The Cottage has your essential items covered for outdoor living: Bug repellent, travel aids, and skin care offering protection and healing from sun and stings. Many of the products listed below do ♥double duty so you can pack lighter for hiking, camping, and day trips with the kiddos. Best of all they’re all nature friendly, toxic free, and biodegradable.
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Do. Not. Bug Me! | Original or Aromatic Scent | Water Based Spray or Lotion
What It Does: Free of toxic chemicals, these excellent natural products contain essential oils that are naturally bug repellent and can deter mosquitoes, black flies, and ticks. If you’re camping or hiking in the woods I suggest using the lotion on exposed parts before setting out and taking the spray version along in your backpack to apply as needed.
Directions: Apply as needed to non-sensitive skin areas, avoiding face. Spray version should not stain most clothing but avoid delicate fabrics. Not for use on infants and toddlers. External use only.
Water-based Spray Ingredients:Distilled water, *witch hazel extract, *vegetable glycerin, and pure essential oils (*organic ingredient).
4 fluid ounces | $8.00
Lotion Base Ingredients:Aqua, cetearyl alcohol & ceteareth-20, glycerin, sunflower seed oil, shea butter, glyceryl mono- stearate, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, cetyl alcohol, phenoxetol, vitamin e, sodium citrate, and carbomer. Additives: Organic aloe with Sorbic and Ascorbic acids and seaweed alginate; and pure essential oils.
4 fluid ounces | $8.50
Time & Travel Synergy Pulse Point Blend | ♥ Triple Duty (fights fatigue, soothes the tummy, and relieves stuffiness)
Ingredients:Fractionated coconut oil and essential oils of organic lime peel, peppermint, ginger, and vetiver.
What It Does: Fights travel fatigue and nausea with calming, soothing and grounding essential oils. Can temporarily relieve sinus congestion and is stimulating to the brain, helping to revive your sensibilities.
Directions: Shake gently before each use. Remove cap and roll on pulse points of wrists, neck, elbows and back of knees. You also can simply inhale the aroma from the bottle taking several slow, deep breaths. Alternatively, I have rolled this into my hands and cupped them over my nose and mouth for inhalation purposes to relieve congestion and clear mental fog. External Use Only.
.35 fluid ounce roll on bottle | $12.95
Aloe Vera Gel | ♥ Double Duty (healer and light moisturizer)
Ingredients:99.7% cold-pressed, organic aloe vera stabilized with sorbic and ascorbic acids, and thickened with seaweed alginate. (NOTE: aloe in the big box stores contain very little aloe, lots of chemicals, dyes, and synthetic preservatives.)
What It Does: Pure Aloe vera is soothing to sunburned skin and contains properties that can begin healing damaged skin on the spot. Keep it in your cooler at the beach and apply often. If you have very oily or overly sensitive skin and you find moisturizers too heavy or harsh, aloe will give you plenty of protection and healing properties to relieve irritation from sunburn, minor rashes, and insect bites. It can help restore skin pH and contains antiseptic properties.
Directions: Use as is for a light moisturizer or apply often to sunburned skin and other minor irritations, burns, bites and blemishes. Run one-two tablespoons through wet hair for a light holding or styling gel.
Contains: No lye, sulfates, dyes, synthetic preservatives or fragrances.
Ingredients: Purified water, decyl polyglucose (renewable source, earth friendly), vegetable glycerin, citric acid, xanthan gum, and essential oils of tea tree and lavender
What It Does: This gentle, non-drying cleanser is an all-body and face wash that can even be used as shampoo in a pinch, or to save room in your travel bag. Lavender and tea tree essential oils contribute to the antiseptic and skin soothing quality of this cleanser. It is biodegradable and a safer alternative for use in lakes and streams when camping.
Directions: It is recommended to dilute with 50 – 67% purified water and use with a self-foaming container but can be used full strength with a standard pump or squirt bottle. External use only.
4 fluid ounces |$6.50
16 fluid ounces | $17.95
No Rinse Hand Cleanser | ♥ Double Duty (no-rinse hand cleanser and under arm deodorant)
Ingredients:Organic aloe vera, plant distillate waters of chamomile and neroli blossom, grain alcohol, and essential oils of organic lemon and tea tree
What It Does: Cleansing, refreshingly aromatic, soothing, and non-drying to skin. This awesomeness is gentle and powerful enough to use as a wipe-on deodorant in a pinch.
Directions: Dispense a small amount into hand and work into both as you would a soap – only no rinsing necessary. External use only.
Ingredients:*Aloe vera, *castor oil, *hemp seed oil, * jojoba oil, *argan oil, tamanu oil and *essential oils of geranium, palma rosa, lime, and lemon (*Organic ingredient).
What It Does: A nourishing alternative to traditional soap and water-based cleansers. The idea behind cleansing delicate facial skin with oil-based products is that ‘like attracts like’. Your skin’s sebum, which traps dirt and toxins of daily life, and clogs pores, is an oily wax-like substance and is drawn to other oils (lipophilic) and repelled by water (hydrophobic), making oil cleansers an effective vehicle for removing makeup, grime, and ‘spent’ sebum without drying and irritating gentle skin. This oil based facial cleanser is full of nutrients and healing ingredients and can double as a moisturizer.
Directions: Wet face with warm water to open pores, Shake bottle & Spritz twice into clean hands and gently massage into face using small circular motions. Wait several minutes to allow oil to absorb dirt and excess sebum. Rinse with warm water. Apply toner and moisturize according to skin type. This formula can also be used during the moisturizing phase of your skin care regimen without rinsing off. Best used within four months. External Use Only.
2 fluid ounces | $15.00
Skin Care Repair Toner & Soother
Ingredients:*Aloe vera (stabilized with sorbic and ascorbic acids and thickened with an alginate derivative), *helichrysum and *geranium distillates, *witch hazel extract, *vegetable glycerin, *grain alcohol, and essential oils of *geranium, *patchouli, and frankincense. (*Organic ingredient)
What It Does: Excellent choice for mature skin. A light, non-drying astringent containing helichrysm, and geranium aqua-distillates which aid in cell regeneration and firming of the top layers of skin. Aloe vera offers both healing and protection from environmental elements and is cooling and nourishing. Essential oils of geranium, patchouli, and frankincense are known for their affinity with the skin.
Directions: Place a dime sized portion into hands, pat & smooth into still damp skin. Moisturize directly after if necessary. Suitable for all Skin types. External Use Only.
4 fluid ounces | $12.50
Outdoor Candles & Incense
We stock premium handmade incense and natural beeswax and organic soy candles all scented with essential oils and herbs to deter bugs from crashing your party on the patio or at the campsite.
Moondrop Herbals, LLC
351 Cummings, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49534