aromaholic's Shop Announcement

**11/6/15** We'll be listing lots of new items in the next few weeks for all your holiday shopping needs, so please check back!!
Aromaholic features lip balms and soaps scented and flavored like classic cocktails, liquors and craft beers; our intoxicating products have been delighting the senses of many since 2010. I also make various pop-culture soaps and lip balms inspired by my favorite shows, books, and movies.

I believe that 'fun' and 'natural' don't have to be mutually exclusive, and that is reflected in Aromaholic's diverse assortment of products. With nine years experience crafting handmade soaps, lip balms, and truly original scent and flavor blends, Aromaholic products are inspired, both literally and figuratively. I also am serious about customer service, and want to make sure you love your products as much as I love making them! Here are some highlights about our delightful concoctions:

*COCKTAIL-THEMED PRODUCTS. It's keeping with our fun spirit, true, but this gives you a general idea of what the soap or lip balm will smell/taste like, without us having to try to describe the aromas of ylang-ylang or litsea cubeba. 'Inspired by' means that each blend is complex and not a totally literal interpretation, so that the soap is aromatically pleasing as well as reminiscent of a mojito or a Bloody Mary. We like to get creative with our soaps and lip balms, so though they may not be *exact* replicas of craft beers and whiskey or gin drinks, we hope you'll agree that they smell and taste wonderful!

*TRULY UNIQUE and INSPIRED SCENTS and FLAVORS. We scent our soaps primarily with natural essential oils for rich, complex aromas that make our bars stand out from the pack. They come from plants, booze comes from plants...thus, liquor-scented soap was born. Oh, the circle of life. For the occasional "pink drink" that requires a fruity scent not found in the essential oil realm, we use natural organic flavor oils, which are also what we use to flavor our delicious lip balms. Our lip balms all have actual flavor to them, and just the right amount to represent their namesake drinks--we flavor lightly (too much essential or flavor oils in a lip balm can have the reverse effect of drying out lips).

*QUALITY and GREEN INGREDIENTS. Though our products are novel, they aren't cheap novelties--we pride ourselves on using ingredients of excellent quality. The number one ingredient in our handmade lip balm base is cocoa butter, along with other nourishing oils like avocado and coconut, and a decent chunk of protective beeswax to keep the balms hard even in warm conditions.
We make two different kinds of soap: our classic collection, using an all-natural glycerin base, and our premium cold-process line, which is made from scratch with the same kinds of nourishing veggie oils as our lip balms. None actually contain alcohol (it is boiled out of the beer and wine soaps).

Some of our unique scents come from the use of unrefined oils like African palm kernel oil (purchased from the fair-trade supplier Agbanga Karite). Our palm oil is from Daabon, a sustainable cooperative in Colombia; our beeswax is sourced from a local beekeeper, and everything is made with organic coconut oil.

*SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE. We formulate our soaps to be awesome cleansers with a rich fluffy lather and mouthwatering scents that last. The natural beeswax and cocoa butter in the lip balms are fantastic protectants and emollients, and though we can't guarantee they'll hold up to all hot conditions, we also formulate these to be harder than the average balm.

So whether you need a gift for an eco-conscious bachelorette, a whiskey connoisseur, someone that likes fun quality handmade goods, or an aromaholic needing a fix, we’ve got you covered.

a fun haiku:
a pub in your tub
happy hour in the shower
a drink in your sink

Though Aromaholic focuses on the delicious scents, essential oils have lots of other uses, like being antibacterial or antidepressant or balancing the skin. It's wise to exercise extra caution when using some essential oils in certain situations, such as pregnancy or epilepsy. Though the concentration and types of oils we use are considered safe, and the amount absorbed into the skin with an application such as soap is small, please don't hesitate to contact us if you are curious about specific ingredients.

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.