aromahaven & rustic escentuals

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Product shortage notification


Eugenol is a liquid extracted from certain essential oils, especially clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, basil and bay leaf. This extract can sometimes be a common raw ingredient in the manufacture of fragrance oils. Most all of the major fragrance oil manufacturers are having a huge issue with obtaining Eugenol right now. The entire clove leaf/Eugenol crop essentially never happened due to the complete lack of the necessary "dry season" in Indonesia. Most manufacturers are unable to obtain Eugenol from their suppliers - if they *are* able to procure a limited supply, prices are up at least 400%. The current situation is dire, manufacturers are helpless in obtaining Eugenol and new crops are not expected until spring/summer 2011.

The Eugenol shortage has started affecting our ability to obtain a few fragrance oils. These oils are low in stock and we anticipate not being able to purchase more until next summer:

Madagascar Spice

Pumpkin Bread

We will continue to update as we get in reports from our manufacturers. We will also continue to update on any shortages of fragrance oils that we will not be able to restock until the Eugenol crisis passes. Please order what you need now - we will process orders in the order received until current stock is exhausted. Thank you.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Website update

Our new shopping cart is ready, so we will be moving the site to a new host and installing the shopping cart this weekend. The upgrade will begin late Friday afternoon/early evening and the site may be unavailable anywhere from 30 minutes to a couple of days depending on how you access the site. Please make sure that you place any urgent orders before close of business on Friday to ensure your order is processed before the site goes down.

I'm certain we will have a few growing pains as the shopping cart is implemented, but it should not take long. The new cart has many wonderful features that you've been asking for so I hope you'll be pleased. There will be no more issues with the cart timing out and you'll have the option to create and save a "wish list" that you can come back to later.

Thank you in advance for your patience.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

New Fragrance Oils

All of our new FO's are now online. You can get an easy overview by visiting the What's New page.

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Catching up ...

I hope everyone is doing well during these long, hot summer days! We have been busy reorganizing the warehouse, adding new shelving, and getting ready for the fall/winter season. We have also been testing a whole slew of new fragrance oils and 16 new yummy scents are on the way! And more are currently being tested.

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We are planning our annual Scent Event sale in August, which is quickly approaching. You don't want to miss this sale!!! It will be the perfect opportunity to try all of the new fragrances. Here are the scents that are on the way:

Amish Spice Loaf
Bonfire Bliss
Butternut Pumpkin
Corn Husk
Frosted Winter Berry
Frosty Pines (far from your typical "pine" type scent - you'll adore this one!)
Gingerbread Brulee
Mistletoe Whisper
Oak Barrel Cider
Pickin' Pumpkins
Pomegranate & Oak
Sparkling Poinsettias
Sugared Shortbread
Toasted Almond Torte
Warm Vanilla Nutmeg
Woodland Breeze

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We are also putting the finishing touches on a new shopping cart that we have been working on since early spring. We listened to all of the feedback given to us about the current shopping cart and feel very positive & excited about this. No more cart time-outs! You will have the option to create an online account so you don't have to enter your personal information every time you order. Another benefit of creating an account is the ability to create your own Wish List - this will allow you to save products to look at later.

Need or want products we don't carry? Let me know if you're searching for a special fragrance oil, flavor oil or other product for your candle/soap/toiletry needs. Thank you.