2014 Spring Faire today – hope to see you there!

May 10, 2014

Saturday, May 10, 2014

12:00 – 5:00 PM

Dublin Heritage Park & Museums Dublin, California 94568


Celebrate the arrival of the warmer days of spring at the annual Spring Faire.

Enjoy a picnic on the lawn while listening to live music on the grounds of this beautiful historic park.

Browse and shop vendor booths that will include everything from antiques, handcrafts, flowers, and art.

Admission is free.


Happy Mother’s Day

May 9, 2014


I know that this post is a little early, however I wanted to extend a coupon good for 20% off all items on BodybyM.com in honor of all of the Mother’s out there. Enter code MOM2014 when you checkout and get 20% off all products. This code is good now though Monday May 13, 2014. Discount is not valid at 2014 Spring Faire show this Saturday.

As a mother of 2 small children I appreciate this day more when it comes to honoring my mother and my mother-in-law. Raising children is the toughest job you don’t receive a paycheck for, but you are paid daily in hugs, kisses, love, and little moments that you treasure forever!



Discontinued Soap – Contessa di Citrus Handmade Soap

May 3, 2014

I have decided to discontinue the Contessa di Citrus Handmade Soap to make room for other soaps that I am working on. The scent of this soap is a blend of orange blossoms with some earthiness to them. It is not a sweet fragrance, but more floral. 





While supplies last, each bar of  Contessa di Citrus Handmade Soap is only $3.00!

What new soaps will I be introducing? Stay tuned for more information. Some soaps have been poured and are curing, some are still in the development stages.

Tax Season Sale!

March 30, 2014

We are having a Tax Season sale at Body by M.

Save 15% off all items May 1-17, 2014 by using code TAX2014 at checkout.

Check out our favorite products when we have to deal with lots of paper!


Solid Lotion Push-Up Stick.  This keeps our hands soft and help with those pesky papercuts.

It won’t spill on your desk and get your tax documents messy!


Cucumber-Melon Handmade Lotion-Soap. Scented with our Cucumber-Melon fragrance oil this is a wonderfully indulgent soap

that combines the benefits of soap and lotion into one bar.


Renewal Ultra Luxury Cream. Our most luxurious cream for hand and body. Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, and Jojoba Oil in an Aloe base,

with the additions of Glycerine and Dimethicone, makes this cream perfect for skin that needs the most TLC.

Soap Swap soaps

March 26, 2014

I recently participated in a soap swap with other soap makers, and on Monday I got my box of swaps back. I sent off 12 bars of soap that I made scented with Chai Tea and Vanilla and received these lovely bars of soap.



I love participating in soap swaps as I get to see different techniques, and I also get to smell scents that I may not have thought about using before. Sometimes they inspire me, and sometimes not, but it is always exciting to open a box of soaps from a swap and see what others are creating!

It has me looking at my soaps in a different light. It may be time to create different soaps, or to take soaps that I currently make and redesign them.  I am going to be playing with different swirling techniques and see what I can create. Stay tuned, I will post photos of my new creations as they happen.

New Event Added for 2014 – Gardens Galore XX

February 26, 2014

We are pleased to invite you to Gardens Galore XX, which is scheduled for Sunday May 18th, 2014. The boutique begins at 10 AM and ends with the raffle drawing at 2:30 PM.  The boutique will be held at the St. Joseph High School near the Church, 1011 Chestnut Street, Alameda, CA.

This is such a fun annual event for us, and I hope that you are able to come out and see all of our new products. I always donate an item to the raffle, so one lucky person can win a gift pack of items hand selected by me! I will post more information as we get closer to the date.

Happy Birthday to me!

February 15, 2014


With my birthday coming up in a few days, I wanted to celebrate with all of you. In our family we have a tradition of having a birthday week, so in honor of my Birthday week I am offering a 15% discount on all sales (not including shipping and tax). Use code BIRTHDAY at the time of check out to receive your discount.

What are my favorite items that I will be using on my Birthday? Here are my must haves:

Solid Lotion Stick – I never go anywhere without a Solid Lotion Stick. It works on all areas and is even safe for use on the lips as all the ingredients are food safe.


Mint & Shea Shampoo Bar – I love how clean and soft it leaves my hair feeling. The fact that it is 100% natural is an added bonus. I take this with me when ever I travel so that I don’t have to pack a separate soap and shampoo. My husband and kids love it too, which makes it a great product for the whole family.


Citrus Splash Foaming Hand & Body Wash – The fresh citrus scent makes it perfect to have by the kitchen sink. The scent is not overpowering, and I love that my hands feel so clean and lightly scented of citrus from the custom blend of essential oils used to scent it.


I hope you find your favorite items to use, and thank you for helping me to celebrate my Birthday!


February Newsletter

February 2, 2014


Our Solid Massage Bar is designed to be held in the hand and rubbed over the skin. It will gently melt when warmed by the skin.We offer it in 4 varieties: Original, Peppermint, Citrus, Old Fashioned Rose.


We have created a special collection of soaps to make Valentine’s Day special! It includes 1 each of champagne Handmade Soaps, Red Wine Handmade Soaps and Chocolate Lotion Soaps for only $13!


Champagne Handmade Soap & Chocolate Handmade Soap packaged together. Two perfect Valentine’s Day classics together.


Champagne Handmade Soap & Red Wine Handmade Soap in a pair. A favorite pair for a special dinner, now in soap form.


Chocolate Handmade Soap & Red Wine Handmade Soap. A great pairing for a special day.



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Post Holiday Sale – Limited Edition Holiday Handmade Soaps

January 1, 2014



Post Holiday Sale

Limited Edition Holiday

Handmade Soaps

Starting January 2, 2014 all Limited Edition Holiday Handmade Soaps will be 40% off (while supplies last) at BodybyM.com. No coupon code needed, the discount has been applied to each item on sale.

Holiday Wreath Handmade Soap – Seasonal Edition

Brings the smell of a pine forest to your home, without having to clean up the pine needles!

A blend of fir and pine scents with just a tiny hint of orange. 

Each bar is 5 ounces and is packaged in a Kraft box that are made from 100% recycled fibers. 

Due to the process of making handmade soap and the use of natural ingredients color may vary from bar to bar.



Eggnog Handmade Soap – Seasonal Edition

Made with real dairy eggnog! It is creamy and wonderful, if we do say so ourselves.

Nothing says holidays to us here at Body by M like a hot cup of eggnog. It warm, cozy, and like December distilled into a cup.

Each bar is 5 ounces and is packaged in a Kraft box that are made from 100% recycled fibers. 

Due to the process of making handmade soap and the use of natural ingredients color may vary from bar to bar.



Frankincense & Myrrh Handmade Soap – SEASONAL

Indulge during the holiday season with some old world traditions.

We start with our basic soap recipe and add in Frankincense powder and Myrrh powder which help to scent the soap. Then enhance the scent with Frankincense & Myrrh fragrance Oil and top each soap off with Frankincense pieces & Myrrh “tears”.

Warning: Not recommended for women who are pregnant.

Each bar is 4 ounces by weight.

Due to using natural ingredients color may vary from bar to bar.



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FOUND: A Letter to Santa in a wine bottle – help me find the author! – Update

December 19, 2013

12/25/13 – Our local news, KTVU Channel 2 for the San Francisco Bay Area, did an interview with my husband and myself today and aired it on the 5 PM news. Here is the link to the story. 


My husband was helping his mother clean her dock at her house in Alameda, CA. She lives off of East Shore Drive, which is a quiet street in Alameda, when he found a green wine bottle laying on the beach. He noticed that it had a note in it and retrieved it.

The bottle has hand written on it it gold lettering. “2011 Old Wild Vine Meritage”. The cork says “The Prisoner” on the side of it (after we took it out of the bottle). It was clear before we opened it that it had been well sealed as the paper inside appeared dry and undamaged.


We opened it tonight, not knowing what we would find. The cork came out cleanly with no damage to it, and the letter was fairly easy to remove.


We noted that the letter had been held into it’s tight roll with a black wire twist tie, that was still in place and in very good condition.


My husband had the honor of unrolling the letter and discovering the beautiful message that was written inside by a child.


The message reads “Dear Santa I want a giant suffed Monkey! Please Please!”.

There is no signature on the letter, only a wonderfully drawn picture of the gift that the child is asking Santa for.

I want to find the child who wrote this message to Santa to be able to let them know that tomorrow I am going to make a copy of the letter and put it in the mail to Santa. Santa, being the amazingly smart man that he is, will know who wrote the letter and how to find them.

This is a small holiday miracle that my family is blessed to be part of. I wish I could know the identity of the child and to know when it was written. If it was last year then hopefully Santa knew what they wanted and was able to deliver it to the child. If it is this year, I only hope that I am not too late in getting the letter to Santa.

Please help me to find the author of this letter and to let them know that it was passed along to Santa.

Happy Holidays!


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