Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sea Side Herb Society Annaul Faire March 12, 2016

The Seaside Herb Society Faire will be held again next month in Ormond Beach.  I apologize to those on my subscriber list who got a notice about last year's faire last night. I am not sure why that happened. Please note that this blog post has the correct date for 2016, which is March 12.

Seaside Herb Society 
21st Annual Faire

Come and celebrate everything herbs!  

There will be speakers, herb plants, baked goods, soaps, and more!

Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bailey Riverbridge Meeting House

1 North Beach Street, Ormond Beach, FL

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Can Shampoo Bars Really Make Your Hair Grow Thicker and Faster?

I have naturally thick hair that I keep long so I can properly test shampoo bars. One of my daughters has my thick hair, but my other daughter has her dad's thin and fine hair.

Sometimes new customers want to know if Aquarian Bath shampoo bars can help hair grow thicker, stronger and faster.  We want to know too, but we are biased. We tend to think that if your hair starts growing better after switching to our shampoo bars, it has more to do with what isn't in our shampoo bars (no SLS, no surfactants, no parabens, no chemical preservatives, no synthetic fragrance) than what is in them. Our way of thinking is that soaps and shampoo aren't really meant to be curative, since they are wash-off products. However if you have been using shampoos with ingredients that have been irritating your scalp and clogging your pores, then you may have been experiencing reduced hair growth. So if you stop using them and switch to shampoo bars, it is possible you may experience improved normal hair growth.

This blog post was inspired by a remarkable story from a customer who wrote the following last week: 

I switched to Organic last year and ordered a set of your soap, deodorant, lip gloss and shampoo. The shampoo from you has caused me to have more hair growth all over my head! My boyfriend kept saying I was cutting my hair, because I had all these short pieces everywhere. No, it's new growth at 40 yrs old! its all over my head! I have been using it twice a week since April last year (Sesame Aloe Lavender shampoo) and I will never use anything else ~ S.J. of Indiana 1/23/16

I checked the ingredients of the $73 specialty dandruff shampoo that S.J. was using previously. There were about 50 ingredients, including a few surfactants, so it is hard to say if one or the other ingredients may have been irritating. I also have to wonder if switching your diet to a 100% Organic can improve hair growth also; it was not clear if that was the case also.

Etsy product feedback Photo credit: Alica Monroe

If you experienced improved hair growth after using our shampoo bars, we would love to know what you were using before, either the product or the ingredients. Please feel welcome to post a comment or send us an email through our contact form on Aquarian Bath. Thank you in advance. We love getting feedback. It helps us make better formulas and make more informed recommendations to customers.

Also, if you are interested in improving hair growth, you might also like our product review for this high frequency device.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Free Jasmine Rose Soap Coupon

Valentine's Day is coming and our seasonal Jasmine Rose soaps are in stock. We have them for sale in heart shapes and rounds.

We also have Jasmine Rose Soaps stamped with "love." When you use the coupon code "soaplove" with your next order $35 or more we will include one of the "love" bars with your order from Aquarian Bath. This offer ends February 14th or until we run out. 

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year! Free Rosemary Soap Coupon

Happy New Year from Aquarian Bath. Hope you have a great 2016 and many fond memories from 2015. Rosemary is for remembrance, so remember to use the coupon code "twentysixteen" for a free Rosemary soap with your order over $35 on or offer is valid through January 15, 2016 or while supplies last.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Coconut Sugar Cookie Cut Out Recipe

We love making sugar cookies this time of year, but we don't cook or bake with butter or food coloring. Here is an easy and dye-free sugar cookie recipe that you can make. The best cutters to use are those that go well with white, so we use angels, snow flakes, and trees. 

Coconut Sugar Cookie Cutouts

2/3 Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
2 cups all purpose flour
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup Organic granular sugar
1 Tablespoon Coconut milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla
pinch of salt

Mix together Coconut oil with half the flour, egg, sugar, coconut milk, baking powder, vanilla and salt.Then mix in the remaining flour. Divide the dough into 2 round ball and refrigerate for 1 hour. After 1 hour roll out one of the dough balls onto the lightly floured counter. The dough should be about 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. Cut out your cookies and put them onto an ungreased cookie sheet into your 375 degree F oven for about 7 minutes, or until the edges start to turn brown. Let the cookies cool before frosting. 

Frosting and Sprinkles

1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon Vanilla
coconut milk - start with 1 Tablespoon

The frosting needs to be kind of thin so that you can dip the cookies into it and then into the coconut flakes. Mix together powdered sugar, Vanilla and Coconut milk in shallow dish until frosting is the right texture to dip the cookies in. Also cover a small plate with a layer of unsweetened Coconut flakes for dipping frosted cookie in. You can find unsweetened Coconut flakes at Mountain Rose Herbs.