Monday, April 30, 2007

Alchemille's Spring News #2 "DOWN TO EARTH"

As I said in the previous newsletter there have been lots of changes and novelties that have kept me busy for a while. I named this newsletter "Down to Earth" because most of my new body care items have a Moroccan and African inspiration and contain natural ingredients such as Moroccan Argan oil, Tanzanian Baobab oil, Namibian Melon seed oil or Moroccan Rhassoul clay (what is more earthy than clay?) just to name a few.

My latest creation (that, I must admit, was lingering in my mind for a while) is my wonderful Sultana Body Scrub. It's pure natural goodness, very gentle and naturally scented (no fragrance or perfume oil involved). This scrub is a blend of fine sea salt, organic extra virgin olive oil, Moroccan rhassoul clay, Damask rose powder, ground cinnamon, ground cloves and organic vanilla extract. You can smell the spices but the scent is far from overpowering and I love the fact that a light cinnamon scent lingers on the skin afterwards :).

I am equally proud of L'Aziza Facial Elixir and Sem'sema Skin Elixir. L'Aziza, which means beautiful in arabic, is a blend of Moroccan argan oil and rosehip seed oil infused with pesticide-free rose petals and/or rose geranium leaves (I grow the rose geranium myself since dried leaves are not commercially sold). I recommend L'Aziza for normal to dry and mature skin types. You just need a few drops. It can be used alone or with your usual moiturizer.
Sem'sema is a head-to-toe moisturizer hand blended with the 3 oils I mentioned above. You can use it as a conditioning hair oil, a face oil, a body oil and even a massage oil. Very practical, useful and non-greasy!
If you wish to know more about all these oils, feel free to visit my website's glossary:

There are people who like oils, those who like creams and those who like lotions. I happen to have a little bit of everything for everybody :) and new items as well. Let me introduce you to my Crème de Sultane Face Cream, a smooth cream and little luxury with Moroccan argan oil and floral waxes...Or my Wise Woman del Morocco Cream with rose-infused Moroccan argan oil.

For those of you who prefer lotions, there's my Wise Woman Herbal Lotion with herbally infused extra virgin olive oil (you pick your herb or flower :) ), unrefined cocoa butter and aloe vera among other ingredients. The beauty of this lotion is that it can be used both on face and body (I love products that have multiple uses)...And my Sultana Facial Grains, my Herbal Kiss Balms...etc

I won't talk about all the novelties, I'd rather let you discover them at your own leisure...Most of them are already listed on my Etsy shop:

Let's not forget about my Artisan Tea Blends to complement your exotic pamperings: whether you need a little change of scene or just the time to daydream and relax while sipping a cup of tea.

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