Finally, New Candles


I feel so bad because a surprisingly large number of people have been coming in looking for candles lately.  I admit, I didn't go too crazy making candles because they usually only sell well around the holidays.  However, more and more people have been coming in to purchase candles!  I think everyone is starting to realize how nice and clean soy wax candles burn compared to paraffin or even soy/paraffin blend candles.  And don't forget the price!  Compare Halo's prices to other big name candle brands and you'll see what I mean.

I know, I know, you can go to Wal-Mart and get candles the size of my $15 large candles for $5.  But have you noticed the quality of the candles you purchase at stores like that?  (or the lack of quality...) Those candles tend to tunnel, give off a waxy scent or no scent at all, or burn leaving lots of soot behind.  Not to mention Halo Soy Candles are made in America.  By an American.  So there's that.

Anyways, here's a list of the scents we recently stocked the shelves with:
*(M) means we also carry the scent in Moon Melts
~ Nag Champa (M) - EVERYONE loves this one!  It's super strong and a good unisex scent.
~ Lily of the Valley (M) - another really popular scent, especially in our lotion and body butter!
~ Frankincense and Myrrh - although you would usually associate this scent with Christmas, it has been really popular even after Christmas!  I've gotten requests for more of these candles and also for more of this scent in soap.  Which is also available at the shop.
~ Pearberry (M) - another much requested scent, we have this in our large and small candles as well as in Moon Melts and soap.
~ Juniper Breeze (M) - another popular scent.  We carry this scent in bath bombs and body butter and lotion, and now in candles and Moon Melts!
~ Jasmine (M) - a nice flower scent for spring in a lovely deep purple color.
~ Hazelnut - we make this scent in tea lights and since then we've been getting requests for candles.
~ Plumeria (M) - this Hawaiian flower scent was a slow seller for a while, but it is recently becoming more and more popular again.  We also have this lovely scent in soap and body lotion!
~ Red Apple (M) - This scent is great for spring and summer.  It's a nice fresh juicy apple scent.  Mouthwatering!
~ Lemon Verbena - I wanted to add another yellow colored candle to the mix so we now have Lemon Verbena in a candle scent!  It's not the same exactly fragrance that we use in our bar soap.  This scent has a stronger lemon bite.  It's very fresh smelling!

Read this post about properly burning soy candles.

Other candle scents to watch for soon: Ocean Breeze, Gardenia and Honeysuckle.  Plus a special edition spring scent! 


Two New Soaps: Egyptian Musk and Frankincense & Myrrh

Well, the title says it all!  We have two new soap scents that we are adding to our product line.

First, Frankincense and Myrrh.  This was so popular during the holidays that we decided to bring this scent on full time!  It smells sensual and sweet and has a lovely dusting of gold mica on top.  Finished off with a glittery gold wrapping, this soap is lovely!

Second, Egyptian Musk.  A customer had come in looking for the scent Egyptian Musk. I had ordered a sample vial of this scent and fell in love!  Not to mention the scent of Egyptian Musk is recognizable to many people.  All in all, it seemed like a no-brainer to make this lovely scent into a bar soap!

Up next - Sweet Musk!  While ordering musk samples, I had ordered the Egyptian Musk as well as a scent called Sweet Musk.  Sweet Musk was such a favorite!  I was originally going to use just the Sweet Musk, but because of the popularity of the name Egyptian Musk, I decided to make both.

Soap scents to look forward to - Sweet Musk, Gardenia and Honeysuckle.

Products to look forward to - anti-wrinkle face creams and eye creams.


Valentine's Day Flowers

My man is out of town this week so he sent me flowers.

I'm not home often enough to enjoy them there so I'll be bringing them to the shop to enjoy :)


Valentine's Day!

Hello all.

If you are signed up to get my newsletter via email, then you know we have a lovely little selection of gifts for Valentine's Day!  If you aren't signed up to receive the email newsletter, then you should do so using the widget on the right.

Stop in and I'll help you put together a Valentine's Day gift basket.  Mention reading this blog post and get 15% off a gift basket worth $25 or more.  Woot!


New Products at Halo Soap!

It's been a while since my last Halo Soap post.  I've been working on some new products so I wanted to write about them since I didn't get a chance to get the items on my website yet!

Before that though, let me direct your attention to the new tab at the top: Buy Now.  I've recently opened a WePay shop.  WePay is similar to PayPal for accepting payments, but with out all the b.s.  PayPal has some pretty sketchy business practices according to this post and this post on Regretsy.  So now we have multiple options for making Halo Soap purchases!
1. At our brick & mortar shop in Cudahy, WI
2. Through our website (where we currently use PayPal but will be starting to add the option of using PayPal or WePay)
3. Through our Etsy site (which uses PayPal, but you can also choose to pay with money order or check)
4. Through this blog! Which has an embed of the WePay shop.  Pretty cool!

Ok, on to the really good stuff.

Coconut Milk Body Lotion

 Pamper your skin with coconut milk, virgin coconut oil and botanical oils chosen for their ability to moisturize without feeling heavy. Coconut milk makes your skin soft and smooth. Kukui nut oil is excellent for skin conditioning after sun exposure. Macadamia nut oil can slow down the effects of aging. Jojoba oil matches the natural sebum in human skin. Use this body lotion after Halo’s Coconut Dead Sea Salt Scrub or any time you want to soften your skin with a touch of coconut!

This lotion has a lovely coconut scent. Some coconut fragrances can be plastic smelling or have too much of a vanilla scent, but this is a nice, tropical, exotic coconut scent.

Coconut Dead Sea Salt Scrub

ead Sea salt is filled with vitamins and minerals that are great for your skin. Virgin coconut oil softens and moisturizes your skin along with other botanical oils. Virgin coconut oil can even help premature aging of the skin due to its high content of antioxidants which block free radicals that are responsible for premature aging.

This body scrub has a wonderful coconut scent and would be perfect with our Coconut Milk Body Lotion

We made this body scrub using 100% Dead Sea salt. There are not filler salts (regular sea salt, epsom salt, etc) just pure Dead Sea salt!

You can use this product as a body scrub in the shower or as a hand scrub by keeping it next to the sink with a spoon. You could even use this as a bath soak by placing a few spoon fulls in the tub.

Calming Lotion for Psoriasis and Eczema

We've set out to make a product to help with psoriasis and eczema with out the use of neem oil. Although neem oil is excellent for helping with these skin issues, the smell of neem oil is not pleasant. We've been getting excellent feedback on our Neem Cream so we know that psoriasis and eczema are common ailments people deal with.

Where as the Neem Cream is better for spot treatments because of the smell, this lotion is great for a full body application. There is no added scent, just straight lotion with ingredients chosen for their ability to help with psoriasis and eczema.

Apricot Kernel Oil - has anti-inflammatory effects on the skin
Avocado Oil - helps relieve dryness and itching of psoriasis and eczema
Evening Primrose Oil - has high contents of GLA to promote skin healing
Argan Oil - has lots of vitamin e, antioxidants and unsaturated fatty acids
Black Currant Seed Oil - anti-inflammatory to help with skin flare ups
Borage Oil - high content of GLA and can reduce dryness and itching
Cranberry Seed Oil - has omega fatty acids to help with psoriasis and eczema
Hemp Oil - contains both omega fatty acids and GLA
Jojoba Oil - matches the sebum of the skin making it a great moisturizer for dry, scaly skin associated with eczema
Kukui Nut Oil - has vitamins A, C and E to protect the skin
Rosehip Oil - fatty acids for skin regeneration
Tamanu Oil - has anti-inflammatory effects and can aid in producing new skin tissue

Additionally, extracts like chamomile and calendula further soothe the skin while vitamin B5 helps reduce inflammation and itching.

This lotion has no added fragrance and is made with paraben-free preservative.

This lotion may be too heavy for some to use as a face lotion. If you choose to test this lotion as a face cream, please note that argan oil can increase large pores and acne, and rosehip oil can aggravate acne and blemishes. On the other hand, jojoba oil helps control acne so use your best judgment on the application of this lotion.

There you have it!  New products at Halo Soap.  More to come!