Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Many updates!!

All week, in preparation for the holidays I have been updating the web site!  Please check back regularly as there may be more changes with lots of additions!  We now have our Soap of the Month and Spice of the Month Club up (CSAA!), check that out!  We also have added a way to give back to our community so please check out our Holiday Specials!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

New page, new items!!

Now on one page!  All the items you need to complete your 'spa' setting!  We will add to this as time goes on.  Check out our Personal Care/Spa Care Item page!!  Just a few items you can find include:

And more!!  Just check out the page here: Personal Care/Spa Care Items  Just in time for the holidays!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Vegan and Free of Top 8 allergens!

YES!  It's coming!  A whole line of vegan products that are free of the top 8 allergenss!  Soap, lotion, cuticle cream, lotion sticks, foot cream, and lip balm!  Free of nuts, wheat (gluten), soy, chocolate (cocoa), dairy, fish oils, eggs, and shell fish products!  All made on separate lines!  Hopefully I can get a shampoo made as well (but that will take more time).

So far we have one soap made (photo soon) that is with Sunflower oil (organic), Sal Butter (aka Ilipe that is a seed butter), castor oil (is NOT a nut allergen), and Babassu oil (Attalea speciosa aka Babassu Palm and replaces coconut oil).  As sunflower oil can get 'rancid' quickly, we use Rosemary Oleoresin to help prevent this (it is an antioxidant and is completely naturally derived).

Why don't we use olive oil?  A recent study from the National Institutes of Health found that sunflower oil is actually BETTER for those with sensitive skin!  Olive oil is also high in estrogenic properties - not safe for those sensitive to any type of hormones (like me!).  So, stay tuned!  We will have all of this up within the week!!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

New lip balm flavors!

Yes!  They're here and all organic!  Wonderful new lip balm flavors!  My favorites are definitely boysenberry and tea berry but we also have almond, vanilla, amaretto cappuccino, butter rum, and of course unflavored!  Oh, and did I mention they're also Vegan?  Yes!!  We still have our chocolate lover's as well!  Check them all out!  Find them on our 'Body Care' Page!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Homemade Sunscreen Yeah or Nay?

I attend a multitude of festivals and farmers markets and often see this made by various vendors.  What is frightening to me is that they truly don't understand the dangers of making this product.  I at one time looked into making it and became quite frightened when I found out just what was involved not to mention the legal issues involved.

While many butters (cocoa, shea, etc) have 'natural' spf values (sun protection factor), just adding those up and adding zinc to it does not constitute your spf for a sunscreen.  How well dispersed the molecules of zinc is within the oils, how well it 'covers' and more is involved in determining your spf of a product.  How do you find this out?  Legally, all sunscreen MUST be tested by the FDA to be sold in the United States.  If it hasn't been, please protect yourself and your family and do not purchase 'homemade' sunscreen from a vendor! A small company just doesn't have the resources to even have it tested (I know, I've looked at the costs involved).

Want more information?  Read this article I found about one home company that tried - and failed, at making it!  "The Trouble With Making Your Own Sunscreen".  Not something I as a home business will ever make though I'm asked all the time.... Have a great day!

Monday, January 19, 2015

New Soaps!

Check out the soap page for many new soaps!!  Our holiday soaps have been taken down (sad to see the holidays go!).  We've expanded on our line of 'sensitive skin' soaps with new scent options!  More soap options for men!  More will be added this week as well!  Have a great week everyone!!

Egyptian Rose Geranium - shaped with Red Clay or Bar

Forest with French Green Clay

Sunset without color - bright and refreshing with minty-citrus scent!