We are super excited to share with everyone that Marie & I have finally moved our soap business into a real work shop! We now lease a small space in Cumming, Georgia. It’s a little tucked back off the street but perfect for our soap making, order fulfilment center! After 3 years of making all of our soap out of our homes, we now have a dedicated work space to better serve our customers! While it worked for a while creating our soap out of our homes to fill all the retail and wholesale orders, it finally came to the point that we needed a central dedicated space to work under one roof, to streamline our process! Now it’s nothing fancy mind you, but it works great for us and we are very proud and thankful it has come together as nicely as it has! As you can see it’s come a long way from it’s beginnings to now! I have to give a huge thank you to my husband Larry, for all the hard work he did building from scratch just about everything we ask for to have the set up we needed for our soap making workshop. Another special shout out to David (Marie’s hubby), for moving and hauling crazy heavy things, shopping for appliances we needed, help with build out and always having our backs on the legal side of things! We also want to say thank you to my son-in-law Ben for finding the space and sharing it with us, (Ben’s business Engine Industries is on the other side of the left wall here! Ben also helped in our build out and Shanda (my daughter), helped us get organized with signs and labeling! So as you can see it was a family affair for sure!
While we are not actually open to the public (we mostly use the space for making soap and body butter and other NuMe products as well as order fulfillment and shipping), we will be having some days coming up where we occasionally open our doors to everyone who would like to stop by and see our new space as well as shop to their hearts content!
More on that soon I promise, stayed tuned! We thank all of you for your support and encouragement it means the world to us! We have a lot cooking right now, so stay tuned for more info on events, shows, end of summer sales, contest and so much more we can’t wait to share with you!
Well, since Spring is FINALLY here, we’re hoping the cold weather is outta here, making room for warmer days and many sunny skies ahead:) You’ve heard that April showers bring May flowers, well they also bring a special Mother’s Day sale from the gals at NuMe. As our fans have already seen on our Facebook page, we’ve been cook’in up several NEW goodies that are perfect for a unique and personal gift for someone special in your life — a mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister, aunt, teacher, a neighbor or anyone that you might know who needs a little extra lov’in coming their way. We’re here to make things easy for you:)
Not only will we pull the freshest bars from our shelves, but we’ll also add an extra personal touch when packaging up and shipping your order. A personal note can be added; sharing with someone just how loved they really are:) They can be across the country or right around the corner; we’ve gotcha covered. Simply click on over to our online store at http://www.numenaturalsoap.com/shop/, choose from our fabulous hand-made soaps, perhaps paired with an iron soap dish & NEW Body Butter and use the Coupon Code: ilovemymama at checkout and receive 20% OFF your entire online purchase. The sale will be running from April 25th – May 10th. Why not treat yourself too; YOU deserve it:):)
Every now & then an order comes through that gets our attention in a different kind of way :) Not to long ago, we received an order from Deanna Downs. She was ordering a Valentine’s gift for her husband James. Come to find out this Military family , (originally from San Diego) is stationed in Japan! Deanna, her husband and their two children Aiden and Alexa have been stationed there for almost a year. One of the little things they miss being so far from home is running to Whole Foods to buy natural body products like they used to! We were honored to ship her order out right away, because we now offer FPO AP (military) shipping!
We recently received this e-mail from Deanna:
So sorry it has taken me this long to write and thank you. Your soaps are so amazing!! My husband and I love the scent of all three of them and I steal them from him all the time. My five year old son loves to wash his hair and body with them as well. Your soaps are going to be a family staple for us as long as you are happy to ship to us :). We greatly appreciate you adding the Body Butter in Sandalwood. It was so sweet of you. It smells so good and melts into your skin nicely and leaves a beautiful sheen.
Thank you so much Dianne, we could not be any happier with your products.
(Here is a family photo of us touring Sapporo on Valentine’s weekend)
Deanna also shared with us that her husband James Downs, has a passion for photograpy in his down time…check out this link below to see just how talented he is!
What an honor to send our little handmade soap across the ocean to make a family that is one of our own, feel a little more relaxed and comforted, while they make sacrafices defending our country, making it a safer place to live for each and every one of us here in the good ole USA!
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we are so happy to announce a brand new NuMe Natural Soap product… Body Butter! We chose 6 of our favorite scents to start with: Lavender Vanilla, Lavender Rose, Honey Almond, Sandalwood, Coconut Lime, & (New) Strawberries!
These body butters are amazing at moisturing your skin with only simple, healthy, non-toxic, preservative-free ingredients. More and more good news is coming out about coconut oil and its health and beauty benefits. We couldn’t agree more, which is why coconut oil is a main ingredient in our body butters. Afterall, 60% of the products we apply to our skin is absorbed into our bodies.
We haved often been asked if our soaps leave your skin fragrant after bathing? Some do. Some don’t. So, we wanted to create a layering effect by offering an accompanying fragrant lotion or body butter that had staying power. Through our research, we discovered that creating an all-natural lotion (without preservatives or chemicals) is almost impossible. We could make it, but it would only last a very short time. But body butter can last about 6 months or more because it has no water content. The best part is you have a product that is clean and amazingly good for your skin! It even works great melted in your bath water!
Have we enticed you to give it a try? If so, use the code BUTTERMEUP for 15% off your body butter order through Valentine’s Day!
Ok, all you wonderful NuMe Soap lovers, here’s a fantastic sale you just can’t pass up! Black Friday (Nov. 29th through Cyber Monday Dec. 2nd), we are offering 25% off your entire cart! And….as always, FREE SHIPPING on all orders $25 or more!! The best part is you won’t have to fight the crowds to get in on these savings! All you have to do is sip on your coffee or hot chocolate in your warm and cozy PJ’s while ordering on line at http://www.numenaturalsoap.com/shop/
Use coupon code – Jinglebells Yay!!….Happy Shopping Friends!
Gobble Gobble & Merry Christmas!!………Dianne & Marie
We are currently recovering from an action-packed weekend at the Country Living Fair in Stone Mountain, GA! We had a kickin’ booth thanks to all the help before, during, and after the show from our friends and family! And our customers came and came! We can’t thank everyone enough for your support.
Today, one of our customers from the Country Living Fair who bought Lemon Butter Sage soap, informed us that she loved it… needed more… but couldn’t find it on our website! So WE FIXED that :)
One of our newer soaps, Lemon Butter Sage is now available ONLINE HERE! And the mini is available here!
We are always looking for new and fun ways to recycle so we are very excited to introduce to you Kaleidosoap! We have taken our soap loaf end pieces, and other odd remnants of soap that wouldn’t have had much use to us before and chopped and diced them into little pieces of soap, added them to our creamy wonderful soap base of coconut, olive, palm and soy oils with shea butter and vitamin E added in to create this fun little bar of goodness! No two bars are exactly the same! You get a little surprise of different scents with each bar. It’s a softer scent experience, so if you don’t prefer the stronger smelling scents, or you just can’t decide which scent is your favorite….. this is the bar for you! You can order on line at http://www.numenaturalsoap.com/product/kaleidosoap-upcycled-soap/ with free shipping on orders over $25! Hope you enjoy this new addition to our soap line! Stay tunned for even more new scents about to be announced soon!
Ok, so truth be known,…..we are a little late in getting this blog post out. We have been a proud display resident in the Whole Foods Market Merchants Walk in East Cobb since late July! And,..we could not be happier and honored to be there! The Body Care team there is top notch! We were welcomed right away not only by the staff but customers were so friendly there….like this shopper named Rich :) He bought a couple of bars before we could even get set up!! It was great! Ever since we have had orders coming in on a regular steady basis!! :) Which is fantastic!! We feel very Blessed to be a part of the Body Care Dept. in all the Whole Food Markets we are currently in, because the bar is raised very high there, you must have a good clean quality product with only pure ingredients to even be considered. It’s also great that being “local” is highly respected there and customers love nothing more than to find a good local carrier of their favorite products! So if you live in the East Cobb area please go check us out! The address is – 1311 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, Ga 30068. Below are photo’s of The Whole Foods Market Body Care Team helping us get set up, and Rich, a customer who fell in love with our soap on the spot! Happy Shopping! :)
Isn’t that what they say?? With Texas being SO big, we happened upon a FABULOUS hidden secret that we’d love to share. The last time my family and I went to Louisiana to visit my folks, we made a day trip to Henderson, Texas, to check out a precious shop called Not So Shabby. It’s located in downtown at 110 East Main, Henderson TX 75652. If peering into their gorgeous front windows weren’t enough – stepping IN is a MUST.
Jena Williams and her creative team there at the shop have boundless creativity when it come to having an eye for unqiue items, not only to have in your home, but to wear too. I’ve attached a little eye candy for y’all below…
LOVE the ladders to use in the display:):)
For more information on their shop, you can check out their FB page – Not So Shabby:) You can check out their page for more ‘happenings’ with them. We’re SO pleased to have our very first store in Texas to carry NuMe – and the town of Henderson itself couldn’t be cuter:)
With the summer passing before we know it, there’s just enough time to grab a friend, pack a bag and hit the open road for a ‘Thelma & Louise’ road trip through the south. Y’all enjoy the summer sun:)
Use coupon code – Lemongrass10 to order on line!
On a personal note……I have to say that I have been in love with our Lemongrass soap for such a long time. Back when I 1st came to know it at “The Paisley Farmhouse”, it was “that scent” that made me fall in love with all of the other scents. It is that wonderful smell that takes me back in time to my little gift shop from a few years back, in Milton, Ga still today. I never dreamed at the time I would end up co-owning NuMe Natural soap some years later, but God sure did lead me to some new interesting doors thankfully after my store closed the end of 2010. We have since created many new wonderful scents that I deeply adore,… but Lemongrass will always hold a special part of my heart :) And has always been a top seller for us, no doubt!
Did you know that,……Lemongrass is a kind of scented grass that is originated in India. It has been extensively used in traditional Indian medicine for years. And…it’s because of its herbal and medicinal properties, that lemon grass is so effective in skin and body care products. One health benefit of lemongrass is the pure aromatherapy, is one of the most desired essential oils to add to natural soap because of its fresh citrus fragrance. This dark yellow or amber oil is extracted through steam distillation from dried lemon grass. In terms of the health benefits of lemongrass essential oil which is a main ingredient of our Lemon grass soap,…, it is found to be good for muscle relaxation, depression, digestion, fever, and infections. For example, its analgesic and sedative properties help to calm and relax muscles, reduce pain from ailments (e.g., headaches and menstrual cramps), as well as relieve jet lag.
In terms of skin care uses, because of it’s antibacterial, astringent and antiseptic properties. It is perfect for soaps and creams to soothe broken or inflamed skin.
As for me….. the main attraction is obviously the alluring aromatherapy for its pleasing and uplifting effects, but as you can see the list goes on & on! Use coupon code : Lemongrass10 to receive 10% off through May 10th!
Thanks for reading our blog post! :)