Lavendrous Soaks Bath Salts

Lavendrous Soaks Bath Salts

Lavendrous Soaks Bath Salts
This homemade bath salt is made with Himalayan Pink Salts, Sea Salt, Epsom Salt, baking soda, colloidal oatmeal, lavender flowers and lavender essential oil.

Tension eases from your muscles as you relax away the days stress in a bath with this salt. Many people are fond of lavender’s scent and is great for relaxing nervous tension. Lavender is also a sedative and a general tonic.

Himalayan Pink Salt is a pristine salt preserved by lava and over 250 million years old. It contains around 84 minerals that we need and are too often lacking. This salt is All-Natural, Organic-Compliant, and Kosher Certified. The pink color comes from trace elements within, including “energy-rich” iron. Himalayan Pink Salt is known for stimulating circulation, soothing sore muscles, helping to reduce acid reflux, lowering blood pressure, and amazing in removing toxins.

Epsom Salt is not actually a salt, but is magnesium sulfate. Most of us are deficient in magnesium and should supplement. It is doubted that magnesium can be absorbed through the skin as the molecule is too large. There have been no studies to prove or disprove absorption that I can find. However, personally, I find much muscle relief in using Epsom Salts in my bath. Relief for me comes about instantly as the salts are added. Compared to a bath without Epsom Salt, I find little to moderate relief. The proof is in the pudding, and is up to you to decide if this ingredient aids you or not.

Baking Soda is a great addition to bath salts as it helps to soften the water and wash away dirt (oil) and perspiration from the day. It is also reported as really good at soothing irritable skin conditions such as rashes, eczema and psoriasis. One source I found states that a professional attributes Baking Soda to draining the lymphatic system of dis-eases and toxins.

Colloidal oatmeal is oatmeal that has been ground into a fine powder. It is often used in baths for itchy rashes like poison ivy, soothing dry, itchy skin, allergic reactions and eczema.

You may use this bath salt in a 1/4 cup up to 1 cup in a tub of warm or hot water. Very hot water is detrimental to the function of the skin and is best when used for only a minute or so in alternating temperature treatments. Run your bath water first, then pour in the salts, stirring the to disolve. You add them after the bath has run to avoid dispersing the essential oils too quickly into the air. It is better if they remain on the top of the water and release slower into the air so that you may enjoy the aromatherapy benefits!

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M.I.A. & I must Confess

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I have a confession to make … I have been quite M.I.A. for some time. Mainly I strangely disappeared after that N.C. vacation. After that I couldn’t get my head back in the game. Well I’ve been doing a lot of soul-searching, a lot of learning. I have also been changing my diet and working on my health. My health took a dive into the dumps since October, but things are starting to look up. I confess, it’s been a long road, and I haven’t gone very far, but the point is I am travelling on it. I have so much I need to do for the site, this blog and making nice things for you all. Oh and I’ve been learning how to knit and crochet. With all that I want to share with you (I must confess, again) I’m not sure how to arrange it. The business blog gurus confess I must focus on one thing only, my business, my products. Otherwise the poor readers could get distracted and confused… I have more faith in you. I think you will be able to figure it out. I’ll make sure to separate things into columns and grooves. Most of all, I just want to be able to help others move along their path towards a better future for us all. That’s not lofty, is it?

Sandy – The Hybrid Hurricane Monster

Prepared Enough?

As I sit in my home in Northern Virginia at 2:47 pm, I wonder, how bad will Hurricane Sandy be? Have I fully prepared for the storm? I admit, I am not much of a preparer. I take some steps. I made sure we have enough water. We already have one of those large water dispensing bottles sitting around. I figure, or hope, it will be enough. Continue reading

Since the Vacation

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Emerald Isle, NC
The vacation was wonderful! Very relaxing. The weather was very nice. Not too hot, not too cold. The water was 80°, just wonderful. Since I’ve been back, however, it’s been hard getting back into the groove of things. So much to do! I have made 2 new soaps, a new lotion, and 2 body scrubs. I will post about them soon. Keep an eye out!

Emerald Isle, North Carolina

We left for the beach this week on Sunday (16SEP12) for Emerald Isle, North Carolina. My father rented a beach house for the week. The house is very nice, and the beach is just across the street with public access right there. Who came along? My father, of course, his friend, and the babies godmother, Teresa, my children (Sean, Ayanna & Domenik) and myself. My husband, Rich, couldn’t make it unfortunately as he had to work. So he is there if any orders come in.

I am sitting on the deck at 12:26 am enjoying the warm, windy night with a nice bottle of merlot. Sitting here listening to the sound of the rough seas (we had a tornado warning all day, with on again off again rain and high winds constant, as now), thinking about Nature and ways to reclaim our connection and all the myriad aspects of our current disconnectedness and (IMO) connected illnesses/dis-eases. I haven’t done any work since I got here as I was planning. Instead I have indulged in spending time with the family and thoroughly enjoying myself and them. This is something that I know, at least I, have gotten away from.

Everyday is wake up begrudgingly, start the day, do the necessary stuff, struggle to get some work done (which I really do enjoy doing) while taking care of the babies toddlers and wanting to do so much with them. When my husband gets home from work, I think, OK, now I can get some work done, but it never really goes that way, and I end up not getting done exactly what I wanted to, and more importantly, not spending the quality time I wanted to with the kids.

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More Work On Website and New Products

More Updates

Lily Pads & Tea LightsI have been working on getting new products made for the initial inventory and getting the website up and running. A lot has been accomplished the past couple of weeks since I received my first supplies.

The website is coming together nicely. However, there is still a bit more work to be done. Please excuse the dead-end links if you find any. Many of the pages that come as default in the template still need to be created, such as: Help/FAQ, Terms and Conditions, Shipping Info, Returns and the like. I am still learning the shopping cart program, Magento, and will probably be doing so for some time. Things like how to insert the blocks of information or whatever on all the product pages, and side bar information. There is still much to be learned. Continue reading

Under Construction – Update

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Update to Status of www.tempestuality.com

We have been working tirelessly to learn our new shopping cart program so we can get it up and running by August in order to begin offering products. We have decided on using a template instead of trying to design it from scratch. It will take a little time to get everything organized and a learning curve to be able to style the site the way we want. We will keep you up to date with our progress here on this blog.

We have decided to go with the Acumen template by GravityDept purchased through themeforest for our Magento Community Edition installation. We chose it for its popularity, updates record, and customer service reputation. If you are using Magento, and in the market for themes, beware of sites offering themes. Ensure that they are allowed to sell the themes. There are updates and licenses to consider, and if you are purchasing for a business, you don’t want to be stuck in a undesireable position because you did not buy your theme from an authorized dealer.

We have high hopes that the site will be up and running soon, and looking great as well!

Hello World from Tempestuality!

Nature - Hello World!Welcome to Tempestuality’s Blog!

As our first blog post, we want to say “Hello World”! We now invite you to join us on our blog, and in our store (which, if you will pardon our dust, is under construction).

Starting a business can be many things: exciting, thrilling, scary, tiring, wonderful ,,, many many things. We are experiencing them all! Since this project began on March 16th, 2012, it has been an interesting adventure of learning, more learning, and even more learning.

My goal for this blog is to let you all come along for the ride. I started this business, after all, to help bring others closer to Nature while we tread along the same path. Continue reading