Thursday, 18 December 2008

I'd had an enquiry about a felted soap to give to an Irish girl (in the end the buyer opted for Midwinter and Lemon, Glycerine and Honey) so I set out to devise a fragrance and name.

I decided to base the fragrance on Bog Myrtle (checked out where it grew in Ireland) and thought of Peat Bog Fairy (after the folk group - until I checked out Peat Bog Fairies and discovered they came from Skye!).

Still on the Fairy theme I decided on something to do with the Sidhe (pronounced Shee) the Fair Folk of ancient Ireland who retreated into a differnet dimension and inhabit the green mounds.

Ard na Sidhe is Mound of the Fair Folk - the soap has silk, green clay and Bog Myrtle EO.

Bog Myrtle has a long standing reputation as an insect repellant and recent studies have shown it to be effective in treating acne.

Monday, 15 December 2008

Face the Morning Scrub

This is one of the scrubs I mentioned a few posts down; it's a finely textured scrub which testers said works well on the face.

With the ultrafine oatmeal and jojoba it will also work as a masque in addition to being a moisturising scrub, making it a 3-in-1 treatment.

It's likely to be a Winter only product as, because it does not have butters in the ingredients, it will separate at warm temperatures - can't post it in warm weather.

It will be onsite in January as part of a range for perking up the skin after the Yuletide indulgences.