There is a new food magazine on Prince Edward Island called SALTY The Food Digest. A few weeks ago Shannon chef editor from SALTY came out for a visit. It is always wonderful to share your story and inspirations. She captured mine in this months edition. On the front page, no less. Thank you Shannon and her team for creating a wonderful story.
What ever floats your goat.
I feel this year more people are canning. What I notice is the canning supplies in the store are sold out or almost sold out and people are talking about canning. A lady came into the store and said she canned pickles all week. She has not canned in years. We got started late but so far we made apple sauce, salsa and spaghetti sauce.
Are you canning this year?
Orange and Ylang Ylang Facial & Body Mineral Mud
Peach Lip Scrub
Citrus Toning Mist
After lots of research and trying different oils this is the best formula. It absorb quickly and leave the skin smooth and silkily. Here is the oils and some of their properties, that we use in your Face and Hair Oil formula. Rice Bran Oil is rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins and essential oils. It has a high percentage of fatty acids and unsaponifiables and is one of the best sources of tocotrienols, an antioxidant that may be much more powerful and effective than Vitamin E. It is a mild oil perfect for dry, flaky, sensitive, mature and delicate skin, Argan Oil is rich in vitamin E, carotenes, antioxidants and essential fatty acids. Argan Oil is used to nourish the hair making it shiny and healthy looking. Camellia Seed helps improve the tone and texture of skin when dealing with the abuse of environmental elements. Jojoba Oil closely resembles the sebum of the skin, and is rich in vitamin E. This promotes a glowing complexion. Evening Primrose Oil contains high levels of GLA essential fatty acids and is good for dry and mature skin.
Any time of the year, your lips may need a little TLC. Whether they are chapped from the cold, or dried and cracked from the hot sun, this sugary lip scrub will do the trick and make you lips feel soft and pampered.
Ingredients: white sugar, cocoa butter, Shea butter, aloe gel, and flavour oil
Directions: Apply scrub onto your lips with your finger or a soft toothbrush, then with your toothbrush use a circular motion to firmly, but not roughly exfoliate your lips. The cocoa and shea butter moisturize as the sugar exfoliating. Let the scrub absorb into your lips by leaving on for a minute. Use a damp wash cloth to wash off.
How often: In winter you will likely want to do this more often but no more then once per week. The skin on your lips is delicate, so you shouldn’t be applying the same rules as you would to the rest of your body.
Flavour Oils: French Vanilla, Orange, Peach, Coconut, Strawberry, Bubblegum,
Citrus Twist Toning Mist
This alcohol-free toning mist is specially formulated with aloe vera, rose floral water and the twist of grapefruit, bergamot and lime essential oils. The mild astringent properties of the combined citrus fruit helps to minimize the appearance of pores, lock in the moisture, and leaves your face looking fresh and revitalized. This gentle formula is suitable for all skin types.
Directions for use:
After cleansing, simply mist on skin and let dry for a few minutes. For best results, follow with a cream or moisturizer.
Aloe Vera – great moisturizing agent, high in vitamin B complex, folic acid and vitamin C.
Rose Floral Water – emollient in skin care products with an exotic aphrodisiac aroma.
Grapefruit & Lime Essential Oils – natural toners and good astringents to help reduce the oiliness of the skin.
Bergamot Essential Oil – has beautiful fruity and sweet aroma, and it cleanses oily skin.
Ingredients: Aloe Vera, Rose Water, water,Grapefruit Essential Oil, Lime, Essential Oil, Bergamot Essential Oil
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Orange and Ylang Ylang Facial & Body Mineral Mud
The main ingredient in Facial and Body Mineral Mud is Dead Sea Mud, it is unique due to its high concentrations of salts and minerals. It is particularly rich in magnesium, sodium, potassium and calcium. You can spread Dead Sea mud on your feet, legs arms, torso and most common your face. Use it on your armpit to avoid using deodorant for a few days. Study have proven many connection with health benefits and healing properties for physical ailments.
This specially formulated Dead Sea mineral mud enhanced with an essential oil, this Mineral Mud will help remove impurities and improve the texture of the skin while promoting elasticity. Fortified with natural extracts of cucumber and chamomile, your skin is sure to feel rejuvenated with a radiant glow.
Directions for use: Apply evenly to face and neck, (can be applied all over your body) avoiding the eye area. Leave on for 5 to 10 minutes. Once completely dry, rinse thoroughly.
Ingredients: dead sea mud, cucumber peel botanical extract,chamomile botanical extract and essential oils.
The weather here is the Maritimes has been AMAZING this fall. We are getting many projects done and seeing many customers that we have not seen in a long time.
I wanted you the know how much I appreciate you and all you have done for the Soap Shop and it’s employee’s. With out you I would not be able to do the things I am able to do.
I feel employees need to be appreciated and not in all the same way. When possible I like to show my appreciation.
The first week Shannon started working here she received a call from her son she gave up for adoption at birth. Six months later I purchased a plane ticket to BC so she could go and meet her son for the first time.
Connor I sent to Miami for a soap course a few days early to enjoy the sun.
For Alex I hosted 3 races in his honour. It required a lot of work to organized 100 runners. I am very proud of Alex, He is amazing and inspiring. He has Autism and has been working here since 2010. Alex has completed two Boston Marathons and now in in Napa CA completing another Marathon.
For my summer students, from away, I try to find funding for travel. They stay here for free. If they do not have a vehicle we will drive them places. They always go home with lots of soap.
Joshua traveled to Africa with me on a self funded mission to teach women living in property how to make soap and other products. We equipped an entire soap room with equipment and gave them the skills to make soap and a living.
One of our employees had cars problems, We rescued them on the side of the road, changed flat tires and gave them boosts. Which feels normal for us to do but I do not think other employers would do that for their employees.
I am very grateful for my employees and my heart over flows with gratitude for my customers. Thanks you,