I have perpetually dry hands and cuticles—I am always doing house projects, gardening, working with tools, cleaning paint…). And I rarely go anywhere without some sort of lip balm. I have created these items with concentrated amounts of luxurious oils and butters, scents and have also researched like crazy to avoid more and more products that have synthetic chemicals.
Luxe butters are a more indulgent version of whipped body butter. Amazing, skin-loving butters and oils that are quickly absorbed. IN THE JAR: VEGAN | Mango butter*, kokum butter*, coconut oil*, apricot kernel oil, safflower oil*, jojoba*, meadowfoam seed oil*, arrowroot powder, vitamin E, [essential or fragrance oils] *Organic
Lotion bars are portable, smell amazing, long-lasting and can be placed in carry-on bags when flying! These are pretty popular, and I am always making new scents. IN THE TIN: Coconut oil*, beeswax, cocoa butter, mango butter*, arrowroot, [essential or fragrance oils] *Organic
Salves are another one that takes some time, because I infuse sweet almond oil with traditional dried herbs. I use this on my cuticles, lips and heels. IN THE TIN: Herb-infused sweet almond oil (calendula, plaintain leaf, comfrey leaf, lavender), shea butter*, coconut oil*, beeswax, castor oil, essential oils of lavender, cedarwood & tea tree *Organic
Deodorant without any chemicals or aluminum—AND IT WORKS! Studies have shown that commercial aluminum-based antiperspirant is really not a good thing, particularly for women since aluminum swells and blocks the sweat glands, and the location of lymph nodes is right there by the pits! Some of the aluminum gets absorbed into the body, also. Yuck. Natural deodorant incorporates absorbent and antibacterial ingredients—such as fractionated coconut oil, magnesium hydroxide (inorganic mineral compound, food grade) and essential oils—to kill odor-causing bacteria and neutralize odor. And my formulation does NOT include baking soda, which can cause irritation, and NO clay. CONTAINS: Fractionated coconut oil*, shea butter*, zinc oxide, beeswax, sweet almond oil, magnesium hydroxide, zinc ricinoleate, tamanu oil*, [essential oil blends], vitamin E *Organic | More info. on natural deodorant and armpit detox is HERE.
Get the Bug Outta Here is my take on a DEET-free, natural insect repellent and a new formulation over my previous balms (which could melt in summer heat). This lightweight spray is easy to apply and the amber plastic bottles are tall and thin, so they are convenient to transport. Essential oils naturally repel predators/bugs via the chemicals stored inside the plants. And I recently discovered soybean oil can inhibit mosquitoes and some other insects. Recommend on ages 10 and up due to the essential oils used. CONTAINS: Witch hazel, isopropyl alcohol, soybean oil, polysorbate 80 and a blend of essential oils [SEASONAL—available spring through fall]
Belly Whip is a special whipped body butter that absorbs into skin, helping to not only moisturize but alleviate the itch of stretching skin during pregnancy. This definitely has some special ingredients. IN THE JAR: VEGAN | Mango butter*, coconut oil*, shea butter*, cocoa butter, avocado oil, rosehip seed oil*, apricot kernel oil, vitamin E, essential oils of lavender and frankincense. These are made to order and are in larger 8-oz jars.
Bath Truffles are a relatively new, indulgent item I’ve formulated. I’ll admit, I’m not really a bath bomb person. If I’m going to spend time in a tub, whatever I put into that water needs to do something beneficial besides fizz. Well…these truffles are just like the edible versions: creamy and rich. Cocoa and shea butters leave your skin so soft, but the tub isn’t a greasy mess when you’re done. Available in air-tight, re-sealable kraft food-safe bags in a variety of scents (essential oils as well as high-grade fragrance oils).
Shower Steamers are the perfect aromatherapy option for people who prefer showers over baths. These little nuggets are made primarily with baking soda and citric acid, then either essential oils or fragrance oils are used. The moisture and heat of the shower melts the steamers, causing a neat fizzing reaction, but also the scents are released into your shower. I offer relaxing fragrances as well as a “wake-me-up” blend of peppermint and eucalyptus to open up your eyes and your sinuses. During cold season, I offer an option with menthol crystals to really open up stuffed noses. Available in air-tight, re-sealable kraft food-safe bags.
Bath Salts are made with mineral-rich magnesium sulfate (Epsom Salt) and pure salts (whether Himalayan, Dead Sea or dendritic)—sought-out ingredients that feel so luxurious and leave our skin so soft. And the aromatherapy benefits of essential oils just add to the at-home spa experience. I have ground the dried herbs & flowers so there aren’t large pieces floating in your bath. NO added dyes or colorants [I mean….why??]. Some batches also include powdered coconut milk. Available in re-sealable kraft food-safe bags as well as glass jars.
I make two varieties of lip balms:
– J-Beez Herbal is a bit softer and is my version of a national “natural” brand. Contains Sunflower oil, beeswax, cocoa butter, peppermint essential oil, Vitamin E, rosemary essential oil.
– Vegan Mint Kiss is for those who would rather not use beeswax; I use candelilla wax instead, which is a slick, plant-based wax that provides a nice shine and is nourishing to lips.
Simplí soaps and salves have helped to clear up our son’s severe eczema. They leave his skin moisturized and soft in addition to smelling amazing. I would not trust any other products on our son!~ Jenn Y.
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