Sunday, September 16, 2012

New Scrubs

I have recently been updating some of my product packaging and this month it has been my sugar and salt body scrubs.  New straight walled containers and updated label designs.  Most scrubs will be made to order with your choice of scent and color in either a sugar, sea salt or dead sea salt formula.  These are the same emulsified scrubs as before just wearing some new clothing.  Each emulsified formula results in a creamier and less oily scrub than a traditional oil + exfoliate combination.   The emulsification allows the sugars and salts to be suspended in the oils and butters instead of the two parts separating leaving you with a layer of sugar or salt on the bottom and a layer of oil on top.  Emulsified scrubs are wonderful to use and rinse off easily leaving your skin soft and smooth.

 These scrubs are available in two sizes (10/11 ounces and 14/16 ounces) and can be found on my website Alaiyna B. Bath and Body - Scrubs and in my Etsy Shop.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Brand new website!

I just finished my brand new website for Alaiyna B. Bath and Body.  It has been up and functioning for just a day or two and is fully stock with many more products coming soon.   I decided to go with 3dcart as my web host for all the features that they offer.  I love being able to offer both Paypal and onsite Credit Card payment processing.  There customer service has been wonderful in helping to get my site up and running.

I will be introducing new package for my body scrubs and offering them as a made to order product with your choice of exfoliant (fine grain sugar, sea salt or dead sea salt) and scent.  These emulsified scrubs are great for all over exfoliation.

Mini cupcake soaps are done curing and will be listed this week.  These are uplifting citrus scents frosted in pink, green, mauve and orange - so cute and they make great gifts.

Body lotions and creams will be debuting this fall in addition to shampoo bars and goat's milk soaps.

Friday, June 22, 2012

New Cupcake and Mini Cupcake Soaps!

My cupcake soaps have been such a big hit that I have had to replenish my supply.  Just listed a new batch of strawberry vanilla and raspberry lemon and coconut lime still on the curing racks.  I have had several requests for mini cupcake soaps too and those are also still on the curing racks for a few more weeks.  I have the mini cupcakes in an uplifting citrus scent in multiple colors and a blueberry lemon verbena.  Some have jojoba seeds or dried cranberry seeds sprinkled on top and others have a dusting of glitter for a bit of sparkle.  These soaps are wonderful and should be used as they create a great cleansing lather and are perfect for shower or bath.  Kids love them too! They make great gifts and the mini ones will also make great wedding or baby shower favors.  While a few are listed now, more will be available in my three shops very soon. 

Saturday, March 31, 2012

New Hand and Body Balms

Three new hand and body balms were introduced in March/April.  All three are made from a combination of vegetable based oils and butters combined with beeswax for firmness.  These balms are great for rough, dry and cracked hands, fingers, elbows and feet or anywhere on the external body that needs some intense nourishment.  These balms have no chemical additives but pure, skin nourishing ingredients.  Each formula varies slightly but contain a combination of the following ingredients:

Organic, Extra Virgin Olive Oil:  Olive oil has been used in body care for generations.  It is known for its healing qualities and as a natural, deep penetrating moisturizer, regenerating skin cells and softening the skin.  It adds smoothness and softness to dry, flaking skin.

Sweet Almond Oil:  Almond oil is an excellent emollient that leaves the skin soft and supple as it is readily absorbed into the skin.  Almond oil is full of antioxidants and has also been shown to reduce dark circles around the eyes.  The Lavender Hand and Body balm has a high amount of almond oil in its ingredients.

Organic Calendula (infused in the Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil):  Calendula (Calendula officinalis) also known as Marigold, has been used for many, many years in treating and nourishing skin.  Oil infused with herbal calendula is successful in healing dry and damaged skin, in addition to  many skin disorders and rashes.   Great for eczema, rashes, cracked and inflamed skin and sensitive skin as it is very mild and soothing.

Jojoba Oil:  An amazing oil for softening the skin and used to promote softer, more supple skin.  Jojoba Oil is easily absorbed by the skin and helps to nourish and prevent dryness.  The structure of jojoba oil closely resembles that of your own skin sebum and is readily absorbed.  It also balances the production of sebum which is your skin's own lubricating medium.

Cocoa Butter:  Cocoa Butter is frequently used for treating dry skin and is a beneficial treatment for chapped hands, feet, lips and other skin irritations.

Olive Butter:  Olive butter has the same skin care properties of olive oil but comes in a firmer, more spreadable form which makes it great in balms.

Vitamin E Oil: A great antioxidant.

Peppermint Essential Oil:  Peppermint oil gives a nice cooling effect and wonderfully uplifting scent. It nourishes dull skin and improves oily skin.

Lavender Essential Oil:  Lavender Essential oil is an antiseptic and anti-fungal which helps to reduce scarring and speed healing.  It is considered a universal oil because of all of its benefits.  It also provides a soothing and relaxing scent.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

New Solid Perfumes

I have recently introduced a line of solid perfumes.  Each solid perfume fragrance is created from all natural butters and oils and scented with various blends of florals, citrus scents, and earthy notes of greenery and musk.  Each scent is a unique sensory experience.  

Solid perfumes are a great way to fragrance yourself.  The benefits of solid perfumes:

 - Long lasting
  - No mess, no spillage
  - Conveniently sized for traveling - just throw into your purse or pocket
  - Apply exactly where you want
  - No waste
  - Product does not become airborne

Since determine whether you like a particular fragrance can be difficult when shopping online, I will also be offering sample packs of the available fragrances.  Each sample contains a small amount of the solid perfume on a labeled card.  Just enough product to determine whether the scent is for you.  Each card is individually packaged.  These will be available in packs of three and five.

These new solid perfumes are available for sale in all three of my online shops:
Alaiyna B. Soaps
Alaiyna B. on Etsy
Alaiyna B. on Zibbet

Saturday, January 7, 2012

New soaps on the curing rack.

I have put my personalized jewelry business on hold so I can focus my time and energy building up my soaps and scrubs business.  It is a great creative outlet as it is amazing the amount of creativity that can be put into create both high quality cold process and melt and pour soaps.  Each has unique characteristics in the creation process and I am trying to utilize those into the soaps that I am currently creating.

Those on the curing racks now that will be ready in 3 - 5 weeks are:

Citrus Energy
Sandalwood Vanilla
Lime Margarita Sea Salt Bars
Taste of the Tropics Sea Salt Bars
Ocean Mist Sea Salt Bars
Lily of the Valley
Mocha Latte
Lavender Chamomile
Coconut Lime
Vanilla Strawberry Cupcakes (these are just too cute)