Friday, April 29, 2011

Etsy Friday Five - 4/29

While I was in college, I had a part time job at Bath and Body Works. It was suppose to help me pay for tuition, but instead it fed my product addition. Lotions, Potions, Shower Gels and Hair Masks, with a 30% discount, I bought them all, and in vast amounts. And I shared the wealth, so my friends and my mom were always stocked.

I guess my mom has finally worked her way through her stockpile, because when I asked her what she wanted for Mother’s Day, she requested bath stuff. Which inspired this week’s Etsy Friday Five.
If you think Bath products on Etsy, a name that stands out is Dennis Anderson. With over 29,000 feedbacks and all of them 100% positive, you can pretty much rely on the fact that you will be getting a quality product. While best know for his olive oil soaps, he also stocks everything from lotions and gels, to lip balms and whipped soap in a jar With delicious sounding scents like Hawaiian Lei, Violetta, Iced Oatmeal Cookie, Rosehips and Kumquat and Chai Tea, it is to hard to decide what to try first.

Pomegranate(4 oz. jar) Whpped Soap In A Jar (Vegan) by Dennis Anderson - $6.50

My daughter is obsessed with play-dough right now, so I know she will get a kick out of Red Leaf’s Bubble Bath Dough.  And if she likes, then my mom (who often watches her overnight for me), will really love it, since it will make bath time go smoother. You just scoop a handful out and rub your hands under the running facet for loads of bubbles.  And once the kiddo goes home, Mom can use the product as a moisturizing shower gel for herself.  Scents include Plumeria, Black Tea, Pink Grapefruit, Orange Sherbert, Beach and Basil Lime. 

Red Leaf Bubble Bath Dough by ShopRedLeaf - $12

I can not count the amount of hours that my mom and I sat on the beaches of Cape May, NJ.  And how many nights I had to deal with tight, hot cheeks and noses because we had just a little too much sun.  I wish we had packed the  Chamomile Soothing Facial Mist from Petite Threla.  Lush botanticals like Chamomile, Witch Hazel and Aloe Vera make this product just what tender skin needs.  I would recommend keeping it in the fridge between uses, to ensure a refreshing cool mist on the skin.

Chamomile soothing facial mist by Petite Threla - $4

Instead of getting Mom one big basket of products, I really love the idea of a year long gift.  This Year of Soaps gift from Sweet Petula could be just the ticket.  Every month, a beautifully packaged soap along with a little something special will be delivered, ensuring 12 " You shouldn't have, but I love it" phone calls.  Lush scents include Sweet Pea, Ruby Grapefruit, Ginger Blossom and Fleu de Lis.
12 month soap subscription by Sweet Petula - $90

One of my favorite memories of my mother is having a "sick" day from high school and doing a total girl pampering day. We went shopping, out to lunch and came home to sit on the sun porch, sipping virgin strawberry daiquiris in matching green face masks. With this Green Science Face Mask from Dress Green, I can help recreate that memorable day this Mother's Day. The ingredients in this mask (organic kelp powder, organic calendula powder, organic nettle leaf powder, white willow bark extract) make this a great mask for both our skin types, normal and slight oily.

Green Science Facial Mask by Dress Green - $9

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  1. That bath dough looks really fun.

    Thank you for your exceptional complement. It made me smile so much!

  2. Another great item--the ginger milk scent (scrub or lotion) from Paintbox Soapworks on Etsy is to die for!

  3. I ordered soaps from Sweet Petula for my mom last xmas and they smell amazing.

  4. Beautiful picks - will surely visit these shops and try some of your suggestions. I particularly like the sound of the facial mist spray, being fair skinned and loving the sun, I know exactly what you mean about the tight tingly skin after a days over exposure. Thanks!


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