Sneak Peek – Looking Ahead to May

We are busy collating items for our May box. The theme will naturally be Mothers’ Day so we are making sure we have lots of lovely items that you can gift to your Mom, Stepmom, Mom-in-Law, Foster Mom, Grandma…. well you get the idea. We’re keeping the theme fresh florals with a hefty bias towards roses, because let’s face it, who doesn’t love a beautiful, fragrant rose?!? But we don’t want to be a one-hit-wonder so we’re adding other yummy highlights like magnolia, peach, dai

What is Soap?

One of the first questions people ask us is “Why should I buy handmade soap from you when I can pick up a much cheaper bar in the supermarket?”  Well yes, commercial bars of soap are much cheaper but do you know what goes into them? Or more importantly, what is taken out of them? Think about it. The skin is the largest organ in the human body and most people spend huge amounts of money lavishing creams, lotions and moisturizers on it, and yet ignore the major component of our

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Do you realise there are only 27 more days to Christmas!! It’s a scary thought. Literally, what seems like only 5 minutes ago, we were slathering on the sun cream and cranking up the AC (apologies to those in the warmer states who are still doing that lol) and now I’m thinking about snow and stockings and how the heck am I going to fit that damn turkey into the oven?! As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have found myself happily involved in a couple of craft fairs this year

Fragrance of the Month… Lovely Lavender

When I was growing up, so called “lavender water” was a popular perfume among ladies of a certain age, ahem, but considered a big no-no among the younger set. Basically, if you were under the age of 70 you didn’t wear it! Today, however, things have changed dramatically. Although still not really worn as a perfume, lavender is an incredibly popular herb, not just for its scent but also for its flavour as an ingredient in cooking (think lavender sugar, lavender cookies and lav

Falling into Fall

Fall is possibly my favourite time of year. I love the changing colours and the cooler weather… and the extra hour in bed yesterday didn’t hurt either! Our Indian summer broke finally on Friday, and Saturday brought rain and grey skies and the perfect excuse to wear my snuggly sweater and stay indoors, curled up on the couch with a mug of coffee and Phoebe the cat, watching an old black and white movie. Ahhhhh! But now it is Monday and back to work. I’m busy putting the finis

We are Gearing up for Launch Day

It’s been a frantic couple of weeks here at The Pamper Hamper. Our new boxes arrived (finally) and they look so cute! I am so happy with them! Can’t wait to see them all filled up with our handmade goodies ready for shipping! We’ve also been having fun creating new promotional materials (thank goodness for all the lovely, talented people on Fiverr!) and we even have a movie trailer style commercial playing on our social media pages! I love it, it;s just so funny. You can chec