I LOVE lotion bars! While they’re not exactly a lotion (a moisturizer that contains water or a “water phase”), it is a solid moisturizer, hence the term lotion bar. They basically look like little bars of soap (or chocolate, depending on color & design) that you can apply when you exit the shower for added … More Benefits of Lotion Bars
One of the ways to improve your skin is with the use of emollient therapy. It is a safe, effective way to soothe dry skin as well as promote moisture and lubrication, particularly for those with sensitive skin. Emollient therapy consists of two factors: water and lipids. If you are prone to dry, itchy, sensitive … More Emollient Therapy
I have been really in the holiday spirit this year. Everything from gift giving, cheesy (and I mean Cheesy) holiday movies, Eggnog, and even the ugly Christmas sweater has been on my radar of typical holiday indulgence. This is a huge shift for me this year as I have come to accept that the … More 25 Days Until Christmas!
I’m so excited to announce that The Loving Essence is open! Having my own business has been a dream of mine for so long. I really look forward to the development and transformation process. I’m so grateful and happy for the opportunity to share this creative endeavor with everyone. The Loving Essence is skin care products made … More The Loving Essence Is Now Open!!!
Cherry blossom is one of my favorite fragrances. I remember back when one of my favorite beauty supply stores decided to discontinue the fragrance, I ran out and bought their cherry blossom lotion in bulk! Quick truth: I would mix their lotion with Nivea or vaseline to increase the emollient feel. This was back before I … More Cherry Blossom Lotion
I absolutely love working with Peppermint essential oil. This powerful, sweet smelling oil, with all of it’s uses and benefits, is a naturally occurring plant-based substance, that reminds me on a constant basis of the abundant resources of Mother Nature. Peppermint oil takes me back to my childhood, around the holidays, with the minty sweet … More The Wonders of Peppermint
Natural skin care products (and making skin care stuff) has been a personal love of mine for years. I remember when I had a severe bout of contact dermatitis around the nape of my neck and behind my ears in my sophomore and junior year of college. Steroid creams failed to do the trick. It … More A Loving Journey