Thursday, February 10, 2011

Dry Winters, Oatmeal and Shea Butter - A Rare Post by Leal

SandyVern on EtsyYou'll have to excuse us about being a little off the ball over the past week when it comes to getting our features up and posted. It seems the cold bug is making it's rounds through our house and it's felled the lot of us one by one.

I think this is a terrific time, though, to re-visit the importance of moisture. Moisture in your home is important as it helps keep sinuses healthy and the body hearty, but there are other types of moisture that are just as important.

In my house, my sister and I are both French-Korean in descent and we have a color of skin that's very similar to creamed coffee. With a darker skin tone and Anglo genes mixed in, we have the kind of skin that dries easily as well. My sister and I both have extremely sensitive skin and when it dries, it looks like a chalk board in that you can make white lines on it by dragging the skin.

We solve this by using homeopathic solutions. Things like Honey Oatmeal soap to soothe the skin and Shea Butter rich creams and lotions to help keep the skin moisturized.

SandyVern on EtsyThat's what today's feature shop offers as well. SandyVern on Etsy is a shop that's filled with a variety of cold process, molded decorative and other types of handmade soaps, whipped Shea butter, bath bombs and other terrific and helpful beauty products to keep you clean and moisturized naturally without all the perfumes and unnecessary chemicals that are added into commercial brand soaps and lotions.

Their soaps are made from scratch using the old-fashioned cold process method of combining various oils, butters and lye in just the right amounts to create a luxurious soap and all of their soaps are created small batches to ensure precise quality control over the entire process.

Their molded soaps are also all natural, made from a combination of quality goat's milk and Shea butter, oatmeal and honey bases. They are great not just for personal use but also make great gifts for use as party favors, wedding shower favors, etc.

With "flavors" and scents of soap from Oats & Honey to Almond Joy, Blueberry Crunch, Vanilla and more, you're sure to find one you'll love and I can't recommend Shea butter enough for those with dry skin needing a little extra moisture in these winter months.


You can also visit Sandy on her blog, The Adventures of Sandy Vern!

[This blog post is a "BESTeam Feature" for the Boosting Etsy Shops Team. The BESTeam is dedicated to helping its members promote their shops and assisting each other in marketing, advertising and sharing the tips and tricks of running an online business. If you are a seller on Etsy and are interested in becoming a member of the BESTeam, the team is accepting new members and you can find more information about the team as well as apply to become a member HERE.]

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I Wanna Win Wednesdays - Giveaway Linky 2/9 thru 2/15

I love giveaways and I really, really love winning free stuff. (Who doesn't?!?) It doesn't happen often but it always comes as a surprise when it does and brightens up my day.

Every Wednesday here on The Meandering Musings is "I Wanna Win" Wednesday! This is where you can come to find terrific giveaways to enter and win as well as share giveaways with others.

SO... Do you have a great giveaway going on this week or know someone who does? If so, spread the news and share!

In the Linky below, share your current giveaway or any great giveaways that you have discovered, or... explore (and enter to win) a few of the giveaways left by others.

After all, you can't win if you don't enter!

[ PLEASE ENTER YOUR LINKS IN THIS FORMAT... Name of Giveaway You're Sharing (End Date) ]

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