Thursday, February 28, 2013

Handmade exfoliating artisan soap with crushed grapeseeds

I was lucky enough to score some dried and crushed grape seeds and skins from a local wine maker. He didn't need them and was happy to gift them to me. He wanted to know if I can use them in soap. I said why not? They will make some nice exfoliating soap for those that work with their hand and get them dirty.

I made this handcrafted soap with mechanics, chefs or gardeners in mind. It washes away grease, grime and dirt and doesn't strip the skin. Since grape seeds don't have much of a scent, I added just a touch of a wine fragrance that smells like fine, well aged wine. The soap is a creamy tan color naturally. Buy this soap for a friend or get one for yourself and get your skin really clean. 

I like to walk barefoot most of the time as I live in the warm desert and this soap helps to keep my feet and heels soft and revitalized. Is it available in my store. Buy more then one and save on shipping. Click the link to go to my store. Ginger's Garden

Ginger's Garden Exfoliating Grape Seed Soap
This is what the Grape Seed Soap looks like. 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Natural Facial Serum Squalane, Macadamia, Meadowfoam, Abyssinian, Avocado, Sea Buckthorn and Jojoba oil, Essential Oils of Frankincense, Jasmine, Sandalwood, Helichrysum and Rose.

Does your skin need a moisture boost? This facial serum has a special dispensing cap that gives you this product drop by drop, so you don't waste any of the precious oils. Here is what's in it and what each oil can do for your skin to make it beautiful.

SQUALANE is an emollient which helps to hydrate the skin. It is vegetable derived and very stable in skin care.

MACADAMIA is a nourishing oil that helps keep the skin supple and soft. It is full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to help keep skin in balance.

MEADOWFOAM Seed oil helps prevent moisture loss. It is an odorless carrier oil with anti-oxidant and skin softening properties.

ABYSSINIAN oil is a natural oil that adds emollience and conditioning to the skin. It is very light oil with a non oily feel. It helps the tone and texture of the skin.

AVOCADO oil has Vitamins A, D, and E and is excellent for any type of skin. It also has potassium and other minerals. Unrefined avocado oil is naturally green.

SEA BUCKTHORN oil has nourishing properties that help revitalize the skin. It has a high content of palmitoleic acid, making it ideal for skin care. It is naturally rich in vitamins, essential fatty acids, and nutrients.

JOJOBA oil is nearly identical to the structure of the skin. Technically, it's a plant wax, but it's a natural liquid with a golden color. It is compatible with dry, oily, normal or dehydrated type of skin.

FRANKINCENSE is a valuable essential oil for skin care. It helps to nourish and rejuvenate the skin. It is used for mature or aging skin, but in this facial serum it is used to help balance any type of skin. Frankincense was one of the gifts from the three wise men to baby Jesus. It is also called olibanum.

JASMINE absolute is an uplifting, soothing oil with a deep, heady and sweet scent. Jasmine is regarded as "King" in aromatherapy. It helps to protect, nourish and hydrate the skin.

SANDALWOOD oil helps reduce visible signs of aging and revitalize the skin. In this serum formula it helps with dry areas of the skin and brings out the skin's softness. Sandalwood oil has a high santolol content and a wonderful aroma.

HELICHRYSUM oil helps reveal a more youthful and vibrant complexion. Helps keep your skin smooth and soft. It is a beneficial ingredient in many upscale skin care products. It is also called Immortelle in aromatherapy.

ROSE is considered the 'Queen" of Aromatherapy essential oils and absolutes. The rose absolute in my facial serum comes directly from Turkey. Rose absolute is a wonderful multipurpose oil that's safe enough to use on even the sensitive skin. It is used for its soothing and calming qualities in skin care.

This amazing facial serum can be found in my store at Ginger's Garden

Sunday, February 24, 2013

I have been busy posting my handmade artisan soaps and lip balms in my ArtFire store. I will be adding much more as time allows. All the lip balms and lotion have been posted. I am now working on glycerin soap flowers and fragranced bath & body sprays, Come see Ginger's Garden shop.
Ginger's Garden Soaps and Lotions

Pink Honeysuckle Handmade Artisan Soap