Saturday, December 6, 2008

Good Evening

Rich in natural skin conditioning plant oils, this heavenly bar just spills with vitamins and antioxidants useful in the fight against fine lines and aging.

Naturally high in gamma-linoleic acid (GLA), cold pressed evening primrose oil works very well in the ease of skin irritations, promoting healthy cell function and hydration of the skin. Valued for its antioxidant content, the seed oil fights damage from oxidation of skin tissue. Evening primrose oil helps with dry or scaly skin, aiding suppleness and moisturizing soothe, offering relief to many skin troubles.

With organic jojoba oil, known for its for extra moisturizing calm, avocado oil chosen for its vitamin rich nourishment, and a wonderfully scented blend of anti-aging essential oils including carrot seed, ylang, and West Indian sandalwood, this bar is spilling with luxury to the extreme.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Simple Carrot Face Mask

For too many months to count now, I've been meaning to add some simple kitchen cupboard beauty treats to the "Home Spa Recipes" section of the Reading Room. Today, I finally got around to going through my folder, and writing up a few of my favorites.

With the weather playing havoc on the face these winter months, I thought I'd kick off with a simple but effective real carrot face mask specially for dry skin.

High in beta-carotene, carrots have wonderful natural antioxidant benefits, known to help with tissue repair, cell regeneration, fine lines, and aging. The vitamin A from carrot juice is reportedly higher than that of any other fruit juice. Honey is gentle to the skin. It attracts and holds on to moisture, making it a natural humectant. Warming the honey first helps to make it easier to work with.

Simple Carrot Face Mask

You will need:
1 or 2 carrots
2 - 4 tablespoons honey

How to:
Cook the carrots in a little water, then mash with a fork and mix in the honey. Apply the paste gently to the face, avoiding the eye area. Leave on for about ten minutes. Wipe away with warm damp face cloth.

Notes: Always test for allergies first. Be sure to throw away any unused mask, as it is not preserved.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Hip Hip Hooray!!!

Every month I get to enjoy giving away a free product with every order. Never a mystery and always full size, the order box freebie for the month of December is the Artisan Sampler Pack. Check out the freebie page to see what else can be free inside your order box this month.

And there's a sale going on at The Manor. 15% off your order, all week long. Just enter the coupon code 3CHEERS at checkout to receive 15% off your order. (Note: Coupon does not apply to Sample Sizes, and all already discounted items, including Mischief Makers, Monthly Specials and Multibuys.)

Finally, to help your Holiday shopping dollar go further during the month of December, all orders will receive free shipping. Any weight, to anywhere nationally by Priority Mail. No coupon needed, our cart will apply the free shipping for you.

I'd say that's a lot to cheer about. Hip Hip Hooray!!!