The Candi Story
The story goes…. Since I spend a lot of time with my soaps, I think of them as my friends. I give them different personalities and I thought you may like to see them the way I do. Meet Candi, my Peppermint Scrub soap.
Madison, Sherie, Olivia and Julianna walked into the Athletic Department office chattering together excitedly about their plans for the following week’s pep rally and bake sale. All four are the officers of the Varsity Cheerleading Squad at Hampton High School under the direction of Ms. Candi Snow, physical education & health teacher, and former Marine.
The girls were working with Candi to raise money for the Pop Warner National Cheer & Dance Championships. She listened attentively to their pitches, her bright blue eyes encouraging each girl as they spoke.
“Good work, ladies!” Candi said, applauding them, as they set out the timeline for each week’s schedule for activities and donation goals. “But don’t let your schoolwork suffer. That is just as important as all this.”
As the girls packed up their things and headed for the after-school buses, Candi headed to the showers while opening a brand new bar of Peppermint soap. The soothing, sharp scent of the mint brought her back to her own girlhood, and the excitement of all her activities and friendships.
“There’s a reason I was named Candi,” she thought, “and it’s not just because I’m such a sweetie.” And there was a reason that peppermint was her signature scent. Born on Christmas, her parents told her that Santa brought her to them and it was their happiest Christmas ever. Santa told them to name her Candi because she would be as sweet as a candy cane, and as bright as the scent of peppermint. Because of that, she would bring happiness and joy to everyone she met. Candi took that story to heart, and did her best to spread Christmas cheer, not just all year ‘round, but all through her life.
Whenever anyone around her was sad, Candi’s bubbly energy and mile-wide smile was healing and uplifting. When her friends broke up with boyfriends, she always had words of support and inspiration to offer. In the service, she energized others in her platoon with her cries of, “Never give up!” and “Keep going!”
As the water rinsed away the bubbles, she sang a cheer to herself, “I’m a Christmas Baby, Candi Snow. Born to spread cheer wherever I go! I was heaven sent, I have a special scent–I’ll give you a hint, it’s… Peppermint.” With a laugh, she threw on her sweats and sneakers, picked up her gym bag, turned out the lights, and headed home, as cheerful as ever.
The Candi Gift Set
This is a gift box of peppermint products. Some are made by me and are on my website, like Peppermint Scrub soap. A few are made by me and not on my website, like Shower Steamers, Peppermint Sugar Scrub and Peppermint Lip Balm. And there’s one special Peppermint flavored Hot Cocoa Bomb made by my friend Tina of Le Petit Cafe. A scrubbie to be used with the soap rounds out the box.
I hope you enjoy!