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 :)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Treat Yourself: Apple Butter

Want to enjoy one of the best parts of Fall all season long? Take a few minutes, throw together a pot of Apple Butter, can or freeze it, and you can have a yummy Fall treat whenever you want! And I know from experience it's a fantastic gift!

  • 5 1/2 pounds apples - peeled, cored and finely chopped
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Place apples in a slow cooker. Combine sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt; pour over apples and mix well. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook for 9-11 hours or until thickened and dark brown, stirring occasionally (stir more frequently as it thickens to prevent sticking). Uncover and cook on low 1 hour longer. If desired, stir with a wire whisk until smooth. Spoon into freezer containers, leaving 1/2-in. headspace. Cover and refrigerate or freeze.

Easy as that! Try it and tell us what you think!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Friday's Fortune: Get Ready for Fall! Half Price Applejack Element Spray!

Half Price Applejack Element Spray
Get Ready for Fall!

It's about time for shorter days, cooler nights and falling leaves! Our Applejack Element Spray combines the best of the season into a bottle! Sweet, spicy, and inviting – Applejack will brighten everyone’s spirits. We recommend daily use when you need a positive energy boost.

Spray in your rooms or your car, on your linens or yourself. Eco-friendly recipe covers unpleasant odors and freshens any space. All-natural, travel-friendly, this 2.5 ounce recycled spray can can pretty much go anywhere! And because our Element Spray is made of natural ingredients, it's safe around pets and children. It also comes in a pump bottle, not an aerosol can, so it's safe for the environment.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Treat Yourself: Honey Coconut Body Wrap

Is your skin tired after a long, hot summer?

According to Care2.com, Honey and coconut oil have both long been used to moisturize the skin. Combine them with this method and you have a super luscious body butter that will leave your skin soft as a cloud.

Consider this body wrap a treat for yourself!

True natural body care extends beyond basic health and aesthetic concerns to include fun, frolic, physical and tactile pleasures, warm and tender sharing, and a celebration of life. So while this formula does wonders for moisturizing your skin, it can also arouse your senses with yummy tastes and soothing texture.

Here's a recipe for a yummy Honey and Coconut Oil body wrap!

2 tablespoons coconut oil (extra-virgin, unrefined)
1 tablespoon of your favorite raw honey
2 drops vanilla, peppermint, or sweet orange essential oil (optional)

In a small bowl, whip together all ingredients. This sweet treat is now ready to use.

If the temperature in your kitchen is above 76F, the body honey will maintain a liquid consistency; if the temperature is below 76F, it will be a medium soft solid (because of the melting point of the coconut oil).

Take several bath towels (enough to cover your body) and dampen them with hot water (as hot is comfortable for you to touch) in an empty bathtub. Get in the tub and rub the honey mixture over your body, recline and cover yourself with the hot towels. Sit, relax, and enjoy until the towels are cool and you are ready to rinse. Rinse, pat yourself dry, and follow up with some plain coconut oil or your favorite all-natural lotion.

Treat yourself!
Keep the coconut love going with our
lip balms, salt soaks,
soap - Half Off until Thursday, September 9th!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Customer Review: Coconut Shaving Soap

Product review written by a loved Good Fortune Customer: Raena, Tampa, Florida

I first discovered Good Fortune Soaps when looking for a Mother's Day present for my boyfriend's mom. I regularly read Southern Living Magazine and when an article recommending Good Fortune was featured, I trusted that I would be nothing less than thrilled with the products I would order. I often purchase home-made soaps from a small shop in Tarpon Springs that makes goat milk soaps because they seem to last much longer and treat my skin much better. Occasionally I'll pick up a brand-name from the store, but there's always something missing - not so with Jennifer's soaps from Good Fortune.

First, the value of her soaps is truly amazing. You think to yourself "wow, I'm paying $4, $5, or even $6 for soap," but when you receive the products and see how long they last, and most importantly how refreshed you feel after using them, you realize it is MORE than worth it! Your skin feels smooth and soft without over drying. When used for shaving, I find I have no irritation and no itchy feeling when I'm finished. There's also no oily residue left on your skin - there's a clean finish and a pleasant uplifting scent.

And that's another important reason I love Good Fortune Soaps - although all of the scents are amazing, they're not overpowering by any means. I don't find myself coughing or sneezing after taking a whiff of the soaps and my boyfriend doesn't back away because it's too strong. He made the comment that when I use [Good Fortune Soaps] soap, I smell like me and not an overpowering perfume. My favorite scents would have to be the sweet island coconut and pink grapefruit. I'm looking forward to trying some of her products with the peppermint, vanilla, and orange notes.

Good Fortune does an excellent job with packaging and shipping. They don't send you a huge box with lots of packaging; they attempt to reduce packaging (and environmental impact) as much as possible. This is also true for the soap wrappers. The wax papers come with quotes that make you think and make you smile. The outside of my soap read: "The funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it." -Somerset Maugham. Such a true thought and very much along the lines of her theme: Fortune favours the bold.

Overall, I think Good Fortune Soaps are a great value and a great product! I only wish more stores in my area sold the products so I wouldn't always have to watch my mailbox for my next goodies.

Good Fortune Soap: Good value, great product, and a wonderful passion for soap!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Friday's Fortune: Half Price Coconut Shaving Soap

About Good Fortune Clay Shaving Soap:

1.What makes this “shaving” soap? We add bentonite clay and castor oil to our shave soaps to smooth and moisturize the skin. Bentonite clay absorbs oil and provides a thick, creamy, smooth feeling. Castor oil softens skin and attracts moisture to the skin, then holds it in (it also gives it the big fluffy bubbles). All together, our ingredients give you a close shave that is perfect for sensitive skin!

2.What are the properties of essential oils and ingredients?
• Peppermint restores and energizes the senses.
• Tea tree oil is a powerful antiseptic and has anti-fungal properties, it's also anti-viral and naturally antibiotic.
• Menthol crystals give your skin a fresh, cool, and tingling sensation.

Our Sweet Island Coconut soap is a favorite because it is sweet, cheery, and fresh. We use natural coconut fragrance as well as lemon and lime essential oils. Lemon essential oils bring fresh energy and are considered an effective astringent. Lime essential oil is also said to have astringent and antiseptic qualities.

3. How long will my soap last? Depends on how often you shower! We are nice and share our soap, and it lasts our family at least a month of shaving and showering. The trick is to keep your soap dry between uses. Check out our suction cup soap savers if you want to increase the life of your soap.

4. Is it for men and women? Absolutely! Men can use the Coconut soap to shave their faces and women use it pretty much anywhere.

5. Can I use it all over? Yes, have fun, but remember those menthol crystals can be tingly, so use caution around the eyes and in other sensitive areas.

Take advantage of our Half Price Clay Shaving Soap today!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

DIY Stain Removal

Soap...a stain remover too?
Forget those pricey and chemical-filled sprays and gels.

Do it yourself, with a little help from Good Fortune! Wet, rub and scrub your Good Fortune soap on your stained laundry before you throw it in the wash. You'll be amazed at the cleaning power of natural soap!

What tips and tricks do you have? Send us your natural recipes and remedies. IF we feature your comment on our blog, then we'll send you a free bar of soap.

We want to hear from you! Contact us to do a product review!