Since we own our own business and order A LOT of supplies, we get A LOT of boxes filled with PACKING PEANUTS!!! We had bags of packing peanuts stored up to re-use for shipping but we had way more than we needed. So with the kids in mind, as always, we decided to make a packing peanut pool! We have a couch in our porch and moved it out from against the wall and dumped them in the space. We had the kids take their clothes off and let the fun begin! There was jumping, swimming, hiding, and wave building. The coolest part about it was how warm it was in there. Like a warm bath, you didn't want to get out. And if you are wondering, yes, both John and I took our turn and it was AWESOME!
This week I will be featuring our body oils. We offer both nut-free body oils and regular. In the nut-free blend we have lavender, orange, and unscented. In the regular body oil we have lavender, peppermint blend, and jasmine/patchouli blend. The jasmine/patchouli blend is my personal favorite and our best seller.
Ways to use our body oils:
lotion. They are great to use right after showering/bathing.
add to homemade baby wipes
I love to use our body oil in replace of lotion during the dry winter months.
Some of the ingredients we use in our body oils:
Sweet Almond Oil: A light oil that absorbs quickly into your skin, it is an emollient because it softens your skin rather than hydrates it. Also a humectant, these help prevent the loss of moisture.
Vitamin E: Protects our skin from damaging ultraviolet lights. Great for relieving discomfort from sunburn and psoriasis. Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Purchase body oil online and receive a $1 off! Include $1 off in comments box or email me.
This week we will be featuring our yummy sugar scrubs! They look and smell good enough to eat, but please don't! These should really get more attention than they do especially during the dry winter months. I think a lot of people don't know how to use them or think they can only use them in the bath and not shower. Our scrubs come in 3 delicious blends: Peppermint, Grapefruit/Orange, Sweet Vanilla
Ways to use Naked Beauty Sugar Scrubs:
In the shower
In the bath
During foot soak and scrub or pedicure,especially the peppermint blend (great way to get your significant other to pamper you!)
During hand soak and scrub or pedicure
Face scrub (not recommended if you have very sensitive or thin skin)
Use in replace of soap during each hand washing (a customer recommended this and since then it is all I use!)
Some of the ingredients we use in our Sugar Scrubs are:
Fair Trade Shea Butter (Unrefined): A natural fat obtained from the fruit of the karate tree, protects skin from dehydration, great for eczema, dry skin, contains a high amount of vitamins A & E.
Organic Fair Trade Demerara Sugar: Great exfoliate (obviously!), after using as an exfoliate your skin feels so soft and rejuvenated!
Castile Liquid Soap: Same base we use in our liquid hand soap, contains olive oil, coconut oil, and glycerin. Provides a light lather while using the sugar scrub, very moisturizing.
So what are you waiting for? Go get you scrub on today!
Purchase online and receive $1 off your sugar scrub purchase. Please mention this special during checkout or email me.
We are finally getting some good snow here in Southern MN. Before we had snow, it was so hard to get the kids to go out and play. Which I understand why, it was cold out and there was no snow! What do you do outside in the winter with no snow?! But ever since the last snow fall, they have been out everyday. I don't even have to make them! Today they were out before 8:30am! Clare writes "outside" on her calender for every day of the week. Ah, the joys of childhood, having only one thing to do on your to do list. Over the years of playing outside we have learned a few tricks to keep snow out of their boots/ankles and gloves/wrists. Our secret is.....DUCT TAPE! Yep, we tape their gloves to their coats and tape their snow pants over their boats. Clare got so warm yesterday she came inside to cool off. My husband also built an awesome snow fort for them. So far it fits 2 kids. They are working on 2 more snow forts and will soon have a neighborhood in our back yard. Yesterday they were pretending they were a family of bears preparing for hibernation season. They were gathering and storing food and finishing up the fort. I also gave them a spray bottle filled with water and food coloring. They decorated their food with green water.
What is your favorite winter activity to do as a family?