Social media

So, on top of dreaming, creating and manufacturing new products, my kids are on my case about using social media outlets to spread the word. I’m pretty ok on Facebook already. But I have to say I am having a tougher time with Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and Foursquare.  But be patient, friends, and we shall explore these avenues together. With specials and deals along the way! Oh, to find us on Twitter, it is @soapbin.

Too long!

It has been far too long since we posted here at Molly’s blog, but we weren’t sitting idle. Apart from opening Molly’s by the Sea in Mashpee, MA, for what looks to be a gangbuster season, here in Medway, we have been working on all sorts of new projects.

As most of you know by now, you can find some of our lovely handmade soaps at Whole Foods in Bellingham and Wellesley. You can also find our fabulous Rosehip and Manuka Honey Cream there. Which, by the way, was just blogged about, at seventy7q.com, an online beauty, food and fashion magazine.

Which brings me to something I want to discuss. As most of you know, Molly’s Apothecary is named after our mom, who passed away from Breast Cancer in 2004. I have almost an obsession about trying to help anyone suffering from this and other cancers. The treatment, while a necessary evil, causes such destruction. My mom had chemo and did not have radiation treatment, but I hear from so many people about the awful radiation burns after treatment.

I had the privilege of talking to a Radiation Oncology nurse recently and she mentioned that she liked how we put Calendula in our products. She said in her experience, Calendula was so helpful in healing radiation burns. Now, I always put Calendula extract in my lotions and creams, but htis conversation got me thinking. We all know how much we love Manuka honey here at Molly’s, for it’s wonderful healing properties. So, I sort of tweaked my Rosehip and Manuka Honey cream a bit, to maybe create a really soothing cream for people, to use AFTER radiation treatment is over. I know you cannot use anything at all during treatment, but afterwards, this may help a bit. Of course I used Aloe, Rosehip Seed Oil, Organic Sunflower oil infused with Organic Calendula, Unrefined Shea butter, Cocoa Butter, Calendula and Cucumber extracts, all sorts of other plant oils and butters and of course, heaps of Manuka honey. This is an unscented product, no fragrance added. You may detect a slight pleasant odor just from the ingredients itself. It is a lovely cream.

Now, the purpose for this long winded post, is I now need some testers. If anyone knows anyone who is through with their radiation treatment, please contact me at 508-533-3800, or email at ann@soapbin.com.

This product has no mineral oil, it is entirely plant based, no parabens and the only ones it has been tested on is mine and Marg’s family(it gets sticky in Lola’s fur, LOL).

It is that time of year again! Kid’s Holiday workshops.

I am getting loads of calls about the workshops, so let me explain for those of you who are unfamiliar with them. Every year,we host these workshops, where you can bring your kids and drop them off with us. The kids bring a list of 6 people, family and friends, that they want to make a gift for. Handmade gifts, such as soap on a rope for dad, a lovely rose or lavender soap for Nana, a lotion for mom!  We have many options to choose from. Our party hostesses sit with the kids and help them with their list. After the kids make their gifts, we wrap them up and the kids have their own bag of suprises for the holidays. We schedule the workshops in 2 hour segments and this is a drop off workshop. And you can take two hours to get some of your own shopping done! We are holding these workshops on Sunday Dec 9th and Saturday Dec 15th. Please call to schedule a slot, space is limited and it fills up fast! The cost is $35 per child. Call 508-533-3800 or email ann@soapbin.com.

Home again, home again!

Well, we are back from a very successful show. I don’t think I have ever seen so many people! Our new snowgirls were a hit and as always, our soaps, lotions, creams and cupcakes flew off the shelf! This was our 4th Boston Xmas Festival and we look forward to participating next year!

The Boston Xmas Festival is here!!

Love this show! It heralds the beginning of the holiday shopping season for us. 300 fabulous vendors and artisans, all in one spot, the Seaport World Trade Center. The show is Friday, Nov 2nd, 12pm-7pm, Saturday Nov 3rd, 10am-6pm and Sunday Nov 4th from 10am until 5pm. Look on Facebook for discount tickets!
As our clients know, we try to come up with some new items every year, for the show and this year is no exception. This year, we have these great Bath cocktails, served in a souvenir cocktail glass. They are foaming bath salts, with a bubble bath topper! These are just one of the fun new products we are introducing at this show! Looking forward to seeing you there!