Tuesday, February 22, 2011

BESTeam Feature: Sandy's Handmade Soaps and Things!

Sandy's handmade Soaps and Things is a wonderful shop fill with creative handmade soaps made from scratch using the old-fashioned cold process method of combining various oils, butters, and lye in just the right amounts to create a luxurious soap.  Sandy's Soap are made in small batches to insure quality, then cured for 4 - 6 weeks.  Can you imagine the love and care that Sandy puts into each bar Soap!

Sandy also make various molded soaps using a combination of quality goat milk and shea butter bases, as well as oatmeal and honey bases.  Sandy's molded soaps are fun and make great gifts for all ages.

At Sandy's handmade Soaps and Things you will also find handmade bath bombs, creams and even JEWELRY.  There is something for everyone!  Stop by and Browse.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

BESTeam Feature: Off The Wall Expression!

Allow me to share this amazing new Shop I discovered called “Off the Wall Expressions.” http://www.etsy.com/shop/OffTheWallExpression It’s an easy creative way to decorate a room with vinyl removable wall art. Imagine placing a Family Tree with frames and photos of your loved ones on a wall of your living-room. Then, when your ready for a change removing it for a more sophisticated look, like Branches of Cherry Blossom.

 This is also a wonderful way to welcome your new baby home…

 Then as your child grows, allow them to expression their own creative nature.

For more images check out ‘Off the Wall Expression’ for a truely inspirational way to express yourself. http://www.etsy.com/shop/OffTheWallExpression

Friday, February 18, 2011

Tip: Need help controlling your sweet Tooth

In 2000, Catherine Collins, chief dietitian at St Georges Hospital in London, led a study which found that vanilla may help reduce cravings for chocolate and other sweet foods. Although scientists are still working to prove this theory it is thought that you can use vanilla to help you lose ...
weight. The idea is that by saturating your senses with the sweet scent of vanilla, you in turn reduce your food cravings. To put this theory into practice wear a perfume which contains the scent of vanilla, like 'Angel of Love' perfume by AncientOils.

Vanilla Absolute is a solid at room temperature.  So if you wish to diffuse it, first place the bottle in a hot water bath in order to allow the absolute to liquefy. Then dilute it in a 50/50 solution with a carrier oil such as almond oil.  This will thin the oil for easier application. 
Visit AncientOils for products containing Vanilla and other natural ingredient.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Tip: Is shaving causing red bumps?

1. Gently scrub and exfoliate daily. This will helps to remove dead cells from the surface of the skin, avoiding in grown hair, as well as get a closer shave.   A dry brush exfoliation works great!

2. Shower or soak for at least 3 minutes before shaving to soften hair follicles.

3. Always use a sharp razor to avoid scraps and cuts.

4. After shaving apply a little Aloe Vera Gel to moisturize. Since it doesn't contain Alcohol, menthol, or fragrance it won't irritate. To help heal existing cuts and rashes, add the contents of a vitamin E capsule to the aloe and mix.  The blend will form a white cream. This blend may feel a little sticky at first, but will dry very quickly. 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

** Congratulation to Amanda Pido!!! **

Amanda it the winner of January's Random Prize Drawing. As January's winner she will be receiving a jar of Ancient Oil's Dead Sea Mud w/ Aloe.  I know she will love the rich moisturizing and cleansing properties of this mud blend.  

Drawing Information: 
At the end of each month Ancient Oils will hold a Random Prize Drawing for a 'Free' Ancient Oils Product on our Facebook page.  To enter the contest just click at the icon below