Good Morning All!
The Eco-Chic Boutique officially launched about 11:15 PM yesterday. Yes I got itchy launch fingers and pushed the big red shiny button about 45 minutes early. 🙂
I explained much about my product line in yesterday’s blog post. just in case you missed it, click here >> One Day I decided to launch THE Eco-Chic Boutique with an initial offering of essential beauty products mainly featuring the 100% pure Bulgarian rose-infused water, cleanser & toner. The rose infused water products are a basic building block and key essential ingredient to your beauty regimen. Genuine pure rose water is gentle, healing & soothing for all skin types and ages! I will be adding to the initial product offering during the next several days and am so excited to reveal my other beauty products one, two or a few at a time all this week! So keep your peepers peeled and check back often for these superb products Coming SOON!
Pure Dead Sea Mud Mask, Dead Sea Salt Soak, “Always Anjavacal” Coffee Sugar Scrub, Anti-Aging “Morning Face” Cream Featuring Argan Oil, Bath Teas, Hair Care Anti-Breakage Serum, Pure Argan Oil with Genuine Gold Flakes and Much More!!! ~ I am also formulating a line of unscented gentle soaps, lotions and creams for those with sensitivities to scents!
Also in the works is a line specifically designed for babies!!! It is called “Baby Bloomers” 🙂
Well.. thanks so much for stopping by again today!.. Oh wait! don’t go yet! Geez!!! I almost forgot! Congrats! to Cheyenne2U of Bonanzle.com. She is a superb seller there and the winner of the $100.00 Spa Basket Prize Drawing!! Cheyenne2U beauty, that will be going out to you this Friday! Woo Hoo!!!! To visit her great booth click on her banner below. Isn’t it just adorable?!
Ahem… Anyway, OK where was I now… Ah yes…I remember now I was going to say toddleoo until tomorrow But, I feel that I should do one more thing before I sign off. Since you all have been soooooo patient with me while I expound upon my great product line and (how dare I) selfishly use my blog to shamelessly self-promote, here is a bonus tip and a recipe for you ’cause I know you miss them! 🙂 Enjoy!
Tip: Sprinkle a small amount of baking soda into your palm along with your favorite shampoo. Shampoo as usual and rinse thoroughly–baking soda helps remove the residue that styling products leave behind so your hair is cleaner and more manageable.
Recipe:From Michelle Schoffro Cook
- 3/4 cup of pure oil (I like sweet almond oil since it absorbs well and doesn’t leave a greasy film. It’s available in most health food stores
- 1 cup of pure water (or you can use rose water–available in health food stores)
- 2 Tablespoons of shaved beeswax (most health food stores sell plain beeswax. Be sure to avoid other types of wax since they are made of petroleum byproducts)
- 30 drops of essential oils (like lavender, ylang ylang, bergamot, or other oil. Lavender is a great one to start with since it is aromatic but also soothes sunburns, other types of burns, and is healing for most skin types.
- a glass jar or small glass jars for storing the lotion
How to make the lotion:
Pour the oil into a Pyrex measuring cup and add the shaved beeswax. Set it in a saucepan of water that reaches about halfway up the side of the Pyrex container. Heat over the stove until the beeswax dissolves and remove from the stove immediately. Allow to cool for a minute or two but not longer than that since the beeswax will begin to harden.
Pour the water into your blender and begin blending it on high-speed with the lid on (with a hole left in the lid for pouring the beeswax-oil mixture). Slowly pour the oil-beeswax mixture into the water. It will begin to emulsify as you continue pouring the oil. It normally begins to thicken after about three-quarters of the oil has been incorporated. Continue adding the oil until you’ve incorporated all of it into the water.Add the drops of essential oils you’ve selected. Blend them into the lotion. Pour the lotion into the glass jars you’ve selected for storing the cream. Use the spatula to remove any remaining lotion from the blender. The lotion lasts for about 6 months and is best kept at cool temperatures to prolong shelf life. You can store it in the fridge if you choose to keep it fresh. That’s it. It’s not as hard as you might think and your skin and the rest of your body will thank you for giving it healing natural lotion rather than the harsh chemicals that are found in most creams and lotions. Enjoy!
Michelle Schoffro Cook, BSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, best-selling author & doctor of natural medicine.