We are gearing up for what promises to be a wonderful holiday season.
We have just launched a new shopping cart at www.heavensoap.com/presta
One of our favorite features of this new shopping cart is that you can
search for key words - such as invigorating soap, or lemon soap.
For orders, we typically can process orders within one to two working day of
receiving them between now and Christmas. Since most of our orders
go out either fed ex ground or USPS priority, that means you should
receive your order within about a week, give or take a day or two
We have introduced a couple of new products to our line - both an
unscented soap and an unscented lotion bar. We've also made our
cinnamon oatmeal soap available by the individual bar. Probably most
exciting for us is the introduction of Pure Lavender soap - it is
crafted with lavender essential oil and crushed lavender flowers.
We are seeking reader's submissions on soap and herb related topics
for publication in our newsletter. Please send submissions to
email@example.com. If your article is selected for publication you
will receive a four-pack of the herbal soap of your choice and your
work will be read by our 500 subscribers. Articles may be edited for
length, style and content.
-John and Marty
Tell us about your experiences with our soaps. If you have questions
or comments regarding soaps, bath salts, aromatherapy, herbs or
anything else that is on your mind, write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
********Fall and winter********
An interesting fact about living in Denver, it is normal for us to have 5 inches
of snow before Halloween. Considering that we didn't have a hard frost until
last week, it has been a very mild fall here.
On the average, Denver sees the first frost around October 7 and the
first snow October 19th. The foothills typically get their first
frost a few weeks earlier. While we are on the subject of Winter -
Denver gets an average of 61" of snow a year!
******Herb of the Month-Peppermint******
(Note: This is a reprint of a Sept. 1999 article from our newsletter, with the
holidays approaching, it seemed appropriate to focus on peppermint which
just speaks to holidays)
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is one of the many varieties of mints.
Mint receives its name from the Greek nymph Minthe, who was changed
to an aromatic plant after an unfortunate tryst with Pluto.
Mints were scattered in the floors of ancient Hebrew synagogues and
Christ chastened the Pharisees for being sticklers for small matters
such as giving a tenth of this herb to God while ignoring weightier
matters of justice, mercy and faithfulness.
Peppermint is one of the most medicinally valuable of all the mints.
It is cooling, energizing and pain relieving. As a tea it is soothes
upset stomachs, improves digestion and relieves headaches and nervous
In the garden peppermint is a pretty but aggressive plant with square
stems and oval, toothed leaves. It grows up to 3 feet long, but tends
to fall over after reaching lengths of more than 18 inches. It puts
up long flower spikes in mid-to-late summer. It grows well in partial
shade and likes frequent rains or watering.
Peppermint spreads by sending out side shoots at or just below the
surface of the earth. It continues to do this through autumn and
winter and will surprise you by popping up in unexpected places. It
should be contained or planted in an area where its invasive habit
won't cause problems.
We use peppermint and peppermint essential oil in our soaps,
Peppermint Patch and Rosemary & Mint, and in our Peppermint Lotion
Bar and Oh! Mint Lip Balm.
© 2014 John Brask
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