Tuesday, December 30, 2008
These three organic handknit washcloths by ecogeneration http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18809058
are perfect to use with our organic Frankincense Clean and Glow.
Nothing feels better on your skin than organic cotton. Ecogeneration's motto is: reduce, recycle, and reuse.
OCM (oil cleansing method is used in many spas). I first experienced it in a day spa and became hooked! The organic oils can actually unclog pores and is less drying than other cleansers.
Here is how it works, shake well to blend the oils, (I like to apply it in the bath or shower since it is so relaxing and the steam makes it work even better). Apply a small amount to your face and neck in a circular motion, cover your face with a warm wash cloth (organic if possible) and let it revitalize your face for a minute or two. If you have time, apply the warm wash cloth a second or third time, wring out the cloth and remove any remaining oils in a circular motion. Your skin will feel deep-down clean. Follow with a toner or one of our HYDROSOLS.
Clean and Glow comes in a cobalt blue glass bottle and contains herbal infused organic olive oil, organic jojoba oil, organic caster oil, vitamin E, pure essential oil, organic roobios tea extract, and organic black willowbark extract. This formula is rich in powerful antioxidants, and vitamin and mineral rich oils. YOUR SKIN WILL FEEL THE DIFFERENCE!
Friday, December 26, 2008
We are now proud members of the fabulous Team Eco Etsy check out their blog here: http://ecoetsy.blogspot.com
And remember "another world is possible".
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Tomorrow our family will be going to see the Nutcracker. I found these adorable hair clips or pins from Punkynmunky and had to have them.
She does a fantastic job and I have purchased a ballerina and karate boy from here in the past. Check out her shop at: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5537062
Sunday, December 14, 2008
The Word is Spreading, Avoid Phthalates!
I’ve been preaching about the negative side effects of fragrance oils and phthalates for some time now. But for many people the message is just hitting home today with the release a study in the February edition of Pediatrics.
The study's lead author, Dr. Sheela Sathyanarayana, a University of Washington pediatrician, has finally brought the issue of the dangers of phthalates to the main stream media. The study as been reported all day on the news networks like the Fox News, ABC, and the Washington Post. Even the critics are talking about the study at the PR Newswire.
Phthalates are used in the cosmetic industry as fixatives to hold fragrances. Most fragrance oils on the market contain phthalates in order to insure that the scent will linger on the skin and clothes longer. We are exposed to phthalates everyday. Phthalates are found in most commercial fragrances that are not 100% pure unadulterated essential oils. Your family is exposed to phthalates in: commercial air fresheners, plug-in air fresheners, laundry and household products, baby products, perfumes, cosmetics, shampoos, conditioners, deodorants, shower gels and much more. In order to avoid phthalates you must avoid adding fragrance oils to your products or purchase phthalate-free fragrances.
Some believe we should wait for more studies to come out to determine the exact extent of the dangers of phthalates. I believe consumers have learned their lesson with waiting for more studies to prove the dangers in the case of cigarettes. Why risk waiting for more studies when the only purpose to use phthalates in cosmetics is as a fixative or adhesive for fragrance? Babies don’t need to smell like their lotion, shampoo, diaper ointment or laundry soap all day long, and neither do we. All companies should demand the removal of phthalates from fragrance chemicals or switch to unadulterated essential oils. Despite significant evidence from many studies, Stephanie Kwisnek, a spokeswoman for the Food and Drug Administration, said that the FDA "has no compelling evidence that phthalates pose a safety risk when used in cosmetics. Should new data emerge, we will inform the public as well as the industry." (Associated Press)
Consumers have the power to change the cosmetic industry as proven by the public outcry for paraben-free products, which did transform the industry from the outside in. In the coming months I expect that consumers will become more educated on this subject and demand “phthalate free” products. This will not only change the way consumers read baby product labels, but how they look at all cosmetic, personal care and household product labels. With a peek into the mysterious ingredients hidden behind the term “fragrance oils”, consumers will wonder what other ingredients are going undisclosed. Now is the time to transition your product line to be either “fragrance free” or scented with only 100% pure unadulterated essential oils.
At Green Springs Body Works we have always avoided using fragrance oils. They happen to give me a headache and do not smell real to me. Essential oils can actually get rid of a headache. Try lavender, eucalyptus and mint. You can either inhale them or put a few drops in a carrier oil and rub into your temples.
We use only pure therapeutic essential oils to scent our products, scent with herbs, or make unscented products for those who prefer not to have any scent. Check out our website www.greensprings0.etsy.com for our Aromatic Intentions. Great for stress relief!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
We are featured in the ETSY Storque article "Shop Local Oregon":
This article features sellers from the Pacific Northwest, we are pictured under Green Springs Bodyworks. Check it out! Well I better get some z's my eyes are closing and it is way past my bedtime.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
We use 100% recycled plastic for our lip balm tubes. Purchase any item over $15.00 at:
www.greensprings0.etsy.com and get a free Citrus Bliss Organic Lip Balm. Offer ends at midnight Dec. 24 2008.
ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE!
Monday, December 8, 2008
Hurry over to www.greensprings0.etsy.com for this fabulous deal on organic soaps for your holiday gift giving. Scented naturally or with pure essential oils, no artificial colors or fragrances.
YOUR SKIN WILL FEEL THE DIFFERENCE!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Hurry over to www.greensprings0.etsy.com for your free organic lip balm with every order over $15.00.
I can also fill a first class priority envelope with up to 8 soaps for only $5.00 shipping.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
I am thankful for having a loving, healthy, happy family!
I am thankful for having a growing organic business that is my passion!
I am thankful for our wonderful new president! ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Hurry over to www.greensprings0.etsy.com and get 4 big bars of organic soap for the price of three! Sale ends at midnight 11/27. Organic and scented with pure essential oils or unscented for that special person on your holiday list. Great gift for teachers too.
Friday, November 7, 2008
The Little Black Box: http://www.thelittleblackboxes.com/ goes on sale today November 7 th.
I have sent 3 of our products to be included in the boxes. The Little Black Box website lists all the shops that are participating.
Check out my Etsy shop: http://www.greensprings0.etsy.com for your holiday shopping needs.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Fall is a great time to treat yourself to a herbal bath. Herbal baths ease the stresses of daily life, heals, refreshes and purifies the body. Gather up fragrant rose petals, fresh is best but dried is fine, hollyhock, calendula or marigold, hibiscus, basil, rue, lavender, St. John's wort, yarrow, lemon balm, and sage are all excellent choices. Collect your plants with intention and prayer.
Add the herbs to a large pot containing 1 to 2 gallons of hot water. Use 1 -2 quarts of fresh herbs, or 1-2 cups of dried herbs. Crush the herbs with both hands into the water as you offer your prayers or thanks to the plants. Once the water has cooled a bit place your feet in the water to soak.
Next draw a warm bath, light some incense and candles and spray the room with our AROMATIC INTENTIONS. Enter the tub and slowly pour the herbal bath water over yourself. Pour any remaining liquid over your head. Rest, meditate, and be with yourself in this healing way.
Finish by massaging your body using our creamy ORGANIC GOAT'S MILK SOAP, your skin will feel silky soft.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
My huskies loved these sweet peanut butter piggies I purchased from organic dog www.organidog.etsy.com. The price is very reasonable, and best of all it's ORGANIC!
Our two huskies thrive on a organic raw meat diet. The larger one is twelve and the smaller one is a year old. Ever since two of our other huskies died at a fairly young ages of cancer we switched to making our own dog food.
Their diet consists mainly of organic raw chicken necks which they eat whole. Every so often I give them free range ground beef. I buy my chicken in a 40 lb box. When working with the raw meat I always wear disposable gloves. The chicken is put into zip lock bags and frozen until needed. The box costs $40.00 and is enough to make meals for one month. They get whatever organic vegis we are having, sometimes cooked, but mostly raw. I top of the meal with a sprinkle of Healthy Powder which consists of ground up egg shells (baked), nutritional yeast, kelp powder, ground flaxseed and a small amount of vitamin C. This recipe is in the book Natural Health for Dogs and Cats by Richard H. Pitcairn.
There are excellent recipes in the book. Dog Biscuits Deluxe is their favorite biscuit recipe. I would be happy to answer any questions and comments.
Be sure to check out Ticked-off our all natural insect repellent listed on Etsy.
Saturday, September 6, 2008
She chose the Rose Face Food Set (excellent choice) and it is on the way.
Etsylovesfeedback received a record number of comments about the giveaway and I enjoyed reading each and every one of them. We are looking forward to more giveaways so keep checking here.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Hurry over to Love Etsy Feedback http://loveetsyfeedback.blogspot.com/2008/08/feature-44.html
and enter to win our fabulous organic FACE FOOD SET in either rose or lavender. I am also doing a special promotion for a free lip balm with every order, details are listed there.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
They come in different colors, mine is bright pink. I put a bouquet of flowers in the center and use it on my table at the Growers Market. It even comes with chalk for the chalkboard.
To return home we took the ferry into Port Angeles Washington, explored Olympic National Park then headed down the Hood Canal. I talked my hubby into stopping at some of the fragrant lavender farms in the Sequim, Wa. area and I was one happy camper!
So now that we are home I have so much catching up to do. This week I made 3 new batches of soap, they need to cure for a month and then will be up on Etsy. My fav. is a spicy sweet concoction with some, clove, geranium, fennel, ylang ylang, and patchouli as a fixative. In case some of you are wondering, fixatives reduce the tendency of a scent vaporizing, and make it last longer.
Check out our Etsy Organic Blog at: http://etsyorganicteam.blogspot.com/ and the etsyorganicteam on flickr. The membership has grown to 51 members strong.
If anyone has any suggestions for a name for the soap I described please respond below. Blessings
Thursday, July 10, 2008
This is our very first review and we are looking forward to many more.
My business partner and I spent the morning in the mountains
collecting herbs to use in our products. We are lucky to be neighbors
and live in the beautiful Cascade-Siskiyou Mountains of
Southern Oregon. It was a relaxing time and we
were able to discuss our goals and future plans for our business.
We need to take time and do that more often, but with four Growers Markets a
week and our Etsy site we are very busy but it is a lot of fun.
We would love to hear from you.