Want to try your hand at making your own face and body spa treatments? Visit the Cottage and try a little of this and a little of that. In addition to the bulk materials available by the ounce, we carry a wide variety of nonreactive plastic and glass containers for your final creations. The Cottage also carries a selection of reference and recipe books to spark your creative flow. And remember – we’re always here to help with formulations when we can.
Be on the look out for hands on workshops and classess and don’t forget to check out our Herbs and Essential Oils pages for more earthly ingredients.
Clays are used in detoxifying body wraps, soapmaking, facial masks, mineral based cosmetics and cleansers, scrubs, and face powders. External Use Only. Respiratory irritant – always work in a well ventilated area and wearing a breathing mask is recommended.
Australian Midnight Black
Naturally occurring, unprocessed salts contain sodium chloride, magnesium, potassium, bromide, and many other essential elements. Slipping into a bath with salts added can soften and restore mineral balance to skin and relieve body tension. Salts are naturally antiseptic, astringent, and drawing, and may be beneficial to those with skin conditions. They may help relieve itching and ease the discomforts of poison ivy, insect bites, and other minor rashes.
Celtic/ French Grey Salt
Dead Sea Salt
Pacific Solar Sea
‘Cottage Blend’ – contains Sea Dead Sea, Himalayan, and dendritic salts
Pure Vegetable Oils, Butters, & Waxes
All plant oils are defined as ‘lipids’. They contain essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, proteins, waxes, tocopherols, chlorophyll, carotenes, squalene, and antioxidants. It is the differing combinations and levels of components that give us variety in plant oils and their therapeutic properties. Oils applied to our skin soften, supply nutrients, are equipped with antibiotic properties, and can protect delicate skin from many environmental elements.
Almond, Sweet oil: cold pressed, organic Normal to dry skin, emollient, vitamin
Babassu Oil:cold pressed, refined, organic
Similar to coconut oil, add to hair preparations
Castor oil:expeller pressed & refined, organic
All skin types, drawing, protective, use in blends
Coconut oil: fractionated, no solvents
Used mainly as carrier for essential oil perfume
Jojoba oil (Golden): cold pressed, organic
Most skin types, relieves itching, hair care, nourishing, stable