Monday, October 31, 2011

Natural Shaving Soap

Shaving soaps from Just 4 U Soaps produce a rich lather and is excellent for dry and sensitive skin.  Kaolin clay is added to the shaving soap to help your blade glide easily over your skin.  For men this should be used with a shaving brush for a thick rich lather.  Ladies.....just rub the soap on your legs and then rub the lather - it will get thick and creamy and does not dry out your skin.  This shaving soap will leave your skin feeling soft and moisturized.

Hemp Soap - Forbidden

I'm making a new batch of Hemp Soap today a very popular scent.  It's called forbidden.  Originally it had a mix of 5 essential oils, but I've cut it back to 4 and it smells just as wonderful.  The other ingredient was getting a little to expensive, as happens with essential oils.

This bar will be ready for sale in about 4 weeks.

Tea Tree Oil

Today as I was making a batch of Tea Tree Oil Soap I was thinking of all the things
I have learned about tea tree oil, and I'm sure there are many more to learn.

Tea Tree Oil comes from the Melaleuca Tree, which grows in Australia. The oil from this tree is skin healing, has strong antiseptic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties.

Historically Tea Tree oil was used to heal cuts, wounds and skin infections, but over the years it was found to be aid in athlete’s feet, sunburn, rashes and skin healing. Tea tree oil has also been used in the treatment of acne.

The aborigines have used the leaves of the Tea Tree for centuries to heal skin infections, cuts and wounds.

During the Second World War the first aid kits issued to Australian soldiers contained Tea Tree Oil. The oil was used to disinfect and speed the healing of wounds without damaging healthy tissue. This oil was so important to the war efforts that anyone working in the production of tea tree oil was exempt from military duty.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Some more comments from Just 4 U soaps customers

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Cheryl - 108 Mile House - "I don't know but that muscle ease sure works on bug bites! After sun lotion is the best, OK so is the shaving soap! Just try it you will never buy anything else again!"

Cathy - PG - Lookin good! By the way I love the gardener's hand cream. I was pulling out some stinging nettles without gloves and the cream took the "sting" out almost immediately. Good stuff, Teresa.

Cathy - Prince George - Hey Teresa. Used your "Bug Off" out on the boat this past week. We like to have a window open a bit at night so I sprayed some on a cloth and stuck it in the window latch. No one was bothered by bugs all night. Wrapped the cloth in a baggy and used for several nights. Great stuff. Thanks"

Telford - Williams Lake -I have terribly dry skin and when I use the soaps, it makes my skin feel hydrated again as well as smelling terrific. I also love that these products are all natural, no chemicals or preservatives used. I will continue to be a loyal and returning customer

Monday, October 24, 2011

Lavender has been used for a long time Cleopatra seduced Marc Antony with Lavender, it was used in pipe smoking to enhance the flavor of the other herbs, and the oils where used on the body for the elegant aroma and also as an insect repellent.  Lavender was so popular in the Roman Times that the flowers were sold for the equivalent of a farmer’s wages for a month, or fifty haircuts.  Lavender was used in Roman Times to scent bath water and believed to restore the skin.

This incredible herb also has disinfectant and deodorizing properties making it an important flower and oil used in London when the Great Plague hit.  Lavender was used to protect against sickness.  It was worn around the wrists.

Lavender oil was used in World War I as an antiseptic and has long been used to disinfect sores and get rid of head lice. 

I was amazed when taking my course and learned that Lavender essential oil will heal a burn faster and quicker than Aloe Vera.  I have tested this and it is true. 

Lavender not only acts as an insect repellent, but it will soothe and heal insect bites as well and it is one of very few essential oils that are safe for babies.  So a baby lotion scented with Lavender should help keep baby safe from insect bites.

Lavender can be used on all skin types and is said to help heal acne, dermatitis, eczema, inflammation, psoriasis, insect bites and stings, scaring and burns.  Also helps for muscle aches and pains, and helps a person relax.  Lavender is often used in pillows or sprays to help a person sleep better.

The cautions with use of Lavender are:  to avoid it in the first two trimesters of pregnancy and although good for high blood pressure avoid it if you have low blood pressure.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Christmas Craft Fairs

Just 4 U Soaps next Craft Fairs will be:  South Cariboo Winter Arts and Crafts Fair in 100 Mile House, BC, being held at the 100 Mile Junior High School on November 4th and 5th.  Hours are Friday 6pm - 9pm and Saturday 9am - 3pm.

The next day we will be in Kamloops at the Interior Savings Centre for the Royal Inland Hospitals Craft-A-Fair.  Hours for this craft fair are:  Sunday Nov 6th from 10 am - 4 pm.

I can't always bring all my products due to limited table space so if there is anything in particular you would like please e-mail me at and I'll be sure to bring it.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Handmade soap boxes for a special Christmas gift

Beautiful handmade soap boxes are available for sale this year.  Add your favorite soap and you have a nice inexpensive gift for your child's teacher, a fellow worker or family member.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The benefits of Rose hip oil for the skin

Benefits of Rose hip Oil for skin are better than any store brand moisturizer.  Rose hip Oil comes from the rose family and is found growing all over north and south America, Europe, Northern Africa and Western and Central Asia.

The oil of the rose hips contain Vitamin A, B, D and E, high concentrations of vitiamin C and is extremely hydrating to the skin.  Vitamin A helps delay the effects of skin aging and promotes collagen and elastin levels to increase.  Rose hip oil soaks into the skin easily without leaving a greasy residue and can be used on all skin types.

Some of the benefits of rose hip oil for the skin and the conditions that rose hip oil can help improve are as follows:
-scarring - from surgery, injury or burns
-premature aging
-photo aging - sun damage
-acne scarring
-sunburn (after the redness is gone)
-skin rehydration
-reducing fine facial lines
-improving skin tone
-improving old scars

To gain the benefits of this incredible oil, apply a few drops to the skin and massage in until absorbed. Studies show for skin repairing this oil needs to be applied daily for months.  For example, for those people who have spent many summers in the sun and now have pigmented skin, fine lines all over, and dried skin, can have all of that repaired and replaced with flawless skin tone in a couple of months (2-4 months).  So make rose hip oil your daily moisturizer and see some real benefits.


Natural skin care: Aloe Vera

Natural skin care: Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera Aloe Vera is often called the burn plant it has been grown as a houseplant for years. The gel this plant produces is an amazing he...

Monday, October 17, 2011

Aloe Vera - the amazing healing gel

Aloe Vera is often called the burn plant it has been grown as a houseplant for years. The gel this plant produces is an amazing healer being used to heal burns, scalds, scrapes, sunburn, acne, eczema, wrinkles, dry and itchy skin and wounds.

Used as a moisturizer on the face, the aloe vera gel can help reduce wrinkles and dark circles under the eyes. With the use of aloe vera gel the skin will become softer, moisturized and have a healthy glow.

Aloe vera gel is rich in Vitamin C and E, which helps protect the skin from drying out and helps keep it firm. It will also restore dry chapped lips when used on them.

When applied to injuries, aloe vera has been known to help reduce pain and infections as well as help lower the chance of scarring while aiding in the regrowth of healthy skin tissue.

To use this incredible gel cut an inch of so from the top of the leaf, scrape or squeeze the gel from the leaf and use this gel to treat your burn or other skin condition. The leaf of the plant will develop a scar but continue to grow.

Just remember store bought stabilized aloe does not have the abilities that fresh aloe has.

To use for wounds, clean the wound and apply the gel. To make your own medicinal oil slice up leaves from the plant into ¼ inch pieces, cover these leaves with vegetable oil. Any oil will work, but I would use skin friendly oil such as olive, jojoba, rose hip or apricot kernel. Let this mixture blend for 60 days, then strain, and keep in a dark glass jar. This oil will last indefinitely. You can also place the gel in zip lock bags, put in the freezer and use when a cold gel is needed quickly.

Men's Shaving Soap - shaving the old fashion way

Natural handmade shaving soap will give you a closer shave and leave your skin soft and nourished.  These shaving soaps will last 3 - 4 months.  They are naturally made using skin loving oils and scented with essential oils.  Order yours today at

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Making Soap

I'm busy making Olive Oil soaps - a batch of Sandalwood and another of Sage and Citrus today.  Also, put on another batch of Raspberry/Patch Hemp soap that I have completely sold out of.  Well busy days ahead getting ready for the upcoming Christmas Craft Fairs.