Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday's Fortune : Half Price All Purpose 3-in-1 Pink Grapefruit Soap!

We've got you covered (literally) from head to toe. Hippies and hotties agree, our super rich All Purpose 3-in-1 Pink Grapefruit veggie soap is freakin' awesome, super-eco, and loves everyone.

Scrub your mug, shave your stubble, and wash your wig. Grapefruit essential oil uplifts the spirits and purifies acne-prone skin. Best for oily skin & hair (come on, get happy) Try one today!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Life in Haiti-Day 1

Haiti isn't that far away globally, but the 2 day trip seemed very long! We had and overnight stay in Fort Lauderdale and then landed in Port Au Prince at 8 am. Getting our baggage and pressing through customs was a big ordeal. Thank God for experienced team leaders and security staff because needy people are everywhere! The streets are littered with rubble and people. It is a completely different world over here. Everyone is really nice, and I'm glad I'm here.

Once we dropped our luggage off at the orphanage, we went to the store and bought a few groceries. Our group stocked up on soda and snacks for a party we'll be throwing later this week. We are eating simple meals such as peanut butter and jelly and a few local treats such as soda and wheat toast. Yum!
Here is our tent where the girls sleep at night and where we make soap and have counseling sessions during the day. The wonderful nannies threw some mattresses and sheets on the floor, and it was off to sleep for me. Thank God for those ear plugs I bought at the airport-I slept like a queen!
Traveling around downtown Haiti was a surreal experience. On Sunday afternoon our driver & security man drove us down the tiny streets lined with rubble. Our group was just here in May said the progress already looked much better, but the devastation was is so wide spread. This one photograph is where the house once stood of two of the sisters now at For His Glory Orphanage. The house fell on the parents while the kids were outside. The 1 and 3 year survived for an entire week outside before they were found. Don't ask me how infants survived outside for a week, but they did, and I praise the Lord for the opportunities to share there story. Their spirits are beautiful!
All the kids and nannies are awesome! It is so sweet to give hugs, but sadly there aren't enough! As soon as you pick up one toddler, then there is another one standing there with their hands up. I had one in each hand and three on each leg earlier and thought they were trying to take me down. The kids are exhausting, but I'm having such a good time playing and loving on them. I need to go rest now, because the heat is exhausting.

Soap making classes start tonight, and the word is everyone is excited. Yeah! I can't wait to share those stories and photos later. Thanks for your prayers...I feel them!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Friday's Fortune: Half Price Element Spray

Half Price Element Spray: One week only!

Green Tea Element Spray
is tranquility in a can! Spritz this fresh, clean scent for instant calm. Perfect for the office, baby’s nursery, or a moment of zen in the middle of your day. Try one today!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Friday's Fortune: Save on Soap

I know it isn't Friday....sorry I was out of town. To make it up to you, I'll give you a free bar of pink grapefruit face & body soap with any order.
Here is how to get your free bar of soap:
  1. Simply add the bar to your shopping cart
  2. Use the coupon code freefriday (when you sign in or register)
  3. ....that was it!
Handcrafted pink grapefruit facial soap is made with essential oil that cut grease naturally, which is gentle on sensitive skin and helps clear up acne-prone skin. It is full of soft shea butter bubbles and smells refreshing! Our big 4.5 ounce bars of handcrafted natural soap are made with all veggie oils, but won't clog the pores. Try one free today!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Product Spotlight : Loofah Soap from Haiti

Benefits: Natural glycerin soaps (with real loofah sponges) are handmade by women in Haiti and the profits go back to the women. The natural loofahs offers serious exfoliation,
while the glycerin soap is moisturizing.

We have a limited amount of these special soaps
-so order today.

Each 3 ounce bar is scented with a variety of fragrances and contains a real loofah sponge. Plus, each bar comes packaged with the woman's story that actually made the bar!

Wow: You get an exfoliating bar of soap for only $5 (free shipping), and the money goes
to build God's kingdom and encourage your sisters in need! Priceless!

PRE-ORDER NOW! I'll ship the soaps (handmade by the ladies in Haiti) in August.

At only $5, you can help make a big difference!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Soap Making in Haiti

I'm going to Haiti with a group of 7 other spirit filled leaders from Chattanooga (led by the Oak Project) to be a Blessing to someone (and hopefully everyone). We have a strategic team of Christian counselors, educators, photographers, videographers, and social workers.

To serve the caretakers and the orphans in Port au Prince. We will spend each of our days assisting the many workers in their job duties, cleaning, teaching, preparing meals to give to those in the community, and taking care of the kids to give them a rest. We will also spend a lot of our time encouraging them, hearing their stories and building relationships.

Soap making: I am taking lots of natural glycerin soap and packaging to teach the caretakers how to make loofah soaps. I have a plan in mind, but I'm not sure how I will teach 30 ladies how to follow directions, especially when none of them speak English. Luckily, I have faith and will also have a translator. I'm so excited for the ladies to take a break, enjoy a craft, smell wonderful fragrances, and hopefully make some extra money. PRE-BUY A BAR NOW! Stay tuned for more videos of them making soap!

July 24st-31st.

This team has intentionally been called to Haiti to serve and encourage. Many of the caretakers and orphans are deeply struggling with depression and have yet to tell their stories (not even to a friend). The attitude is sort of like "we all have loss so we don't need to tell each other our sad stories..we all have sad stories so just get to work".

I may not understand grief like the Haitians, but I'm certain that the Holy Spirit wants to use my smile, hugs, laughter, and soap making to bring light back into their dark worlds. My heart is overflowing with light and love because of His amazing Grace, and it would be a shame to waist even a drop!

Join me on my journey, as I take soap making to a foreign country, and pray for hope to bloom through the ashes!

(Donations for the orphanage & suitcases may be dropped off at my studio, shipped, or I can pick them up. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Friday's Fortune

It's Friday! And that means it's time for another Friday's Fortune.
This week, we're offering 20% OFF all 3-in-1 body oils!

Try them all!
3-in-1 = Lotion + Bath + Massage

It’s 100%-natural, made with essential oils, five healing ingredients, and no preservatives. And it’s edible!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Friday's Fortune

For our very first Friday's Fortune and in honor of Fourth of July weekend,
we're offering a great sale!

Order anything, $20 or more, and get FREE shipping!

Visit Good Fortune Soap for more information and to get shopping :)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Spotlight: Grapefruit

Grapefruit essential oil uplifts the spirits and purifies acne-prone skin.
Best for oily skin & hair!

Make a Grapefruit Face Mask

Grapefruit makes a refreshing antiseptic and astringent base for a homemade facial mask. This homemade facial mask recipe costs only a dollar or two to prepare at most and takes about five minutes to whip up. While a grapefruit mask is best suited to treating oily or acne-prone skin, this also makes a stimulating pick-me-up no matter what your skin type. Apply the mask once or twice a week for best results, storing any unused portions in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed container for up to two days.

Step 1

Crack one egg in half and carefully separate the yolk from the white, sliding the unbroken yolk into a small bowl while the egg white goes into a separate bowl. Discard the yolk.

Step 2

Beat the egg white with an egg beater or mixer until it's fluffy; this can also be done by hand with a fork, but it's a lot of work.

Step 3

Slice a small grapefruit in half and squeeze the juice into a small bowl. You need 1 tsp. juice for the mask.

Step 4

Add 1 tsp. sour cream and the grapefruit juice to the egg white mixture. Blend well with the egg beater or mixer, or use a fork, until the mixtures reaches a light, creamy consistency.

Step 5

Apply the mask and leave in place for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse your face clean with warm water and pat dry.


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Good Fortune Soap 
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Not only do we have some new fantastic new products like our 3-in-1 All Purpose Soaps and our New Soap Minis,
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Some new features:
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So grab a cup of coffee, visit Good Fortune Soap and give us a little feedback about the new site!