Friday, July 30, 2010

Confirmation is Awesome!

It's always awesome when something comes around to confirm to you that you did the right thing, made the right choice, took that right step. Today was one of those days!

About a month ago, with knees knocking, I humbly walked into a local organic market with product in hand. See this market had asked me over a year ago to bring my products in. They repeated told me how much they loved my products and that customers were asking for them. I had sold previously at their weekly farmer's market. But the idea of putting my products into a store that I had such high respect for sent me into a frenzy of fear and self sabatoge. Add to it that I was laid up for month from a very traumatic surgery. But the truth is that it was mostly the fear and self sabatoge. How could my products possibly "hold their own" and find favor amoung some of the areas most well respected organic icons?

Today I as I was labeling more soaps to take into this awesome store and thinking to myself, "what on earth are they going to do with more soap?" what should arrive in the mail? A check!! My first check from this store!! Imagine my shock. It was the last thing in the world that I was expecting! I was so overjoyed and still am. You see, it proves to me that folks in this area DO want my natural products. The ones that DON'T have scents like you find at Bath & Body Works. the ones that are a little bit more pricey due to the organic ingredients and high quality essential oils that go into them.

This have given me new strength, a new vision, to continue in the vien of a more natural product. What my heart has been screaming for all along. To work with more essential oils! I'm glad that I listen to my intuition and took that fearful step that day a month ago. Because confirmation can be awesome. But it can also be a wonderful beacon to light your way!

Blessed Be!
GW

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

HR 5786 - Hidden Agenda?

A dear friend brought my attention to a video he thought I might be interested in today. As I watched, I could not quite figure out just why he sent it, knowing where I stand on the use of toxic chemicals and the FDA's corruptive ways of getting products approved for use by humans. 

As I watched I was pretty much on the womans side about how bad and toxic the ingredients were and how corrupt the FDA was until the end of the video when she started plugging for HR 5786. I have to give kudos though. She does a great job FOR the feds and the FDA just by appearing to be against them. And the man does just as great job FOR the FDA by attempting to prove that none of the toxic chemical used in OTC cosmetics are dangerous at all.

If the average consumer, not educated in petro-chemicals, preservatives, emulsifiers, sulfides, etc. were to watch this video, they would be left SO completely confused that they mostly likely would go away from the stores not knowing what to do. Which is precicely the intent. To remove the focus from the really glaring negative points of HR 5786. Which can be found HERE.  What a nasty ugly campaign this is.

Last year the feds inacted a similar reading bill that attacked the small businesses that make toys and childrens clothing. Vurtually shutting down hundreds of small mom and pop businesses. Completely erradicating the only source of income for many. Adding even further to our already stressed ecomony.

We; the Cosmetic Formulators that you have come to know. Whose products you have come to love, postponed the the feds from enacting as similar bill that would do the same to us. Remove YOUR freedom to chose which kinds of cosmetics, soaps, lotions, etc. that you buy and WHO you buy them from. Now they are busy back at work with HR 5786 working to shut us down.

And it won't stop here folks. They will continue until they have shut down every small business and cottage industry in the nation. If you own a small business, it could be YOU on the chopping block next year! 

It's about more than safe cosmetics. That is a smoke and mirrors game! It is SO much deeper! It's about the rights and freedoms to free enterprise for the small/micro entreprenuer. It's about your freedom of choice. It's about your rights. Your right to chose products made in the USA. It's about our rights afforded us by the constitution of this United States of America that our fore Fathers fought for. Maybe even your own great-great-great Grand-father. Fighting for the right to keep and work his land. Like the farmers today must do just to grow non-GMO crops! But that is a blog post for another day.

Please stand up for your right to chose! Share this with your friends and encourage them to sign this petition.

Go Here to sign Petition:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/oppose-hr-5786-safe-cosmetics-act-of-2010/

Blessed Be!
GW

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Bath Bombs Question

QUESTION: We now have Bath Bombs available. They are shaped like a very large Tablet. We can make them in Medium (2" in dia. x 1.5" tall & 3.5 oz), or large (2" in dia. x 2.25" tall & appox. 5 oz).


Do you like this shape? Or do you prefer the Large Round ones?

Many have said that they prefer round ones because they like to watch them dance around in the water. However, we have tested this shape and find that they also dance around on top of the water.

Or are you the person that says "as long as they are awesome it doesn't matter".  We would love to hear your feedback on this. Please leave a comment for us.


CLICK HERE to see our Bath Bombs.

Monday, July 19, 2010

A Shiny New Look!!


We are very happy to announce the unveiling of our bright and shiny New Web Site! We are very excited about our new look and invite you to take part in our New Web Site Celabration by saving 15% on all web site orders this week (through Sunday July 25th).

Just enter coupon code SHINY at checkout.

In addition we've added lots of new products in the past two weeks. So if you haven't visited lately, stop by and see What's New. Like this great new earthy bar in our Men's Collection. Or this fantastic morning wake up bar in our Valhalla Naturals Line. Those are just a few of the new items added in the past few weeks. Be sure to check them all out. And don't forget to pick up one of these while your there.
Black Raspberry Vanilla Fizz Bang! Bath Bomb