Sunday, 10 June 2012

New Products! Sweet Shop Now Open.

I am ever so excited, having (finally) published to the site a new range of fragrance oils.  A fun range of smell-a-likes in the Fresholi Sweet Shop.  Still looking for a few sweeties to photograph (Black Jacks are more difficult to find than you think) and I will add the pics in due course.  This range actually got my own creative juices flowing with thoughts of the fun bath time products that 'fit' the fragrance.  None have been test run, at least not in soap, so your feedback will be of great value.

A couple of other new products include 250g Tin Tie Bags as well as Easimulse, which is a really easy-to-use, cost-effective emulsifier (excellent for beginners)

Natural Vitamin E is now back in stock but the best thing is, I have can now offer it at a much lower price than ever before, which feels good - especially as we are all trying to make savings where we can ;o)

Also back in stock are a few old favourite Allergen Free Fragrance Oils, Baby Powder, Melon Boat and (my personal favourite) The Happy Hippy.

There's still a few more products to add (a new allergen free FO and another FO), but I am just waiting on the right documentation for those and a couple of gorgeous and interesting materials (that are very much in-keeping with Fresholi's natural theme).  I will keep you posted on those though.

Visit Fresholi's New Products Page....

Enjoy your evening!!

Sunday, 27 May 2012

New Recipe - Cocoa Dream Cream

This cream is a great example of how a simply structured formula can create a luxurious and indulgent cream.  I love the way this feels on the skin, being velvety and smooth.  The richness of the dark, organic cocoa butter mixed with the emollient and super-fast absorbent qualities of the meadowfoam oil, form the heart of this lovely cream that sinks in beautifully.

Being simple in formulation leaves plenty of room to put your own stamp on it, by adding different ingredients, but I think it is lovely just as it is.  The other nice thing about this cream is its appearance.  Because it contains unfiltered, organic, virgin cocoa butter (that retains the natural cocoa solids that gives it its dark colouring), it slightly tints the cream and leaves little speckles of cocoa throughout, which is reminiscent of expensive vanilla ice-cream, with specks of vanilla pods.  Click to view recipe at Fresholi....

Monday, 7 May 2012

New Recipe - Body On Body Cream

I had a little playtime yesterday and came up with a new receipe, that I have added to the Fresholi site.  This makes a lovely, rich and dense hand/body cream, with lots of body, hence the name.  Body On Body Cream is ideal for dry skins, although most skins will benefit from the rich texture.  It is easily absorbed and easy to make.

This formula a couple of ingredients that I am finding quite interesting at the moment.  Honey powder, exploring its humectant properties, and stearic acid.  I hadn’t had much experience with stearic previously but recently, the more I have been working with it, the more I am liking it and what it brings to the formulation.

Actually, I have focussing my attention on all sorts of exotic emulsifiers over the past few months, that I had been neglecting the simple, no-frills emulsifying powder.  I had forgotten how good it is.

Anyway, here's the recipe.......... Body On Body Cream

Saturday, 28 April 2012

More New Products...

Just a quickie note to say that I have just published some more new products to include soap bases, bath bomb dry ingredients, emulsifiers and more....

I hope everyone's enjoying their weekend!  x

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Exciting... New Products, New Pricing!!

Well, finally everything’s in place. It’s been a rather intensive few weeks behind the Fresholi scenes.

Changes to Packaging & Restructuring

Restructuring prices and switching the packaging of some of our products over, from glass to HDPE bottles. This will help to absorb some of the impact of the impending price increases at Royal Mail, because HDPE is much lighter in weigh and far less fragile.

Of course, it goes without saying that essential oils will continue to be supplied in amber glass bottles, but of other materials, such as fragrance oils, lip balm flavours and some lipids, HDPE seems a sensible step to take to reduce the shipping costs to customers.

Just a quick note, unlike the glass bottles, the HDPE bottles will not have a dropper, as the affected materials were unable to be dispensed effectively through the orifice of the droppers, so these will be a simple screw cap that will make dispensing a little easier (which will save you the trouble of removing the dropper insert to get at the contents).

Streamlining & Simplifying

You will notice that some product, such as fragrance oils and lip balm flavours, will now have a standard price structure. This is to help keep things a little more streamline for us and the predictability is useful for customers who are planning their stock/future purchases when making site to site price comparisons and, for some ranges, they will no longer have to list individual products, simply a product range. Hopefully this is a positive move for us all.

Reductions Across The Whole Site

There have been price reductions across the whole site wherever it has been possible and I have also introduced bigger sizes for many products, to help make ordering Midi-Bulk easier. I am still working on adding bigger sizes, this will be an ongoing process, so bear with me.

New Products

Ooh… I am really excited to be adding a whole new range of products and this is only the first wave. There’s more to come. I thought it was time for Fresholi to explore its fun side with products that inspire a more colourful type of creativity. We are pleased to launch….

A new colour range... Concentrated water-soluble (skin-safe, food-safe) colourants, ideal for many M&P soaps, bath and body products.

Honey Powder... a luxuriously indulgent addition to soap, skin care, bath and body products.

Palm-Free Vegetable Glycerine...
with its humectant qualities, it has invaluable functions in skin care emulsions.

Fragrance Oils... Previously, Fresholi only offered allergen-free fragrance oils, which are lovely, but the scent range can be limited. So for those wanting a little more excitement, I have introduced the first, standard fragrance oils in the collection for you to enjoy. I would, however, love to hear your suggestions on further lines that could be introduced – I am truly listening. Also, please do feel free to leave some product feedback (on the product pages of the site). It helps everyone.

Cosmetic Packaging... The first of a new range of packaging jars, pots and lip balm tubes.

Pay a visit to the New Products page at Fresholi....

Old Friends

I have brought back some old favourites, across the whole site and, in the next few weeks , there will be more as well as introducing more new products, so watch this space ;o)

Well, that’s it from me. I hope you enjoy all the new things that are taking place at Fresholi and please, feel free to leave a short product review or contact me if you have any suggestions on how Fresholi can improve things for you.

Happy Sunday!!

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

New Site User Facility

As I am finalising the details of the first wave of new additions to Fresholi, I have switched on the customer review facility. This allows for customers to easily leave feedback or a short review. I think this will be particularly useful in the coming weeks, when the new additions 'go live' so to speak.

It will be both useful for Fresholi but, most importantly, it will be useful for other customers. There's nothing quite like the shared views and opinions of others to help you decide whether a product is right for you.

There have been a few reviews added already (my sincerest thanks to them) and it would be wonderful (for everyone) if we could add some more. So, next time you visit the Fresholi Shop it would be utterly brilliant if you left a little review/feedback that you think might be useful to others, or maybe you just want to leave a comment for no other reason but to leave a comment. I, for one, would be ever so grateful but I know it would be very much appreciated by other visitors. Please also feel free to include your URL (this isn't linkable unfortunately, the software doesn't have that facility, but it could be copy & pasted).

Ooh... and if you haven't already, don't forget to submit your weblink to the main site. This does get a lot of interest from people looking for finished products so its worth adding yours. Remember, if you are a member of Fresholi, you can submit your press releases and news, to be published on the front page.

So, until the next update, stay happy and keep smiling :o)

Saturday, 31 March 2012

Venture Into Pastures New

There’s some exciting times ahead at Fresholi. I have always been expanding the available lines, with the introduction of this and that. It has worked well enough and the range has gradually increased over time.

However, I think it is time to step it up a gear and over the past few weeks, I have been investing a fair bit in Fresholi, so over the coming weeks, we’ll see lots of new products being added as we step into pastures new. Watch this space…..

On another note, as we all know, Royal Mail are putting up their prices. While we can’t get around that, what we can do is try to think of ways to ‘lighten the load’ so to speak.

Fresholi’s fragrance oils and lip balm flavour oils are normally supplied in glass bottles. Glass is heavy though. So for these materials, I will be switching to HDPE bottles. These are more lightweight and have the added advantage of being far less fragile and this will also negate the need for all the extra bubble wrap (which adds more weight/cost). Of course, it goes without saying that there will be no change to how Fresholi’s essential oils are packaged and they will continue to be supplied in amber, glass bottles.

There will also be a little restructuring of pricing of these materials. Not only will this help to streamline things a little bit, but it will also help Fresholi to absorb some of the rising costs without affecting the customer too much. Also, for some products, larger sizes will be available directly from the site – it will just make it easier for everyone I think.

Your suggestions for new products will always be welcome, so if you have any, I would love to hear them.

Until the next post, happy Easter to everyone and I will keep you posted x

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Welcome New & Old

Introducing a new product to Fresholi, olive squalane, a key ingredient in many skin and hair care products, especially those designed for dry, dehydrated and ageing skin. We also have back in stock, the wonderful virgin, organic and unfiltered dark cocoa butter. We honestly thought that we wouldn't be able to stock this again, due to questions about production, but yes, after a long absence it is now back!