Sunday, October 26, 2014

If you're in the area, be sure to support your local crafters and small businesses (especially us!) at these events.....

  • November 2- Ladies Day Out - Wright State Nutter Center Dayton  1 - 5 pm
  • November 22- Morton  Holiday Craft Show - Morton Middle School Vandalia 10 am-6 pm
  • November 28- Not Your Mama's Craft Market- Greek Orthodox Cathedral Columbus 5 -9 pm
  • December 5 (5 - 10 pm) & 6 (11 am - 6 pm) - Handmade Holiday Dayton - Yellow Cab Building Dayton

Sunday, April 27, 2014

.......pssst!!!! Your mom told me to tell you

Your mom told me to tell you that she doesn't want any perfume or flowers this year.  Instead, give her a gift that will help her match her outer beauty with her inner beauty.

We've put together a Mother's Day Gift Set that is sure to keep mom smiling beyond Mother's Day!  The set includes our Revitalizing Facial Kit (enough for 10 quality facials), Coconut Vanilla Oil (the scent is to DIE for!), and your choice of one Handcrafted Soap/Shampoo Bar!  Did I mention that all of our products are 100% NATURAL and cruelty free?  Yup- I did!

The Mother's Day Gift Set is already gift wrapped and we can even ship directly to your mom!  Hurry- order by May 2nd to ensure delivery before Mother's Day.



Thursday, March 6, 2014

Fade Dark Spots with Everyday Kitchen Ingredients

As promised, this is a follow up to an image I posted on Instagram......

Dark spots (or hyperpigmentation) are caused by a variety of things-acne scaring, age, medications and sun damage are just a few.  The common kitchen ingredients above may offer you some relief by fading the appearance of those pesky dark spots.
  1. apple cider vinegar- The acid assists skin in shedding excess skin cells and even helps to even out skin tone.  Apply to the affected area and rinse well after 10-15 min.
  2. lemon juice- it's natural acids have long been used to lighten dark spots.  Squeeze the juice from a lemon onto a cotton ball and apply to dark spots twice per day.  I sometimes leave this on my skin overnight or just rinse off after about 20 minutes.  
  3. yogurt- Plain yogurt has a high amount  of lactic acid and helps to soften and diminish the appearance of hyperpigmentation.  Apply twice per day for about 30 minutes then rinse well.
  4. onion- I have to admit I haven't tried this one!  As with apple cider vinegar and lemon juice it's the acid in red onions that make it effective at fading unwanted dark spots.  Cut an onion, rub a q-tip on the inside, then apply it to the spots you are trying to rid.  Rinse with warm water after about 15 minutes and cleanse with a mild soap to remove the onion smell.
  5. milk-It's lactic acid make it a success!  Soak a cotton ball in milk, apply to spots, and rinse after 15 minutes.  

Whatever method you choose be consistent. and.  Most times these natural remedies take a bit longer to achieve results than over the counter or prescriptions.  BE PATIENT!  The results are so worth it! You can be proud to show off your gorgeous skin and save a few bucks in the process....


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

This year has already been a rollercoaster for my family and I!  First off, I accepted a full time position after working from home for nearly 3 years.  Now I'd love to be one of those entrepreneurs who boasts about bringing in so much money that they quit their jobs to work strictly from home.  That is not my reality!  My reality is that I have 2 kids who will be off to college in the next 8 years and I'm already planning my retirement.  So until Eva Jenae Naturals starts to rake in some major dough I will be holding down a full time job, continuing to grow my business and of course taking care of my family obligations.  Sounds like alot....and I know it will be a challenge, but with the proper preparation I'll be just fine ;)

Just a few days after I accepted my job....I TOTALED MY VEHICLE :(  Oh I was so upset!  I slid on the ice and hit a light pole entering the highway. I'm thankful I was able to walk away without a scratch and that I didn't hit another car. The situation could have been a lot worse.  

Speaking of being thankful- I am so grateful for ALL of my customers!  The feedback you guys give is AMAZING and encourages me daily.



Tuesday, January 14, 2014

There's a Month Dedicated to Oatmeal????

Apparently so.....  January is National Oatmeal Month.  We all know that oatmeal is exceptionally good for your heart, but it also does wonders for our skin.  

Oatmeal is packed with anti-inflammatory agents to soothe dry, irritated skin which is why it has been used forever to treat the symptoms of rashes, eczema, and rosacea.  It also absorbs oil from acne-prone skin, acts as a gentle exfoliate and even contains saponins (which are mild cleansers).  It's the perfect  skincare ingredient for EVERY skin type!

These are just a few of the different combinations of oatmeal masks made from ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.  

Oily/Acne-prone skin-
1/4 cup oats
2 tsp lemon juice (or apple cider vinegar)

Normal Skin-
1/4 cup oats
1 tbs olive oil

Dry Skin-
1/4 cup oats
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tbs vegetable glycerin (or honey)

For all recipes, grind oats to a powder in coffee grinder & mix in desired ingredients for skin type.  The consistency for all recipes should be a paste.  Wash face and neck thoroughly, apply mask and leave on for 10-15 minutes.  Rinse well with warm water and follow with a moisturizer.  

What's your fav oatmeal mask? Do tell........

;) Lydia