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Wednesday, March 26, 2008



Soap Store I was never a fan of patchouli until I made this soap. It's a lovely blend of west indian patchouli, sweet orange and ylang ylang essential oils. This combination of therapeutic essential oils blend so nicely together and compliment one another perfectly.

Patchouli Red Soap features pure patchouli essential oil. It's marbled with a touch of red Australian clay. No synthetic fragrances or colors in this vegan beauty -- just earthy patchouli goodness!

Golden Sage Deep, earthy patchouli mixed with a hint of cardamom and vanilla essential oils are combined for scent and real cream is added to the soap for a soothing bathing experience. Warm, sultry, earthy ... yum!

Anhoki's Place
This bar is the epitome of a sexy man. This bar smells amazing! It is a vegan bar with a combination of Atlas Cedarwood, Clove, and Patchouli essential oils and Oakmoss fragrance oil.

Purely Patchouli: A timeless classic for the free spirit in all of us. Patchouli essential oil soap with mocha swirls is chock full of goatmilk, tussah silk, and shea butter.

A drop dead sexy blend, made up of sandalwood, patchouli, cedar, rose, and black pepper. If the Wicked Queen from Snow White wanted to take a decadent shower, this is the soap she'd use.

Friday, March 14, 2008

name change

the team has just changed their name from
the etsy soap dish street team

short, snappy, memorable, fun.

what's in it for you?
well, same great product....same great service....same great prices!

to easily find soaper star products at etsy, simply search soaper star team ----> tags; titles.
PAGES of goodies will magically appear.

or, try this link.

Monday, March 10, 2008

easter is coming and a girl needs chocolate!

a quote from seinfeld:
You're a portly fellow. A bit long in the waistband. So what's your pleasure? Is it the salty snacks you crave? No no no no... Yours is a sweet tooth. Oh, you may stray, but you'll always return to your dark master... The cocoa bean! And only the purest syrup nectar can satisfy you. If you could, you'd guzzle it by the gallon... Ovaltine!? Hershey's!? Nestle's Quick!?"

the etsy soapdish team adores chocolate also and here are the goods to prove it.
for your dark delicious pleasssssssssssurrrrrrrrre:

Chocolate Layer Bubble Bath Cupcake

Remember that delicious candy garden in Willy Wonka? How many of you wished you could swim in that chocolate river? I know I did! With this bubble bath cupcake you will be bathing in dark rich, moist chocolate cake with thick, creamy fudge icing. All the smells, but none of the goo. Cupcake fills your tub with lots of frothy, fragrant bubbles and releases cocoa butter into the bath water. You will leave the tub feeling soft, relaxed, and decadent.

Mint Green Tea soap
Silky to touch, boasting with antioxident-containing green tea, this all-natural soap is a must. Steeped green tea is added to the recipe, as well as crushed leaves for a mild exfoliating effect. Peppermint essential oil compliments the stripe of dark chocolate and is tempting to eat but not recommended.

This is one of the vendor's all time favorites...

Made with Real Dark Chocolate Powder and Peppermint Essential oil.... This smells just like my favorite candy, Peppermint Patty. This soap has a rich, creamy lather. Looks and smells good enough to eat!

Hot Chocolate Bath Bomb

Mmmmm, chocolate. Treat yourself - soak with this fizzy and decadent bath bomb, with no calories!
Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Cornstarch, Buttermilk Powder, Cocoa Powder, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Avacado Oil, Polysorbate 20, Fragrance, Colorant

Mint Chocolate Rooibos Looseleaf Tea

Tastes just like a peppermint patty - delicious! This caffeine-free herbal tea is loaded with anti-oxidants, found both in the rooibos tea and the dark chocolate. Perfect for after supper when you have a bit of a sweet tooth but don't want to eat dessert.
Ingredients: organic rooibos, organic peppermint, dark chocolate, and cocoa.

Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate
It's a deep, dark and sinful scent. Full of decadence and self indulgence.
Made as always with the most finest of ingredients.
Loaded with cocoa butter and colored with cocoa.

Here's my chocolate. My daughter Katie helped me make this one. She is 6 and loves coffee and chocolate. In small amounts of course. This is her favorite to date.

guiltless chocolate therapy scrub

a simple scrub that is as rich and creamy as the most decadent dark chocolate truffle.

dark chocolate soap
the scent is chocolate. pure, rich, dark chocolate. like brownies, right out of the oven. except these brownies bubble and clean!

hot chocolate soy candle:

This reminds me of coming indoors after a cold wintery day and warming up with a steaming mug of deliciously sweet hot cocoa! And the best part is that this delectable chocolate indulgence has zero calories.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


1. tell us your name and give us the link to your etsy store.
Gina AKA SwansAcresSoap

2. where do you live and what do you particularly like about the area?

I live in central Ohio, on my own little mini-farm, in my DREAM house. I love it here! Sure, December and January are freezing, and February is the greyest, cruddiest month you can imagine, but springtime is stunningly gorgeous, as is fall. My parents are in the state, and as they grow older I find it really important to stay closer by.

3. what do you sell and why is it fabulous? give us a link to your top pick from your shop right now.

I sell soaps that are fabulous because I take great care to make them so! I use essential oils blended for *just* the right fragrance, and color only with natural colorants like herbs, spices, and clays. Mostly they're fabulous because making them makes me happy, and that shines through in each bar. They're not going to work miracles--they're soap--but they'll clean you beautifully while making your shower smell like an absolute dream. Here's a link to my best seller. It's a blend of ylang ylang, lavender, sweet orange, and rosemary. Everyone who smells it loves it. It's floral but not too girlie, and it's a little sweet but tart at the same time. Just like me! TOP PICK

4. who are your favourite etsy sellers? links please!

There are so many! I'll give you my top five, how about that?
Aroma Artisan (one of the most talented noses in the perfume biz)
Xiztance (can a girl ever have too much beautiful maille jewelry?)
Robandlean (OMG. That's all I can say)
HauteHookedDesigns (I'm a sucker for a cute scarflette!)
TurtlePapers ('cause anyone who knows me knows I'm nuts for paper!)
CozySister (lovely, lovely jewelry and a truly nice seller!)

OK.....six. But then I'll stop. Promise!
Selene (I LOVE these!)

5. what do you like about etsy?
I like Etsy because no matter what mood I'm in, I can find something to spend my money on! :D Having a place where I can indulge my desire to buy handmade items from super talented people is wonderful, just wonderful.

Saturday, March 1, 2008


the etsy soapdish team has come up with some "green"-themed goodies for your consideration in march....the month of spring and new growth and fresh grass and shamrocks and all things irish....

from awomanwithscents:
Herbal, yet slightly floral, this aromatic rustic-finish candle is sure to delight your senses!

from EastCoastTropics:
Hand-woven Lauhala Gift Basket filled with one green Island Wahine Aloha Soap bar, one 4oz bottle of Island Wahine Hand & Body Lotion and one fluffy green Bath Poof.

from Xistance:
This is a lovely and delicate piece, woven in rings that are made from 20 gauge wire. Very light to wear. The crystals catch the light and reflect it back, you will dazzle everyone you meet!

from EastCoastTropics:
Made with the island woman in mind, this light blend of Tuberose, Gardenia and Jasmine florals makes this soap truly unforgettable!
Colorful, Hawaii-inspired Aloha Soaps! Handmade from scratch using the Oven Hot Process method. Oils used in Aloha Soaps: Olive, Coconut, Macadamia Nut, Kukui Nut and Castor.

from SuperBad:
Creamy, amazing scrub. Tart, perky scent with a soft dry-down. Yuzu with a chartreuse blush.

from nordeasoaperie:
a refreshing blend of lime and other citrus fruits with hints of rose and patchouli.

from cleanbright:
This green tea blend is made with organic ingredients, so it's good for you and the earth!

from SwanAcresSoaps:
Named hierba because green *is* my herb garden. Scented wih sweet basil, rosemary, hints of wintery fir needle, and cedarwood.

and SwanAcresSoaps again:
Green, fresh, and gorgeous--this soap positively shouts SPRING!

from Savonara:
Mint Leaf Soap, a fresh brisk bar with the fragrance of juniper and mint in a trio of clean green hues.

from Seaspritesoaps:

from SoapStore:
Allegro is a blend of lime, basil and black pepper essential oils. I used australian olive clay, australian black clay and mint green ultramarine oxide for all the coloring.

and SoapStore again:
Aloe Vera is a very simple soap made with my usual base and some added aloe butter. French green clay for the color and a touch of australian olive clay.

from magichands:
This bar smells *exactly* like a margarita. You might not be able to take the day off and have a cold frosty drink under a cabana at the beach, but you can daydream about it in the shower.

magichands again:
A lovely refreshing lime scent, nice and sweet with no bitter edge.

from tworiversoaps:
My lime green Margarita soap has a cool, crisp lime margarita scent with a hint of salt. Muy refrescante!

from southernpleasures:
Enjoy this fruity infusion of sweet and never tart limes mixed with sugar.

from Anhoki:
Handcrafted in smaller batches to insure quality this salt bar is made with coconut, sunflower and neem well as lanolin and other skin loving oils. We used a blend of european, dead sea and mineral salts.

Anhoki again:
Wrapped in stainless steel this bracelet is made of large Aventurine cubes and Tiger Eye. This bracelet is 7.75 inches in length

and here is a link to a whole heap of other gorgeous green-themed products.
grab them while they are.....coooool.