Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sneak Peak - Soap & Bath Bomb Sets!

So I spent most of the morning trying to create matching bath bombs to go with all of my soaps.  I had to make sure I was getting the right essential oil blend, and also using the natural pigments I use in my soap to perform equally well in the bath bomb. 

I'm pretty happy with how they turned out.  I used the leftover materials from each big bomb to make a small one - and am thinking about including it in the gift set.  That way if you want to only use a the little one, or need extra "oomph" to your bath (if you don't think the big one cuts it).

My dilemma here now is the packaging.  I want to avoid the use of plastics.  I bought some cute craft boxes that I am thinking about using as a small gift back.  I could get a small 3x3 box to use for the big bath bomb.  So the small box would contain one packaged soap, one boxed big bath bomb, and one wrapped small bomb.  I could then change it up by adding a lip balm, or creating other boxes with a combination of things (ie, sugar scrub, etc).

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

French Green Clay & Green Tea Soap

I'd like to introduce you to my best selling soap so far.  It's a truly unique bar designed to fight breakout prone skin.  It's gentle for everyday use and for all skin types, yet has so much extra skin loving ingredients!

Let me start off by saying that I use this bar every night when I wash my face. By the next morning my skin is ultra soft and smooth - and I have sensitive, oily, acne prone skin.

This awesome soap is made with so much skin loving ingredients! French Green Clay is used to draw out impurities, aloe juice for soothing, green tea for antioxidants, essential oils of tea tree, eucalyptus, and lavender for their antiseptic properties, and tussah silk for extra silky feeling. It's great for all skin types, and is by far my best seller!

Not only does it perform beautifully, but it smells great too! It's so refreshing and leaves your skin with a cooling, soothing feeling.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Vegetables & Fruits for Your Face

I've got a new soap - it's a tomato & carrot fusion (above) (

You know how your mom always told you to eat your vegetables? I bet she never said "wash yourself" in them. But why not? The truth is that nutrient rich foods are good for the inside and outside alike.

Carrots are known for their Beta Carotene that fights skin damage and aging skin. Tomatoes have an incredible cleaning property and are full of antioxidants. Also, a new study published in November, 2008 notes that tomatoes have a lycopene complex that protects skin against UV radiation. The PH balancing and cleaning properties are excellent for oily and acne prone skin.

I used Burt's Bees Garden Tomato Soap years ago and loved it. I've also used a lot of carrot complexion bars. The benefits of both is what inspired this particular bar..... why have the benefits of only one when you can have both?

If anyone wants a half or quarter bar sample, feel free to Email me and I'll create a custom listing just for you.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Launch of Theraganics

It's becoming more and more common to see natural skincare being promoted everywhere. You can find products labeled "all natural" or "organic" in every store from Wal-Mart to Nordstrom. However, taking a closer look at the ingredients can tell a whole other story and make you do a double-take. I must admit, I used to be a nieve shopper and would believe whatever a label told me. That is until I become entirely fed up with my skin issues and there being nothing seemingly available to resolve it. I went on an information journey. A journey to educate myself fully about every ingredient that skincare companies use (both chemicals and natural ingredients), and what they did (or didn't do) for the body. What I found not only surprised me, but to be honest it also made me sad and angry. It was, in a sense, a true reality check. These big name companies aren't out to make natural skincare their top priority, they are just looking to add another angle of marketing to their skincare products. They make everything as cheaply as they can, using detergents and toxic chemicals. Most importantly, many of them extract the naturally occuring glycerine from their soaps to sell - leaving the consumer with a dry skin un-friendly bar.

I then found my first all natural handmade soap at a local market. It was not fancy or even very colorful or pretty, but it had a nice light fragrance from the essential oils. The ingredients were simple, and so it seemed like worth a try. I took it home and used it. My skin loved it. By the next day my face was silky smooth, and by the end of the week my breakouts had nearly cleared up. My curiosity lead me to discover how to make my own skincare products, and what natural ingredients compliment each other for various skin types. Through trial, error, education, and a bit of artistry I was able to create some fantastic soap and skincare producs and share them with friends and family. Friends that had eczema could not believe how it cleared up after switching to my natural soaps, after spending years suffering with it.

I decided to launch my own natural skincare line, Theraganics. I use only essential oils for aromatherapy and therapeutic purposes, and no fake fragrance oils. Any fun colors come from mineral pigments, and I use organic ingredients whenever possible. Theraganics was born out of my own inspiration to help others disover the benefits of natural ingredients in their daily skincare routines. All of my ingredients are listed on everything I make. Nothing will ever contain a toxic chemical or detergent (like SLS - sodium laurel sulfate).

Free mini bars can be obtained by sending me an Email at, and I will give you an address to send a self addressed stamped envelope.

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