Friday, July 31, 2009

Seducing Swap

That's right, Patrice over at The Soap Seduction put a double whammy on me! She kindly agreed to a swap with me and I hit the jackpot! First up is her luscious Lip Lush Trio, handcafted lip loving balm with a hint of color and a nice taste. Patrice does not use sweetener in her lip balm feeling it just makes us lick our lips and waste this lovely lip balm and she is right! I opted for Cherry Berry, Mango Peach Fusion, and Pina Colada. This formulation of olive oil, castor oil, beeswax, caranauba wax, candelilla wax, fragrance, lip safe colorant, lip safe mica goes on silky soft and stays on, tastes good, and makes my lips nicely moist and soft.

I also swapped for a bar of her wonderfully moisturizing cold process soap, Pinky Muskadero, a delightful mixture of olive oil, soybean oil, avocado oil, castor oil, coconut oil, cocoa butter, distilled water, sodium hydroxide, oxide, and fragrance. This beautiful soap is scented with notes of jasmine, musk, and a hint of peony. I rushed to test it out and found it gave loads of creamy bubbles, scented just right and not reeking, just the way I like it, and left my skin soft and clean. All products came packaged in a pretty muslin drawstring bag, a nice touch!

I encourage anyone wanting to use premium handcrafted lip balm instead of chemical laden store bought stuff and fantastic cold process soap to rush to The Soap Seduction and shop to your heart's content, you will be happy you did! Thank you Patrice!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Holstein Heaven Hand Milled Soap with Emu Oil

Just cut my batch made 7/17/2009 of all natural Holstein Heaven Chocolate Vanilla Hand Milled Soap with Emu oil. This heavenly scented olive oil soap named tongue in cheek for our lovely black and white Holstein cows is full of natural goodness and so good for the skin. Fragranced and colored naturally with pure cocoa powder and vanilla oleoresin, it is chock full of exotic butters and oils, like avocado oil, shea butter and emu oil. This soap will be ready August 7; it is curing now to get a nice gentle, long lasting hard bar of soap made to spoil your skin. You can get this soap now here!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Blossom 4th of July bow

Here is my lovely dog, Blossom, a Maltese, with me now over 7 months, she is a puppymill rescue. Her fav thing to do? Recline in spoiled luxury on the soft plump queen-sized jacquard covered bed, so very different than the wire she was forced to live on 24/7 for 5 years. She deserves it and more! What an expression on her face! She is chastising me because of the camera, once put away, she was back to racing around and playing.

Edited photo courtesy of Rosemary. thank you so much Rosemary. You are an artiste.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Soy Wax Lotion Tarts

I have an awesome new product! soy wax lotion tarts! What is this, you may ask? It is a 2 in 1 product: home fragrance and exquisite skin softening and warming lotion! You will not believe your eyes! Unique product. 2.5 ounce 6 individual breakaway soy wax lotion tarts, 2 products in one! Place one cube in your tea light burner or electric burner, melt and you have a delightful home fragance. Lightly dip you fingers in the melted soy wax and apply to hands, you then have the BEST lotion you have ever used with shea and cocoa butter and triple refined certified Asutralian EMU oil and the warm lotion feels wonderful on your hands. Superb for cracked dry skin and eases hurting hands with its warmth.

If you have used lotion after lotion with little to no benefit, you must try this! One cube lasts for about a week using it daily as a lotion. Soy wax is green, clean burning, and melts at a lower temperature than regular wax, no fear of buring yourself, just don't touch the bowl of the burner, it's hot! No wick to sully the wax lotion. Dye free! When possible pthlalate free fragrance oils or essential oils used, only skin safe ratios used. The best way to use this is to let it melt, blow out the tea light, or turn off the electric burner, let cool for a minute then dip away! Treat your skin special today, you will wonder how you lived without this!

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