Take a whiff of Lavender and you may become relaxed. Sniff some Eucalyptus & Spearmint and you may feel your stress melt away. Inhale Sweet Orange and your mood may become instantly uplifted. Essential oils are gaining popularity and just about every market Inspired by Jan attends, customers are looking for essential oils. Since Inspired by Jan uses many essential oils in our lotions and soaps, this is a simple addition to our product line. It is very important to research essential oils and their suggested guidelines prior to attempting use. Some oils should not be used directly on the skin and must be diluted with a carrier oil first. Also some should not be used by pregnant women. So please, please, please research prior to buying these powerful, concentrated oils. A couple books which I have found helpful include The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood (you will want to buy this one!) or 500 Formulas for Aromatherapy: Mixing Essential Oils for Everyday Use by Carol Schiller & David Schiller.
Or if you don't want to do the research and worry about diluting essential oils, just purchase Inspired by Jan lotions, soaps, or body washes which are already made & scented with these wonderful oils!
Shea butter comes from the nut of the karite tree and has been used in Africa for thousands of years to improve skin and hair conditions. Shea butter contains vitamins A and E which help improve problems such as blemishes, wrinkles, scars, and dryness. Shea butter has also been used for muscle soreness, eczema, dermatitis, skin discoloration, stretch marks, arthritis, stiff joints, and bruising. Inspired by Jan makes a Shea Butter Whip Body Butter and has been selling out at local markets. Give it a try on your skin condition or use it as a smooth moisturizer. A little goes a long way as this is a pure butter with very little added to make it into a whip.
Michele Baumgartner is passionate about natural, healthy, handmade personal care products. Ditch the chemicals and stay healthy. Constantly researching ingredients and avoiding harmful preservatives, dyes, and chemicals. If she won't put it on her daughter, she certainly won't sell it to you.