Friday, December 08, 2006

It's Been a While

But we are finally back! After some bad tech-problems...we have returned!

I will update you on what's been happening since we temporarily went "off-line"!

It's great to be back!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Our Apologies!

We were having computer issues over the last 2 days.

For those of you who placed orders within that time, we apologize! All orders will be processed ASAP!!

We are also working on getting our Holiday items onto our website....hopefully this will be done by the weekend.

Thank you all for your patience!!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

NEW Sugar Fluff Joins Our Product Line!

A great pairing with our Shea Sugar Scrub!

Our whipped-up shea butter is an ultra-moisturizing treatment that is perfect for dry, itchy skin. A little sugar is added for a gentle exfoliation. Use in the shower and your skin will be soft and smooth all day!

Shea butter has an amazing amount of healing properties and softening capability. Valued by a variety of people for hair and skin care use, natural shea butter is a fabulous skin softening emollient due to its unique fatty acid profile and excellent natural moisturizing qualities. Shea butter benefits also include the protection of skin from environmental damage.

Our fluffy moisturizing treatment contains shea butter, vitamin e, jojoba oil, sugar, and scent.

Each jar is 6oz – you will get many uses out of this jar.

Holiday Scents Arriving Soon!

October will be the launch of our Holiday Scents! The warmth of cinnamon and gingerbread and the sweetness of pumpkin and brown sugar are among the choices you will have for great handmade holiday gifts!

Keep an eye out and start your holiday shopping with us - your friends and co-workers will love them!

Monday, September 04, 2006

Reasons to Use Handmade Bath & Body Products

With an array of products to choose from in the stores, its amazing that a large number of consumers prefer handmade items instead. There are probably a million reasons why. I have my own guesses! Here are a few:

  • They make great gifts for friends, family, co-workers, and yourself!
  • Can you get handmade cranberry almond sugar fluff at your local grocery store??
  • You can choose from a large selection of scents to suit your taste.
  • You may find that it’s not only cheaper to buy handmade, but the quality is even better!
  • You can have most items made in large quantities for parties and showers – and not pay a fortune.
  • They are made with quality, all-natural ingredients – not chemicals!
  • You can easily find great handmade items at your local craft fair or farmers market.
  • Your girlfriend/wife will think you had it created especially for her!
  • Each item is created by someone who worked hard to ensure only the best.
  • Don’t you deserve to be pampered with products that were JUST made and not sitting on a shelf?

You may have more reasons than these – and we thank you for whatever reasons you have for being our customer and supporting handmade products!

Monday, August 28, 2006

Handmade Party Favors Perfect for Events

Order favors for your next bridal shower, baby shower or birthday celebration!

Choosing favors that are handmade not only helps you bring your costs down, but it also is a gift of beneficial ingredients and skin softening products. Choose from a nice selection of items that can be made in large quantities for your next event.

Lip Balms: made with mango butter, vitamin E and beeswax (can be made vegan also)

Duck Soaps: made with glycerin soap (great for sensitive skin - and its vegan too!). You get to choose from a variety of ducks including birthday ducks, luau ducks, bride and groom ducks, pink ribbon ducks, traditional rubber duckies, and holiday ducks.

Bath Salts: a great way to give a gift of relaxation!

Visit our Favors page on our website and start ordering your event favors today!

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Benefits of Sugar Scrubs

Heat and extreme cold weather can do a number on your skin, creating flakes and an itchyness that is hard to deal with! Not good!

You take a bath to clean your skin, but that isn’t helping with the dryness that’s there. This is where our Sugar Scrubs come in!

Unlike salt scrubs, sugar scrubs are gently and don’t burn. They give your skin a beautiful and healthy appearance. Use it in the shower before shaving and the shea butter and cocoa butter will help moisturize while the sugar polishes away the dry and itchy skin. Smooth and soft!

A Sugar Scrub treatment should be your once-a-week bath ritual that you will wish you started sooner. Sugar produces glycolic acid, a natural alpha hydroxyl acid that exfoliates your skin. Alpha hydroxy acids work by stimulating dead cells on the surface of the skin and inside the pores so they can slough off more easily. When the scrub is used, it helps to dissolve and remove the outer layer of dead skin cells as well as in the pores. By decreasing the thickness of dead cells on the surface, a new layer of skin with a smoother texture and a more uniform color can be revealed.

Choose from some great scents at The Sublime Dragonfly - grab some more for your friend, they'll thank you!

Friday, August 11, 2006

SD Contributes to The Sampler

The Sublime Dragonfly will be participating in The Sampler for the second time! The September Sampler package will contain various samples of our handmade soaps as well as numerous items from many great artisans from all over.

The Sampler is a great way to check out lots of great crafters all at one time. In one package you will get so many items...from funky to classy to all-around fun!

We are very excited to take part in their services again and we will most likely continue to do so many times.

Support local artisans and crafters! Subscribe to The Sampler today to receive sampler packages filled with great handmade sample items from some fabulous artisans!

Monday, June 05, 2006

New Shirts!

Now you can show off your addiction to self-pampering!

New shirts have been added to our CafePress shop....see one of them here!

Grab a shirt and let everyone know that you are THE pampered princess!

Place an order through our CafePress shop , our shop at Etsy, AND our website .

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Hot Tub Fizzies Coming Soon!

We have been working hard to create new products for you to enjoy - and to give as gifts of course!

Hot tub bath fizzies are one. I was working for a friends pool company last summer and I can't tell you how many customers were upset with how difficult it was to find bath products that they could enjoy in their hot tubs. Oil-based fragrances are a no-no with hot tubs - so their search was tough.

We recently came across water-based (as opposed to oil-based) fragrance oils specifically made to be used in products for hot tubs.

We will not only be selling them through our site, but we will also be offering them at wholesale to pool companies.

Keep your eyes open for the new products!

Monday, May 15, 2006

Comments Sent Recently

Just sharing a few recent Customer Testimonials. We have some great customers and we always love to hear their opinions about our products!

"Your lotion is the best ever - so soft and just the best I think I have ever come by! I will keep you with my favorites, and buy from you often as a good lotion is always a wonderful gift. I just can't say enough how wonderful your lotion is!"

"Your Choco Cherry Bath Fizz set is so cute and smells great! What a great item!"

As a small business, we thrive on your comments!
Keep 'em coming!

We have joined Etsy!

The Sublime Dragonfly recently joined with Etsy, an online marketplace for handmade items.

You can find all sorts of great handmade items - bath products, toys, clothing, furniture, candles, jewelry, and more!

Visit our shop there at

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Our 5th Anniversary

Saturday, April 1, 2006 will be our 5th Anniversary! We are patting ourselves on our backs as we speak. :)

To thank all of our wonderful customers - potential ones as well! - we are offering our "5 Gifts For 5 Years" during our one-week Anniversary Celebration. For every $50 you spend, we will give you 5 free range from fizzies to lotions to balms or butters. Pretty much will vary with each person.

Our products are not only a great way to pamper yourself, but they make great gifts, too!

Help us celebrate our anniversary! Shop online today at Our anniversary celebration will end April 8th.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Protect Your Pooch During Summer Heat

The summer is almost here and the heat will affect your dog’s paw pads. Running through hot sand, going for walks on hot sidewalks, even running around a pool area will dry out their pads and create cracking. Protection is a necessity and there’s a great way to do just that.

Amber’s Ultimate Pad Balm by Sublime Dragonfly is a pad balm that helps moisturize and heal damaged pads. This handmade, all-natural balm contains mango butter, beeswax and shea butter. Mango butter has excellent emollient properties & by promoting the healing of damaged skin, it has also proved to be a very good natural regenerative. Beeswax, a pure and healthy natural emollient full of nutrients to feed and tone the skin, has been used in beauty treatments since the days of the ancient Egyptians. Shea Butter melts upon skin contact to revitalize, soften & maintain moisture without leaving any greasy residue. As it deeply penetrates, it quickly returns moisture, health & elasticity to tired & dry skin.

You put lotion on your hands to protect from cracking…why not give the same attention to your pup’s pads?

Great for cold winters too! Not only is it also great for the summer weather, it’s also a great necessity for cold winters, after bath time and during their grooming.

Visit today to purchase this and many other handmade, all-natural products for you and your pet!

Relax and Reduce Stress

Stress causes some negative effects such as headaches, irritability, insomnia, muscle tension, lack of concentration, and other unpleasant conditions. Sometimes a few deep breaths and meditation just isn’t enough. Most people feel that taking a relaxing bath is the perfect way to release stress.

Certain scents add to the relaxation process. Some people choose scents that they favor such as mango, vanilla, lilac, and beachy scents. If you love a particular scent, you’ll be happy with the time spent in the bath. Some scents are therapeutic. Lavender is a popular choice. It’s a relaxing scent and also aids in reducing insomnia. Chamomile and Sandlewood are other scents to help reduce stress.

Our products are made to help with relaxation, rejuvenation, and with the variety of products we create - you can easily create your own spa right in the comfort of your own home. From head to toe, you can smooth, soothe, relax, and enjoy!

The Sublime Dragonfly has been creating handmade bath and body products since 2001 when a hobby quickly turned into a woman-owned business! Even the busiest person will be able to pamper themselves. Not only were ease and comfort reasons that this business was started, but healthy skin was too.

Visit today to purchase various handmade, all-natural products for you…and your pet!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

International Women's Day

Today is International Women's Day. But for millions of women in the world struggling to overcome poverty, survival is the day's only reward.

One Shared World is a campaign to raise awareness of global poverty and generate dialogue about what we, as Americans, can do to help tackle it. The Campaign especially seeks to connect America’s working women to the many public and private efforts that help people in developing countries overcome poverty, hunger, illiteracy and disease.

Visit to learn more about how we can help tackle global poverty. It doesn't take money, just a mouse click.

Women like us have the power to make a difference. When we all work together, we can make the world better for ourselves and for women we don't even know. Women who—like us—are striving to build a safer, more secure, and healthier future for themselves and their families.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Donating Gifts for Charity Events

Many non-profit organizations host fundraising events where they either auction off gift baskets and gift items or they have silent/Chinese auctions. These are great ways for area businesses to showcase their items and be a part of the fundraising efforts of these organizations.

You benefit twice by donating: exposure for your business and helping a charity.

Donating single items, a bunch of items, or putting together a basket to donate are just a few ways to help them with their gift auctions. Many of them return the favor by adding your business name and/or logo to event advertising, ad journals, company newsletters, or signage at the event. That’s double the exposure for you!

Contact local organizations in your area to find out when they are having events and if they are in need of donations for the gift basket auctions.

The Sublime Dragonfly

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Business on MySpace

What started out as a "social gathering of friends" on MySpace, turned into a pretty good boost for business.

My friends and I decided to set up accounts on MySpace as a way to converse with friends who don't live nearby. It was fun and entertaining - and became an alternative to emailing each other. Then I looked into the Groups they had on the site. I came across one that was of interest to me - Small Business Entrepreneurs. I figured I'd see how it was. I gained a lot of business through it.

I have to say that I am very happy with the site. I know some people are weary of it, based on some bad publicity. But since I'm not on there to meet people (just chatting with current friends) - some businesses may gain more business through it. I came across many people on there for the sole purpose of their small business. And I hope they get as much out of it as I have.

Sublime Dragonfly

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Bridal Shower Favors

The season is upon us….bridal showers are being planned and they need favors! Something elegant, something everyone needs…..Lavender Bath Salts. It’s perfect for any bridal shower favor, especially if you have a Paris or French theme. And it’s so easy to make! I can’t tell you how many of these we have made over the years for people – and they still are one of the most popular handmade favors.

Purchase tins with clear tops. We got these wholesale at SKS Packaging. You can purchase Epsom salt at most grocery stores (since epsom salt helps ease sore muscles…look in the aisle that sells shoe gels, foot creams, etc.). There are different sizes of tins, so make sure you do the math before under-buying or overbuying the salts and lavender. Each tin will only need 2-3 pinches of lavender. We got lavender wholesale at Wholesale Supplies Plus.

Now you can tie a pretty ribbon around it. But you will need a hang tag with the bridal shower information on it. Get cute tags at My Own Labels. You can choose from a variety of styles and colors to coordinate with the wedding colors or with the theme of the shower.


Handmade Thank You Gifts – Who Could Resist?

Someone did a nice favor for you. Maybe they watched your house or pet while you were away. They may have run some errands for you or driven you somewhere because your car was in the shop.

No matter what the reason, if you need to thank someone for something, give them a gift of handmade bath products. This not only tells them that they deserve to pamper themselves, but it also tells that you are so appreciative that you wanted to create a “spa at home” just for them!

Bath salts, bath teas, fizzies, scrubs, and bubble baths are only a few of the choices you have. With a variety of scents, you are sure to entice their senses.

Visit Sublime Dragonfly to purchase some wonderful items to create that perfect Thank You gift. We have worked hard to bring you quality products that you can aid in relaxation, rejuvination and self-pampering! :)