Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sororia: My new seeded perfume boxes have finally arrived ...

Sororia: My new seeded perfume boxes have finally arrived ...: My new seeded perfume boxes have finally arrived and are the perfect design for my Natural Botanical Perfumes. The planting instruction...

My new seeded perfume boxes have finally arrived and are the perfect design for my Natural Botanical Perfumes. The planting instructions are on the back of the box......

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sororia: After returning from a relaxing weekend on Fir...




 After returning from a relaxing weekend on Fire Island, NY, I cleaned and oiled these beautiful clam shells with Organic Jojoba oil, sorted according to size since some hold a full bar of Island Spa soap and some a guest bar or 1/2 bar. Will make unique gifts for ocean lovers at Christmas.........some of the shells look like swirled marble on the inside and the colors are gorgeous!

Monday, August 6, 2012


Busy making handmade paper soap boxes for the Artisan Crafters Market in Saratoga, NY






 I added some embossing and cutouts on two outer flaps


Sunday, June 17, 2012



A customer stopped by my Schenectady Green Market Booth today to show me the lovely and creative bridal shower favors made with Sororia Organics Blue Moon Soap:) It says"True Love comes only once in a Blue Moon":)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012




Just got this wonderful Book in the mail today and could not wait to make something from the beautiful quilt squares that Sororia Organics Soaps are wrapped in. It took around an hour once I figured out how to use my sewing machine that had not been touched in 18+years:)


The book is call Wrapagami The Art of Fabric Gift Wraps by Jennifer Playford, a very eco-friendly and creative use for fabric.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Updated my website today, would love some feedback so if you like it, please like Sororia Organics on facebook.......thanks!

Sunday, May 13, 2012


A very creative use for leftover quilt squares from Sororia Organics Soaps!
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Japanese- style gift- wrapping, called tsutsumi, uses paper and cloth to create simple but elegant wrappings for gifts, presents and packages. Furoshiki refers to using a large piece of cloth for the wrapping. These techniques are perfect for birthdays, ho...

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

http://www.cafleurebon.com/new-fragrance-review-sororia-perfumes-the-maiden-returns-rites-of-spring-draw/

The vernal (spring) equinox is a time of balance. The earth is halfway between the longest day and longest night of the year. It is neither too hot, nor too cold. The snow and ice have melted away. Shoots of tender green begin to poke through the soil. For centuries this day was celebrated by ancient folk with festivals rejoicing that winter had ended.
Many Thanks to John for a wonderful review!


Please visit the link above for a review of Sororia Botanical Perfumes and enter the Draw!




I would love it if you like my Facebook page!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

WWF - Agriculture - Palm Oil




The Palm Oil Controversy


Below is a copy of an email I received a few weeks ago that got me to thinking......I called my supplier from which I purchase organic "sustainable" palm oil and asked him for some details re: where it is processed etc.  He was not able to give me any details but assured me he would email me the information. I am still waiting.

~ I am aware that your products contain palm oil. I understand, therefore, that it is likely that the oil contained in this product is palm oil. I am very concerned about the use of unsustainable palm oil as it contributes to the destruction of some of the world's most bio-diverse rainforest, the near extinction of numerous animal species, threatens livelihoods and significantly contributes to climate change. As palm oil is high in saturated fat, it also presents a significant health risk. The WHO recently found over-consumption of saturated fat is linked to chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes and obesity. Chronic diseases are the cause of approximately 59% of global deaths per year.Please help to take action on this. It is your responsibility as a corporate citizen. I would appreciate it if you could answer the following questions:
1.            Which of your products contain palm oil?
2.            How is it labelled?
3.            Would you be prepared to label it as palm oil?
4.            Are you in a position to verify the country of origin of this oil?
5.            Are you able to verify whether the oil comes from sustainable sources, including providing details of the importer, wholesaler and plantations involved in       your supply chain?
6.            Can you be sure that these companies are not also involved in oil palm plantation expansion elsewhere?
7.            Would you be prepared to look for an alternative oil which is less damaging to health and the environment?
8.            Are you a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)?Although your palm oil supplier may be a member of the RSPO, this in no way guarantees that the palm oil is being produced        sustainably.

This needs to be demanded NOW. The situation for orangutans and our world's climate is URGENT. I and the orangutans would appreciate your help.

Sincerely,
Concerned citizens of the environment

This week I made a soap that is palm free (substituted soy oil without additives) but unfortunately not organic...yet. The soap is unscented (I didn't want to use essential oils if the formula didn't work) but still contains the wonderful organic coconut milk that I use in all my soaps. I just cut the bars and set them to cure. Looks pretty good I must say.......the real test will be how well it lathers :) I will let you know in 4 weeks!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012


The next full moon is Thursday, March 8th,2012, so I will begin my monthly product giveaway 
with
 Blue Moon Handcrafted Soap made with Organic Coconut Milk. 
This soap is only made once a month on a full moon and contains 13 essential oils. 

The very first time I made Blue Moon Soap just happened to be on a full moon. I was out in my studio picking out ingredients but not quite sure what I was looking for in this new soap. It was a warm summer night, the Moon was particularly bright & beautiful. You could feel the energy. I intuitively chose acai berry powder (I think I was drawn to the beautiful dark mauve color) and blueberry fruit powder as an exfoliant. I added 13 essential oils: Litsea, Bergamot, Lemon, Grapefruit, Lime, Ginger, Rosewood, Lemongrass, Citronella, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Cinnamon and Neroli.


After I poured the soap into the mold and covered it, I lit some candles, turned out the lights, did a Reiki ceremony and behold Blue Moon became not only a monthly soap making tradition but one of my most popular soaps!
*Reiki ~ (Ray-Key) is an ancient healing art rediscovered in Japan in the 1800's by Dr. Mikao Usui. Reiki is a japanese word meaning Universal Life Energy, the ocean of energy which is all around us.


The blissful state reveals itself as a shining light, as a luminescence permeating the still field of the mind. There is a sense of light from an undefined "above," silence, a fullness of vitality, and deep rest.



Post a comment by March 8th for a chance to win a beautiful wrapped bar of Blue Moon Soap
Don't forget to leave an email for notification


Monday, February 27, 2012



Beginning March 1st I will feature one of my products every month. It could be a soap, perfume, body butter and more. Visit and post a comment to be in the draw for a chance to win that product! 


Tuesday, February 21, 2012




Thought I would share some of the inspiration for my new perfume "Playa Cocoa".


Playa Cocoa reminds me of the night we dined at a quaint restaurant under the stars, warm tropical breezes blowing the intoxicating scent from the Ylang Ylang tree nearby. Fresh brewed coffee and dessert....


Costa Rica is a beautiful and diverse country of beaches, volcanoes, rain forests, flora, fauna and wild life. 



































Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I would like to share some very exciting news with you....today I was notified that my status as an Associate of the Natural Perfumers Guild has been upgraded to Natural Perfumer. I have worked very hard over the past year to create natural perfumes that contain the heart or essence of the ingredients I use.  I am honored to be part of such a professional group of like minded and creative artists.



 Right now you can join  the Natural Perfumers Guild "Love the Guild" membership in February so check it out!http://NaturalPerfumers.com

Thursday, January 19, 2012


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Congratulations to the winners of the NPG Joy in January project!

QuoterGal Facial Cleanser ~

 nekosan Tangerine Body Butter

hula-la Lavender Bliss

Enjoy!



Winners of the 3 day JOY in January NPG blogging event will be announced tonight by 8 pm est. 
 Many thanks to all who participated and left lovely comments!
Have a joyous day..........

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Aromatherapy helps SAD



Aromatherapy helps SAD

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Wednesday January 18th
Sororia is giving away a Chamomile Powdered Facial Cleanser. This gentle & soothing cleanser contains: ~ Fuller's Earth to remove dirt & toxins ~ Oat Starch for sensitive Skin ~ Organic Buttermilk brightens skin with Alpha Hydroxy Action ~ St. Johns Wort Powder, Aloe Vera Powder ~ Organic Chamomile Powder ~ Organic Calendula Powder ~ Jojoba Beads to help remove dead skin cells ~ Pure Aromatherapy Grade Essential Oils of Pink Grapefruit, German Chamomile, Organic Rosemary & Blue Chamomile to nourish skin.


Post your comments to be eligible to win the giveaway and the winner will be picked in a random drawing to be announced on Thursday January 19th.....Good Luck!



NPG Perfumers, Suppliers and Associates want to bring joy to those suffering from the “winter blues” by having a blogathon giveaway of products with uplifting scents.  Some who live in the Northern Hemisphere suffer from SAD - seasonal affective disorder. 
SAD is a recognized disorder characterized by depression, among other symptoms.*(see below for details)  Light therapy is the most common treatment, and the Guild feels the need to share the knowledge that fragrance can also be uplifting and pull people out of depression.  The NPG wants to include fragrance therapy and our members will host a three-day blog event to reach out to those who suffer from SAD. 
It's going to be a giveaway bonanza for the public, selfless and kindness from our members who wish to share their brightest, sunniest fragrant products with the public. Please note:











~ You can post as anonymous, but that will make you ineligible for the drawing.










~  You are not required to sign up for our newsletters, "like" our Facebook page, or any other commercial endeavor - this is truly just a gift from the heart. 
~ You do need to give a first name or a nickname, ISP (eg., gmail) and location when you reply.  That way, when we announce a winner, we'll make sure we have the right person!
~ Be sure to visit the other participating bloggers for more helpful information and uplifting giveaways! (see list at end of blog)
~ Giveaways to be shipped within the US

www.E-News.ws


http://perfumebynature.blogspot.com
http://anyasgarden.blogspot.com
http://www.providenceperfume.com/blogs/news
http://www.matriarch.biz/blog.html
http://www.dameclemence.com
http://bellyflowers.blogspot.com
http://www.roseenbos.com/category/blog
http://www.joannebassett.com/natural_perfumes
http://sororiaorganics.blogspot.com/
http://www.aromaticsinternational.com/blog
http://oneseedperfumes.wordpress.com
http://ellenoire.blogspot.com/
http://www.stephanieknaturals.com/blog/
http://www.aromatherapycontessa.com

Monday, January 16, 2012


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Tuesday January 17th
Sororia will be giving away a jar of Tangerine Body Butter
Our Tangerine Body Butter is made with Organic Shea Butter, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Aloe Butter, Tangerine Butter (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Pure Tangerine Essential Oil & Vitamin E.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and Vitamin D. Is There a Connection? By Carolyn Wilson - Nutrition for the World

As a nurse living in the Great Northeast, I see first hand just how many people (men & women) are deficient in Vitamin D. I get up in the dark, go to work in an office, come home in the dark all week long. 
It's no surprise that my Vitamin D is low. I don't ski, I shiver in the cold and would rather make soap and perfume than be outdoors in the winter. Please share your comments and you just may find a jar of uplifting tangerine body butter in your mailbox:) 



Don't forget to visit the other participants in the Joy in January Project for more helpful information and givaways!


http://perfumebynature.blogspot.com
http://anyasgarden.blogspot.com
http://www.providenceperfume.com/blogs/news
http://www.matriarch.biz/blog.html
http://www.dameclemence.com
http://bellyflowers.blogspot.com
http://www.roseenbos.com/category/blog
http://www.joannebassett.com/natural_perfumes
http://sororiaorganics.blogspot.com/
http://www.aromaticsinternational.com/blog
http://oneseedperfumes.wordpress.com
http://ellenoire.blogspot.com/
http://www.stephanieknaturals.com/blog/
http://www.aromatherapycontessa.com


Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and Vitamin D. Is There a Connection? By Carolyn Wilson - Nutrition for the World

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and Vitamin D. Is There a Connection? By Carolyn Wilson - Nutrition for the World

Sunday, January 15, 2012


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Monday January 16th, 2012
Sororia is giving away a bar of LAVENDER BLISS coconut milk soap
made with Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Palm Oil, Organic Olive Oil,
Organic Castor Oil, Organic Canola Oil, Distilled Water, Sodium Hydroxide,
Organic Lavender Flower Powder & Essential Oil Blend of
Lavender, Jasmine, Orange, Rose, Ylang Ylang
This luscious creamy soap is wrapped in a beautiful hand dyed Batik
fabric made in Indonesia and the label is seeded so you can compost or
plant it and watch flowers bloom!


JOY IN JANUARY runs from Monday, Jan 16, Tuesday, Jan 17 and Wednesday Jan 18, with the winners announced Thursday, Jan 19, 2012

Good Luck!

NPG Perfumers, Suppliers and Associates want to bring joy to those suffering from the “winter blues” by having a blogathon giveaway of products with uplifting scents.  Some who live in the Northern Hemisphere suffer from SAD - seasonal affective disorder. 
SAD is a recognized disorder characterized by depression, among other symptoms.*(see below for details)  Light therapy is the most common treatment, and the Guild feels the need to share the knowledge that fragrance can also be uplifting and pull people out of depression.  The NPG wants to include fragrance therapy and our members will host a three-day blog event to reach out to those who suffer from SAD. 
It's going to be a giveaway bonanza for the public, selfless and kindness from our members who wish to share their brightest, sunniest fragrant products with the public. Please note:
~ You can post as anonymous, but that will make you ineligible for the drawing.
~  You are not required to sign up for our newsletters, "like" our Facebook page, or any other commercial endeavor - this is truly just a gift from the heart.  
~ You do need to give a first name or a nickname, ISP (eg., gmail) and location when you reply.  That way, when we announce a winner, we'll make sure we have the right person!
~ Be sure to visit the other participating bloggers for more helpful information and uplifting giveaways! (see list at end of blog)
~ Giveaways to be shipped within the USA


Here is a partial version of an article written by www.susunweed.com

SURROUND YOURSELF WITH LAVENDER

By: Debra Mauldin, Certified Aromatherapist

It's that time of year, again. People start to feel bad, lethargic, irritable, and depressed. Many gain weight. For some people the winter months are merely an annoyance. For others, it can be a major problem. Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects twice as many females as males.
Aromatherapy can help you beat those ‘winter blues’. A growing body of scientific research supports the fact that women react more strongly to aromatherapy. Scent has a profound effect on the emotions. The limbic system processes both odor and emotions, therefore, aroma and emotions are inseparable. Essential oils can cleanse, release, and balance our thoughts and emotions. Aromatherapy affects the mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of our individuality.
Essential Oil of Lavender is one of the safest and most widely used oils in aromatherapy. Lavendula officinalis is a wonderful oil for depression. It has a steadying influence on the psyche. Lavender’s balancing effect calms uncontrolled emotions, removes indecisiveness and emotional conflict, and helps to bring the feelings under conscious control. It brings a sense of rationality to the conscious mind.



Be sure to visit the other participating bloggers for more helpful information and uplifting giveaways!


http://perfumebynature.blogspot.com
http://anyasgarden.blogspot.com
http://www.providenceperfume.com/blogs/news
http://www.matriarch.biz/blog.html
http://www.dameclemence.com
http://bellyflowers.blogspot.com
http://www.roseenbos.com/category/blog
http://www.joannebassett.com/natural_perfumes
http://sororiaorganics.blogspot.com/
http://www.aromaticsinternational.com/blog
http://oneseedperfumes.wordpress.com
http://ellenoire.blogspot.com/
http://www.stephanieknaturals.com/blog/
http://www.aromatherapycontessa.com



Saturday, January 7, 2012


 What's new...
In the spirit of '2012 - The Year of Natural Skin Care'
Product Spotlight:

'
Herbal Facial Cleanser'

A unique 3-in-1 powdered formula!
from  Sororia Organics
www.E-News.ws
all natural beauty "E-News" is our monthly e-newsletter that will tell you what's new on our site, including Spotlights and Specials!