Thursday, July 07, 2005

NATURALS - Incorporating our Honey into new products

We're busy working on a new line of Natural products using our award winning honey as one of the ingredients! Handcrafted soaps, lip balms, and hand creams will debut at the Market En Plein Aire at the Florence Griswold Museum during Old Lyme's Midsummer Festival on July 30th.

We are producing three soaps: Honey, Honey Oatmeal, and Honey Lavender. Ingredients include saponified olive oil, sweet almond oil, coconut oil, palm oil, and beeswax. It takes 3-6 weeks to cure cold process soaps. Lightly fragrant from the key ingredients of honey or lavender, the soaps have an added sweet smell from the sweet almond oil. The ingredients were selected for their skin conditioning and lathering abilities. Lavender has antiseptic and stimulating qualities. The typical soap bar has a deep honey color, while the lavender bars are flecked with lavender we collected from Provence in southern France.

Currently, Stasia is finalizing the formulations of several lip glosses/balms ('blosses'?). One favorite has a sweet scent of orange. The glosses also contain the finest natural ingedients including beeswax, jojoba, castor, and coconut oils, as well as vitamin E. Easy to apply and longlasting! The hand cream includes aloe veraShe remarks that getting the ingredient mix just right is a challenge--but a lot of fun as well.

We've designed new labels and hope to have them printed by next week.