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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Try Organic Soap

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Organic soap is made out of 100% natural ingredients that don’t cause harm to your skin. This has become the preferred soap for more and more people because over the years, ingredients in generic soap have been revealed to have bad side effects.

Regular mass-produced soap often have harmful ingredients such as sodium lauryl sulfate, which is a heavy-duty industrial cleaner used for floors.
They also include alcohol products which dry the skin, and fragrances that cause allergies and other skin reactions.
On the other hand, organic soap is safe and pure, made completely from plant, fruit, and vegetable extracts. These ingredients have been harvested on a purely organic method, which means that farmers did not make use of any chemicals or artificial pesticides and other means to speed up their growth and production.
These pesticides, in the long run, harm the soil and the plants, instead of helping to make them fertile for future growth. They also end up in our water systems and pollute the air.
Additionally, it also means that the production of organic soap did not harm farmers, plants, or fight natural growth processes in order to harvest. Organic soap is produced completely environmentally friendly.
Top 5 reasons why organic soap is something you must try
  1. It is not tested on animals. By living healthy and switching to organically produced soap, you are also helping to save an animal’s life.
  2. Ingredients used are all-natural and safe, and are also great for sensitive skin. Commercially produced soaps are loaded with artificial ingredients, preservatives and additives that lead to breakouts, acne, allergies, and other skin conditions.
  3. You will be able to easily feel the difference once you start using organic soap. You will never want to go back to using commercially produced soap again, because your skin will instantly feel healthy, smooth, and moisturized.
  4. You will greatly reduce the toxins you are putting into your body when you are using organic soap. The chemicals found in regular soap have serious side effects, such as cancer, brain damage, and damage to the nervous system. They may not be felt right away, but over a longer period of time these can build up inside your system and cause serious disease later on in life.
  5. Organic soap is pumped with natural moisturizers that leave your skin feeling light, refreshed, and moisturized, even on humid days.
Organic soap is safe and friendly for everyone, so it’s something you should consider when doing the groceries for your family next time.
However, you shouldn’t pick just about any soap products in the aisles. It’s important to review labels carefully, because many brands can label themselves as organic when in fact they mix the ingredients with other chemical products. Some of the common ingredients in organic soap are the following:
  • Aloe
  • Oats
  • Peppermint
  • Sea salt
  • Goat’s milk
  • Olive oil
  • Essential oils
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Shea butter

Thursday, October 27, 2011

How to use our Sugar Scrubs

A Sweet Way to Achieve Beautiful, Glowing Skin

A sugar scrub lets you uncover glowing skin naturally.

Exfoliation is a very important factor in maintaining beautiful skin. Your skin goes through a constant cycle (every 28 days) of producing new cells, while the old cells die off. If you don’t remove them through exfoliation, they create a layer of dead skin on the surface, clouding the lovely skin underneath.

Sugar produces Glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid that naturally exfoliates your skin. It works hard to loosen dirt and dead skin cells for easy removal.

Our sweet scrubs are really unique in that the fine grains are perfect for uncovering that new layer, without scratching or irritating your skin. Many exfoliators contain large granules of salt or nut husks, which can scratch your skin, especially if you are the sensitive type. This is a no-no, especially for the delicate facial area.

How Do I Use My Natural Body Scrub?

You have decided which scrub to use, but now need to know how to use it properly.

White Sugar Scrub. This scrub is ideal for your entire body and even gentle enough for use on your face. Scrubs with Shea Butter, Sunflower Seed Oil or Vitamin E oil are really good for moisturizing. The gentle, yet effective results from a white sugar scrub make it one of my all time favorites.

Honey Body Scrub. Honey is a natural humectant (draws moisture from the air to your skin), so it is excellent for a full body moisturizing scrub. Combined with white sugar granules, this is a hypnotically relaxing facial scrub.


A fine grained white sugar scrub is best for facial exfoliating. I highly recommend steaming your face beforehand to open your pores and maximize your facial. Here’s what you’ll need:

A small facial steamer or a sink with very hot running water. I have a small Conair facial steamer and it adds so much to the experience.
Cotton Balls or two clean, soft facial cloths
Our mild natural body lotion cleanser or makeup remover
A fluffy towel. Any towel will do, but a fluffy one just feels nicer
An old shirt that you don’t mind getting messy or a towel to drape over your shoulders
Our light natural body butter for afterward, with green tea which has anti-inflammatory agents.

Now let’s start your facial

Step 1.Use your make up remover or our body lotion cleanser to remove any makeup, and excess dirt from your skin.

Step 2.If you are using the sink to steam your face, turn the hot water on full blast to generate a lot of steam. Once you have the steam going, put your face over the basin and drape a towel over your head, allowing the steam to billow in your face. Make sure you don’t get so close you get burned!

Step 2b.If you are using a facial steamer, fill it with water. You may want to add a nice essential oil to the water. The scent as your face is steaming is very relaxing. Set your steamer to a safe level and steam your face for 2-3 minutes.

Step 3.Once your finish steaming, your pores will be open and your face ready for exfoliating. Scoop a little sugar scrub from the jar and massage onto your face, beginning at the chin and working your way up your cheeks, across the bridge of your nose and up to the forehead (this is also really good for removing those nasty blackheads). Be careful to avoid the sensitive under-eye area. Too much simulation in that area can cause broken capillaries which will leave the appearance of dark shadows.

Step 3b.Massage in a circular motion for about three minutes, making sure to go all the way to the hairline (you have no idea how much dirt and dead skin is up there). Also, make sure to hit any hot zones for clogged pores, such as the chin and nose.

Step 4.Lean over the sink and remove the scrub by splashing warm water on your face and using your hands to wipe away the scrub. Do not wipe it off with a cloth. After you have removed the scrub, splash cool water on your face, this will close your pores again. Blot your face gently with that fluffy towel I mentioned earlier.

Step 5.Apply a dab of our body butter to seal the deal. The scrub itself contains moisturizers, so you really only need a dab.

Step 6.Take a look in the mirror at your new, glowing face. Like what you see? I thought so. Most people recognize that they are a shade or two lighter. This is because they finally removed all of the dead skin that was covering their true complexion! Now take you’re your hand and touch…go ahead, I dare you. Have you ever felt your face this smooth?

Congratulations, you have performed your first sugar scrub facial. Wasn’t it fun?

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

How To Make Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap

How To Make Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap

Have you ever wondered how easy it would be to make your own homemade liquid laundry soap? This recipe is not only easy, the cost is less than a few dollars per batch and each batch makes enough for 110 loads of laundry.

This liquid laundry soap works Great for High Efficiency washers as it’s not a super sudsy soap.

The ingredients you’ll need should be available at your local grocery stores or maybe big box stores.

Box of 20 Mule Team Borax – You need 1 cup – in laundry soap isle
Box Arm & Hammer Washing Soda – You need 1/2 cup – in laundry soap isle
1 bar of ivory soap (I used my own handmade soap and part of a bar of castile)
Large clean bucket enough to hold 3 gallons of water easily – I used a 5 gallon bucket we acquired from a fast food joint – it used to be filled with bags of pickles.. we got it free.

The ingredients are simple enough. Should only cost maybe $10, at most, likely less (I’ve had my boxes of powders for a year or so, and have no idea what I paid for them). The two boxes of powders will last you through several batches (or use to make powdered laundry soap, or even liquid hand soap).

First, shave your bar of soap using a peeler. I used 1/3 bar of castile and a 1/2 bar of handmade soap

Once your soap is in small pieces, place a pot on the stove big enough to hold 5 cups of water. Bring the water to a boil. When it begins to boil, lower heat to simmer and put the soap in the water. I covered with a lid and let it sit.

While your soap is melting, add 3 gallons of hot water to your bucket. For ease, I used a 2 qt pitcher to fill it.

To the hot water, add 1 cup of Borax and 1/2 cup of Washing Soda. Stir with long handled spoon until dissolved.

Add the melted soap water to the bucket and stir well. If you want to add any fragrance, add it now. Since I make soap, I have tons of fragrances around. I used one called Eucalyptus Thymes – I got from a place called Sweet Cakes (their eucalyptus is the best clean smell – not like medicinal eucalyptus). Or add essential oils. If you plan to make your soaps regularly and want it fragrances, I’d suggest finding a good soap/candle supply company (maybe one local to you?) and order it – it’s Much cheaper to order your essential oils and fragrances rather than purchase from the health food store or craft store.

Cover the bucket and set aside for 24 hours. Your soap may be watery or gel up in areas, may be slightly lumpy in areas. This is normal and nothing to worry about. Make sure to smoosh up the clumps when you add it to the washer. If you have smaller containers to put your in, it may be easier to handle – I have old detergent bottles and filled mine with my “new” soap. My soap is very watery – but very soapy.

This makes over 110 loads of liquid laundry soap – and you only need to use about a 1/2 cup.


Saturday, September 24, 2011

Biodegradable Shrink Wrap and Recycled Packaging!

Biodegradable Shrink Wrap and Recycled Packaging!

We are now using biolefin to package all of our shrink wrapped soaps. Biolefin is a 100% degradable plastic. It will stay in tact until you throw it in your composter where naturally occurring microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, and algae will break it down leaving only water, carbon dioxide and biomass – NOT tiny bits of plastic which still pollute the environment!

Also, all of our labels and wraffia ribbon for our Soaps are made from 100% recycled paper and are 100% recyclable! Our bottles and jars are recyclable too. Of course you can always request minimal packaging with your order and we are happy to accommodate!

Friday, August 19, 2011

New Fall SCENT- Cranberry Apple Tea

August is all about Back to School and the beginning of Apple season, so it only makes SCENTS we highlight our awesome new Apple Products: Cranberry Apple Tea Soap, Body Butter, Whipped Parfait Soap, Sugar Scrub and Body Lotion. Come in and visit our website! www.scentsationalsoapsskincare.com
Very complex mixture beginning with top notes of crisp tart cranberries, strawberries, and McIntosh apples, followed with the fresh aroma of green tea leaves and a hint of sweet orange. A very nice refreshing scent!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Wedding Soap Favors

We are working on a big order of wedding favor soaps. The wedding will be on the beach. What better soap to use then our Long Island Beach House Sea Salt Soap. The bride made a perfect choice, especially since her colors are in Aqua.

The wedding is in August. How exciting! We are thrilled to be part of it!

We are sharing 3 pictures!

Having a wedding or any kind of special day? We will custom make a soap and label for you!

Contact us for details! We will be happy to oblige!

Check out our website anytime: www.scentsationalsoapsskincare.com

Monday, May 30, 2011

Chocolate Honey Decadence Soap

Its Here!! Chocolate Honey Decadence Soap

This is not made with a fragrance oil!!!! This is made with a very expensive and well worth every penny Chocolate Essential Oil, yes- cocoa absolute. The Honey in the soap is pure, raw and unfiltered and made by our local Beekeeper. We truly want to thank Kelley's Apiaries!!! We also have used Struthers Honey, Inc. who are also our local BeeKeepers.

Chocolate lovers, rejoice- here is a calorie free treat that indulges your cravings for something sinful! Delicious chocolate honey scent adds decadent delight to this bathtime bar, a sweetly soothing, smoothing way to spoil yourself rotten!

Chocolate and Honey has powerful antioxidants, antibacterial and anti-aging properties which cleanse, nourish, and moisturize your skin. Cocoa Butter and Chocolate softens and rejuvenates skin while protecting skins elastin and collagen from free radical damage, leaving your skin with a healthy glow. Ideal for all skin types, acne, lines and wrinkles, to name a few...

This soap is a 4oz. bar and listed on our website for $7.50

Our soap can be found on our website under HoneyBee Soaps. Also, we will be adding this week our full line of Chocolate Honey Decadence Body Butter, Sugar Scrub, Bath Salts, and Lip Balm.

These products are ideal for any SPA!!!!

1. The Body Butter will make for a delicious and decadent Body Wrap! The chocolate and honey in the body butter is a powerful antioxidant. The body butter will leave your face and skin tight, soothed and calmed.

2. The Sugar Scrub will make for a nice exfoliation to get rid of the dead skin cells and renew your skin. Leaving you with a luscious scent of chocolate. (Use before a spray tan or tanning bed)

3. The Bath Salts can be used with your favorite oil for a skin softening experience. But, our bath salts are made of dead sea salts, epsom salt, to flush our toxins, ease muscle pain and re-energize you with the combination of chocolate and honey. Melt away your stress and nourish your body.

4. The Lip Balm is a guilt free chocolate and honey treat for your lips.


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Long Island Beach House Sea Salt Soap

I made this soap in memory of where I grew up.

This was a fun soap to make. The hardest part of making this soap was choosing the right sea salt and I think I really made a great choice with this soap bar. I am very proud of this sea salt soap. Everyone that has purchased it has loved it on thier skin because sea salt is a natural exfoliator that’s sure to get rid of dry, dull skin, while leaving your skin soft, healthy and glowing.

Forget the jars of sea salt scrubs, bring this soap bar into the shower with you. Its filled with lushious vegan skin loving oils, activated charcoal, yellow clay, sea salt and a beautiful clean scent.

Get ready for a summer glow with Long Island Beach House Sea Salt Soap!

Monday, May 9, 2011

SCENTSational Soaps HoneyBee Naturals

Our Best Seller! HoneyBee Naturals Gift Set! Only $45

Your choice: Honey/Orange Blossom Spice; Propolis/Cool Mint; Royal Jelly/Lemon Drop

Honey comes in a beautiful orange organza bag

Propolis comes in a beautiful turquoise organza bag

Royal Jelly comes in a beautiful yellow organza bag

You will receive:

1 4oz. soap bar (clean)

1 8oz. jar of sugar scrub with wooden scoop (exfoliate)

1 2oz. jar of body butter (facial moistuizer, hand and body butter)

1 8oz. jar of mineral bath salt therapy (soothe)

You will experience deep hydration, healthier skin, and rejuvenation like never before!

Honey- moisturizes the skin
Propolis — great for problem skin, acne, rashes, skin irritation
Royal Jelly — vitamin rich and nourishing to aging skin

Your purchase of these products helps to support local honeybee-keeping efforts and hive management. Thank you for your support in helping save our honeybees!

Friday, February 11, 2011

What's So Great About Body Scrubs?

What's So Great About Body Scrubs?

Believe it or not, scrubbing your skin actually benefits your health. In addition to being great for your skin, body scrubs are good for you on more than one level. They...

Detoxify your whole system (which helps keep you healthy.)
Stimulate blood and lymph circulation, which helps fight cellulite and tone skin.
It Exfoliates (which means remove) the dead skin cells from your body living you with smooth skin!

Set yourself a-tingle with these refreshing homemade body scrubs!

Also called 'body polishes' or 'salt glows', these exfoliating body treatments remove rough, dry skin and unclog pores, leaving you smooth, soft and silky, and smelling wonderful.

(By the way, exfoliating is critical if you're fighting acne - use a home made body scrub at least once a week.)

Handy Hint: Use homemade body scrubs to open your pores before giving yourself any other body treatment or to prepare your skin for an even tan.

Plus, there's nothing like a good scrub to wake you up and get you 'plugged in' to your own body.