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Friday, August 24, 2012

First Day of School

First Day of School                                
It's here again, the school year begins. For us here in Florida it started August 20th. How about where you live? Did you get the long list of supplies weeks before, or are you a last minute shopper? Wal-Mart was packed here the night before. Then the big morning is here! Do you have a child who went or is going to their very first day of school? PreK or Kindergarten?  If you have funny first day, or week, stories, we would love to hear them.
Well, my son started PreK this year. He has never been in day care and only family babysat him if I had to go somewhere without him, so this is new to him. Granted it is only three hours a day. I had to start slow, for my sake of course. He has been excited about going for months now. Aunt Sarah even took him school clothes shopping, and his aunts from NY sent him supplies.  So that added to the excitement. He would tell any random person everywhere we went, “I’m going to school”.  So the morning came, and while eating breakfast he, choking back the tears, whispered, “I don’t want to go”.  We, my husband and I, kept the excitement level up though, “Why not its going to be fun, you can color, and do puzzles, and meet new friends, and play outside, you’ll say to us ‘I don’t want to leave’ when we come pick you up”. It worked, he felt better. I definitely suggest keeping positive.  We get to the school, we took his picture, gave him hugs, he saw the kids there,  the teacher welcomed him into the class, and he walked right in and didn’t look back, no tears from him. I didn’t even cry which was a bit of a surprise, but I feel comfortable with the teacher and school, and know he loves to learn, that he will enjoy his few hours a day there. When we picked him up he was happy to see us and share his first day, which included that he didn’t like the snack.What was funny about his first week is probably only funny to us, because we know how picky he is about what he eats, while the other kids are loving the fun snacks, my kid is picking the chocolate out of a cookie because he likes vanilla, and didn’t eat the goldfish crackers, because they tasted like sausage (must have been pizza flavored).  He did have a great first week, he likes PreK.
                                                                        "  How cute "                  
                                              Sarah's daughter & oldest son in their school years
I asked Sarah about her older two children and what she remembers of their first day of school.  She said her daughter, and first child, was Miss Independent, ready for mom to give her a kiss goodbye and leave so she could go play with the kids. So much for big emotional moment with her first! I think she was like that on her wedding day too. Then there was her second child’s first day, her older son, he was more timid and shy, didn’t want to go to school, but smart so wanted to learn.
I remember on my first day of Kindergarten I cried, I didn’t want to let go of my mom. When they left  I was seated at a table with other kids and coloring pages. I reached for a crayon and a boy grabbed it and said “that’s mine”, I cried again.  My husband was child number four and says he missed the bus on his first day of kindergarten and his parents sent him with the neighbors to school, he said he remembers crying in the back seat  of their car the whole way. Awww!
So somehow years and years later that milestone in our lives, that first day of independence, The First Day of School, stays with us, if not ours, definitely our child’s.
Hope all of you whose child is starting school this year have sensational memories! Treat yourself, especially if you’re a mom, or a teacher, to a Scentsational,relaxing, stress relief, bath. 

Chocolate Honey Decadence Mineral Bath Salt Therapy

Friday, August 17, 2012

Honey Honey

“Sugar, Oh Honey Honey”-  The Archie’s
“Honey, Honey How You Thrill Me”- ABBA
“Honey Get Me Hooked on You”- Mariah Carey

Are you singing about sweet honey, are you hooked, does it thrill you?
Maybe you just need a little more information about what you may only be using on your toast as of now. 

Honey is composed primarily of natural sugars and water, as well as trace enzymes, minerals, vitamins, and amino acids. 

Honey contains antioxidant properties. An antioxidant slows the rate of free-radical damage -- free radicals are unstable molecules that damage collagen and cause skin dryness, fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C, one antioxidant found in honey, is the key to collagen production which gives the skin firmness and strength. It is no wonder honey is popping up in many skin care products, soothing dryness and firming skin.  The fact that honey is a humectant, which means attracts and retains moisture, makes it a natural fit for moisturizing products like, creams, cleansers, shampoos, and conditioners. Even the most sensitive skin can use honey, as it is an ant- irritant. 

Honey is not new to beautiful skin though. Have you ever heard of a certain beautiful ancient Egyptian queen, Cleopatra? History tells of her using mixture of fresh milk and honey in her bath. We learn, Madame du Barry, the mistress of Louis XV, used a facial mask from honey all her life. She must have never experienced acne, as honey is known to be anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. The Chinese empresses had a natural exfoliating treatment, they mixed ground orange seeds in honey to give their skin a white complexion and keep it spot free.

Honey has been used for years for medicinal purposes. It is a natural antiseptic and makes a good salve for burns and wounds. It is honey's high sugar content that makes it anti-bacterial, killing many kinds of bacteria, including some antibiotic-resistant germs. Remember honey is a humectant, forming a moist environment, which speeds healing of wounds and minimizes scarring. Studies done world over show that wounds treated with pure natural honey heal faster and better.  Honey calms coughs and soothes sore throats.
Our mom always used a tablespoon of honey, the juice of one lemon, mixed in a cup of hot water to soothe our sore throats, always made us feel all warm and better.

This is really just a dip into how wonderful a gift natural pure honey truly is. 

Ready to bathe like a queen:                             
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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Fun Stuff: Long Island Beach House Sea Salt Soap

Fun Stuff:
Have you experienced Scentsational Soaps Long Island Beach House Old Fashioned Soap? It is beautiful in appearance and in scent. Why the name, you may wonder?
Sarah and I, although very much Florida residents now, spent much of our childhood living on Long Island, New York. Have you ever visited? I was able to go back for a two week vacation. It all came flooding back, just how wonderful Long Island summers are. I can see why Sarah would create a soap to take her back to the rural North Fork, the part of the island we lived. The roads are lined with plush trees, and beautiful homes, with purple, white, or hot pink hydrangeas in the yards. All the farm stands are open with delicious fresh picked fruits, veggies, and delightful flowers. Long Island’s wine country is on the North Fork, the vineyards are a must to tour and enjoy samplings of their award-winning wines. The downtown local shops are fun to browse and buy your unique finds and gifts. Of course if you love a good sale, well there is outlet shopping too. There is even a water park, an aquarium, and a petting farm. A lot of history is on Long Island as well, famous people were born there, like Walt Whitman. Sarah and I went on many school field trips to historical spots, like the quaint Southold Indian Museum. Are you fascinated by light houses? Montauk Lighthouse at the end of the island is a must. Our favorite part of Long Island… the beaches, whether it’s the bay, the sound, or the ocean, that is where true relaxation is home, in our humble opinion anyway.  The fresh seaside air! Pack up your sunblock, water, beach chair, and your favorite book and chill. Before walking back up to the beach house, find that perfect shell or smooth stone to take home. 

Yes, the fresh clean scent of Long Island Beach House Old Fashioned Soap will take you back to the resort or beach house, where you just loved everything and didn’t want to leave, and you kept the complimentary soap to remember your stay. You know you did! Keep this scentsational soap for yourself or buy for your guest bath, either way you definitely want to have this one today.

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Soothe Summer Dry Skin

Hope you are having a scentsational summer! 
You’ve been to the beach, been swimming in the pool, boating on the lake, fishing, having fun at friends barbque, worked in the yard, mowing the lawn. So have you been applying your sun block?

Forgot, and now have the itching and peeling that comes with your sunburn.  Maybe you were good all summer and applied your sunblock but still experiencing ‘summer dry skin’ from chlorine, salt water, more frequent hot showers to keep fresh from all that yard work,etc. There is relief! 

Scentsational Soaps/ HoneyBee Naturals Soap Propolis Soap and Propolis- Cool Mint- Face/ Body Butter! We want you to soothe and moisturize your skin, so when you buy both and put in code summer soothe you will receive 10% off the set*. This scentsational promotion is only for the month of August, so you’ll want to order your set fast!
Propolis Soap
Propolis- Cool Mint- Face/Body Butter

 *one set per order, one time use per customer