Thursday, December 17, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Audrey's Country Crafts
will receive one set of 2 guest size plaid Christmas soaps and a matching soy candle tin in her favorite scent: Winter Wonderland, Home for the Holidays, Cranberry Fig, or Frasier Fir.
Audrey, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your scent selection and address and I will get your prize out to you right away.
Don't worry everyone! I will have more giveaways, specials, discounts, articles, recipes, and more. Stay tuned!
Monday, December 7, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
6 oz Soy Candle in Tin (shown here in Jasmine)
May be red, green or white depending on chosen scent.
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Deadline to enter is December 10, 2009 at 11pm. We will randomly choose a lucky winner and you'll receive your prize by Christmas. Start posting your comments now!!
PS: I've fixed the posting issue, so you should have no problem posting a comment now.
Our soaps are featured in this lovely Etsy treasury. Everyone's products are just amazing. I'm honored to be included.
Friday, November 27, 2009
The Bonnie Bath Co. products include cold-process soaps, bath salts, lotions, bath teas, bath melts & bombs, sachets, body butters and creams, bath & massage oils, milk baths, body scrubs, candles and specialty items for children and our gentle Wee Bonnie Baath baby line. Scents include: Mountain Heather, Fields of Lavender, Wild Irish Rose, Brigid’s Amber, Sweet Jasmine, Lemon Lavender, Orange Blossom, Scotch Pine and Whisky, Oatmeal, Milk & Honey, Wildewood Mint and Nettle, Celtic Sea Mist, Irish Cream, Guinness Spice, Fresh Irish Moss, Highland Fling, and more.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Here is a treasury on Etsy featuring Celtic designs. Our soaps are in the center surrounded by some amazing products for the Scots, Irish, and Welsh, or anyone that loves Celtic wares. Enjoy!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
by Ashley Persyn
There is a price we pay for freedom
For it is not truly free
But rather paid for by the contributions of veterans
To buy our liberty
As their blood drains from their body and runs like a river through the grass
Over the years it's forgotten, war is placed in our past
I don't think we all realize the importance veterans play
as they voluntarily serve America each and every day
We should honor the veterans for they act like a shield
Protecting us from danger, keeping America healed.
So if you would take a second to commemorate
You will instantly see
We owe veterans our gratitude
For they are the reason we are free
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Our sales were high, the area was stunning, we had great fun, and the people were so nice. It was a very pleasant experience all around. Here are a couple photos of my display, which was literally slapped together, so don't judge me too harshly. I hope to refine it at our next show in January at the South Florida Scottish Festival and Highland Games (try saying that 3 times fast).
Monday, October 12, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Alcohol free. In cosmetic labeling, the term "alcohol," used by itself, refers to ethyl alcohol. Cosmetic products, including those labeled "alcohol free," may contain other alcohols, such as cetyl, stearyl, cetearyl or lanolin alcohol. These are known as fatty alcohols, and their effects on the skin are quite different from those of ethyl alcohol. Isopropyl alcohol, which some consumers may think of as drying the skin, is rarely used in cosmetics.
Ingredients. The FDA requires that cosmetic manufacturers list all ingredients on the labels of cosmetics sold on a retail basis to consumers- even if the label states "For professional use only." Ingredients are listed in order from the greatest to the least amount.
Noncomedogenic. Suggests products do not contain common pore-clogging ingredients that could result in acne.
Shelf-life (expiration date). The amount of time for which a product is good under normal conditions of storage and use. Storing cosmetics in damp, warm places like a bathroom can lead to earlier expiration.
Monday, September 14, 2009
You may already be familiar with essential oils. An essential oil is a liquid that is distilled, typically by steam distillation, from the leaves, flowers, stems, roots, bark, or other parts of a plant. The distillation process allows the “essence” of the plant and its therapeutic qualities to remain intact. Essential oils are highly concentrated and should be used sparingly. Lavender and Tea Tree oil are safe for direct skin contact, but all other essential oils must be diluted before applying to the skin. They are used for both their aroma and their medicinal qualities and can be used in most of your products.
Absolutes and resins are similar to essential oils. Absolute oils are extracted from flowers, leaves or bark. While essential oils are produced by steam distillation, flowers that are too delicate for this process, such as jasmine or vanilla, are extracted with a solvent, usually alcohol. Absolutes are very concentrated as well. While they do not maintain the qualities of the plant to the extent that essential oils do, they can be used to make perfumes and are soluble in alcohol.
Hydrosols, or floral waters as they are sometimes called, are also produced from steam-distilling plants. They are similar to essential oils but less concentrated. Be careful when you look for hydrosols, as many companies sell essential oil diluted in water and call it a hydrosol or floral water. You want true steam-distilled hydrosols that contain all the beneficial components that essential oils possess, with less concentration. Hydrosols are usually a by-product of essential oil production, but some high quality distillers choose to specialize in making only hydrosols. Since hydrosols are not very concentrated, some can be used directly on the skin, such as rose hydrosol, which makes an excellent facial astringent. Their scent will not hold up well in cold-process soaps, but they are great in lotions and creams.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Products we will be offering:
Bar soaps - Swirled, layered, and solid, many with dried botanicals and herbs on top.
Celtic soaps - Many Celtic designs in solid colors with gold or silver mica dusting.
Lotions - Goat's milk and Shea butter
Body Butters - with Shea butter
Body scrubs - Both sugar and salt scrubs with Shea butter and oils
Lip Balms - natural flavorings with honey and beeswax
Bath Salts - Dead sea salts with essential oils and botanicals
Bath Teas - real tea for the tub, lots of botanicals and essential oils
Bath Bombs - Fizzing tub bombs and Celtic tablets with botanicals
Bath Melts - with Shea butter
Massage/ Bath Oil - Infused with botanicals
Salves/ balms - with Shea butter and beeswax
Sachets - lovely toile prints with botanicals
Candles - Soy wax candles in tinsOur scents include both classics and Celtic inspired fragrances, made of natural essential oil blends.
Celtic Sea Mist
Fresh Irish Moss
Guinness Spice - made with real Guinness beer
Fields of Lavender
Oatmeal, Milk, and Honey - natural scent, no essential oils added
Scotch Pine and Whisky - made with real Dewar's Scotch whisky
Wild Irish Rose
Wildewood Mint and Nettle
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