Saturday, August 30, 2008

Etsy featured shop: My Birch

My Birch is the Etsy shop of Katie Mac, of Seattle. Katie makes handcrafted soaps, lip balms, and other bath and body products. She has been creating artwork for her entire life, and discovered her talent as a painter while in high school. She has recently shifted her focus to creating bath and body products, thanks to an aunt who also makes soap.

The first thing that strikes my attention looking at My Birch is the artistic product photography. Seeing the blackberries propping up a bar of blackberry cobbler soap gives you a little scent memory of how wonderful this soap will smell. The lip balms and butter bars sound equally yummy smelling. Best of all, Katie offers sample packs of her wares, so you can try several scents out without a huge commitment!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Great Etsy find: Beeswax lotion!

My fiance and I were watching a movie last night, and kept smelling something SO yummy, but we couldn't figure out what it was. Finally, I realized that the scent I was smelling reminded me of orange soda, and that it was coming from the beeswax lotion that I recently bought from ShopRedLeaf!

This lotion is seriously yummy smelling, plus it's just the sort of lotion I love. It's very lightweight, so that you don't feel like you've got sticky or slimy hands when you're done applying it, but it leaves your skin so soft afterwards. It even works wonderfully for softening up dry, calloused spots on my feet... I didn't think anything was going to help those! :)

And yeah, I highly recommend the orange sherbet scent. :) It's a fairly subtle scent, at least until it's sitting on your coffee table with a breeze blowing across it. Then you'll be asking "what is that yumminess?!"