Flippin’ for Flops

For the past couple of weeks, we’ve been telling you about some adorable flip flop soaps, mostly because, well, they’re pretty fun to make.  Because it’s summer, beach season, flip flop season, and I’m a soapmaker who LIVES in flip flops until it’s simply unbearably cold to do so, we wanted to make some soaps with a special goal in mind.  You see, our closest city neighbor, about half an hour down the road, sees a LOT of human trafficking, and this problem is on the rise.

Did you know…

  • North Carolina is one of the TOP 10 states in the country for human trafficking prevalence?
  • Wilmington, NC is one of the top cities in the state for trafficking, due in part to its ports, interstates, and highways?
  • There are more slaves in the United States today than there were at the height of the transatlantic slave trade predating the Civil War?
  • Slaves can be boys and girls as young as 8 or 9 years old?
  • Not all slaves are foreigners?  Many are American citizens who are kidnapped or recruited, and there’s no discrimination by race, gender, sexual orientation or nationality.
  • Modern day slaves can work in the commercial sex industry, but can also be field, house, or factory slaves?

Law enforcement officials are working hard and breaking up these human trafficking rings, but the survivors need help afterwards.  Centre of Redemption is one such organization helping survivors here in the Cape Fear area, providing temporary housing and other basic needs for those who want them.  This is good, important work, and I want to give them a little boost.  From now til the end of June, proceeds from the sale of flip flop soaps will go to benefit this worthwhile organization.

Steampunk Flip Flops
These adorable Steampunk-inspired Flip Flop Soaps are just one style available

Be sure to pick up a pair of these today!  They make the cutest addition to a guest bath, beach house or powder room.

Sunny Days Ahead


Let me introduce you to Sun on the Go sets.  We are trying small sets in a convenient vinyl spa bag so they are more travel sized.  They can be taken on a plane,  yet are able to take just a little bit of space.  We aren’t doing shampoo;  instead,  we’re doing detangling spray, so after a day in the sun,  you can brush your hair with ease.  The lotion helps after sunburns or tender areas, while, at the same time, you can use it for simply moisturizing your skin.  SOTG_Small2The soap will be good for cleaning sweat, germs and even shells off your skin.  You can use it on your face, though we can’t predict how your skin will react, since people are sensitive to different things.  The lip balm will not work as a sun screen lip balm, so don’t use it that way.  However it will work if your lips are dried out. You can pick these up at the Blueberry Festival this Saturday, 21 June 2014 or order them from our online store if you’re not going to be in the area this weekend.

New Butterflies


Hello!  Spring is in the flower-scented and butterfly-flappin’ air.  I’d like to introduce you to these pretty butterfly soaps.  With a thin layer of sparkle on top, you can have your choice of a pink, purple or blue colored soap.  These pretty butterflies are perfect for girls of all ages – and you.  These are so pretty you’ll want them to sit on your shelf forever.

These butterflies are the prettiest things for your girl.
These butterflies are the prettiest things for your girl.

You can special order any color you want, either online at or just pick it out at the Blueberry Festival.  If it’s fewer than 50 bars of soap we can usually get them out within a week.  We are going to be there for the Blueberry Festival this Saturday, 21 June, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Have a fun filled summer!