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    How are you holding up at the moment? 

    We find ourselves in a bit of a scary place right now and if I'm honest it's making me nervous as I'm sure you are too. Who knows how things will pan out but I wanted to reach out to you today to give you some good news. Goodness knows we could do with some of that right now. 
    As we're all coming to terms with what today looks like never mind tomorrow, I thought I'd try and give a bit back to help at these trying times for us all. 

    As we know, thorough and regular hand washing is always vital but is of utmost importance right now to give us all the best chance of keeping healthy and preventing the coronavirus from spreading.
    To help out in a small way, I'm running a special offer on all my hand and body soaps from today and until the world returns to a more normal state. You can now buy 5 full size bars for £20 (normally £24.75) and I'll also include a free sample soap in your order too while stocks last, helping you stay cleaner for longer. 
     
    *** 5 bars of hand and body soap for £20 ***
     enter 5for£20 at checkout to activate the offer 

    Our soap is full of the good things like rich plant oils and butters, clays and botanicals and should not dry out the skin. If however you find your hands are becoming drier than usual due to the frequency of all that washing, you may need a good slathering of a rich moisturiser too. Last week I whipped up a batch or two of our skin loving body butter bars which are great to help seal in moisture on arms and legs but also really helpful on dry hands too. They are rich and buttery and take a little while to fully absorb but the really do help re-hydrate the skin and keep hands softer after washing them so often..
     
     
     
     
    *** 2 for £20 on all our Bath oils, Bath salts and Bath milks too ***
    enter 2for£20 at checkout to activate the offer

    As an extra special treat and as self care is so important in times of stress and difficulty, you can also mix and match our bath oils, milks and salts in our 2 for £20 offer, also running for the foreseeable future. Create your own little self care ritual with a spot of luxurious bathing, why not add a face mask or scrub too? Looking after yourself is more important then ever before and I'm only too happy to be of service. 



     
     
    You can only use 1 discount code per transaction so if you'd like a mix of 5 for £20 soaps AND 2 for £20 bath goodies, you'll need to place 2 separate orders and I can combine them for you. 

    I'll just be dispatching orders twice weekly to minimise my contact with others and theirs with me so my new dispatch days will be Mondays and Thursdays.

    I've taken the decision to remove the 'Collect from Studio' option for orders temporarily too for all our safety.  
     


    Despite all of the impact of the virus, have you noticed how the planet is healing? The imposed travel restrictions have drastically improved air quality in China, Italy and America, I feel it's the planet taking a big breath of fresh air. We all need to try and see little snippets of good and positive things at the moment, take care of each other. 

    I hope you find these little gestures helpful at this trying time for us all, I do have lots more to tell you but this will all have to wait until another newsletter so for now I just want to wish you all a safe and healthy next few weeks and months. 

    Until next time,

    Stay safe,
    Ceri - Oakwood Soaperie
     
     
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    Hello folks,

    How did it come to be Midsummer's Eve already?!!

    Finally the weather has begun to realise it's June and everything green is bursting into life all around me. 

    I've eventually been able to plant up my flower plot too, once I built a 'rabbit proof' fence to keep the lovely flopsies out. I'd been gradually nurturing around 200 seedlings at home ready to go in and they were virtually bursting out of their pots so now they're finally IN. Fingers crossed they grow well. I've planted up Lavender, Chamomile, Marigolds, Cornflowers, Borage, Dill, and much more, watch this space for updates. 




    To celebrate the turning of the year, (and my hubs 50th birthday) I'm off for a little break until the end of June and wanted to offer a little something to you also. If you place an order before 1st July, enter MIDSUMMER at checkout for FREE standard UK shipping (worth £3.50) on all orders over £20. Sounds like a good chance to nab something just for yourself, try something new or just 'because'. I'll include some free samples while stocks last too. As always, my products are all PALM OIL FREE, Veggie or Vegan and plastic free. I'm re-using as much of my packaging from deliveries too, so all this is recycled and saved from landfill. I'm not going for brownie points here, just doing my bit, please help by re-using it again if you can, every little helps.

    Did you see the 'Just a Card' campaign over on Instagram on Monday? If you haven't heard about it, take a look at their campaign on their website. It's all about supporting small indie businesses, just like mine. Every little sale helps us all keep going, even if it's just 1 card, book or soap bar, it makes a difference. It's even getting quite a celeb backing now too which is fantastic as this all helps make it be seen and ultimately helps us all out a little bit in such a huge big world. 
     




     
    Don't forget, enter MIDSUMMER at checkout for FREE Standard UK Shipping on all orders over £20 before 1.7.19.
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    Feeling inspired to create some MIdsummer treats, I know I am, I doubt my baking abilities would be up to this but this beautiful Elderflower and Strawberry chiffon cake caught my eye, I thought I'd just leave this here....YUM!!

    Click the link below for the recipie, courtesy of HonestlyYUM

    https://honestlyyum.com/13662/strawberry-elderflower-chiffon-cake/


    Enjoy the sunshine, see you in July.

    Ceri xx