Holidays are here!

15 11 2011

Does it seem like it should be the Holiday Season yet?  It sure does not to me.  But, all the stores are advertising for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, decorations are showing up and I still haven’t even planned what to have for Thanksgiving yet!  What does the Holiday Season mean to you?  Is it a time for family and friends, giving thanks for all the good and bad from the past year?  Is this a religious time for you or commercial?  For me it is somewhat all of these things.  With a 7 year old at home, well the big feast, as she calls it, on Thanksgiving is a big thing for her and all about the turkey and the chocolate pie.  Christmas well what more can be said, Santa and Rudolph, a christmas tree, glittery things and most of all her request for BIG presents.  She even told me she did not care what was in them so long as they were BIG!  Funny and sad at the same time.

Well MBA Body Essential is trying to take all of this into consideration.  With some specials for the holidays and in honor of the season, I will also offer an additional Free Surprise to all clients who order by December 15, 2011.  Something to enhance the season and tantalize the senses.  I hope to have sufficient orders that MBA Body Essential can contribute a portion of the year’s income to a charity to help those in need.  We should all help those in need and not only at the Holidays don’t you think?  Most times giving is forgotten in this commercialized society and it should not be.  I will admit that I am as guilty as you by forgetting that while my month may be tight or I can’t get that cute pair of shoes for my daughter, there are others who can’t eat and are desperate to just feed their children.

So back to the new stuff.  For those that have been checking out the web site www.MBABodyEssential.com you already know that I have created some special blends for the holidays like Cinnymint, Candied Fruit, and Chocolate Frosting.   I have been playing around with some others as well.  One of the newest made for a friend’s girlfriend is Mystic Rose.  A body butter that is a combination of Rose Otto, Cedarwood, and sandalwood.  It is just perfect.  What was surprising was that even without Cinnamon in the blend it gives off a slight Cinnamon base note.  Not too flowery either.  This may end up as a standard product. 

Another new blend was made with kids in mind.  Yes kids LOVE the sugar scrubs.  The blend consists of Anise (smells like liquorice) with a touch of Apple and Cranberry.  May have to turn this one into a bath bomb for more fun in the tub.

The final fun blend was made for those men that still use a regular blade razor.  This blend is a Foaming Body Butter scented with Bay and Lime and a touch of a secret scent.  It is really all male but certainly useful for women as well.  Leaves the skin soft and moisturized.  Simple soap and water only leave the skin feeling dry and tight.

If you have not yet signed up to follow this blog, Facebook page, twitter, linked in, or the web site I would encourage you to do so.  You will hear first about new products and specials not provided to the general public.  In order to take advantage of the specials you must note on your order that you read the blog.

Wishing everyone a great Holiday Season.  Keep in touch and watch for the next installment of entertainment.

Ann

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Halloween – New Use for Sugar Scrub

1 11 2011

Halloween has now come and gone and the candy sits on the kitchen table just calling my name.  Hershey’s chocolate bars, Three Musketeers, Milky Ways.  Then there is the taffy, Skittles, and the most evil of them all Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.  Oh Reese’s are the worst, I can’t eat just one, and I think my daughter only got 4 in her bag, so can’t sneak any.  😦

As I have mentioned she is now 7 and a big girl so we had a big girl costume, a Leopard complete with the hair “makeup” and face painting.  Yep, Mom did it all and I have to say it came out pretty good.  Until this morning.  Ugh….the  hair makeup is all over her pillow, black and orange.  And even after using the “greasier” grease face paint remover, I can still see remnants of her Leopard spots on her face.  So this morning was a chore to remove the last remaining evidence of Halloween,

I had already decided that I would have her use the sugar scrub, Sweet Sunshyne, for her face.  She loves using the scrubs anyway so that would be perfect.  And it was.  All the remaining spots disappeared and there emerged my little girl again.  Yea!  Now for the hair.  Rinse.  No difference.  Shampoo.  A slight improvement.  Shampoo again, oh no we were in trouble.  The gold color came out right away but the black and the orange….she looked like a drenched orange striped cat!  And just about as happy.  What to do?

Inventive Mom that I try to be, I figured why not try the Sweet Sunshyne Sugar Scrub on her hair.  It worked great on her face so maybe it would do for the hair.  And it did, fabulously!  Since it has a foaming action as well as the essential oils and sugar it was wonderful.  I just took a good scoop of it and worked it in like normal shampoo.  When we rinsed…low and behold there was a blonde baby girl again.  And she smelled great too.  I was honestly stunned that it worked so well. 

I don’t think just any over-the-counter scrub would work like this one.  My scrubs have emulsifiers and foaming agents and a high percentage of carrier and essential oils and no water to thin it out.  It rinsed out beautifully and left her blonde locks shiny and conditioned and light, no sticky feeling or clumping like all the conditioner and shampoo did not get rinsed out.  Now I would not recommend this formula to be used daily, it is not made for that purpose, but in this instance it was a blessing.  I am going to try it myself tomorrow and see what happens. 

Maybe I have stumbled upon a new product.  Could it be that I am that creative and innovative?  I guess we will see.  I will report later how the experiment goes and maybe have to add a new page on the web site for hair products.