Thursday, December 29, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR ! ! !

Here at Au Naturelle its been quite a busy year.  All my hard work is finally starting to pay off. And I`ve got to say, it helps to offer a high quality all natural product with quick, reliable delivery. I`m just patting myself on the back of course.

Today I`d like to post a few all natural recipes that anyone can do themselves at home with very basic ingredients.
The first one is for a wonderful sugar scrub.

Almond Oil & Vanilla
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of almond oil
1/4 cup of liquid Ivory hand soap
1/4 tsp of vanilla

The second recipe is for a basic facial mask.
Frozen Egg, Honey and Coconut Mask


This honey mask is actually a gigantic frozen "chapstick" or honey-icicle, and is particularly soothing on a sunburnt skin
What do you need:
  • 1 tablespoon organic Honey
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 cup Coconut oil
How to do it:
Whip the egg until you have a nice and smooth froth. Heat up the coconut oil until it melts, don't let it get hot. Slowly add the molten liquid coconut oil and honey to the whipped egg. Mix gently until you get a nice uniform cream
This is the tricky part; you will have to make sort of an enormous frozen "chapstick" from this mixture so you can easily apply it later. You can use a toilet roll that stands up right in a small bowl, pour and scoop the mixture in the roll. You could also use an empty deodorant stick or something alike that works for you. Put this in the freezer overnight
Take the stick out of the freezer and apply it to your clean face and neck; keep the eye area clear
Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 5-10 minutes
Then wash it off with a warm wet wash cloth and warm water, end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply a moisturizer, this way you "seal" your skin to keep the water inside
You can wrap the stick in plastic and put it back in the freezer for next time.


Give either one of these a try this winter! Both contain ingredients that you may have around your home.


I would like to wish all my friends, neighbors, family members, customers and blog followers a Happy And Healthy New Year.
Hope to see you all following along in the NEW YEAR!
As Always!
Keep It Clean!
JoAnn
Au Naturelle
http://www.etsy.com/shop/aunaturelle






Monday, December 19, 2011

Happy Holidays!

I`d Like To Say Happy Holidays to All My Customers And A Happy And Healthy 

New Year! Hope To See You Again In 2012!

Last shipping date for Christmas on all orders is Dec. 20th, thank you.

~~~~~~~~Shop will be closed Dec. 21st through Dec. 31st. You can still place 

orders and any orders placed during this time period will be shipped on Dec. 31st.

 Thank you...~~~~~~~~

~~~~~ Coming In January ~~~~~

Be watching for my new line of all natural mineral makeup foundation powder 

and blush. These will be available in sifter containers. Also kabuki brushes too!

AuNaturelle

JoAnn


As Always Keep It Clean!
And 
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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Countdown To Christmas

Hello everyone!
Well we are at that countdown stage of the Christmas game now.
Eight days until Christmas!
I`m sure everyone has been out doing the last minute things...
Its coming fast now and it will go just as fast.
I would like to welcome a new addition to our family as of yesterday.
A beautiful dark haired little angel
named Kayley Lynn
7 lbs. 10 ounces
 and 19 inches long.
Isn`t she just the cutest!!!
congratulations to Mom And Dad Blanchette!!!

As Always Keep It Clean!
JoAnn
Au Naturelle

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Is Coming!

Christmas is coming!
And
Faster Then We Are All Prepared For.
It can get pretty stressful during the holiday season.
Here is a recipe for a great foot bath for those achy feet.
Winter weather wreaks havoc on tired neglected feet. (Like Mine!)
Why not give yourself a break with a foot bath!
The following recipe combines moisture with the coconut oil and relaxing salts blended with the tapioca starch which yields a dry end product that isn`t oily feeling to the touch.






8 oz. dead sea salt fine grain
8 oz. epsom salt
2 oz. or 2 cups tapioca starch
2 oz. fractionated coconut oil
10 ml peppermint essential oil






Add dead sea salts and epsom salts to tapioca starch. Mix ingredients throughly. Package in an air tight container.




Measure out into a warm water bath. Soak feet for 15 to 30 minutes, enjoy, once you`re done you`re back on your feet.  Use about 1/4 to 1/2 cup per foot bath.


Enjoy the holiday season with family and friends!
Try to keep your stress level to a minimum, count to ten, take a deep breath and smile a lot.


As Always Keep It Clean
Au Naturelle
JoAnn

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas Potpourri

Ingredients
3 c. Fresh juniper sprigs -with berries
2 c. Red rosebuds
1 c. Bay leaves
1/4 c. Cinnamon chips
2 Tbs. Cloves
10 Drops rose oil
3 Drops pine oil
6 Drops cinnamon oil
1 Tbs. Orrisroot chips
5 Whole dried rose blossoms
3 Three-inch cinnamon sticks
20 Assorted pinecones, -painted gold

Directions
Combine the juniper, rosebuds, bay leaves, cinnamon chips, cloves, and cones in a big ceramic bowl. In a separate dish, mix the oils with the orrisroot. Stir this mixture into the first one and put into a closed container to mellow for a few weeks, stirring occasionally. Place the potpourri in a dish and scatter the roses blossoms and cinnamon sticks on top.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Featured

My candles  (#6) were featured here at www.sheknows.com a while back, just found it on twitter.
http://www.sheknows.com/home-and-gardening/articles/839973/etsy-roundup-homemade-candles


A bragging moment!


Stop by the shop and save on all your holiday shopping. Follow me on Twitter and my Blog and Save 20% On All Orders Of $30.00 or more.
Use coupon code EXTRA20


To follow me on Twitter Go To Twitter Au Naturelle Soap.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day

What do you give thanks for? 

Most people I`m sure would say 

~Health~

Some might say

~Wealth~

Not Here!!!  Ha Ha!!

Could It Be

~Family~

Should Be

I find that some people have become too materialistic in their lives.
They may forget all they have to be thankful for.
Every one should step back, take a moment and be thankful.
Spend a few minutes, take a deep breath and just enjoy something.
(Like the sun rising or setting)
Some ones smiling face.
If you think about it for a minute you might find something to be thankful for.

Tick Tock
Tick Tock

Have a great Thanksgiving everyone
Count your blessings 
And
As We Go Into The Holiday Season
No Matter How Busy You Get
Remember To Be Thankful For What You Have.

If you follow my blog you can save yourself 20 percent off your holiday shopping at 
Au Naturelle 
By 
Using 
Coupon Code 
TURKEY20 
starting on 
November 24th
On Any Order.
Offer ends Sunday
November 27th.

As Always
Keep It Clean!
JoAnn
Au Naturelle

My Link Is Provided Here;

Sunday, November 20, 2011

New Shop On Etsy

This weekend while scoping out Christmas Gifts On Etsy, I found this great new shop called Mermaid Market.


http://www.etsy.com/shop/mermaidmarket


Its a new shop with great items for sale for the holidays or any time of year. I especially love the burlap wreath and the stockings. Looking forward to seeing what else this wonderful shop will be offering in the future. Check it out! Only on the Handmade Marketplace, ETSY.


http://www.etsy.com/listing/85754331/burlap-wreath







If you are looking for wonderful, unique and handcrafted gifts for Christmas, you`ve got to shop Etsy.
Have a Good night!
And As Always 
Keep It Clean!
JoAnn
Au Naturelle

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

My Product Featured on This Blog Today

My new lip butter has been featured on this wonderful blog posting today, check it out!

Here is the link:

Got to have a brag moment once in a while.
Have a good one!
As Always 
Keep It Clean!
JoAnn

Monday, October 31, 2011

Be watching for weekly specials during the holiday season!

 Now throughout the Holiday Season, I will be offering a weekly special!
Special For The Week Of October 30 - November 5
Free Vanilla Scented Soy Tea light Candle with every $20.00 or more purchase.

 SAVE 10 PERCENT ON YOUR PURCHASE WITH COUPON CODE  - HARVEST10 - AT CHECKOUT.
Throughout the month of November

Be watching for gift packs also in the next few weeks.

I will have a holiday tea light glass holder with two tea light soy candles at $7.00 each.

Also a wooden gift container with choice of soap, lip balm, hand lotion and soap saver bag at $18.00 each.

A soap and soap dish gift set for $12.00 each.

And  more...

Also check out the holiday fragrances, what are the holiday`s without scented candles.....

Have a good night 
And
As Always!
Keep It Clean!
JoAnn

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Luke 6:31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.




I`ve never been a perfect person, but I would have to honestly say that I`ve always tried to keep these words close by throughout my life in whatever I do.
Its really a shame that some people have used the internet as a personal soap opera site for attention getting.
Perhaps they lack the necessary attention from someone close to them that they definitely deserve, but don`t get.
Or perhaps they are just greedy and want more attention then they truly deserve.

Just venting!!! Normally I don`t share personal stuff

 on my blog, but this only applies to one person who

 I`ve dealt with on a certain issue, you know who you

 are, if you even read my blog,(not sure you`re a follower)

otherwise you won`t even see this, but at least my conscience is

 clear. 



I forgive you but I`ll never forget.

You know who you are

and you have to live with yourself.


Moving on to the more interesting things now.
Can you believe snow this morning when you woke up?
I know I couldn`t.
Here are some pictures to make you believe it is for real...



Hello Mother Nature!
Its October!
My grandmother used to say that the date of the first snowfall meant how many snow storms we would have.
Lets keep track and see if she is right this year, shall we?
Have a good night!
As Always!
Keep It Clean!
JoAnn

Monday, October 24, 2011

New Listings At Au Naturelle And Scorpion Moon Designs

We`re getting to that very busy time of year. Any one who shops for the Holidays knows how busy is busy. And any one who has a shop online is even busier. Trying to balance everything is a real trick in itself.
If you have an online shop, work outside and inside the home, you know what I`m talking about. But all in all it is very rewarding. Especially when someone buys one of your products and tells you how much they love it!

I`ve got new gift bags at Au Naturelle for the Christmas season. These cute bags are cotton muslin with a drawstring closure. They will hold just about any small to medium size gift. The bags are gussetted at the bottom to stand when filled with whatever goodies you choose.

These bags would be great for stocking stuffers too!

While in my shop check out the new candles, I have cute 5 ounce candles and the timber wick soy candles. Both great gift ideas.




Candles always make great gifts for someone you know.

And if you`re looking for a special jewelry gift check out 
Scorpion Moon Designs 

I have provided a link;

I am busy as an elf can be making all kinds of goodies for the Holiday Season.

Have a good one!
And
As Always
Keep It Clean!
JoAnn

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Feeling Like Fall !

Depending on where you live, its starting to feel like Fall !
The foliage isn`t very attractive here in Eastern Connecticut. They say its because of too much rain. This past week it was also very windy so any leaves were blown off.


So here are some of the photos that I found to put you in the Fall state of mind.




I hope you enjoy the lovely photos of foliage from my internet search.

Its been a very busy day, I`ve listed some new jewelry pieces on Scorpion Moon Designs







And
At
 Au Naturelle
I have listed the Christmas Gift Bags

They are so perfect for gifts for office parties, childrens Christmas parties or stocking stuffers.
Three different Vintage Santa images to choose from in beautiful vivid color.


Have a great day!
As Always
Keep It Clean!
JoAnn



Tuesday, October 18, 2011

New Candle Line

Be sure and check out my new line of candles.

Naturelle ~ Essence



My new vintage inspired container candles are handpoured using all american soy. Supporting the soy farmers of the USA.

This line of candles are called     Naturelle ~ Essence     inspired by the highly fragrant scents with a spicy flair, a softer side, a mood enhancing inspiration of fragrance. Its just one of those candles that you just don`t want to blow out.

Each candle is handpoured with 5 ounces of scented soy wax of your choice using only cotton core wicks. Each candle is embellished with a french label printed on handmade silk papier, a mother of pearle button and a vintage silky seam binding bow adding to the victorian flair of each. All done in an apothecary style jar with cover.

What a wonderful gift for that special someone who enjoys relaxing with scent.

Available in these great fragrances;

In To The Woods

Muslin

Pastry Shoppe

Bay Berry

Paradise

Tuscan Lace

Sugar Sugar

Sensual Amber

Naked 

Choose your favorite scent at checkout.

Scent descriptions will be available in the next few days on the listing.

Enjoy your evening...

And

As Always

Keep It Clean

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

White Pumpkin Gourds - Apple Crisp - Hot Apple Cider

Happy Wednesday Every One!
Its apple picking time and I`ve got a couple of great recipes to share with you today.

The first one is for 
Apple Crisp



EASY APPLE CRISP

1 c. sugar
2 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 c. water
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
6 peeled and sliced large apples
3/4 c. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
6 tbsp. butter

Combine 1/2 c. sugar, lemon juice, water and cinnamon in bottom of small baking pan. Slice in apples. Blend remaining 1/2 c. sugar, flour, salt and butter until crumbly. Spread over apples and pat smooth.Bake at 375°F. for 40-50 minutes, until apples are tender and crust is browned. Serve hot with ice cream. This is a good recipe for apple crisp if you don't like the over-sugary oatmeal taste. It's basically a rectangular apple pie, but healthier (no lard)







Hot Apple Cider


3 parts apple juice
1 part water
cinnamon stick
lemon slices
3 whole cloves


Bring apple juice and water to a boil over high heat, add slices in a tea diffuser, (all except cinnamon stick and lemon slices)
Ground the cinnamon stick.
Turn down to low heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove infuser,
pour into mugs, garnish with lemon slices sprinkle with cinnamon and
 ENJOY!




ENJOY!


Happy Fall!


Here are some pictures to enjoy while sipping that hot cider.


As Always Keep It Clean!
And before I go check out my feature on the wonderful blog

Basketsbyrosebasketsbyrose.blogspot.com

Here is the link;

Have a great afternoon.
JoAnn