Monday, July 19, 2010

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hoist Up the John B Sails

Fisherman soap has hit the sails for the Independence Seaport Museum Gift Shop.  How cool is that?!  If you haven't been before, the Independence Seaport Museum is totally worth a visit - learn all about the history of Philadelphia's seaport, trade, sailing, and Philly pirates or learn how to build your own boat in just two weekends.   We're super excited to be included in such an interesting part of Philadelphia history.  Stay tuned for some custom nautical products to fill the depth of hold, made exclusively for Philadelphia mates.  Lost At Sea Bath Salts?  Mermud Facial Mask?  Feel free to anchor your comments below with your best maritime-themed bath and body ideas and/ or suggestions.


Friday, April 16, 2010

Easy Being Green

Ages ago, when I worked at the Black Cat (RIP) in University City, E. (buyer/ gm) bought all of our office paper from a Pennsylvania based green online office supply store.  When I started Volta Soap, I opted to order from them, too.  GreenLine Paper Company sells everything you might need for an office - only green.  We're not the biggest customers - we usually buy a couple packs of 100% PCW recycled cover stock and some Peace Coffee every few months or so.  I like ordering from GreenLine for a couple reasons - the eco products, of course, but also the fact that they're so close makes me feel better about having recycled paper shipped to me.  (Not to mention the fact that I place an order and it almost immediately arrives on my stoop in recycled packaging material!)

Today I have a whole new reason to keep ordering from GreenLine Paper Company.  This morning I got an email that their delivery truck is coming my way soon and if I wanted them to bring me anything while they're close by to let them know.  Who does that anymore?  I love that they're not just playing the green eco friendly card to get my business.  Experiences like this make me remember why it's important to support local, small businesses - because it's not just about the money, it's about providing a service to your community.  Thanks, S., for making my day.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Guest Post At Handmade Philly Blog

Two weekends ago I was given a pair of complimentary tickets to the Sugarloaf Festival in Oaks, PA, courtesy of Handmade Philly blog.  Check it out.
Coincidentally, Volta Organics was accepted to vend at the Sugarloaf Festival in Gaithersburg, MD from April 9-11.  If you're local, please come check us out!

Volta Organics

Volta Soap still makes soap but we are now Volta Organics, which we felt is more inclusive of the rest of our bath and body products.  We are currently making a push to have a large percentage of our products contain certified organic ingredients.  This means that in a couple of months, most of our base oils and all of our dried herbs will be certified organic.  Our biggest success is finding certified organic extra virgin olive oil, the most prevalent ingredient in almost all of our soaps.  The ingredients printed on our labels will be updated as we go to reflect that change.  As you already know, all of our essential oils are all-natural, steam distilled, and therapeutic grade.  Finally, we want to announce our membership with the Handcrafted SoapMakers Guild.  We are very excited to be a part of such a wonderful organization!

Soap Vs. Dirt

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Stronger Than Dirt

Easy Sunday listening.