Sunday, September 15, 2013

Skin Management - Step 1

Look after your skin now the beach season is looming
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Skin Management - Step 1

Now that the worst of the cold weather has passed, the time has come to rejuvenate that tired, flaky skin, as well as introducing family, friends and customers to your new product range.  A good place to start the enlivenment of your skin is with a simple exfoliating, yet moisturising body scrub.

An effective scrub calls for:
80gm Fine Sea Salt
20gm Sweet Almond Oil
1/2 teaspoon Natural Vitamin E (can substitute synthetic)
1 teaspoon Dried Lavender Flowers
Lavender French Essential Oil to your taste (can substitute commercial lavender)

Mix all ingredients in a bowl until combined.  So simple!
This quantity will fill a 100gm jar but can be multiplied out to your required amount.
More almond oil can be added to this recipe if you wish, but transporting products with free oil often leads to leakage that can be hard to overcome. Feel free to play with the oil selection and ratios if you wish, to enable you to personalise the product for your needs.




 



Finished Lavender Salt Scrub
Ready for use in the shower or bath.  Rub briskly on moist skin to exfoliate and moisturise.Rinse well.


Talc - Pharmaceutical Grade

Introducing a new product to our product range.  This product is easily scented by placing the amount of talc you need in a plastic bag, add fragrance or essential oil and kneed, shake and roll until you have it evenly distributed throughout the product.  By snipping the corner off the bag you have a simple mess free way of dispensing the talc into your packaging containers.


Melt and Pour Soap Base

We have also introduced several new melt and pour soap bases to our range to give you greater variety.  These currently include natural clear, shea butter, aloe vera, coconut and of course more of the ever popular natural goats milk soap base.

Skin Management - Step 2

Create fabulous skin for the summer months
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Moisturise Your Released Skin

In our last newsletter we learned how to create an easy but effective skin exfoliator to remove the built up dead skin cells from our winter layover.
The next step to creating beautiful skin is to "feed" the newly exposed, but delicate, tissues that have been brought to the fore.  A cream or lotion is a great product for maintaining well kept skin, but for a post winter overhaul it is often best to bring out the big guns - the body butter.
A true body butter is a combination of butters and oils that can be used to infuse the skin with the fats it needs to maintain itself well.  However, this type of product has a greasy feel to it that takes a while to soak in which can impact our busy lives.  The commercial body butter has become much more popular in recent times as the thick cream base is absorbed more readily taking much needed water through the skin and into the layers below as well as the same oils contained in the traditional body butter.

For those who like to have their products made for them ready to personalise we have a body butter base available ready to use.
But, if you have been looking for your own body butter recipe that uses almond oil, apricot kernel oil, shea butter and mango butter in its creation we have one for you right here.

Use liberally after exfoliating in the bath or shower to feel smooth and free!

Coconut Body Butter

For a thick body butter you can make from scratch yourself try this awesome recipe.

Round Bath Bomb Moulds

After many requests to stock round bath bomb moulds we have managed to source some  at last.

Mini French Apothecary Jars

With small candle popularity on the rise these cute little 130ml treasures had to join our glassware collection.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Been Gone Too Long

It has been a while since I have blogged here.  I am really sorry to have been so remiss.
We have been working hard to improve our systems, products and presentation to make it better for everyone.  Lately my time has been consumed by the attempt to find new premises.  Hopefully we will be able to notify you in a few months of a change of location that should be easier and more convenient for everyone (fingers crossed).
I promise to be better at keeping up in the future!!
Pingates