Friday, December 24, 2010

A Very Grateful Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Good Fortune!

Merry Christmas from the Good Fortune girls!

Thank you for a wonderful year, and for helping us spread Good Fortune around the world!

Your abundant prayers and purchases have enabled us to plant seeds of hope in so many lives. We're so grateful for all your support!

Instead of mailing out Christmas cards this year, we're donating money (in your honor) to our friends in Haiti!

For only $200
we are able to provide medical care for a sick child at For His Glory Orphanage for an entire year! Praise the Lord!

Good news!

  1. You can give too, and your money will go directly to the orphanage where Jennifer taught soap at in July.

  2. We are going back to Haiti this February! Yes, Good Fortune is joining arms with the Oak Project again, and we're selling handmade necklaces made from the rubble to raise money. They are beautiful in so many ways!

  3. We will keep you posted on the amazing things God is doing with His children, nannies, and Good Fortune's outreach program!

Blessings from the entire Good Fortune team!

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Good Fortune Winter Fix

Winter brings snow, Christmas, presents and cozy nights by the fire, but it also brings awfully dry skin. Good Fortune has just the fix for your skin!

1. 100% Natural Shea Butter: Completely natural, no additives! Great for cracked heels, elbows and for intense moisture.
2. Lavender + Vanilla 3-in-1 Oil: Use directly on your skin, in your bath, or for an invigorating massage. All natural and edible! Lavender + Vanilla is our best selling oil!

3. Natural Lip Balm: Love your lips with our ultra-softening natural lip balm. Try all of our flavors - Yummy Chocolate Peppermint, Orange Vanilla, Peppermint or Coconut!
And last but not least:

4. Kiss Me Kit: One of our best sellers, it combines our Natural Brown Sugar Edible Lip Scrub and Chocolate Peppermint Lip Balm, together in a super cute gift package. Give one away and get one for yourself ;)

Our scrub will nix those dry lips and our natural lip balm will keep them soft!
So take care of yourself this winter! Stay warm and keep that skin protected and soft with Good Fortune.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Cyber Monday Sale!

Did you miss our Black Friday Sale? If so, check out Good Fortune,
enter the code Monday20 and get 20% off your ENTIRE PURCHASE!

Sale is good until midnight tonight!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Biggest Sale of the Year | Happy Thanksgiving!

We are so grateful for each of you, and want to honor you with this 20% off coupon!
Use coupon code friday20 at checkout & get 20% off our your order*. Shop our biggest sale of the year for two days only, starting Thanksgiving day!

From Jennifer, Thomas, Stephanie & Maura, we want to say thank you for your love & support!!

Happy Thanksgiving!
We pray your day be filled with His love & peace!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Open House Report

We had our Open House this past weekend, and had a great turn out. Stephanie and Maura did an amazing job greeting customers, selling products, and ringing up purchases. We have an amazing team!! We are so grateful to everyone who were able to make it our open house!

This weekend we premiered our new holiday collection as well as our fun clearance items. We were pleasantly surprised when the Chattanooga Times Free Press showed up to do an article about us. Read the fantastic article they wrote about us below.
Dollars, scents -

Remember, we are open by appointment. You can order online and then swing by to pick up order to save on shipping. You find directions to Good Fortune here.

Here is a picture of Stephanie and Maura taking a break to enjoy a Kona Ice treat (in November)!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Friday's Fortune: $15 Gift Set Sale!

$5 off: Salt Soak & Lotion Gift Sets
Choose from our NEW Peppermint Vanilla holiday scent or our classic lavender scent. A natural spa gift set
will make your friends, family and teachers smile this season!

Relax with our best-selling salt soak, soften up with our natural lotion!


$15 Salt Soak & Soap Gift Set

colorful gift boxes includes a richly scented & therapeutic salt soak, soap with spirit, and healing lip balm.

Choose from:
Mint (Eucalyptus Mint Lime Soak, Peppermint Shaving Soap, and Peppermint Lip Balm)

(Lavender Soak, Sandalwood Lavender Face Soap, Chocolate Peppermint Lip Balm)

(Coconut Soak, Coconut Shave Soap, and Coconut Lip Balm)

Thank you for choosing Good Fortune for all your bath and body gift sets this year!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Customer Review: Eucalyptus Mint Lime Salt Soak

Eucalyptus Mint Lime Salt Soak, Reviewed by Vanessa, PA

I opened my tiny mailbox one day and was pleasantly surprised by the wonderful smell coming from a package from Good Fortune. I recognized the smell of mint and lime right away as it filled my vestibule. I opened the package in my apartment and let it sit in my bedroom for a few days because I liked the combination scent of eucalyptus, mint, and lime so much. The scent filled the room like a burning candle, without thedanger!

When I finally had time, I drew myself a nice hot bath and sprinkled the mineral salts in the water shortly before I got in. The scent was so relaxing and wonderful and I could feel the salts just melting under me. I never usually stay in the bath very long, but I added an extra handful of the salts just because it was so lovely! When I got out there was no smelly residue or heavy scent left on me from the salts (I hate that!). The scent lingered on just long enough for me to finish enjoying and didn't rub off on my clothes or overpower my regular perfume.

I would recommend these salts to anyone! I really, really loved the scent. I have used a eucalyptus and mint bubble bath before from a chain store but I much prefer this product and scent. The added lime gives it such a burst of freshness. Does this come in a candle? I would definitely buy that! (It sure does! Look here.)

Thank you so much for letting me test your product! I do have a few suggestions...The directions we pretty small and hard to find, though I assume most people know how to use bath salts. And the packaging, though lovely, was a little hard t
o use. I would probably pour them into a jar just to make it a little easier to pour into the tub. (We took her advice, check out our new packaging!)

I would definitely use the cute organza bag it came in again, to package a small gift or a gift card, so I appreciate that the packaging is reusable. I also really appreciate small businesses and try to support them as much as possible. And giving handmade, or local items, to me is much more personal. It means you didn't just do some quick one stop shopping at a mall, you actually took the time to pick something out with a certain person in mind.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday's Fortune: Half Price Lotions

Dry air and the upcoming cold weather can be rough on sensitive skin. That's why Good Fortune's all natural body lotion is so great. It moisturizes away those rough edges, without using ingredients like parabens and sulfates.

Our lightweight formula absorbs quickly, is non-greasy and leaves your skin oh-so-soft.

And for a limited time, you can get our
Applejack, Lavender or Uncented lotions for HALF OFF!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Good Fortune Natural Soap Q & A

Q. Eco-friendly? What’s that all about?

Thinking green is a way of life for us. After all, it’s our duty to take care of this planet! Good Fortune supports clean and responsible living, while caring for each other and our beautiful earth. Our goal is to create less waste, consume less material, and use less energy. We understand that even the smallest steps to taking care of the environment make a big difference.

Ways we strive to be efficient:
• 100% percent post-consumer paper for printed materials, whenever possible
• Recyclable and/or biodegradable plastics, paper, aluminum and corrugated cardboard for packaging
• Recycle shipping boxes and use recycled paper as the cushioning material in all our outgoing shipments
• Educate customers on natural ingredients
• Recycle all of our incoming waste
• Eco-friendly biodegradable formulations for our products
• Reuse everyday materials for soap molds or organizing trays
• Use cotton rags instead of paper towels, whenever possible
• Rely on digital documents rather than paper trails
• Use all natural cleaners

Q. Are your products all-natural?
Yes and no. As with any product, reading labels is important. Yes, because our products contain mostly plant derived materials. No, because we use colorants and fragrances that are considered in-organic material, and are not directly from the earth. Our goal is to use the highest quality skin nourishing ingredients, fragrances, and herbs that have been approved for use on skin. We never use harsh detergents, synthetic preservatives, phosphates or parabens.

Q. Why handcrafted natural soap is better?

We use real oils and real ingredients. Take time to read a soap label at the drugstore.... Notice the ingredients you can’t pronounce, mineral oils, harsh preservatives, and artificial colors. How can you get your skin clean with ingredients like that? Instead, Good Fortune uses natural plant-based ingredients that nourish and cleanse without drying or irritating, and still prove effective against germs and dirt, but gently!

The ingredients in Good Fortune products come from the world God gave us, not a test tube: 100% vegetable oils and essential oils, clays, honey, shea butter, and natural exfoliants such as oatmeal and lentils. The higher price of these ingredients is a small price to pay when it comes to the quality we provide.

We carefully select botanicals and nutrients to nourish the skin without harsh ingredients. Our advice is to learn the main chemicals to avoid, and then check the product ingredient label.

Here are a few we don’t like:
  • Animal Tallow (not a chemical, but we prefer to use vegetable bases)
  • Petroleum products – you know, mineral oil, the overuse of fossil fuels? Not cool. Go check your drugstore lip balm, lip gloss, and baby oil—GF uses beeswax instead! Mineral oil prevents the skin from breathing, and it blocks the absorption of the good stuff from soaking in.
  • Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS): Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is considered to be an irritant to the skin, especially when used frequently, and is commonly used to provide lather in shampoos, soaps and bubble bath.
  • Fragrance oils and dyes: Fragrance oils and dyes are synthetic and can cause sensitivities in some individuals. Commercial products are often loaded cheap synthetic fragrances and colors. GF offers high quality fragrance oils in order to give our scent-obsessed customers that ‘apple’ scent you can only get from an fragrance oil. We use our FO’s sparingly and add the lowest percentage to recipes to help avoid any skin irritation.
With all of this, why go anywhere else?
Check out our Naked Soaps and go get yourself some Good Fortune!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday's Fortune: 3/$12 Naked Natural Handmade Soap

Want the soap but not the packaging? Need a new bar of handmade natural soap to refill your Faucet Soap? Save money and buy naked handcrafted soaps in bulk. Use everyday and in every way for super soft healthy skin!

Stock up on Naked Natural Handmade Soap, only $4!

Choose from our 7 flavors:

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Truth Behind Chapped Lips

So why is it that our lips get chapped? What's up with that?

The truth is - our lips don't shed, causing them to become chapped. According to MSNBC, subconsciously licking lips also causes them to chap. Saliva contains acid, so licking lips can dehydrate the thin layer of skin, leaving them rough and dry.

To keep lips smooth and soft, it's very important to not only moisturize, but to exfoliate as well.

Good Fortune knows that the upcoming winter months will bring back those dry lips we all dread, so we found a solution!

Our Brown Sugar Vanilla Lip Scrub is a great way to exfoliate. Simply rub on lips, then lick off! After you're done scrubbing, follow up with one of our moisturizing natural lip balms. There's no better way to take care of your lips - naturally.

Our recipes are 100% natural, and for limited time, our natural lip scrub is on sale for HALF OFF! These make a great stocking stuffer, or gift for a friend. But don't forget to pick one up for yourself!

If you want to see more on our natural lip scrub, check out my video here!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Customer Review: Natural Lip Scrub

Reviewed by Lisa, Ohio

I love your products and the kiss me kit is no exception. My lips are soft and my mind is at ease because I know it is made with good ingredients. I love that your products are made with natural ingredients by people who care about their customers.

I use the Kiss Me Kit every night before bed and I use the natural lip balm throughout the day. I use the Applejack Element Spray and we have a faucet soap in our shower.

When my kit arrived in the mail my 3 year old couldn't wait to try it. He put it on himself, his 10 month old brother and mom and dad. I love that I didn't have to worry about him using it. He loves that he can lick it off. We all have the softest lips in town!

Check out Lisa's Natural Lip Scrub video!

Don't forget -
our Natural Lip Scrub
through Thursday!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Friday's Fortune: Natural Edible Lip Scrub is Half Off!

Scrub away rough lips with our Natural Lip Scrub!

Get ready to smooth out rough lips with our BEST SELLING Natural Lip Scrub! Made with brown sugar, vanilla, moisturizing oils and vitamin E, this lip scrub is 100% natural, yummy and edible! Simply rub a little on those rough lips, scrub away the dryness and lick off. Then finish with our Natural Lip Balm - the perfect ending!

Don't take it from us, hear what our customers have to say:

I love so many of Good Fortunes products! My newest favorite is the vanilla and brown sugar lip scrub. You just rub it on your lips to exfoliate all the dead skin and it’s amazing how soft and moisturized it leaves your lips. The coolest thing is that you can eat it and let me tell you - it’s yummy! I can’t wait to use mine this winter to exfoliate away those wintry, dry lips! -Kate, Tennessee

Remember, each Friday's Fortune is good for one week.
Get your Natural Lip Scrub now!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday's Fortune: Half Price Lip Balms When You Buy 3 or More!

Buy 3 or More Good Fortune Lip Balms,

Dry lips getting you down? Try a little Good Fortune to perk them up and make them happy!

Nothing says soft, kissable lips like Chocolate Peppermint, Coconut, Orange Vanilla and Peppermint. Our lip balms are all natural and made with honey and super-moisturizing oils.

See? Our customers agree:

I wanted to let you know that your Vanilla Orange lip balm kept my lips protected from the sun, dust, and dry air for 3 weeks in India and Nepal! At first it was hard to reach into Jency's purse to put on flavored lip balm, but after I got over my macho-ness I found that it totally worked.

-Nathan, World Next Door Market

Want to try for yourself?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Natural Cleaing - Easy and Cheap!

Not only are widely available household cleaners expensive, many of these cleaners also contain hazardous chemicals.

Here at Good Fortune, we love to clean with three simple items: Vinegar, Lemon Juice and Baking Soda.

Vinegar is a great cleaner - some of its uses:
  • cleans mirrors and glass better than any store-bought spray
  • when mixed with baking soda, makes an effective drain cleaner
  • freshens laundry
  • cuts grime around stoves and on top of refrigerators
  • clean up and disinfect pet stains
Check out for more ways to use vinegar.

Lemon juice smells great and is great for your home! Use lemons to:
  • freshen your garbage disposal when mixed with ice cubes
  • clean out your refrigerator, coolers and lunchboxes
  • remove stains in clothing and on surfaces

Baking Soda also packs a punch when used around the house. It can:
  • remove coffee stains
  • freshen laundry
  • be used to scrub sinks, tubs and toilets
Read more about the magic of baking soda at

Hope this helps you think about better ways to "green" clean around the house!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Funky Finds Loves Good Fortune

Want to win a Kiss Me Kit? Head on over to Funky Finds' website for two chances to win - simply leave a comment, and for another chance to win, Like us on Facebook, head back to Funky Finds and let 'em know you love us too!

Customer Review: Pink Grapefruit Orange 3-in-1 Body Oil

Reviewed by Amy, Culver City, California

I used the massage oil as skin moisturizer every other day. I had put some of the oil on my legs after a shower, and my Jack Russell Terrier, Buster, came up a few minutes later and started licking my calves! He's such a character. I think he has likes the orange scent because we have an orange tree in the backyard. He enjoys playing with the small ones and thinks the tree grows "toys" just for him.

A little goes a long way! I also added a few drops to some unscented lotion I had and now it smells lovely! Also, I used the oil on my cuticles and they've never felt better. The commitment to a feel-good product goes a long way. I love the fact that it's made by hand locally.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday's Fortune: Natural 3-in-1 Body Oil

Moisturize that dry skin with our
All Natural 3-in-1 Body Oil,
Now 30% OFF!

A few ways to get the most out of our 3-in-1 Body Oil:

RELAX! Draw a bath, add a few pumps of oil, and soak the day away.

WAKE UP! Use in the morning, immediately after showering
to energize and uplift your spirits.

MOISTURIZE! Use our oil for all-over body softening.

SHARE THE LOVE! Give the one you love a foot massage -
our oil is long-lasting, so they might be asleep before you know it!

Stock up on Natural 3-in-1 Body Oil now!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Gift Certificates - The newest way to spread Good Fortune!

Treat the one you love with a Good Fortune gift you know will fit!
Get them a Good Fortune gift certificate in $10, $25 or $50.

Perfect for teacher gifts, birthdays, anniversaries, holidays or to simply
let someone know you're thinking about them.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday's Fortune: Half Price Mini Soaps with Spirit

Our Mini Soaps with Spirit
are HALF OFF this week only,
when you buy 3 or more!

Shopping early for Christmas? Want to get a gift for your friend who can't make up their mind? Give your loved ones the gift of soap with our Mini Soaps with Spirit, or pick your favorites and treat yourself!

Each of our full-size Soaps with Spirit now come in a mini version. Take your pick:

In our opinion, they cover all the bases - great smelling, great lather, great size!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tennessee Hiking

Here in Tennessee, the leaves are changing, the weather is crisp and there's no better way to spend an afternoon or weekend than taking in the sights, smells and sounds of the South during the Fall.
Some of Good Fortune's favorite trails are:
Fall Creek Falls
Savage Gulf
Raccoon Mountain
Chimney Tops


Find out more about Chattanooga area and Tennessee Hiking, visit the Chattanooga Hiking Club's website and enjoy the nice weather and gorgeous scenery while it lasts!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Customer Review: Citronella & Grapefruit Faucet Soap

Product review written by: Jen, Everett, Washington

I first heard about Good Fortune from my friend Steph ... and I'm so glad I did!

They recently sent me some Faucet Soap to try out - wow! I tried the Citronella & Grapefruit scent. It's very refreshing and reminiscent of summer. I feel like I should be camping! But since I don't camp ;) it works well in my shower. The packaging is very cool - it's packaged inside a net bag, which makes the soap exfoliate and easy to use. Plus I hang it on the string after using, which makes it easy to dry. It also came in a waterproof bag to make traveling easy.

I'm the one you want at outdoor functions since the mosquitoes love me! I'll definitely use the Citronella soap next time I'm outside to keep the bugs away.

I'm really impressed with the Good Fortune branding. Their creative and professional brand comes through in both their products and website. That's not it though - they are a green company that also offers products that give back to the community.

I've been so impressed with the faucet soap, I can't wait to check out more Good Fortune products. So many great scents - I think the coconut mineral soak sounds wonderful. It's refreshing (pun intended!) to use products I believe in!

Unfortunately there aren't any local stores that sell Good Fortune (yet!) … I would love to see it at one of Seattle's trendy boutiques, or a larger chain like Metropolitan Market or Whole Foods. It’s definitely something that I could see selling well in the Seattle area. Loved testing your soap … thanks again for sharing!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Friday's Fortune: Half Price Applejack Faucet Soap

Get Your Scrub On -
Applejack Faucet Soap is HALF OFF!

It's hard to resist the yummy scent of Applejack, especially when it's wrapped up in such a tidy (and useful) package!

Our Faucet Soap is the do-it-all way to get super clean and smell great. You get our yummy Applejack soap + a hang-up-to-dry soap sack + a cute zippy bag to keep it all in. One of the members of our team, Stephanie, swears by it when she travels - especially when she goes camping.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

All Purpose Soap, Good Fortune & Relevant Magazine

If you're interested in God, Life and Progressive Culture, you may want to check out the newest issue of Relevant Magazine. Not to mention that Good Fortune has an ad for our new All Purpose Soaps on page 15!

Relevant Magazine is filled with articles that discuss issues that concern all of us - social justice, religion, politics, music, and movies.

Here's a great article on human trafficking and another on the recent oil spill. If you're up for something a bit lighter, check out their music and movies sections, and join in on the discussion. And, there may or may not be a code for a free goodie lurking around out there!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Customer Review: Applejack Soap

Product review written by: Jessica, Ackworth, Georgia

You recently sent me the Applejack Soap with Spirit for review. It fills my mind with images of fall: warm apple cider, pumpkin pies, and burning leaves. In general, ALL your soaps that I've used thus far have left my skin feeling sooo soft. I rarely use lotion after showering, and have stopped using shaving cream. I started using your products because a close friend highly recommended them. I, personally, was really impressed with your website: your mission, beliefs, and what you represent as a whole. I'll continue to use your products for those same reasons.

I currently use just your soaps, daily, as does my husband. I've had to wrestle him for the Sweet Spice when one of us goes out of town. He's in the landscape business, yet still LOVES how he smells at work around contractors! He grades your soaps on how well the scent carries on throughout the day, not just in the shower. We've used Sweet Spice, Sandalwood Lavender, Pink Grapefruit, Sweet Island Coconut , and now Applejack. Sweet Spice is by far our favorite. We've both gotten compliments in public on how good we smell: him at work, and both of us at outdoor events.

Your packaging is lovely, but I generally will order the bulk, naked bars. Its more cost-effective for me. However, I'll definitely invest in the packaged soaps for gifts. I try to do environmentally-friendly gifts for all my friends. Your products will be a real treat for my girlfriends and family.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday's Fortune: Half Price Applejack Soap!

Enjoy HALF OFF one of our BEST sellers. Our Applejack Soap with Spirit is warm, spicy and easy to fall in love with. This luxurious bath soap will get you clean and help you relax - with the scents of fall - sweet, crispy apple and warm spices.

It's made with jojoba oil and lanolin, so it's super luxurious on your skin. Not to mention it's totally natural and long-lasting. AND, it's only half off for a limited time.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday's Fortune: Half Price Applejack Massage Candle

Try a Half Price Applejack Massage Candle!

Indulge your senses with an Applejack Massage Candle. Our 3-in-1 massage candle is quite the multitasker! It's a candle, massage oil, and moisturizer - in sweet and spicy applejack. Made with soy wax and shea butter, this candle melts into a smooth body oil for you to enjoy from head to toe.

Treat yourself and relax! - Light candle 15 minutes before use, extinguish candle, dip fingers into oil, and apply like lotion.

Our massage candles are a great gift for the one you love!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Customer Review: Green Tea Element Spray

Product review written by: Aimee, Spanaway, Washington

Green Tea Room Spray by Good Fortune Soap Company

I opened it up and was very slightly apprehensive because "IT'S GREEN!" It smells wonderful. It comes very nicely packaged. I must say, I'm a sucker for a cute label or a bottle that looks nice with my home decor. But man it smells good, did I say that already?

So, I did what any red blooded woman would do, I ripped it out of the package and sprayed everything in my house (much to husband's dismay, he liked it very much, but I perhaps went to excess...). So now the guest room, the linen closet, our closet, our bed and pillows.... you get the picture... smell DIVINE.

And then I got to thinking, I bet I could make a little sachet out of this bottle of Heaven to put in my delicates drawer to make my pretty underthings smell perfectly wonderful as well. So thats just what I did.

I stamped some organic cotton fabric.

Then I stitched it on and stitched the sachet together, leaving a small opening for the brown rice I'd scented earlier with the spray and let dry overnight.

It smells lovely and it was so simple! I used Staz-On Ink and set it with the iron, stitched it together and voila!

As an added bonus, I love that Good Fortune Soap gives back to the community, and is made with all natural ingredients. So I don't have to worry that I'm putting more chemicals into my everyday use household items. I must say, I wish she sold in gallon sizes... because its very possible I'd purchase :)