Saturday, June 28, 2008

Summer Scrub Down Contest

If you like the idea of winning free Manor Hall goodies, take yourself on over to the Tree Hugging Family site. Tree Hugging Family is a cool green lifestyle blog for the whole family. Jennifer and Peggy over there are running a great contest giveaway of four Manor Hall gift packs. And entering is easy. All you have to do is click this link, read the post carefully, and just mention your favorite Manor Hall product in the post's comments field. That's it!

Please note: This competition is happening on Tree Hugging Family and not the Manor Hall Soap Blog. Commenting on this post right here will not enter you into the competition. You must go there in order to enter.

Good luck!!!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Stop the Junk

I've just put a smile on my face that will probably last all weekend long.

For years I've been fed up of the junk mail I have to sift through almost every time the postman delivers. Today I took some action with a little click of the mouse. It was truly exhilarating... not to mention empowering.

Try it, and see if you don't chuckle as you click away (some of) the junk: National Do Not Mail List

Friday, June 20, 2008

Love Those Locks

The heat of the summer sun always plays havoc with hair. Help keep your lovely locks from over-drying by massaging your shampoo into the scalp, and letting the water rinse the lather through and over the rest of the hair.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Facial Cleansing with Oil

Clear skin is something we all strive to attain. Blemishes, pimples, and blackheads etc, all knock the confidence in the best of us when they appear. Many skin care products on the market today leave the skin stripped of its natural oil. In response to this, the body signals production of more oil. It's an over compensation and is very often the reason behind clear skin troubles.

When the problem seems to be oily skin, the last thing you'd consider bringing into the equation is more oil. But, when considering your cleansing routine, it's useful to know that oil dissolves oil. As it soaks into the skin, it is carried deep into the pores, drawing dust and grime to the surface where it can be wiped away cleanly. The essential fatty acids found in plant oils also help to restore the balance of the skin's natural moisture.

For many, cleansing this way is found to be more preferable and effective than using alcohols and synthetics to strip the skin of oil. Regular cleansing with natural oil is helpful with fine lines, delivering a welcome moisturization. It leaves the skin feeling incredibly soft, offering a natural healthy radiance.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Tea Tree Essential Oil

Australian Aborigines have used tea tree oil for hundreds of years. It was given its name by Captain Cook back in the 18th century when he first visited Australia. The tree, or shrub, has leaves that are like the needles of the cypress, and the aborigines would crush these to inhale, or soak them for an infusion.

Distilled from the leaves and twigs, tea tree oil has many beneficial properties. It is one of the few essential oils that can be used on the skin without dilution. Its smell is clean, medicinal, and particularly distinct.

Antiseptic, antifungal and antiviral, tea tree oil is very efficient with acne, blackheads, pimples etc. It is also very useful in cases of athletes foot, ringworm, and other similar fungal conditions. Tea tree oil is also a great deodorizer, clearing air, and disinfecting impurities.

Monday, June 2, 2008

This Month's Freebie

Every month I get to enjoy giving away a free bar of soap with every order, and this month is a special one. Never a mystery and always full size, the order box freebie for the month of June is a bar of Almost Sunset. Check out the freebie page to see what else can be free inside your order box this month.

The monthly newsletter goes out tonight, and the newsletter crowd are eagerly awaiting their coupon code. Sign up for the newsletter here to get your coupon code.