Friday, November 23, 2012

Black Friday Sale Happening Now!

Hello my lovelies!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We are now open for the Black Friday Sale! come on over and pick up your favorite scrubs and other items for 30% off!

shop our Black Friday sale here!


Monday, November 19, 2012

Winter Wonderland is now Up!

Hi all,

Sorry for the delay this morning, I'm having an issue with the inventory bars on Bigcartel. I don't think it will impact anyone's ordering capability, but just know that even though they inventory bars look like they are low, all items were fully stocked - so, I guess just ignore that for now. I'll be watching to make sure it doesn't list anything as being sold out prematurely.

Everything is up and available for purchase now!

Have a wonderful day, Happy Thanksgiving, and I hope to see you for our Black Friday sale!!


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Info about Winter Wonderland Scrubs and Black Friday Sale!


New Winter Wonderland Scrubs are on the site for a preview! These will go live tomorrow morning at 9:30am EST - You'll notice the shampoo/conditioner/lotion sections all say "Coming soon" because the new winter scents have been loaded in, so these all also go active tomorrow morning!

You'll also see the Black friday sale sections are also up for a preview, there are a LOT of items that will fall into these two sections - they will all go live on Black Friday morning at 6:30am EST. Instead of dealing with a discount code, I put the 30% discounted prices already in, so the prices you see in these sections already reflect the 30% discount.

Lastly, for Black Friday, the shipping profiles are set up in Paypal, and in some cases, since it's based on Order amount spent and zip code, with the sale prices being lower than usual, paypal may charge less for shipping that what I can actually fit into a box - for example, anything less then $15 goes small flat rate, though with scrubs marked down it may still come in under $15 but they will need to go in Regional rate A, which depending on your location, may cost a tiny bit more than small flat rate. If that happens, I will invoice you for the shipping overages, if any. We'll play it by ear!

Three more days until Thanksgiving!!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Winter Wonderland!

Starting Monday November 19th at 9:30am EST the NEW Winter Wonderland Scrubs will up on the site for sale!! New Scents:

Jack Frost - a chilly breath of night blooming flowers and ice cold wind

Strawberry Jam & Scones - Delicious fresh-baked scones smothered in strawberry Jam - smells just like the real thing!

Sugar plum - Juicy ripe plums sweetened with dash of sugar

Peppermint Frosting- Vanilla Buttercream with delicious candy cane bits!

Winterberry - Cranberries nestled near a grove of Balsam trees after the first snowfall

Also - as a reminder - there will be a Black Friday sale on Friday Nov 23rd!! at 6:30am EST on Black Friday, there will be a couple of Sections for scrubs and body mists all at 30% off!  New Winter Scrubs will not be part of the sale, but the Fall collection, Best sellers, and Chocolate scrubs all will be included along with other scrubs from collections past!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

New Winter Wonderland Scents, & A Black Friday Sale

Hello my lovelies!

COMING SOON - Monday November 19th - New Winter Wonderland scents!! 

Peppermint Frosting - Candy cane bits in Delicious vanilla Buttercream!

Sugar plum - Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads...

Strawberry Jam and Scones - warm scones straight out of the oven slathered with sweet strawberry Jam - Perfect for a Christmas morning breakfast!

Jack Frost - Icy cold air and the last breath of night blooming flowers signal the beginning of Winter...

and of Course - Winterberry will stay on as a winter favorite!

ALSO - There will be a Black Friday sale!!! starting at 6:30 am on Black Friday morning Nov 23rd, all Summer/Fall scrubs, AND Decadent chocolate scrubs will be marked down to 30% off! You can use the code BLACKFRIDAY to get the discount!

Happy Holidays!! Pictures of the new Winter Wonderland Scrubs, coming soon! ♥

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Calling all Vloggers!

Calling all Vloggers! Happy Button Soap Co. is looking for Video reviews of their products! Since there hasn't been a contest in a little while, it's about time, don't you think?

If you are an avid Vlogger (or completely new to it), We would love to see you do a video review of our products posted on youtube!

Here's the deal: Create a video review and tell us what you really think of our products, post it on Youtube, then post the link to your video review on our Facebook page, and you'll be automatically entered to win a FREE gift set of a full size foaming sugar scrub and silky finish body lotion in the Scent of your choice!  The video review can be for any of our products, even if it's only product - there is no limit. We love our fans, and love to hear four feedback!

The contest is open now, and will run through November 30, 2012 where a winner will be chosen; The winner will receive the gift set in the scent of their choice just following the contest ending! (all of you who've ordered from Happy Button Soap previously know how quickly I ship!)

Also, just a reminder, discount codes are still active:

3FOR30  - 3 sugar scrubs for $30 (not including the Sinful Collection)

LOVEMYLIPS  - 3 for $10 Lip Butters

*One code per checkout*

Lastly - Winter Wonderland collection will be coming soon!!! I don't have an official date just yet, but it will be in November, and I have some exciting stuff in store for you!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Almost a year old! Updates!

Woo-hoo! Even though I was on vacation from my other job, I still managed to get a lot done this week for Happy Button! Just a few updates before I re-open on Monday 8/27/12, so there are no surprises: I have decided to pull down some of the collections that have been around for a while, partly because of sales, and partly to change things up - HOWEVER, I know what the favorites are, so I decided to make a collection for just the best sellers - Here you will find a few from each of the collections that did well on sales, and that I frequently had requests for. Some of the others that have been pulled down, the remaining inventory is going to be sold off at Craft shows, and whatever doesn't sell there, I will probably relist on the site in the clearance section. I also have the NEW Fall in New England collection up for preview on Monday - these will go live at 9:30am September 1st! The new collection has 3 old returning favorites, and 2 new scents! Both the fall scrubs, and the Best seller scrubs are available for the 3 for $30 discount code, if you type in 3FOR30 at checkout! The 3 for $10 Lip butter code is also still available LOVEMYLIPS (one code only per checkout)

Also - New Puppy Perfumes! I've been making these for my pup Koumpi for a while now, and we love them! I use them after his bath, and He smells fantastic for up to a week! (My dog has hair, not fur, so I can't be certain if the staying power is the same on if your dog has fur and it lasts, let me know!)

Finally, It's almost been a year that Happy Button Soap Company has been in business! I have made a special limited edition scent, made in limited qty (once it's gone, it's gone!) as a gift set to commemorate this milestone! The scent is Eternal, and it's stunningly beautiful - Carnation, Vanilla, green grass, and a *hint* of balsam. seriously awesome! I only made a few of them, so get yours while you can!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Lots of Changes (all GOOD!) for Happy Button Soap Co!

Hello my Lovelies!

We have lots of changes over at Happy Button Soap Co! I'm going to give you all a bulleted list of all the NEW things to make note of:

  • First, as you'll notice, and I've posted about it previously, we have a new look! Our website was re-designed, and we also have some new labels (not a drastic change, pretty simple actually!) which you will see on all the new products coming out. 
  • My most exciting announcement, is that my beloved ORIGINAL formula hair conditioner IS BACK! I must apologize about it's previous discontinuation, but one of my suppliers had discontinued some of the components, and then, inexplicably,  just recently, brought them back! I did call them, and they assured me that this would be kept regularly in stock, so I have decided to bring it back since it was so loved! However, i am ALSO keeping the new formula as well, since it is a slightly lighter formula, which might be nice for summer. Both conditioners, are live on the site currently, in Select scents.
  • In relation to hair products (conditioners and shampoos) I have decided to take the Masquerade and Coconut Peach scents out of the scent offerings - the reason is because something in those blends of FO's tend to thin out the shampoo formula, causing it to become too watery. This has been a repetitive issue which has caused me to have to do product replacements on multiple occasions, so I have made the executive decision to cut those scents from the shampoo/conditioner offerings.
  • I had to make a very slight price increase on our foaming sugar scrubs (not the decadent sugar scrubs) due to price increases I am faced with for ingredients of said products - the price has gone from $10.00 to $10.95 (not so bad!) BUT!! as a way to minimize this to my customers, I have created a code 3FOR30 which will basically negate the price increase if you buy at least 3 Foaming sugar scrubs (so back to $10 each) these do not include the Decadent chocolate scrubs - all other products the prices have remained the same.
  • I did away with the other 20% off codes on the clearance items (still a few winter scrubs, and fall in NE scrubs, and V-Day kits left!) and actually just changed the price to the lower discounted price. So you'll get the sale price, without having to worry about a code. HOWEVER, the code for Lip butters is also still active (3 lip butters for $10 = LOVEMYLIPS), as well as the 3FOR30 code mentioned above - unfortunately, only one code can be applied per order, BUT, if you place multiple orders to use the codes, rest assured, I DO combine shipping, and will refund any shipping overages back to you ASAP.
  • We have a NEW product! Instant grace Facial Cleanser. This is an all-natural face cleanser similar to LUSH's Angel's on Bare skin. It is not a dupe, since there are ingredients in my formulation which are not in their recipe, and vice versa - however, it is a very similar product, made to work on a wide variety of skin types.
  • NEW Summer scents! We have a variety of new scents for the summer season, 5 of which are available as foaming sugar scrubs: Lolita - The essence of youth! Sparkling pink sugar mingled with vanilla cream, Green Party - Juicy honeydew melon, bamboo and a touch of green tea, Lime Candy Fluff - Tart juicy limes and sweet cotton candy fluff, Vanilla Amber - sweet amber musk in a warm vanilla and nutmeg blend, and The Orchard - fresh crisp green apples ripening over a field of lush green grass.
  • MORE Body mists! We have a variety of scents now available in Body Mists! We still have the original 3 scents (Thirteen O'Clock, Love & Lust, and Sweet & Dreamy), in addition to: Fresh Cantaloupe, Lime Candy Fluff, Storyteller's Parlor, Masquerade, Lemon Curd & Coconut Cream, and Strawberry Musk! 
  • Lotion scents have also been circulated to include some of the new scents. In order to keep up with demand, all products will only be available in the listed scents on the site - unfortunately, I can't do custom orders at this time. (I did do my best to keep the favorites in though!)
  • COMING SOON: a few new Solid Perfumes! 2 of which will be more masculine in nature (though women can totally wear them too!) Storyteller's Parlor, Arctic Warrior - which is the male companion to the Arctic Maiden, Sugared Rose (as previously seen as a bath oil in the V-day kit), and Strawberry Musk!
  • COMING SOON: 3 new bath oils! Sugarwood, Dragon Lady (as previously seen in solid Perfume form), and Vanilla Amber! Both the Bath Oils, and the Solid P's will be arriving on the site, probably sometime in the next week! 
  • LASTLY, just wanted to give you all a head's up, that I will be going on Vacation (to Florida, Yay!) from May 29 - June 3rd. The shop will be closed during this time, so that I can keep control over orders coming in and out. The shop will be re-opened as soon as I get back! <3

Whooo! That's a lot of changes! Now, here's some HBSC Pr0n to entice you further...

Love and Kisses,

Thursday, April 12, 2012

New Look for Happy Button Soap Co!

Hi all!

I have decided to give my bigcartel site a makeover! Stop by and check out our new look! Come soon, are also new labels - though some of my inventory is already labeled with our current design.

Wishing everyone a happy Spring season!

-remaining Fall in New England, and Winter wonderland scrubs, as well as Valentine's kits are still 20% off while supplies last!


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Spring Clearance Sale! 25% off!


We still have a few scrubs from the Winter Wonderland collection, Fall in New England collection, and Valentine's kits left! Now it has all been combined into one discount code: SPRINGSALE for 25% off! Get them now before they're gone! Anything ordered from these collections, including the VDay kits, will get an overall 25% discount using the code!

Once again, the Valentine's gift sets include:

1 - 2.9oz foaming sugar scrub in Thirteen O'Clock
1 - 2.9oz Decadent sugar scrub in Date Night
1 - 2.9oz Silky finish Body lotion in Courtly Love
1 - 1oz Bath Oil in Sugared Rose
1 - Lip Butter in a randomly selected flavor (Red Velvet cake, peppermint frosting, gingersnap, or Butter Toffee Crunch)


Saturday, March 3, 2012

Introducing the New Storytime Collection! (and other new goodies!)

Hello my Lovlies!

The New Storytime collection, Body Mists, and Bath Oil are on the site for a preview! The Hipster Scrub (new scent in the Sinful Collection) has been added, and it now Live on the site! The rest will go live tomorrow night at 6:30pm EST. Also, some of the new scents will be available in shampoo, conditioner, and lotion - they will be added just before they go live tomorrow night (with the exception of a few, since I had to re-order some FO's, but they will be added over the next week.)

Lastly, just a reminder that the Fall in New England scrubs are coming down and the remaining inventory, along with the remaining winterwnderland scrubs are 20% using the Code: AFTERXMASSALE

The Valentine's Kits There are only 8 left! are also 20% off - now $16 each using code LOVEKITSALE

Lip butters are also still 3 for 10 using the code: LOVEMYLIPS

**Just to note, big cartel will only allow one code per checkout, so if I see you've purchased something on sale, and couldn't get the discount at checkout, I will refund the difference when I ship your package to make sure you get it!

Now for some lovely new pictures!

8 oz Bath Oils!

Hipster Sinful Scrub

4 oz Moisturizig Body Mists!

The New Storytime Collection scrubs together!

Sweet & Dreamy Closeup!

Looking forward to releasing these tomorrow! 


Saturday, February 25, 2012

New scents coming soon!


There are SEVEN new scents coming very soon! In order to make room for these, the Fall in New England collection will be coming down, but don't fret! it WILL be back in the fall!! The Goblin City collection will be staying, as well as the tropical collection, and the Sinful scrubs...Now what are the Shiny new scents you ask? Well, I'll tell you!

The Storytime Collection:
The Storyteller's Parlor: a steaming cup of coffee, a worn leather armchair, and the warm comfort of a crackling fire

Caramel Latte:
The most perfect Caramel Latte, complete with a creamy swirl.

Sweet & Dreamy: The recipe for a perfect night's sleep; lavender with sugared vanilla cream!

Neverland: Slipping away into faraway lands that smell of redwoods, chocolate, and pomegranates...

Love & Lust: The innocence of love mingled with the heat of passion; our signature scent, Nazarene, kissed by sugared vanilla

Sugarwood: Chestnuts, Brown sugar, French Vanilla & Oak trees...
...and One new Scent added to the Sinful Collection:

Hipster - Get your protest on, with our blend of Patchouli & Chocolate!

Lastly - I am going to be offering some bath oils, and Body sprays in select scents! Click the HERE to cast your vote on Facebook! The top two scents of EACH will be chosen!


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Need Favors? Let us help!

Hello my darlings!

Happy Button Soap Co. is now offering custom event favors! Have a Wedding, Bridal, or Baby shower to plan? Why not use custom-made mini foaming sugar scrubs! We customize the label for your special day, with whatever message you would like, the 2.9oz scrubs will be in the scent and color of your choice, and come in a decorative organza bag!

Here's a glimpse of some Bridal shower favors just recently completed:

Please email Bree at  for pricing, and more information.

Happy planning!

Monday, February 20, 2012

20% off SALE!

Hello my Darlings!

We're having a sale! 20% off all remaining Winter Wonderland sugar Scrubs and Valentine's love kits!

For the 20% discount on Winter Wonderland scrubs, use the code: AFTERXMASSALE

for 20% discount on Valentine's Gift Sets, use the code: LOVEKITSALE

**One code per checkout** - feel free to place a double order if interested in more than one code, I WILL combine shipping, and refund any shipping overage!

Good while supplies last! These won't be restocked!

Have a great week!


Sunday, February 12, 2012

New Lip Butter Flavors added!

All new lip butter flavors have been added to Happy Button Soap Co.!

New flavors:

Lemon Cheesecake
Coconut Peach
Milk Chocolate
Vanilla Pastry

Also - more Red Velvet cake has been added! Peppermint Frosting, Gingersnap, and Butter Toffee Crunch are also still available!

for the 3 for $10 discount, use code at checkout: LOVEMYLIPS

Valentine's Gift sets are also still available! These truly make any night a little more romantic! Gift sets include:

2.9oz Thirteen O'Clock foaming sugar scrub
2.9oz Date Night Decadent sugar scrub
2.9oz Courtly Love Silk finish body lotion
1oz Sugared Rose Bath Oil
1 lip butter in either: Red Velvet Cake, Gingersnap, Peppermint Frosting, or Butter Toffee Crunch!

Wishing Everyone a safe and Happy Valentine's Day!


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Sad News about our Conditioner...

Hi all,

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news...The Bad news is, that the conditioner Base I have always been using has been abruptly discontinued by my supplier, which I am really upset about. But, The GOOD news is, I had a little left on hand to make up as much conditioner as I could. Also, I am very pleased with the replacement conditioner base I have found. It's a thicker formula than the previous one, but it delivers great results.

You will see in the shop, that there are TWO categories now for conditioner; One that says "Old Formula" and one that says "New Formula". All that is listed for sale in the "Old Formula" is literally all that I have left, so stock up if you love it, since I won't be able to restock that! The New Formula has all the scent choices available (again, except 13 o clock, which will be back in stock as soon as the FO's arrive this week).

Since I know how difficult it can be to find a good hair product that works, I have made up some samples of the NEW conditioner, that upon request during paypal checkout when you place an order, you can ask for a sample of either Thirteen O Clock, or Autumn Harvest to give it a test run before you decide to invest in a full size. I really think this will work well for most people, and it has been tested by someone who has allergy sensitivities, and all worked well. Hopefully you all  will enjoy this new conditioner as much as the old formula!

Again, I apologize for this, It was an un-forseen discontinuation :(

Also, just a reminder, Valentine's Gift Sets go live at 10am EST tomorrow!!


Monday, February 6, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day from Happy Button Soap Co.!

Hello my Lovlies!

I am excited to announce a new Valentine's Gift set that will be listed in the Happy Button Soap Co. store on Wednesday 2/8/12 at 10am EST. 

Each kit contains a 2.9oz Decadent sugar Scrub in Date Night (Chocolate covered strawberry), a 2.9oz foaming sugar scrub in Thirteen O'Clock (fresh cut roses and champagne), a 2.9oz silky finish body lotion in Courtly Love (Vanilla, Honey, Bergamot, Violet, & Lilac), a 1oz bath oil in Sugared Rose, and a luscious lip butter in a randomly selected flavor. Both the Bath oil and the Courtly Love lotion are exclusive to the gift set! Each kit will be priced at $20.00 each, and they make fantastic Gifts!  

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Great Blog post on Why Girs Are Weird Blog featuring Happy Button Soap Co! & a free giveaway!

Hello my lovelies!

A great blog called Why Girls Are Weird did a great blog post on Happy Button Soap Co, which features an interview and a giveaway for a free full sized Lemon Curd & Coconut Cream scrub!

Check out the Blog post for more details in how to enter! 

Here's an excerpt of the post, featuring the interview:

"Where did you come up with the name for your shop?  I decided to call the shop "Happy Button Soap Company" as sort of a funny spin off of the nickname my husband calls me. He calls me "Button" (aww!). One day I said to him when I was making scrubs for myself in my kitchen, "You know, I like making soaps...Making soaps makes me a Happy Button!" and it just seemed like the perfect fit for a store name! From then on, I set up the shop, and it was suitable called "Happy Button Soap Co."

What or who are your inspirations?  My inspirations starting out, were definitely two major things: Growing up in New England, and specifically, FALL in New England. It's such a magical time of year, and there is always traditions, smells in the air, and feelings that just go so naturally with it. I wanted to capture these feelings and scents, as best I could with my first scent collection, called "Fall in New England Collection". The scents in this collection consist of: Autumn Harvest, which is the scent of falling leaves mingled with fresh baked pumpkin pie, County Fair, which is a carnival all wrapped up in a scrub; Buttery funnel cakes, cotton candy, and gooey caramel apples. There is also Vermont Pecan Pie, which is decadent pecan pie drizzled with rich Maple syrup as only Vermont can do, and finally Apple Butter & Caramel, which apple butter is something consistently found in just about any Country store in New England; homemade apple butter churned with warm delicious caramel.

I was also inspired by one of my favorite movies growing up as a child, The Labyrinth. I honestly don't know a single person my age (in my 30's! D'oh!) that hasn't seen this movie, and watched it when they were a kid. I created a collection of scents that are inspired by this movie. There is no affiliation to the Henson Company, just a fan! This collection is called the "Goblin City Collection", and features scents such as: The Missus, which was inspired by the little blue worm in the beginning of the labyrinth. This is the scent of Black Tea and White almond cake. The Next scent takes us down into the the Oubliette, which is a much more herbal scent; Oakmoss, Sage, Vanilla, and Sandalwood. Further on, we find ourselves lost in the Firey Forest (Fae Woods) which is scented with: Redwood, Cedar, Sage, and Blackberries. As Sarah continues on her journey to save her baby brother Toby, she falls prey to a poisoned peach and end up in a hallucination of a giant fantasy Masquerade ball. This is the scent of Juicy fresh peaches and sparkling pink sugar. At last, Sarah finally triumphs over the Evil Goblin King by saying the words, and wins back her baby brother just at the stroke of Thirteen O' Clock; this is the scent of victory, Fresh cut long-stem red roses, and bubbly champagne. For fans of this movie, this is a fun way to give it another sense of life!

What are 3 of your favorite items from your shop?  The Decadent Sugar Scrubs - These were a creation borne from my original blend sugar scrubs, and the idea of combining chocolate, as some high-end spas are now offering chocolate body treatments. One thing that always drives me up the wall, is when I buy a chocolate scented bath product, and it smells so artificial. I actually bought one from the Hershey Chocolate factory once, it was awful! Very few people can make chocolate scented items which smell very realistic. I had aspired to wanting the most realistic chocolate scent for my product, and I realized the sure fire only way to do that, was to actually melt down real semi-sweet dark chocolate. These scrubs far exceeded my expectations in what I had hoped to achieve, and lend the perfect balance between aromatherapy in the form of rich delicious chocolate scent, and also the exfoliation and cleaning power of the whipped soap/sugar it is blended with. Scents in this collection include: Chocolate covered strawberry (Date Night), Chocolate Mint (Grasshopper), Chocolate Lavender (Land of Nod), Chocolate coconut (Coconut Bliss) and pure un-adultered chocolate for those chocolate purists out there (Chocolate Heaven).

I also really love the Lip Butters - I am very picky when it comes to lip balm. I don't particularly enjoy the types that leave you feeling like you have a waxy coating on your lips. Instead, I created a lip balm that is made with moisturizing butters, and glides on smooth and well..."like Buttah!". I made these in four fun flavors: Peppermint Frosting, Red Velvet Cake, Gingersnap, and Butter Toffee Crunch.

Lastly, I really enjoy the Solid Perfumes - I created solid perfumes specifically in a twist up tube for easy application. No more sticking your fingers into a pot. Blended for unique scents that have a variety of different notes that I felt would appeal to the masses; or, if you want a fun example, the 4 female archetypes aka the 'Sex in the city' characters: The Samantha, the Charlotte, the Miranda, and the Carrie - I see Nazarene as a Samantha type scent - very sultry, resinous, sexy. Sacred is a Carrie type scent it's soft, sexy and feminine all at the same time. Arctic Maiden is a softer very clean scent, definitely a Charlotte. Lastly, Dragon Lady is a powerful sexy scent that exudes confidence and authority...Just like Miranda.

Nazarene: The scent of Frankincense, Myrrh, and Patchouli mingled with Orange blossoms and musk in the night air

Sacred: Nag Champa incense burning amongst freshly scattered Rose petals

Arctic Maiden: Frigid ocean air touched with electrically charged Ozone, Eucalyptus, musk, and Sandalwood

Dragon Lady: Dried wind blown leaves, smoky sandalwood, cedar, Nag Champa incense entwined with the resinous depth of Dragon's Blood

Where do you see yourself and your shop at this time next year?  I would like to think I will still be happily making and fulfilling orders for customers who have come to love my products. I am very thankful that I was able to embark on the journey of starting up my own bath and body business, and it warms my heart to imagine it growing far beyond where we are now. I have so many ideas - possibly new products, always new scents, contests, sales, etc! I was a consumer long before a shop owner, so I know how important it is to have solid customer service, and I love receiving customer feedback.

What is one piece of advice you would give to aspiring handmade shop owners?  I would say that it is important, before you open your shop, to have a game plan as to how you are going to operate, create a budget, and create goals for yourself, and for your business. Plan ahead as much as you can, as far as how often you will rotate scents, what sorts of products you will offer, how long will you TAT (turn around time be) will you be offering sales/discounts, would you consider wholesale...these are all questions you need to be aware of, as even if they are not an immediate concern, you should be prepared when/if that topic comes up, and how you are planning to handle it. Also, There is a fine line with Pricing - you want to make a profit, but you want to also remain competitive, especially when starting out. research other companies in your area of business, and make sure you are presenting yourself appropriately. Lastly, find an edge for your business that makes your business unique. Most importantly, if you are dreaming it, DO IT! and have fun with it."

Enjoy the blog post, and Goodluck on the Giveaway!!


Monday, January 23, 2012

Shipping (USPS) price increases, and some GOOD news.

Hi all,

I'm sure you've all heard about the USPS price increases that are effective starting today 1/23/12 - If you haven't, HERE is a link with some information.

How has this affected Happy Button Soap Co?

Well, I've had to adjust my shipping rates, which are still broken down into zones 1-8 for domestic Regional Rate shipping, in addition to the small and Medium flat rates...all shipping rates are calculated based on two things: Zip code, to determine your zone for regional rate, and also Dollar amount spent, which would determine the size box needed. The overall impact of the price increase was very minimal for all domestic shipping...less than a .50 cent some cases, only 10 or 15 cents. Not much to worry about.

I have already adjust the prices in paypal, so when you check out, the shipping rates are the new shipping rates.

Now, As I've had an ongoing problem with International shipping prices, this price increase REALLY made things some cases, as much as $3.00 More! I was very upset about this, so I have made a decision which I think, will be a WELCOME relief to those who are international, and would like to order, but don't want to pay the ridiculous prices - I've decided to accept International orders by EMAIL and to ship those orders in PADDED Flat Rate Envelopes. Yes, this is exactly what I have mentioned several times that I did not wish to do, BUT, I care about my customers more than some stupid price increase, that will make it less likely for them to want to order - so I've decided to offer this for INTERNATIONAL customers ONLY. The Domestic shipping is cheap enough, and most of my orders are coming from the USA, so I would prefer to keep the integrity of the boxes used for shipping in 90% of the orders. Since I receive very few international orders, this is only a small risk I am taking on, and one I feel will benefit them to order more product which would make the cost of shipping worth it. Down the line, it is still my hope to be able to offer First Class shipping through the post office.

The padded envelope shipping cost is:

$12.95 for Canada and Mexico, and $16.95 for anywhere else in the world (obviously excluding USA).

What will fit in a padded envelope:

  • Up to 5 full size scrubs, a sample pack (included in every order) and some smaller items such as lip balms or solid perfumes. 
  • Or  4 full size scrubs, and a shampoo and conditioner. 
  • If you're not sure if it will fit - Just email me and ask :) I can make sure before you commit to the order.

So, international customers can email me at with your order request, and I will send an invoice with the padded envelope shipping cost.  Once payment is received, Order will be packed and shipped.

Again, this option is for International customers only!

(**USA customers ordering a single scrub will also receive the padded envelope, rather then a small flat rate box, due to the size of the scrubs containers which I had mentioned in a previous Facebook post: The low profile containers were out of stock, so I had to order the taller ones. They are still 8oz, as usual - Cost is still the same as small flat rate.)

I hope this Helps - Even though small flat rate also went up a bit, better to be able to order more products than what would typically be able to fit into a small flat rate box to make it worthwhile, at lease in my opinion!

Thanks for your understanding!


Happy Button Soap on the Sav Grace Blog!

Hello Everyone!

Check out Happy Button Soap Company on the Sav Grace Blog! Be Sure to Enter the Giveaway for the FREE Full -Sized Coconut Peach sugar scrub! Both Domestic and International folks can enter!


Friday, January 13, 2012

International Shipping - Further Clarification

Hi all!

I know there are some people still not happy with my international shipping option, since I ship priority vs. First Class mail. There are two major reasons why I just can’t do this at this time:

1.)    I print all shipping labels from home on my computer, and I schedule Pickups with USPS, so that gets rid of the need to go to the post office all togther…in doing it this way, The online label service only offers various means of Priority and express mail, but First class postage is not available. That would only be available thorough an actual postage scale, or at the post office directly. 

2.)    The reason I do not go to the post office and do all these this way, is that I have no employees that work for me…it’s just me, and Currently, I work full time during the day (M-F 9-5pm) at a Cancer research lab…so everything I do for HBSC, is completely on the side on evenings, vacation time, and my weekends. This leaves me virtually no time to run to the post office every time I need to ship something internationally, especially keeping true to my short TAT.

I really wish I could do more, and in the future, this could very well change! My hope for HBSC, is to build it up enough so that it can become a full time job…and at that point, I can make post office runs, and offer better shipping rates for internationals, etc…This IS the goal, but since only having been open for 3 months, I’m pretty happy with the progress I’ve made thus far, and just ask that my international folks don’t give up on me just yet! I know it’s still a ways off, and if you are reluctant to order because of the shipping rates, I completely understand…But, I just wanted to clarify why things are the way they are, and that it is my hope and goal that it will change in the future.

In the mean time, I can still issue invoices for anything I can possibly fit into a small flat rate box, which is the cheapest option right now. I’ve also mentioned before about padded envelopes, and why I do not wish to use them. The reason I do not like to do this for international shipments, is that if a product is damaged when it arrives, I will have people emailing me asking for replacements – this will cost me 2 products for the price of 1 every time this occurs; and obviously, once it leaves my hands, I wouldn’t have any control over how it is being handled during shipping, thus, my business could suffer for it. If I send it in a sturdy box, I am that much more confident it will arrive to you unscathed, and there is less risk of having to replace products due to damage.

I hope this helps clear things up a bit,

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Leftover Christmas Sale! Winter Wonderland 10% off!


Hurry and get 10% off any of the Leftover Christmas Scrubs in the Winter Wonderland Collection now while supplies last! This is your chance to grab your favorites until they come back next Christmas!

Use the code AFTERXMASSALE during Checkout

Have a great weekend!


Monday, January 2, 2012

Tropical Scents collection!

The new tropical scent collection is now live on the site! Get the same fabulous scents we have in our shea butter soaps now in Sugar scrubs, body lotion, shampoo & Conditioner!

Lemon Curd & Coconut Cream - this soap smells like the most decadent lemon Meringue pie, complete with buttery crust topped with a dollop of coconut cream...

Coconut peach - The ripest fresh peaches blended with creamy coconut

Orchids & Lilac - a very soft floral that has a fresh and beautiful scent. The Orchid is the main player, with the Lilac rounding out the background.

Also, I have listed some overstock shampoo and Conditioner samples from the previously offered sampler packs! They are $2.00 each, or if you use the code LOVEMYHAIR they are 6 for $10.00 - get them while you can! once they're gone, they're gone!

There is still a limited supply of the Winter Wonderland collection as well, once those sell out, they will not be restocked!