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Monday, December 8, 2008

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I'm sure we're all extremely busy for this holiday season, rushing here and there to shop or to attend events. Even at home, we're cooking and baking and cleaning so that we can accept guests into our homes. It's not easy finding time for ourselves, is it? Even so, we should make it a priority to do so. Eat healthy foods, get exercise and adequate rest. Stay hydrated. They're all important to maintaining a healthy life, even during the holidays. Take time to relax and unwind, too. I'm sure you can guess what I'm about to say as a perfect method of relaxation.

Take a bath!

To continue on with my previous post on bath additives, I'd like to add a few more to our list:

1. Salts - I don't recommend normal table salt, but natural sea salt. Unrefined is best. What's so great about sea salt? It contains trace minerals that table salt does not that will help pull toxins out of the body. Mix these with epsom salts if you're sore and achy.

2. Oils - Use pure vegetable oil in your bath to moisturize your skin and to make it feel soft and silky. Oils contain nutrients such as vitamin A and E.

3. Milk - You may have heard of milk baths, but never tried one. Use 1 - 2 cups of fresh whole milk to the bath or goats milk. Here is a case where fat is good for you!

If you don't want to make all of these products yourself, or want them nicely scented, see my website, www.soapandgarden.com, to purchase them ready-made. I focus on making the best products that are easy for my customers to use. You'll love the quality and convenience! If you can't find something, just ask. Not everything is on my site, and I gladly do custom orders whenever I am able to accomodate you.

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It's the gift-giving season, but don't forget to pamper yourself!

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Products not on the site:

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Herbal Bath Teas: $2

Liquid soap: 2 oz. for $4;
4 oz.

$6.00 Lotion: 4 oz, $7

Limited Edition Soap: Lavender Patch, a lovely blend of lavender and patchouli. Very few bars left, $6.50 ea.

Monday, December 1, 2008

More on bathing

Besides relaxing and cleaning, what can a bath do for you? A bath can also be therapeutic. Hydrotherapy has been used throughout the ages for various afflictions of the human body. Old skin cells and even lesions are soaked off, blood circulation is stimulated, promoting elimination of body toxins, and it aids the digestive system.

How do I take a therapeutic bath?

At it's very simplest, a bather fills the tub with warm water that is comfortable, not too hot, and not cold. However, other products can be added to the water to treat specific circumstances.

Here are some:

* Oatmeal - oats are known for soothing itchy and/or irritated skin and conditioning it, as well as relaxing the person using them.

* Baking soda (Sodium Bicarbonate) - Add a cup or two to the water to soften it, and to make the skin feel silky. It is a deodorizer, also.

* Cornstarch - soothes irritated, dry or itchy skin. Makes the bath feel "silky."


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The rest of the week, take 15% off any order of $15 or more, not counting shipping.

Every order over $25 gets a free bar of soap, anything I have in stock.

Every order $70 or over gets free shipping.

Products not on the site:

Shower glow: $10
Herbal Bath Teas: $2
Liquid soap: 2 oz. for $4; 4 oz. $6.00
Lotion: 4 oz, $7
Limited Edition Soap: Lavender Patch, a lovely blend of lavender and patchouli. Very few bars left, $6.50 ea.