Summer has arrived! Cue the sun, surf and sand! Even though I just enjoyed a quick Mother's Day trip to the beach, I'm ready for another one. Hint, hint! ;) Those of us here in NC are beyond blessed to live so close to the coast and some of the best beaches in the country. Beach therapy is something we could all use a little more of in these heavy times.
A beach escape is a tonic for the worried mind, allowing you the headspace to think more clearly. It calms the mind with the meditational ebb and flow of the tides. And it does wonders for the physical body as well. Soaking up all that Vitamin D - and Vitamin Sea! - naturally boosts energy levels and nourishes your skin, hair and nails. Long walks along the beach searching for shells and other treasures, a vigorous paddle and/or swim, inhaling those warm sea breezes, and long, lazy naps all add up to a deeply restorative experience for the mind, body, and soul where you can genuinely exist and experience unforgettable moments in the present moment. Unplugged from your everyday life, the beach can transport and transform your very essence as the power of the water washes away negative emotions...enabling you to truly relax.
Of course, we can't abandon all of our regular responsibilities and become full time beach bums. So we've created the next best thing! A full collection of coastal treasures to bring those relaxing vibes and brilliant benefits right to your bath and shower!
“Advice from a mermaid: Get your tail to the beach. Sea treasures in simple things. Take time to shellebrate. Share life’s joyful song. Make a wish upon a starfish. Let your conchience guide you. Believe in magic!”
Our June product release, the "Beach, Please!" Collection is a treasure trove of salty delights! Each product offers the wondrous skincare benefits of salt and marine botanicals. And the scents will immediately transport you to your favorite beach retreat!
Salt Soap Collection
Salt soaps are pure luxury! With our salt soap collection, you can skip the pricey indulgence of a spa retreat and enjoy the splendor in your own home.
What makes salt bars so special?? In addition to the uniquely creamy lather, salt bars offer a host of skincare benefits:
Himalayan pink sea salt is mined from ancient sea beds and contain a multitude of trace minerals that enhance skin barrier function. It's pure skin nutrition!
Sea salt is a natural humectant - it draws moisture to your skin, which helps to retain moisture, keeping skin soft and supple.
Gentle exfoliation to keep your skin smooth and soft
Regulates sebum production
Neutralizes body odor effectively
Plus salt bars last a realllly long time! I have a 2yr old salt bar in my bathroom soap dish, and it gets used multiple times per week (and I have a ton of soap bar options to choose from, lol)! Oh, did I mention the amazing scents we've paired up with these bars?!? Salty sea breezes and light florals will refresh your spirit and transport you to sun-warmed beaches with every shower.
Sea Witch Complexion Bar
We're reintroducing our very first facial bar - fully reformulated and enhanced with additional Vitamin Sea! Dead Sea mud, kelp, spirulina and sea salt bring a hefty dose of marine goodies to this gentle, but deeply cleansing facial bar. Aloe and kokum butter offer superior hydration while Cambrian blue clay and activated charcoal bring some detox power. It's the perfect bar to bring out your inner mermaid's youthful glow.
Siren's Song Face & Body Salt Polish
Marine magnificence reigns supreme in this little jar! Fine Himalayan pink salt offers ample exfoliation alongside mineral and nutrient-rich kelp and Dead Sea clay, while our thoughtfully selected carrier oils usher deep moisturization. Crisp ozonic notes are balanced by soft florals and salty highlights. Get your skin bikini ready and glow-up before hitting the beach!
Artisan Botanical Soaps
Our fabulous soap lineup this month is making a sensory splash! From marine ingredients for added skin nutrition to the most delightfully beachy scents, we're proud to offer this multifaceted collection! Beachcomber and OBX are made in the German soleseife tradition - literally "seaman's salt water" soap. We make a strong brine solution for the soap base which creates an ultra creamy lather with fluffy bubbles and a silk-like feel on the skin. The soleseife bars exert the same skin cleansing and nutritive properties as the full salt bars, but with less exfoliation.
Our Atlantic and Mariner bars sport sophisticated masculine fragrance notes. We didn't forget about you dads and dudes! These bars make splendid Father's Day gifts!
“Advice from the ocean: Be shore of yourself. Come out of your shell. Take time to coast. Avoid pier pressure. Sea life’s beauty. Don’t get so tide down on work that you miss out on life’s beautiful waves.”
Bubble Box: The Vitamin Sea Collection
Our June sud-scription box is a treasure trove of marine delights! Enjoy our Blue Wave spa salt bar in the shower, while getting a marine deep clean with our Sea Witch complexion bar and a beach ready bod and face with Siren's Song salt polish. A fab spa quality set! Don't forget - if you subscribe online, you save $$. ;)
Father's Day Collection
In recognition of Father's Day, we've created a special new men's grooming collection to support our hard-working menfolk.
Traditional Wet Shave Soap - Shaving is one of the most significant grooming rituals for the guys, and we're thrilled to introduce this traditional wet shaving soap. Thick, creamy lather and loads of moisturization to keep those nicks and cuts to a minimum. We're offering two options - a travel tin so you never have to sacrifice quality while on the road, and a premium gift set that includes a handcrafted shave bowl by local potter, Erin Ellis, a bottle of our beard oil, and a genuine boar bristle shaving brush. This luxurious shave soap is scented in a classic blend of lemon, bergamot, cool mint, lavender, sandalwood, cedarwood, amber, and musk. It smells just like walking into a barbershop! We'll be featuring more blends in the near future so stay tuned.
Natural Man Beard Oils - Beard oil is back! We've re-formulated to provide maximum beard conditioning! Our quick absorbing formula contains both a vegan silicone and olive squalane for a silky smooth texture as well as boasting a host of benefits, including strengthening the hair, improving shine, and enhancing elasticity to prevent breakage. We've created two new blends - a woodsy warm blend with notes of spice and a crisp, cool herbaceous blend. We'll work on more blends in the upcoming months.
You may have already heard the news, but we'll be back at the Pittsboro Farmers Market starting next week for their inaugural market at The Plant. Looking forward to this new location and all the benefits it brings to market goers! It's sure to be a win-win for everyone! We'll be there once a month with all the soapy goods. ;)
Also at The Plant next week is Pittsboro's Bazaar Night Market! We'll see you there from 4-8pm on Friday! There are going to be a ton of awesome vendors so don't miss out!
The Circle City Merchants group has organized a new monthly event - Third Thursdays - to be held at the new SoCo patio on Thursdays from 4-7pm. Join us and the other CCM merchant members for live music, food sampling and shopping.
And lastly, don't forget that our downtown retail boutique is open every First Sunday! After you browse the vendors up at the Circle, take a little stroll just 2 blocks west to visit our shop! We're constantly expanding our inventory with specially curated accessories, most of which are not available via our website. So stop on by and let us help you create the perfect gift.
Mermaid kisses and starfish wishes....