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Sensitive Skin? These Soaps May Be the Solution

Sensitive Skin? These Soaps May Be the Solution

These days, people are being more careful about what they’re putting in their bodies, favoring natural, organic foods over processed ones; however, the same standard should apply for what you put on your body, too. Of course, for those individuals with particularly sensitive skin — from skin conditions like rosacea to general redness or rash and acne-prone skin — determining the best skincare products can pose more of a challenge.

But with all of the body and skincare products on the market today, finding the right fit can be even tougher. From scented body washes to shaving gels to bath bubbles and everything in between, most store-bought products contain harsh chemicals that can further irritate sensitive skin, even if the products claim to be gentle or therapeutic.

However, Plantlife soaps, which are made using only natural, organic ingredients and pure essential oils, are perfect for even the most sensitive skin. Starting with raw oils such as olive and coconut, we use a special “cold processing” method to produce a bar full of nutrients for the skin. Our soaps contain glycerin to lock in moisture for the driest skin — in addition, we “scent” using pure essential oils to gain all the added benefits of the essential oils. And with so many varieties, there truly is a bar for everyone!

Argan Skin BarFor example, our Argan Skin Bar [1] nourishes and protects both the face and body with a rush of hydration. Argan oil is often referred to as a “miracle oil” for its anti-aging benefits (a result of fatty acids and essential vitamins it contains).

 

 

Black Soap with Activated CharcoalOr, if you are looking to detoxify your skin, our Black Soap [2] remove impurities with activated charcoal while gently exfoliating — all without any harsh chemicals. Ingredients such as lavender essential oil are calming to the skin.

 

 

Chamomile Aromatherapy Bar soapPerfect for the most sensitive skin, our Chamomile Aromatherapy Herbal Soap [3] promotes peacefulness and serenity in the bath. Naturally anti-inflammatory, chamomile soothes and calms while added ingredients like lavender and ylang ylang essential oils help soothe dry, irritated skin.

 

 

Rosemary Tea Tree Bar SoapIf your first priority is cleanliness, Rosemary Tea Tree Soap [4] is renown for its ability to kill bacteria (including viruses and fungi) — but still gentle enough for sensitive skin. With its fresh, invigorating scent, this soap is the perfect way to start or end your day.

 

 

Just as you should strive to feed your body only the most healthy foods, it’s essential to nourish your skin with only the most natural products — especially if your skin is naturally sensitive. Plantlife soaps are the perfect way to care for your body, mind, and spirit. Follow up a shower with Plantlife’s Body Oil to keep you skin ultra-soft!

 

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Pumpkin Spice is Nice!

Pumpkin Spice is Nice!

Fall is officially here and as such, we welcome in our new Pumpkin Spice Aromatherapy Herbal soap. It’s a delightfully spicy soap with a scent that will pick you up in a big bear hug of comforting warmth. If you were searching for a signature aroma for Fall, this is it. Made with rich plant oils, essential oils, and fresh spices, this natural aromatherapy soap provides all the nutrients the skin craves, leaving your skin feeling clean and smelling delicious!

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(NEW!) Skin Bars: For Face and Body

(NEW!) Skin Bars: For Face and Body

Promote healthy skin with our new face and body soaps: Skin Bars! Now available on our website in three different types: Argan, Apricot Oatmeal, and Jojoba Rosehip! Made with rich plant oils and essential oils, these soaps are packed full of the antioxidants and vitamins that your skin needs (and craves!) to stay healthy and beautiful. Wondering what these soaps do for your skin? Here’s a quick breakdown of why these soaps will help moisturize, renew, and keep your skin healthy!

 

ARGAN

Argan Skin BarPerhaps you have heard about the amazing oil that is Argan! Often referred to as “Nature’s miracle oil,” Argan is abundant in essential vitamins, fatty acids, and natural antioxidants necessary for the skin’s health. Our Argan Skin Bar harnesses Argan’s natural power to aid in reducing fine lines, smooth rough skin, and increase collagen while protecting, softening, and revitalizing skin’s elasticity. Combined with essential oils and other nutrient rich oils such as coconut and olive, this incredible soap produces a soft and thick lather with a light, refreshing citrus aroma.

Don’t know about Argan? Watch this video to learn more about the miracle oil!

 

 

 

APRICOT OATMEAL

Apricot Oatmeal Skin BarFor this soap, we’ve combined finely ground oatmeal to exfoliate and sooth problem skin with Apricot Kernal oil that is rich in essential vitamins, fatty acids and natural antioxidants to improve overall complexion, restore a normal pH balance, and promote cell regeneration. For an added boost, we’ve infused the Apricot Oatmeal Skin Bar with carrot oil (which is full of antioxidants and vitamins) to aid in removing toxins, sooth dry and problem skin, protect against free radicals, and help skin look refreshed! A light aroma and a creamy lather make this a powerful soap for any skin!

 

JOJOBA ROSEHIP

Jojoba Rosehip Skin BarWe could write pages and pages about the many (MANY) benefits of Jojoba and Rosehip oils. Jojoba oil closely resembles our skin’s own sebum, making it easily absorbed and helps keep skin supple, resilient and smooth. Jojoba contains tons of essential vitamins, fatty acids, and antioxidants that promote, restore, and maintain healthy and vibrant skin. Rosehip oil is added into the formula because it is a wonderful hydrator and easily penetrates dry or damaged skin to help it absorb all the vitamins and antioxidants it contains. Both this oils combine in the luxurious Jojoba Rosehip Skin Bar to make it ultra-moisturizing with a thick, silky lather and a light floral aroma.

 

 

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Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

Father'sDay2013_BlogPicWith Father’s day coming up soon, have you thought about how to spoil your dad? Stuck on what to get him that perfectly encapsulates your thanks? Look no further! We have put together a special gift that will make any man in your life happy! The Father’s Day 4 Pack is a gift set of 4 soaps (Sandalwood, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, and Comfrey Root) with aromas perfect for men. You may be asking why these soaps? Let’s talk a little more about why whomever you are buying for this Father’s Day will love the Father’s Day 4 Pack!

Sandalwood is a distinct woody and bright aroma, used in many men’s colognes on the market today. Not only does this soap have a long lasting aroma that lingers on the body after a shower, Sandalwood is also a great soap for skin and can help improve overall appearance by gentle exfoliation.

After a hard day at work or the gym or maybe he just needs a little boost to wake up in the morning, Peppermint is a refreshing soap that creates a cooling and tingly feeling all over. The cooling sensation created by Peppermint helps soothe muscles and enhance alertness and memory.

The natural properties of Eucalyptus make this soap wonderful for preventing body odor as it is a natural deodorizer. The camphorous aroma also helps as a decongestant and can assist in repelling insects.

Comfrey Root has been used for ages by Indians as it has naturally healing  properties. With Aloe added, Comfrey Root makes a wonderful soap with a perfect lather for shaving. The aroma is light and does not overpower when applied on the face.

 

The Father’s Day 4 Pack is available now for a limited time on our website, www.plantlife.net. Have any questions or comments? Let us know by commenting below. To all fathers, grandpas, new dads and future dads, Plantlife wishes you a very Happy Father’s Day!

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Plantlife Holiday Gift Giving Guide – Top Ten Picks for 2012

Plantlife Holiday Gift Giving Guide – Top Ten Picks for 2012

Not sure what to give the host of next weekend’s holiday party? Did you pick the hardest to shop for person for Secret Santa? Or maybe you’re confused about what to get for the in laws? Tis’ the season to give, naturally! We have ten suggestions that will fit anyone on your list and have them saying ahhhhh…romatherapy!

 

 

10. Soap Grains In a Soap Sack

Aromatherapy soap grains in this all natural, exfoliating soap sack is our top pick to fit any sort of gift giving situation this holiday season! Use in the shower for a whole new type of clean, just make sure to hang to dry when done to get the most out of this long lasting present. Soap grains come in several aromas: Cassia Clove, Vanilla Orange, Patchouli, or Lemongrass. Finished with the grains? The soap sack also fits a regular sized bar of Plantlife soap. At $2.95, you can’t really go wrong with this gift!

 

9. Animal Mitts

Does your shopping list include kids? Or maybe the kids at heart? Plantlife Animal Mitts are fun (and soft!) for every age. The cute creatures make bath time happy and clean using natural fibers to gently wash away dirt. Animal mitts come in Cow, Frog, Monkey, Panda, and Puppy. Each mitt is priced at $6.00, a great value! If you like the animal mitts, we also recommend checking out the animal ramies.

 

8. Holiday Essential Oil Blend

Who doesn’t love the smell of Christmas time? Well now it comes in a bottle! Blending Cinnamon, Orange, Clove, and a few other aromas, Holiday Essential Oil Blend is perfect for creating that Christmas scent all year round. This gift is great for people who love essential oils or who are looking for natural ways to scent their home. Can be used in a variety of ways, such as in diffusers, drawer fresheners, or scent your own products. At $9.40 for a bottle, it’s a great deal.

 

7. Cassia Clove or Peppermint Aromatherapy Herbal Soap

Plantlife aromatherapy bar soap is a tried and true favorite, perfect for the hard to shop for person. They’ll love your gift even before they open it as a hint of quality ingredients can be smelled through the wrapping. To keep with the holiday theme, we recommend our Cassia Clove or Peppermint aromas for this time of year. Cassia Clove is a warm, comforting blend of Cassia, Cinnamon, and ground clove while Peppermint is refreshing, cooling, and invigorating. Only $5.95 a bar! If you don’t like Cassia Clove or Peppermint, we also recommend Oatmeal Almond.

 

6. Holiday Candles 3 Pack

Another great gift for anyone on your list is the Holiday Candles 3 Pack. Plantlife Aromatherapy candles are made with pure essential oils and plant based waxes. They burn cleaner than other soy based candles and provide a wonderful smell. The holiday candles come in three aromas: Mountain Pine, Vanilla Peppermint, and Orange Spice packaged in a festive holiday box. A perfect ready to go gift for $22.95!

 

5. Basic Sampler Set

Know someone who loves essential oils or is just beginning? This is the perfect set to get them! The Basic Sampler Set includes our top 6 selling essential oils in an eco-friendly, recyclable box. Each bottle is 10ml and is filled with 100% pure, therapeutic grade essential oil. Essential oils can be used in many ways and each has their own unique aroma and benefits. Not sure how to use essential oils? Check out the Natural Recipes section of the blog! Get it now for only $43.00.

 

4. Herbal Lip Balms

Herbal Lip Balm is one of the first products Plantlife sold. Since its creation, herbal lip balm has been a hit, and it will be a hit for anyone on your list as well! We recommend it as a stocking stuffer or just a little thinking of you during the holidays gift. We also recommend trying the Herb-P and the Peppymint flavors! Lip balms start at $2.50.

 

3. Body Wash and Lotion Combo Set – Vanilla Orange

The all natural Body Wash and Lotion Combo Set is perfect for anyone who loves to be clean but doesn’t like bar soap and wants beautiful, moisturized skin! The body wash is SLS, chemical, and preservative free, safe for all ages and skin types. Paired with the body wash is a non-greasy lotion made with all natural ingredients that’ll leave your skin lightly scented. Included in the set is a Hemp and Bamboo hand scrubber that creates the perfect, gentle exfoliation and is also made from all natural fibers. The elastic band on the back is a fit for any hand. We recommend Vanilla Orange as it is one of our favorites, but the set also comes in Lemongrass or Lavender for only $26.35.

 

2. Sore Muscle Spa Therapy Kit

This kit is something special for someone special! If you aren’t sure what to choose and want to get a gift that has some variety, the Spa Therapy Kits are for you. Our favorite is the Sore Muscle Spa Therapy Kit which includes one 3 oz Sore Muscle therapeutic mineral bath salt, one 4 oz Sore Muscle massage oil, exfoliating hand scrubber and a Peppermint aromatherapy herbal soap. Makes an amazing gift for $18.60!

 

1. Foam Soap Value Set – Lemongrass

Our final favorite and number one recommended gift is the Foam Soap Value Set in Lemongrass. The crisp, clean aroma of lemongrass is an instant favorite, our top seller, and works for kitchen, bathroom, or really anywhere. The foam soap is thick enough to use for shaving, safe enough to wash your fruits and vegetables, gentle enough for all ages, skin types, and so versatile that you can also use it as an all-natural dog shampoo! The set includes one ready to use 8 oz foam soap pump and a 16 oz refill all for $18.15! Our favorite aroma is Lemongrass, but the set can also be purchased in all our other foam soap aromas as well.

 

Did we miss your favorite product on the list? Leave us a comment with what you think should be added and why!

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What to do with Soap Grains

What to do with Soap Grains

 

Are you wondering what to do with soap grains or how to use them? Wonder no more! Here are a few recipes for how to get the most out of soap grains! If you would like to buy soap grains, check out our website at www.plantlife.net.

 

What are soap grains and why would I want to use them?

Soap Grains are chopped up pieces of soap, typically the odds and ends after cutting that are too small to use for anything else. The soap is perfect to use, but unable to sold as a bar or sample because of its size. We hate wasting stuff or throwing things away, so we turned it into something you can use!

Why use soap grains when you can just use a bar of soap? Well, there’s a variety of ways you can use soap grains other than just as plain soap! Here are some fun recipes to try with your soap grains.

Recipes

Ramie Soap Sack

1 Ramie Soap Sack
5-6oz of Soap Grains

One of the most obvious ways to use soap grains is using them with a ramie soap sack. Add grains into soap sack, close, and then wet and wash as you normally would. The soap sack provides great exfoliation for your skin.

 

Drawer Scenter or Potpourri

1 bag of some sort or container that lets the aroma out (you can use a Ramie Soap Sack)
Soap Grains

Fill bag or container with your choice of scent soap grains. (We recommend Cassia! It’s a strong smell that is warm and comforting.)  Place bag or container in drawer, shelf, bowl, or wherever you choose. Soap grains will give off a wonderful aroma! The smell will last for months as well.

 

Melt and Pour Your Own Soap

Soap Grains
Microwave
Microwave Safe Glass Measuring Cup or Container
Any Shape Mold for the Soap
(Additives if you want)

You may want to make more or less melted soap, so this recipe won’t give any measurements. Melt soap in microwave-safe container in microwave until melted (you can also do this on the stove, but make sure to keep a careful eye on the soap and make sure it doesn’t burn!). Depending on how much soap you are making, the microwave time varies. For 8oz of soap it takes about 30 seconds to 1 minute to melt thoroughly. Watch soap carefully as you do not want to burn the soap. Please use caution, as soap will be hot. Take container out of microwave and stir, making sure there are no lumps. If there are lumps, put it back in the microwave for a few more seconds. Mix in any additives you may want, such as color or essential oils. Pour into the mold you have chosen. Wait until hard to remove the soap. If soap is hard to remove from mold, try placing in the freezer for a little bit.

Extra Ideas for Making Your Own Bar

You can just melt and pour your own bar from the soap grains but there are other things you can do to customize your own bar soap. Be creative! Picking a good mold can be the first step, such as one with bumps on the bottom for a massaging soap or even just interesting shapes. You can try adding coloring to make the soap different colors (color may vary as soap is not clear). Soap coloring can be found at your local craft store. You can also add to the scent by adding a few drops of essential oils to the melted soap. If you want to make your soap exfoliating, try adding ground oatmeal or grinding up almonds or seeds. Other interesting things to add would be dried leaves or dried flowers like basil, eucalyptus, or lavender. You can crush the leaves and mix them into the melt soap, or add to the bottom and pour the soap on top of it making a layer of leaves or flowers. These also make great homemade gifts!

 

Foam Soap

3/4 cup Soap Grains
8oz of Distilled Water
Airtight Container
Foam Soap Container/Pump (such as the Plantlife Foam Soap Pump)

Add 3/4 cup of soap grains and 8oz of distilled water into airtight container. Let sit overnight. Shake the mixture to see if all grains have dissolved. If grains have not dissolved, stir, and let sit for a while longer. Pour into Foam Soap container/pump when ready. Use as normal! Aroma will not be as strong as our regular foam soap, but foam will still be just about as thick as our regular foam soap. If you think the foam is not thick enough, add more grains. If you want the scent to be stronger, add a few drops of essential oil and mix (add only a few drops at a time as scent may be overpowering or too harsh on skin if you add too much essential oil). Shake before each use for best results.

 

Soap Clay or Putty

Soap Grains
Blender

Add soap grains to the blender and blend until very fine. Shape, mold, sculpt or do whatever you want with it! Let the kids play with it! Makes a great clay or putty similar to playdoh. Easy clean up, smells great, and does not stain.

 

Do you use soap grains? Have another great idea on how to use them? Let us know by leaving a comment!
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Samples, Samples and More Samples!

Samples, Samples and More Samples!

 

Now you can try the Plantlife product you’ve had your eye on without committing to the full-sized price!

Many of our fabulously natural products are now available at www.plantlife.net for just $1.25 cents each!  What more could you ask for?   .6oz sample sizes  in Massage Oils, Lotions and Body Oils as well as 1oz soap bars are ready and waiting for you!  Add a few to your next order or, purchase some for party favors or gifts!

 

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