What Is A Cheap Thrill?

RedLipsWhat is a Cheap Thrill, and what can I do with one?

  • Our Cheap Thrills fragrance vials are an economical way to smell a fragrance before purchasing a larger quantity. This lets you save money and prevents you purchasing fragrance oils you find you really don’t care for. But, what can you scent with a Cheap Thrill? Each small glass perfume vial holds 1/8th of a teaspoon of fragrance oil.
  • Each of our fragrance oils is available in a Cheap Thrill vial also! Just choose Cheap Thrill instead of the 1 oz, 4 oz, 8 oz, or 16 oz size option!

A Cheap Thrill will scent:

  • A Perfume Roulette filled with jojoba oil, making a wonderful perfumed body oil to dab on pulse points.
  • A 4 oz Melt & Pour bar of soap.

 

  • A small wax tart for your wax melter.

 

  • A bath bomb (make mix, scent small portions individually.

 

  • An 8 oz jar of bath salts or sugar scrub.

 

  • A 4 – 8 oz bottle of lotion.

 

  • Add to a cotton ball and place in your vacuum cleaner bag.

 

  • A 4 – 8 oz bottle of body wash.

So, even though the Cheap Thrills were designed to just let you sniff before buying, you can still use them for many creative products. Many customers blend a few and create unique fragrance blends.

Kelly Bloom is the owner and Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, located in Williamsburg, VA. She is a former Science Education teacher, and the founder of Southern Soapers. Soapalooza sells Kelly’s formerly Southern Soapers branded fragrance oils now under the Soapalooza brand. Kelly is a 20 year veteran soapmaker and soap business owner, supplying wholesale soap for private label as well as back bar products for local boutique spas.

Good Luck, and Safe Soapmaking from Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, where soapmaking is an Art, an Adventure, and a Passion!

Kelly, Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza!

PS: We would LOVE to connect with your at our Facebook Soapalooza Fan Page

We also have a Facebook Soapmaking Group called Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, and we share lots of information there! We would love for you to join us!

Fragance Testing Videos

SoapaloozaWORD-LogoOne of our customers did a YouTube video on the testing process of about 36 Soapalooza Cheap Thrills.  I thought you might like to see how the process went.

Ivy Coreen Bath & Body makes cold process soap, and as such, needs fragrance oils that are manageable in her soap mixture. She needs like to mix her soap fragrance in, and still have time to use color and play with design elements of her unique soapmaking process.

The first video is just a short one, showing how she is setting up her testing process. The second video is pretty long, showing each one of the Cheap Thrills fragrance vials and how they react with her soap mixture. This second 42 minute video is fun to watch and listen to, as her husband helps her, and they have playful banter. Both husband and wife have a running commentary with their thoughts on each fragrance and their thoughts on it, as well as both visual and audio description of the reaction of the fragrance oil in the soap solution. I believe she is using about 1 to 1.6 oz of soap mixture in each paper cup to ensure the same level of fragrance oil to soap mixture ratio as she would use in a full size batch.
Video 1 – Testing Set up

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Video 2 – Testing 36 Soapalooza Fragrance oils in CP soap

If you are unfamiliar with what a Cheap Thrill is, it is a small perfume vial size of our fragrance oils. We sell these for $1.00 each. We know that one of the most exciting parts of trying a new fragrance oil suppliers scents is the decision on which ones to try first! And imagining what they smell like after reading their scent descriptions. So, we introduced Cheap Thrills in 2008 to allow you to load up on inexpensive sniffy sized vials of scent … so you could smell them up close and personal before investing in the larger sizes. They are fun and exciting to get, and each one is enough for a 3-4 oz bar of melt & pour soap, or a small cold process soap sample, or a single perfume rollette (mixed with a carrier oil), or even a small single solid perfume tin. Many customers also barter them with others for scents they want to still try.

What Is A Cheap Thrill?

What is a Cheap Thrill, and what can I do with one

  • Our Cheap Thrills fragrance vials are an economical way to smell a fragrance before purchasing a larger quantity. This lets you save money and prevents you purchasing fragrance oils you find you really don’t care for. But, what can you scent with a Cheap Thrill? Each small glass perfume vial holds 1/8th of a teaspoon of fragrance oil.

A Cheap Thrill will scent

  • A Perfume Roulette filled with jojoba oil, making a wonderful perfumed body oil to dab on pulse points.
  • A 4 oz Melt & Pour bar of soap.

 

  • A small wax tart for your wax melter.

 

  • A bath bomb (make mix, scent small portions individually.

 

  • An 8 oz jar of bath salts or sugar scrub.

 

  • A 4 – 8 oz bottle of lotion

 

  • Add to a cotton ball and place in your vacuum cleaner bag.

 

  • A 4 – 8 oz bottle of body wash.

So, even though the Cheap Thrills were designed to just let you sniff before buying, you can still use them for many creative products. Many customers blend a few and create unique fragrance blends.

Kelly Bloom is the owner and Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, located in Williamsburg, VA. She is a former Science Education teacher, and the founder of Southern Soapers. Soapalooza sells Kelly’s formerly Southern Soapers branded fragrance oils now under the Soapalooza brand. Kelly is a 20 year veteran soapmaker and soap business owner, supplying wholesale soap for private label as well as back bar products for local boutique spas.

Good Luck, and Safe Soapmaking from Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, where soapmaking is an Art, a Passion, and an Addiction!

Kelly, Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza!

PS: We would LOVE to connect with your at our Facebook Soapalooza Fan Page

We also have a Facebook Soapmaking Group called Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, and we share lots of information there! We would love for you to join us!

Two New Soapalooza Studio Workshop Locations Coming Soon

Soapalooza is going to be having some studio classes and workshops in both the Petersburg and Richmond area, as well as the Williamsburg studio location.

SoapaloozaBootCampStoreItemI spent yesterday morning at a bath & body shop in Richmond, discussing having some FUN soapmaking and bath & body classes in her facility as soon as she completes a move to a new, larger location in the North Side of Richmond. That is going to be a nice, central location!
After lunch, I met with a Petersburg richmondmapbusiness owner who has several vacancies in the Old Towne section of Petersburg. He has the perfect place for Soapalooza to conduct both 3 hour soapmaking classes, full day soap workshops, and even a three day Bath & Body Bootcamp!  We are anticipating being in Petersburg at least 1 day per week for studio classes as soon as the space is completed and ready for us.

Meanwhile, the current Soapmaking and Bath & Body classes/workshops are all available at the Williamsburg studio! We are holding Basic and Advanced Soapmaking classes every Tues & Thursday! We have these classes available EVERY Tues & Thursday, just sign up on the website here so that we know you are coming!

Kelly Bloom is the owner and Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, located in Williamsburg, VA. She is a former Science Education teacher, and the founder of Southern Soapers. Soapalooza sells Kelly’s formerly Southern Soapers branded fragrance oils now under the Soapalooza brand. Kelly is a 20 year veteran soapmaker and soap business owner, supplying wholesale soap for private label as well as back bar products for local boutique spas.

Good Luck, and Safe Soapmaking from Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, where soapmaking is an Art, a Passion, and an Addiction!

Kelly, Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza!

PS: We would LOVE to connect with your at our Facebook Soapalooza Fan Page

We also have a Facebook Soapmaking Group called Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, and we share lots of information there! We would love for you to join us!

Advanced Soapmaking Class / Workshop Feb 6, 2014


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/Good Luck, and Safe Soapmaking from Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, where soapmaking is an Art, a Passion, and an Addiction!
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/Kelly, Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza!
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/PS: We would LOVE to connect with your at our Facebook Soapalooza Fan Page
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/We also have a Facebook Soapmaking Group called Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, and we share lots of information there! We would love for you to join us!

Congrats to Allison Nichole Handmade Bath & Body

BizInsuranceCongrats to Allison Nichole of Handmade Bath & Body for renewing their HSCG Membership and obtaining business & product liability insurance through one of our industry trade associations!
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/Soapalooza offers a $20 Gift Certificate when you join or renew your membership with either the HSCG or Indie Business Network (formerly Indie Beauty Network) and obtain your business and product liability insurance through them. Simply send us a copy of your insurance certificate PDF with date issued, and we will issue you a $20 Gift Certificate to shop at Soapalooza.com. More details on our exclusive promotion at the Soapalooza website.

Soap Calc for your Iphone

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/I just found a lye calculator that I am having fun with on my Iphone. Thought I would share it with you. There is currently a FREE version of Soap Calc to use, then if you like it you can upgrade to the Soap Calc Pro version. That gets rid of all the ads as well as gives more functionality, including the ability to email the recipe to any address you want. I’m still playing with it, so have just touched what it can or can not do. I do need to MUTE that music though…. just sayin’.
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/It seems to operate very much like the online SoapCalc at SoapCalc.net, only I am not sure if there is any affiliation of not yet. I have to email Ken Bowers and ask him later today. You can adjust your superfat/lye discount, your water, and all the oils are in this Iphone/Ipad app version.
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/The apps work in both my Iphone and my Ipad also, which is nice! Of course, my go to online calculator still remains Ken Bower’s famous Soap Calc at SoapCalc.net
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/Kelly Bloom is the owner and Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, located in Williamsburg, VA. She is a former Science Education teacher, and the founder of Southern Soapers. Soapalooza sells Kelly’s formerly Southern Soapers branded fragrance oils now under the Soapalooza brand. Kelly is a 20 year veteran soapmaker and soap business owner, supplying wholesale soap for private label as well as back bar products for local boutique spas.
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/Good Luck, and Safe Soapmaking from Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, where soapmaking is an Art, a Passion, and an Addiction!
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/Kelly, Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza!
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/PS: We would LOVE to connect with your at our Facebook Soapalooza Fan Page
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/We also have a Facebook Soapmaking Group called Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, and we share lots of information there! We would love for you to join us!

Soapalooza Speaking at Tennessee Soap & Candle Event

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/Soapalooza will be attending the May 3-4, 2014 Tennessee Sopa & Candle Social this year! Kelly will be teaching in a workshop session on Understanding Cosmetic Fragrance Oils. Learn what impact flashpoint has. Learn why some fragrance oils accelerate in soap and others do not. Learn why your fragrances arrive looking like they all have different fill levels. Learn about bottom, middle, top notes, scent categories, blending, and how fragrance oils differ from essential oils in both composition and performance in soap and personal care product manufacture.
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/Kelly will be providing some tips on using both fragrance and essential oils as scent material when manufacturing cold process and hot process soap, as well as cosmetics. Kelly will be providing some basic fragrance blending tools that can be used with both fragrance and essential oils.
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/In addition to the fragrance oil workshop, Kelly will also be doing a short presentation on her Truly Scrumptious Sugar Scrub. You will want to be sure to attend, simply so you can leave with some of the sugar scrub to take home with you!
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/To find out more on this May 3-5 event, visit the Tennessee Sopa & Candle Social website. You can also connect with the Tennessee Social Facebook fan page.
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/Kelly Bloom is the owner and Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, located in Williamsburg, VA. She is a former Science Education teacher, and the founder of Southern Soapers. Soapalooza sells Kelly’s formerly Southern Soapers branded fragrance oils now under the Soapalooza brand. Kelly is a 20 year veteran soapmaker and soap business owner, supplying wholesale soap for private label as well as back bar products for local boutique spas.
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/Good Luck, and Safe Soapmaking from Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, where soapmaking is an Art, a Passion, and an Addiction!
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/Kelly, Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza!
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/PS: We would LOVE to connect with your at our Facebook Soapalooza Fan Page
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/We also have a Facebook Soapmaking Group called Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, and we share lots of information there! We would love for you to join us!

Basic Cold Process Soapmaking Class / Workshop Jan 30, 2014


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/Two Sessions available, 11 am to 2 pm, and a later session at 4 pm to 7 pm.
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/Kelly Bloom is the owner and Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, located in Williamsburg, VA. She is a former Science Education teacher, and the founder of Southern Soapers. Soapalooza sells Kelly’s formerly Southern Soapers branded fragrance oils now under the Soapalooza brand. Kelly is a 20 year veteran soapmaker and soap business owner, supplying wholesale soap for private label as well as back bar products for local boutique spas.
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/Good Luck, and Safe Soapmaking from Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, where soapmaking is an Art, a Passion, and an Addiction!
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/Kelly, Chief Excitement Officer at Soapalooza!
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/PS: We would LOVE to connect with your at our Facebook Soapalooza Fan Page
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/We also have a Facebook Soapmaking Group called Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, and we share lots of information there! We would love for you to join us!

Congrats to Darlene Kelley of Shadow Wings Farms

BizInsuranceCongrats to Darlene Kelley of Shadow Wings Farms for renewing their HSCG Membership and obtaining business & product liability insurance through one of our industry trade associations!
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/Soapalooza offers a $20 Gift Certificate when you join or renew your membership with either the HSCG or Indie Business Network (formerly Indie Beauty Network) and obtain your business and product liability insurance through them. Simply send us a copy of your insurance certificate PDF with date issued, and we will issue you a $20 Gift Certificate to shop at Soapalooza.com. More details on our exclusive promotion at the Soapalooza website.

Super Bowl Soap (2 Color Swirling)

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Washington Redskins Burgundy & Gold


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/This second batch is using Burgundy and Gold, the colors of the Washington Redskins. Again, we did a small batch using an “in the pot swirl”. We used Yellow Oxide and Burgundy Oxide for this second batch, again using the “in the pot” method, which makes more of a ‘marbled’ look.
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/You will need to take care not to infringe upon any football teams names, logos, trademarks etc when marketing and selling. For the die hard football fans, just having soap in their guest bathrooms for their football watching buddies to use in their FAVORITE football team colors will be the selling point!
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/Whatever your current swirling technique is, you can use the team colors of football, hockey, baseball, etc fans in your area to capitalize on their loyalty to their teams, as well as let them have something team related that is unique!
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/We also have a Facebook Soapmaking Group called Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio, and we share lots of information there! We would love for you to join us!