Monday, December 28, 2009

Hall of Fame {O Bella Naturals}

Welcome back! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. You're in for a real treat today!

Meet Betsy of O Bella Naturals -- a lovely, little shop filled with natural handmade soaps, earthwear, knits, and more! I simply love the look and feel of Betsy's shop and designs, and I'm sure you will too.

Betsy is one sweet gal, with a beautiful family. Her mission is to create affordable products that are made from natural materials and ingredients, which are free of chemicals, dyes and additives.

Read on as she takes us on a journey into the world of O Bella, and inspires us along the way.

What inspires you?
Music, nature, mountains, textures, organic colors

Where do you call home? Are you from there originally?
The town I currently call home is West Palm, Florida. It's about 20 minutes away from the small beach town I grew up in, Jupiter. Wherever my family is, that's home for me. My husband and I are living in a little cottage to save to make a cross-country move to Montana, we are aiming for 2010 to be our moving year! We will be leaving a lot of family here, but hopefully some will come too!
Name something unique to where you live.
My favorite local spot around is Jonathan Dickinson State Park. It was named after a Quaker merchant who landed here in 1696, has the historic home of “Trapper Nelson” still intact, and was a top secret radar training school during World War II. It's my family's favorite place to get together, take walks and bike rides, have Thanksgiving, and it's also where my husband and I got married in 2007.

Share an interesting fact about yourself.
I studied music in college, I'm one year away from a degree in music education. Music is my first love, it is where I am most at home with myself. I'm classically trained on flute, but I really like to play piano to rock music and violin to bluegrass.

If you had to describe yourself in a word, what would that word be?
Passionate

My mom has always told me I'm a passionate person, and it comes out in everything I do, for better or worse! It can be a burden and a blessing but I wouldn't choose it any other way. It means I dive into something I love [a movie, a book, a time period, a song] to the point of obsession! But it also means I love deeply, like my family, friends, music and nature.
What made you decide to open up shop?
When I found out I was pregnant with my first baby in 2008, I started to pay close attention [read: obsess] to what I put on my skin, finding out what toys were made of, what was in my food. I started to wonder why I was told to eat good and exercise while I was pregnant, but it was okay to bathe my baby with soap with additives and let her chew toys made of plastic made with toxins. It really started in April of 2009, my husband, baby girl Isabella, mom and dad took a trip to Idaho to visit my brother and sister-in-law. This trip was really the inspiration behind my whole shop. I had just learned to knit and knitted my baby a pair of hand warmers and had wonderful feedback! It was so rewarding making something useful and people actually asking about it! That was the start of [knits]. While there we made some necklaces from the stones we collected at the lake.. that was the start of [earthwear]. We spent a few hours searching for stones, and my mom also took a trip back to Idaho and must have collected 10 pounds of stones for me [thanks mom!] The summer of 2009 I finally started making soap for myself after wanting to for years. I was spending a fortune on natural soap for me and my little family, and I experimented and came up with a great, functional, natural recipe! Since then it has sort of blossomed from there. Natural function is really at the heart of O Bella.

How did you come up with your shop name? Any special significance?
It is named after my lovely daughter, Isabella. Her 1 year old cousin actually came up with the name. When she was born all her cousin would say was “Oh, Bella,” in such a sweet voice. It sounded like a perfect name. I chuckle every time I catch my self saying it, especially when she has created a big mess on the floor!

Name your favorite thing about selling handmade.
My favorite thing about selling [and buying!] handmade is the connection to people that you can't get buying in a commercial store. There is something very traditional, settling, and grounding about making things handmade and receiving handmade. You know the time went into prepare whatever it is, and time is the most special gift anyone can ever give.

Do you have a day job or sell on Etsy full-time?
My full time job right now is raising and guiding my daughter – it is such a special job! Etsy is like a part-time job with a bonus of potentially becoming a full-time job. I would love for it to be able to be a full-time job while I am in my season of motherhood.

Give us a little glimpse into what a typical day in your life looks like.
I wake up and say goodbye to my ever faithful, hardworking husband in the early hours. My baby girl and I [who is 1 years old today!] wake up, have our toast and coffee [minus the coffee for her] and enjoy the morning while catching up with online stuff like convos, any orders that may have sold, blogs or other things. We play and get ready for the day. I may make soap and other batches of lotions if need be, or create some necklaces. I may head out to do errands, mail packages, get new supplies, visit with some family, go to the park, visit some local shops.. Husband usually comes home in the afternoon and we do dinner and more playtime. We may watch a movie, or I might get to sewing or knitting once the little one has fallen asleep while he records music or some computer stuff. I find time to read late, it's my favorite time to settle down and read.
Share with us a favorite Etsy purchase or shop.
I currently have two ultimate favorite shops on etsy, although there are so many I have found and loved! The first is Gaia Conceptions – she makes eco-chic clothes for the urban nomad. I am in love with her materials and designs, I own one of her dresses and wear it more than I will admit to! The second is Violet Bella, whose store I found on your blog! I love all of her photos, jewelry designs, and clothes, they are so unique and capture a wonderful essence!

List a few of your most favorite pastimes.
Anything that involves things with naturalness - the way things used to be made. We started our own organic garden and I like to find fresh produce and cook with it. I'm really interested in alternative building materials, especially with cob, and my husband and I are in the beginning planning stages of a future cob house. Cob is a building material made from earth, clay and straw, it used to be used in houses in Wales. You mix it with your feet and lay it with your hands. Talk about the ultimate natural handmade project! Some houses still stand today and are over 500 years old. My great-grandfather grew up in one in Ireland, so it will be an amazing and traditional project!

I mostly love to spend time in the mountains in the west - which is pretty far from where I am. I try to get out as often as I can to camp, hike, see small towns, pick flowers, collect rocks, splash around in rivers. While I'm not out camping in the west, I'll visit the beach here or get my favorite lunch [subs and cupcakes] and eat them at the park. I'm also really getting into sewing, it's quickly becoming a favorite hobby!

I love to play music gigs, teach and learn new styles of music. My husband plays guitar and bass guitar and we love to sing and play a good Pink Floyd song together while our little one plays at our feet and dances along.

Read any good books lately?
I have read a few good books lately:

The Dream Giver by Bruce Wilkinson

End the Fed by Ron Paul

The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory

The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien

What is your most prized possession?
After my family of course, which I can't really count because I don't possess them :) But they keep me going, day in and day out, I could own nothing and still have the world with them.

I really cherish the handmade bench my mom passed to me recently. My parents bought it in the 70's, I used to play on it as a baby and now my daughter plays on it. Pretty special to me.
What are three of your favorite foods?
Anything homemade! Some favorites I've made lately are:

homemade guacamole with avocados my husband brought home

homemade honey butter

creamy chicken and wild rice soup

What would you like to learn to do?
I'm learning to sew right now, it's something I've been wanting to learn how to do for a long time, so I guess I would like to learn how to get better at sewing :)

What are you listening to right now?
Hello Hurricane album by Switchfoot

Animals album by Pink Floyd

Soundtrack to Ink

Name one place you must visit in your lifetime and why.
It's always been my dream to visit the old castles in Ireland and England. I have always been preoccupied.... (obsessed?) with the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance eras. I would also love to visit the birthplace or home where my favorite composers lived in Europe.

Anything else you'd like to share?
Thank you to Lory who so kindly took interest in my shop and thanks for doing this interview with me, and thanks for taking the time to read a little about the woman and story behind O Bella. Don't hesitate to contact me with questions or just to chat, I'm always up for meeting new people!

***

Betsy, thank you so much for stopping by to share with us. It was a pleasure getting to know you better.
And wishing a very happy birthday to little Bella today!

Keep up with Betsy and her growing shop by visiting her flickr, becoming a facebook fan, following her at her blog and on twitter, and adding O Bella Naturals to your favorites!

Time for a Giveaway!

Betsy has so generously put together a special sample set for this contest! It includes: A Set of 4 Sample Soaps - Mocha Cream, Brown Sugar, Honeybee, and Lemongrass, a sample Brown Sugar Rustic Butter, and a Natural Vanilla Lip Butter, all wrapped up in cotton cloth! Wow!

To enter, just tell us what your favorite scent is! Maybe you love the smell of freshly baked bread or sugar cookies? Or perhaps lavender, crisp spring air, or the smell after it rains? Don't forget to include your name and email address or Etsy username so we can contact you!

Please read carefully, as the rules have changed!

For extra entries you can:
Tweet this giveaway
Follow my blog and/or Betsy's blog
Blog about this interview/contest
Purchase from O Bella Naturals

Just leave a comment with your answer. Then, an additional comment if you are applicable for extra entries.

For example: If you want to enter and you also tweet the giveaway and follow my blog; leave your original comment + another that you tweeted + another that you are a follower = a total of 3 comments. Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Contest ends Sunday, January 3rd at 11:59 pm EST. Winner will be chosen at random and will be announced the following day.

Good luck!

210 comments:

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Jacky said...

Mocha Cream, please!! All of this looks sooo lovely. ;)

+1 I'm a blog follower!

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penny threads. said...

my scent of choice would have to be honeybee. that just sounds scrumptious!
-renea hanna
pennythreads.etsy.com
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penny threads. said...

i follow both your blog and o bella's blog.
yay for another entry!
-renea hanna
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penny threads. said...

i tweeted about the giveaway.
http://twitter.com/daaarlin
yay for entry #3!
-renea hanna
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artsy_me4@hotmail.com

JennTRC said...

My favorite scent ever is fresh honeysuckle! :)

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JennTRC said...

I follow your blog!

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blueviolet said...

My favorite scent of all is peppermint.
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blueviolet said...

I'm following your blog!
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elaine said...

Love the scent of lemongrass-such a clean,fresh scent!

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Violet Bella said...

First of all...Lory, you picked an amazing girl to interview! And Betsy, thank you so much for the kind words! I am honored that you think of my shop as one of your top favorites, wow!

as far as the scents listed, Lemongrass sounds so wonderful!

my all time fav scents are lavender, sandalwood and patchouli...

violet_bella@hotmail.com

peace,
laura

Violet Bella said...

i follow both of your blogs :)

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Violet Bella said...

posting a link on facebook...sorry, i dont tweet!

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Joanna said...

Lemongrass and Green Tea sounds lovely!

Joanna
jmeyer814@yahoo.com

Joanna said...

I follow your blog too. :)

Joanna
jmeyer814@yahoo.com

Betsabè said...

My favorite scent is vanilla. when I open the yogurt sniffed it for so long before eating it.

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Betsabè said...

I tweet:
http://twitter.com/dakha/status/7156153881

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Betsabè said...

I follow your blog and O Bella Naturals.

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audreyscountrycrafts said...

I love handmade b&b products!! My favorite scent used to be vanilla, however I was introduced to Pomegranate during the holidays and now it's my new favorite scent!!

audreyscountrycrafts at gmail dot com

Braggin' Rights said...

What a lovely giveaway, thanks for the opportunity! I think the mocha cream sounds very yummy!

Braggin' Rights said...

I'm following your blog.

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Braggin' Rights said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/tcornell123/status/7157879083

Robolegojupiter said...

My favorite scent is peach. I love it anytime of the year and never tire of its smell or find it overpowering.

Robolegojupiter said...

I have subscribed to your blog.

Robolegojupiter said...

I have blogged about this giveaway here:

http://robolegojupiter.blogspot.com/2009/12/sunshine-studio-o-bella-naturals.html

JBird's Garden said...

I am a Facebook fan and two my favorite scents are baby powder and cinnamon. Both scents evoke wonderful memories of days gone by.

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Perfect Blue Moon said...

Favourite scent would have to be peppermint, that really strong stuff that lmost makes your eyes water, its fresh and crisp!

Anna- perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

Michelle said...

These sound great!! My favorite scent is fresh cut grass... it always reminds me of "home".

Michelle
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Michelle said...

Following with google friend connect!

Michelle
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Tracey said...

My favorite scents are berry and citrus so I would love the lemongrass!

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Mirja said...

lilac is my favorite scent

Katjamaria said...

My favourite scent is fresh coffee beans, though I don't even like coffee! :) Also I love coconut, papaya and hmm.. shea!

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Kristen said...

My favorite scent is the smell of the ocean!
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Kristen said...

I follow your blog
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Carapace said...

My favorite smell is mountain laurel flower. It's so sweet and intoxicating and ephemeral; it reminds me of all my favorite spring days, all in one go. I never see it as an option anywhere. I grieve.

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SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

My favorite smell is my Mom's lilac bushes. She lives on top of a hill and when the wind blows her whole house smells wonderful.

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SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I follow your blog
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SocialStudiesSoubrette said...
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SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I follow Betsy's blog
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SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I tweeted, http://twitter.com/laprochaine/status/7161605623
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Carapace said...

And I follow your blog! Took me a bit, blogger's bein' slow, but I follow!

carapacenator(at)gmail.com

EMC said...

What is my favorite scent? That is a tough question, I have so many favorites! Real Christmas trees, nag champa incense, sun tan lotion, that hoppy smell from the brewery (I think I'm the only one in STL who likes that smell!)...

the Lost Earring said...

If I read that correctly, you'd like to know our favorite scents in general--not the ones from her shop. Ooh she does have some wonderful things in her shop :)

I personally love the smell of bergamot and sandalwood.

Thanks for the chance!
Kelly @ TLE
thelostearring at yahoo dot com

409cope said...

I love the smell of apple and cinnamon,especially if its inside a pie, baking. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

409cope said...

I follow through google friend. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lily said...

i love the smell of christmas trees!
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Lily said...

i tweeted: http://twitter.com/slowclublover/status/7164524848
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katevet said...

my favorite is vanilla!

Biddy said...

I tweeted about your giveaway!!
http://twitter.com/imafan21
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Biddy said...

I follow your blog!
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Biddy said...

I follow Betsy's blog!!
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clw said...

I am following this blog! :)

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clw said...

Honeybee sounds amazing!! I also like the smell of fresh-cut roses.

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Emily said...

I love the smell of freshly ground coffee (although that might not make the best scented soap or bath product). The honeybee scent sounds great too.
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Angela said...

I love the smell of lilacs, so I have a lilac bush in my landscaping by my deck.
veniceangel@hotmail.com

chicknboy said...

My favorite scent ever is probably a Christmas-y scent of cinnamon and cloves....but of the soap I'm thinking I'd love the brown sugar!

jeanette
jethalt at yahoo dot com

Lisa B. said...

My favorite scent is the mixture of vanilla and cinnamon! Great giveaway!

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Lisa B. said...

I'm a follower of The Sunshine Studio!

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Daya, muito prazer... said...

Daiane Negretti
daia171@hotmail.com
Piracicaba-SP
Brazil


My favorite smell is pink roses ^^

Kaycee @ Fit for a Child said...

My favorite is Lime, Blackberry or Lemon!

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Kaycee @ Fit for a Child said...

I follow your blog (I couldnt figure out how to follow betsy's!)

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wintam said...

I love the Honeybee scent... it's so warm and cozy!

Angie said...

I love the scent of Sandalwood..it is so exotic and warm and sexy! Love it!!

Thanks
Angie
rennieangie at gmail dot com

mim said...

it's hard to pick one favorite smell...so many are tied up with memories and associations

i love the smell of my mom's pumpkin bread, and the sharp smell during a thunderstorm, and after the rain, and this milky vanilla lotion that i have hoarded b/c it's discontinued....

miriam dot nussbaum at gmail

Heidi said...

My favorite smell is the scent of sheets after they've just come out of the dryer, all clean and warm. They smell so fresh!

writeme@heidimail.com

mim said...

i now follow this blog

DEA ANGEL said...

What a lovely giveaway my fingers are crossed. I love the smell of gingerbread,peppermint, and vanilla.
Thanks for the great giveaway.Marian

mtzeenla@yahoo.com

Bella said...

My favorite scent is fresh roasted coffee! Thanks so much for the fun giveaway!

Bella said...

I'm following your blog!

Bella said...

I'm following Betsy's blog, as well! Thanks!

megnjon said...

so hard to choose - mocha cream thought i think!

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Aik said...

I'd like to try Honeybee.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I'm a follower.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

Tweeted:

http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/7184311666

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Aik said...

I blogged.

http://aik-friendsnfamily.blogspot.com/2009/08/list-of-worldwide-giveaways.html

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Chris and Sarah said...

My favorite smell I think would have to be fresh coffee or lemon.

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Sherry said...

my favourite scent is lemon and rose, they are smell good!

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Sherry said...

blogged http://iluvcontest.blogspot.com/2009/12/betsys-giveaway.html

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mandala said...

I like the smell of lemongrass and the mocha cream too :)
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ZaftigDelights ~ KnitzyBlonde said...

Mocha cream sounds wonderful, but I absolutely love pumpkin spice!

Sandie Russo
zaftig2k at yahoo dot com

ZaftigDelights ~ KnitzyBlonde said...

I follow your blog

Sandie Russo
zaftig2k at yahoo dot com

ZaftigDelights ~ KnitzyBlonde said...

I follow Betsy's blog.

Sandie Russo
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Aljna said...

My favourite scent is fresh mint...it's full of memories

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Aljna said...

I follow your blog!

Aljna said...

I follow Betsy's blog

Nina said...

I love the scent of white musk!

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Nina said...

I follow your blog.

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Nina said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/nina0205/status/7190937146

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Nina said...

I follow Betsy's blog.

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rose said...

So I have a few fav scents. Cotton candy, squishy babies, wood burning fire, and suntan lotion. Crazy things yes I know, but I love them. ambrerose.etsy.com

dotted lines said...

I love myrrh and frankincense burned together as incense. I don't get to do it often, though, because I have roommates. :)

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Damla said...

My favorite scents are mint, lavender and fresh air.

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Damla said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/sweepstakelover/status/7193653001

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Damla said...

I blogged: http://sweepstakelover.blogcu.com/hall-of-fame-o-bella-naturals/6674005

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Kym said...

I like the sound of the Mocha Cream Natural Soap - sweet, sugary. creamy, yum!
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Kym said...

I follow The Sunshine Studio Blog

Kym said...

I follow Betsy's Blog

picnut1512 said...

The Lemongrass sounds wonderful...but my favorite scent is always Rain.

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Eternal*Voyageur @ Venusian*Glow said...

Sandalwood !

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Eveningsong Ink said...

Hi :)

Firstly, I stumbled across this blog from another link and I find it very inspiring to see another mum so interested in keeping it natural for the family. In particular your natural soaps are wonderful; I too wondered why it was bad to not exercise during pregnancy but fine to rub mineral oil all over a newborn. Yuck!

As for a favourite scent, I definately have mine and perhaps someone with a nose like yours could actually reproduce something similar. I adore the scent of small kittens. Weird huh? You know that musky, earthy, 'new' scent that small animals have? I find that so wonderfully comforting, like snuggling up to a little cat as a child.

I have no idea if that can be reproduced, but I know I would love it. It's one of those scents that I think everyone recalls from childhood.

Good luck with your business, I will be keeping an eye on your store.

khaski said...

I love the smell of a summer's storm coming through- that clean, electric smell in the air! khaski78 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I love the smell of sun-warmed watermelon.

Laura C

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Anonymous said...

Follower.

Laura C

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TigerLily said...

Ooh the scent of coffee and chocolate would be awesome, mixed with some berries, strawberry choco, anyone? ;p


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Mom to two! said...

My favorite scent is lilac. I love when the bushes are blooming!
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Mom to two! said...

I follow your blog!
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Mom to two! said...

I follow betsys blog!

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Morgan said...

I love the smell of a nice herbal or raspberry tea. Mmm... just wakes me up!

Morgan
momov@carolina.rr.com

Ashley said...

My absolute favorite scent ever is the linen closet where I work. Those linens just don't smell nice to me until I have over a hundred of them put up in the closet. When I walk back in there a few hours later or the next day it's just amazing! (I even have an obsession with glade linen candles now because of it! hehe)

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Ashley said...

I am a blog follower.

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Cynthia said...

I would love to win the soap samples.

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Linda K said...

My favorite scent is anything that is vanilla

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crystal said...

Although i love rose my favorite scents are usually fruity like Blueberry or Cherry:)
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Abby said...

My fave scent is that of cocoa, chocolate!! I go mad!

Nikki
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Selene said...

I love the scent of coffee. It is just ulpifting I love it

Selene
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janil said...

I love manteka de karité and coca scent!
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janil said...

I follow you!
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Melissa said...

Hi!
I have always loved the smell of cinnamon...yummy

Thanks1
Melissa
www.lissylee77.etsy.com

The Soap Corner said...

Cedarwood.

i-am-amazed said...

my favourite scent is mz boyfriends perfumes.

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Shop with Me Mama said...

My favorite scent is Vanilla :) I LOVE handmade soaps and products. I am always buying on Etsy, so I will add her to my favorites, thanks!

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Shop with Me Mama said...

Following your blog!

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Shop with Me Mama said...

following Betsy's blog :)

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jakiesmom said...

i loved her story..
i like the smell of vanilla

Rachel said...

Fresh baked bread is right up there, but so is fresh cookies - esp mocha choc chip. Some coffees smell divine, and also that evergreen smell makes you think of the holidays. And don't forget that salty tang of summer. All good things!

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Sihui said...

My fav scent is clean laundry :) looove that smell!

Thanks:)
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Sihui said...

I'm following your blog, Following as Sihui.
Thanks:)

Sihui said...

Blogged about the giveaway at: http://www.hmgiveaways.com/2009/12/soap-sample-package-from-o-bella.html

Danielle said...

Honeybee sounds wonderful. My favorite scent is apple.

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Jaime said...

I love vanilla or Lavender
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Jaime said...

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Jaime said...

tweet
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Rashelle R said...

My favorite scent is lavender.
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Rashelle R said...

i follow your blog
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April said...

OH I just love this shop! The natural feel and look of her items are wonderful. The blackberry and sage sounds so yummy for my skin!

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April www.artfulgoodies.etsy.com

April said...

I follow your blog :) and love it!

April

Anonymous said...

My favorite scent is homemade bread!

Sarah (untenuredteacher)
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JenniferB said...

My favorite scent is cinnamon and cloves
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bison61 said...

I like citrus-lemons,& oranges

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- Marybeth I. said...

I like a combo of earthy, spicy ans sweet scents
Ex" sandalwood, vanilla, and cinnamon. fi

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Ann said...

I would love to try Mocha Cream, I love natural soaps. I may come back and purchase these soaps!!!

Lisa said...

I love the scent of chocolate. Thanks!

Lisa said...

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daisymay said...

I adore the smell of sweet peas!
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daer0n said...

My favorite scent is vanilla! :)

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Caroline said...

My favorite scent is the smell of the ocean.

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Anonymous said...

I love the scent of vanilla.

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Annisa said...

My favorite scent is the smell of freshly cut. It's so crisp and clean.

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debbiejackson said...

honeybee scent

afineday said...

My favorite scent is Honeysuckle so Honeybee is probably close to this.

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Anonymous said...

Lemongrass and Green Tea sounds great.
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lanky said...

My favorite scent is peppermint, I am a mint freak.

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I follow your blog.

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Esther said...

I love the smell of Jasmine

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Matt said...

My fav scent is cinnamon! Mix it up any othe scent and it's usually heavenly.....
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Teresita said...

Hi, my favourite scent is vanilla. My email is teresitajeje(at)hotmail(dot)com

ContestAndCo said...

My favourite scent is coffee!

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h. said...

my favorite smells are cut grass and lemongrass.
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h. said...

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SBM said...

I love the smell of hot apple cider! Thank you!

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edmontonjb said...

Apple Cinnamon is my favorite scent.

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clara said...

i like the smell of cinnamon rolls baking in the morning :)

the smell of sweet basil is awesome too 8D

International Giveaways said...

I love the fresh smell of being high up on the mountains.. no pollution, just nature and thin oxygen-less air. :)

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Kristie said...

I've been really into lavender lately.

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Bryaker said...

hmmm.... my favourite scent... It depends on my mood and the day - I can be in a Lavender mood one day, then sandlewood the next... Rose water, Lilac and cherryblossom are always good though

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Annemarie said...

My favorite scent is almond!

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MaMa said...

I have so many favorite scents but really love early spring in the morning, when the flowers are blooming & the garden smells delicious.
Thanks for hosting.
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MaMa said...

I follow your blog. :-)
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Candice said...

I love the smell of Vanilla so much. Also love the smell of lavender oil which soothes aching muscles.
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T's Craft Corner said...

My favorite scent of all tiome has My favorite scent of all time has got to be fresh vanilla.

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Helen said...

My favourite scent so far would have to be Rosemary Mint....ahhh, so fresh!

Your soap and products look lovely!

Ľubaša said...

my fav scent is scent of linden blossom. And cinnamon too.:-) thanks
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va said...

i follow your blog .
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va said...

i like the scent of all natural lilac , rose , and floral scents . myrrh and frankincense is also nice .

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va said...

lemon grass is a scent i like too .

Tylerpants said...

I love the scent of lemon verbena...so fresh & clean!
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trixx said...

My favorite scent is red macintosh apples. There's nothing like that clean crispy fruity smell!

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trixx said...

I follow both yours and Betsy's blog. :)

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Heather! said...

I love the smell of Lilacs. It's a special scent, too, because it reminds me of my grandmother, who also loved it. It just takes me someplace no other scent does!
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