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Customer Appreciation Weekend!

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It's our Customer Appreciation Weekend Sale. Save 15% off your order this weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday March 15-17 Only so don't forget. Sale Ends March 17th Midnight EST.

Coupon Code "1CUSTOMER" Only valid at our The Craft Star online shop  Click here


We have a few nice soaps just listed


New Caribbean Island Soap. A wonderful blend of fruits from the Caribbean. A great fragrance for the upcoming Spring and Summer months.  Caribbean Island is a blend of mixed berries and bananas. tart green apples, cantaloupe, and honeydew melon and a hint of coconut. Blended together to create this exotic tropical scent. Also vegan friendly

New Jasmine Citrus. A unique blend of Jasmine with a hint of Lemon and Lime. Great fragrance for the Spring and Summer. It has added sea salt and oatmeal to compliment the soap with a light exfoliant. This bar is slightly larger than our other bars


Rosemary and Thyme Soap This soap was made using the cold process soap making metho…

New Item!

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This new serum is specifically formulated to help reduce darkness under the eye. Palmitoyl Oligopeptide and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3 has properties which reinforces firmness and tone around the eye area. Chrysin and N-hydroxysuccinimide promotes the elimination of blood originating pigments from under the eyes. These blood pigments are responsible for the dark circle colors. This also includes peptides, which helps tighten the skin.

This comes in a 1oz size bottle with treatment pump. It will be unscented.

One bottle can last up to 6 weeks if used 2 twice a day. One small pea size pump of the gel around the eyes in the morning and night. Results may vary from person to person and it can take up to 2-3 months depending on how much darkness around the eye area. Avoid getting into your eyes.Great for both men and women to use. I have used it now for about a week and I already see a difference.

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Thanks for stopping by
Michelle

What Causes Dry Skin

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What Causes Dry Skin


Several factors influence dry skin. It is more common in the elderly where, despite adequate water content of the skin, there are diminished oily secretions. Using harsh, alkaline soaps and soaking too long and too often in very hot baths can do it.

.You can buy the best and most expensive handmade bar of soap and still have dry skin. Did you know that  bar soap and hard water =really dry skin This is all due to hard water. This is what creates "soap scum".  Hard water does not go well with soap. Hard water contains  calcium or magnesium ions, which react with the fatty acid component of soap to give what are technically called lime soaps:

Overheated homes with low humidity, as well as air-conditioning (which also lowers the relative humidity), likewise contribute to dry skin. Other factors include too much sunbathing, overexposure to wind and cold, fuzzy and woolen clothing, towels and sheets that you may have laundered in harsh detergents but…