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Sodium Laureth Sulfate VS Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate

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There is great confusion about Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacteate. I am being asked a lot about using SLS. SLS is Sodium Laureth Sulfate which I do not use. People seem to want to avoid this ingredient as there has been rumors of it causing cancer. Well if you look on any shampoo, body wash or any product you currently have in you bathroom you will see sodium laureth sulfate. This ingredient is very difficult to avoid unless everything you use is organic or made from organic ingredients.

SLS means different things depending on the person. There are several different ingredients that are said to SLS are very different.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate is derived from coconut and palm oils; a safe skin friendly surfactant (foaming agent) for both skin and hair. This mild plant derived surfactant creates a rich, luxurious lather that effectively removes suface oil, dirt and bacteria, without stripping or drying sensitive skin. Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate is also hydrophillic, …

New Glycerin Soaps

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I have noticed that I don't much glycerin soap in my shop so I thought I created a few. One of my new glycerin soaps are the famous LoveSpell glycerin soap. This has a great lather and smells great.



This one is one of my customers favorite scent and I love it too. This is a lovely scent for the spring and summer months. This has a refreshing scent that will leave you feeling wonderful after a nice shower. This also has a lovely rich lather and will last a long time as both of these bars are 4 oz size bars.

Bubbling Bath Bombs

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Yes they are back! I have been asked many time from customers to bring these back and now I have decided to do so. For those who don't know about these, well these are my bubbling bath bombs. The really create a foaming and bubbling action when these babies are dropped in the bath. I have a few custom bath bombs with natural herbs such as rose petals, peppermint leaves and natural ground oatmeal. The other bombs you can customize to your liking with my available scents. These are just great and love them. I stopped making them as they took a long time to make but I have made these in bulk so they wont suck up all my time making them. They will be sealed in a shrink wrapping to preserve the scent. These are available at my shop on Etsy

New Etsy Seller

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From time to time I will be featuring some fantastic sellers. I can appreciate good quality work and so should you. I love creative people and would love to let them have a day in the spot light.

I would like to introduce a new seller to Etsy. The name of the shop is called Lovin Bijou. She makes some of the most beautiful handmade bags. I recently talked with Lovinbijou in a chat room at Etsy she is such a lovely person. I just had to take a look at some of her beautiful handcrafted bags and I was amazed by the wonderful bright colors. I welcome Lovin Bijou to Etsy and hope that she enjoys her time there. Cheers to you!

Here are a few of what she has in her shop at Etsy.




So if you love good quality handmade bags, stop on over to
LovinBijou
I aquired permission from the seller to display her pictures and to advertise her handbags and promote her new Etsy shop.

Homemade Skin and Body Care recipes

I have tried some of these homemade recipes myself and you can do these yourself as well.


Avocado & Carrot Mask

This mask combines avocados, which are rich in Vitamin E, with carrots, which are high in beta-carotene and antioxidants, and cream, which is high in calcium and protein. These ingredients will rebuild skin collagen, improve tone and texture, and fade age spots.1 avocado, mashed1 carrot, cooked and mashed1/2 cup heavy cream1 egg, beaten3 tablespoons honeyCombine all ingredients in a bowl until smooth. Spread gently over your face and neck, and leave in place 10-15 minutes. Rinse with cool water and follow with your favorite toner.



Banana Facial Mask

1 ripe ripe Banana1 T Honey1/2 teaspoon Jojoba oil1 T Yogurt1 egg white1 T Kaolin (white) clay In a small mixing bowl, whis…

Tips for the Body and Hair

I myself have tried some of these and they actually do work. I thought these were great tips to use.

Yes eggs
Lightly beat two eggs mixed with some milk and run throughout your hair. Leave on for 5 minutes, rinse and you'll see a shine instantly. The same can be done for your dog once a month, except just put an egg over their food. Also mayo is great as a cholesterol treatment on the hair. It may seem messy but the outcome is terrific

Aspirin for Dandruff
No problem, dissolve 2 aspirins in your dandruff shampoo and watch how it clears up. Use a good moisturizing conditioner afterward.

Hair Cocktail
Splash a little vodka in your shampoo if you have thick or product-build-up hair. Don't use on a regular basis.

Hair Static
This isn't meant to be funny. Use static guard. Use about 7 inches from your hair lightly. Don't over do it.

Greasy Hair
Powder. Most come in hundreds of fragrances, brands, and unscented selections. Put a little at the root of your hair before straying.…

HOT NEW ITEMS

Sparkle Glycerin Soap Squares and BathTime Soap Jelly

These are adorable glitter glycerin soaps. These are fun soaps for anyone to use. Kids and adults will have a blast with these fun soaps. These can be scented to your favorite scent. Thats the fun part of these as you can get them them way you like them and the colors are very bright and vibrant. Great as guest soaps or for the kids to use in their bathroom at bathtime. Available now Pegasus Handmade Soaps

Another cool item is the Bathtime Soap Jelly. This soap has a gelatine texture. Firm but not hard and you will be able to scoop a small about out of the jar and have fun with it. Plus you will get this lovely mason jar that can be used for all kinds of stuff. You can have these scented to your favorite scent and will last a good long time. It lathers well with a color sponge that will come with this jelly. This should be kept in the fridge or in a cool place to be kept firm. Before each use you may want to take it out 10 minutes…