This summer we'll be adding a few new body scrub scents to our line and we're really excited about it! I don't know if you've looked up essential oils lately but there are a TON out there. So we've been polling our clients for ideas and they've given quite a bit of feedback. For our first Tuesday Ten I'll share some of the essential oil scents we've had on our minds.
7.) Juniper Berry
Tell me what scents you'd like to see this summer?
We just added a heavenly Whipped Coffee Body Scrub to our line and it has received rave reviews from our clients and partners. I'll be honest, that surprised me a little. Don't get me wrong, I ingest coffee like it's my full-time job but I never thought of slathering it all over my skin. When Lisa & Linda (Founders of Willow Bend Body Scrubs) told me they were adding this whipped sensation to the line, using Brazilian coffee, I was more than skeptical. I decided to conduct a little research about coffee as a body product and I found some pretty awesome benefits. Here are five reasons why you should add coffee to your beauty routine today.
1.) Coffee neutralizes free radicals: According to BodyCoffee, coffee neutralizes destructive oxidation reactions that are responsible for everything from acne to eczema.
2.) Coffee is a natural exfoliator: The tiny granules of ground coffee provide a gentle exfoliant for dead skin. It also helps break up fatty deposits which are the dirty culprit of cellulite.
3.) Got dark under eye circles? Get some caffeine! Studies show caffeine helps reduce inflammation connected with dark circles. Say bye, bye to morning puffiness ladies!
4.) Acne got you down? Try some coffee! Apparently, coffee is an effective astringent because it has the same pH as our skin.
5.) Coffee for your hair? Yes! Coffee's antioxidant properties can neutralize chemicals that are harmful to your hair.
Have you heard of other beneficial ways to use coffee grounds?
*We are not doctors folks. Please consult a professional before starting any new routines.
Willow Bend Body Scrubs was developed by two busy women who were just plain tired of searching high and low for body products that would not irritate their sensitive skin. So they got together, made a plan and developed Willow Bend Body Scrubs - an incredible brand of all natural body scrub that exfoliates your skin properly, smells amazing and is cost-friendly. Say what? Can it Possibly be true? Why yes, yes it can ladies. I recently caught up with Lisa & Linda and they sat down to give me a behind the scenes look at Willow Bend Scrubs and a little sneak peek into what is coming this summer!
Q. Tell me more about Willow Bend Body Scrubs & its development?
A. Lisa: I honestly woke up one day and thought about how much fun it would be to do something completely different than what I do everyday at my 9-5 job. I thought about body scrub. I called Linda and said, "I want to make sugar scrub!" She totally jumped on the idea and here we are! Linda: We live in Colorado which has a very dry climate. We needed something that would hydrate and leave our skin feeling silky smooth. After months of trial, error & experimenting our products were born!
Q. What can your clients expect from your scrub?
A. Lisa: They can expect super-moisturized, exfoliated and glowing skin.
Q. Take me through an average day at Willow Bend Body Scrubs.
A. Linda: I process new orders that come in, line up materials we'll need for each jar and answer tons of emails. Oh and research, a lot of it! Lisa: Exactly, we are constantly researching new items and the benefits of our natural ingredients. Each jar is made to order since we are still working out of our kitchens!
Q. Have you already picked your favorite scrub?
A. Linda: Any of our orange scented scrub, I feel so refreshed after a shower with them. A close second is our new Whipped Coffee Scrub. They say coffee/caffeine is good for cellulite.....so at my age you know how often I use that! Lisa: I love the Whipped Coffee Scrub and the Peppermint Sugar Scrub. The feel of Shea Butter is heavenly on my thirsty skin. When I need a serious morning pick me up I use the Peppermint Sugar Scrub and I'm wide awake!
Q. Where can clients get their hands on your body scrub?
A. Lisa: Our Etsy Shop or they can contact us through our Facebook page.
Q. Can you give me a little sneak peek into what is next for Willow Bend Body Scrubs?
A. Lisa: We have several new scents launching this summer. We'll also be developing a lotion bar, lip balm and adding a men's line. Linda: Summer 2013 is already shaping up to be a busy one! Our minds are always working on new scents and products that we think our clients will love!
Well, there you have it! These two gals are on a roll and it doesn't sound like they are slowing down for a second. If you have any suggestions about new scents you'd like to see in the Willow Bend Body Scrub line feel free to email: WillowBendScrubs@gmail.com