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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.  


  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!

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

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

  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!

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

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

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

  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!

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

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

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

  12. Amaazing blog and I really love it.

    Very nice photos :))

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