Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tooth Powder? Sure, Why Not!

For a while now, whenever I take a peek at my Etsy shop stats, there's at always at least one person who visited while searching for tooth powder.  Which I hadn't heard of before.  So, bring on the Google Fu.

Well, it turns out that tooth powder is pretty neat stuff.  All natural ingredients that gently scrub your teeth and gums clean.  Since my tube of Tom's toothpaste is almost empty, this morning seemed like a good time to make a tester batch of some tooth powder and try it out.

If you want to try making your own, check out Frugally Sustainable, Pocket Pause, or Wellness Mama.  In my batch, I used baking soda, Bentonite clay, finely ground sea salt, clove powder, stevia, and peppermint and spearmint essential oils.

I set aside some for myself out of the batch, and tried it this morning.  I dipped my wet tooth brush into the powder, tapped off the excess, and brushed like usual.  Now, it obviously doesn't get all foamy like toothpaste does, which is fine with me, that made me gag a few times when I was pregnant anyway.

After brushing this morning, my teeth still feel squeaky clean.  And I swear they looked whiter.  I'm definitely going to keep using this for a while.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

It's Poll Time!

Mostly because I can't decide which one I personally like better, I've put a poll on my Facebook page about bath fizzies.  Now, when I say bath fizzies, I mean something that you put in your bath that fizzes, and makes some bubbles, but it's not like heaping mounds of bubbles like in a bottle of bubble bath.

I keep going back and forth between a loose, powdery-type of bath fizzy, and a solid fizzy that you crumble under running water.  I like the ease of use of just dumping in the powder.  But it looks like more bang for your buck with a small square of solid fizzy, versus a whole little tube of powdered fizzy.  What can I say, I like them both.  But the real question is, what do you think?

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Let's Go Rangers! Treasury

So, I love baseball.  Specifically, the Texas Rangers.  Unless the Rangers are playing, I probably don't have baseball on the TV.

Little Girls Pheaseant StyleTee Shirt dress Red White,and Blue Texas Ranger Dress 2T-5T

And while I normally don't enjoy late starts, like last night, when they play on the west coast, last night it actually worked out pretty well.  My little tot was playing in the bath before bedtime, so I started working on a Rangers treasury.  There are so many awesome looking handmade Rangers items on Etsy, it was really hard to pick just 16.

Whimsical Bridal portrait, baseball Game Texas Rangers

I did end up missing the first part of the game, but it was for a good reason, I promise!  I made restock of my Oatmeal, Milk, & Honey soap.  (For those of you who want to know, I use that one on my face.  Or Lavender Oat.  They're both nice.)  Got it made and put to bed in time to watch the Rangers lose.  Oh well, there's always tonight.

So please, stop on by my treasury, Let's Go Rangers!  These two are just samples of the fun Rangers goodies to enjoy.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Introducing Nag Champa, Herbal Grapefruit, and Lavender Mint!

If you visited my booth at any of the craft shows I was at last year, you've already met these three.  But they're the first of a bunch of new listings of products I somehow managed to not put in my Etsy.  I know, I had a head shake at myself too.

 I don't know how many times I've been asked a question similar to this one. "Barefoot Hippie, huh? So do you have a Nag Champa soap?" Of course I do! The classic hippie incense scent, but in a soap. Nag Champa is an earthy blend of patchouli and musk, finished off with sandalwood and a hint of rose. A perfect fit for the hippie in your life.

To me, Herbal Grapefruit is a definite "spa" scent. A mix of juniper and grapefruit, this scent is very refreshing and fresh.

My Lavender Mint lip balm is a refreshing, herbal flavor. A blend of lavender, peppermint, and spearmint essential oils smells light and fresh.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Soapy Photos

As I typed that title, I realized it could definitely be taken the wrong way.  Which made me laugh, so I'm keeping it there.

Anyway, I was recently bringing my inventory list up to date and realized that I happen to have a bunch of products sitting here that I never photographed or listed in my Etsy.  *gasp*  It's hard for people to buy it if they don't know it's there!  Hopefully the weather will cooperate and give me lots of sunshine, so I can get started on all those soapy photos I mentioned.  But it's not just soap, y'all.  Lip balms, too.  I'm even feeling ambitious enough to take photos of individual sugar scrub scents, instead of the choose your scent listing currently up.  Maybe I'll even redo some of the photos for all the goodies in my shop.

The Pick Three listing has all of the in stock scents listed, if there's one you like that isn't listed individually in my shop yet, feel free to ask me about it! (....and as soon as my coconut milk powder comes in, I'll be a soapin' machine to make restock of all the ones I'm out of!)

And since I mentioned being ambitious, I've also been back to tweaking my bath fizzy recipe.  I keep going back and forth between a solid or powdered loose fizzy.  What do you think?