Sunday, December 12, 2010

HEALING WOMAN SOAPS AND CREAMS

HEALING WOMAN SOAPS AND CREAMS

Healing Woman soap and cream gift package

Many of you probably wonder why I have named my blog, “Healing Woman.” Even though my postings are very diverse and don’t always lend themselves to the subject of healing, I like to think that the stories I attach to each of my art pieces are in some way therapeutic. Words can be powerful healers and thoughts do turn into words. It is wise to choose the good ones, as Tut reminds us.

By focusing on good thoughts and words, illness can be turned around. It is important to be atuned to our bodies and I do believe that illness doesn’t shout, it whispers. Listen for the whispers.

Three soaps available now-Lavender, Rose Geranium and Lemongrass

A few years ago, I decided to create healing soaps. I wanted them to be extremely special. They couldn’t be just any soaps. I read endlessly on the subject of soap and searched until I found ingredients that I believe to be good for your skin.

Closer look

Naturally, my soaps have faces. It seems that almost everything I create has a face but I never guessed I’d be creating “soap” faces. It’s amazing where art takes you.

I decided to use all natural ingredients. I chose shea butter as the base. Unfortunately, others have discovered it’s healing properties and many cosmetic companies are having a hard time keeping it in stock. I sometimes have to wait for months for my shipment to arrive. Shea butter derives from the Karite tree which is grown in Africa and well known for it’s restorative properties. I whip the butter which makes it very creamy and luxuriant. One of my customers told me that she puts water on her face before bed and then just a little of my cream. She said it has made a tremendous difference in her skin. Her face is almost completely wrinkle free. I never have used water as the base but I’m going to try it.

I use other emollients such as coconut oil, emu oil (very good for joint pain) olive oil, just to name a small portion of the ingredients. I vary the ingredients with each new batch I make. I also use these same ingredients in my Goddess Magic Creams

Gift box

Sometimes I grind herbs such as lavender and lemongrass to a fine pulp and add them to my creams as well. I also use essential lavender oil, not the fragrant oil. Fragrant oil is synthetic and is probably the reason why some people sneeze when they are around certain fragrances. The essential oil is pure and derived from the heart of the plant.

I have packaged my soaps and creams into a gift box which includes the cream and soap and a scroll describing the healing ingredients I use.

What I have available now is lemongrass soap with lavender cream, rose Geranium soap with lavender cream and lavender soap with lavender cream. I’ll be posting more in January when I have time to make them.

You can e- mail me and we can make arrangements for shipping. I take Paypal or checks. I’m pretty sure they will arrive in most parts of the USA before Christmas with priority shipping.

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29 comments:

  1. cheryl, these soaps are amazing! i use shea, coconut, and olive oil on my skin every day. i am allergic to most chemicals and truly believe that these are the best and most natural emollients for the skin. magical. i made my own soaps, but didn't use shea butter, that would be the best i'm sure. oh, and my soaps weren't beautiful like yours either! lol. how much for a bar of the lavender with the cream? xo to you, creative, healing woman!

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  2. These soaps are magical works of art, almost too pretty to use :) I love how lavender smells,
    it instantly relaxes me. I love what you said about the power of words, I totally agree with you, Cheryl. There is magic in the simplest of things, isn't there? What a wonderful world we live in! XoX

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  3. I so agree with the magic of words! Your soaps look wonderful! I love how much thought you put into them.

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  4. I love that you are making soap faces! How perfect!

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  5. What a lovely, natural gift idea Cheryl, and they look so pretty too!

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  6. Blogger has finally allowed me to leave you a comment. I guess it got the point when I kept telling everyone I couldn't post to their blogs.

    Your soaps are so original and put my feeble soapmaking attempts to shame. Love that you never stop experimenting and finding new "canvases" to create your faces.

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  7. Cheryl, you always put so much thought and love into everything that you do! The description of the beautiful ingredients contained in these soaps conjures medieval gardens on a hot summer day. Outstanding! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  8. An extraordinary gift pack Cheryl! I think healing is stirred by the intent to get well, and the beauty and essence behind your products help create the environment to promote well being. The best to you and yours this Holiday season!

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  9. Totally gorgeous and made with such thought and care. Beautiful. Annette x

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  10. WOW an amazing gift, your soaps are really art works!

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  11. What A great Gift Idea!! love the box! hope you have a happy holiday!!

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  12. WOW!!! This is just the most awesome gift pack. I love it.
    Debby

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  13. They look really beautiful. I never heard of enu oil, I'll have to read up on it. Beautiful gifts.

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  14. they look beautiful.....wonder if they would get through customs being plant based if I ordered some. hmmm
    how much are they?

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  15. I'll bet your soaps smell divine. Your gift boxes are beautifully presented, Cheryl.

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  16. Cheryl, your soaps truly are a work of art, What a gift to be able to help other heal. You are an amazing artist!

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  17. I love the way you always have a new way to sculpt one of your faces! And, these are so beautiful! I'm not sure I'd be able to bring myself to use the soap, because I wouldn't want to spoil one of those lovely ladies!

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  18. Wow - everything about this is beautiful!

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  19. Cheryl, you are so correct when you wrote, "Words can be powerful healers and thoughts do turn into words." I often find myself reaching for soothing scents or lighting a candle to calm my senses. Over the years, I have learned a few key words/phrases and even breathing techniques to soothe the storms and aches.

    Once again, you amaze me with your ingenuity. It seems only natural you would create a signature bar while employing your muse. I love that you stay true to yourself! :))

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  20. These must be delicious smelling and so beautiful--Shea butter-- LOVE it!!

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  21. Gorgeous soap in a wonderful box, a fantastic gift, every time I visit your blog you surprised me by your creativity, wish you a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.
    Anni

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  22. very good
    are you ready let me see that
    http://wowthiscar.blogspot.com/

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  23. Love the way you package this :)

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  24. I couldn’t survive winter without lots of moisturization. Necessity!

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  25. Your soaps are incredible! I'll bet they smell wonderful. Love your gift boxes!!!

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  26. What a great idea and of course your faces are on the soap. I could not imagine them without!!!!

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  27. Wow, I make soap but yours are so lovely and the way you present them in the gift box is wonderful! You are so creative. Hope you are having a wonderful season.

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