More New Products!

In an effort to boost sales we are once again going to be pushing out new products. Starting sometime in the next month or two, about the same time as I will be launching Soap Parties, we will be carrying Body Wash and Lotion as well as sample sizes of our soaps. In addition to the Body Wash and Lotion you will now also be able to order gift baskets. These will be great options for the upcoming holidays!

Another new addition will be more face products including a detox mask and face soap. Right now we are setting aside the funding for these new ventures and are hoping to see them released in just a few short weeks.

Are there any items you wished we carried? Let us know in the comments below!

p.s. Our Facebook competition runs through 9/12, don’t forget to enter!

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Contest Starts Today!

Starting right now we are running a Back To School Contest!

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We are giving away a grab bag of goodies including a soap, a solid perfume/cologne, a lip balm, a washcloth, and a scrub!

Here’s how to win:

  • Like Us on Facebook
  • Like and Share the Contest Photo on Facebook… That can be found HERE
  • Comment on the Photo telling us your favorite kinds of fragrances

That’s all there is to it. Remember you must share the original image from our page!

Additional contest entries are available. You will get an additional entry into the contest if you follow our blog(there is a link at the bottom of the page), another if you favorite us on Etsy, another if you follow me personally on Etsy, and yet another if you follow us on Twitter. You MUST follow us on Facebook, as well as like, share and comment on the contest photo to qualify for additional entries. That means each person can get up to 5 total entries.

If you are following or favoriting us for the bonus entries please be sure to Contact Us with the screenname(s) you are following us under so we can confirm for credit.

Contest ends at 11:59 pm on 9/12. Winner will be chosen at random on 9/13 and announced that same day here on the blog and on Facebook.

Good luck!

These are a Few of my Favorite Things…

Happy Friday! How are all y’all Happy Bathers doing?

Today I’d like to talk about an Etsy Feature I just love… Treasuries.

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Tiny Star Ring – $19.00 from laonato on Etsy

If you are new to Etsy they are a great way to search what’s out there. Basically a Treasury is a carefully curated list of items one person puts together. Many people do this by color, or a color scheme as well as a theme because the prettiest and most voted for Treasuries can end up on Etsy’s home page.

You can view all of the Treasuries here: http://www.etsy.com/treasury

LEO Zodiac Constellation Hardcover Journal - $34.00 by CoffeeMonkeyPress on Etsy

LEO Zodiac Constellation Hardcover Journal – $34.00 by CoffeeMonkeyPress on Etsy

Remember when I mentioned Manic Designs a couple of weeks ago? The Star Wrap that I am still in love with inspired my latest Treasury. I call it Star Light, Star Bright and you can check it out here: http://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzE3MDA5NjR8MjcyNDgzNzMwMA/star-light-star-bright?index=2&ref=treasury_search&atr_uid=

Tiny Sterling Silver Star Necklace - $14.00 by West9th on Etsy

Tiny Sterling Silver Star Necklace – $14.00 by West9th on Etsy

I really do have a personal obsession with anything and everything with a star on it. So now I’m asking all of you to head over to my Star Light, Star Bright Treasury and give it some love! Lets see if we can get Bathe Happy featured!

Blue Galaxy Star Field Pillow Cover - $42.00 by geographyhandmade on Etsy

Blue Galaxy Star Field Pillow Cover – $42.00 by geographyhandmade on Etsy

All of the photos in the post have been selections from the Treasury! Be sure to go check it out. If you have a Treasury you’d like to share be sure to link to it in the comments!

Thanks all, see you Monday!

Product Spotlight: Pure Argan Oil

So what is Argan Oil anyway? I’m sure you’ve heard of it. Every beauty blog an magazine talks about this stuff and how awesome it is so I wanted to share more about it with you.

Pure Argan Oil from Bathe Happy

Pure Argan Oil from Bathe Happy

Argan oil is pressed from the nut of the fruit of the Argan Tree, which is only found in Morocco. The argan tree lives to be about 150 to 200 years old and does not start producing the fruit until it is 30 to 50 years old. Because the tree is found only in a limited area, the oil itself is quite rare. To make argan oil, Moroccan workers—mostly women—peel the outer layer of the tree fruit then pound its inner nut with a rock to extract kernels, from which the oil is extracted. These women for the most part belong to various women’s co-ops supported by various organizations worldwide representing women’s rights.

Argan Oil is truly an all-purpose beauty tool. Argan oil is most effective as a moisturizer, toner, and topical treatment for general hair, skin, and nail problems. Argan oil in its purest form is highly effective. Therefore, it does not need other ingredients in order to keep its effectiveness and freshness. Pure and preservative-free Argan oil is best to use for your daily skin and hair regimen.

Cosmetics expert Marla Malcolm Beck, the CEO and co-founder of Bluemercury.com says “Argan oil has incredible conditioning and anti-aging properties that keep hair and skin revitalized, It’s great for dry skin, does not clog pores, helps minimize fine lines, and can treat split ends. Argan oil can help people with mild acne as the oleic acid found in the oil helps promote healthy levels of sebum production, and its linoleic acid helps prevent excess dead skin cells by promoting healthy skin turnover.”

While all of this is common to hear about Argan Oil, clinical testing of it is slim to none so it’s best to take a lot of things with a grain of salt and try it out for yourself. Everyone has different skin and hair needs but Argan Oil seems to really work for everyone that tries it.

Here are some things I love about Argan Oil after using it for myself (I’ve been using it for over a year now):

For My Hair:

  • Better Curl Definition
  • Less Noticeable Split Ends (Keep in mind there is no miracle cure for split ends besides a haircut.)
  • Less Frizz
  • More Shine

For My Nails:

  • Less Splitting
  • Healthier Cuticles

For My Skin:

  • Super Hydrated Without Feeling Oily
  • Healthier Glow

For My Face:

  • Less Acne
  • Fewer Breakouts
  • ZERO Dryness or Flakiness (which I have always struggled with)
  • Healthier Glow
  • Clearer Pores

Pure Argan Oil typically retails from $20-$100 per oz. Big name brands that sell it jumped on the Argan Oil Bandwagon and added huge mark ups. You won’t find that at Bathe Happy. Our Pure Argan Oil is $15 for 1 oz. and 27.50 for 2 oz. To compare you can check out Josie Maran who sells the same stuff at Sephora for $14 for just .5 oz., $48 for 1.7 oz., and $96 for 4 oz.

You can check out our Listings for Argan Oil here:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/BatheHappy?section_id=14022405

For more info on Argan Oil check out these great articles and sites:

DIY Friday – Scalp Treatment

If you are like me, the littlest bit of stress or a change in the weather or just about anything can make your skin freak out. When my skin freaks out like that my scalp becomes an itchy dry unattractive mess. Luckily there is an all-natural way to fix it with just four ingredients. You can make it at home easily or you will soon be able to buy it in our shop.

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Ingredients:

  • ¼ Cup Sweet Almond Oil
  • ¼ Cup Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • 10-20 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 10-20 Drops Tea Tree Essential Oil

Directions:

Combine everything in a dropper bottle or a squirt bottle. I use an old hair color applicator bottle. Shake well. Ta-daa you’re done. I told you it would be simple.
Keep in mind that the amount of the essential oil you use is a personal choice. I tend to use a bit more in my own products so you can adjust the amount to your preference.

How To Use:

Shake well before each use. Apply a few drops directly on to you scalp in the troubled areas. Massage the oil into your scalp taking care to make sure that the entire area is covered well. A little bit will go a long way here. Let it sit for about 20 minutes then brush your hair with a boar bristle (or similar) brush. At this point you will want to double check that you didn’t miss any spots, you can add more and brush again. Let the oil sit for about 1-2 hours then shampoo and condition as usual.

A few important things to note:

  • DO NOT use this treatment on open wounds or broken skin
  • If your scalp is particularly bad or you have severe dandruff it is common that after a treatment you scalp may feel hard or scaly. This is your skin healing itself. Both the essential oils are going to help kill any harmful bacteria that may be causing the scalp problem and are going to help re-balance the areas natural chemical makeup and pH. It will get better with every treatment and shampoo.
  • This treatment works best when used once a week. You can extend it to twice a week for the most severe cases.
  • Dandruff and dry skin are different conditions that look similar; this treatment can help with both.

That’s it for this week. Everyone have an awesome weekend!