Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Shipping Charges Effective 01/01/2010

Happy 2010!

This is the first of a series of posts about all the changes that will take place during the coming year. This one is the first one I have to get out of the way, because unfortunately both UPS and USPS have both announced price increases. Future updates will be much more exciting, I promise!

After reviewing the price changes, it was obvious that I could no longer afford to offer the $6.00 priority mail flat rate charge. USPS has not only increased their prices across the board, but starting January 4, 1 pound packages will no longer have a flat rate throughout the US, but will become more expensive with zone pricing. Also, since USPS has introduced dimensional weight pricing (meaning the shipping is not only based on the weight of the package, but also on the size of the box), I have lost a lot of money on certain large orders. Not only is USPS increasing their prices, but so is UPS.

After careful consideration, I am going to change the priority mail option to actual pricing based on weight, plus $1.75 for insurance (if your order exceeds $50, I will cover the difference in insurance cost from USPS published rates). I am also introducing a Saver Shipping option, which will save you money on shipping for a larger order. The Saver Shipping will be a flat rate of $9.95 in the lower 48 states, and I will ship it the cheapest way (either USPS Priority or UPS Ground). You can expect to receive Saver Shipping by Priority Mail if your order fits into one of the flat rate boxes, and by UPS if it doesn't.

I have several new products in the works. I have started selling mini-soaps, which are not yet on my regular website but are now on Handmade by Randilyn on Etsy and ArtFire. Expect to see mini soaps in many more fragrances later this year, along with new lotion stick fragrances and much more!!

Thank you for your support during the first decade of the new millennium. I look forward to outfitting you and yours in smell-good stuff in the coming year!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

New Lower Pricing on Illuminated Candle Warmers

The price on our illuminated candle warmers has been reduced to $9.99 each. Save even more if you buy a case, which is $99.90 per dozen. Enough for every room and one for each of your friends.

We have a large stock of these so I anticipate this price holding for quite some time. Available in black (as pictured) and white.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Show Announcement

If you are in Las Vegas on December 12, save the date!!

We will be at the Lakes Festival of Lights Arts and Crafts Show. It is from noon to 6pm officially, but I plan to be there a few hours early setting up, so if you want to stop by early, feel free.

I will have show specials and a few special items. Also, I will only be bringing selected items with me, so if there is anything you really want, feel free to order on the website ahead of time, select Local so you aren't charged shipping, and put Lakes Festival in the comments and pick up your order at the show.

Hope to see you there! Here is a link to the Festival website. This is our one and only show for 2009, and it should be a fun day for all!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


This will be the last big sale of the year. Stock up now for the holidays!


Discount not applied to shipping charges, but remember that all US Priority Mail orders ship at a priority mail flat rate of $6.00. Expires November 5, 2009.

When you get to the shopping cart, scroll down and enter Discount coupon FB20 into the discount coupon box, then hit the recalculate button. If your order is $30 or more you should see the discount!

Remember, we are closed for vacation and will ship all orders after we reopen on the 5th.
Go Shopping Now!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Vacation Announcement

Just a heads-up that we will be closed for vacation from October 28 - November 5. I will be running a nice sale during the time we are closed. Stay tuned for details!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

New Banner!

Recently, on a whim I entered a contest at SoapiesSupplies. The prize was a banner designed by Red Lime Web. I was shocked that I actually WON!!! It took me awhile to get some suitable pics over, but finally did and here is the design. A big improvement over my last etsy banner. This banner will go on my etsy page and eventually my ArtFire page. On the blog, it will be at the bottom. Here it is!! Thanks Soapies and Red Lime!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Our EMail is Working Again

The company that provides the email services for our domain experienced an outage this morning. We did not receive any email from 2:06am - 7:43 am PST. If you tried to contact us, please resend your email.

Thank you!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Pineapple Soap Back in Stock!

At long last, the Pineapple soap is back in stock! This fragrance has really been popular lately and it took me a bit by surprise. This batch is twice the size of my last one.

This soap was made with my tropical recipe featuring mango butter, macadamia nut oil, and kukui nut oil. It is one of my favorites and I'm so glad it's ready!! For our pineapple fanatics, we have pineapple lip balm too.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Hibiscus and Energy Soap Back in Stock!

I am happy to announce that our Hibiscus soap and Energy Soap are back in stock! The Hibiscus is pictured here, the Energy soap is a three-layer colored soap. I need to take a new picture and will post it soon.
Unfortunately, we are still out of pineapple, cucumber melon, and lavender soap. We will post an update when we get those fragrances back in stock.

Sunday, March 29, 2009


We are closed for vacation until April 17. The website will remain open for orders while we are closed, but our Etsy site will not.

To thank you for your business, we are running a great spring sale while we are closed! Save 15% on all orders for $40 or more of products! Priority Mail shipping is still only $6.00 for domestic orders. No code is needed, the cart will calculate the discount automatically. Sale ends April 16.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Google Checkout is BACK!!!

I am so happy to announce that we can once again give you the option to choose Google Checkout when you make a purchase from our website!

Longtime customers may remember when we used to offer Google Checkout as a payment option when it first came out, but we could no longer offer it when our shopping cart provider decided to withdraw support for it. I never did turn the option off, though. Imagine my surprise when we received an order through Google Checkout today. Lo and behold, I double checked and it is back!!

Hopefully, this time Google Checkout is back for good.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Handmade Soap on Sale

We are featuring several fragrances on our sale page! Save over 30% on the following fragrances: Angel (type), Guava, Awapuhi Seaberry, Lily of the Valley, Magnolia Melody, and Sultry Oriental Nights! Sale limited to stock on hand.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Are you a fan? Follow us on Facebook!

Just a quick note to announce that Cloud Nine Candle and Bath Co. has created a page on Facebook! This blog will feed Facebook so if you prefer to get updates on Facebook, you can keep up with us there! You can also post product reviews, start or contribute to a discussion, or write on our wall.

Follow this link to visit Cloud Nine Candle and Bath's page on Facebook.

Friday, January 9, 2009

New Pricing for our Handmade Cold Processed Soap

The website has been updated to reflect new pricing for our handmade cold processed soap. Single bar pricing is $5.95.

We have increased our discount for 5+ bars of the same fragrance from 10% to over 15%. The new 5+ bar pricing is $5.00 per bar.

With our reduced shipping rates, you won't notice much of a change in your total, and if you order 10+ bars in one order you will most likely pay less than you did last year.

We will be introducing several new fragrances over the next few months. We will post the news here so stay tuned!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year! and... New Low Flat Rate Shipping!

I wish all of our loyal customers and blog followers a happy and prosperous new year!

I want to announce several changes that will be effective just as soon as I finish reprogramming the shopping cart.

Our domestic Priority Mail prices are reduced to a flat rate of $6.00 per order! This includes all orders shipped within the USA, including Alaska, Hawaii, and military APO or FPO addresses. The USPS flat rate priority mail boxes have made this possible, so thank your friendly neighborhood mail man!

The price of all Dolphin Massagers will be reduced to $9.99 each!

There will be no changes in our lip balm, shower gel, or lotion stick prices.

There will be some price increases for soap and lotion. It has been 8 years since our last pricing adjustment, and the prices of some of the raw materials have more than doubled during that time. Tomorrow's post will detail those changes. For many orders, the reduction in shipping charges will more than offset the price increases of these products.