Saturday, December 03, 2005

Special Offer

The holiday shopping season is in full swing! While you're busy searching for that perfect gift for everyone on your list what about getting a little something for yourself - on us?

This weekend only treat yourself to our Cranberry Fig Holiday Dreamin' Shea Sugar Scrub, a $15.95 value. It's yours FREE with your $50 order. Just type the words HOLIDAYSCRUB in the comments area of the shopping cart when completing your order. We only require that all items ship to the same address to take advantage of this special offer.

Hurry! This offer is only good until December 5th.

Don't forget to browse our selection of delicious, decadent bath and body luxuries for all those special people. Here are some of our most popular seasonal items:

Time for Her Gift Set

Body Detail Kit

Tubs for Tots

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Today we are reminded of the people and things for which we are thankful. We feel blessed each day to be surrounded by wonderful family, friends, and customers. As the frenzied activity of the holiday season approaches, take a moment to remember what gifts in your life you are thankful for. Try to make Thanksgiving every day, not just one Thursday in November. We at Flower Peddler are thankful to have the opportunity to serve you and hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Welcome Aboard!

We want to welcome our newest retail partners:

Spa Sublime, Burlington, North Carolina
Trinity Gifts, Shelton, Washington
Fleur tashus, Elkton, Michigan

We're thrilled to have you on our team!

Friday, November 18, 2005

New Soap Set for the holidays

We just love this packaging! It gives a little updated twist on the traditional soap set. Our Soap Sleeve is available in a choice of our most popular collections including fruity, spicy, foral, holiday, and goat's milk.

The Soap Sleeve

Monday, November 14, 2005

They're ready!!

Our elves have delivered once again. Look at these beautiful gift sets now available:

Figgy Pudding Gift Set

Gingersnapped! Gift Set

Visions of Sugar Plums Gift Set

Saturday, November 12, 2005

How cute is this?

Little Jack Frost Box

We just love this new set and know you will too! This special gift set is named for a little one who is dear to us. It features our adorable Jack Frost glycerin soap slice, a special holiday snowflake version of our Bug Bomb, also scented with Jack Frost, a polar bear bath scrubbie, and a sweet little snowman lollipop. The whole set comes packaged in a wonderful snowman box just the right size for small hands. Our Little Jack Frost Box would make a perfect gift for any special little one on your list.

Jingle Jingle Jingle

Hey look what's back - and it's better than ever!

A special holiday offering of our Bodacious Bubble Bar! Break off a chunk, crumble under running water and enjoy tons of soft, fluffy bubbles with the incredible fragrance of Cranberry Fig. Each bar is hand-molded and weighs approximately 2.5 ounces giving you enough for 2 - 3 baths. Comes packaged in a decorative seasonal pillow box making it a perfect stocking stuffer or small gift. Give a little holiday cheer for the bath!

Friday, November 11, 2005

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gifts 2005


So admit it. You’ve been the victim of an elaborately wrapped, completely promising looking, holiday package that turned out to be a fruitcake! Or, you’ve tugged at the lovely bow ends of a pretty box only to uncover a candy dish your sister-in-law has re-gifted from her 1992 wedding. And now you're sitting there, fresh out of ideas. What to get for all those thoughtful people? ‘Save me from the peril!’ you say. But where to start?

How about something of a more personal nature? May we suggest great-smelling, much needed things that will delight the senses even before the package is opened?

A Flower Peddler Gift Set makes a gorgeous presentation that's sure to impress everyone from your hard-to-please mother-in-law to your manly-man brother. We've put together the ultimate holiday gift guide—organized by personalities and predicaments—to help you navigate the, ‘er, “challenges” of holiday gift-giving. With a gift from Flower Peddler, even the naughty folks on your list will surely think they’ve been nice!

And remember, when you get another fruitcake this year (because you know there’ll be at least one!), you can make it up to yourself with something luxurious from our list. Trust us, you deserve it!

Come see the Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide!

The elves are working overtime putting together more beautiful holiday gift sets. Watch for their unveiling very soon!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Guess What?

Our holiday soaps are back. Come take a look!

All your favorites are here including Sugar Plum Fairy, Three Kings, Lavender Pumpkins, Chocolate Mint, Rum Nut Cake, Apple Cinnamon, Cranberry Fig, and more. Hurry! They're only available for a limited time.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Announcing New Services in time for the Holidays!

Gift Wrapping!!!

Flower Peddler makes gift-giving easy!

Make your gift a little bit more special with our gift wrapping services. Your present will arrive boxed and beautifully wrapped along with a gift card with your personalized message.

We offer a variety of wrapping papers to suit your special occasion.

Please note: Our gift baskets come already shrink wrapped and tied with a coordinating bow. Additional giftwrapping is not necessary.

Rush Services!!!

Need your order fast?

Are you eager to receive your order or maybe you waited until the last minute to place that gift order? Hey, that's OK, we've all done it. Just for you we are pleased to be able to offer expedited processing services for retail orders*.

Selecting expedited shipping will get your package there faster once your order is complete, however, because we make our items fresh, we still need time to prepare and process your order in-house. Typically this takes 3 - 5 business days. Expedited order processing will speed your order along during production as well. We offer this service for in stock items for an additional $10. If there is a certain date by which you need your order, please let us know, and we will do our best to work with you.

If for any reason we are unable to meet your expedited processing request, (ie, out of stock items, backorders, holidays, etc) you will be notified promptly. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this service.

* We are sorry, but at this time our Rush Order program is not available for wholesale orders.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Upcoming Holiday Guides

Hey check us out. Flower Peddler be appearing in a variety of Holiday Gift Guides this year (including our own). Here's the first:


Look for us in Shopping Mommies Holiday Gift Guide.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Please Eat the Flowers

We love our customers! And we adore some of the comments and questions we get. We started sending out lovely foil-wrapped chocolate flowers with our orders recently as a thank you gift. Not long after we received a couple of inquiries about the flowers. Were they really edible or had we developed something new for the tub? Yes, they're really chocolate! :) We thought it was an appropriate way to show our appreciation for such sweet customers. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Oh me Oh my

We have been so busy here creating holiday treats for our wonderful customers, that we have not been updating our blog. Not to fear! You will forgive us when you see what we have in store for you for the holidays.

First bit of news: Our holiday soaps are back and ready for order! We are again offering our famous Three Kings Soap, our Sugar Plum Fairy, the popular Lavender Pumpkins, Apple Cinnamon, Chocolate Mint, and yummy Cranberry Fig. Oh, and we must not forget the Rum Nut Cake - delicious!

New scrubs have joined our lineup including our limited edition Holiday Dreamin' Shea Sugar Scrubs available in luscious Cranberry Fig, juicy Sugar Plum Fairy, and spicy Gingersnapped. We also have a completely decadent Chocolate Silk Sugar Scrub we will be rolling out later this month.

The weather is finally cool enough for us to offer our Petal Passion Melts - Imagine a bath so relaxing, so luxurious, so decadently rich that our Petal Melt is not the only thing melting. Your worries and cares will melt away along with any hint of dry flaky skin. Ohhh, we're melting just telling you about them!

We have a wonderful new gift set for the guys - Face Tuneup which includes some of our besting selling men's facial products along with our new Prepped Luxury Shaving Oil.

Almost forgot, we have two additional soaps that have been added to our line - Woodland Pear Exfoliating Soap and Lemongrass & Poppyseed.

And our last bit of news... Our 2005 Holiday Gift Guide is now available. It's our somewhat tongue-in-cheek approach to stress-free shopping this year.

Watch for SIX limited edition holiday gift sets to be added this week! You're gonna love them!

Monday, October 03, 2005

OK Guys!

You've been asking for it, so here it is. Our Prepped Luxury Shaving Oil is finally available.

This is a 100% natural concentrated oil that includes grapeseed, olive, meadowfoam, and cranberry. It is the first step to the ultimate close shave. A dual-purpose oil, it is perfect for conditioning and moisturizing your face to prepare and soften your beard for comfortable shaving. It also provides superior glide while reducing nicks and razor burns so it may be used in place of your regular gel or foam. Skin will feel smooth, soft, and conditioned. Ideal for those with sensitive skin, tough beards, or those prone to ingrown hairs. And ladies, you will love it too!

And now for your viewing pleasure, here are some of our latest reviews:


Five Star Reviews, October 2005

Read a great writeup about Flower Peddler at Five Star Reviews. Click here for the full article.

Euro Chic World, October 2005
Read what Euro Chic World had to say about our Bodadious Bubble Bars.

Some special Notes:
~Our fall soaps are almost ready. We've brought back your favorites and will be introducing some new ones as well.
~You may notice some packaging changes for a couple of our men's products. We just were not satisfied with the performance of the containers for our men's facial scrub and mask so we changed to more user-friendly packaging. And bonus, the facial mask is now a larger size at the same price!

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

A little elbow grease!

Times Dispatch

Richmond Times-Dispatch, September 19, 2005

We made the Metro Business Section! Click to read the full article about our Essentials for Him line.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005


Attention Richmond, VA area customers! Here is a chance for you to get a jump on your holiday shopping and help raise money for hurricane victims at the same time.

Holiday Charity Bazaar to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina
Sponsored by: Pebble Creek Property Owners Association

When: Saturday, October 8th, 2005

Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where: Pebble Creek Clubhouse
6069 Green Haven Drive
Mechanicsville, VA

Vendor products will include: jewelry, crafts, skin care, handcrafted purses, candles, housewares, children' books, glassware, handpainted items, pottery, wreaths, baked goods, and much more!

A donation of $5.00 per person for One-Stop Holiday Shopping will be collected with proceeds going to the Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund.

The American Red Cross name is used with permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement, express or implied, of any product, service, company or individual. For more information about Red Cross, please call 800-HELP NOW or visit

A Silent Auction will be held for donated products and services with proceeds also going to the Red Cross. Donated items include a Golf Day for 4, Lawn Care, New Golf Clubs, and many more items.

If you need more information or directions to this event, feel free to contact us. Please support this worthy cause! And don't forget to stop by our booth to say hello.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

What's been going on with us?

A special note to our customers: Our hearts go out to the victims of the devastation caused by Hurricance Katrina. You may notice that many of our handmade soaps are currently out of stock. We have donated a significant portion of our soap inventory as well as other products to be auctioned off to help raise funds for the relief efforts along the Gulf Coast. We encourage you to also do what you can to help. Find a reputable charity and give what you are able.


Ahh, the bounty of fall... crisp mornings, pumpkin pie, cozy fireplaces, snuggly sweaters, and yummy lotions?! Well, at least in our version of autumn that's how it goes. For a limited time we have some delicious fragrances available in some of our best-selling products. Hurry and grab them while you can! When fall is gone, so are they.

What else have we been up to?

Eurochic World FeaturedEuro Chic World, September 2005
We were a featured boutique at Euro Chic World. Everything a girly chic needs to know. Yay!

Eurochic World

Spa Fresh Magazine

SpaFresh Magazine, September 2005
We received a nice plug for our handmade soap in "Go-back-to-nature" Philosophy written by editor, Rosie Hernandez.

Pretty City

Anu Medical Spa Goodie Bags, September 2005
Guests and local media enjoyed a bevy of goodies for him and her in a "He Said, She Said" event hosted by the Anu Medical Spa in Tampa, Florida. Gift bags included Flower Peddler's Essentials for Him Grimefighter.

For those of you just dying to know, here are the first of our new soaps scheduled for fall:
Sugar Plum Fairy
Three Kings
Cranberry Fig
Woodland Pear
Ginger Lime
Lemongrass Poppyseed
Mystic Woods
Rose Rhassoul
Lavender Pumpkins (Yes, Patricia. We brought it back!)

Here are some more we are working on. Feel free to use your imagination with this bunch. ;)
Drama Queen
Prince of Darkness
Wild, Wicked Woman
Atticus in Argyle
Wild Monkey Love
Kiss My Karma

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

August is almost gone!

What happened to summer?! Labor Day is almost here. The kids are going back to school. Did we have summer?

Do you feel this way? Some of you must skip from spring to fall judging from the number of emails we've gotten this week asking what new products are coming out for fall. :) We're not ready to let go of summer yet!!!

Well, we are working on our fall and holiday (can you believe it?) soaps. AND we are working on our holiday product lineup. We are adding a gift suggestion center to the website in time for the holiday shopping season. Additionally there will be some adorable gift basket offerings.

Have patience though! It's hard to think holidays when it's 95 degrees out.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005


a new scrub for your tub! Well, for your body that is. We love formulating new scrubs, and this one was so much fun that it was almost intoxicating. Ouch, bad pun. But once you try it, you will see what we mean (and you will get the pun) :)

Introducing..... Beaujolais Body Buffer

A luxury body scrub formulated with turbinado and demerara sugars, gorgeous grapeseed oil - a vegetable oil rich in vitamins, minerals and linoleic acid (think Omega 6), Manuka Honey, crushed grapeseeds, and red wine. We could go on and on extolling the virtues of these wonderful ingredients, but we will spare you.

Watch for it on the website soon!

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Summer Veggies

The local farmer's markets have inspired us! The sight of all those beautiful vegetables and luscious fruits represent the best of summer (at least in our minds). So in light of this, we have three new soap offerings....

Tuscan Tomato
Olive Blossom

We are still working on some fantastic product names worthy of such delicious bounty. But they are all on the curing racks and will be ready soon. We will post pictures for you shortly!

Friday, July 15, 2005

Fun Stuff!

We received a whole load of fun new bath accessories this week. These things are cute, cute, cute!! We can't wait to get them on the website. :)

We are soaping like crazy too! Trying to get a jump on things as we are thinking about our fall line (already). We are also restocking many of the old favorites that we are running low on or completely out of thanks to our spring advertising campaign. We appreciate our customers' being so patient with us as we do this.

There are still some new items in development that we will be able to reveal soon. Not much longer we promise. ;)

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Essentially Faces

We are so pleased to be able to announce the launch of our newest facial care line, Essentially Faces.

Created with a wonderfully long list of antioxidant ingredients and botanical extracts such as green and white tea, primrose evening oil, raspberry seed extract, and olive squalane to combat the ravages of environment and time. For more information you can read all about them here.

Friday, July 08, 2005

OK Guys!

This is for you. We have just completed FIVE new products for you. We also have two more we are working on due for release later this summer. Put down your girlfriend's cleanser; drop your wife's scrub; no more being embarrassed that you exfoliate and moisturize. We have manly products for manly men. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Hot Hot Hot!!

We got a phone call from a customer today - we love these kind of phone calls! ;) She lives in the southwest and has been a regular customer for quite a while. One of her favorite products is our Bath Mist. So... she called to share that she had been camping over the holiday weekend and took the mist along. She ran out of room in her bag as she hurried to pack before leaving and tossed the bottle of bath mist into the grocery bag holding a couple bags of ice for the cooler. When they arrived at the campsite, she unpacked, pulled out the mist and gave a little spritz. She was delighted by how refreshing the cool bath mist felt and said she just had to call to tell us how much she and her fellow campers enjoyed it. She's also bummed 'cause now she's out.

Not to worry - more FP Bath Mist on the way! Enjoy!

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Watcha drinking?

I've been hearing this all day. It's Peppermint tea from Scent by Spirit


This isn't scary!

Hey look! Craft Revolution choose our Boo-Be-Gone Monster Spray as a product pick today.

If you've never visited Craft Revolution, you really should! They feature a wonderful collection of creative, independent designers and businesses who represent the best of handmade.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Shoo-Bee-Doo, new stuff for you!

The kids are home on summer vacation, and we have watched "The Jungle Book" for the 15th time. So you'll have to forgive us if we break into song! :)

New stuff for you is right! Oh, the facial products we have been working on - glorious! Feedback from testers has been terrific so we are just about ready to reveal our upscale facial line. Not sure if we really like that word, but we do want you to know, we used some of the highest quality ingredients we could get our hands on to develop this line. Our customers are definitely worth it.

We have been teasing about the changes to the men's line for a couple weeks. The overhaul will be complete by July 10th. We hope you will take a break from your summer plans to check it out.

And new soaps... We have been almost overwhelmed by the demand for our handmade soaps this summer. We are tickled by this and certainly don't want to disappoint anyone with out of stock items, so we are ramping up our production to keep ahead of the demand. This includes some great new combos we have been having fun with. Again, you will have to wait until July to see them all, but it will be worth the wait.

Happy Soap

Sunday, June 26, 2005

New Gift Sets!

We promised you new gift sets, and here they are. One for the ladies and one for the guys!


Time for Her

Saturday, June 25, 2005

You Can Help!

Welcome Aboard!

We want to welcome our newest retail partners:

Delight Me!!, Kodiak, Alaska
Dandelions, Murrysville, Pennsylvania
Pure Bliss Day Spa, Washington D.C.

We're thrilled to have you on our team!

Recent Review

Lifestyle Daily

Lifestyle Daily, June 2005
We were thrilled to have a few of our products reviewed by the kind folks at Lifestyle Daily. Our Rosemary Mint Soap was a hit! You can read the entire article by clicking on the picture. Thanks!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Take a peek

Here's a little glimpse of our new Petal Melts which will be available later this month. Yummy treats for the skin!

And for all you facial care fanatics, we have some wonderous things in store for you! Our testers have been going crazy over these items. But we're not gonna tell you what they are just yet! ;)

Our men's line is also getting an overhaul and a facelift (hee hee). We are thrilled that the guys seem to enjoy our products too. Yay!

Four new stores have joined our wholesale team this week. Welcome! FP products are now officially available at stores coast to coast and corner to corner in the US. And we are working on our "where to buy" directory, I promise.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Aahh, June

Where did spring go? May blitzed by in a flash, and here comes summer. Wow!

It seems we had a visit from the muse this week and have been inspired to create some new specialty products. So it's off to the lab for a while. Don't want to reveal our ideas just yet. But there is going to be something for everyone. ;)

We finalized our new label designs in May, and they look wonderful! We shipped the first of our products in their new packaging this week and so far the feedback has been terrific.

We are eagerly anticipating Father's Day here. Mother's Day was an incredible rush of orders for us. We sure hope we helped make a lot of Moms happy.

Monday, May 30, 2005

Our poor neglected blog!

The last two weeks have been a blur of major change and process improvement (we hope). We just finished our remodel of our work studio, upgraded some equipment, software, telephones... whew! So our poor blog has suffered from neglect. As I am sitting here typing this, I am enjoying a cup of my favorite Scent by Spirit Tea - Jamaican Me Crazy. YUM!! I just love Rachel's teas. :) They are a treat for us to look forward to when we take a break from making or packing orders. I love to sip a cup for inspiration when working on R&D also. TEA TIME!! :)

We would like to take a moment to reflect upon Memorial Day. As veterans ourselves we understand and appreciate first hand the sacrifices made by our military and their families. Thank you for being there!

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Mama Mia!

Hey! Look at this! Our Mama Mia! Gift Set was mentioned in the May 2nd edition of the Handmade Beauty Network's Newsletter. You can see the whole thing here. Yay!!

Monday, May 02, 2005

How cool is this?

Look here! We got asked to participate in Allure Beauty Live! (formerly known as Play Safe in the Sun). This annual event takes place in Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield with proceeds benefiting The Skin Cancer Foundation. The highlight of the 2005 event will be a performance by Kelly Clarkson. We were proud to donate some prizes including our Foot Spa and Hemp Hemp Hooray Gift Set.

Friday, April 29, 2005

New Soaps!

Ack! Been slack and haven't posted in a while. But lookie here what we just added:


Saturday, April 02, 2005

Making soap!

Ahh! We are actually making soap today! Since our ads appeared in Natural Beauty & Health and The Herb Companion our stock has been dwindling quickly.

Our new soaps are almost ready. They include Lavender & Anise - smells like black jelly beans and the swirl turned out beautiful, Gypsy Spell - Orange, clove, patchouli, ginger, so warm and sultry, and Northern Lights - ylang ylang, rose, and jasmine, just heavenly!

Our Bohemain Soap is selling like crazy! Time to make another batch. :)

Still trying to perfect our carrot soap recipe. Maybe we'll make a tomato soap to go with it!

Friday, April 01, 2005

A Good Day!

After a not so fun week, April Fool's Day has turned out to be much better. Today the Designers on the Rise edition of StyleBakery was published. We are excited to be included in this and are keeping are fingers crossed for good results. We also got accepted to two Indie Design Directories. And definitely do not want to forget TrunkT Designers. We are considering participating in their Hamptons Catalog though we haven't decided yet.

I'm very eager to begin work on some new products for our line, there just never seems to be enough time. As the advertising campaign we began in Feb begins to bring in business, we are busier and busier. But this is a good thing.

Some nice additions to our press page :)

Designers on the Rise


I actually plan to take a nice long bath tonight. The Well Soytinly! Shave Creme I have left from the last batch just may get used up.

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Ok. Here goes....

After months of being told I should do this, I decided to get off my duff and get started. I hope I am not creating yet another thing for my todo list that is going to get away from me. :)

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