A little while ago I received this amazing package from Penny Foust the founder and creator of Simply Homemade Soaps. Originating in Pennsylvania, United States.
Etsy Store: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Simplyhomemadesoaps
I’ll start off with the soaps she sent me, which were these three lovely soap bars in the scent’s Love Spell, Morning Dew, and Witches Fantasy.
I’ve been using this soap bar for a couple of weeks now and I must say is it ever lovely on the skin.
“The Love Spell soap bar has delicate hints of floral aromas like jasmine and cherry blossom plus coconut oil and Shea butter, it will leave your skin soft and delicately fragranced. The scent is uncannily similar to something lovey that you may be used to.”
Price: $5.35 per bar
Weight 5.5 to 6.5 ounces
Materials: Distilled water, Sodium Hydroxide, Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Castor Oil, Shea Butter, Love Spell Fragrance
The Morning Dew, Shea butter vegan organic soap is scented with a fragrance called, “Rain Kissed Leaves”. Remind you of the outdoors after a morning rain. Morning Dew has Shea Butter along with other beneficial oils.
Price: $5.35 per bar.
Benefits of Shea:
•Evens skin tone & returns luster to skin & hair;
•Absorbs quickly without leaving greasy residue like petroleum, beeswax or mineral oil based products;
•Shea Butter moisturizes & protects skin & scalp Especially over processed & heat-treated hair;
•Shea Butter doesn’t clog pores & block hair shaft;
•Revitalizes, softens & maintains skin moisture;
•Naturally rich in vitamins A, E & F which are some essential vitamins needed for good skin balance;
•Shea Butter penetrates deep into skin to help restore elasticity;
•Shea Butter benefits your skin by keeping it clear & smooth;
•Shea butter benefits include soothing some scalp & skin irritations.
• Ingredients: Sodium Hydroxide, Distilled Water, Coconut, Palm, Rice Bran and Castor oil, Shea Butter, Fragrance, Mica colouring.
This Witches Fantasy soap isn’t available at the moment, however here is a link to another patchouli scented soap!
This little guy is a lotion bar which I have never tried before. This little ladybug bar smells like an orange creamsicle dream.
“A Solid Lotion Bar Little Ms. Lady Bug weighs in at 1.30 oz., with a reusable tin included.
Each Bar contains ingredients that are soothing to the skin, senses, body and mind. The scent reminds you of the orange grove you walked in that like Adam and Eve you pick the forbidden fruit off the tree only this time the forbidden fruit is an orange.
Directions for use: Hold the solid lotion bar in your hands when it melts some, rub it on your body for an all over experience of pure soft yummy smelling skin. The best time to apply the lotion is right after you shower or bathe, while your pores are open and they soak in. Enjoy!
Here are the Benefits of the Calendula in the lotion bar.
Physicians have been writing about Calendula and its amazing benefits for the skin for a very long time. The dried flowers of the plant were traditionally used in soups and stews to fight off illness, which is where it got the name Pot Marigold. The name Calendula comes from the Latin word Calendae, meaning the first day of the month, as this plant can bloom every month of the year in its native climate. Calendula is known for many health benefits but is most recognized for its effectiveness in healing skin problems, such as wounds, burns, insect bites, eczema, shingles and skin ulcers, to name a few.
Some of the amazing benefits Calendula oil has on the skin are;
1. Helps in healing wounds, cuts, bruises, scrapes, and inflamed skin.
2. Nourishes and softens dry chapped skin.
3. Is known to have antiseptic, anti fungal, and anti bacterial properties.
4. Very effective for treating sun burn, minor burns, acne, eczema, inflamed skin, and rashes.
5. Is very helpful in treating athletes foot.
6. Is used for relieving diaper rash.
7. Is known to relieve bug bites and stings.
These are just seven reasons why this wonderful plant as earned the name among herbalist, “Mother of the Skin”. This is a must have plant in the garden, not only will it aid you and your household with wonderful medicinal and culinary values but will bring beauty to the garden all season long.”
Next I have these 3 bath bombs in the scents Love Spell & Moonlight Pomegranate.
Price: $1.67 each
“If you want to relax and sink yourself in to a tub with something, Bath fizzies are the way to go. Pop one in the tub watch the fizzing and relax as the scents take you into dreamland. I suggest two fizzies per bath time.
These bombs will not only relax you, but they will detox the body as well. Epsom salt and Baking soda will help to draw out impurities and heal itching and skin. I also use Chia Seed and Olive Oil.
Benefits of Baking Soda
Are you a shower person or a bath person? I love baths, but I haven’t had the time the past few months and I really missed them, they are so relaxing! This past week though, I caught some type of virus, so I took a bath every night to reap the benefits of Epsom salts, which help detoxify, boost the immune system, relieve aches and increase magnesium. In addition to adding Epsom salts to my baths, I also like to add a little baking soda, Chia seed oil, Olive oil along with essential oils or fragrance for the benefits. What’s the perfect way to add all these fantastic ingredients to your bath? A great bath bomb! They are very popular lately and very cool, like something you would get at a spa.
Baking Soda- I love to add some baking soda to my bath because it aids in drawing out toxins from your body. Not only does it remove toxins, it also aids in alkalizing your body, helps treat common skin problems, hemorrhoids and yeast infections
Benefits of Epsom Salts
Epsom Salts- Many people are deficient in magnesium and Epsom salt baths are a great way to increase magnesium levels! When you bathe in Epsom salts, the magnesium and sulfates are absorbed in the skin, pulling out harmful toxins from your body! Some of the health benefits of magnesium include; fighting inflammation, increasing blood flow and improving oxygenation in your body. Just some of the conditions Epsom salt baths helps are; sprains and bruises, athlete’s foot, toenail fungus and gout.”
Last I have these lovely “Lip Lickers” in the flavour’s Orange Creamsicle and Rum & Coke. These really do have me licking my lips when I’m using them! They are quite tasty and smell delightful. These Lip Lickers come in 33 different flavours!
Price: $ 3.01
“Lip Licker lip balms, made with all natural Oils. Softens lips, gives them a shine and licking your lips has never tasted more amazing than this.
These lip balms are .25 oz. Made with all natural oils that will soothe the driest lip. You will be amazed how nourished and tasty your lip will be
These balms are made with flavor oil, soybean oil, sunflower oil, beeswax, hemp oil, avocado oil. jojoba oil, cocoa butter, Shea butter, vitamin E, aloe Vera. avocado oil
Benefits of some of the ingredients
One of the most popular ingredients of commercial lip balms is beeswax. Taken from its root word, bees, beeswax is a nutrient-packed substance that bees secrete when constructing a honeycomb. Beeswax in its natural form is liquid and devoid of color. It can be easily mixed in water in oil emulsions and is hypo-allergenic. Beeswax is also an effective emollient, meaning, it has natural soothing and softening properties that makes it a great lip balm ingredient. Its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial components can help in the prevention of infection and bacterial growth. Beeswax can trap moisture excellently, and can aid in defending the skin against detrimental factors found in the environment.
Benefits of Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is most effective among all the natural herbs. Aloe Vera can be considered as the blessing of the nature for the human kind. It is used in large variety of health and skin products. Aloe Vera creams and ointments made with aloe Vera are very effective for a number of skin problems. The aloe Vera herb is used as stand alone ingredients as well as the combination with other products.
Aloe Vera Lip balms
Lip balm made with aloe Vera is very effective to prevent lips from a number of problems. The following are the major benefits of the aloe Vera cream, made for the lips.
Aloe Vera lip balm protects the lips from being chapped and dry. ”
Thanks for reading! Make sure to check out Simply Homemade Soaps!