So is everyone sick of the rain? Can you believe it? This is not Seattle rain which generally does not require the use of an umbrella. We boast that life goes on in the rain, that the kids have recess, we go about our lives in this misty climate. This brings to mind words like "deluge", "downpour" and "squall"! No skipping through the raindrops with this stuff - you are wet to the bones if you don't have head to foot rain gear! One can only hope that Spring will be here soon, and console ourselves that, as many customers have commented "At least it's not snow."
Hopefully we've seen the end of snow for this year, and it is time to look toward Spring! We've been busy ordering lots of new clothing, jewelry, scarves and purses for Spring, as well as more Whiskey Stones, which we'd run out of, colorful glass tealight holders, new aprons for the hostess with the most-ess, delightful potholders for either host or hostess, and much, much more! It's such a nice time of year to bring some fresh color to your life, be it candles, pretty soap, a new purse and scarf.
This is also the time of year to invest in your skin so it will be moisturized and smooth when the time comes to let our toes out of the boots and our legs and arms out from under the layers of clothing. Apply moisturizing lotions right after bathing to seal moisture into the skin and bring it back to its glowing healthy self!
We have some fabulous choices for moisturizing: Zents products are fabulously scented, made with the highest quality ingredients and are luxurious to use. Their lotion penetrates immediately to below the surface of your skin, improving appearance and feel, including cuticles and rough heels, and comes in ten wonderful, complex scents. Their soap, made with shea butter is moisturizing enough to use as shaving soap, and the body wash, as well, leaves your skin soft after use. For very dry patches, try the concreta, another shea butter based product, that is heavily scented enough to be used as a solid perfume! All these are available through our web store, too.
If you prefer a lotion that stays on the top layer of your skin and leaves it feeling very silky, try Seattle made Sweet Petula lotions. These milky white lotions come in four fragrances, each having a balanced blend of citrus and floral notes. Their soap is a great addition, very handsomely packaged, and paired with the square bath salt tablets make a delightful gift!
And last, but not least, is Olivina hand cream in a handy 2.5 oz. tube. Their fragrances are very "green" - olive, meyer lemon, and the new favorite, honeysuckle rose. Not being a fan of rose scent, I was worried about this one, but it is wonderful. We stock bubble bath in that scent as well as soap - it is so feminine and romantic. (See a selection on our online catalog). Again, a lovely gift for someone dear, or yourself. Because there is something so basic, so nurturing about caring for your skin!