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Find someone who makes you realize three things:
One - That home is not a place, but a feeling.
Two - That time is not measured by a clock, but by moments.
Three - That heartbeats are not heard, but felt and shared.

I think it’s accurate to say that most people would prefer to receive a personal, heart-felt gift or share an emotional moment instead of a “thing” when it comes to gifts of love on Valentine’s Day. Here is a list of a few great ideas for giving memorable experiences and sincere gifts that your Valentine will love.

1. A Warm Hearted Bath

What is more loving that a relaxing bubble bath? Draw your Valentine a bath and add

some delightfully scented Bath Salts, a Foaming Tub Truffle or Bubble Bath. Soaking in a therapeutic bath is healthy for the body, mind and heart! Maybe complement your bath with a nice glass of wine, herbal tea or refreshing water infused with a lemon or cucumber slice. To be an extra sweetheart, throw his or her towel in the dryer wile they soak so that it’s nice and warm for them when they get out.

2. A Loving Massage

One of the most meaningful ways to express your love is to give your partner a massage. Massages ease tension, relieve stress and lessen pain and soreness. Offering your loved one a massage is romantic especially with the use of Aromatherapy Massage Oil or Massage Lotion

3. Hand Over Heels Mani/Pedi

Love your sweetie (or treat yourself) from head to toe! Have you ever polished your hands or feet with Emz Sugar Scrub and then followed-up with a nice hand or foot massage with Emz Skin Food? These tow products together make the best Manicure/Pedicure Gift in the world! Your sweetheart’s hands and feet will feel nourished, renewed, pampered and loved!

4. Ignite Your Flame

Everything is more romantic by candlelight. Our favorite candlelight is from candles made with 100% natural soy wax. Candles made with natural wax burn longer without polluting your personal space with toxins like most candles that are made primarily of paraffin wax. Light up your love this Valentine’s Day with and all-natural, hand-poured Emz Blendz Candle.

5. Tender, Soft & Kissable Lips

Cold temperatures can leave your lips chapped and flaky. Use a little bit of Emz Sugar Scrub to smooth and exfoliate your lips and remove any dead skin cells. Then apply Emz Blendz Lip Balm to keep lips hydrated, plump, super soft and kissable!

6. A Scent-ual Spa At Home

A day at the spa is a luxury, but sometimes it’s more intimate, convenient and easy to enjoy the feeling of a day at the spa in the comfort of your own home. Indulge him or her with everything she needs to relax and rejuvenate with a Gift Set of all-natural spa products.

7. A Sensitive Shave & Soft Beard

Treat him to the finest shave that will leave his face soft and kissable. Wet shaving with natural soap and shaving brush gently exfoliates, provides and exceptionally close shave and often helps eliminate any irritation or rash. Our Shaving Soap is one of our

best selling products not only because it is extra mild, creamy and moisturizing, but it also lasts forever and is environmentally friendly with no canister to discard.
Or keep his face cozy with a happy healthy beard. Emz Beard Oil is the perfect light conditioning oil to help grow a thick, healthy awesome-smelling/ feeling beard!

8. Romantic Rose Perfume

Not your old-fashioned rose and better than dozens of fresh cut roses; Emz Pacific Rose Perfume is truly a work of art that blends real Bulgarian Rose Damask and Brazilian Rosewood Essential Oil along with elements of whit musk. It has a realistic, sweet and true rose fragrance that sparkles and then settles peacefully (Pacific means peace) on the skin. Gives you the feeling of holding a beautiful bouquet of fresh red and pink roses. You will be irresistible wearing this perfume, even to yourself, as you will not be able to stop sniffing your own wrists! MMMMmmmm…

9. Charm Her with Earrings

She wants a romantic gift, so give her earrings! Or better yet, treat yourself! Nothing makes you feel prettier than a new pair of earrings. All of Emz earrings are one-of-a-kind; carefully handcrafted and made with superior quality sterling silver and sparkling Swarovski Crystals. At this time designs are only available in our flagship

store downtown Ashland, Oregon. Come down to view and try on an array of artistic and beautifully designed handcrafted jewelry.

Happy Valentine’s Day Emz Friendz! And may you -
Live healthy and happy from the skin to within...

Skin-cerely,
Emily, Founder
Emz Blendz Soap Co.

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Emz Blendz Soaps are made from scratch and are cured for up to four weeks before they hit the shelves, which makes for a very pure, long lasting bar. However, if you use natural soap daily in the shower, you know how essential it is to have your skin-loving sudsy goodness last as long as possible. Here are some tips to get the longest life out of your soap bars.
1.  Always keep your soap in a well drained soap dish. A wooden slatted soap dish works very well. Keeping your soap dry in-between uses is key. When your soap is allowed to dry completely after each use rather than sit in a puddle, it will last so much longer!


2. In the shower, keep your soap dry and out of the shower stream when you are not using it. If your soap sits in a place where water is constantly showering on it, it will become soft and will dissolve faster.


3. When your soap is almost used up and there is only a small piece of it left, don’t throw it out! Take a new bar of soap, wet both pieces and press them together. They will meld together and not a bit of soap will be wasted.


4. If you’re feeling crafty and you have several pieces of small soap scraps and leftovers, you can grate them with a cheese grater, add a bit of warm water and then reform the small soap shreds with your hands into soap balls. Let them dry for a day and you will have nifty new soap spheres!


5. To use up every last bit of your soap, you can add your small pieces to a soap bag or soap net. Soap bags make wonderful foaming scrubbers and are perfect for saving all those little soap scraps.


Remember, Emz Blendz Soaps are made to be used! They smell wonderful and are beautiful enough to put on display, but they are made with food-grade ingredients and are not meant to last for years and years. So get the most out of them, but use them up! Take care of your body from the skinside to the inside!

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We like things that smell good here at Emz Blendz Soap Co! We use pure, therapeutic quality plant-based essential oils in our soaps and skin care products and have been working to better the world with aromatherapy for almost twenty years now! It’s so sweet and wonderful to watch the blissful expressions that come over people’s faces when they inhale something lovely and intoxicating. Delivering the cleansing essence of bliss is what we do best. To us, to breathe is to live and to live is to inhale something beautiful!

Aromatherapy is an integral part of living a good life. Without scent, what is there to live for, really?

What Is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy, also called Essential Oil Therapy is the holistic art and science of using naturally extracted botanicals and plant essential oils as treatment to promote health, harmony and well-being. It seeks to reduce stress, induce relaxation and restore balance to the mind, body and spirit.

What Are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are within plants and give them their specific aroma and flavor. Plants produce essential oils in order to attract pollinating insects, to deter predators and to protect them from infection with their antimicrobial, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties.

How Does Aromatherapy Work?

When you inhale an aroma, the molecules of the essential oil stimulate receptor cells at the top of your nasal cavity. These receptor cells send electrical messages to your brain. The Olfactory System is the only sensory system that is intimately connected to the amygdala and limbic system (the part of the brain that controls instinct and processes emotions and memories). This is why aromas have such a powerful effect on your mood and general state of mind. You may notice that when you smell something familiar, it often brings back memories or emotions associated with that specific aroma.

With topical application, essential oils and their healing components are absorbed into the bloodstream and can encourage the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

How to use Aroma-Therapies

Emz Blendz Aroma-Therapies are expertly composed essential oil blends that help to revitalize, relax, ease tension and anxiety and promote optimism. They are packaged in glass bottles with convenient roll-on applicators. To use, simply apply to pulse points on wrists, side of neck and temples. For the best effect, roll on palms and rub your palms together to activate the essential oil molecules. Inhale from your palms taking three to five deep breaths. (Today I used the Vitality Aroma-Therapy and got so much accomplished! It felt awesome!)

Be Grateful for the Sense of Smell!

Without the sense of smell, you wouldn’t be able to enjoy the taste of wine! Or the taste of a wild strawberry! Or enjoy the entrancing, heart-expanding phenomenon that follows when you stop to smell the roses! Enjoy your life and all the wonderful SCENTsations of it!! 

Live healthy and happy from the skin to within…

Skin-cerely,

Emily, Founder

Emz Blendz Soap Co.

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Age Well Serum is now packaged with treatment pumps! No more spilling your precious facial serum!

People tell me all the time that I have great skin and although I know that exclusively using all-natural handcrafted soap for the past 18 years has played a huge role in the health of my skin, my real secret is Age Well Serum. I’ve been religiously using this remarkable anti-aging serum for seven years now and while I definitely feel wiser, I don’t think my face has aged at all!

I started really paying attention around the the age of thirty-two when I noticed a deep wrinkle appearing on my forehead. Now, I have to look really hard to see that wrinkle and the scars that I had from acne (I had it bad in my teens) have all disappeared. My skin actually looks better now than it did when I was in my twenties. It's true, at thirty-nine, I still get carded all the time and it feels Amazing!

The best thing about Age Well Serum is that because it’s formulated with organic cold-pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil and Carrot Seed Oil which are rich in anti-oxidants, natural Vitamin A (trans-retinoic acid/ retinol in natural form), Vitamin E and C, essential fatty acids, and a special therapeutic blend of nine essential oils (including Rose, Neroli and Jasmine), it dramatically helps to keep your completion clear of blemishes as it rejuvenates, restores and repairs. In addition to all this, it feels super light; absorbs quickly and leaves your skin with a rosy youthful glow.

If you have fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, eczema, acne scars or acne, Age Well Serum is the all-natural remedy you've been dreaming about!

Love your beautiful face at any age!

~ and may you ~

Age Naturally, Wisely and WELL!
Skin-cerely,
Emily Whitlock
Founder / Emz Blendz Soap Co.
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You’ve been asking for it and now it’s finally here!

A formulation Emz has been perfecting for years has finally hit the shelf! Introducing Emz Blendz all-natural, safe and super effective deodorant. That’s right, it’s actually good for you and yes, after extensive testing (even on our sometimes stinky, very active teenage boy), it really does work!

Why is using a natural deodorant so important?

We use deodorant EVERY-day under our arms, close to breast tissue and where many lymph nodes are located. The products we use everyday are absorbed by our bodies and although the science is not yet conclusive, there is much concern that using deodorant products that contain chemicals and aluminum (the main active ingredient in antiperspirants) may contribute to allergies, sensitivities and even diseases.

Sweat is OK!

Inexperience, worry and fear of sweaty, smelly armpits could make you shy away from considering using a natural deodorant, but we all sweat and it’s not a bad thing. Sweat in of itself Does Not Cause Odor. Bacteria causes odor. Sweating is an important process by which the body detoxifies itself and stopping this process by using antiperspirants that contain chemicals and aluminum compounds that plug-up pores can be very unhealthy.

So don’t sweat a little sweat but you can still stay dry and smell great because Emz Blendz natural deodorant is formulated with powerful odor fighting ant-bacterial essential oils and moisture absorbing ingredients!

You may need to detox your pits!

If you’ve been using conventional not-so-natural antiperspirants or deodorants, your body may need to go through a short adjustment period to detox. Traditional deodorants are loaded with petroleum based waxes, chemicals and aluminum compounds that congest and clog your skin. For a few weeks while adjusting to your new natural deodorant, you may need to exfoliate your underarms daily with sugar scrub, a washcloth or a loofah sponge. Also, keep in mind that your sweat glands and pores in your pits have been blocked for quite awhile… As soon as you stop using your regular antiperspirant, you may notice that your body will go through a toxin-elimination period. During this time, you may notice a bit more odor and need to wash more regularly and re-apply your natural deodorant until your body adjusts. Don’t give up. Trust me, you will get through it.

Clothes matter!

If you wear polyester, you will stink more. Wear 100% cotton clothes that breathe! It will make a huge difference.

Give healthy, natural deodorant a chance!

If you’ve tried other natural deodorants with little success, give Emz Blendz

natural deodorant a try. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how well it works and you won’t ever have to worry about the dangers associated with daily use of commonly used drug-store deodorant brands. You may actually notice, like we have, that after just a little while, all underarm odor disappears and you may even experience feeling naturally fresh even without any deodorant at all!

Skin-cerely,
Emily
Emz Blendz Soap Co.
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After handcrafting and using natural soap for over fifteen years, I know that it only takes one cleansing experience with a bar of natural soap to realize that you can never be satisfied with commercial soap ever again. This is because it simply feels so much better to use, but is it really better for you and the environment? One way to find out is to do a little soap label experiment. 

Next time you’re in the soap isle at the supermarket, look at the labels and notice how most of the soap bars do not actually have the word ‘soap’ anywhere on their labels. This is because they are not soap and cannot be legally labeled as such; they are detergent bars. Detergent Bar doesn't sound good at all, so they have been cleverly marketed as ‘cleansing bar’, ‘beauty bar’ or ‘moisturizing bar’.

What’s bad about commercial soap?

Commercial detergent bars contain harsh chemicals that are not only harmful to the environment, but they can cause dryness and serious skin irritation. 

The commercial manufacturing of soap or ‘cleansing bars’ is completely different from the way soap chandlers produced soap in the old days. Over the years, natural oils like olive, coconut and palm (PalmOlive soap was originally made with these oils, but not anymore) have been replaced with animal fat, toxic chemicals and synthetic detergents. Also, the naturally occurring glycerin, which is a humectant and skin moisturizing ingredient, has been removed to be sold as a profitable bi-product so that it can then be re-added to soaps marketed as 'glycerin soap' or used in the cosmetic industry as a moisturizing ingredient for products like body lotions and hair conditioners. 

Even though the labels claim to bring health and moisture to your skin- Don't Be Fooled! The fact is that there is nothing about any of their ingredients that is actually beneficial for skin health. Let us examine some ingredient labels from ‘cleansing bars’. If you can’t understand their ingredient lists, you’re not alone. I will interpret the ingredient lists below and you can judge for yourself whether you think these products are good at all for you, your family or your environment.

The Dove "beauty bar" advertises that it is 1/4 moisturizing cream but I can not see any ingredients listed that are in fact moisturizing ingredients. None. The list of ingredients includes various detergents, fragrance and preservatives. Here is the complete list interpreted so that you can understand what each ingredient means:

Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate (surfactant/detergent), Stearic Acid (wax solid most likely derived from animal tallow), Sodium Tallowate (surfactant derived from rendered beef fat), Water, Sodium Isethionate (surfactant/detergent), Coconut Acid (surfactant), Sodium Stearate(surfactant), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (surfactant), Sodium Cocoate or Sodium Palm Kernelate (surfactant/detergent), Fragrance (synthetic fragrance or perfume), Sodium Chloride (salt), Titanium Dioxide (mineral colorant, opacifying agent), Tetrasodium EDTA (preservative), Trisodium Etidronate (preservative).

 Notice how none of these bars say 'soap' anywhere on their labels with the exception of the Irish Spring bar which says it in tiny lettering. Also, pay attention to the fact that almost all of the bars list Sodium Tallowate as the first ingredient. This means it is the main ingredient. Sodium Tallowate is made from tallow which is animal beef fat. It is an extremely cheap ingredient that is used in almost all commercially produced soaps. I saved the picture of the Olay "beauty bar" for last because it irritates me the most and is my favorite example of soap hogwash. It states 10x more moisture on the front of the label, which means nothing, and then the label blatantly lies to you when it says "sensitive unscented" on the front of the bar and then clearly lists FRAGRANCE/PARFUM (fragrance perfume) in the ingredient list. Come on! How annoying!Whenever I see these bars next to a sink or in a bathroom, I cringe. Sometimes I have to fight back the urge to hiss like a cat at them! Thank goodness there is an alternative to using these vile bars of nastiness!

What’s good about natural, real handmade soap?

Aside from the fact that naturally handcrafted soap is beautiful and it elevates you to bathing paradise, it is made simply with ingredients that are known to be beneficial for skin health. Natural vegetable oils and butters are soothing and moisturizing. They help heal and protect and provide your skin with vitamins and nutrients. The natural glycerin that is created during saponification (the soap-making process), is left unremoved in natural soap bars which further contributes to a truly creamy moisturizing lather. In addition to all that, natural soap can be made with herbs, botanicals, and therapeutic plant essential oils which add delightful aromas and healing properties.

Although they are always better than commercial soaps, not all handmade soap bars are created equally. Many soap makers use a melt-and-pour soap base that can be purchased in craft stores. This kind of soap is made with a solvent to make it easy to melt, add ingredients to, and then pour into molded shapes. Often this soap is called glycerin soap and can be clear or opaque. Though many soap crafters use some natural ingredients which bring about a homemade effect, much of the soap base that they use is commercially produced and can contain questionable ingredients.

Emz Blendz Natural Soap is made from scratch with a method called cold process soap-making. The cold process soap method takes a little more time and effort, but it definitely creates the highest quality, mildest bar of soap. During the cold process soap method, vegetable oils, butters or fats are blended with lye to create soap. Lye sounds scary, but it is completely necessary for saponification and after interacting with the oils, all of its caustic qualities are transformed and neutralized. Soap that is handcrafted using the cold process method creates the mildest, most natural and longest-lasting bar of soap in the world.

Just like we did above with yucky commercial soap labels, we have to look at the ingredient label for a beautiful all-natural organic soap bar. Here is a picture of the front and side label of a Pure & Simple Emz Blendz Natural Soap Bar:

It is what it says it is! You can read and make sense of all of the ingredients listed. Here is the list of ingredients more clearly:

Ingredients: saponified organic oils of olive, coconut, palm (organic and sustainably sourced), sweet almond, cocoa butter.

Now that I have made you think a lot more about the soap you and your family use, I hope that you always remember that what goes on your body, is as important as what goes into your body. Natural and organic soap is always better for you and the environment. Your skin will absorb whatever it comes into contact with, so do yourself and your skin a big favor and lather up with something good!

May you-

Live healthy and happy from the skin to within…


Skin-cerely,

Emily Whitlock, Founder

Emz Blendz Soap Co.

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A professional facial at a spa or salon is an amazing treat, but let’s face it, unless you have a free schedule and an unlimited budget, getting regular facials at the spa is just not practical for most of us. To be honest, you don’t have to go to the spa all the time or spend thousands to take care of your complexion. You can give yourself a spa-style facial at home, any ol’ time you wish for a fraction of the cost and you will look equally beautiful!

Taking the time to nurture yourself with a rejuvenating facial is not only good for your skin, it’s good for your soul. Much like mindfully preparing healthy meals or exercising in nature's fresh air, pampering yourself with a facial and connecting to yourself is a centering practice. Here’s how to do it:

1.  Cleanse

Start your facial by cleansing away all the dirt and grime of the day. Avoid very hot water that can irritate your skin. Use tepid or warm water and a mild and moisturizing soap. This is so important! Don’t just wash up with anything that foams up. Many cleansing bars and liquids are actually detergents which can strip your skin of vital healthy oils. Use natural, organic and healthy soap:

Emz Blendz Organic Soap Bar- Extremely mild and gentle soap that is good for all skin types but especially helpful for oily skin or combination skin because it is made with a blend of Rose Geranium and Lavender essential oils that are helpful in balancing the skin's sebum production.

Emz Chamomile Mint Facial Cleanser- A very mild, creamy and gentle olive and grape seed oil based cleanser that is good for all skin types but especially helpful for sensitive, dry or acne prone skin. Chamomile is naturally anti-inflammatory and tea tree and mint essential oils help to fight bacteria causing acne.

2.  Exfoliate

Soap removes dirt and oil, but can’t remove dead skin build-up. Your skin is constantly creating new skin cells at the lower level and sending them to the surface where they serve as an important protective barrier. Over time, as skin cells rise to the surface, they slowly die and can build up, giving you a dry, rough or dull appearance. Exfoliation helps to remove the outer-most layer of dead skin cells revealing more luminous, younger skin below. To exfoliate your skin, use a gentle sugar scrub:

Emz Blendz Sugar Scrubs are made with skin-polishing sugar granules that effectively exfoliate without irritation because the sugar crystals slowly dissolve as you use them. Regular exfoliation will leave your skin radiant, smooth and glowing. If you have acne-prone skin, Tea Tree Mint Sugar Scrub can help tremendously by clearing away the bacteria-feeding excess dead skin cells, sebum and dirt that cause breakouts. Coconut Vanilla Sugar Scrub Mask smells amazing and can also be used as a clarifying facial mask.

3.  Massage

Don’t skip this step! Facial Massage may be the most important part of your skin care regimen. Like your neck, shoulders and back, your face has many muscles that can get tight and hold a lot of stress and tension. Facial massage stimulates the muscles and the lymphatic system, restores circulation to the facial tissue, relaxes and relieves stress. Apply a small amount of sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, or Age-Well Facial Serum to your fingertips and give yourself a lovely and relaxing facial massage.

4.  Mask

Facial Masks help to tighten, tone and firm your skin. They are detoxifying and work to deep clean and draw out impurities. Use Emz Coconut Vanilla Kaolin Clay Mask which is gentle and good for all skin types. The best thing about it is that it comes in an all-natural, preservative free powder form. Just add one teaspoon mask powder to a little bit of water to create a thin paste. You can also activate the mask powder by adding your favorite herbal tea, yogurt, honey, a bit of mashed avocado or fruit pulp to make a custom and personalized mask. Apply it to your face and leave it on for about fifteen minutes. (This is the part of the facial where you prop up your feet and take a little break.) To remove the mask, rinse with warm or tepid water and cleanse once more with a gentle cleanser to remove all residue.

5.  Steam

Steam opens your pores and helps you sweat which washes out toxins and impurities. Steaming also softens, hydrates and improves circulation bringing a rosy glow to your skin. Steaming your face is simple, feels wonderful and really makes you look fantastic. 

To steam: Boil a small pot of water. Add the hot steaming water to a bowl and add a tablespoon of Facial Steam Herbs to the water. Place your face over the steaming bowl of herbs (stay about 12 inches away) and drape a towel over your head to trap the steam. Try to steam your face for seven to ten minutes. Afterwards, rinse your face with tepid water and gently pat dry with a towel. 

Variation: add three drops of your favorite essential oil to the hot steaming water. Tea Tree, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint or Rose Geranium are great for acne prone skin. Eucalyptus, Spearmint, Peppermint or Rosemary help to open and clear sinuses. Tangerine, Sweet Orange, Lemon or Grapefruit help to uplift the spirit. Rose, Sandalwood or Rosewood calm, soothe and center the mind and heart.

6.  Tone

Hydrosols are created by steam distillation of flowers and botanicals. They have the most amazing aromas and make perfect healing facial toners. They are soothing, hydrating and mildly antiseptic. You can spritz Hydrosol Facial Toners directly on your face (with eyes closed) or you can spritz on a cotton ball and then apply to your face. They are refreshing and also help to maximize absorption of your facial moisturizer.

 

7.  Moisturize

Moisturizers lock in water, deliver nutrients, help prevent wrinkles, and make you feel awesome! Find one that works best for your skin and use it regularly.

Chamomile Rose Facial Cream- Medium weight daily facial cream. Best for dry, sensitive or mature skin types. Feels light and absorbs easily leaving your skin feeling hydrated and soft. Chamomile is naturally anti-inflammatory. Real Rose calms the skin and is considered the essential oil of the highest vibration.

Balancing Blend Facial Lotion- Light and weightless. Perfect for combination, oily or acne-prone skin types. Made with a blend of natural essential oils that are known for their balancing and acne healing properties.

Face Food- A concentrated, very rich cream that can be used as a precious eye cream or it can be applied to the entire face (recommended) at night to create baby soft, glowing skin. Ideal for dry, mature or sensitive skin types.

Age-Well Serum- A special nutrient-rich facial oil serum that absorbs quickly and feels light. Improves skin’s tone, reduces fine lines and wrinkles and promotes a youthful complexion. 

8.  Hydrate

This should actually be the first step of your facial because skin must be nourished and hydrated from the inside. You can apply all the right products, and follow all these steps, but if you aren't paying attention to how you nourish the temple that is your home and that feeds your skin, all of it won’t make much of a difference… Drink a cup of warm herbal tea, lemon water, cucumber water or healthy smoothie (see previous red smoothie post).

Remember above all to Be Happy. No matter what is happening in the outside world, you can choose to be happy. Your face represents to the world what you feel and think. The state of your mind and heart will manifest itself on your face. Nothing will make you more beautiful than a state of peace and harmony. When you wake up in the morning, think, “Today I choose to be happy!” or

Today I choose to live healthy and happy from the skin to within...™”

Skin-cerely,

Emily

Emz Blendz Soap Co.

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Emz Blendz Soap Co. Blog by Andy Whitlock - 10M ago

Plastic Lasts Forever and only a small percentage (about 10%) of it gets collected to be recycled. The 10% that is collected and recycled, is most often "down-cycled" into products such as: plastic lumber, fiber for carpeting, or other products that cannot be further recycled and will ultimately end up in a landfill at the end of their use. Unlike glass and metal, which can be recycled and reused over and over again, the recycling potential of plastic is very limited. The vast majority of all the plastic we use ends up in a landfill, or worse yet, in our Oceans . . . forever.

It's important to understand that recycling is not the best answer to our growing plastic waste crisis. The only real solution is for all of us to use less plastic in the first place! One of the worst plastic problem perpetrators is the shampoo bottle! We are working hard to replace or reduce the plastic packaging we use for our product packaging, or to create products that don't require much packaging at all . . . a fantastic example of such a product is: Emz Blendz Shampoo Moon™, a concentrated solid shampoo bar shaped into a sphere that requires no plastic bottle as packaging. There is no plastic bottle to produce, package, ship, truck, use, put into the recycle bin, get collected only to eventually end up who knows where. . . Emz Blendz Shampoo Moons™ last up to three times as long as a regular sized bottle of shampoo, they won't weigh hair down like other solid shampoo bars, they're easy to travel with (solid shampoo bars won't be confiscated at the airport), AND they work just as well as liquid shampoo; leaving your hair feeling super clean and soft!

How to use Emz Blendz Shampoo Moons™: Simply wet the Shampoo Moon and work up a bit of lather in your hands. Add the lather to your wet hair. Rub and lather in your hair as you would with a traditional liquid shampoo and then rinse. Many people say that they don’t need to use a conditioner as the Shampoo Moons contain conditioning ingredients, but if you have long hair you may want to follow with a small amount of hair conditioner.

If you like the Shampoo Moons and the idea of zero-waste packaging you will love Emz Blendz Shaving Soap and Emz Blendz Solid Lotion Bars. Also, most of our other products are packaged in glass (too many to name here). Glass protects and preserves natural ingredients, is 100% endlessly recyclable and always a much better choice than plastic! For products that are simply not practical to package in glass, they are always packaged in easily reusable or recyclable containers.

Here at Emz Blendz Soap Co. we are constantly thinking up new ways to provide products that we can feel very proud of and when they work great and also offer excellent solutions to environmental problems, what could be better?


SKINcerely,

Emily, President and Founder
Emz Blendz Soap Co.
emzblendz.com

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