Monday, March 28, 2016

Three New Vegan Friendly Formulas

We have recently modified three of our long time formulas to make them vegan. We have thoroughly tested the new formulas and feel they are equal to or better than the previously recipes. First, our Sesame Aloe shampoo bar (above). This shampoo is specially formulated for those with very dry, flaky or sensitive scalp. The lather is a bit milder than our other shampoo bars, but it is still big compared to a body soap an other "shampoo bars" we have tried from other companies. It gets the job done with no SLS or synthetic ingredients. 

Next we have had requests to increase the Frankincense concentration in our Frankincense and Myrrh Solid Perfume recipe. This solid perfume now has a higher ratio of Frankincense to Myrrh, and also includes Candelilla Wax instead of Beeswax.

Lastly, we shortened the tongue twisting Lavender Tea Tree Eucalyptus Lip balm to "Tea Tree Eucalpytus Lip Balm." There is still Lavender in this recipe together with menthol to sooth and cool blistered and sore lips. We have replaced the beeswax from the former recipe with Candelila wax and Castor oil, which helps the lips retain moisture. Our lip balm line is now 100% vegan friendly.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Florida Wildflower and Garden Festival April 2nd in DeLand

The Florida Wildlfower and Garden Fest is happening 
April 2, 2016 9:00am-3:00pm Rain or Shine
West Indiana Ave., Downtown DeLand 

We are not vending, but we will be there to enjoy the lectures and plants. 
Check out the full schedule here.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Coupon For a Free Lavender Patchouli Hemp Oil Soap - New Hard Water Friendly Formula

We reformulated our Lavender Patchouli Hemp Shampoo Bars so that they work better for people with hard water (tested at 21 grains/gallon). The formula is very similar to our Aloe shampoo bars. You can use it as a shampoo or as a body bar unless you have dry skin. It is scented with Lavender and Patchouli essential oils and colored naturally with Rhassoul clay. You can use the coupon code "NaturalHair" for a free Lavender Patchouli shampoo bar with orders $35 and up at Aquarian Bath or in our Etsy store, through April 30th or until we run out. One per customer please. 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

This Simple Infographic Explains the Difference Between Organic and Non-Organic Cotton

Some Flaxseed pillows makers are advertising their pillows as 100% Organic when only the herbs but not the pillow fabric is Organic. Cotton is actually the dirtiest crop in terms of pesticide use, so if the pillow fabric is not Organic, the whole pillow is definitely not Organic. If you really want an Organic pillow, you don't want the part of the pillow exposed to your skin to have carcinogens or hormone disrupting chemicals.
It has taken us a long time to create an extensive Flaxseed neck pillow line made from all Organic cotton or pesticide free hemp. Thanks to the soil association for this helpful infographic that explains why Organic cotton is so different from non-Organic cotton. To keep the price down on our pillows we started reselling some of the Organic cotton fabrics in our Etsy and Ebay stores, so check them out if you sew; we have flannels, poplins, bark cloth and corduroy.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Coupon for a Free Vegan Salt Soap from Aquarian Bath

Use the coupon code "Saltme" through March 15th for a free vegan salt soap on orders $35 and up at Aquarian Bath or in our Etsy store. These are unscented salt soaps, naturally colored with Indigo. They are great for normal to oily or problem skin types. This is a very good option for blemished skin types. We also have scented salt soaps! Check out all of our salt soap varieties here. Like all of our products, these soaps have no synthetic ingredients and no palm oil.