to 3 of those as of today, and they will probably sell at the farmer’s market this morning. Otherwise, I have at least 8 of the following:

Black Raspberry Creme – 9 left
Cinnamon Bun Coffee Soap
Clarifying Facial Soap
Country Clothesline – 8 left
Creamy Castile
Lavender Lemon
Lavender Meadows – 10 left
Oatmeal, Milk & Honey
Patchouli Beer Bar
Stress Relief

This sale will run through the end of the day tomorrow (Sunday, August 9), so hurry on over to go shopping! Do you wish you had heard about this sale sooner? Preferred Customers were notified on Thursday….I’m just sayin’.

Apples & Spice soap will be available next weekend, and Bug Off soap will be back in stock then too.