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Friday, May 29, 2015



Pegasus Soaps

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Best Way To Take Care Of Your Soap




Now that you have purchased your new soap, how are you going to take care of your new soaps. Well our handmade soaps are in their natural state. I do not add any preservatives or synthetic hardeners.  When our loafs is cut into bars, they are placed on a drying rack for a minimum of 4-6 weeks.  During this time they are going through the "drying" stage to harden the bar.  If you use your soap with special care, they will live a long life and serve you well.



Here are some tips:

1. Keep your handmade soaps from drowning in the pool of water.

2 Always use a soap dish that drains your soaps very well. ( I use a steel or wooden soap dish 

that is vented for good drainage between soaps)

3. Give your handmade soap plenty of air between uses.

4. Using a color bath of natural loofa will extend the life of your soaps

5. You can use up every last sliver of your soap by using a soap sock or bag

6. Store your unsued soap in a dry cool place such as a linen closet or lingerie drawer

And last but not least, please enjoy your handmade soaps and if you ever run out of soap, you know where to find us.

www.pegasussoaps.com
www.pegasussoaps.etsy.com
www.pegasussoaps.thecraftstar.com



Thanks you for stopping by
Michelle


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Benefits Of Butters & Oils In Skincare





Beauty and skincare go hand in hand. The skin on your face, especially around the eyes, is incredibly delicate. It is important to nurture this sensitive skin with specialty products designed for these unique areas. Consider including our handmade facial care products such as our mineral masks, cleansing washes, creams and other great butters for your skin care needs.

 Butters helps aid in soothing skin irritations. The emollient and moisturizing properties of some butters can be effective in soothing and combating dry and flaking skin. Butters are incorporated our  skincare line, such as lotions and creams as well as balms. We blend them into our lip care recipes and create products to combat chapped, dry lips. Natural butters such as Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter pair well with various oils to create moisturizing soaps.. Here are some popular butters that we incorporate in our facial, skincare and soaps, collections:

Most Used Shea Butter- Shea Butter has shown to be a superb moisturizer, with exceptional healing properties for the skin. Vitamin A in Shea Butter is important for improving a number of skins conditions, including blemishes wrinkles, eczema, and dermatitis. Additionally, Premium Shea Butter cream has properties to treat skin allergies, insect bites, sunburns, frostbites, and a number of other conditions of the skin. Shea Butter’s unparalleled moisturizing property is due to several natural moisturizers present in the cream.

Cocoa Butter - Great for combating dry skin. The smooth texture and sweet fragrance make it the perfect ingredient for cosmetic or skincare products. Although cocoa butter is great for dry to combination skin, its emollient properties may not be the best for oily skin types.

Jojoba Butter - Soft butter that is thought to aid in the treatment of eczema and psoriasis. Blend into lotions and balms. 

Kokum Butter - Considered to be a healing agent for skin irritations. This butter can be incorporated into acne products and skin tonics. Great  for all skin types. 

Mango Butter- Effectively treats dry skin.  Heals skin rash.  Heals skin peeling, after tanning.  Clears blemishes and wrinkles.  Relieves itching skin.  Heals sunburn.  Shaving cream for a smooth shave.  Treats small skin wounds and skin cracks.  Moisturizes and smooths tough or rough skin.  Fights frost bite.  Prevents stretch marks during pregnancy.  Relieves insect bites.  Promotes healthy rejuvenated skin.  Heals muscle fatigue, aches and tension.  Relieves skin allergies such as poison ivy or poison oak.  Treats eczema and dermatitis.  Fights off fine lines and wrinkles

Sweet Almond Oil- naturally high in vitamins A, B1,B2,B6 

Olive Oil - full of antioxidants such as vitamins A and E, polyphenols, and phytosterols. These antioxidants help neutralize the free radicals that cause skin damage.

Coconut Oil - safe solution for preventing dryness and flaking of skin. It also delays wrinkles, and sagging of skin which normally become prominent with age. Coconut oil also helps in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitiseczema and other skin infections.

 Essential Oils 
pure essential oils can be extremely nourishing and balancing for the skin. Each essential oil has unique properties that could be beneficial to all ages and skin types. Several essential oils offer moisturizing benefits without the feeling of greasiness on the skin. These benefits along with antibacterial properties may be the perfect combination for those with acne prone skin types. For aging skin, various essential oils may aid in rejuvenating the skin and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. Essential oils can be a practical addition to your skincare formula. We incorporate them into your handmade skincare products such as facial soaps or facial moisturizers. Some essential oils in our skin care collections:

Tea Tree Oil - Thought to be beneficial for acne prone skin types. Its antibacterial properties keep sensitive skin clean by fighting acne-causing agents.

Orange Oil - Thought to help with acne and dermatitis while keeping a smooth and healthy complexion.  

Lavender Oil -inhibits the bacteria that cause the initial infection, helps to regulate some of the over-excretion of sebum by hormonal manipulation, and can reduce the signs of scarring after the acne has begun to heal. Adding a small amount of lavender essential oil to other skin creams or ointments can greatly increase the potential for relief and healing

Fragrant Facials - When buying skincare products, soap, or cosmetics - fragrance is always an important factor to our customers. Our facial and skincare products with butter and oils are formulated with essential oil and skin safe fragrances combinations that are subtle. Many prefer a mild scented product for their face and we only had a small amount of essential oils and fragrances to the facial line. While there are others that prefer a more fragrant scented lotion, body sprays and soaps. Some  of our customers may prefer unscented products, which we will accommodate with special request or make unscented items available to purchase. Many with sensitive skin may opt for a fragrance free option to avoid skin irritation. We encourage our customers to institute a daily regimen to nourish and moisturize their delicate facial skin We try to accommodate all of our customers needs by allowing them to select the type of  fragrance or essential oils they want vs selecting the choice given to them by having these items readily available to purchase.  We add your choice of fragrances and essential oils to your products at the time of your order to ensure quality fresh products at the time of your order and not shelf sitting items waiting to be bought.

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Michelle
Pegasus Soaps
Michelle