Saturday, August 31, 2013

Back To Campus

Tuesday was move in day for everyone but freshmen at Brandeis University. Nick`s classes started on Thursday. It didn`t seem as stressful getting Nick ready to go this year. The first year is always the hardest. He`s into iced coffee, sports drinks and energy bars, so getting the food end of things together was easy.
He has himself a single room this year, if you put in for one early enough you usually have a better chance of getting one. 
Its hard saying good bye any time to your side kick. Nick is my sunshine, and he is definitely a shining star. He has a bright future ahead of him. 
He works continually on math. It seems if I`m looking for him,I will find him in the mist of a calculus book usually when he`s at home here.
This year we set up google hangout to keep in touch while he`s at school, its like Skype but more fun to use. Its like having him back in the same room and vice a versa. So we keep in touch every day.My problem is when he starts talking about a calculus problem to me, I listen intently,(but seriously I have no clue), I took algebra in high school and thats as far as my math skills go.
Anyways I took some pictures of Nick and his room to share. So following are the pics.

On the end of the room that you don`t see is his bed, refrigerator and the windows next to his bed. Quite a large space,with plenty of room.
He`s extremely happy to have a single room of his own, as I`m sure you can tell by the smile on his face. And if you don`t know Nick, while he`s very academic and studious.
He`s taken up weigh training over the summer and he`s following through at the school by going to the gym and weight room to work out while on campus.
I miss him, I especially miss our walks every day, we had reached walking 2 1/2 miles a day. We were walking right in Voluntown on a field owned by the town for soccer with a gravel pathway running around the perimeter of the field. But when he`s home on weekends we`ll resume our walks.
Anyways that`s all for now, I`m very proud of him and miss him dearly when he`s gone. but he knows, he will always have a home here as long as he likes. We are very close, so I know we will always be.

Monday, August 19, 2013

New Products And New Shop Web Site

Lots of new and exciting things going on here at Au Naturelle!

I have a few new products in my line of Au Naturelle bath and body and facial care.

Exfoliating Organic Rose Clay Mask - Two Ounce - Organic - All Natural - Exfoliating - Herbal

I use red Rose clay as it’s suitable for all skin types. Rose Clay is a mild kaolin clay that can be used on normal to dry skin to gently cleanse and exfoliate the skin while improving the skin's circulation. Mineral rich, cleansing and detoxifying, Rose clay helps to rebalance dry flaky or mature skin, improve texture and elasticity and can help those suffering from eczema or psoriasis. It can also help to reduce those under eye bags. I combined the clay with botanical ingredients and natural essential oils as well as soothing colloidal oatmeal for the perfect mask for just about everyone.

Use once or twice weekly according to your skin type. This two ounce container will give you 6 to 8 facial mask applications if used according to directions on mixing your mask.

All natural ingredients of;
Rose Clay
Colloidal Oatmeal
Dried Finely Ground Chamomile Flowers
Dried Finely Ground Rose Buds And Petals
Rose Damescena Essential Oil
Frankincense Essential Oil
Chamomile Essential Oil

To Apply One Mask Use;
2 tsp. clay mask mix
2 tsp. water or other liquid (milk, aloe vera juice, herbal tea)

Mix the dry mask formula and liquid to reach the desired consistency. Pull your hair back and apply evenly to your face. Let it dry for 5 minutes for sensitive skin up to 15 minutes for oily skin. Rinse off with warm water and a washcloth. Apply a homemade moisturizer.

Also new in bath and body is the

Balancing Seaweed Bath Salts - Four Ounce - All Natural Organic

My balancing seaweed bath salts contains extract of seaweed in the form of kelp powder, to tone, refresh and soften the skin. Seaweed is also rich in minerals and has been used for centuries to benefit the body, stimulate circulation and promote a feeling of well-being.

The benefits of my seaweed bath may include relaxation, detoxification, nutrient absorption, healthier skin, weight loss and improved circulation. Seaweed baths can infuse high levels of antioxidants through the skin that might counter the cell damage done by free radicals and boost energy levels.

Ancient Greeks valued seaweed baths to promote health, and seaweed baths have been popular for a long time in Ireland for similar reasons.

Kelp contains acids that can bind to toxins in your body and when combined with heat, kelp or seaweed penetrates your skin and draws out impurities. Natural health proponents maintain that high levels of toxins in the environment overwhelm various systems in the body, including metabolic processes and the immune system.

Ingredients include;
Kelp Powder
Dead Sea Salt
Baking Soda
Essential Oils Of Geranium, Palmarosa, Rosewood And Lavender

Dissolve 1/4 cup in a warm bath and soak for 20 minutes.
Without rinsing, pat dry and relax warmly wrapped for
20 more minutes to reap the full seaweed benefit.

Both items are available in the shop;

Also, I am trying out a shop on the Big Cartel. This website offers small business's the opportunity to branch out, spread their wings and try a website of our own. The free website only gives you five items to list. But I figured its a chance to see how much visibility I will get. So here is the link; Check it out!

Well, thats about it for now, if you visit the shop and make a purchase, be sure and use the August coupon code for extra savings, the coupon code is DOGDAYS.
As always, keep it clean!