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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Revisting the Lush "Truth" email...I am still astonished, but I did break down and purchased a couple bath bombs...yes, I know..but I'm a softy for them at times. Just honestly speaking. Be sure to comment if you feel the need, I would love to read what you Curaties have to say!

What does "Handmade" mean to you?

by CURAT HANDCRAFTED SOAPS Est. 2010 on Monday, August 30, 2010 at 5:51pm
I am a soapcrafter. I make my soaps from start to finish. Oils that I saponify myself,the ingredients I add by hand(essential oils, fresh and dried plants & fruits, and dried spices)Some I grind by hand with the aid of the mortar & pestle...some with a blender or food processor. I hand pic the ingredients I use. I buy local, I sell to all. I take pride in what I do. As I meet and talk with many soapers, both cold and hot process soapcrafters...I get a since of pride and the desire to educate the public about the craft of making soap. I really felt bad when I had to establish the recent price increase. I was so happy being able to provide a product people really liked at an affordable price. Many of you still say that even with the price's still a great value. Thank you, I appreciate it!

Recently..I was online admiring the handmade soap companies who have broken the mold in the cosmetics industry. LUSH HANDMADE COSMETICS is one of them. I love their products and quite a few of you are LUSH clients. I decided to ask them a question in regards to their products..since they invite the chance to provide information to consumers. My question was simple and straight forward:

"Do you use the cold or hot process method to make your soaps?"

Easy right? Well I did get an answer. Very timely, very honest, but...way more info than I asked for.Today I found out that LUSH soaps are 'melt and pour' soaps! I was shocked to say the least.  But here, you can see for yourselves. Here is a copy of the email transmission.Now I have to the retail price for their soaps fair? That's up to you as a consumer.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

New Location Carries Curat!

Great news! Pogue's Run Grocer is a retailer of Curat-Romania soaps! They have Ashes 2 Ashes, Curat Spice No.2, Florala Cimbru, Spicy Peach!!! Pick up a few today..
Pogue's Run Grocer
2828 E. 10th
Indianapolis, IN 46201
(317) 426-4963

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Handmade Promenade Time!!!

Hey it's that time again, to come out to the Handmade Promenade event. This will be held at Luna Music and is aptly named. The "Record Store Day" event at Luna Music will be outrageously great! This is Curat's first appearance at Luna, although we have been at many a "Promenade" event. Hope to see you all out there purchasing great handmade items by rock-star crafters, and also pick up some great music!

April 16th 11am - 6pm
LUNA music Midtown/Broad Ripple 5202 North College Avenue
Indianapolis Indiana 46220

Curat Showed It's Swagger @ The Sweet Revenge Show!

This past week marked the Midwest Fashion Week activities, many fashion shows, forums and special events.
Catherine Fritsch, owner/designer of Sweet Revenge, held a show , Transformations, at the IndyFringe in the Mass Ave Arts District of Indianapolis.  Curat- Romania soaps were featured in the swag bags, on these minature bars, were coupon codes for 15% off online purchases! We were excited to be along for the fashionable ride. For more info on the Mercurious line, please visit : SWEET REVENGE
photo: Kathy Moberly

TIME TIME TIME..................... goes by so darn fast. Too darn fast actually,'s been a long while since I posted and this must be corrected!

So on the home front, we are rolling out in new locations, including LAS VEGAS!! Yes, and I will give the skinny on this wonderful location in a couple weeks, so please, stay tuned! I will tell you the name of the special edition soap though: Deuces Wild!

February marked our first year in the soap biz, it has beeb wonderful. Hard work, many helping hands and we are still here!! i am so proud of my family, mainly my daughters, aka "The Curat Kids". They have helped wrap, stamp, pack and unpack soaps for shows, completed mail orders, you name it and they have done it!

Looking back on the first year, I am pleased that Curat had media coverage, on the news and in publications, and I owe all of it to our supporters, YOU....the folks who purchase and use our soaps. One day I was in a market looking at hand-crafted soaps, and a lady came up to me and told me about this new soap company she really loved, Curat. I mean she was gong on about which ones I should try, and that's it's Romanian and the whole nine yards. When I told her I made the soap, she looked at me and said "you're not her, you're not Romanian!"...I laughed my butt was too I guess i do have a need for business cards do I can prove I'm the soapcrafter huh?!

Thank you all so very much for supporting Curat! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!

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