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Our HONEYBEE NATURALS line of products takes full advantage of trusting bees to create beneficial, pure and healing products!

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Scentsational Summer Soles

Are you showing off your new cute sandals, are your feet equally as neat?

My name is GiGi, and I am Sarah’s sister. I have been a cosmetologist for over 15 years, specializing in facials, manicures, and pedicures. I am now working on a couple of other projects while being a happy stay at home mom. Sarah asked me, in my professional opinion, which Scentsational products would make for the perfect pedicure.

Scentsational Summer Soles:                                       

Step One: Ready your foot bath with warm to hot water. Take a scoop of- Scentsational Whipped Soap-and mix it around in the water, then another small scoop and rub on your legs and feet, then rinse. Already feeling silky smooth? I would highly recommend Scentsational Soaps Cardamom Vanilla, the aroma therapy will mentally take you to relaxing on the beach of an exotic island. Soak for 10 minutes.

Step Two: Apply- Propolis Healing Salve- to cuticles. Then file toe nails in one direction. Gently push back cuticles. Use a pumi bar and scrub rough heals.

Choose your favorite- Scentsational Sugar Scrub- using a gentle circular motion to apply to legs and feet, don’t forget around those toes. Then rinse in foot bath, remove from bath, and pat dry. You may feel they are so smooth you won’t need an additional moisturizer, but we don’t want to skip the massage.

Step Three: First, attention to your heals once again, apply –Propolis Healing Salve- to help heal any dry cracks. Now the luxurious Body Butter! Choose your favorite Scentsational scent, I love the reminiscent of Florida mixture of honey and orange in the Honey Natural line- Honey Orange Blossom Spice Body Butter-. Massage that onto our legs and feet.

Follow with a bright summer polish color, not to forget base and top coats for longer wear.

And that my friends is your recipe for a Scentsational home pedicure! Have your best friend over, you give her one and she yours, now that’s even better. Enjoy!

Honey Orange Blossom Spice Spa Gift Set

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Top 5 Tips for Using and Storing Handmade Soaps

Cardboard Shoe Box
Cardboard Shoe Box
Congratulations on your purchase or gift of handmade natural soap!
If not properly used and stored, your wonderful new soap could quickly dissolve in the shower or slowly deteriorate on the shelf. Here are our Top 5 Tips to enjoy your soap to the very last bubble:
1. Store soaps not in use in a covered container that allows air circulation, and in a cool, dry location. Shoe boxes work great for this. If you prefer to store your soaps in plastic, be sure to add ventilation to the container to allow the soaps to breathe. Handmade natural soaps are high in natural glycerin and vegetable oils; non-ventilated storage may result in a “weepy” or rancid soap bar. Keep your stored soaps out of direct sunlight, as natural ingredient colors may fade. Storage life varies, depending upon the formulation of the soap. In general, assuming proper storage, your handcrafted soap should last from 1 to 2 years. 
HoneyBee Naturals Essential Oil Soaps

2. If storing several soaps, it’s best to store similar scents together. Sample categories include: lavender, citrus, mint, spice, tea tree, rosemary, eucalyptus, fruit and floral. The essential oils in handcrafted soaps vary in dominance and mellow over time at different rates. Storing a peppermint (dominant) scent with a citrus (mild) scent may result in the citrus scent taking on a peppermint aroma. Even under the best conditions, citrus scents tend to mellow more quickly than other scents.
3. Cut the soap bar in half and use half at a time, storing the unused portion as noted above. Create a “buffet” of half-bar soaps and enjoy a variety of scents during the week!
      Wooden Soap   Savers
4. Use a soap dish that offers drainage (e.g. slotted) so the soap can dry between uses. Slotted soap dishes come in many different sizes, shapes and materials. A Google search will offer options such as wooden, ceramic and plastic. Another option is a flexible plastic suction cup soap saver – they’re inexpensive and work well both in the shower and at the sink. Wooden soap dishes can be used in the shower, if there is a high shelf available out of direct contact with water – and if there is adequate ventilation to allow drying between uses. We do not recommend using a ceramic soap dish in the shower, as it may fall and break.
Sisal Soap Saver Bags

5. Use a soap saver pouch. Place your bar of soap in the pouch and pull the drawstring closed. Wet the soap and pouch and lather up. When done hang up the pouch, soap and all, to allow it and your soap to dry between uses. Soap saver pouches come in several different materials, such as cotton yarn, ramie and plastic mesh. In addition to lengthening the life of your soap, a soap saver pouch will add a gentle exfoliating scrub. Soap savers are great for using up soap slivers – gather slivers together in the pouch and use until gone.

With proper storage and in-use care, you’ll get the most of your handmade natural soap!
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