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Busy Duckie!

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Busy Duckie!

Between settling into the new house, stocking up all things Baby Duck Soap, implementing changes, slinging soap and chasing after a 3 1/2 year old all day….I’ve managed to keep myself busy.
My local Farmers Market has been pretty darn fantastic thus far. (It’s in Coos. Bay, Oregon on Wednesdays if you’re ever in the area.)
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Soon I’ll be adding a second market, the Bandon Marketplace on Fridays. Of course, we’ll be enrolling our Baby Duck in daycare so I can get some work done!
The Coos Bay Farmers Market has been an eye opener. My customers LOVE my bath bombs!! Thanks to Holly Port and her new book, Make It Fizz I’m finally making bath bombs LIKE A BOSS! But seriously, they used to be a huge pain in the arse until I met Holly…then she changed my world. Recently, my bath bomb line has expanded into a ‘newer’ product, Duck Toots ~ Bath Fizzy Powder. Bath Fizzy Powder portioned out into four 1.5oz bags, no smashing of bath bombs required!

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I’ve added a new product to the Etsy Shop this past week and they’ve been a HUGE hit at my local market… Herbal Lotion Bars These lotion bars get their start 2 months before they’re actually mixed, melted and molded. I sun-infuse rice bran oil with a variety of herbs for two months. Then I mix this infusion with Shea butter, Cocoa butter, Mango butter, Candelilla wax, Jojoba oil and Fractionated Coconut oil. These are amazing!!

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Behind the scenes, I’ve been working on SEO and Relevancy for my Etsy Shop. My brain has been hurting trying to figure out what the best approach is to get found by LOTS of people. I’ve implemented some changes already with positive results. Now I’m in a wait and see pattern to see if some of the other changes will make a difference.
I’m also taking on the task of re-photographing all of my products. I’m aiming for a streamlined, cohesive but whimsical look. I’m taking stylized pics on a white backdrop with a small duck in the background to add a touch of playfulness. Here’s a practice shot I took…it’s a bit too bright so I’ll be tweaking that as I go.

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Beefing up my soap stock is my favorite thing to do!! The past few days have brought about new batches of Apricot Freesia, Lavender Lemon, Tea Tree Grapefruit and Just Ducky~Oregon Style. Enjoy these soap pics while I go unpack my soap dungeon! ❤️

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New & Redesigned Soaps

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New & Redesigned Soaps

One of my many goals for Baby Duck Soap this year is to streamline and simplify my ‘work’ life so I can enjoy my personal life more. (Work is in quotations because really…I get to do something I absolutely LOVE for a living!)
In the realm of simplifying my work life, I’ve decided to simplify some of my soap designs. Soaps that once took me several hours to prep, design and clean up after will now only take me about 45 mins. With that said, check out some of my redesigned soaps:

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FruitSoapia

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Water Lily Jasmine

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Enchantment- Formerly known as LoveSpell

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Lavender Lemon. This one hasn’t been redesigned, but I had to show you because I’m pretty darn happy with how it turned out.

Now onto some new soaps!! These last three batches were all customer requests. I’m adding them to the Spring line up to see how they’ll do.

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Sweet Pea

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Rosemary Mint with Peppermint Leaf.

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Last, but certainly not least… Black Pepper Bergamot

All of these can (or will) be found at Baby Duck Soap Co on Etsy.

News & New Baby Duck Soap Co Additions

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News & New Baby Duck Soap Co Additions

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Let’s start with the news! Baby Duck Soap Co is moving to Oregon! Bandon, Oregon to be more specific. Never fear, you will still be able to find BDSC products online but I will need to close up shop for the entire month of December to deal with our cross country move. For now, it’s business as usual. I’m adding my holiday scents and some new products.

The first of which is a lovely Bath Milk Soak in three different scents. Lavender, Water Lily & Jasmine and White Tea Ginger.

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A new soap, Water Lily & Jasmine is sure to become a year round favorite.

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All manner of premade gift bags are available (stay tuned for holiday themed gift bags too). I’ve also added some mesh soap savers to eliminate soap slivers once and for all!!

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Now for the first two holiday soaps…the first I lovingly call Oh Snap, Ginga! An adorable Ginger Snap Cookie scented bar. The GingaSoapMen have been made out of soap and hand carved by me giving them very distinct little personalities.

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This batch is the essence of Christmas! Bayberry…a nice blend of fir and balsam and delicate spicy undertones of nutmeg and ginger.

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I’ll be adding a lighter Goats Milk Lotion soon as well as the following holiday soaps: Winter Woods (returning from last year), Berrywine and Snow.

You can find all of these products and more at Baby Duck Soap Co.

New and Revised Baby Duck Soap Co Products

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This summer and fall is bringing all kinds of new additions to Baby Duck Soap Co! The first being these emulsified sugar scrubs. They. Are. Amazing! Since they’re made with an emulsifying wax, you will never experience the sugar & oil separation you find in other scrubs. The emulsifying wax helps to bind the butters/ oils to the sugar. Pretty sweet. The best parts? They’re made with Shea & Cocoa butter…they scoop out in a solid form and turn into a silky, scrubby lotion once water is added.

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I’ve revised the “Build A Gift Bag” options as well. I now offer a cute small gift bag and a large gift bag. You’ll also see the new soap packaging in the pictures. These organza bags will still give me that pop of color I want in the packaging while being able to clearly see and smell the soap. Check out the pics below:

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You can find all of these items and more in my Etsy shop. They’ll be listed on my alternate site later this evening.

Love & Bubbles,

Tanya