Saturday, February 12, 2011

New Products for Spring 2011

I have used these winter months to develop some new items!
For all of us who are trying to watch our weight, I received some great news from Dr. Oz. Smelling grapefruit and peppermint throughout the day help us to eat fewer calories.....and feel fuller, longer! To make this easy to do, we now have "Food Craving Tamer," an inhaler that is as small as your thumb. Similar to the old Vicks VapoRub inhaler, you merely uncap this tiny dynamo to take several deep breaths of grapefruit, fennel, and peppermint essential oils. You will still have to resist temptation, but....this may make it easier to do. And, you may eat less when you do indulge. For further support of Dr. Oz' findings, you can read his book "YOU on a Diet."
It seems to me that a lot of people have trouble falling, and staying, asleep. Sweet Dreams! Sleep Mist to the rescue! This is an aerosol spray blend of lavender and roman chamomile hydrosols, with just a drop (literally) of each of those essential oils. Both of these oils are high in esters, which are sedatives. Simply spray a few spritzes in your bedroom, or in the general vicinity of your pillow before you retire at night. The hydrosols are very lightly scented. You may find any scent hard to detect, but, the fragrance will still help you off to a restful night's sleep.
Finally: three specialty glycerin soaps.All glycerin soaps are formulated using organic oils. My new formulation of Honey glycerin contains over 5% of actual organic honey!! Honey is a natural antiseptic, so, may be useful for blemished skin. And, honey is a humectant. This means it will actually draw and chemically bind water from the air to itself. Your honey soap is hydrating!
Everyone has read of the benefits of drinking green tea. Well, all those polyphenols and antioxidants are good for your skin, too. You will notice commercial skin products often tout the addition of (usually miniscule) amounts of these wonder additives. My new Green Tea Soap is formulated not with green tea extract, or, green tea tincture, but, actual Matcha Green Tea. Put the anti-aging goodness of Green Tea to work for your skin!
Finally, Calamine Soap. Made with 24% calamine lotion, and, French Pink clay, this soap is wonderfully soothing for all irritated skin. Make sure to take a bar to the cottage, where skin can be afflicted by heat rash, poison ivy, bug bites and the like. It may also ease itching from chicken pox and eczema.
Please let me know how you enjoy the new products, and, look for them on the website soon!