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New Artisan Small Batch Soaps

Here is a preview of one of the new products I will be debuting at the Eagle Holiday Market on November 19th.

I call this one is “Holy Cross”. It was inspired by the local landmark as well as the Season. Featuring real Frankincense, Myrrh Gum, and GOLDen Honey, with added natural scents of orange, cinnamon, and clove.

I intend for this to be one of my “Signature Soaps”, meaning that it will available year-round and sold in wholesale lots to as many local stores as I can get to carry it. I am not sure yet about the final weight of the bars, since they are still curing, so this label is subject to change, but here is the prototype I designed. I turned one of my photos into digital art for each of my Signature soaps, and I think they turned out quite well. I will unveil “Gore Range” and “Piney Lake” another day.holy-cross-1

Look for more sneak peeks at my Holiday lineup, coming soon!

 

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Mothers Day Special 2016

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My Mother’s Day Special includes:

  • 4-oz Natural Lavender Daily Dew Lotion with purple pump
  • 4g Pure Lip Dew of choice: Almond, Grapefruit, Mint or Mango
  • Custom Label with special message of your choice front and center! 

Select from PROPERTY OF (your choice of name) the WORLD’s BEST MOM! 

or 

With Love on Mother’s Day for (choice) from (choice)

or I am happy to substitute a different title, or an entirely different message, even different products, as long as your request(s) fit in the available space. 

  • Upgraded Packages are available; Call or email to inquire. I am always happy to add anything that fits in the flat rate shipping box without an extra fee, or to upgrade the package being offered.
  • Shipments prettily wrapped in tissue paper and sent 2-3 DAY Priority Mail to anywhere in the USA on Monday May 2nd with a gift tag, or on an alternate date as requested. 

Lavender Dew2$25 shipped ~ just $15 w/ local tax & pickup or delivery

ORDER NOW

Almond Lip DewLAVENDER LOTION INGREDIENTS:

Water, Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice Infused With Organic Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower And Organic Calendula Officinalis Flower, Emulsifying Wax NF, Sweet Almond Oil, Shea Nut Butter, Organic Coconut Oil, Stearic Acid, Castor Bean Oil, Jojoba Oil, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey (Honeyquat), Mango Seed Butter, Cocoa Butter, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower (Ylang Ylang) Oil, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid

Grapefruit Lip Dew SQ

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Pure Dew Body Butter

Can I hear a “No More Alligator Feet!” chant? LOL. Your best defense, my “Pure Dew” is Naturally Scented and contains no preservatives. Great on elbows or anywhere you need intense moisturizing.

INGREDIENTS:  Shea Butter, Organic Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Organic Beeswax, Castor Seed Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil

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Natural Clay Refining Mask

Natural clay is thought to tighten pores, smooth, and soften while drawing out impurities. I often use just a bit of this overnight, anywhere I feel a blemish trying to break out.

USE:  Once per week suggested; typical usage is 6-8 treatments per dry oz.

Add equal amounts of dry mask and desired liquid to a non-reactive mixing vessel; mix until smooth. Use all water for oily skin; Use half water and half oil (jojoba, avocado, almond, grape seed, etc.) for other skin types.

Add liquid slowly and use more or less as needed, just to form a thick, spreadable paste. Apply to skin over face and neck, avoiding immediate eye and brow area. Allow to dry and harden until it cracks – 15 minutes is usually about right. Rinse off gently using warm water; finish up with a light moisturizer.

INGREDIENTS:  Kaolin, Bentonite, Honey, Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Powder, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Seed Powder, Beta Vulgris (Beet) Root Powder, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil, Juniperus Virginiana (Cedarwood) Oil, Maltodextrin

The Grand-Angels approve!
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Time for a new/old scent to return – but which one?

help Getting ready to produce mass quantities of Hair Dew; seeking your input:

I am going to keep the all natural Bliss scent in the lineup permanently, and I still plan to add an all natural option that will appeal to men as well (maybe sandalwood and cedar or frankincense with touches of orange and just a hint of cinnamon). One day I would like to make a lavender option too. I am also going to keep the universally popular Just Fresh option in the lineup until further notice, since it is my best seller and the one I turn to most often myself.

Hair DewBut I just finished up some of this older citrus basil this morning, and man-oh-man do I miss THAT aroma! But, I am torn. I have some delicious smelling cucumber melon as well, and I really miss having that one on hand in lotion. My Grand-Angel Brandi would vote for cucumber melon, I know, because she used some of my older lotion in that scent last weekend and raved about it.

What to do????  I think that whichever one I go with, I should make it in both shampoo and lotion, and I can’t make both …. If you want to over rule the Grand-Angel, better speak up, I guess, LOL.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ofzGhAIcsE1nJMzw8oBGkGNrveCGnrVP7HA-eJTmsyY/viewform?usp=send_form

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Basil Bergamot & Hemp Body Butter

Currently product testing this variation of my original Pure Dew. If the scent still seems right after several days in the containers, I will make it available in the Shop.

1/2 oz. ( shown) just $5

INGREDIENTS: Raw Shea Butter, Organic Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Hemp Seed Oil, Castor Seed Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey, Basil Oil, Bergamot Oil, Orange Peel Oil, Lavender Oil, Tocopherol, Lemongrass Oil, Lemon Peel Oil

 

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Pit Dew

1 oz $10Pit Dew – A roll-on deodorant cream for underarms and even feet. NOT an anti-perspirant – does not prevent sweating, a healthy body process, but controls odor for most people.

Packaged in American-made 1 fluid ounce glass bottles with large plastic roller balls for easy, no-mess application.

INGREDIENTS: *GRAPESEED OIL, BAKING SODA, *ARROWROOT POWDER, *COCONUT OIL, *SHEA BUTTER, KAOLIN CLAY, ZINC OXIDE, GRAPEFRUIT OIL, FRANKINCENSE OIL, ROSEMARY OIL, CEDARWOOD OIL, LAVENDER OIL                        *Organic Source

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Body and Massage Oil

Body and Massage Oil

I rub a little of this into my still-wet skin after every shower for all-over moisturizing that can’t be beat. A mild but pleasant aroma from skin-friendly essential oils is sure to please either sex. Makes a great massage oil and all-over moisturizer. Contains oils that are thought to be helpful to treat scars, cellulite and stretch marks. (My husband actually prefers this product over all others for moisturizing his face.)

INGREDIENTS: Sweet Almond Oil, Organic Hemp Oil, Castor Oil, Rose Hip Seed Oil, Squalane, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Rosemary Oil, Geranium Oil, Cedarwood Oil, Juniper Berry Oil, Clary Sage Oil, Lavender Oil

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Hair Dew feedback

Sold some Hair Dew to a hair stylist friend of mine this week (I didn’t specifically ask her permission to share her name, so I won’t, just yet). Her hair looked okay when I saw her afterward, yesterday, but not as nice as I had expected, so I grilled her and sure enough, she had washed twice because the first wash “didn’t leave her hair feeling clean”. I laughed and told her that I would bet money that it had been clean, but not stripped, and she just wasn’t used to that feeling, but to please trust me and do it just once next time, and then to indulge me even more and let it air dry afterwards.
She called me a little while ago from a friend’s house, who is another local hair stylist. “You should see my hair TODAY!” she starts out, and then says that HE wants some now, how much is it, and can she come pick up a set right now? grin emoticon grin emoticon grin emoticon
Turns out she has beautiful curls … who knew? lol. I just saw them and felt them. More importantly, it seems like she is happy with her curls so maybe she won’t have to be dragging out the hot iron every day any more. Because she has been a hair dresser for almost 40 years, of COURSE she colors her hair, so she will test for us whether it fades her color or not over time, and who better to report on that, right…? grin again. I will of course report back honestly as to how that all goes.

I am grinning like the Cheshire cat here. And I am going into the lab momentarily to make a big batch of the new natually scented line of Hair Dew. I can’t decide what to call it, though, and could use some help. It is soft, and floral, and I might just go with “Soft”… but that seems sort of lazy, or at the least unimaginative. I have a “Just Fresh” scent already that is popular in hair and soap, and am about to release a “Just Clean” scent in Sugar Scrub. What do you think of “Soft”? Soft Summer Breeze was one of my first thoughts, but that seems too wordy… plus I would like to offer it year round. Suggestions welcomed. Hair Dew Just Fresh 😆

 

 

 

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My Ingredient List

NOT COMPLETE – this page will always be “a work in progress since I am constantly testing and trying new things. I do try to ensure that any ingredients being used in retail products make the list. Remember that you can click on words with dotted underlining to view more information about that term.

Current labeling laws in the USA allow for the use of either common or “INCI” names. I use common names for most ingredients but I list essential oils by their formal Latin names (unless it is space consideration), and I source ALL my ingredients extremely carefully, with quality in mind first and foremost.

COMMON NAME   _____________  –                    INCI NAME

Aloe Vera Gel/Juice –  ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE

Almond Oil  – PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL

Apple Cider Vinegar  – ACETIC ACID (APPLE CIDER VINEGAR)

Argan Oil – ARGANIA SPINSOSA (ARGAN) OIL

Arrowroot Powder  –  MARANTA ARUNDINACEA (ARROW) ROOT

Baking Soda  –  SODIUM BICARBONATE

Beeswax   –  CERA ALBA (BEESWAX)

Beet Root Powder    –  BETA VULGRIS (BEET) ROOT POWDER

Behentrimonium Methosulfate – BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATE

Bentonite/ Redmond Clay  – BENTONITE

Buttermilk Powder   –   BUTTERMILK POWDER

Butylene Glycol – BUTYLENE GLYCOL

Calcium Carbonate   –  CALCIUM CARBONATE

Calendula (Marigold) Flowers – CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER

Candelilla Wax  –  EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX

Chamomile Flowers  –  ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER

Castor Oil     –    RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL

Cetearyl Alcohol CETEARYL ALCOHOL

Cetyl Alcohol – CETYL ALCOHOL

Citric Acid – CITRIC ACID

Coca Betaine  –  COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE

Cocoa Butter   – THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER

Coconut Oil – COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL

Coenzyme Q10 – C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE (and) TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (and) UBIQUINONE

Cornstarch   –  ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH

Epsom Salts  – MAGNESIUM SULFATE

Emulsifying Wax  – CETEARYL ALCOHOL (and) POLYSORBATE 60

Epsom Salts   – MAGNESIUM SULFATE

Eucalyptus Oil  –  EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS LEAF OIL

Evening Primrose Oil –  OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OIL

Fractionated  Coconut Oil  – CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE

Fragrance, Artificial – FRAGRANCE

Frankincense Essential Oil (s)  – BOTSWELLIA CARTERII (INDIAN FRANKINCENSE) OIL. BOTSWELLIA SERATTA  (SOMALIAN FRANKINCENSE) OIL

Geranium Oil  –  PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) OIL

Geranium Water  (Hydrosol) – PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS LEAF (GERANIUM) WATER 

Glycerin –  GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE-BASED)

Grapefruit Peel Oil – CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL

Grapeseed Oil  – VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL

Green Tea  –  CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF

Guar Gum    – CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA (GUAR) GUM

Hemp Seed Oil   – CANNABIS SATIVA (HEMP)  SEED OIL

Honeyquat – HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM HONEY (HONEYQUAT)

Hydrolyzed Oats – HYDROLYZED OATS

Hydroxyethylcellulose – HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE

Jasmine Oil    –  JASMINUM OFFICINALE (JASMINE) OIL

Jojoba Oil   –  SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL (pronounced Ho-Ho’-Ba)

Kaolin Clay/White China Clay   – KAOLIN

Lanolin   – LANOLIN

Lavender Flowers – LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWERS

Lavender Oil  –  LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL

Lemon Peel Oil – CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL

Lemongrass Oil – CYMBOPOGON SCHOENANTHUS (LEMONGRASS) OIL

Liquid Soap Base  –  I currently use an Organic liquid soap base in my shampoo, but am working on my own liquid soap formula, with the intent of replacing the premade base once I can satisfactorily match this one. INGREDIENTS: WATER, POTASSIUM OLEATE (saponified olive oil) POTASSIUM COCOATE (saponified coconut oil)  GLYCERIN,  POTASSIUM CITRATE (saponified citric acid) POTASSIUM PALM KERNELATE (saponified palm oil) PALM KERNAL ACID. 

Loofah Sponge  – LUFFA CYLINDRICA (LOOFAH) FRUIT

Mango Butter  – MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER

Meadowfoam Seed Oil   –  LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL

Neroli Oil –  CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FLOWER OIL

Neroli Flower Water/Hydrosol –  CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FLOWER WATER

Oatmeal   –  AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL

Oatmeal Powder/Oat Flour  –  AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL FLOUR

Olive Leaf Extract – PROPANEDIOL (and) WATER (and) OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) LEAF EXTRACT

Olive Oil  –  OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL

Orange/Sweet Orange Oil –  CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL

Palmarosa Oil  –  CYMBOPOGON MARTINI (PALMA ROSA) OIL

Peppermint Leaf Oil    –  MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL

Pine Oil/Scotch Pine Oil  –   PINUS SYLVESTRIS (PINE) LEAF OIL

Propanediol – PROPANEDIOL

Red Iron Oxide Pigment   –  IRON OXIDE (NATURAL PIGMENT)

Rhassoul Clay – CLAY

Red Raspberry Seed Oil   –  RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) SEED OIL

Rice Bran Oil    –  ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) BRAN OIL

Rose Absolute 5%  –   ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) FLOWER OIL

Rose Water (Hydrosol)  –  ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER WATER

Rosehip Oil   –  ROSA CANINA (ROSEHIP) FRUIT OIL

Rosehip Powder   – ROSA CANINA (ROSEHIP) SEED POWDER

Rosemary  –  ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF

Rosemary Oil – ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) OIL

Rosemary Powder   –  ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY)

Sandalwood Oil – SANTALUM ALBUM (SANDALWOOD) OIL

Sea Salt – All Types – must be listed on products labels as simply  SEA SALT.  I use all of the following in various products: Coarse Dead Sea Salt, Fine Pink Himalayan Sea Salt, Medium White Sea Salt                   

Shea Butter  –  BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)

Sodium Carbomer  –  SODIUM CARBOMER

Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate – SODIUM LAURYL SULFOACETATE

Spearmint Leaf Oil   –   MENTHA VIRIDIS (SPEARMINT) LEAF OIL

Squalane  –   SQUALANE

Stearic Acid     –    STEARIC ACID

Sugar     –  SUCROSE  (ORGANIC FAIR TRADE CANE SUGAR)

Sunflower Oil   – HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL

Tapioca Starch – MANIHOT ESCULENTA (TAPIOCA) ROOT STARCH

Tea Tree Oil   –  MELAEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL

Titanium Dioxide  –  TITANIUM DIOXIDE

Vanilla Oil   – VANILLA PLANIFOLIA BEAN EXTRACT

Vitamin E, Natural  –  TOCOPHEROL (NATURAL VITAMIN E)

Wintergreen Leaf Oil    –   GAULTHERIA PROCUMBENS (WINTERGREEN) LEAF OIL

Witch Hazel Distillate  – HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) (and) WATER (and) ALCOHOL

Xanthan Gum   –   XANTHOMONAS CAMPESTRIS (XANTHAN) GUM

Ylang Ylang Oil  –  CANANGA ODORATA FLOWER (YLANG YLANG EXTRA) OIL

Zinc Oxide – ZINC OXIDE

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Active Botanical Daily Face Wash

Gentle enough for daily use and all skin types. Botanicals gently cleanse and exfoliate while aloe vera, mango butter, rose watergeranium water, and honeyquat hydrate and nourish skin.

INGREDIENTS: COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, ALOE VERA JUICE, MANGO BUTTER, EMULSIFYING WAX, PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS LEAF (ROSE GERANIUM) WATER, ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) FLOWER WATER, ORGANIC ROSE HIP, KAOLIN (NATURAL CLAY), CHAMOMILE, HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM HONEY (HONEYQUAT), STEARIC ACID, FRAGRANCE (CERTIFIED 100% NATURAL), CYMBOPOGON MARTINI (PALMA ROSA) OIL, JUNIPERUS VIRGINIANA (CEDARWOOD) OIL, CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, SORBIC ACID

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Announcing ….. Citrus Basil Sugar Scrub

INGREDIENTS: SUCROSE (ORGANIC FAIR TRADE CANE SUGAR), ORGANIC LIQUID CASTILE SOAP CONSISTING OF WATER (and) POTASSIUM OLEATE (and) POTASSIUM COCOATE (and) GLYCERIN (and) POTASSIUM CITRATE (and) POTASSIUM PALM KERNELATE (and) PALM KERNAL ACID, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (RAW SHEA BUTTER), COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, FRAGRANCE
INGREDIENTS: SUCROSE (ORGANIC FAIR TRADE CANE SUGAR), ORGANIC LIQUID CASTILE SOAP CONSISTING OF WATER (and) POTASSIUM OLEATE (and) POTASSIUM COCOATE (and) GLYCERIN (and) POTASSIUM CITRATE (and) POTASSIUM PALM KERNELATE (and) PALM KERNAL ACID, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (RAW SHEA BUTTER), COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, FRAGRANCE
8 ounces $15

Back in stock by popular demand, and I am really glad, thank you, because I missed having it around myself. 8 ounce tub as shown is $15. The price per ounce has gone down, and it should be easier to dispense from this wide-mouth tub.

Things have been crazy busy for me this year so far, and I have not had a lot of time to craft, but all that changes NOW. I don’t want to spend every January immersed in financial and payroll reports for multiple entities any more (​just Re-dew reports!)

I am looking forward to swapping that lid out for a white or perhaps green one, but honestly, it is like this… Until I finish crawling out of the hole of debt that I accrued setting up ‘The Lab’, I am sort of making do when it comes to container colors (haunting clearance sales and snapping up any USA-made bargain containers that I  can use.) When it comes to ingredients, however, I have never and will never cut ANY corners. I like to think that those priorities are also yours, and that you will forgive me the occasional odd color choice during this first year of operations.

Available now in Citrus Basil Scent ~ Coming Next in All Natural Lavender & Lemongrass ~ Coming Soon in ?? Make your wishes heard now!

INGREDIENTS:  Sucrose (Organic  Fair Trade Cane Sugar), Organic Liquid Castile Soap (Water, Potassium Oleate,  Potassium Cocoate, Glycerin, Potassium Citrate, Potassium Palm Kernelate, and Palm Kernal Acid),  Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Fragrance