Well, we finally got our new look website up and running this week – we’re just tidying up a few bits and pieces but it’s all looking great and working just fine!
Our aim was to share more with you about how and why we make your favourite Pure Thoughts goodies and so we’ve included lots of product stories and pictures so that you can see what goes on behind our workshop doors…
Take a peek - www.purethoughts.co.uk
Although we make these every week they rarely get a look in when it comes to talking about our handmade goodies and so I’ve treated them to a blog post of their own!
We use a combination of skin softening ingredients including sweet almond oil to make all of our bath bombs and each one is made by hand in our little workshop – they prefer to be made on dry warm days because they can react to humidity and temperature changes.
Once they’ve been made we leave them to dry for a day or two before popping them into clear bags ready for sale, they never stick around for long and so we make small, fresh batches as often as possible.
Our handmade bath bombs are free from nasties including artificial fragrance and colours - we use our own blends of pure essential oils in every treat to provide a wonderful aromatherapy experience for your mind and body…
We make our little treasures in 4 different varieties:
Lavender & Chamomile Bath Bomb
Patchouli & Orange Bath Bomb
May Chang & Mint Bath Bomb
Lime & Tangerine Bath Bomb
Most of you will probably know by now that we’re in the process of making some changes – we’ve created some new goodies that we’ll be showing you shortly and the website is just getting a mini make over to make some space for them. It’s been a case of starting one thing and then before you know it you’re changing six others – a bit like when you decorate a room in your house and it soon leads to another! We’re sorry that some of your favourite goodies have been out of stock while we make these improvements and are so grateful for your patience – if you can bear with us just a little longer they’ll all be back looking better than ever and bringing a few new friends along with them.
We’re finally ready to reveal our Great British Summer Soaps, they’re both made with lashings of gorgeous butters to help keep your skin soft all Summer long – we’ve made them practical as well as luxurious by using essential oils with refreshing and useful properties…
Tea Tree & Lavender Handmade Natural Soap:
A gentle yet effective bar that contains two essential oils perfect for Summer months, they can both soothe and heal the skin as well as having powerful antiseptic properties. This is the bar to have with you when you’ve caught a little too much sun or are suffering from those unavoidable insect bites!
Peppermint & Eucalyptus Handmade Natural Soap:
Freshen up after a day in the sunshine with cooling essential oils and skin loving ingredients including coconut oil and shea butter – together they’ll give your senses and skin the boost you need to make the most of the sun well into the evening.
We’re in love with the Union Jack paper!… (read more about our Summer Soaps)
Unlike fragrances which are chemically derived, essential oils have therapeutic values that can among many other things help to boost creativity and instil a feeling of calm and relaxation.
Just a quick sniff from the bottle can sometimes be enough but you can also add a drop to a tissue or pop a few drops in your bath – a couple of drops added to a teaspoon of carrier oil also works wonders as a massage oil.
These are the 3 essential oils that I keep on hand to blast those afternoon slumps and keep me calm at times when nothing is going the way I think it should!
- Peppermint Essential Oil: A quick sniff of this oil is like splashing your face with cold water, it’s refreshing, energising and instantly lifts a sluggish mood. Great for headaches too – just rub a drop onto each temple.
- Orange Essential Oil: Such a sweet, sunny oil that has a really positive feel, it works throughout the whole day and although it’s seen as an uplifting oil it can also be really helpful in the evenings to help children – and adults – get a good nights sleep.
- Lavender Essential Oil: I can only use this oil in very small amounts during the day because it has me yawning in seconds! But at times when you’re feeling so hassled that you can’t even get a handle on your own thoughts, it helps to take a minute out and use this oil to restore your sense of balance and calm.