It is on the way!

It is on the way!


Published On: 04-13-2013 08:38pm

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Category: About Allegheny Hearth Soaps

Hello Friends,

For the first time, after 34 years in business, I have shipped an order of soap so large it had to be picked up at commercial loading dock, palletized, loaded with a fork lift and travel by tractor trailer!

400 pounds of soap, each bar handmade one at a time by me.  

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Thanks to my son Rob who helped me with the heavy lifting and used his Marine Corp warehouse management experience to take care of the professional pallet packing.  Also, thanks to Carol who helped with the final packaging of the soaps into individual boxes.  This was quite an undertaking but it was successfully shipped three weeks before deadline. Thanks to Fiore's for the use of their dock and fork lift.

It was exhausting to produce and fill this order especially since I moved my semi invalid Mom into my home a couple of months ago and serve as her caregiver.  She demands a lot of my time in addition to my regular job and still filling my normal soap orders.  The good news is that all of this soap was sold at full retail so it will be a nice profit once the check comes in.

Exciting to be on a television shopping network, I hope it sells well!

Here is the video of the on air presentation.  It contains safflower oil, not sapphire oil.  I never told them it was all natural, my clear soap isn't all natural and the colors and fragrances aren't natural either. You can't get those colors with natural colorants. One of my pet peeves is soap makers who claim all natural or organic when their soap obviously is not. The lavender essential oil was natural but not the other two fragrances.

I also provided them with a detailed fragrance description for each of the soaps but obviously she did not get the info. The amethyst is scented with pure lavender essential oil - she said it was peppermint???  She got the ruby correct, it is ruby red grapefruit fragrance oil and the sapphire was a spa type ocean scent. 

Oh well, I can't control that they say even though I gave them the correct information.




Thanks for visiting,

Bonnie

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Reader's Comments

By AndreaDesigns on 04/18/2013 @ 07:56pm

Congratulation Bonnie, as Patty Ann said and as a customer your soaps are the best! WTG!

By Soapsmith on 04/15/2013 @ 12:37pm

My customers are my inspiration - my success is due to your loyalty. Thanks Cheryl, Gen and Beth Ann - and Sharon, of course I have The Tempest for you! I am making another batch of Tempest and Caribbean Dawn this weekend so short of someone buying a lot of bars they are in stock ready to go.

By Guest on 04/15/2013 @ 12:10pm

When will it be on TV? Congrats to you, so deserving, your soap is the best. We won't use anything else in our family. Beth Ann

By NightSkyJewelry on 04/14/2013 @ 03:19pm

Oh my. This is just incredible news. Congrats! And, um, I hope you have a few bars of my favorite soap left, it's almost time for me to reorder. ;-)

By Coolstraps on 04/14/2013 @ 02:19pm

You are totally awesome, Bonnie!!

By Guest on 04/14/2013 @ 01:55pm

Rockin' soap for sure. Hope you Mom is doing okay. So great to see good people have great things happening. I can always say I knew you when. My skin thanks you for 15 years of pampering soap by Bonnie Gen

By JewelryArtByDawn on 04/14/2013 @ 06:43am

So happy for you, Bonnie. All of your hard work and business savvy is reaping the rewards and results you so richly deserve. Hope to catch your soap on tv!

By Soapsmith on 04/13/2013 @ 11:40pm

Thanks all, I appreciate your kind remarks - You make me smile!

By Guest on 04/13/2013 @ 11:37pm

Congratulations Bonnie! You surely are an inspiration. I am very happy to see your beautiful soap being sold at full price and hoping this is only the beginning of many more large orders! Blessings Cheryl

By Guest on 04/13/2013 @ 11:37pm

Congratulations Bonnie! You surely are an inspiration. I am very happy to see your beautiful soap being sold at full price and hoping this is only the beginning of many more large orders! Blessings Cheryl

By Guest on 04/13/2013 @ 09:46pm

You are amazing Bonnie! Congratulations!

By Guest on 04/13/2013 @ 09:00pm

Thanks to you too Bonnie. I appreciated the extra work and I could never work for anyone so wonderful as you. I think I can still smell that amazing fragrance! You worked hard for your success - congratulations! Carolyn

By PattyAnn on 04/13/2013 @ 08:51pm

Way to go Bonnie! Quite an order. Your soaps are the best - I'm sure they will sell well. Trish

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