Are you one of those people that takes a bath before bed to relax? When I was growing up, it was my grandmother’s “cure all”. ”Just take a bath and go to bed”, she would often say. If this describes you….we have just the thing you need to wash the worries of the day right down the drain.
Glynne’s Soaps All Natural Tranquility Soap is made with lavender and chamomile essential oils. Both of these oils are well known for their relaxing qualities. A study performed in England in 2009 demonstrated the anti-anxiety effects of lavender essential oil. Studies have also been done to show the effects of chamomile essential oil as a sleep aid.
The relaxation benefits of these two oils are well known and documented. In our Tranquility soap, they are carefully blended and used to create the perfect soap for winding down at the end of a long hard day.
It’s beginning to look a lot like summer! At our place, the process of getting the pool ready for the season has begun, the weather is beautiful and the bugs are out. This weekend we were besieged by a multitude of annoying bitting critters. Fortunately, Glynne’s Soaps makes a product that can help. Our Bug Off contains six essential oils that are known for their bug repelling properties. When combined, they create an effective barrier between your skin and the bothersome bugs.
Bug Off comes in soap and lotion form and includes eucalyptus, citronella, cedar, peppermint, lavender and ravensara essential oils**. The base is a special combination of oils designed to keep your skin feeling smooth and moisturized, even in the driest summers.
But don’t take our word for it, check out some product reviews given by customers here and here.
So, stop by our website, or come see us at one of our events and try it for yourself. You’ll be glad you did.
**The FDA has not evaluated statements regarding the uses of essential oils or other ingredients as a bug or insect repellent. Glynne’s Soaps makes no claims regarding the use of these essential oils
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.
Do you ever have those nights where you just toss and turn and can’t get to sleep? It feels like your mind is racing and you can’t turn it off.
Glynne’s Soaps has the answer. Our all natural lavender pillow spray is designed to help you get to sleep quickly and wake refreshed. It has been proven in scientific studies that lavender eases anxiety and insomnia. Users also report that, after sniffing lavender right before bed they wake up feeling more energetic. Researchers have seen that lavender increases the amount of deep slumber which allows your brain to recharge.
Our pillow spray is made with therapeutic grade lavender essential oil and other all natural ingredients and will help you fall asleep faster and sleep better. If you are fighting insomnia, get some today. Your pillow will thank you.
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.
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.
During a business meeting this morning over coffee, Wrigley, our sales manager, suggested that we dedicate one blog post a month to feature two all natural soaps from our collection. The rest of us thought this was a great idea. So, be on the lookout for our “Soap Spotlight” As new products roll out, you can read about them here. You also will get a more in depth description of the properties and benefits of soaps that are already available. Today, we will highlight one of our dog soaps and one from the “people collection”.
Coalman’s All-Natural Dog Soap (Lavender and Oatmeal) – Like all our dog soaps, Coalman’s soap was named for one of our kids. Coalman was Gayle’s first Dalmatian and he lived with her for 13 years. They had a very close, special connection and he was a very calming factor in her life back when times were tough. The soap that bears his name is equally calming. Coalman’s All Natural Dog Soap is made with lavender essential oil and ground oatmeal. Lavender essential oil has been called a “must have” for dogs. It is very safe and gentle, with antibacterial, anti-itch, and nerve-calming properties. It should reduce the itching and also calm and relax your dog. Never mind the fact that it just smells wonderful. The addition of ground oatmeal helps to nourish, moisturize and soothe the skin. Washing your dog with oatmeal leaves an invisible protective coating on their skin protecting them from further itching. Oatmeal also has anti-inflammatory properties. It reduces the swelling and pain caused by the dry itching skin and gives your pet relief. Adding these qualities to the skin softening benefits of using an all natural soap makes this a great product for any dog.
Zen Aura(Green Tea and Lemongrass) – Zen Aura is one of our most popular all natural soaps for people. It is made using actual green tea, including the tea leaves and lemongrass essential oil. The anti-oxidant properties of green tea are thought to help prevent skin cancer by boosting the effects of sunscreen and also by reducing the swelling of skin cells that are exposed to the sun. They also have shown some wrinkle reducing effects. The addition of a small amount of tea leaves makes this soap a gentle exfoliant. The lemongrass essential oil, besides the wonderful smell, gives this soap many beneficial qualities. Lemongrass is known for it’s antidepressant properties. It has been shown to boost self esteem, confidence, and mental strength. Doesn’t that sound like something you want to start your morning with? It can also reduce pain and swelling due to muscle or joint aches and arthritis.
Both of these products, along with all the other soaps we produce can be found on our website. If you have a particular product you would like to know more about, leave a comment and we will add it to the spotlight schedule. You still have one week to enter our contest. Leave a comment on last week’s post and let us know what you are passionate about.