Monday, January 31, 2011

Just 12 more hours left of my moving SALE!

My Etsy moving sale is still on and ends tonight at 11pm EST. Later this week I will be closing all of my online shops through March 10th for moving. So be sure to stock up before I'm closed.

Here's where you go to get to my Etsy shop sale:
I really appreciate all of the support from those who have purchased during this sale. You all have been so helpful in making my move easier by making my moving load lighter! I can not thank you all enough as it's tough enough trying to move with 3 ft. of snow on the ground, so the less I have to move the better :-) Many thanks, I'll be back in action in March. See you all then.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Lavender Rosemary Vegan Handmade Soap by DeShawnMarie

~Lavender Rosemary Handmade Soap~
A very romantic and sensual aroma with calming properties. This soap is perfect for a relaxing bath on your own...or a romantic bath with that special someone.
You can find this soap at both my website and Etsy shop
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Thursday, January 27, 2011

My moving SALE has begun! Everything is $1 OFF until the end of the month.

Stop by my Etsy shop and take advantage of my moving sale. All items are $1 off from now until 11pm EST Jan. 31st. Stock up as my online shops will all be closed from February 5th thru March 10th.
Some items will sell out so if you have some favorites be sure to get there before everyone else ;-)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

...More snow?

Well it just keeps coming down here in the Northeast. It seems just as we remove the snow from one blizzard another one comes in and covers us again. Time for another cup of coffee and yes this is perfect soap making weather so you know what I'll be doing today. Hope you all are staying warm and cozy.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

#IMteam treasury on @Etsy

I just love some of the team treasuries I've been included in lately.  Here is another wonderful one.

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  • Honfleur, France

    Honfleur Harbour in Honfleur, France

    This quaint little town north of Paris is a great little place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the Paris city lights.  Just a short drive away, filled with wonderful shops, restaurants and history.  An absolute must if you are in the area.  You won't regret it, I promise.

    I visited in 2007 and discovered several new oils to try in my soap making along with a few French herbs.  This town has a lot of little shops just filled with herbs, meats, oils.  There was even a really nice soap shop there.  I only had time to be there for a day, but I would recommend spending a weekend there if you have the time there is definitely enough to explore for a few days.

    Until next time, Au revoir!

    Saturday, January 22, 2011

    DeShawn Marie French Lavender Handmade Soap

    ~Sweet French Lavender Handmade Soap~Ahhhh who can resist the relaxing aroma of French Lavender?? This soap is overflowing with Lavender oil, in addition real dried french lavender is blended throughout the soap.

    DeShawn Marie French Lavender Soap is made in small
    batches with pure lavender essential oil and dried lavender
    flowers from France.

    Fresh batch being made today!! Love, love, love lavender! Absolutely one of my favorites to make.

    Available at
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    Friday, January 21, 2011

    Famous Positano Beach

    Positano, IT .. a place I had always dreamed of going.  Seeing it's picturesque villa covered hills on 100's of travel magazines all of my life.  I had wanted to go there since I was 12 yrs. old.  I finally made it!!  Positano was better than any dream I could have had.  It exceeded my expectations in so many ways, but the people were what truly made the experience so wonderful.

    I worked in the travel industry for years and although I loved it I always felt something was missing in my life.  I had creative energy stirring within me that needed to be developed in to something.  In 1996 I accidently found my calling when stumbling upon a candle and soap making kit in a new age shop in Seattle, WA while looking for Christmas gifts for my family.  Well needless to say they were the very first recipients of my handmade candles and soap that year.

    It was strange how as time went on I was able to combine all the things I love in to a career, it was some sort of natural progression by following my heart.  I couldn't quite give up travel so I found a way to make it part of all I do.  Every year now I take a trip to collect ingredients for all of my handmade bath and body goodies.  My trip to Positano in 2005 was one of those trips.  I found a wonderful place for lemon oil in which I still purchase from today.  Not sure where I am going to go this year, that is still in the works.

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    Wednesday, January 19, 2011

    DeShawn Marie Vanilla Coconut Handmade Soap


    It really doesn't get better than this, the essence of tropical
    coconut and madagascar vanilla come together to make
    this creamy delicious sensation for your skin. So exotic
    you'll think you're in the tropics.

    DeShawn Marie Vanilla Coconut Vegan Handmade Soap.
    Made in small batches with real coconut, vanilla and oats..
    Scented with coconut fragrance oil.

    Available at:
    My Website:
    My Etsy Shop:

    Things that are rectangular treasury by LoopyBoopy! #AGteam

    I love the minimalist and simple style, but yet classy look of this treasury! Very well put together by one of my AGteam members.
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  • Tuesday, January 18, 2011

    Sugar Lime Vegan Handmade Soap by DeShawn Marie

    My Sugar Lime soap has now taken the lead as my best selling soap. Everyone loves the Sugar Lime, including me. When first creating this soap I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out. I tried many different versions until I ended up with this masterpiece. Now I can't imagine it being any different than it is. It's a true lime perfection.
    You can find my lime soap at
    My Website:
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    In the making team treasury! #IMteam

    A lovely IM team treasury I am in today!

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  • Chapel Bridge in Lucerne Switzerland

    One of the many things I love to do is travel.  I travel every year to collect ingredients for my handmade soap creations.  I'm able to enjoy all the things I love by combining my love of nature, food, culture, photography and travel when I take these trips.  Above is a photo of the famous Chapel Bridge in Lucerne Switzerland.  Built in the 14th century.  Lucerne was one of my favorite places I visited in Europe and Switzerland.  A very vibrant and beautiful community.  I truly felt at peace there.

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    Monday, January 17, 2011

    DeShawn Marie Handmade website is up!

    I've been working on a new website and it is finally up. It is best viewed in Firefox or Opera browsers until I work out the kinks in Internet Explorer. It seems that Chrome is completely useless to view the site. I'm anti-Chrome anyways but for those of you who use Chrome I'd suggest viewing the site in another browser.
    I'm really excited about this new site though, It is much more user friendly and clean. I also have a lot more on there and lots of space to grow. I've been wanting to do that for a very long time now, but it's always a question of when will I have the time? I'm happy to finally have everything matching haha, some of you probably thought I was color blind since my website didn't match anything I was doing LOL. Anyway I hope you all will drop on by for a visit.

    DeShawn Marie Perfect Rose Vegan Handmade Soap

    Working on a fresh batch of the Perfect Rose today. This is an all time best seller and one of the very first soaps I created.

    Sunday, January 16, 2011

    In the making treasury

    Some items created by the many talented artists I am working with

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  • Friday, January 14, 2011

    Lavender Cloud Handmade Soap made with Coconut by DeShawnMarie

    Ready to ship!  A fresh batch of the lavender cloud just finished cutting today.

    Lavender Cloud Handmade Soap made with Coconut by DeShawnMarie:

    The absolute best soap for lavender lovers!! Filled with french lavender essential oil and real dried lavender.

    All of my soaps are made from nourishing coconut milk, herbs, fruit and vegetable based ingredients.

    There are absolutely no animal products or testing.



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  • Wednesday, January 12, 2011

    Lemon Slice Handmade Soap made with Coconut Milk by DeShawnMarie

    Just cut a fresh batch this morning :-)
    Lemon Slice Handmade Soap made with Coconut Milk by DeShawnMarie:


    Want to feel alive?? Start your day with this rejuvenating soap filled with lemon essential oil, lemongrass essential oil, lemon peel and chamomile flower for exfoliation.

    All of my soaps are made from nourishing Coconut Milk, Herbs, Fruit & Vegetable based ingredients.

    There are absolutely no animal products or testing.
    100% VEGAN and 100% ANIMAL LOVING SOAPS!

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  • Sunday, January 09, 2011

    Big Changes in 2011!

    Wow, it's been a while since I've caught up on my blog and many other things.  Time is flying!  First off I want to thank each and every one of you for the wonderful support you have given me in the past year.  2010 was a big year for me and as a result has produced a lot of big changes with DeShawn Marie Handmade Soap.  I couldn't have done all that I did in 2010 without the help and support of my friends, family and customers.  I really jumped some big hurdles and am really excited about 2011.

    This year I will relocate the business to sunny FL in a larger location that will accommodate the growth of the business.  That will be occurring next month so you'll see some of my online shops closed for about 3 to 4 weeks while I'm in the process of the big move.  I wanted to give everyone a bit of a heads up for that in case you had any plans of purchasing for a special event or something in which time would be crucial.  Some of my shops will begin to close on Jan. 20th so I can begin packing. The first shop to close will be my soap loaf shop.  Soap loaves will not be available from Jan. 20th through the end of March. At the end of March the soap loaf shop will re-open and you will begin to see a larger selection and a lot of improvements.  My Etsy shop and website will be closed from approx. Feb. 10th through March 10th.  I am hoping to re-open around March 10th with a large inventory of fresh new soaps.

    Now the move is not the only big plan for this year.  Like I said a lot is happening in 2011.  Here are a few of the new things you can look forward to in 2011 at DeShawn Marie Handmade Soap:

    • Newly designed website (April)
    • More organic soaps (April/May)
    • Online classes & workshops (beginning in March)
    • More giveaways
    • New Etsy shop offering candles (mid Summer)
    • Videos posted to youtube channel (starting in March) 

    I hope you will all follow along on this big adventure this year, I'll try to keep up with the blog through the moving should be quite a big job and adventure :-) Again thanks everyone for assisting me in making my dreams come true, without you none of this would be possible.  I am so so grateful for all of your support.  I hope you will enjoy all the new things that will be produced this year from this growth and as a result of your continued support.

    Much love,


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