Tuesday, November 17, 2009

After the Workout...then What?

Want something to soothe those sore tired muscles after working out at the gym, or yard work, housework, or coming home from work? This is your handmade soap! Perfect for hard-working, sweaty bods needing a top-notch clean up!

Each soap is approximately 3 oz each and loaded with natural oils to soothe your dry skin, and loaded with oils that soothe your aching muscles and joints.

This soap contains Eucalyptus oil, which is said to stimulate and aid in concentration. It also helps to relieve aches and pain. Peppermint oil not relieves aches and pain but is also stimulating and refreshing. Ginger and Lavandin also have reported pain relief properties. Tea Tree oil is a natural antiseptic on the skin and assists in alleviating body odor.

In addition to these fantastic oils, Calendula blossoms were added on top and throughout the soap. Calendula helps with mild skin irritations.

You'll be delighted!

Here are some hints to keep your soaps lasting longer. First, you may want to cut your soap into halves or even quarters. Keep the unused portions wrapped in a towel in the refridgerator and use one of the portions in the shower or bath. Always store your soap in a place after shower or bath that is well draining. I recommend a slatted soap dish to allow the soap to sit above standing water and let it air dry. When the soap becomes too small to handle easily, you can always add the piece to an open weave soap bag for use until it completely dissolves.