Wednesday, August 19, 2009

All Natural Body Products


I've been busy making body butters, scrubs, healing balms, deodorant, and lip balms for a few months now. I have been using them for our family and giving them as gifts. I've recently been asked to make them available for purchase and so *gulp* I am.

I've not figured out how to sell online yet, so this post is more for friends that live in the area. I am looking into selling online, but that will be a bit down the road. I thought I'd see how this goes and then try to figure out all the intricacies of online availability, including payments and shipping.

As it is, most of the things I make are lavender scented simply because~I love lavender! I can do some custom products and scents, if requested. I have quite a collection of essential oils including lavender, peppermint, cinnamon, clove, lemon, eucalyptus, rosemary & bergamont.

Ribbons and labels may be subject to change simply based on what is available, but they'll be in a similar style. Great if you like my style, if not tell me and I'll leave them off! I would LOVE feedback from everyone and would love to hear what works and what doesn't. Feedback on pricing is helpful, too. Also, if you have ideas for other products please mention them and I'll see what I can do.

I'm trying to keep the prices reasonable to cover costs and make it worth doing. While making up all the products is not particularly difficult, they do take up time. Everything is as natural as I can make it with no hidden ingredients. I love using things on my body that I can pronounce. Also, everything is so pure that a little goes a long way!

Lavender Body Butters
$11.00

Just a little bit lasts for hours! It leaves your skin silky smooth.
(4oz. jars) Contains: Shea Butter, Olive Oil or Sweet Almond Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Lavender Essential Oil
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Lavender Body Scrubs
$11.00

I love keeping this by the sink to scrub my hands with. It feels great all over, but do be careful in the shower as it can be slippery!
(4 oz. jars) Contains: Epson Salts, Sea Salts, Olive Oil or Sweet Almond Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Lavender Flowers


***These together would make a lovely gift set for $20.00.**

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Deodorant
$8.00

This works really well and lasts a long time. Most commercial deodorants contain less than 2 oz of product per container. It is a cream that you just rub in. I use an unrefined Coconut Oil that does contain the natural Coconut scent. It blends well with the Lavender and smells really good and does keep you dry.
(4 oz jars) Contains: Coconut Oil, Cornstarch, Baking Soda, Lavender Essential Oil

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Healing Balms
$8.00

I use this on scratches, bug bites, minor burns, scars, and all sorts of owies! It's more popular than a Bandaid for kids. I also use it for lip balm. This is the first balm I've used with beeswax that isn't sticky. It rubs in so smooth.
(4 oz jars) Contains: Olive Oil, Beeswax, Comfrey, Calendula, Lavender, Lavender Essential Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil, Eucalyptus Essential Oil

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Lip Balms
$2.50 Tube
$3.00 Pot

The lip balm in the pots is a softer blend for those that prefer that. The pots also contain more lip balm than the tubes.
Contains: Sweet Almond Oil, Beeswax, Honey, Lavender Essential Oil, Peppermint Essential Oil, and Clove Essential Oil

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So, that's what I've been up to! And weeding the garden a lot. And finding wonderful recipes for zucchinis. And....
Let me know what you think!

10 comments:

notesfromthefrugaltrenches said...

Kimberley, these look wonderful!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

How exciting, Kimberly! Your products look amazing and I think your prices are VERY reasonable. I hope your business takes off!!!

BaileyZimmerman said...

Kim,
How wonderful!!
They all look good enough to eat!!!
When I have a few minutes I'll take a closer look...figure out what I want to purchase!
xox

Sadge said...

After reading your comments on my last posts on mine and the SGF Co-op blogs, I had to come check out your blog. I'm now in Nevada, but was born and raised in Lakewood. I lived 10 years in Leadville, so was often going down through "Buenie" to Salida. I have a brother in Chimney Rock, between Pagosa Springs and Durango.

inadvertent farmer said...

Lovely products...you should try etsy. I have sold there and on ebay for years, etsy is only handmade so much more fun. Paypal would be your easiest way of taking payments, though they do charge a fee for each sale, the buyers pay none. The prices look great...I would be interested in trying your deodorant. I use tom's of maine but it has been bought out by a big company so would love to support some one that is doing something homemade! Great job, Kim

Francesca said...

Wow, these are wonderful! I also think you should try Etsy. Good luck!

Nikki Ritter said...

I agree... sell on Etsy.com and use PayPal. :) It's the easiest and it's secure. Please let me know as soon as you're ready to take orders... I think I want one of everything LOL :)

Megan Jenelle @ A Blossoming Homestead said...

These look wonderful!! My sister-in-law and I were just talking about learning to make deoderant, lip balm, etc.etc. As you know, I started using the oil cleansing method, and am getting ready to go "no poo," It is nice to know that we really can make our own natural beauty supplies!! I think this is awesome! Great job! They look very cute also! PS Thanks for the post on my blog! :) Have a blessed day!
AFG
~ Megan Jenelle

Mona @ Healthy Homesteading said...

Very cool! This page is going in my bookmarks :)

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I think it is fantastic that you make your own products like this! This is something I would like to do sometime, as well! :)

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