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Sunday, August 5, 2012

A Festival of Smells

Perusing Etsy, as I do from time to time, I ran into a listing for lip balm. Lip balm?  

It surprises me the things that are sold on Etsy. I guess my imagination is limited. It doesn't occur to me to look for things that I use every day. Why buy the same things everyone else buys from faceless corporations when you can find individuals who make the same things with a lot more care? 

I searched a category I had never paid much attention to before--Bath and Beauty. (Click on the pictures to get to the item listings. A link to the shop is in the captions.)

What is a bath without soap? (Psst, Sue. What does hemp mint beer smell like?)

Hemp Mint Beer Soap by The Skin You're In

Ah, lavender grapefruit. I bet that smells divine.

Lavender Grapefruit Artisan Soap by Pacific Paradise Soap

And I'm such a sucker for chocolate in any form.

Chocolate Heaven Cupcake Soap by Joy Soap Works

Then I found the body butters. I love body butter. And in lilac.

Lilac Scented Body Butter Cream by Bee Perfect

And this one also has lavender essential oil in it. (She's got a bunch of balms and salves as well.)

Velvety Soft Body Butter by Tanza Botanicals

And the thing that started it all--lip balm. This sounds like an interesting formula. I bet it smells wonderful.

Masala Rose Chai Lip Balm by Gwendolyn Rose Botanicals

I've been talking a lot about how these must smell, so of course I had to include something that's all about the smell--perfume.

Natural Perfume Roll Ons by JoAnne Bassett

Make sure to check out the Bath and Beauty category. I was surprised by what was there. You might be too.

This post contributed by Liz from Zizi Rho Designs, who is on a mission to find beautiful aromas. At least this month.  

12 comments:

  1. I am a softie for lovely soaps!! Even though I have a large supply and try not to buy more, sometimes I weaken! Thanks for sharing all of these great shops!

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  2. Great finds!! I love trying out new bath and beauty products on Etsy! Thanks for the post!

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  3. Liz....thanks for the fun and smell good finds....much appreciate your insights!

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  4. Those cupcakes look so good!! I'd have a hard time not licking them when I'm bathing ;). The chai lip balm looks yummy too! Great picks!

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  5. Great bath and body finds! They all look so inviting!!

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  6. Yes, Bella, the cupcakes do look good enough to eat. I bet they smell divine as well.

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  7. You make a great point about looking on Etsy for everyday products! Great blog post!

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  8. Great post! If any of you are into makeup, check that out here too ... over the years I've run across numerous listings for mineral makeup right here on Etsy!

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  9. nicely done....I love the bath on body category and have bought yummy soaps several times.
    linda
    whimsicals

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  10. Hands down, Pacific Paradise Soap makes the best soap ever. i haven't used anything else in years. Delicious!

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  11. Those cupcakes do look good! I know where to go lip balm shopping when I next need it.

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  12. Amaazing blog and I really love it.

    Very nice photos :))



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