Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Featured Product-Bath Bombs
I heard this too many times before "I don't take baths", "I don't have time for a bath"... Cannot agree more, we live in a busy world after all. But lets go couple of centuries back to understand this time tested method of relaxation and beautification. The term spa is associated with water treatment. It is often suggested that the word is an acronym of various Latin phrases such as "Salus Per Aquam” or "Sanitas Per Aquam" meaning "health through water". Greek mythology specified that certain natural springs or tidal pools were blessed by the gods to cure disease. Around these sacred pools, Greeks established bathing facilities for those desiring healing. But now, thanks to the advances of scientific research, we know that gods did not bless any streams with miracle powers, we know for fact that nutrients are drown-in through the skin directly into the blood stream (same principle is used in smoking cessation patch) where they help carry toxins away from the body through the lymph system. We can also experience first-hand the effects of natural butters and oils have on our skin. They make it more supple and smooth and they can relieve any dry skin discomforts. And lets not forget about mind rejuvenating effects of a warm bath ritual! Our adult lives are filled with many responsibilities that contribute to our stress levels. Stress has adverse effects on our mental and general health, it wears out our organs and overall immune system. This is where spa in your own bathroom with Marmalade Hills' Butter Creme Bath Bombs comes in! Our bath bombs, a.k.a bath fizzies, are made with fresh, natural and nourishing ingredients. They will spin, whirl and fizz in your tub infusing water with Coconut Milk, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, creamy Mango Butter and powerful antioxidant - Green Tea Extract. Our creamy Bath Bombs will leave your skin super soft and supple. Our highly fragranced and Essential Oil infused bath bombs will refresh your senses, uplift your spirits and fill your house with amazing aroma! You cannot be running around and multi-tasking forever, everybody needs a little "me" time to unwind and recharge. So shut that door, light up a candle, get your favorite glass of wine and/or a book, and immerge yourself in a warm bath infused with exotic butters, real silk fibers and creamy coconut milk. Do yourself a favor - relax, you deserve it. Psst, did I mentioned no lotion required after this special treat!
List of Beneficial Ingredients:
✓ Sodium Bicarbonate - As a natural acid neutralizer and softener soda has been widely used as bath soaks to sooth discomfort of sunburn and itch of poison ivy. It works great when you need to soak away your stress and with not much effort, make your skin feel like baby's patootie!
✓ Citric Acid is a weak organic acid that makes bath fizzies swirl in your bath tub and also softens the water making stay in your bath even more pleasant.
✓ Coconut Milk is a vegetable variation of lactic acid (milk acid) is an alpha hydroxy acid, a natural material that dissolves the glue that holds dead skin cells together. Milk can cleanse the skin down to its deepest layers without over-drying it.
✓ Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is expelled from raw coconut kernels. It is unbleached and not deodorized with slight aroma of pure coconuts and retained vitamins and nutrients.
✓ Mango Butter is obtained from the kernels of the mango fruit. Mango tree is a sacred tree for Hindus which has been cultivated in India for over 4000 years. Mango Butter is highly emolient, particularly rich in fatty acids and it lends protection against the sun. It is also said to prevent drying of the skin, formation of wrinkles. It reduces degeneration of skin cells and restores elasticity.
✓ Kaolin Clay is soft and gentle clay, it is also known as White Clay. Clay facials and body treatments are widely used in spas all over the world. I love them especially for their ability to detoxify, tone and deep cleanse our skin.
✓ Green Tea Extract is my other most favorite ingredient, besides Rose Hip Oil and Evening Primerose Oil. Green Tee Extract naturally contains the chemical ECGC - an antioxidant proven 200 times more powerful than Vitamin E. Green Tea also happens to be one of my favorite drinks!
✓ Fragrance or Essential Oils. Essential Oils have magical power to heal, uplift and invigorate. I am a true believer of powers of Essential Oils and aromatherapy. Since I'm dealing so much with Fragrances and Essential Oils now, I can assure you that never ever an opened bottle of Essential Oil seemed overwhelming or unpleasant. Every time I have used an Essential Oil infused product it made me want to breath in as deep as I can, it's like a breath of fresh air that you can never get enough of.
Till next time,