Now that we’ve made it through Christmas and New Year’s, the next big holiday we have to look forward to is Valentine’s Day. As you see holiday stockings and ornaments switched out for chocolate hearts and rose petals on store shelves, it’s a great time to start thinking about what you will do for that special someone on February 14. If you’re looking for a unique gift that your loved one will really get some use out of, it’s worth it to consider picking up some scented bar soap. Artisan soaps make beautiful gifts, and when you get your soap from Soaps & Scents, you can select from a number of romantic aromas that are perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day soap scents

Scent is an incredibly powerful sense. Some of our best memories are tied to specific smells, and there are a number of scents that we intuitively connect to love and romance. At Soaps & Scents, we know how powerful scent can be, which is why we offer a wide range of aromatherapy products. Here are a few of our best scents for Valentine’s Day:

One of the most iconic ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day is by breaking out a bottle of bubbly. You can experience the smell of a sweet, dry glass of champagne with our champagne-scented bar soap. This soap is perfect for a relaxing bath and allows you to enjoy a champagne-inspired aromatherapy experience that’s almost as good as the real thing.

If you prefer a rich red wine over a glass of bubbly, our Bordeaux Blend soap is perfect for you. We utilize a blend of scents inspired by the richness and warmth of the best red wines. This aromatic soap bar can make any bath or shower feel more luxurious. If you have a wine lover in your life, our Bordeaux Blend soap is a fantastic gift.

Rose Petals:
Nothing is quite as quintessentially romantic as red roses. Our Rose Petals soap has a sweet, delicate rose petal scent that’s great for year-round use. In addition to the beautiful aromatic blend of fragrances, this soap is also topped with real rose petals, making it a gorgeous gift to present to someone you love.

Strawberry Vanilla:
Fresh strawberries are a popular Valentine’s Day dessert option, and our Strawberry Vanilla soap is just as sweet. We use a blend of fragrances to create the fresh, fruity scent of strawberries and add in warm, sweet notes for a rich vanilla scent.

Valentine’s Day soap scents

At Soaps & Scents, we have been perfecting our line of aromatherapy and skin care products for 25 years, and we continue to add new products to our inventory. Whether you’re looking for something special to treat yourself with or you are searching for a thoughtful gift for a friend, family member or loved one, you can find what you’re looking for in our online store. Browse our inventory today and reach out to us if you want to find out more about what we offer.

The holidays are coming, and you may be wondering if your home is up to the task of hosting a number of people. Whether it’s for a party, hosting family members for a holiday meal or having guests for an extended visit, you want your space to be inviting and welcoming.

Why not try investing in some high-quality room spray? At Soaps & Scents, we use all-natural ingredients to achieve a delightful scent that will brighten up any room. Room fresheners banish bad and dirty odors, making every room smell great. Let’s take a look at all the reasons why right now is the best time for bringing in room sprays:

  • Masking smells:
    You may clean your house fairly frequently, but even if you do, there are still going to be some odors left behind. That’s where a room spray comes in. It can remove those less desirable smells instantly, covering them up and replacing them with a more pleasant scent.
  • Flexibility:
    You can use room sprays in any part of the room and still achieve the same effect. You may want to use it in a high-traffic area, then in a musty part of the house that doesn’t receive as much air. You can do that easily, meaning that you’re customizing the use of scent to your space as you see fit.
  • Safe and natural:
    Unlike bulky oxygen fresheners, room sprays and fresheners are easy to hide, use natural ingredients and can be made inaccessible to pets and children. This allows the freshener to be out of the way and doing what it does best: making your home smell great.
  • A complement to other strategies:
    Along with using a room spray, there are other ways to keep every room in your home smelling great. Place your favorite fragrant flowers around in vases, or use your favorite spices, like whole cinnamon or cloves, and simmer them on the stovetop. Allow the smell to circulate throughout the home. Leaving an open box of baking soda in stinky places will help absorb the bad odors as well.

Are you looking for a provider of room sprays? Soaps & Scents is your ideal source. Everything we carry is handmade and distributed in small quantities. We only use quality essential oils and fragrance oils that maintain a wonderful scent even years later. We’ve been making beautiful handmade soaps and other products for more than two decades. Our extensive selection of bar and liquid soaps includes a variety of fragrances and even some fun soaps, such as our Ducky or Cupcake soaps.

If you haven’t had a chance to try our wonderful soaps and other products, you’re in for a treat. In addition to our soaps, we also offer bath bombs, body lotions, room sprays and more. Stop by today for your first Soaps & Scents bar. We look forward to helping you find the ideal room spray or soap to help you welcome guests into your home this holiday season. We are available on Saturdays by appointment!

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means you’ll probably need to prepare for some parties. It’s customary to bring a hostess gift to a social event hosted at a person’s home. Unfortunately, not everyone understands what makes a good hostess gift, or how to graciously give and receive one.

To avoid any social taboos this holiday season, brush up on your hostess gift-giving etiquette and learn what makes a hostess gift truly special.

Hostess gift etiquette basics

A hostess gift is typically a household item that the hostess can use when hosting others or a small gift for her to enjoy on her own. These gifts are typically small and not extravagant; however, careful thought and consideration should still be made when selecting the gift.

Here are some etiquette rules to keep in mind:

Wrapping isn’t necessary: You don’t need to wrap up your hostess gift like a Christmas present. However, the gift should be neatly presented, perhaps with a pretty bow or in a simple gift bag with a tag.

Don’t expect a thank-you note: One major hostess gift faux pas is the gift giver expecting a thank you note for their gift. In reality, your gift to the hostess is your way of saying thank you for the event and invitation.

Remain discreet: You don’t want to loudly announce to other guests that you brought a gift for the hostess. This is not only embarrassing, but can make other guests who did not bring a gift feel uncomfortable. Instead, discreetly give the gift to the hostess when you are welcomed into the home or when you have a minute alone.

Leave expectations at the door: Another common hostess gift issue is the gift giver expecting the hostess to use their gift immediately. This is especially common with gifts of wine and food, even though the drink and meal selections for the event have been chosen. Flowers also fall into this category when brought to the event, because the hostess must then spend time arranging the flowers rather than entertaining guests.

Types of gifts that are perfect for your hostess

With all of these unspoken rules of gift etiquette, you may be wondering about some appropriate types of hostess gifts to avoid an embarrassing situation. Here are some great ideas:

Handmade soaps and product gift sets: Small gift sets that include a handmade soap, hand cream or lotion and room spray make excellent gifts for hostesses. The hostess can choose to keep the items for personal use or make them available for guests in the restroom.

Wine: Wine is a customary hostess gift for dinner parties and similar events. Choose a wine you think the hostess will like, or select your favorite and tell them that you wanted to share your top choice with them. Just don’t expect them to serve it then and there!

Candies or chocolates: A decorative candy dish filled with candies or a box of gourmet chocolates is also an excellent hostess gift. The dish might be presented to guests for a post-dinner treat, or the hostess may choose to keep them for herself to indulge in later.

Pick up your hostess gift at a local craft show this November!

If you’re looking for a fantastic hostess gift for Thanksgiving dinner parties, shop Soaps & Scents’ selection of handmade soaps and luxurious spa products at various craft shows this November. Soaps & Scents will be at the Season of the Heart craft show and many others

click here to view the schedule.