Flip Flop Balm – For Flip Flop Friendly Feet

Get Your Feet Ready for Summer

Summer is just around the corner and that means that your feet, which have been cooped up in shoes all winter, need to get ready to make an appearance.  In order to get ready, they need some TLC.  Dead dry skin needs to be removed, callouses need to be taken care of and any dry cracking areas need to be softened up.

Glynne’s Soaps has what you need to get your feet ready to be seen.  Our all natural Flip Flop Balm is made using the finest natural skin softening butters and oils.  It is specially formulated for the rough dry skin that can be found on your feet.  The skin nourishing oils are exactly what your feet need to soften up and stay that way all summer long.  Flip Flop Balm comes in four varieties.

Dreamsicle, made with therapeutic grade orange and vanilla essential oils smells just like a summers day.  The orange essential oil is commonly used as an antidepressant, and it also can be used as an antiseptic.  When used on your feet it will help to get rid of all the bad germs and bacteria you might pick up throughout the day.

Peppermint-Lavender Flip Flop Balm contains peppermint essential oil which is a great pain reliever and will awaken and refresh tired achy feet.  It also has Lavender essential oil which will help relax your feet after a long day and can help heal eczema and other dry skin conditions.

For Flip Flop Friendly Feet

Both these scents also come with pumice added for additional exfoliating benefits.

Currently,If you come see us at a festival or the Pleasure Island Fresh Market we will have all four varieties.  In addition, if you give us a call or send an e-mail we will be happy to let you know how to get any of our products.

As an added bonus, if you come see us and agree to say the Flip Flop Balm tagline on camera – “Flip Flop Balm for Flip Flop Friendly Feet for $4.54″ (in 5 seconds) you will be able to purchase Flip Flop Balm at that reduced price ($4.54 – regular price $6.00).  You can also e-mail a video of you, your kids, your neighbors or anyone saying the jingle and get the same deal.

Get your Flip Flop Balm today so your feet will be ready for summer play and will stay soft all season long.

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Coalman’s All Natural Dog Soap is Itchy Dog Relief (Product Spotlight)

Relieve Dry Itchy Skin

Does your dog have dry itchy skin?Are they in need of a bath, but your unwilling to give them one because it just makes their skin dry out and they feel worse?

If this sounds familiar, try Coalman’s All Natural Dog Soap.  Made with the finest all natural ingredients specially formulated to keep skin feeling soft and smooth, this soap also contains oatmeal and lavender essential oil.  The oatmeal is great at relieving itching and soothing dry irritated skin.  Not only is the lavender oil calming, but it also reduces swelling and has antibacterial properties.  When put together, these ingredients are great at easing dry skin and the itchiness that accompanies it.

So, if your dog is having trouble with dry skin, buy some Coalman’s All Natural Dog Soap today.  It will give relief to everyone.

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Nozes and Tozes Balm (Product Spotlight)

Most people have experienced the pain of having dry chapped skin, but did you know that your dog can experience the same painful dry chapped skin on the pads of his feet, his nose and even his elbows.  Harsh winter conditions can lead to cracking of your dog’s nose, and walking on cold surfaces, or surfaces that have been salted to prevent slipping can damage the pads of his feet.

Glynne’s Soaps created “Nozes and Tozes” balm to help combat the dry skin your dog can experience.  Made with all natural vegetable oils, bees wax and Tea Tree and Lavender Essential Oils, Nozes and Tozes is safe to use everyday.  The conditioning oils will soften and soothe the dry areas.  Tea tree oil is antibacterial, antifungal and antviral.  It will help prevent any infections and fight any that might already be present.  Lavender oil is known for its ability to promote healing.

If your dog is suffering from dry cracked pads, nose or other sensitive areas, buy Glynne’s Nozes and Tozes Balm to give them the relief they need.

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Go Ahead – Sing Out Loud in a Public Restroom

As you might imagine, Glynne’s Soaps is committed to helping people find and use products that are healthy and good for their skin.  We also feel it’s important to provide people with information that will help them make the right choices when it comes to their skin care.  One aspect of caring for skin that everyone does many times a day is hand washing.    And while washing your hands is an important part of keeping you germ free and warding off any illness that might be running around, it’s also important to wash your hands properly.  This includes using the right soap, one that is not too harsh and that doesn’t contain chemicals that are bad for your skin or bad for the environment.

According to a poll by the American Cleaning Institute, 74% of Americans use antibacterial soap.  In our opinion,  antibacterial soap falls into the “bad to use” category.  Using antibacterial soap is not only bad for the environment, but it will also kill any “good bacteria” while it helps breed resistant strains of bad bacteria, all of which leaves you open to even more infections and illnesses.

Below is a video from Derm TV that demonstrates the proper way to wash your hands.  It includes tips such as what is the correct time to wash your hands.  I’ve always heard that you should sing “Happy Birthday” while washing your hands to make sure you wash long enough.  The video recommends 10-15 seconds.  So, my scientific self went to get a watch with a second hand to time myself singing “Happy Birthday”.  Sure enough, it took me 13 seconds to sing.  (Both times, since it was more scientific to do more than one trial.)

All of the soaps we sell are all natural and gentle on your skin.  Some of the essential oils they contain are also natural antibacterial or antifungal.  Essential oils such as Tea Tree and Lavender are well known for their germ fighting properties.  We also make a natural hand sanitizer that is safe for the environment and you.  If you are concerned about protecting your family from germs and harmful chemicals, make soap from Glynne’s Soaps part of your hand washing routine.

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Spearmint and Tea Tree Lip Balm (Product Spotlight)

Working for yourself has definite positive and negative aspects.  One of the major positives is meeting new people. We are always excited to get out, talk with people, hear their stories and share with them.

We had the privilege to attend a workshop last Friday that was put on by Coach Reggie, and was about growing your business.  After getting our coffee before the start of the seminar, we sat at the table across from a woman who proceeded to pull out a tube of our lip balm and compliment us on it.  She said that it was the best lip balm she had ever used.  We were both pleased and humbled that she enjoyed it so much.

Your lips are a very important part of your body and shouldn’t be ignored.  They are the spot on your body where your skin is the thinnest.  They also do not have any oil secreting glands like the rest of your skin, which makes it  easy for them to get dry and cracked.  Chapped lips can be very painful, and they can also open your body up for infection.  For a lip balm to be effective, it must do four your lips what they can not do for themselves, keep in moisture and protect them from drying out.

Glynne’s Soaps All Natural Lip Balm does just that.  And for especially dry lips, the Spearmint and Tea Tree Lip Balm is the best.   All our lip balms are made with all natural

The best remedy for chapped lips

beeswax, coconut oil, olive oil and soybean oil.  This means they have no petroleum products and nothing that will ultimately keep you lips from getting the moisture they need.

Beeswax is full of vitamin A which aids in cell development and will help your lips with new cell growth.  It also help form a protective barrier between your lips and the air to hold in moisture.  Coconut oil is very moisturizing as well, and as it penetrates into the skin it helps the connective tissue remain strong and supple.  Olive oil is well known for it’s ability to heal dry skin.  It is full of vitamins and nutrients that are very beneficial for your skin.  The soybean oil is good for evening out wrinkles and also is a great moisturizer.

The addition of tea tree oil gives an antibacterial quality to the lip balm.  This is beneficial in that it will help kill any germs that might be trying to enter your system through your chapped lips.  It also speeds the healing of dry cracked lips allowing them to become soft and smooth in a very short time.

So, if you are suffering from dry chapped lips this winter, get some of our All Natural Spearmint and Tea Tree Lip Balm.  Your lips will feel soft again in no time.

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Got Soap? or are you using detergent? (the answer may surprise you)

Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and it is very good at absorbing most of what it comes into contact with.  This includes any toxins that might be in the soaps, lotions and makeup that you are using.  If you look at the ingredient list on the back of your store bought soap, you will probably see the following items:

  • SLS (Sodium Laurel Sulfate) – used to create foam and lather, can be an irritant
  • Lauric Acid – irritating to mucus membranes
  • Pentasodium pentetate – used as a water softener, emulsifier and dispersing ingredient in cosmetic cleansing creams, lotions and soaps, can be an eye irritant
  • Tetrasodium EDTA – synthetic preservative Trisodium etidronate – a preservative and possible irritant BHT – (butylhydroxytoluene) – synthetic antioxidant to keep oils in formula from going rancid, it has been linked to tumor formation and liver enlargement
  • Triclosan (or triclocarban) – this is found in most anti-bacterial soaps and is registered with the EPA as a pesticide.  (It does kill the bacteria.  All the bacteria, even the good stuff you need to stay healthy) Commercial manufacturers of anti-bacterial soaps will tell you that it is used at such low levels that it is not harmful, but it has been shown that Triclosan can be stored in your fat cells and it will soon reach a toxic level.  “A study at Virginia Tech discovered that products containing triclosan produced either chloroform or other chlorine byproducts when exposed to tap water.(NewsTarget.com) In fact, triclosan decomposes into chlorine byproducts in as little as one minute when exposed to chlorinated tap water at 100 degrees Fahrenheit.(NewsTarget.com)  The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers the triclosan byproduct, chloroform, to be a probable human carcinogen that could cause cancer.” (Body Ecology)

Another reason to stay away from commercial soaps is that most of them are not really soap.  Look carefully at the label and you will see the words “beauty bar”, “cleansing bar”, “deodorant bar” or something similar.  This is because these products are not soap.  They are detergents.  The glycerin that is a natural by-product of the soap making process is removed so it can be made into lotions and other products that can be sold for a higher profit.  That natural glycerin is very moisturizing and when left in the soap, can keep your skin soft, reducing the need for lotions.  Using a commercial detergent strips your skin of the natural moisturizing oils that your skin needs, leaving it dry and irritated.  So, the next time you are at the store buying soap, take a look at the ingredients and consider an all natural alternative that is much safer and better for your skin.  Visit our website to purchase all natural soaps, lotions. lip balms and other skin care products.  Our products contain no chemicals and are very gently and safe for your skin.

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All Natural Germ Fighter

I came down with a cold yesterday that has stopped me in my tracks.  I slept all yesterday afternoon and didn’t get up this morning until 11.  So, I’ve been up for two hours and it wouldn’t take much convincing to get me back in bed.  Wrigley has been a great help, snuggling me almost literally, the entire time.  Even when I’m sitting up in a chair or doing something else, he has his eye on me.  He’s very concerned…..which is super cute.  We are calling him my CMN (Cuddly Male Nurse). 

Because I’ve been sick, and haven’t wanted to pass along any germs….especially to Gayle, I have been washing my hands every chance I get.  This is a good idea anyway, and especially during the cold and flu season.  The biggest problem with washing your hands frequently is that they tend to get dry and chapped.  Well, that is not a problem with all-natural soap like Glynne’s Soaps.  Because the glycerin is left in the soap, and not removed like with commercial soaps, our soap leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth, no matter how often you wash with it. 

The other benefit to all natural soaps during this time of year is that all essential oils are naturally antiseptic and antibacterial. They will help kill the germs associated with colds and flu without using any harsh chemicals that are bad for you and bad for the environment.  If you really want to protect yourself, use a soap containing tea tree oil.  Even though all essential oils have some antibacterial properties, tea tree oil is renowned for its antiseptic, antifungal and antibacterial properties.  Plus, it smells great!  Our Misty Mountain soap contains both tea tree oil and eucalyptus oil

So, keep yourself safe this winter season.  Buy a soap that will leave your skin soft and fight germs the all natural way!

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