Baby's Bum Premium Natural Soaps - fan mail
"Hi Tim, I write to thank you for your support at our Green Fair helping us to raise much needed funds for animals both domestic and wild. Kind regards. Sue Robinson - Leicester Animal Concern"
"Hi Tim, you may remember that you kindly sent me soaps for our fundraising event last year, with the focus on my going to India to do some volunteer work, and to support Humane Research Trust.
Both were achieved and I thought you may like some photos:
1) Teachers who I was teaching reflex to ... in action.
2) Villagers benefiting from SCAD schemes
3) Doglets at the campus!
Many thanks again for your help. Best wishes, Gill"
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"I purchased a solid bar of Sexy Rexy a good while back from veggiepets.com, and have used it on Connor, our rescued lurcher, and on foster dogs that have passed through here on the way to their new "forever" homes. It smells fab and is so very gentle on the skin and fur. I have recommended it near and far to other lurcher and hound owners, who often find that their dogs have quite sensitive skin.
I recently took the plunge and ordered some lemon and lime human soap direct from yourselves and I have to say it smells and feels divine! Next stop will be some unperfumed soap to use in one or two "green housecleaning" recipes that I want to try out. Thanks for the swift delivery!
I have attached a pic of Connor to show what a handsome lad he's grown up to be - I'm sure his choice of toiletries must help because that's what all the human style adverts claim when it comes to beauty! Marcia"
"The lady who these soaps are for gives your Lemon & Lime soap rave reviews. As a lot of her work is done in hospitals, she has to wash her hands before going onto the wards and also when leaving. It seems that the soap provided dries her hands and gets the thumbs down generally. Therefore, she was pleased indeed to receive your product. She approves of your ethics as well, being a friend of the furry and a vegetarian also. Mr Whitley, Yorkshire"
"Very foamy - feels like marshmallows - smells gorgeous. Makes my hands feel smooth. Alice Law, aged 7, Staffordshire"
"Hi Tim, thanks so much for your kind email and helpful information regarding your Red Star soaps...they're amazing!! I'm happily using my Lavender liquid soap in the bathroom and everyone in the family has been using the dispenser with relish! The foam is so soft and supple in your hands, you can tell it's a luxury product! I'm going to buy some Tea-Tree next, maybe use it as my daily face wash, it's certainly delicate enough. Thank you again for all your helpful information Tim, your product is simply amazing...and so luxurious! Wishing you and Elaine every success in all that you do, God Bless, Emma (Lancashire)"
"Hi, I won a year's supply of liquid soap last year and have enjoyed using it very much! Many thanks for making this product. I have extremely sensitive skin and it does not aggravate it, also I am against animal testing so your products are a winner! Lynn"
"Dear Red Star, I gave my winning soap to my neighbour who has a dog. He was chuffed. I thought it was a wonderful prize, Philip"
"Hey guys, just a huge huge thank you for your wonderful samples, poster (which I have plastered across my desk) and the money off vouchers. It is so appreciated, I just wanted to say a BIG thank you, I am going to get a large order in after Xmas. Hope you all have a great festive season, a peaceful (we can only hope) 2007, and continued successes in the future. Much love and hugs, Elayne"
"Hello, I just wanted to thank you for my order (received this a.m.) and for the lovely note therein! Have a very merry Christmas yourselves, and I'm sure we'll be ordering more soap before too long! (It's great btw: lasts ages and doesn't dry out my hands.) Joyous things! love, Kira : )"
Red Star Mutt Triumphs!
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"Hi Tim and Elaine, I thought you would like to see a couple of pictures of my daughter Aimear (lifelong vegan) [pictured right] holding your soap whilst camping in the garden! Your soap would actually be ideal for camping. Hope you like them. Best wishes" Andrea
"Hi Tim and Elaine, Just to say thanks for the liquid soap....arrived fine!! Think I'll be ordering some of the promos, 1 litre + 1 small, for Xmas presents (though I'm actually handing out some gifts now ....in time for them to read all the vegan/cruelty free stuff inside...and act on it!!). Particularly like the bottle with all the endorsements on it..really puts the message in the bathroom. Maybe you should do a bottle label that really pulls no punches in telling the whole truth of the testing etc that goes on! Go on I dare you! Bet there's thousands like me out there that would be happy to spread the word in such a way ...gifts that put our views into action, and the recipient's mind into gear!! Take care both" Dave
"Hi, Elaine and Tim, My husband Khalid says thank you very much for the very generous sized soap he received safely today. We like it very much and look forward to getting refills in future. Thanks for making ethical products! Regards" Marian
"Dear Tim & Elaine, I write on behalf of Datchworth Pre-school regarding the Christmas Fayre which will take place on Saturday 2nd December 2006 at Datchworth Church of England Primary School.
May I take this opportunity to thank you for your kind offer of donating a prize for our raffle. As a charity, we rely heavily on external funding and local fundraising campaigns to help support our Pre-school. This in turn helps purchase vital pieces of equipment and books that help our children learn and develop key skills. Thank you once again." Sue Wybrow, on behalf of Datchworth Pre-school
"Hello, I recently won a Veggie Vision comp and you kindly sent me some very nice soap! It's a weird compromise for us, because my husband doesn't like bar soap as it sticks in his wedding ring and I don't like liquid soap as I think it gets used up too fast, so foaming liquid soap is ideal for us because it'll last for ages :) We went to Grenada spa a few years ago and the soap smells exactly like the oil they used, so a lovely reminder of our hols! A vegan soap that doesn't cost the earth or burn a hole in my purse is great to see. Thank you very much again! Regards " Caroline Higson
"Just to let you know that I put the
soap in ladies toilets here at the RSPCA and requested their feedback.
- It smells great and has a nice light foam.
- No rashes to report!!
- That soap is very nice.
- Just to say I loved the soap - I like it so much I'm going to order
some for the home! The nicest one is the tea tree I think.
RSPCA staff add to a collection bin of pet care products e.g. food, bedding, etc to be distributed to our animal shelters so your doggy shampoo has gone to one of our shelters to make our lovely rescue dogs all clean.
Please do add these comments to your website (I have been told to mention however that these are not an endorsement of the product by the RSPCA).
Thank you once again for sending these through, kind regards, Helen"
"Dear Tim & Elaine, Just to let you know that my order arrived on Saturday. I am really pleased with everything so will be ordering again very soon. Thank you so much for an excellent service. Kind regards" Claudine
"I've just bought a bottle of your lavender handwash - it's BRILLIANT!! I've been looking for something like this for ages now, and EUREKA!" Shirley – Aberdeenshire
"Dear Tim & Elaine, I was really thrilled to receive your parcel of liquid soap from the VIVA! Giveaway. It has a wonderful, fresh natural scent and a lovely texture, and the "squirty foam" idea is great fun! Hope to use lots more of your products in the future - it's so good to find something cruelty-free and chemical-free. Thanks and best wishes" Jo – Powys
"Dear Tim & Elaine, Thank you very much for my prize of the liquid soap and refill from the VIVA! Giveaway. The Lemon & Lime fragrance is lovely and I'm enjoying using it already. Thanks again and best wishes" Hannah – Devon
"Dear Tim & Elaine, Thanks for the Lavender liquid soap you sent me. What a novelty, foaming soap on tap! When I have finished off the bottle I will indeed order another one!" Margaret
"Thank you so much for the great lemon and lime hand wash I won in the VIVA! giveaway. It was a lovely surprise and I love it. Best wishes" Fiona – Glasgow
"Hi Tim & Elaine, Just received your parcel – that was dead quick – thankyou!! I can't believe I won something either – have just tried out the soap, feels and smells really lovely. I know my lads will like it too – anything that encourages them to wash their hands is good!! Thanks again!" Jo
"Have just placed an order for liquid foamers and liquid refills via the website, so GLAD you are doing so well and the website looks brilliant!" Karen
"Dear Tim and Elaine, Many thanks for the liquid soap, duly received! The lime and lemon is lovely. The new foamer bottles look really cool - great design! Keep up the good work! Many thanks! All the best." Cecile
"Hi Tim and Elaine. Many thanks for my Lemon and Lime liquid soap, it is gorgeous and (sorry about this) actually took away the smell of a guinea pigs pus filled abcess I had to deal with. Downside - people are so fascinated about the way the soap comes out as foam they go back for a second helping just to see it do it!!! Only joking, not really a downside at all.
I have your poster up in my hallway and we are all enjoying it, my house is a bit like Piccadilly Circus, a great deal of coming and going, so there are in fact lots of us smiling every time we pass it.
Why Red Star? When my own mare, Red Mountain, had her leg broken by an idiot driver she passed her convalesence away by having a foal, a simply lovely brown and white filly, her name, Red Star!
All the best with the business. Warm regards" Juanita
"Dear Tim & Elaine, Thank you so much for the soap you sent me, such a generous amount too. I think it's lovely, the way the foam comes out, so soft on your hands, and leaves a delightful lavender perfume. I hope your firm will continue to prosper, you deserve to. With all best wishes." Nancy Hillman – Cheltenham
"Dear Tim & Elaine, THANK YOU! I'm thrilled to have won your soap through The Vegetarian Society. It arrived today and I used it after a hard days gardening. SUPER!" Valerie Shaw – Edinburgh
"Dear Bunny Hugger, I enjoyed our talk yesterday and wish you and Elaine the best of luck in your venture. I would like to order 1 litre of Lemon & Lime liquid soap with a foam pump, and enclose a cheque to the value of £16.90. Best wishes from an aged fan of so much masculine splendour." Sally – Leicestershire
"Your lavender liquid soap is gorgeous! I discovered it in the loo here at the office, and decided to buy some straight away. It smells absolutely wonderful, and the foam is fun! I haven't tried the Lemon & Lime yet, but I hope it's just as nice."
Fay Counts – The Vegetarian Society
"Dear Tim & Elaine, the soap turned up this morning and it's absolutely fab! The foam's great, it's lovely and creamy, smells wonderful and rinses off so easily. Thank you very much!" Cathy – London
“Smooth As A Baby’s Bum. Absolutely, bloody gorgeous.” Heidi – Stafford
“Lime and Lavender. Gorgeous creamy lather, fantastic scent.” Mrs Burberry – Devon
“Dear Tim & Elaine, I heard of Red Star as a result of winning a competition – and a bar of your lovely soap! I’m very pleased to discover you.” Mrs Randall – Devon
“Dear Tim & Elaine, thank you for sending me a sample soap and a price list. The soap is great and I shall certainly order from you in the near future.” Mark Ryder – London
“Dear Tim & Elaine, thank you so much for the bar of complimentary soap you sent me in May. It was a lovely surprise and so timely as I had run out of my usual Yardley’s Lavender. May I add that I won’t be buying that anymore as yours is so much better! The fragrance is so lasting and the texture beautifully creamy.” Ms Thompson – Coventry
“Dear Tim & Elaine, thank you very much for sending me the Sensuality soap. I enjoyed it very much and it leaves ones skin feeling very soft and gentle. Thank you very much for all you do. Yours for the animals.” Miss C Williams – Cambridge
Dear Friends, just wanted to thank you for your generous £50 donation you made to the campaign. Best wishes, Sarah & all at SHAC (Stop Huntington Animal Cruelty)
“Lime & Lavender. Gorgeous.” J Griffiths – Walsall
“Hi, many thanks for the two bars of soap. The bar of lust smells absolutely divine. I will spread the word about your products. It is wonderful to find such fantastic ethical products. Thanks again.” Jean Worth
“Dear Tim, got the soaps, thank you very much indeed. I think they are utterly fantastic! Enclosed is a cheque for £25. Please can you send some more as I want to give them to my friends as little presents. Kind regards and many thanks.” Christine Knight – UK rep for Airspray International.
“Dear Tim & Elaine, thank you for supporting VIVA! And including our farm info card in with your soaps. It’s such an effective and interesting way of spreading the VIVA! Message, we are very grateful. In our supporters magazine VIVA!Life we have mentioned you, the soaps and the cards on page six. Please find enclosed some complimentary copies. Best wishes for 2004.” Michelle Preston – VIVA!
“Your Lavender Liquid Soap is wonderful. Both our hands were sore and bleeding when we reverted to a supermarket brand while we were waiting for the stock to come through, and they healed up within a couple of days back on your soap!” Rose Whiteley – Ampthill, Beds