Haus Dispatch

Indian Summer Reverie, July 21st. July 18 2013, 4 Comments

Inspired by the local area in which we live, I decided to put together a pre-fall Reverie release. This collection highlights that dry period right before the fullness of fall really sets in. Those last few days of summer clinging to the air and an abundance of ripe fruits, the last herbs collected for the season and sweet dry grasses...

HEIRLOOM
Overripe pears, long faded perfume, sweet grass and dry, late summer air. (Soap, Perfume, Pumpkin Butter)

HOMESTEAD
Dried herbs and fresh sage on a polished wooden table, softened by sweet peru balsam. (Soap, Perfume, Pumpkin Butter)

GOLDEN CORN CAKES
Corn cake baked to a golden perfection, topped with butter and honey. (Bubbling Scrub, Perfume, Pumpkin Butter)

And hidden amongst the leaf litter...

A SUSPICIOUSLY SHINY RED APPLE
Red apple, twinkling green amber and a singular star of anise pod. (Soap)


This Weeks Free Sample: Kaffir Lime Leaf. July 17 2013, 1 Comment

Hey everyone! Each week we will be highlighting a single note from our Perfume Made for You selection. All orders over $25 will receive that week's highlighted single note. This freebie is an addition to the free perfume sample we give out with all orders.

 

This week's highlighted single note is...

 

   

 

Kaffir Lime Leaf

An intensely green, exotic, spicy, citrusy note.  

 

Kaffir Lime Leaf is often used in Southeastern Asian cuisine. This unusual note is a bit of an acquired taste, but it blends beautifully with all citruses and with rich woods, such as Mahogany and Sandalwood. This note has an interesting aspect of heat about it, so if you are looking for an exotic warmth to your blend, you may want to consider using this oil. Other notes that would blend well are, Dragons Blood, Clean Musk, Green Tea, Frankincense, Coconut and all herbal notes such as Sage, Thyme, etc.  

 

Stay tuned! Each week we will be rotating in a new sample.


Free Single Note Perfume With An Order Over $25! July 10 2013, 0 Comments

Hey everyone! Each week we will be highlighting a single note from our Perfume Made for You selection. All orders over $25 will receive that week's highlighted single note. This freebie is an addition to the free perfume sample we give out with all orders.

This week's highlighted single note is...

 

 

Yuzu

A fresh but candy like grapefruit note. Mouthwateringly delicious.

Yuzu is a citrus fruit originating in Eastern Asia. It is often used in cooking and favored for its strong aroma. The fruit is bitter, so it isn't usually eaten fresh. The zest of the rind is most often used as a seasoning and aromatic flavoring agent. Yuzu pairs well with other citruses, woods and herbal notes. If you're wanting to add a "sparkling" or "bright" feel to your blend, then you may want to consider Yuzu in your next perfume blend. Some neat pairings would be, Kaffir Lime Leaf, Sandalwood, Green Tea, Black Tea, Orange Blossom, Sweet Cream, Clean Musk. The list could go on, but those are just off the top of my head ;)

Stay tuned! Each week we will be rotating in a new sample.

 

 


Summer musing. July 02 2013, 8 Comments

Hi friends! Just touching base with y'all. We've been taking it easy the past few days due to a heatwave. Riding our bikes into work gets us super sweaty later in the day, so we've been hitting the office during the coolness of the very early morning and only staying for a few hours. There's been a LOT of custom perfume work this week, which is nice because things have been rather quiet around the Haus. It usually is during the middle of the summer. A wee little break before the oncoming craziness of fall and the holidays! Today Matt and I are working around the house and taking care of some domestic chores. I'm having a late morning coffee break and figured I'd catch all of you up with what's been going on.

I've been plotting out our pre-fall Reverie release (which is going to be super awesome!) and our full Halloween lineup. I've been inspired by a natural area I like to visit during the late summer/early fall dry phase, right before the fall rains hit. Huge walnut orchard, with wild pear trees and the sweet smell of dry grass. It'll be very harvest themed. Faded perfume, pears, wild nuts and apples, antique lace, sweet grass, dried herbs and... cornbread! I'm really excited about it. You'll see a lot of return scents for the full Halloween release, and it's gunna be HUGE! Old favorites like, Ghost Puffs and Pumpkin Queen will be around for sure. I have a few new scents in mind. Something smoky and leathery, that'll really round out our fall offerings I think.

Our beautiful and very popular Butterbombs will be coming back too. Along with a brand new product that I've been using myself for quite a while now, hair oil! Made with virgin argan oil and lots of lovely extracts. We haven't quite decided what scents we'll be offering them in, but we are very excited to be releasing this new product. It'll be affordable as well. I think a lot of the high end hair oils out on the market are ridiculously over priced. And I almost forgot! Our newly formulated propylene glycol free whipped soap will debut with the Halloween release as well.

Well, that's all I have for now. I hope that all of you have a lovely and safe Independence Day! We're hoping it's kind of quiet, the cats get so scared of the fireworks. The old lady cat takes to hiding under the bathroom sink!

Thanks for reading all!

 


New Perfume Made for You - Restock News! March 21 2013, 4 Comments

Long awaited new single notes for Perfume, Made for you! Read on for restock information as well...

 

 

FERN
Springy, green and fresh. Sap like. (Middle note)

STRAWBERRY
Sweet and tart! (Middle note)

SWEET CREAM
If you're familiar with our "white" notes in White Raspberry and White Blueberry, you'll love this one. It's a creamy, clean and faintly sweet. Pairs well with fruits, musk, amber and wood - but don't let that limit your imagination! (Mid-Base note)

YUZU
A fresh but candy like grapefruit note. Mouthwateringly delicious. (Top note)

YELLOW PEAR
Super juicy ripe pear. This note is dead on and true, it's fantastic. (Middle note)

EUCALYPTUS WOOD
An unusual wood note.  This isn't like the typical nasal decongestant that many associate eucalyptus with. This is clean, cool, smooth and woody. Pairs well with green notes, citrus, fruits, resins and herbs. (Mid-Base note)

CHOCOLATE
Simple bitter chocolate. This accord utilizes cocoa c02 extract. (Middle note)

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Restocks! We will be adding in some 2oz Pumpkin Butters this afternoon, along with Butterbomb restocks. Lip Balms have been set back due to a delivery mishap. They gave us our caps yesterday, but not the tubes! Those will be restocked tomorrow.

 


Spring Release Date & Preview March 11 2013, 2 Comments

Spring release on March 17th at Noon PST

Lassi

Cool fresh mango cream, Tunisian orange blossom absolute, black ginger to ground, splash of green tea and a soft squeeze of lime juice. (Pumpkin Butter, Whipped Soap, Sugar Exfoliant, Perfume Oil, Bubbling Scrub)

Selkie

The break of waves, gurgling sea foam, kelp, rain tinged air, sand smoothed driftwood and wild sage. (Pumpkin Butter, Whipped Soap, Sugar Exfoliant, Perfume Oil, Bubbling Scrub)

Milkmaid

Flushed, but demure. Fresh milk, clean linens, pale musk and pink sweetpea blossom. (Pumpkin Butter, Whipped Soap, Sugar Exfoliant, Perfume Oil, Bubbling Scrub)

Ploughman

Well worn leather, dirt n' dandelions, carrot, a pinch of tobacco and a light sheen of feral skin musk. (Pumpkin Butter, Whipped Soap, Sugar Exfoliant, Perfume Oil, Bubbling Scrub)

Ruth

Fresh strawberry, green patchouli, rose geranium and crushed violet leaf. (Pumpkin Butter, Whipped Soap, Perfume Oil)

Komodo

Mangosteen, Tahitian vanilla bean, dragons blood resin and faded tropical blooms. (Pumpkin Butter, Whipped Soap, Perfume Oil)

LIP BALM
Chocolate Orange
Vanilla Mint
Coconut Chai
Strawberry Lime
Black Raspberry Cream
Exotic Rose
Mango Cream

BUTTERBOMBS
Strawberries n' Cream
Green Forest
Orange Blossom Bee Hive
Lavender Tea

 


Moving updates and news! February 21 2013, 3 Comments

Hey guys! It's been a bit quiet around here lately, due to the move and us getting settled in. I've finally got my area set up and functioning. I had to wait for the plumber to install my sink before I could begin any serious work. And hopefully we'll get our heat fixed soon, because it's super cold in the warehouse, it makes working kind of uncomfortable.

 



At any rate, I do believe that things will be officially settling in this week and we can get back on a normal scheduled. So, as always, I will be working on restocks for Valentines and General Catalog and in the meantime, also working on Spring products! There will be lip balms, butter bombs and new Spring single notes for Perfume Made for You. I know, Winter notes fell through and I'm sorry! Between the move and general craziness, I just never found the time to finish it.

What I am really excited about when it comes to future releases, is now that we have the bigger and more efficient space... There will be more stock and a whole lot less of items selling out instantly. This makes me really happy, because I hated that many of you would have to wait for restocks to finish your orders.

So, be on the lookout for restocks over this week and weekend!

Thank you all for being patient with us during this time of transition. We'll be back to full operations very soon!


Valentines Release Collection January 22 2013, 9 Comments

 

Valentines goes live January 27th, Noon PST.

 

Here we are everyone... The Valentine's Day collection!

  • We are hoping to have the new website live by the release, so things may look different while shopping!
  • Tonic #2 took a backseat this year, it wasn't very popular. So I worked on a Tonic #3 instead.
  • Like last year, Come Hither is in leave on products only due to it's costly ingredients.
  • For those of you curious about our Bath Bombs, they will be an Etsy item only for the time being due to their production rigors. I actually strained my arm pretty bad while hand-pressing them! They will be showing up in the shop in a few days time.
  • Annnd the first round of general catalog soap restocks will be along with this update! You can check our cure date page for more information.

COME HITHER

Based off of traditional herbs and roots used in Hoodoo to draw and attract a lover, or entice the one you've already ensnared! Bourbon vanilla, tonka bean, a touch of rose oil, Queen Elizabeth root, three threads of saffron and a bit of honey to sweeten the whole deal. (Perfume oil, Pumpkin Butter)

ODETTE

Clean sun dried linens, tuberose, ginger lily and white musk. (Perfume oil, Bubbling Scrub, Emulsifying Scrub, Pumpkin Butter, Whipped Soap)

SOMETHING HOPEFUL

Perhaps the first stirrings of the spring to come. Warm sakura blossom green tea with the tiniest droplet of plum juice, red mandarin and crystallized jasmine essence. (Perfume oil, Bubbling Scrub, Emulsifying Scrub, Pumpkin Butter, Whipped Soap)

WHO NEEDS LOVE

A mahogany box filled with chocolaty orbs, coated in crystallized coffee - filled with a pomegranate and raspberry filling. Who needs love when you have something this decadent? (Perfume oil, Bubbling Scrub, Emulsifying Scrub, Pumpkin Butter, Whipped Soap)

TONIC #1

Californian lemon, Mexican lime, parsley and dandelion greens. (Perfume oil, Pumpkin Butter, Whipped Soap)

TONIC #3

A clean and green blend of: parsley, peppermint, howood, petitgrain, kaffir leaf, bergamot and dry gingergrass. (Perfume oil, Pumpkin Butter, Whipped Soap)

 


BUTTERBOMBS!

Toss these little scoops in hot bath water for a fizzy, slightly foamy and decadently moisturizing bath. Crumble under running bath water for best results!

TOASTED

Reminiscent of warm milk, aromatic rice and burnt sugar.

WHITE BLUEBERRY

Blueberries awash with white vanilla sugar, cream and a sprig of white thyme.

TONIC #3

A clean and green blend of: parsley, peppermint, howood, petitgrain, kaffir leaf, bergamot and dry gingergrass.

BITTER CHOCOLATE

Bitter chocolate accord with supporting notes of cocoa c02 and a gentle touch of coffee co2.

A SIMPLE ROSE

Bulgarian rose absolute supported by Egyptian geranium in a base of amyris wood.

 


Good Morning Monday - 01 January 21 2013, 7 Comments

Good morning everyone! It's 8am and surprisingly clear outside right now and I am trying to rev my engines up with some peppermint yerba mate. Feeling a bit groggy this morning due to sugar withdrawals. About a week ago I began a much more strict diet - ruling out processed foods and most of all... Sugar! Sweet treats, coffee with sweet creamer (kill me) and basically anything with added sugar. I have a pretty bad addiction, and as much as it literally pains me to break my sugar habit, I know it'll be best for me in the long run.

But enough of that chatter. Our Facebook poll closed last night on the naming of our most recent bath product. While Bath Truffle came in super close, Butterbomb is the winner! Just in time too, because we'll be taking labels down to the printers today. Hopefully I can resist the temptations of Fat Straw and not get a lychee bubble tea while I'm down there... But hey! I've been good for a week now and you can't torture yourself, right? Heh.

 

(We'll be selling these little guys individually, wrapped in foil for protection.)

Well, it's time for me to cut this short, I have a ton of errands to run! Here are some things you can expect to see this week from the Haus.

  • Possible new website? 

  • We're working on it! Valentine's Day release newsletter! 

  • New wintery single notes for PMFY

  • Restocks on Troika products! (Butters and scrubs)

Oh! And I just got off the phone with a local warehouse property management. We have a showing late this afternoon to view a few 1500sf spaces to potentially move the business into. Yes, expansion! Wish us luck.

 

Have a happy Monday everyone!

 


Soap restocks are soon! January 09 2013, 0 Comments

Just a quick announcement! Soaps will be back in stock very soon. We are shooting on - or after the Valentines release to begin restocking. These are our new updated soaps, so they'll be looking a little bit different than what you are used to. I am also pleased to announce that they are at a lower price point as well! To accommodate the changes in the bar size, they will now be $5 for a 4oz bar.

Currently curing are (from left to right), Honey Tree, Satyr, Absinthe, White Amber, Troika and Litchi Milk Tea. All of our other soaps will be added as they are made and cured, between Valentines and mid-February.

I've got a few super limited soaps that will be in the Etsy store in a few weeks as well, more on that later! ;)


Tub stuff. December 21 2012, 7 Comments

Hey everyone! We got back into Portland very, very late on Monday. Had a fantastic visit with my family, it was a good time. Caught the Hobbit with them while I was there, and loved the movie. It was just great! I only managed to snag a pictures of my mother and sisters! The boys were off doing their own thing... Yes, my family is huge.

(Left to right: Tess, me, mom, Leia and little Lily!)

 

Before I left I had been playing around with bath bomb recipes and a cocoa butter based fizzing bath confection. Naturally, I took photos! Ever since we had to discontinue our legendary Bath Dust (due to a discontinuation of a necessary ingredient), I've really, really been wanting to offer another bath time product. I think these are really fun, the bath bombs. Their potential for a different variety of looks, colors, designs is very exciting!

This is an experimental "cookie." It's basically a very moisturizing bath fizzy. I still haven't quite figured out how I would like to shape them. Large cookies, small cookies? Small balls, logs? I don't know yet! They're really mold-able before they set up. I'm thinking that I may go the route of small sized cookies, because I have found they're wonderful to toss in with the combination of a bath bomb, for a more moisturizing bath.

As for our bath bombs, well, they're quite simple! They have a touch of butter added to them, so they're moisturizing.We're using the same biodegradable shrink wrap we use on our soaps to wrap them, and I must say, I love the highly visible clear packaging!

We haven't quite set a street date on these and we're still working on some packaging solutions for the "bath cookie" as well as names for these items. It was asked on Facebook what kind of scents these two products would run in and so far, we're thinking we will be doing these as Reverie style items. We'll be keeping all of you posted on the development of these guys. I'm really excited to be offering them in the future!

Tell us what you think!


Haus goes on holiday and Etsy comes back! December 07 2012, 4 Comments

Hi everyone! Some Haus news ahead. But first: This holiday season has been awesome and we have each and every one of you to thank for that, so thank you!

The shop will be closed Dec. 12th-18th while we visit family for the holidays. After that, we'll be open and back to work. Right after the 25th we will be opening the Etsy shop to sell off overstocked items, ranging from previous seasons Limited Edition items, rare perfumes and Reverie overstock items. These are items that will not be restocked! Another word about Etsy is that we will eventually be stocking it with rare, limited and prototype items from time to time. It'll be a bit like an open test kitchen, where you can test out and try products we aren't quite ready to put in with our full line-up of products on our direct retail site. It's going to be fun! So instead of my test soaps piling up on a shelf, they'll be made available to you... and lots of other interesting products!

(An orange blossom wax test soap)

I've also been hard at work testing out a silicone free Pumpkin Butter and a propylene glycol free Whipped Soap formula. I am very happy to say I think we've struck gold in that endeavor!

(Propylene glycol free whipped soap!)

And we will also be rolling out a few wintery single notes for Perfume, Made for You.

(Juicy sweet pear, a future single note.)

More on those new developments, later! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend ?


Winter Reverie is coming to the Haus! November 20 2012, 3 Comments

Monday the 26th at Noon PST.

Our Winter Reverie is coming!

There will be lots of whipped soaps up for grabs this round. A couple of notes before we get into the good stuff... Boreal will be perfume only this year, due to the overwhelming requests to bring back and expand upon Rosy Cheeked. The reason for this is because Boreal and Rosy Cheeked are actually quite similar in composition and Boreal is a much more delicate and expensive blend to produce, thus making it better suited to perfume. It's a great companion scent to Rosy Cheeked, alone or layered!

Enough talking! On to the goodies...

 

WINTER DIVINITY
Sugary white vanilla divinity with a surprising jolt of peppermint. (Whipped soap, perfume oil, Pumpkin butter)

HOT COCOA
A simple cup of hot cocoa with a few mostly melted marshmallows. (Whipped soap, perfume oil, Pumpkin butter)

ROSY CHEEKED
Bright pink grapefruit, fir needles, juniper berries, rosemary, a sprig of parsley and frosted winter lilies. (Whipped soap, perfume oil, Pumpkin butter)

GLOGG v2.0
Cheerful red wine, spiked with Yule spices, fermented berry juice and vanilla bean! (Whipped soap, perfume oil)

YE OLDE CAKE OF FRUIT
Rich brandy soaked spice cake filled with candied citron, pecans, candied cherries and pineapple. (Whipped soap, perfume oil)

BOREAL
Pale lily, South African eucalyptus, white champa, petitgrain, white grapefruit, rosemary and a bit of white cocoa co2 to take off the bite. (Perfume oil)

WANING SUN
As winter draws near, the sun begins to wane and grow ever dim. Chrysanthemums, bone white sandalwood, dusty beeswax and juniper berries. (Perfume oil)


A Fancy Plotters Parkin! October 18 2012, 3 Comments

Hey everyone! It's that time of year again... fall is in full swing and that means our mini fall/winter release is right around the corner!

(Top to bottom: Fancy Bread, Plotters Breakfast, Parkin)

Parkin will be returning along with Plotters Breakfast and a few addition to the family, Fancy Bread.

Parkin: Brown sugar, black treacle, oats, a peculiar blend of white spices tossed with roasted nuts and coasted in the lightest of icings. (Perfume, Bubbling Scrub, Emulsifying Scrub, Pumpkin Butter, Handmade Soap)

Plotters Breakfast: Oatey porridge, stove smoke, kindling wood, a hint of gunpowder and pinch of sweet pipe tobacco. (Perfume, Bubbling Scrub, Emulsifying Scrub, Pumpkin Butter, Handmade Soap)

Fancy Bred: Ripe banana, roasted nuts, brown sugar folded into a delicious quick bread. (Perfume, Bubbling Scrub, Emulsifying Scrub, Pumpkin Butter, Handmade Soap)

This absolutely delicious trio will be available in all products except whipped soap. With this release we'll be presenting our soap in their new incarnation! Weighing about 4oz each, they're absolutely decadent and incredibly rich. All soaps contain heaping dollops of coconut cream. Parkin has added molasses. Plotters Breakfast, a whole 22oz bottle of Ninkasi Otis Oatmeal Stout (a local brewer!). And Fancy Bread has a whole ripe banana added to it! Super delicious soaps! These soaps will be available along with our winter release, these guys need to cure up just a little more before we sell them!

Remember all these products will remain up through the winter release as well! So there will be plenty of time to snag these lovelies up :)

Release is this Sunday at Noon, PST!

Have a fantastic weekend!


Queen Mother: what's her deal, anyway? August 27 2012, 1 Comment

We've had lots of questions about Queen Mother this year, so I figured I'd elaborate on the topic a bit...

Firstly, I did not expect return requests for her this year! Which is why we did not have any in stock for this year. Lesson learned: Bottle her up every year!

For those of you who did not get to experience Queen Mother last year, the concept behind it is taking the last bits of Pumpkin Queen, adding oils that age well (ie. patchouli, orris) and tucking it away in a dark cool place for an entire year before offering it in very limited quantities. Our blend from last year was:

Queen Mother I

Last years Pumpkin Queen oil with 5 year aged patchouli, jasmine essence and the blackest vetiver, co-distilled with honeysuckle blossom.

 

Each year this blend will be different. For some reason, I can't quite remember why I didn't tuck away a bottle for this year. I suppose I didn't think it would be very popular. At any rate, rest assured, she'll be back next year for sure!

Fall is coming to the Haus! August 09 2012, 5 Comments

Fall release is set for August 19th! A couple of things before we move into the line up...

 

  • We've got a brand spankin' new fall scent: Spider Silk. It's a light, ethereal blend. The one I've been aching to get right for years!
  • Old Cider Haus and Ghost Puffs have been upgraded to our core line up this fall due to their popularity last year. So, you'll be able to find those scents in our full range of products, with the exception of our soap.
  • We have a ton of new single notes we'll be adding to the Perfume, Made for You section. We'll be making that a permanent fixture to the website, with a seasonal rotation of single notes!  Thank you for all of the fantastic autumnal suggestions over on the Facebook page :) Notes and descriptions TBA.
  • Whipped soaps! We know you're all very excited to have them back, but we must wait for temperatures to drop nationwide before we go back into production. We're hoping that mid-September will be safe and we'll be doing a huge restock with lots of extra goodies.
  • Candy Bowl perfumes and seasonal lip balms will be returning too!

 

Pumpkin Queen

Gentle hay pillows, pumpkin, ripe peaches dusted with clove and nutmeg, dried summer herbs, and lastly, a glowing crown of amber.  (Soap, pumpkin butter, bubbling scrub, emulsifying scrub, perfume)

Samhain

Freshly turned earth, wet leaves, and a cool spectre ridden wind! (Soap, pumpkin butter, bubbling scrub, emulsifying scrub, perfume)

Old Cider Haus

Old oak, sweet drying hay fields, crushed apple pulp and vanilla bean husks. (Whipped soap, umpkin butter, bubbling scrub, emulsifying scrub, perfume)

Ghost Puffs

Buttery popcorn and marshmallow goo orbs, presented on a wooden stick. (Whipped soap, pumpkin butter, bubbling scrub, emulsifying scrub, perfume)

Spider Silk

Procured from a dream: delicate water mint, wispy grey musk, crystalline webs of amber, oakmoss, torchwood, copaiba resin, and a touch of withered violet leaf. (Whipped soap, pumpkin butter, bubbling scrub, emulsifying scrub, perfume)

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Pumpkin Eater

Cream, glowing pumpkin, rich vanilla bean and the tiniest touch of nutmeg butter. (Whipped soap, pumpkin butter, perfume)

Saft Ernta

A merry drink of harvest and glowing with warmth: Peach juice simmering with sweet spices, pumpkin, silken hazelnut cream and made completely curious with a drop of orange blossom water. (Whipped soap, pumpkin butter, perfume)

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Hex

You've been bewitched! Brackish amber, aged vanilla bean and three dark fruits, veiled in darkness and otherworldly secrecy. (Perfume only)

Red Roan

Fresh strawberry flecked porridge with maple syrup and adulterated with a splash of white cognac. (Perfume only)

Hedonic

Black fig, golden honey, saffron threads and Indian agar musk. (Perfume only)

LIP BALM

Pumpkin Cheesecake
Hazelnut Latte
Caramel Apple
Gingersnap
Spun Sugar
Peach Milk
Butter Pecan
White Rose & Red Current
Banana Bread

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CANDY BOWL 

Caramel Apple
Cake Pops
Licorice Chews
Coconut Bon Bon
Lemon Drops
Candy Corn
Pink Bubble
Bloody Marshmallow

Thank you everyone, we look forward to enjoying Fall release with you all!


A Sunday Reverie... July 15 2012, 1 Comment

This update will go live shortly after Noon (PST) today!

 

After having some fantastic Thai dinner the other night, Matt and I decided it was time to bring it back...

Mango Sticky Rice will be returning in Pumpkin Butter and perfume oil for a limited time (it will likely be brought down about the same time as Summer LE products. Sorry, no Bubbling Scrubs or Whipped soap this round!)

Momoko, our newest Reverie scent will be showing up for the first time in Pumpkin Butter and perfume oil as well. After sipping many cups of easily my most favorite tea, I knew something had to be done! And so she was born... Out of copious amounts of tea sipping and desperately wanting to visit the local Japanese gardens. Peach infused green tea, dried chrysanthemum and sun bleached cedar wood.

 

White Raspberry will, for the first time ever, be available in Pumpkin Butter along with this update.

 

Stock may sell out quickly, but we will be working on restocks as soon as possible.

 

Enjoy your lovely Sunday!


Soaps are being made, ya'll. May 31 2012, 4 Comments

Soap production is back in full swing right now. A full general catalog restock is underway and I'm currently working on a few Reverie items. The ridiculously popular White Raspberry is returning as well as a few new soapies!

(from last year)

I decided to use pure coconut water instead of plain ol' water with our new soap, Sol. It seemed quite appropriate for a solar themed soap. There's calendula, unrefined shea and fragrant powdered vanilla bean in there too!



I think it turned out pretty awesome. It's super smooth and the fragrance is rounding out quite well as it cures. Which is: Gingergrass, neroli, litsea cubeba, saffron threads, frankincense, rosemary, and a touch of cinnamon.

We're hoping to have restocks and Reverie soaps rolling out late June or early July, we'll keep you all posted once we set a firm date!


Summer Reverie, July 01 2011, 8 Comments

Green Wave

Warm subtropical climates, that's what has been on my mind. Here in the Pacific Northwest, the warmth got a late start. I've been pining for my childhood home in the Florida Keys, thinking of Hawaii and day dreaming of living on a mythical Polynesian island.

 

Please limit Pumpkin Butter and Bubbling Scrub to 1 each item per customer. Due to the 4th of July weekend and shipping slow down packaging is being delayed. We decided to go ahead and do a small upfront release so that we don't keep you guys waiting! There will be restocks shortly after the initial release.

 

Haus Amber (Back by popular demand!) - Rich and sultry, our own hand blended accord. (Bubbling scrub, Pumpkin Butter, perfume)

Boca Chica - Rich gardenia blossom, red mandarin, coconut cream and ripe banana. This sounds super fruity, but it is surprisingly not so! (Bubbling scrub, Pumpkin Butter, perfume)

Fe'Ausi - Frangipani, ylang, red manuka and lychee fruits. (Perfume only)

Fukushu - Green tea with kumquats and mandarin. (Perfume only)

 

You'll find the update in our Reverie section, Tuesday July 5th, 11am PST.

 

 


Summer Limited Editions Coming May 15th! May 07 2011, 17 Comments

A few new fragrances and some from last year...

 

 

The Brier Path

Sun drenched trail leading to a day dream of ripe berries and woods' rose, rich forest loam, ozone, dark amber and cream. (Soap, perfume, bubbling scrub, emulsifying scrub, pumpkin butter.)

 

Sanctum

A welcome respite: Muskmelon, coconut water infused with bergamot flower, kaffir lime,  polished ho wood and sticky benzoin. (Whipped soap, perfume, bubbling scrub, emulsifying scrub, pumpkin butter.)

 

Beguiled

Lemon Cake made with the tang of fresh buttermilk, raspberry coulis - an otherwise innocent cake corrupted by cardamom and deceptive pink peppercorns. (Whipped soap, perfume, bubbling scrub, emulsifying scrub, pumpkin butter.)

 

Narcosa

A thick haze of tonka and black vanilla, three jasmines, tuberose and ylang ylang. (Perfume, pumpkin butter. *Due to the nature of the precious oils used in this scent, it will be in leave-on products only)

 

Zazz

When something feels a bit lackluster, dull and boring it is obviously lacking, zazz. To fix this we recommend something definitely zazzy and not overly complicated: Tart cranberry, pink grapefruit, sparkling champagne, all shook up with crushed ginger. (Soap, whipped soap, perfume)



...and A Reverie item that we're releasing along with the summer collection:

 

White Raspberry

Tart raspberry and a clean cream accord. (Soap)

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Lip Balms are back, new and improved! May 04 2011, 2 Comments

Lip balms are back!

The new formula features pomegranate seed oil, extremely luxurious, wonderfully textured oil that soothes dry lips. They're now waiting for you in the shop!

New flavors will be added and rotated on a seasonal basis. This round is just for starters.

Current flavor line-up includes:

Honeyed Peach

Coconut Cream

Cocoa Mandarin

Lime Soda

Sweet Rosa

Lemon Tart

Strawberry Cream

Cocoa Mint

 

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A preview of our summer goodies will be coming soon, stay tuned!


Catalog restored - No Discontinued Scents! April 12 2011, 17 Comments

(Cross-posted from our newsletter)

We come to you with tails between our legs, totally blown away by the response that we recieved to last week's announcement about scent discontinuation. Many of you wrote to us, saying that a particular product was your "holy grail" and life just wouldn't be the same without it. In light of this, we had no choice but to re-think our plan.

We will NOT be discontinuing ANY products - those that are currently sold out wil be returning soon. Our intent is to expand the general catalog from our current line up of 16 scents to 21. The first new scents available will be Insalata Nocturna and Honeysuckle Lemon Curd - these two items will be filtering into the shop during the next few weeks. We plan to announce the remaining new scents in the coming weeks.

There may be some gaps in availability as we phase in this new plan - it will require a reset of our work space (which is only about 500sf - so things will be a tight squeeze) but we will do our absolute best to get this worked out ASAP.

All of you really do mean the world to us! We have made some awesome friends and met a lot of wonderful people during the time that we have been running HoG and we really do feel that we owed it to all of you on this one.

Matt & Britton


General Catalog Changes April 06 2011, 20 Comments

We would like to start off by thanking each and every one of our customers for the support that you have all shown us over the last 2 years. It may sound a bit cliche, but without all of you we would be nowhere!

We are pleased to announce that starting today, we will be making our Pumpkin Butter available in general catalog scents as well as limited edition. In addition, we will also be introducing our newly resized Body Emulsion.

 

From now on we will be making our moisturizers available in the following sizes:

Pumpkin Butter: 2oz and 6oz jars

Body Emulsion: 8oz bottle with optional pump insert

In addition, beginning with this release, we are revising our general catalog scents to include some of our most requested Limited Edition and Reverie scents. To do this, we will be discontinuing a few of our slower selling scents to make room for the new introductions. This was a difficult decision as we hate to disappoint anyone by discontinuing, but our production capacity can only support a certain number of catalog scents.

All HoG scents will remain available as perfumes and a large majority of items will remain available. For those scents that will no longer be offered, we will be offering a "scent your own butter" kit. This will include a small amount of fragrance oil and mixing tools. With this, customers will be able to add their favorite fragrance to our Aether products or even other brands.

 

Starting with this release HoG moisturizers will be available in the following scents:

Depravity

Elevenses

Honeysuckle Lemon Curd

Imp

Lavender Sugar

Litchi Milk Tea

Moon Dog

Peach Mama

Satyr

Troika

Twice Is Nice

Vice

 

Additional new scents including Insalata Nocturna will be released in the next few weeks.

We plan to implement these changes to scrubs and soaps over the coming months as discontinued products sell out and will be identifying such items in product listings.

Our customers mean the world to us and we believe that these changes will allow us to offer a product selection that better reflects your tastes and requests. If you have any questions about these changes, please do not hesitate to contact us at customerservice@hausofgloi.com and we will be happy to answer them.

 

With love and gratitude,

Matt & Britton


Posting will resume & a few notes! April 05 2011, 3 Comments

I know it's been quiet around here. I got back into town late Friday night, after spending a week visiting family before they make a cross country move. Got to see all of my brothers and sisters all grown up and my parents. It was a wonderful time!

Today begins hardcore Body Emulsion and Pumpkin Butter making! I got this bad boy in the mail just yesterday:

We went from small 60 oz batches to 5gal batches! Crazy huh? It'll make life so much easier and help keep more products in stock, more often.

I'm also in full swing summer scent blending. All that has been on my mind is warm florals, cantaloupes and ripe Oregon berries! We will have three new fragrance and two returns of last year limited edition fragrances. One of which will be going full time catalog! More on that, soon ;)

Also, we will be sending out a very important newsletter (it will also be cross-posted here) first thing tomorrow morning, so be on the look out.

All that said, regular posting will resume starting now!


Lotion & Pumpkin Butter Update! March 23 2011, 5 Comments

(cross-posted from newsletter)

Greetings! I hope that the start of Spring finds you well. I know we're excited for the weather to start warming up out here!

A couple of quick announcements...

Body Emulsions and Pumpkin Butters will begin trickling into the store starting April 4th and should be completely in stock by the 9th. We've upgraded to making both moisturizers in 5 gallon batches, that way we'll have much more consistent stock on a regular basis. Many thanks to you all for being so patient while we work out the kinks!

Also, new and improved lip balms will be making a comeback! Our new formula includes Pomegranate seed oil, one of the most amazing oils I have had the pleasure of working with. Its light, rich, non-greasy, absorbs beautifully and has a cushion like texture on the lips. These should begin to appear shortly after the restock on lotions and butters.

My goal is, that by May everything in the store will be stocked! I understand the frustration of trying to order when one of your favorite items are out of stock. Once again, I appreciate your patience with us as we grow!


Almost there. March 12 2011, 11 Comments

Thank you everyone for the comments and content suggestions for the blog. What an awesome start!

I spent all of last week in a flurry of spring production, finished up just last night. And now, armed with a hot pot of mate and delicious plum blossom incense I'm going to get cracking on photo editing!

Spring will be going live 9AM PST tomorrow.