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Soap Haul by Jade the Libra on YouTube

The well known spooky American YouTuber, Jade the Libra was recently sent a Halloween gift from Amanda in Australia which were featured in her post-Halloween haul video. The featured soaps are the Crystal Ball and the Ouija Planchette. I'm over the moon with how much she enjoyed them! Amanda is one of my most long-standing customers and has been shopping with Sailor Mouth Soaps since we began in 2010. I had no idea she'd bought these soaps from me in order to send to Jade so I'd like to say the biggest thank you for her ongoing support!  

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An interview with my favourite #workwife Tash of ARNA Online

I was recently asked to do an interview with Natasha from ARNA Online and of course, I said yes. Tash and I have a wonderful history together; having lead a team at Lush for several years. I'm delighted to say we've kept in contact since we've both moved onto other projects, so when Tash announced she was co-founding a women's laptop bag with the mission to empower women to make bold decisions, I was intrigued.  Tash and her sister Arianne founded ARNA Online when they realised that stylish laptop bags for women was a sorely lacking category in the fashion and tech sector. I can vouch for this first hand - I couldn't find a nice laptop bag when I was at Lush and...

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Halloween Gift Guide 2019

Halloween has to be the coolest time of year to shop if you like all things spooky, creepy and weird. Here's a round-up of some of my favourite handmade, Australian Halloween finds this year. Got something you'd like on the list? Leave a comment below and if it fits, I'll add you in. You Me and Bones - Sad Pumpkin Candles The Witch Apprentice - Spirit Guide Blend  Juniper Moon Apothecary - Cast Iron Cauldron   All Hallows Club - Quarterly Subscription Boxes  Switchblade Maid - Black Kitty Earings   Moxie Lou - Frank N Furter Acrylic Brooch Air Plant Designs - Raindrop Hanging Glass Garden Made590 - Every Body Valentina Skirt in Salem Nights    Are you a handmade business in...

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What To Expect When Your Home Based Handmade Business, Moves House

After a complete freak out about how difficult our once-loved family home was to maintain, we stumbled upon our actual dream home and put in an offer. It was accepted! Our current home is lovely; I don't mean to sound dramatic or ungrateful. It's just A LOT of work because it's giant and with a small child, it felt like we were constantly battling uncontained mess. Don't even get me started on the yard. The yard I absolutely fell in love with initially, morphed into a job so big we didn't know where to start, thanks to the 25+ palm trees and near acre of land.  It wasn't until all of the hard work was done, mainly internal painting and landscaping, and...

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How To Choose A Soap By Fragrance Strength

We're all different when it comes to fragrance strength - what one person loves may be too strong for another and vice versa.  We've made choosing the fragrance strength of your next soap a little easier by classifying each soap with a unique fragrance strength rating. This is based on my personal experience of not only formulating soap but working in a soap shop so you can be assured these classifications are accurate.   Mild You need to bring the bar pretty close to your nose to really smell the complete fragrance A mild fragrance is ideal for facial soaps or anyone who is sensitive to strong scents Many essential oils fall into the Mild category as there are limits to...

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