Great gift idea for that special someone who loves the benefits and scent of vanilla. A unique assortment of personal care products for the bath, body, lips, face and hair. Handmade, homemade, utilizing real vanilla, not the synthetic vanilla extract!
The love of vanilla is a personal thing. Some people associate the scent to the warm welcome of home sweet home and comfort foods. Others value the use of vanilla in candles because of the way it can help with pet and cooking odors. And of course we are learning how beneficial vanilla is in our personal care, as it is wonderful for the skin and hair.
The most likely explanation as to why vanilla's scent is so captivating lies in the fact that the sweet fragrance (Heliotropin) in vanilla has the ability to soothe emotional tension, anxiety and lift one's spirits. A product that put's both men and women in the mood for connecting on an emotional as well as physical level is definitely worth being called the "nectar of the gods".
The vanilla bean pods used for these items are the natural, organic product of a labor-intensive agricultural crop. The vanilla plant (Vanilla planifolla) is grown as a perennial herbaceous vine in countries that are near the equator. It takes almost five years for the vines to produce beans ready for harvest. Once harvested, the pods must go through a sun drying, curing process to turn them into the fragrant brown pods of which we are familiar.
Natural vanilla is not the same as synthetic vanilla. Ninety-five percent of all vanilla used as a fragrance or flavoring is synthetic. Rather than just smell good, only natural vanilla beans can offer you the true, therapeutic value to the brain and nervous system. Vanilla can have a positive effect on those dealing with depression and anxiety.
Vanilla is rich in both antibacterial properties as well as antioxidants. Therefore it only makes sense that an oil made from natural vanilla would be very useful to help the skin in dealing with pimples as well as be an aid to combat skin aging free radical damage.
This assortment consists of the following six items, neatly tucked into a basket, prepared with a loving touch and cellophane wrapped, all ready for gift giving:
Each of these products has its own listing within our store. Please check them out for more information on their ingredients and use.
This facial moisturizer was developed by the request of someone who already used the wrinkle wrath cream but being she loved vanilla, asked if a touch of this wonderful bean could be added. So now we have a new favorite! Being its addition is new to this listing, it isn't included in the above group photo but will be included in this collection.
This cream comes in a 2 oz. plastic jar
Vanilla Bean Lip Balm combines the goodness of sunflower and avocado oils, cocoa butter, along with the yummy taste of vanilla.
High in essential fatty acids, vitamins A, D, and E, sunflower seed oil and avocado oil are good choices for the delicate skin around the mouth. Sunflower oil is known for its ability to help the skin retain moisture and exotic avocado oil is easily absorbed as it softens.
Cocoa butter is highly protective in that it prevents dehydration by staying on the surface of the skin.
This lip balm is the tube type with a cap.
Dry, brittle hair comes with wear and tear, the weather, styling methods, swimming pools, any number of things. Jojoba oil makes a fantastic hair conditioning oil. Jojoba oil so resembles human sebum that it acts as a protective coating, sort of like a second skin. The shafts of your hair will quickly absorb this deeply penetrating oil. Add the vanilla bean and this hair oil smells divine.
This hair conditioning oil comes in a 2 oz. glass amber dropper bottle.
Vanilla beans are infused in a combination of sweet almond oil and jojoba oil to result in a lovely oil that is ideal for massage, the bath, reflexology or as a moisturizing body oil. No essential oils are added.
This body or bath oil comes in a 4 oz. glass amber dropper bottle
Lotions are the result of the combination of the emollient benefits of oil with the hydrating effects of water. Sunflower oil is the chosen oil for this lotion because it is light and won't leave your skin feeling greasy. Whole vanilla beans are infused in the sunflower oil and just a touch of lavender essential oil is added to the final lotion.
This hand and body lotion comes in an 8 oz. pump type top plastic bottle.
If you feel your face or body has a dull appearance it could mean an accumulation of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin. The best way to regain that healthy glow is to remove those old skin cells through exfoliation. Sugar scrubs are a great way to slough off that old layer, unclog blocked pores and help bring back that glow. Coconut oil is ideal for those who prefer a less 'greasy' feel to their scrubs. Long used in skin care for not only its antimicrobial properties, but the fact that being it absorbs easily into the skin it makes a great moisturizer.
This vanilla sugar scrub comes in an 8 oz plastic jar with an actual weight of 14 oz once filled.
Natural, environmentally friendly and affordable home remedies and personal body care for the family. Homemade, handmade, organic when possible, all with a touch of the love and wisdom from past generations. Knowledge of what is in your products is the start to taking back control as a consumer.