Monday, October 05, 2009

Ladies Night!

Join us for Ladies Night! Flower Peddler Bath & Beauty is hosting a special Ladies Night event and Fall Open House complete with free gifts, complimentary spa mini-treatments, delicious appetizers, an informal open house and an opportunity to shop for products and services offered by other local businesses.

Some of the businesses that will be showcased include beautiful handmade jewelry, fine art photography, exquisite handcarved wooden bowls, gorgeous handmade purses, and accessories, and we are adding more wonderful participants each day! Also, come meet Catherine Sir, a Master licensed Esthetician and Educator from Believable Skincare who can answer your questions about achieving healthy skin. Don’t miss this fun opportunity to connect with other women interested in beauty and wellness.

Ladies Night

Friday, October 23, 2009

5:00-9:00 PM

Flower Peddler Bath & Beauty is located at 11138 Air Park Road, Suite H, Ashland, VA (in the Hanover Air Park). Please call us at 804-496-6381 for more information or directions.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Girls Night Out to Benefit Autism Speaks

I generally do not make personal posts on this blog, however, I want to share with you an event I will be participating in on Thursday, September 17th. It is Richmond's first Girls Night Out! event to benefit Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks is an organization dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder.

So, what's the personal part of this post? I have a child with autism. We deal with this order every day, 24/7. I am proud to participate in this event and hope that if you are in the Richmond, VA area you will come out to support this fundraiser. If you're not local please consider getting informed and getting involved in events in your area to benefit Autism Speaks. You can visit their website at:

Here are the details on Girls Night Out! to benefit Autism Speaks

Girls Night Out! will be filled with shopping, food, and more all for a great cause held at The Colony Club in downtown Richmond. There will be shopping from over 40 vendors, salsa lessons, food, wine, mini spa services, door prizes and more! Tickets are only $15.00. For more information on the event or to purchase tickets or VIP packages, please check the website at

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Shine A Light

We are thrilled to have been nominated for a chance to compete in the Shine A Light Contest and are humbly asking for your help.

What is "Shine A Light"?

From their website:

"Everyday small business are leading our country and their local communities to a new and better way of working and thinking. Through good times and bad, their resilience and entrepreneurial spirit can serve as an inspiration to us all.

That's why American Express, in partnership with NBC Universal, is inviting you to "shine a light" on a small business that you find inspiring. Has this business adopted an innovative approach to surviving tough times? Does it believe in a customer-first mentality? Does it give back to the community? We want to hear the story - in your words."

Nominated businesses have a chance to compete for $100,000 in grant and marketing support for their business. Such financial assistance would give us the opportunity to create more jobs and continue to support our local economy and community.

You can read more about the Shine A Light program by going to their website:

What can you do? Please take a moment to visit our nomination profile and if you feel we are worthy, endorse our story. We need 50 "spotlights" by September 13th to advance for consideration. You can click the following link to view our profile: Shine A Light. Thank you so much for your help!

Our Shine A Light Profile.

Monday, September 07, 2009

Fall is Almost Here!

Are you looking forward to the cooler temperatures of autumn with its crisp cool mornings and brilliant colors? We certainly are! Fall is one of our favorite times of year, and we absolutely adore creating products that capture this glorious season. We have a bevy of beauties waiting for you but before we get to those, it's time to say goodbye to this year's juicy summer line. While supplies last enjoy 15% off all our summer-themed products from Yuzu Kwazy, Cucumber Lettuce, to Fresh Mango. They're all ripe for the picking!

New Products for Fall 2009

It smells like Autumn here! The scents of pumpkin, caramel apples, cinnamon, and clove are wafting through the air making us feel all warm and cozy. Capture some of those feelings for yourself with our amazing fall collection of gourmet soaps, body scrubs, and lotions. Click here to see them all.

Our fall calendar is rapidly filling with festivals and events. If you are local to the Richmond area, we hope to have the chance to visit with you in person. Check out our Events Calendar to see where we'll be.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Tips for Beautiful Summer Skin

Headed to the beach this summer to work on that tan? Did you know that exfoliating first to get rid of dry, flaky skin can help you get a better longer-lasting tan? Even if you prefer a spray tan or no tan at all, Exfoliating Body Scrubs effectively cleanse the skin while gently sloughing away dry, dead or aged skin cells to expose a smoother texture and a healthier looking appearance which in turn can also help your moisturizer or sunscreen work more effectively.

You'll find all our popular Body Scrubs and Polishes on sale this month for 15% off.

Friday, July 10, 2009

It's Hanover Tomato Time!

It's that time of year again - Hanover Tomato time! We'll be out bright and early on Saturday with our Ta-Mater soap and other great-smelling delectables. Come out and say hello!

Hanover Tomato Festival
July 11, 2009
9 AM - 4PM
Pole Green Park
Mechanicsville, VA

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

July News

Welcome to July!
News of a general note: our office will be closed Friday, July 3rd. We'll reopen as usual on July 6th. The website will remain open for our big 4th of July Weekend sale.

This holiday weekend shop first, barbeque later. Come celebrate your right to smell good and save some green while doing it. Place an order with us between July 1st and July 5th and save 25% on your entire purchase.* Simply use coupon code JULY09 at checkout to redeem your savings.

+ Enjoy Freedom from Shipping Costs

Today only! (July 1st) Orders of $25 or more** will also qualify for free ground shipping. No coupon code necessary. We will refund your shipping costs before processing your order. Orders must be placed before midnight EST July 1st to qualify. Shop now to enjoy both these special offers!

Feel free to Share these offers with a friend so they can celebrate their right to smell good too!

*Offer good on retail orders only. Sorry, no wholesale. Sale ends midnight EST July 5, 2009. Offer not good on past or pending orders.
**Retail merchandise orders of $25 or more after applied discounts and shipping to addresses within the continental United States.

Other news of note:
Come see us at the Hanover Tomator Festival!
July 11, 2009
Pole Green Park
Mechanicsville, VA

We'll have our nearly famous Ta-Mater Soap and loads of other great-smelling things. Come join us for a Hanover tradition!

Friday, June 19, 2009

In Honor of Father's Day: Skincare for Men

Do men really need to worry about skincare?

Absolutely! For many men, skincare is probably an afterthought. However, with the growing availability and acceptance of facial care products designed for men, there really is no excuse for a guy to limit his skincare regimen to just shaving. Daily facial care is just as important for you men as it is for women. After all, doesn't everyone want to maintain a youthful, healthy glow and protect our skin from premature aging? Many of you guys put a lot of effort into your diet and fitness routines, but forget that the first thing someone notices about you is your face, not your abs.

Skincare does not have to be a complicated, drawn-out process. And we're going to make it easy for you. Good facial care for men consists of the same elements as it does for women: cleansing, moisturizing, and protecting. Guys, you actually have an advantage over women when it comes to maintaining youthful skin longer. A man's skin is about 20% thicker than a woman's. It is typically firmer because it is richer in collagen and elastin. This makes you less prone to wrinkling, and more resistant than a woman's skin to sun and other enviromental factors. With these advantages, however, comes skin more active with sebaceous glands, in other words, more oily with larger pores. And also, because of shaving, your skin tends towards dehydration more quickly.

So where do you start? You start with the basics - cleansing. Daily washing keeps the pores unclogged which can prevent a variety of common skin problems including blemishes and ingrown hairs. Our Cleansed Daily Aloe Facial Cleanser will get you started.You can also use one of our complexion bars including Citrusy Chamomile or Creamy Calendula .

What's next? Apply a moisturizer. Because the action of daily shaving can be harsh and drying to your skin, replenishing your skin's moisture balance is very important. Be careful in the shaving product selections you make avoiding those with alcohol and menthol which can be irritating. Of course, we highly recommend Flower Peddler Shaving Soaps! We suggest you follow up with Lubed, our daily facial moisturizer without an oily feel. Our Aftershave Balm also makes an excellent skin conditioner.

Exfoliation is also a great way to remove any debris that may be blocking your pores and dulling your complexion. We suggest you do this once or twice per week using our Buffed . You may find you actually get a closer shave following a scrub. Exfoliation can also significantly brighten the appearance of your skin and allow other skincare products to work more effectively.

Deep cleansing once a week with our Glacial Facial Clay Mask will tone, revitalize, and remove impurities and excess oils from the skin while improving its texture and appearance.

Perhaps the easiest way to maintain healthy skin, however, begins with diet. Proper nutrition with adequate amounts of vitamins, minerals, and proteins, and especially water help sustain our body's first line of defense against the elements. Taking multi-vitamins rich in anti-oxidants, reducing caffeine and alcohol intake, and limiting exposure to the sun are all ways you can help support healthy skin. Drink plenty of water (6 - 8 glasses per day) to help preserve skin's elasticity and prevent dehydration. Avoid smoking. And use sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher! Sun damage and poor nutrition are the surest ways to speed up the aging process.

Skincare for men really does not differ from that required for women. Cleansing and moisturizing are key. Remember guys, proper skincare does not have to involve large amounts of time or your girlfriend's bath products; only a few minutes a day with products designed for you, will have your skin looking its best.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Bring on Summer!

Warm weather has arrived and it's time for us to roll out our special summer fragrances. For a limited time we are offering three mouth-watering blends in seasonal editions of our newly reformulated sulfate and paraben-free Aloe Body Wash, our paraben-free Petals Hand & Body Lotion, plus our super-fun Fizzing Bath Bloomers.



Don't forget that special man in your life! Father's Day is June 21st. And what better way to show him you care than a gift that will help him care for his skin. Our Essentials for Him line offers products from simple shaving soaps to elaborate gift sets all designed and packaged just for him. From now until June 12th save 20% on all items in our Essentials for Him collection*. Simply use coupon code: STUDBUBBLES when checking out.

*retail orders only please.


We're running a Soap BOGO! That's right, buy one - get one free! For 48 hours buy one soap and get a second bar for free. We are limiting this offer to 2 (two) freebies per customer but what a way to double your order! To take advantage of this deal simply add the soap choice(s) you wish to purchase to your shopping cart and before you check out leave a note in the comments section that includes the word "BOGO" and the name of your free soap of choice. So for example, if you buy one soap leave a comment that says: BOGO Lemongrass Poppyseed. Free soaps will be subject to product availability, and we reserve the right to make substitutions if necessary. The Soap BOGO ends midnight EST June 7th 2009, so don't wait!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

June News

Our Monthly Specials are back! We just loaded the page with some of our favorite goodies plus a couple items perfect for Dad this Father's Day. See them all here: Monthly Specials

Like a chance to win a terrific gift set?

Place an order of $25 or more this month and be automatically entered to win our Foot Spa Gift Set just in time to get those feet in shape for summer!

New Summer Fragrances available June 5th

  • Fresh Mango - Fresh and green with bright citrus top notes supported by a middle of ripe peaches and a sweet, lingering base of clean musk.

  • Yuzu Kwazy - Refreshing and uplifting with an amazing floral citrus blend of tart grapefruit, overtones of mandarin tempered with subtle green bottom notes and bright blossoms.

  • Cucumber Lettuce - Ultra cool, sweet and refreshing - the perfect fragrance for summer! This is not just ordinary cucumber; it's a delicious combination of crisp garden lettuce blended with just the right amount of cucumber and a touch of melon for the ultimate fresh fragrance.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Happy Memorial Day!

Help us support a great organization!
It's our biggest sale of the year and a chance for you to help us support an organization that supports our troops. The owner of Flower Peddler is a military veteran so Memorial Day has special significance here. Shop with us this weekend and save 25% off your entire order.* And this is our favorite part; for each order placed, we will donate $2.00 to the USO. If you're not familiar with the USO (United Service Organizations), it's a private, nonprofit organization that has been supporting troops and their families for 68 years across the US and around the world. You can read more about the USO by visiting their website:

Here's a great chance for you to stock up on some of your favorite items, try some new ones, and help us do some good at the same time!

*Our special Memorial Day Sale runs through midnight EST 5/25/09. Please use coupon code MEM09 to redeem your discount on retail orders only. Sorry, does not apply to wholesale, past, or pending orders.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

We're closed today

Mother Nature has seen fit to give us an unexpected day off. Our office & showroom will be closed today. There will be no phone support, however you can reach us by email. See you tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Happy 2009!

Woo hoo! It's a brand new year! We're back in full-force here and ready to make 2009 a great smelling year. We're busily getting our Spring line prepared for its debut and thinking about summer already. In the meantime, we have oodles of goodies on clearance. Some are seasonal items and some are retiring permanently. All are listed at great wallet-friendly prices. Get them while you can!

Clearance Page

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