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Skincare in the heat!

covershotSo are are we enjoying this heat wave?

Natural skincare doesn’t like to be in warm temperatures.  If you see me at the farmers market, I’ll have my creams and lotions (and the deodorant) in a cooler.

When you get your product home, immediately open your products, stir or shake vigorously and replace lid.  Allow your products to sit to resolve any separation or viscosity issues that may have occurred.  So in the summer, place products in a cool environment (or air conditioning is great).  And in the winter, keep your product in a room temperature environment.

So in summary, please keep your natural products from moisture, heat and direct UV light.
Enjoy!

Welcome!

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Setting up for the Main Street Farmers Market

Welcome to my blog!

I feel like a kid in a candy store, really. Like the feeling I get when I see new mica colors! I am excited to have this new communication route and there are so many things to address and topics on which one can elaborate, however, I know exactly what I wish to share with you all first.

When I was a young girl, from the age of 7 to 17, I lived on a farm in the valley. My mother was a cosmetician and she would bring home samples from the store which she had received from the cosmetic companies. Upon receiving these small containers of creams in a shade of pink or blue, and creamy eye shadows with sheen, along with other beauty treats, I often pondered what were ‘they really made of’? Where were they made? These questions percolated within. Meanwhile, I noticed the lady next door as she picked stinging nettles and dandelions to create a natural brew or remedy of some sort. I was intrigued.

As I entered my late twenties, I wanted to understand more about what I was putting on my skin (and also, what I was putting down my drain). I began studying the ingredients of skin care products in earnest. This led to some surprising (and many disappointing) discoveries. The ‘natural’ products I had been paying handsomely for were not at all what they claimed to be.

I wanted answers, and continued researching cosmetics ingredients and production of skin and hair care products. I believed there must be a better way. I eventually found suppliers of plant-based, organic cosmetics ingredients and began developing my own concoctions. In my products such as creams, toners, and soaps, I would always include the healing properties of essential oils – and using my personal favourite scents; patchouli, tangerine, lavender, and neroli. I found this passion of mine needed to be shared – and I began teaching natural skincare classes in 1998. Today, I now offer fifteen workshops, including “Mineral Make-up” and I carry over 50 body care items. And so the story goes……

The intention of this blog is to open a channel through which I can share valuable information, accumulated knowledge and obtain feedback. I want you to be part of the continual growth of Scentimental Creations and Me Cosmetics!

Again, welcome all readers!