Product Use & Care
We have carefully selected the finest natural ingredients to use in our handmade bath and body products. If you have skin sensitivities or allergies to any of the ingredients used in the manufacture of our handcrafted soaps and bath products, we recommend you use caution, and encourage you to:
- read the list of product contents prior to use;
- keep products out of your eyes;
- do not consume products;
- use products externally only; and
- discontinue use if irritation occurs.
If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, suffering from a health condition or on any medications, please consult a healthcare professional prior to use.
The information in our descriptions is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Handmade soaps naturally have a high glycerin content, which is wonderful for your skin, but it also means the soap requires a place to dry out between uses. The glycerin attracts water and if left in standing water, the soap will break down quickly. To extend the lifespan of your soap, do not allow it to sit in a dish or container that allows water to pool in the bottom. Also, beware of the indentations built into some showers as “soap dishes”; they rarely drain properly.
Instead, be sure to store your soap in a dry place out of the stream of water, and on a draining soap dish. A slatted wood or bamboo soap dish is ideal because it wicks water away from the soap, allowing the soap to dry properly.
Unused soaps need to be stored in a cool, dry place – preferably, NOT the bathroom. A linen closet is great - plus, the soap will make your linens smell wonderful.
If you are traveling with your handcrafted soap and are concerned about the scent transferring to other items, wrap the soap in waxed paper.
Body butter is a wonderful moisturizer that nourishes dry, chapped skin and helps protect the skins natural oils.
The consistency of body butters is thicker than lotion and may be used all over, but they do exceptionally well moisturizing dry skin on knees and elbows.
To take advantage of the nourishing benefits body butter offers, dry off gently after a shower, leaving a little moisture on the skin. Take a small amount (use sparingly - a little goes a long way), and rub it in until the body butter is fully absorbed.
Prolong the lifespan of your whipped body butter by storing it in a dry, cool location keeping it away from sunlight and humidity. It is normal for body butter to harden slightly over time, but it is safe to use and does not lose any of its moisturizing qualities. Based on the oils used to make it, your body butter has an average shelf life of 1 - 2 years.
Milk in the bath water creates a soothing, overall relaxed, comfortable feeling. Taking a milk bath can improve your skin while helping to reduce the stress of your day.
A milk bath leaves your skin feeling soft and supple. The milk also helps exfoliate the skin for additional softness while the lactic acid in milk helps clean and soften, preventing dryness by hydrating the skin.
To take advantage of the extraordinary benefits a milk bath offers, add 1/2 to 1 cup of milk bath to running bath water and soak for 20 minutes.
Milk bath should be stored in a dry, cool location keeping it away from sunlight and humidity, and has an average shelf life of 6 months to a year.
Bath bombs are a wonderful addition to any bath. Depending on the size, it may be cut it in half with a serrated knife and the unused portion wrapped tightly to save for another time.
To use, fill the tub with water at a comfortable temperature and level then add the bath bomb. It will bubble and fizz, breaking apart and dissolving in the water releasing moisturizing ingredients, color and fragrant oils.
Your bath bomb has a shelf life of approximately 6 months and should be stored in a dry location or air-tight container away from humidity.
Salt water has long been recommended by physicians in order to alleviate skin conditions, improve circulation, or a general restorative. Most natural salts contain healthful minerals and are credited for their cleansing and detoxifying properties.
Our bath salts are made with Dead Sea salt which is known to produce some of the most mineral rich salt found on earth. These benefits are more than likely due to the high mineral content found in the clay and salt of the Dead Sea.
To use, add 1 - 2 scoops of bath salts when filling the tub, and dissolve into the stream of running water. Stir the water with your hand to help the salts dissolve and the fragrances will be released slowly with the stream.
Bath salts should be stored in a dry, cool location, and although bath salts have no true expiration date, the fragrances and any color may eventually fade over time.
BATH SOAKS & TEAS
Over the centuries, various substances have been added to bathwater for their fragrance or healing benefits. The modern thought behind a bath tea is to clean, relax, detoxify and soothe with the most popular reasons being to heal skin conditions or relax sore muscles. Whatever your reason, a bath tea is very calming and an enjoyable experience.
To use, fill a muslin bag with 2 - 4 heaping tablespoons of bath soak or tea and hang on the faucet. Using the normal water temperature you are comfortable with, allow the water to run over the bag and infuse your bath. It is not uncommon for the bath water to turn pal green or light yellow due to the herbs and botanicals in your tea, and you should soak for no more than 20 minutes.
Your bath teas and soaks have a shelf life of approximately 8 - 12 months if they are stored in an airtight container away from sunlight and humidity.
By following these steps, the life of your handmade soap and bath products will be extended long enough for you to enjoy all the extraordinary benefits they offer!