Thank you for your support! I am approaching my 5-year anniversary of this gig, and still enjoying every moment.
Thank you for your support! I am approaching my 5-year anniversary of this gig, and still enjoying every moment.
I have been hard at work in the lab creating new Face Dew and Face Wash options. I have been testing them all year, and they are almost ready for their big Debut!
Our new Honey & Lemon Face Wash is non-exfoliating, unlike the original, and it is a lovely, bubbly white with an even consistency that many people seem to prefer. It is more shelf-stable so it can be packaged in a regular squeeze bottle, eliminating the need for pricier, airless pumps. This change will help me to keep my prices constant in the face of steeply rising prices for raw materials and packaging. Unfortunately, I will be forced to increase the price on our original exfoliating Daily Face Wash very soon (my first price increase in five years of business.)
Our new Honey Lemon Face Dew featuresoil and a fresh, light, all-natural scent.
If you are a regular purchaser of our original Face Dew products, you can expect to receive free samples of our new products in the mail very soon! I look forward to and as always, greatly appreciate your honest feedback – since I cannot fix any problem until I am aware of it.
You can expect to see these products added to the Online Shop by next week.
Thank you to everyone who came to see us at yesterday’s Winter Market. Your wonderful feedback followed by a complete sell-out of our just-restockedShower Vapor Crystals made for a gratifying day. Setting up and breaking down is a tremendous amount of work, but it is worth it. Playing Store was always my favorite childhood game. Some things really do never change!
Below is a virtual tour of the booth, for those interested (read that: LOOK, Mommy!) lol. I created a new YouTube channel to post this, so I am now on a quest to gain 100 followers, so that I can claim a custom Youtube URL. Please, consider subscribing to my channel when you watch this video. You can always turn off notifications from me, if not really interested. THANKS!
Now that my public holiday sale events are over, I can concentrate on updating the website for all the holiday shipping orders I am going to attempt to not only generate, but actually accept, for the first time ever.
I usually shut down the page for shipping orders early in December, but this year I am going to brave the one-hour lines at the Post Office at least 2x and more usually 3x per week, for the duration. (No mail delivery or pick up available here “in Paradise”.)
I may also offer once-weekly local deliveries with a minimum order amount, which has yet to be decided. Stay tuned for more details – when I figure those out, I will post again.
I ordered new packaging at around 2AM for the next restock of what is slowly but surely becoming known around here as “Crystal MeNth”.
It’s okay, though. THIS is a healthful addiction.
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.
Look for more sneak peeks at my Holiday lineup, coming soon!
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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.
ORDER NOW LAVENDER LOTION INGREDIENTS:
Water, OrganicVera Leaf Juice Infused With Organic Anthemis Nobilis ( ) Flower And Organic Officinalis Flower, NF, Sweet , Nut Butter, Organic Oil, , Bean Oil, Oil, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey ( ), Seed Butter, , Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower ( ) Oil, (Natural Vitamin E), , ,
I am taking a moment out of my day to talk about a very unpleasant subject – cold sores. Once you are gifted with the virus that causes them, you never really know when they are going to surprise you, but too much sun OR stress can trigger an outbreak for me. This is January, and one of my roles is bookkeeper – for three different companies – so I guess that explains the stress.
I rarely get cold sores on my lip like this latest one, lucky me, I tend to get them in larger patches anywhere on the lower half of my face (areas where I suffered sun poisoning 34 years ago after moving to Colorado and getting too much spring skiing sun).
I can arrest an outbreak with Abreva, but it is expensive, and I didn’t have any on hand when I woke up on Monday morning with that horrible telltale itchy, burny throbbing. Considering the size of the initial blister, I am pretty sure that treating it naturally has resulted in the best possible outcome, the same outcome I would have had with the OTC ointment.
I made my own blend of essential oils (see the caption in my photo), but you can buy a pre-mix easily enough. I am not going to share the “recipe” or name here because I don’t want to get a cease and desist order from the multi-level marketing oil company that had the nerve to trademark a name that has been around for over 800 years and who sends their lawyers swooping in on any website that uses the name these days.
IT STUNG LIKE YOU WOULDN’T BELIEVE but it was worth it. I used the straight oil blend on a cotton swab, 4-5 times per day.
Now that the blistering is over, along with the threat of spreading, it just needs to heal up. I recommend and am using lot of faith in the power of oil as an aid for healing.oil now, to keep it moist, prevent infection, and speed the final healing. I have a hotel reservation in just 48 hours (most of my deadlines will be past then, thank goodness), and grand-angels and an indoor swimming pool were a big part of our agenda … I am praying and hoping against hope that it will heal enough before then so I can still join them in the pool… I will let you know how it all turns out, but I do have a
I googled this subject once before and not a lot came up, so I figured the least I could do is share this tip and my experience with it.
Bring on February ~ GO BRONCOS!
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:Butter, Organic Oil, Sweet , Organic Beeswax, Seed Oil, Seed Oil, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, (Natural Vitamin E), Cymbopogon Schoenanthus ( ) Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil
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 (, 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:, , Honey, Chamomilla Recutita ( ) Powder, Rosa Canina ( ) Seed Powder, Beta Vulgris (Beet) Root Powder, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens ( ) Oil, Juniperus Virginiana (Cedarwood) Oil, Maltodextrin
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.
But 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.
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: RawButter, Organic Oil, Sweet , Organic Beeswax, Organic Seed Oil, Seed Oil, Seed Oil, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey, Basil Oil, Bergamot Oil, Orange Peel Oil, Lavender Oil, , Oil, Lemon Peel Oil
Packaged in American-made 1 fluid ounce glass bottles with large plastic roller balls for easy, no-mess application.
INGREDIENTS: **Organic SourceOIL, BAKING SODA, * POWDER, * OIL, * BUTTER, CLAY, OXIDE, GRAPEFRUIT OIL, FRANKINCENSE OIL, OIL, CEDARWOOD OIL, LAVENDER 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, Organic Oil, Oil, Seed Oil, , (Natural Vitamin E), Oil, Oil, Cedarwood Oil, Juniper Berry Oil, Clary Sage Oil, Lavender Oil
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. 😆
Naturalis always best. Period – with no ifs, ands, buts, or other qualifiers. Nevertheless, I still do use regular “ ” in some of my products, and I want to make this policy clear.
enjoys a special niche in cosmetics in that fragrances are a total mystery as far as their ingredients are concerned. The FDA has decreed that fragrances may be a trade secret, and that means that manufacturers are not required to disclose any of their ingredients. This means that you might be exposed to a “nasty” (such as a paraben) from one of my products when you choose one listing “ ” on the label, without the qualifier of (Natural). I do source my ingredients carefully, but cannot swear absolutely that my artficial fragrances are entirely free of nasty substances, due to that legal loophole.
I offer all-naturaloptions in almost all products (and am busily working on crafting up-to-my-standard versions of the others) and I encourage you to stick to those, but artificial fragrances are still the most popular, overall, and thus far, they work much better in my hair dew line. At this point, I use them mostly because customers really like .
If you see the words(Natural) on a product label, it means I have used a combination of essential oils or a certified natural blend to achieve the final scent. (Most times I list all the oils used individually, but sometimes space is an issue and instead I use just the single listing.)
If you see the word “” on one of my labels without the qualifier of Natural, then the product does contain an artificial scent. Artificial scents should be avoided by persons with compromised health or a sensitivity to .
It boils down to this, in my mind – ifis the ONLY suspect ingredient used, then your (and my) overall risk is FAR lower than it would be with any traditional product that was purposely preserved with (which is most products) and which probably contains a lot of other nasties, as well.
Part of this journey is about education, and it is a journey for me too, so you can expect to see more and more Re-Dew products offering only natural as time goes on. It is my sincere hope to transition all of us over to using natural fragrances, exclusively, and to educate as many people as I can about cosmetic (and home product) safety issues along the way.
What is your own stance on artificial? Did you know about these issues already, or is all of this news to you?
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 withthroughout the site 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
Vera Gel/Juice – BARBADENSIS ( VERA) LEAF JUICE
– PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
Apple Cider Vinegar – ACETIC ACID (APPLE CIDER VINEGAR)
Oil – ARGANIA SPINSOSA ( ) OIL
Powder – MARANTA ARUNDINACEA (ARROW) ROOT
Baking Soda – SODIUM BICARBONATE
Beeswax – CERA ALBA (BEESWAX)
Beet Root Powder – BETA VULGRIS (BEET) ROOT POWDER
/ Redmond Clay –
Buttermilk Powder – BUTTERMILK POWDER
Calcium Carbonate – CALCIUM CARBONATE
(Marigold) Flowers – OFFICINALIS FLOWER
Candelilla Wax – EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX
Flowers – ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER
Oil – RICINUS COMMUNIS ( ) SEED OIL
Alcohol – ALCOHOL
Coca Betaine –
– THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER
Oil – COCOS NUCIFERA ( ) OIL
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE – (and) TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (and) UBIQUINONE
– ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH
– MAGNESIUM SULFATE
– typically ALCOHOL (and) POLYSORBATE 60
– MAGNESIUM SULFATE
Eucalyptus Oil – EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS LEAF OIL
Evening Oil – OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING ) OIL
Fractionated Oil – CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
, Artificial –
Frankincense Essential Oil (s) – BOTSWELLIA CARTERII (INDIAN FRANKINCENSE) OIL. BOTSWELLIA SERATTA (SOMALIAN FRANKINCENSE) OIL
Oil – PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS ( ) OIL
(Hydrosol) – PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS LEAF ( ) WATER
Grapefruit Peel Oil – CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL
Oil – VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL
– CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF
Guar Gum – CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA (GUAR) GUM
Seed Oil – CANNABIS SATIVA ( ) SEED OIL
– HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM HONEY ( )
Jasmine Oil – JASMINUM OFFICINALE (JASMINE) OIL
Oil – SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS ( ) SEED OIL (pronounced Ho-Ho’-Ba)
Clay/White China Clay –
Lavender Flowers – LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWERS
Lavender Oil – LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
Lemon Peel Oil – CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL
Oil – CYMBOPOGON SCHOENANTHUS ( ) OIL
Sponge – LUFFA CYLINDRICA ( ) FRUIT
Butter – MANGIFERA INDICA ( ) SEED BUTTER
Seed Oil – LIMNANTHES ALBA ( ) 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
– (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
– aka “Nature Silk”
Red Iron Oxide Pigment – IRON OXIDE (NATURAL PIGMENT)
Red – RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) SEED OIL
– ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) BRAN OIL
5% – ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) FLOWER OIL
(Hydrosol) – ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER WATER
Oil – ROSA CANINA ( ) FRUIT OIL
Powder – ROSA CANINA ( ) SEED POWDER
– ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS ( ) LEAF
Oil – ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS ( ) OIL
Powder – ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS ( )
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
Butter – BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII ( BUTTER)
Sodium Lauryl– SODIUM LAURYL
Leaf Oil – MENTHA VIRIDIS ( ) LEAF OIL
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 – (NATURAL VITAMIN E)
Leaf Oil – GAULTHERIA PROCUMBENS ( ) LEAF OIL
Distillate – HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA ( ) (and) WATER (and) ALCOHOL
Xanthan Gum – XANTHOMONAS CAMPESTRIS (XANTHAN) GUM
Oil – CANANGA ODORATA FLOWER ( EXTRA) OIL
Oxide – OXIDE
Packaged as singles for $4 or bundles of (3) tea bags for $10 – I label each item in a multi-set like this individually, so that you can gift some, keep some. Adults can use up to two bags per bath. Just toss one or two bags in at the beginning and let ‘er steep.
INGREDIENTS: Sea Salt (Three Varieties), Magnesium Sulfate (), Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Buttermilk Powder, Organic Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flowers, Avena Sativa Kernel (Organic Whole Oats, Organic Ground Oats), Rosa Damascena Flowers (Whole Rose Buds), Organic Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel, Honey (and) Maltodextrin, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Organic Rosmarinus Officinalis ( ) Leaf
INGREDIENTS in normal words: Three Varieties/Sizes of Sea Salt (Coarse Dead Sea, Fine Pink Himalayan, Medium White),, Baking Soda, Buttermilk Powder, Organic Whole Oats, Organic Ground Oats, Powdered Honey (and) Maltodextrin, Arnica Montana Flowers, Organic Eucalyptus Leaf, Organic Leaf, Organic , Myrrh Oil (20% dilution in Grape Seed Carrier Oil), Pure Frankincense Essential Oil, Pure Sandalwood Essential Oil
Gentle enough for daily use and all skin types. Botanicals gently cleanse and exfoliate whilevera, butter, , , and hydrate and nourish skin.
INGREDIENTS:, VERA JUICE, BUTTER, , PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS LEAF (ROSE ) WATER, ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) FLOWER WATER, ORGANIC , (NATURAL CLAY), , HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM HONEY ( ), , (CERTIFIED 100% NATURAL), CYMBOPOGON MARTINI (PALMA ROSA) OIL, JUNIPERUS VIRGINIANA (CEDARWOOD) OIL, CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL, , ,
What is most important to YOU? My own answer would be that I have to balance safety and cost. (And that is why I started making my own in the first place.)
I have no control over the length of the Other field, and it is pretty short, so please consider leaving a reply with any detailed comments. Thanks for your time! 🙂
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 &~ Coming Soon in ?? Make your wishes heard now!
INGREDIENTS: Sucrose (Organic Fair Trade Cane Sugar), Organic Liquid Castile Soap (Water, Potassium Oleate, Potassium Cocoate,, Potassium Citrate, Potassium Palm Kernelate, and Palm Kernal Acid), Butyrospermum Parkii ( Butter), ,