Product Spotlight

Alongside giving you important information regarding the benefits of using all natural products for yourself, your family and your pets, we like to, on occasion, highlight some of the products that we offer and give some additional, in depth information about them.

California Cool Soap – We frequently get asked if we have a soap that is a good facial cleanser.  We always point people toward our California Cool soap because it is made with fresh cucumber juice and lime essential oil.  The fresh cucumber is very beneficial for your skin.  They are an excellent source of silica.  Silica is a trace mineral that is helpful in building and strengthening the connective tissue that holds our bodies together.  Because of this, it can help in the reduction of wrinkles and promote smooth skin.  Cucumber is also a good source of caffeic and ascorbic acids which prevent water retention and decrease puffiness.

Lime essential oil acts as an astringent which increases and skin tone.  It also will detoxify and clear the skin of any toxic materials and oils.

California Cool is a soothing gentle soap that makes a great face soap.

Wrigley’s Dog Soap – Wrigley’s soap contains Cedarwood essential oil.  Cedar is a fresh smelling essential oil that is great for stinky dogs.  Bathing your dog with Wrigley’s soap will kill the bad smell and leave everyone happy.  Cedar essential oil also will relax and calm your dog and it does have flea repelling properties.

Wrigley’s Dog Soap is the best choice to get rid of that stinky dog smell.

Both these soaps, along with all our other products, can be found on our website.

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Soap Spotlight

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.

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The Skin Benefits of All Natural Soaps

It is easy for us to say that all natural soap is better for your skin, and it might be easy for you to believe us when we do say it.  But if you really start to think about it, you might wonder specifically how it is good for your skin.  Aside from the therapeutic properties associated with the different essential oils used, the base ingredients we use have advantageous and even healing properties.

The base oils used to make Glynne’s Soaps soap are chosen for very specific reasons. Much research goes in to picking just the right combination to make a great bar of soap.  Some are chosen because they will give your soap a good rich lather, others because they make a nice hard bar of soap.  Every base oil chosen by Glynne’s Soaps will also have skin enriching properties.

Coconut Oil

During this flu season, you will be relieved to know that coconut oil forms a barrier on your skin to ward off infection. Along with its ability to maintain the natural chemical balance of your skin, it is very beneficial in other ways.  It is a safe all natural moisturizer for all skin types, from very dry to very oily.  It is helpful in treating skin infections, dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis.  Coconut oil delays the formation of wrinkles and saggy skin while it prevents aging because of its antioxidant properties.  An additional benefit to coconut oil is that it is very soothing and can reduce stress and mental fatigue.

Olive Oil

Olive oil is rich in Vitamin E and other antioxidants.  It has remarkable healing and anti-aging properties due to the presence of chlorophyll.  It can restore the moisture and elasticity to your skin and remove the damage done as you go about your day.  Damage from the sun, wind, cold, makeup, and any harmful chemicals you are exposed to on a daily basis.  It is also very moisturizing and is helpful in reducing dry skin, eczema and psoriasis.

Castor Oil

Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, castor oil can be used to treat arthritis and other joint pains.  It is also a natural emollient which means it will penetrate the outer layer of skin to promote the body’s production of elastin and collagen.  This will give you softer, more hydrated skin.  It will restore the youthful appearance of your skin by reducing wrinkles and making your skin smoother and softer.

Cottonseed and Soybean Oils

These oils are full of fatty acids and anti-oxidants such as Vitamin E and Vitamin B.  They are critical to keeping your skin smooth and younger looking.  They also prevent the development of wrinkles and age spots.  The fatty acids present in cottonseed and soybean oils are a key component to the restoration of your skin after the damage done by exposure to the sun and all the harmful pollutants in the air.

So, before you buy that next bar of soap this winter, check the ingredients.  Is it full of chemicals and words you can’t pronounce?  Why not reach for an all natural bar of soap from Glynne’s Soaps.  They smell great, are safe for you and the environment and you will start to notice the benefits to your skin after the first use.

As a side note, our new website is coming soon to a computer near you. We are excited about the new design and hope to be able to share it with you soon. Our Thanksgiving  free shipping deal ends tonight at midnight. We would love to be your stocking stuffer!

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