I make Seay Soaps by the sea shore... !!
I love the fact that I can go into my kitchen, pull out a vat of coconut oil, a container of lye, various other oils and herbs, and put together a wonderful skin condiment that is healthy and heals my body! How FABULOUS is that!?
And since I can't make just one bar /round of soap... I sell the rest at the farmer's market locally and sometimes do a festival or two.
What my co-worker thinks when I say I am making
You are invited to use my soap... but I love it when you do!
But if you choose to use commercial "soap" - read the labels... if you can't say it without a speaking dictionary, I promise, your skin is not going to benefit from it!
I use only ingredients that I can say... and I can usually eat them too! My skin has never looked better and felt better! And I don't have too much of a problem with ticks, chiggers or mosquitoes! In the summer months, that is a big plus!
There are a bunch of soap makers out there, that make really good soap. Find one that resonates with you and your needs and get some real soap! I recommend that you make sure the soap maker uses essential oils and herbs for both scent and color. I feel like it kinda defeats the purpose when you buy a 'natural soap' and it has a fragrance oil in it... or it's bright blue!
What makes it blue?
What is the chemical compound that makes it smell like cucumber?
Just saying.... you really want a soap that is made with natural ingredients.
Summer is on the way and its definitely time to get your scrub on!
Here is a great recipe that you can do in your own kitchen! Scrub your legs and underarms and then shave... sooooo smooooth!
Brown Sugar Body Scrub
2/3 cup Brown Sugar, packed
1/3 – 1/2 cup almond oil or olive oil
1/2 tsp. of vitamin E, if you have the capsules, stick 3 or 4 with a needle and squeeze it in your mix
20 drops of your favorite essential oil
Mix it all together, and store in a glass jar use a spoon to gob some out when you are ready to shower.
I make and sell Seay Soaks too, but if you want to make your own, try this refreshing recipe!
Bath Spa Salts
Makes enough for 4 baths
1/2 cup Epson Salts
1 cup Sea Salts
2 peppermint tea bags, broken open and contents dumped into salt
2 teabags of chamomile, broken open and dumped into salt
If you have it: 10 drops of spearmint ESSENTIAL OIL
Mix together in a glass jar and let sit overnight.
Use about 1/2 cup in the tub for a detoxifying and relaxing soak.
Soak about 20 minutes and then rinse off in the shower.
And for a bit of easy skin care, you can add a cup of apple cider vinegar to your bath, and soak for 10 minutes to eliminate discomfort from sunburn.