Our plant ally and guide for this month's Citrus Sens-ation product collection is the Citrus family, known for its uplifting and rejuvenating properties and its ability to bring us clarity and greater awareness. This power-packed plant family accompanies Citrine, aka The Sun Stone, on this month’s journey by bringing “sunshine to the soul”, illuminating that which needs to be brought forward, buffering any anxiety, and promoting positivity.
Is there anything more uplifting than the aroma of a freshly cut lemon or the scent that seems to surround you when you are peeling an orange? The slight mist that erupts from the peel releases a bright, uplifting aroma that is reminiscent of liquid sunshine. That is the essential oil of the citrus family, often referred to as the “happy oils”, the embodiment of the sun, radiating joy and positivity. I always imagine that the energy of the sun is infused right into these oils! These wonderfully bright, elevating citrus oils are some of the most versatile oils in the botanical world. Just a few drops of lemon or orange in a cleaning solution not only helps to disinfect surfaces and the air, it leaves behind a joyful scent. That same aroma has a calming effect. Because of this unique combination of therapeutic effects, citrus oils are often used to help with symptoms of anxiety and depression.
We've paired our citrus collection with precious citrine, the stone of summer incarnate. "Citrine" meaning comes from the word for lemon, making it a natural match for our citrus collection. The color of fresh lemonade, as bright as the midday sun, you cannot help but fall hard for the immediate uplifting vibes that sunny Citrine brings to the table. Beyond its radiant beauty, there are many reasons to bring the splash of Citrine into your life - the power of positivity, a burst of bright energy, and bringing warm light to frayed nerves, Citrine is like a summer holiday for your soul.
Allow yourself to be present when using any of the products in our Citrus Sens-ation collection. If you are stressed and/or emotional, give yourself the gift of a moment to still your mind, inhale the aromas and re-center yourself. Absorb loving energy. Become aware of the magnitude of your inner strength. Actively look for the beauty in life. Bask in the sun. Take in the random acts of kindness going on all across the world. Watch how strangers are showing immense levels of respect and gratitude toward one another. We've got each other's backs. We are holding one another through our suffering, healing and through it all we are empathetically and compassionately growing as one. Maybe that’s all the world is asking of us right now.
Citrus Sens-ation Collection Highlights
Artisan Botanical Soaps
We focused heavily on soaps this month, so there's quite a few to choose from:
Citrine Sunshine - Continuing with our gemstone soap collection comes this vibrant Citrine topped soap. Intensely juicy citrus notes for an irresistible burst of brightness in your bath. Super creamy coconut cream adds superior skin conditioning to our butter-rich soap base blend.
Orange Grove - If we could bottle laughter, this is what it would smell like! Effervescent, bubbly orange zest pairs with powdery, honey-sweet mimosa flower and subtle green notes. A generous sprinkling of poppy seeds for gentle exfoliation.
Beer & Bergamot - Beer bars boast loads of bubbles and ultra-creamy lather making them one of our most beloved soaps. This one pairs refreshing and floral bergamot with earthy, woodsy notes of bay leaf, cedarwood, fir and tobacco for a perfect balance of citrus and herbal. A unisex classic.
Peace - The sunflower, Ukraine’s national flower, is becoming a symbol of resistance against the country's invasion by Russian forces. Throughout Ukraine’s history, the flower has been used as a symbol of peace. Its exuberant and lively form represents the antithesis of the destruction now being suffered by the Ukrainian people. This bar celebrates the people of Ukraine and with it we send our prayers for peace. A portion of all proceeds from the sale of this bar goes to the non-profit, Sunflower of Peace, to provide aid to the people of Ukraine. A bright and sunny blend of lemon, mandarin, rose and jasmine with base notes of tonka and amberwood.
Hey Chick! - These adorable chickies are a sugar-free treat that kids of all ages will adore. Scented in a super-fresh mix of bergamot, lemon verbena, lemongrass and sweet sugar notes. Rich and creamy coconut cream adds loads of lather and bubbles.
Patchouli Sunrise - Our Citrus collection couldn't be complete without this fan fave! Tantalizingly juicy sweet orange blends beautifully with earthy, musky patchouli and spicy hints of ginger.
Bright Lemon Natural Solid Dish Soap & Laundry Stain Stix - NEW!! Our zero-waste solution for sparkling clean dishes with a clean conscience! Effective and environmentally friendly.
Citrine Serenade Shimmering Body Oil
Shine like the star that you are! The vibrant, cheery golden hue of this body oil brings the warmth of the sun into your skincare routine while offering a bounty of skin benefits. A skin nourishing and quick absorbing blend of jojoba, calendula, apricot kernel oil, meadowfoam seed oil, Vitamin A-rich carrot root oil and silky fractionated coconut oil delivers a rich spectrum of antioxidants and essential fatty acids. An uplifting citrus blend of lemon, bergamot, ylang ylang balanced by woodsy elemi elevates the mood and brings skin into balance. Citrine chips radiate the energy of abundance and positivity. Reiki blessed.
Manipura Ritual Aroma Roller
The third chakra, called manipura, is located at the nave, aka the solar plexus. “Manipura” means “lustrous gem of the city,” and is associated with the natural element fire and the color yellow (think sun!). It's your body's energy powerhouse, the center of our digestive system, transforming food into energy. Great deals of nerves are located in the Third Chakra, which is directly connected to our instincts or our “gut feelings” and is associated with our self-esteem, sense of purpose, personal identity, individual will, digestion, and metabolism. To help balance this chakra, we've crafted a blend of oils known for their ability to resolve digestive issues, uplift your mood, and help you connect with your spiritual self. Sun-drenched grapefruit shines as the star with digestive allies of warming cardamom and spicy ginger playing a supportive role, and woodsy bay laurel which symbolizes power. Citrine chips amplify the energies of self-esteem and confidence, prosperity and success. Reiki blessed.
Seasonally themed Wax Melts
It's been a hot minute since we last made wax melts and it was a blast creating these super-fun seasonally themed melts with juicy, mouth-watering citrus notes! We've got bunnies and piggies and sunflowers and more! Need a wax warmer? We've got those, too.
April's Bubble Box Suds-cription and gift set
A treasure trove of citrus delights to brighten your mailbox and your day! Our Lemon Poppyseed artisan botanical soap bar, Bright Lemon Solid Natural Dish Soap with a natural loofah scrubber, and a bag of our seasonal themed wax melts. Our favorite set yet! We always offer different products in each collection so that you don't get inundated with the same product. Subscribe on the website and save a few bucks. Don't need a monthly box? You can always purchase a single box on our website or in-store. Great for gifting!
Easter Extravaganza Gift Set
Looking for a unique gift for Easter gifting? We've got you covered with a sugar-free option! Peeps and chicks and bunnies galore for loads of Easter themed fun in mouth-wateringly juicy candied citrus and fruity aromas. Our gift set includes a cute chick soap and bath bomb and a bag of our adorable Easter themed wax melts. Fun for all ages!
April Activities in the Shop & Around Town
There are lots of fun activities happening this month in downtown Pittsboro! Yesterday's First Sunday was booked solid with new and creative vendors. If you haven't been to First Sunday in a while, you need to add it to your monthly calendar! We're always open during First Sunday, so after your stroll around downtown, walk a few blocks west of the Circle to check out the latest collection drop at the shop.
The 2nd Annual Found It! Chatham Rabbit Hunt takes place this coming Saturday, April 9th. Gather some friends to participate in this fun scavenger hunt escapade to find the hidden rabbit sculptures. The first 25 people to find 4 of the 6 rabbits and take a selfie with them will win a $10 gift voucher to spend at participating Main Street Pittsboro merchants. Guess what?! We're a participating merchant, yay! There's also a raffle for participants to win a gift basket filled with goods donated by downtown merchants.
The EGGstreme Spring Fling is also on Saturday, April 9th at the Chatham Central Community College Campus. Bring the kiddos for an egg hunt, crafting, pics with the Easter Bunny and more!
From April 9th-16th, children and adults are invited to read, giggle, walk, discuss and explore historic downtown Pittsboro during the Storybook Walk. Continuing the rabbit theme that Chatham County is known for, pages from “Wolfie the Bunny” will be visible in the windows of participating downtown businesses. The first pages of the story will be on display at the Welcome Center at 37 Hillsboro Street. Maps that illustrate the walking path needed to read subsequent and sequential pages of the book will be available at the Welcome Center as well. A delightful family event co-sponsored by Main Street Pittsboro and the Chatham Community Library.
On Saturday, April 23rd, there's another exciting scavenger hunt adventure sponsored by Circle City Merchants, Pittsboro Treasure Quest. This one kicks off at the SoCo patio with live music and festivities, including a party at The Mod. Enter your team for just $25 - 1st place prize is $500 and there are lots of other prizes for best costumes and so much more!! This is a truly unique event with different challenges to complete at each stop. Gather your team members and register today!