I have Found A Treasure And Want To Share It With You!
If you are a regular reader of my blog you know that when I find something that I love I just have to tell everyone. So, when I was fortunate enough to come across Random Musings About Art And Life blog by Janelle I was instantly smitten with her style of writing as well as her beautiful jewelry and homemade soaps. I tried four of her soaps (they are all made with natural ingredients and essential oils!) and loved the way each smelled and made my skin feel. It was hard to decide which was my favorite because each had its own unique and lovely fresh scent. Both of my daughters have eczema so I have to be very careful about what I put on their skin but both of them used Janelle's homemade soaps and had no problems. Her soaps leave you smelling fresh and your skin so, so, so soft. Another plus on her products are her prices ( I love a great deal). It is obvious that Janelle puts a lot of time and effort into all of her products and each item is unique in its artistic beauty and scent. Below I would like to share with you some of my favorite items as well as explain briefly the benefits of buying handmade soap.
Janelle wrote this piece and I think it explains a lot-" There are so many benefits to using handmade soaps that I don't even know where to begin! Handmade soaps come in a variety of colors, flavors, sizes, and of course prices. But they all have a few things in common as well. Handmade soaps are good for your body, good for the environment and good for the economy. Let me tell you why...
For starters, handmade soaps are great for your skin. There are so many fillers in mass produced soaps, that even though they may claim to produce soft skin, have moisturizing content, and even vitamins or other essentials, the truth of the matter is that they can also be full of detergents, chemicals and dyes. Handmade soaps on the other hand, are typically made from a natural glycerin base and have added ingredients such as olive oil, sunflower oil or coco butter, just to name a few. From there, they are scented and dyed from natural dehydrated ingredients that we may find in our own local market. Oranges, strawberries, poppy seeds, brown sugar, oatmeal, honey, mint, lemon, you name it and it may be in your soap, but it's all natural! " Keep in mind that whatever you put on your skin goes directly into your blood stream so you want to choose as natural products as possible when you can.
These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things
**Lemongrass and Poppy Seed Soap-"This one would make a great hand soap for the Chef in the kitchen, or a wonderful shower bar after a day of gardening in the sun. Crisp and refreshing with a wonderful Lemongrass fragrance, and added Poppy Seeds for exfoliation. " It would look cute sitting in the kitchen too!!
**Tall Grass . olive oil-"If you love the scent of fresh cut grass in the summer, then you'll love this soap! ♥ Made from a base of olive oil, this soap lathers wonderfully, helps moisturize your skin, and leaves you feeling happy and clean." I absolutely want this! I love the scent of fresh cut grass and it is just so refreshing!
**Create your own . Goddess Soap-" A lovely bar to give as a gift, or to treat yourself!"• Soap Bases available are...
Olive Oil - clear base
Goat's Milk - white base
Cocoa Butter - white base
And you can get them in a large selection of fragrances such as Plumeria (loved this one when I tried it), Georgia Peach, French Vanilla and about 15 more scents. Since we are all Goddesses in one way or another I think we should all have one of these.
All of Janelle's homemade soaps can be found at her Etsy store
**Orange Cluster . necklace-"Sweet silver toned cable chain, with a cluster of orange luster beads and an antiqued key charm... Lobster clasp for closure. " I think this is such a unique and fun piece of jewelry!
**Filigree Medallions-earrings-"Lovely vintage inspired filigree medallions hanging from hypoallergenic, surgical steel kidney wires." I have to have these! I have never seen anything like them. I love earrings and refuse to go anywhere without them.
All of Janelle's unique and handmade jewelry, collage art and other fun accessories can be found at her Etsy store DancingMooney.etsy.com
If you like natural and beautiful things and like to visit blogs with a fun and witty tone please be sure to stop by Random Musings About Art And Life
To check out Janelle's jewelry visit DancingMooney.etsy.com
To check out Janelle's soaps visit MooneysMarket.etsy.com
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