Things are a little delayed lately because I spent 10 days in the hospital last month so now I'm slowly recovering and getting stronger.
There are big plans in the works. In the coming months I'm going to be expanding my skin care line to include eye creams and facial creams to help reduce fine lines. I will also be introducing a fun line of soaps and lotions that smell like candies, delicious root beer floats and other sweet things.
I've always loved creating art. I've been painting, drawing and creating some form of art since I was a little girl so I am now combing my love and passion for the arts into my bath and body care business. I will have original abstract and fluid paintings on canvas available to buy.
But the thing I'm most excited about is the unique jewelry I make! I transform some of the paintings into small pieces that fit into necklaces, bracelets and other jewelry. No two pieces are exactly alike. Each one is unique.
Be on the lookout for a sneak peak of things to come very soon!
I'm excited to say I recently became an affiliate for CBD products. I plan on buying wholesale in the near future so I actually have products on hand. I have researched many different companies and tried even more products so I could get the best ones available. I use the oil for fibromyalgia, arthritis and to get better sleep. I am surprised at how well it works! I will write more on this later but the following are some of the things you want to look for when it comes to CBD products:
You want to make sure it is full spectrum. It needs to have CBD but also cannabinoids such as CBN, CBL, and CBCVA, as well as cannabis terpenes like pinene and limonene. There are a lot of places that try to pass off hemp seed oil as CBD and they're not the same.
You also want to buy from a place that is non GMO and provides a certified lab report.
To be honest, the CBD that has up to.3% THC (which is completely legal in all states) works better. It's such a small amount that you feel no "high" effects from it, that's why it is perfectly legal to buy and use it.
It may not work instantly. It can take some time to build up because it's getting rid of the inflammation that causes the arthritis and other pain.
You want to start out with a low dose, around 15mg once a day and then work up to 25mg 2-4 times a day, depending on what you need it for.
You can order oils, edibles, vape juice, bath bombs, and a lot more http://purehempshop.com?rfsn=1737703.20529
Finally! The online store is redone and all the glitches are fixed so as of 7:21 AM, it is officially reopened! I never would have dreamed it would take so long to complete.
I changed the layout and how the shopping cart works and since I did all that, I also decided to take some new photos. I will admit, I took a 5 day break in the middle of this to let the frustration subside a bit, but I think the outcome was worth the wait.
I still need to add the bar soaps. That shouldn't be very difficult since I've figured out how to correctly do it.
Now that I've been up all night finishing the last few details, I am going to eat this Annie's strawberry toaster pastry and go to bed.
Thank you all for being so patient. Happy Shopping!
Illipe butter is the fat obtained from the nuts of Shorea Stenoptera, a wild crop in the jungle of South East Asia. Regarded by some as the richest of all butters, it reinforces the skin lipidic barrier and is known for long-lasting moisturizing and softening properties for hair and skin.
It is a very hard butter and usually comes in a big chunk. It's so hard, it's impossible to even use a hammer to smash it into pieces. I have to melt it down and pour it out into a thin sheet so it can harden and then be cut into small pieces. Doing this allows me to accurately measure out how much I need before melting it down again so I can add it to my products.
I use Illipe Butter in all of my soaps and lotions to make them very nourishing to the skin without leaving a greasy feeling.
Being a creative person, when an idea strikes, I grab the closest piece of paper and get to writing. Any type of paper will do, I've used the back of receipts, napkins, I even opened a package of toilet paper I had just bought because that's all I could find quickly. The only problem with this is, I accumulate way too many pieces of paper. One recipe can easily turn into 6 scratch papers once I cross off what didn't work and scribble a different ingredient or that a soap needs more pink sparkle mica so it shines more. When I get them out to make more soap or lotion or facial masks, it's like trying to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphics, following the arrows to the next step three pages over and then back two pages to find where I took out mango butter and decided to add some kokum instead.
I've worked this way for many years. I've had a system although it's a chaotic system, it's been sufficient for me. I really don't understand how I can work this way because I have OCD. Everything in my home and work area has a specific place. Yes, even the toothpaste and toothbrush have to be facing a certain way in a certain place, except these papers and papers of recipes.
I have a few that I have actually typed out and put neatly in a book for easy reference and I like how it looks. I just haven't found the time to make myself sit down and type millions of words and numbers and measurements...AHHH! It's just too much. I would much rather be playing mad scientist in my lab and creating new products, but alas, I decided to get this part of my life organized. I've spent the last 4 days tapping away at this keyboard. I think I might almost be halfway through the mountain of papers now.
This is only a handful of the recipes I need to type out..
I finally had time to add my new logo to most of my labels, as well as update the actual labels. To say I'm excited is an understatement! So, I thought I would write a short little note to show off the new labels. Now to tackle the soap labels!
I decided to get a new logo and I'm kinda loving it! The old logo was just one that was quickly thrown together. I wanted something simple and more streamlined and I got it.
Of course, a new logo means I have to redo all the labels again, as well as business cards, banners, and anything else that has the logo on it but it will be so worth it!
Here is the new logo:
I've tried and tried to get the store updated and to work correctly, but to no avail. I'm frustrated. I think the only way to fix it is to completely delete the store and start over from scratch. I'm dreading doing this, but at this point, it's the last option. I hope it works...
I'm aggravated at this website. I uploaded all three eye serums into the store a while back.. or so I thought.. It seems that there is another glitch with the website again and those new products are not showing up. When I test the site, it shows them in the store but when I actually go to the site, they're nowhere to be found.
This could not happen at a worse time as I'm getting ready for a show this coming Saturday. I will try to fix the problem ASAP and hopefully the new eye serums will be on the site within a few days.
I was so excited about how well the Argan eye serum turned out, I decided to make a couple more formulas of it.
The first new formula contains pumpkin seed oil. Pumpkin seed oil is amazing stuff; in this serum it helps to fights free radicals and to maintain a youthful appearance, leaves the skin soft and hydrated. It may also help to brighten the skin. The other ingredients in this formula, like ginseng extract, argan oil, jojoba oil and vitamin E may help to reduce fine lines around the eye area as well as reduce puffiness and dark under-eye circles.
I know some people, like myself, have allergies to certain ingredients, including pumpkin, so I made another formula without pumpkin and replaced it with avocado oil.
Besides all the wonderful properties of the original formula, the monounsaturated fatty acids in the avocado oil helps in smoothing the skin stature, thereby maintaining a silky skin tone and leaves the skin soft and hydrated.