OM Body Works  

By Melissa Blaque

All Natural Soap & More

Yes I also make 100% Organic and all natural soap and bath salts. I do not use Sulfates, or harsh chemicals as those can be very damaging and drying to our skin.

Remember when your baby, niece, nephew, grand baby was an infant? Their delicate skin. Subtle and brand new. Ah! Th have that skin again! Well I began to wonder, you know those chemical free-or at least less harsh soaps and lotions we use on our baby's precious skin? What would their skin look like if we used our harsh soap and chemicals on them? Better yet....What would our skin look like if we used non-or less harsh soap on ours now. Ever hear the saying, "less is more?" Well I believe when it comes to our soap that is literal. So I began researching and wanted to originally just make soap for my own kids. My 25 year old daughter is a red-head very sensitive skin. While my son has darker skin and as a teen-ager had begun to experience break-outs. So I started playing around with different formulas of soap. I use several primary ingredients and then I use whatever fragrance or plant I am going with for the person I am making the soap for. This is very special to me because I am making a one of a kind scent and recipe just for you.

I have several that are favorites so you can choose from those or request your very own, but keep in mind I only make 1 or 2 bars at a time so they are very different. One of the ingredients I use for a base is Castor Oil, now you might think YUK! Castor oil! Isn't that the oil our grandma used to give us when we were kids?! Well Grandma was (as usual on to something) actually castor oil is as good for the outside of us as it is on the inside. Castor oil is in allot of natural based soaps, it is what I use to create the lather in my soaps instead of harsh detergents. Did you know in most store bought soaps they still use lots of lye? It's a very harsh and even a poison substance when used in larger quantities. I don't tell you this to make you afraid of other soaps so you'll buy mine although that would be great! :)

I tell you so that you will be more informed. Baby soaps and shampoos are very low and or minimal in these ingredients, so it is less harsh on their sensitive skin. But why don't we still view our own skin in this way? We should pamper it and care for it.

My primary ingredients are very basic and vary depending on the soap I am making. For example I have a very sensitive skin formula that is simply Goats milk, oats, honey, shea butter, raw organic sugar, castor oil, and sea salt. I can modify that depending on your needs. There are basic ingredients I use most often: Goats milk Soap, 100% Natural, and fragrance Free: Goats Milk Base, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Castor Oil, Sea Salt. I can add honey, or any fragrance.

Lemon Poppy Seed: (one of my favorites, great for your skin, the lemon is an astringent, the poppy seeds are an anti-oxidant and exfolient, While the honey and Goats milk moisturize and make your skin feel so soft. 

 

Orange Cranberry: It has all the base ingredients of the Goats Milk Soap but I add real organic orange with Valencia extract and orange zest and real cranberries. It smells wonderful with no fake fragrance or chemicals. This soap has to be used to be appreciated it is wonderful and another of my favorites.

 

Warm Cocoa!!: Warm cocoa smells like a big warm cup of Hot Cocoa! It has real raw ground cocoa, honey, goats milk, shea butter, and YES EXTRA dose of caffeine!!! You can feel the effects after washing your face with it the very 1st time. The extra moisture helps keep everything soft and subtle while the cocoa and caffeine do wonders for puffy areas! You gota try this soap!!!

This soap I made originally for myself. I read in an herbalist book that allot of people are fearful of caffeine and with all the hipe about it being bad for you that's what most of us assume. Caffeine is actually incredible for your skin and especially aging skin. Here's why. Caffeine stimulates and excellerates healing and speeds up the process. It also shrinks puffy tissue. That's right! Shrinks tissue! So if you use it regularly it can reduce puffy bags under the eyes around the jaw line. So I use a extra dose of caffeine in my this special soap.

 
 

 Spiced Vanilla Chai Latte' : I made this soap for a dear friend who loves vanilla latte's so I thought what a wonderful soap it would make. I use real spiced vanilla Chai latte tea, then I add 100% natural vanilla extract,and a few drops of vanilla essential oil, shea butter, raw sugar, and sea salt, it smells as good as it looks.

Jasmine Green Tea: Yep! 100% real Jasmine Green Tea, I add a little extra Jasmine essential oils, I leave the Green Tea pieces in the soap, I love that ground tea feeling and it's wonderful for your skin. Then I add my base of Goats Milk, Shea Butter.

 

 

Vanilla Infused Coffee Bean: This coffee soap in So yummy! It has such an intense coffee, vanilla scent I'm surprised Starbucks hasn't called me! :) I use organic anilla infused whole coffe beans and ground coffe beans in this Java delight!

Oats and Honey: This is one of my most simple yet favorite soaps, Whole oats, locally grown honey, Goats milk, shea butter, castor oil. That's it pure and simple. No fragrance, no added colors, dyes, non of that. So very good for you. I can add fragrances to any one of these soaps, I can add extra caffeine also to any soaps upon request.

                              

SUPER-Blueberries and Creme': This Wonderful Goats Milk Soap has pieces of real blueberry made right into the soap, The small is light but very blueberry. I also added honey, raw organic sugar and a bit of sea salt. Blueberries are LOADED with anti-oxidants, that help heal the skin and cells, and re-build fresh new skin, Honey is a natural anti-bacterial, the 2 of them together is an incredible germ killing natural solution to problem skin. So for an extra added all natural super bacterial, wonder soap I add a few drops of 100% therapeutic grade essential oils. It's like a bacterial germ fighting super soap! And it's gentle at the same time. That's what I love about natural and organic products, they are gentle an work as well if not )in my opinion) better than the stuff you pay outrageous amounts for at the high-end stores. 

               Like I said Less is More!

Lavender I love using Lavender. Either Lavender Seeds, Blossoms, or Lavender essential oils extract, because of the properties Lavender has. It's a very unique and medicinal little power-packed plant! 

Did you know Lavender has a potent punch? Oh yes it's not just beautiful, and smells wonderful, it's got a few extra special tricks up it's sleeve. Nature was having a phenomenal day when Lavender was born.

 

My Lavender Soap is made with pieces of real Lavender, the buds and essential oils, along with my other base ingredients.  

Some of Lavenders Medicinal qualities: 

Lavender is used extensively with herbalists, and aroma-therapy. English lavender, yields an essential oils with sweet overtones, and can be used in balms, salves, perfumes, cosmetics, and topical applications. Lavandin, Lavandula × intermedia (also known as Dutch lavender), yields a similar essential oil, but with higher levels of terpenes, including camphor, which add a sharper overtone to the fragrance. Mexican lavender, Lavandula stoechas is not used medicinally, but mainly for landscaping.

Essential oil of lavender has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It was used in hospitals during WWI to disinfect floors and walls. These extracts are also used as fragrances for bath products.

According to folk wisdom, lavender has many uses. Infusions of lavender are believed to soothe insect bites, burns, and headaches. Bunches of lavender repel insects. In pillows, lavender seeds and flowers aid sleep and relaxation. An infusion of flowerheads added to a cup of boiling water soothes and relaxes at bedtime. Lavender oil (or extract of Lavender) heals acne when used diluted 1:10 with water, rosewater, or witch hazel; it also treats skin burns and inflammatory conditions.

A recent clinical study investigated anxiolytic effects and influence on sleep quality. Lavender oil with a high percentage of linalool and linalyl acetate in the form of capsules, was generally well tolerated. It showed meaningful efficacy in alleviating anxiety and related sleep disturbances.   

 

 Eucalyptus oil is readily steam distilled from the leaves and can be used for cleaning, deodorising, and in very small quantities in food supplements, especially sweets, cough drops, toothpaste, and decongestants. It also has insect repellent properties (Jahn 1991 a, b; 1992), and is an active ingredient in some commercial mosquito repellents.

 

 Honey       

 The nectar of some eucalypts produces high-quality monofloral honey. 

Honey is one of my very favorite ingredients to use it also carries quite a medicinal punch.

Historically, honey has been used by humans to treat a variety of ailments through topical application, but only recently have the antiseptic and antibacterial properties of honey been chemically explained.

In Ayurveda, a 4000-year-old medicine originating from India, honey is considered to positively affect all three primitive material imbalances of the body. "Vaatalam guru sheetam cha raktapittakaphapaham| Sandhatru cchedanam ruksham kashayam madhuram madhu|| "It has sweetness with added astringent as end taste. It is heavy, dry and cold. Its effect on doshas (imbalances) is that it aggravates vata (air / moving forces), scrapes kapha (mucus / holding forces) and normalizes pitta (catabolic fire) and rakta (blood). It promotes the healing process." Some wound gels which contain antibacterial raw honey and have regulatory approval are now available to help treat drug-resistant strains of bacteria (MRSA). One New Zealand researcher says a particular type of honey (Manuka honey) may be useful in treating MRSA infections.

As an antimicrobial agent honey may have the potential for treating a variety of ailments. Antibacterial properties of honey are the result of the low water activity causing osmosis, chelation of free Iron, its slow release of hydrogen peroxide, high acidity, and the antibacterial activity of methyl-glyoxal.

Honey appears to be effective in killing drug-resistant biofilms, which are implicated in chronic rhino-sinusitis. (this is basically the bacteria that scientists believe causes chronic sinusitis or chronic sinus infections) there is a belief in the holistic and herbal community that sinusitis, and other chronic allergy related aliments can be easily dramatically reduced or eased by ingeting honey that is locally grown. Here's the theory, if the air, pollutants in your area are contributing to or aggravating your allergies and or sinus drainage inflammation etc; then it stands to reason it will be infused in the local honey. Everything that's in our air now is also in the honey you buy locally. Ok so because of the anti-biotic type anti-body building powers that we now know medial science has validated, if you are ingesting the local honey or exposing your body to it in small doses and coupled with a natural immune-boosting anti-viral, anti-bacterial agent, your body will A. build up a strong immunity to these local irritants, therefore boosting the good stuff, and at the same time the power agents are killing off the bad stuff. It's recommended you use at least 3-8 tablespoons of honey a day. Remember the key here is "Locally Grown." Of course Organic if at all possible.  

Pricing on Hands Heeling Soles Soap vary.

Small Personal Soap Bars: $ 4.00 per bar

Medium Bar: $5.00 per bar

XL Large Bars: $ 10.00 per bar 

Sample pack of personal soaps $15.00 for six

4 pack of Medium soaps: $ 20.00

2 pack of XL Large Bars:  $ 20.00

 

 

  

So I can make your soap as fragrant or non-fragrant as you want it. I can add or combine whatever you'd like.

Be sure to let me know if you have any type of nut allergies and I will make sure I do not use almond oil in your soap.

Any soap you see above I can make with the same ingredients, into Bath Salts. Bath Salts are really good for your skin. If you have over active sweat glands, bath salts are exactly what you need. Not just any store bought bath salts you need bath salts with I use mineral salts and sea salt, those types of salts have been known to aid in shrinking over sized sweat gland openings. If you soak at least once a week in theses salts with warm water baths, you could potentially stave off over active sweat glands for a week or 2 at a time. Over tie they will adjust to the salts and you could even see a significant reduction after only a few uses, that could last longer than any chemical over the counter or prescription product you may be topically applying.  Organic Sea Salts, Mineral Salts, Honey, Essential oils in whatever scent you like. So, now I suppose the next question is... How would you like your soap or salts?                             

I also make a raw sugar, sea salt, mineral salt, natural oil based rub for your dry skin. This is excellent for rough heels, elbows, knees and hands. It has a wonderful almond or natural veggie blend base, and is the same rubs I use for my warm sugar rub therapy treatment. It stimulates the skin and has a deep penetrating moisturizing effect.

Any and all of my above mentioned products are for sale in my shop or you can send me an email here with your order. They are also a great unique gift to give. So Please let me know what you'd like.

Gift Certificates are also available upon request. 

 

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