Hot and sunny Portugal 2016

Have been in beautiful Portugal now for just over two weeks, it has been lovely and hot and sunny. New soaps are just finishing curing and will be wrapped and labeled and ready for sale in a couple of weeks.

These are just beautiful – Coconut, Lemon Peel (a new one this year) Honeysuckle & Jasmine, Bamboo & grapefruit, Peony & tuberose and Rose.

Go to our on-line shop – simplyportugalsoaps.tictail.com

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Spring has sprung so lets think “Weddings”

Here are just a few ideas for your Wedding favours, something beautiful and very different.

Our really beautiful Soap Tiles – These hand-made soap tiles are based on the beautiful and distinctive Portuguese tiles found in homes all over Portugal for generations.

Our soap tiles come with a clean citrus fragrance from pure citrus essential oil, bringing a clean crisp scent to your bathroom as well as looking spectacular.

They are approximately 7cm x 7cm square, and are all handmade and decorated so there will be some slight variations.

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Or what about a beautiful soap bar for your favourite guests? – Handmade an natural soaps with such beautiful fragrance

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Also available are beautiful hand painted soap dishes from our Artisan potter Joao with a soap of your choice in a pretty organza bag.

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Please go to our on-line shop at simplyportugalsoaps.tictail.com for full information on how to contact us with your requirements.

Belated Happy New Year!!!

How terrible, I have been so busy I completely forgot to update the Blog. I am so sorry.

After an amazing Christmas and New Year it is now our quiet time before the years craft fairs and markets start again.

Our new soaps – Dirty Dog especially – have gone down very well with everyone, we are looking at a few different fragrances again for this year Lemon and Jasmine being one of them – Wow what a beautiful smell. Go to our on-line shop simplyportugalsoaps.tictail.com to see all the new soap bars, as well as the lovely new fragrances they look so pretty too.

Having just got back from Portugal on a busy trip planting trees at our house, I came back with a case full of new soap dishes made for us by Joao, again they are just brilliant and match our soaps so well. We now have a lovely offer of a dish of your choice with a soap of your choice in a very pretty organza bag, we can send these out for you as gifts with Easter and Mother’s day coming up it would be such a lovely surprise for someone special.

Again look at our on-line shop for details but don’t forget to send us an email with your choices and the name and address of the recipient, we will do the rest.

Our craft fairs will start at Exeter Quay on 5th April followed by Sherborne Craft Fair at the Digby Church Hall on the 11th April. I look forward to seeing you there.

Christmas Fairs

Christmas is coming …  We have some lovely Christmas craft fairs coming up where we hope to see you.

November 29th – Christmas Craft fair at The Monks Yard, Horton Cross nr Ilminster. Over 20 local stalls holders selling handmade quality gifts. 10am – 4.pm

December 6th – Sherborne’s Annual Crafts for Christmas fair held at the Digby Church Hall opposite the Abbey in Sherborne, Dorset. This is a brilliant craft fair with so many quality gifts available. 10am – 4pm

December 11th -The George Reynolds Centre/South St, Crewkerne TA18 8DA is holding a craft fair so come along and buy some beautiful, different Christmas gifts this year. 5.30pm – 8pm

December 13th – Combe St. Nicholas School is holding their Christmas fair 12pm – 3pm

We hope to see you at some of these brilliant fairs.

And then for Christmas.

‘Candy Cane’

– a rich, festive fragrance opening with fig slightly sweetened with warm blackberry, clove and peppery notes resting on a woody backdrop. Enriched by aromatic notes of cedarwood, raspberry and sultana.

 

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‘Spiced Gold’

– its a blend of ‘moonlight mistletoe and frankincense- (frankincense and myrrh, fruity apple and melon, jasmine, and
spicy hints of cinnamon and clove, amber and patchouli).

 

Spiced gold 2014

Please go to our our on line shop – http://simplyportugalsoaps.tictail.com to order yours now. These are selling fast, don’t be disappointed.

 

Our beautiful new soap tiles.

If you’re looking for something different, or want to brighten up your bathroom and remember the hot summer days of your holidays in Portugal, these tiles are for you.

These hand-made soap tiles are based on the beautiful and distinctive Portuguese tiles found in homes all over Portugal for generations.

Our soap tiles come with a clean citrus fragrance from pure citrus essential oil, bringing a clean crisp scent to your bathroom as well as looking spectacular.   60604-051048217ecd456d9964dd3f2e634477

New fragrances and new soaps.

I am so sorry for not updating this web page SPS has been very busy with new fragrances, new soap tiles and just so much more.

Our first new one is for your four-legged friend – a gentle yet effective shampoo bar to keep your dog’s coat soft and conditioned while getting rid of all the dirt they so easily end up covered in!

Using all natural ingredients, this is a perfect bar to lather up in a lake or river, or even the sea – throw a ball into the water, let them get nice and wet, lather up with a good rub, throw the ball again and you’re done! (Showers and baths also work equally well, but our Labrador Lulu says they’re much less fun).

You can feel confident that this shampoo bar won’t strip the coat of it’s natural oils, with added citronella to help keep bugs at bay and lavender essential oils to soothe sensitive skins.

Already a firm favourite with our pooches, we’re sure this will be a staple in your dog-kit for years to come. IMG_0029

New creations!

This year is already an exciting one for us at SPS, as we have some brand new fragrances for you!

This spring we are introducing five brand new fragrances – from floral Peony and Tuberose to fresh and zingy Aquatic – and are bringing back Honeywash by popular demand.

CLICK HERE to take a look at our New Creations in our online shop, and browse all of our currently available soaps, cake slices and soap dishes.

Coffee break…?

How gorgeous are these!?

We popped these beauties on the main Soaps page, but on second thoughts decided they needed a whole post to themselves!

We were delighted to work with one of our soap devotees to create this beautiful coffee-cup soap. The main soap is a rich and warming walnut and coffee, with a creamy vanilla swirl to top it all off. They sit perfectly in a cup or mug for a fantastic gift, wedding favour or just to make you smile in the morning! This is a special batch made up just for our lucky customer, but if you fancy a cup yourself then just get in touch and we can get creative with you!

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Just to clarify, the cups aren’t included, just the soap. These are our favourite set from Porches Pottery in the Algarve, but any cup or mug would look great with a little coffee soap filing.

Totally love these new coffee-scented soaps...too cute! #portugal #soap

New designs and exciting developments!

Hello all,

It’s been a while since we posted an update but we have been busy this summer re-launching our soap collection! Our soaps are now even more creamy and packed full of fragrance, and also now look even more fabulous, with extra vibrant colours and amazing toppings. They’ll look good on your bathroom shelf, make amazing presents, and still lather into beautifully moisturising but effective soap! Take a look at our new designs on our soap page, and get in touch via the facebook page or email to place your order.

Exciting news is also in the offing as we are currently designing our very own online shop! We’re in the early stages so will keep you informed, but we hope that very soon you will be able to directly order your soaps through a web shop, with your credit or debit card or via PayPal!

Watch this space…