Posted in Handmade Soaps, Home Skin Care

Golden Honey Glycerin Bars

Simply.  Gorgeous.  

I have to say, I love these bars.  OK.  I love all of the bars I make, but, these come out so perfectly squared at the edges that they look like they are factory made.  Yet, the only “factory” involved is my own two hands!

Not just another pretty soap.  

No way!  My soaps are all packed with great ingredients!  The honey is our raw honey from our own beehives, the oils I use are pure.  And, I use organic brands as much as possible.

My Golden Honey Glycerin Bars lather up richly, cleanse the skin without drying, and, in fact, are excellent for both oily skin and dry/sensitive skin.  They are ideal for both men and women.  Teens and anyone prone to breakouts, can really benefit from this bar.


Golden Honey Glycerin Bars just made

What’s not in them.  

I left out the buttermilk and oatmeal that I include in all of my other bars.  Mainly because some customers prefer a formula that doesn’t contain either one of those ingredients.

There’s also no preservatives.  I don’t need any!  Raw honey maintains a natural chemical balance in my bars that keeps unwanted bacteria from forming.

There’s no color.  The outstanding golden color you see is not man-made.  It’s from the honey.  I could, sure, tint the bars.  But why?  Mother Nature does it for me!

Where to buy.  

I have a shop on Etsy where you can buy my Golden Honey Glycerin Bars and all of my soaps as well.  

TIP:  Sign into Etsy, go to my shop, and click favorite for one of my items.  You’ll get a coupon for 10% off your purchase.  And…..if you spend $35 or more, you get free shipping.  How nice is that?

Take care.  Stay bee-utiful!



Posted in Body Care Product Reviews, Home Skin Care

REN Moroccan Rose Otto Body Lotion Review

Hadn’t used it in years.  

It was probably 5 or 6 years since I last bought the REN Moroccan Rose Otto Body Lotion, but I always spoke highly of it and really began to miss it, so I went to the company website and ordered a bottle.  Well, let’s just say that the product is unfortunately not what it used to be.  

Product performance.  

The lotion itself is wonderfully creamy, with just the right amount of emollients in it to suit my normal skin type.  I’d venture to say that it would be beneficial for most other skin types as well.  It absorbs in quickly and leaves the skin smooth as silk.  

So, then, what’s the problem with it?  The amazing, beautiful, and uniquely REN Moroccan rose scent is practically gone.  Once upon a time it was a pleasure to take the cap off the bottle as it already released enough of the scent to make me feel great.  And it was perfect as far as I’m concerned.  Enough of a fragrance to be noticed, yet, never overpowering.  Yes, it was that good.  

Why the change?  

I can’t imagine why, unless it’s the availability of the essential oils, and of course, the cost.  I’m guessing that the manufacturer’s price went up substantially, otherwise why not keep the formula as it was?  

But whatever the case, while I do like the feel of the product, I won’t buy it again.  I never thought I’d say that about REN, but the company just isn’t making this product to the high standard of years past.  For that reason I won’t be purchasing anything else from that company.  

The details.  

Where I purchased my product:  At the REN website.   

Price:  $44.00 for 6.8 ounces 

Purchase experience:  REN shipped the item in a reasonable timeframe, and it arrived in perfect condition.  

This review is based on my own  experience, and the product was bought with my own money.  

Simple methods.
Spectacular results.