Festive Greetings! I am having trouble coming to terms with the fact that we find ourselves in the last month of 2014. But we are here, and with it comes all the craziness – the good and the bad, the stress and the sparkle. I always think I’m going to be better prepared and organised than the previous year but it seems to be more of a mad scramble with each passing year. So I am choosing to surrender to it all and just go with the flow, taking things day by day. So far it’s working.
I’m keeping things short and sweet with the most important thing to say being a BIG thank you to my amazing customer-friends. This year has been a great one thanks to all of you.
I will be taking a break over the festive season so please check your supplies and order enough to get you through till the 12th January 2015 which is when I’ll re-open for orders. I will officially be closed from the 19th of December. Please place orders for all items off both the standard price list and the monthly order form by 10am Wednesday, 10th December.
NEW THIS MONTH: NATURAL HANDMADE SOAP BARS, LIP BALMS & ORGANIC NEEM SEED OIL BY KALYAN HERBALS.
I have tried many natural soap bars and have concluded that these soap bars offer the best value for their quality and purity. I also like the subtle fragrances and the simplicity of the bar and it's packaging, made of recycled paper. This is what Kalyan Herbals have to say:
Our unique, natural, vegetable oil, handcrafted soaps are made in small batches to ensure the best possible quality. The combination of four vegetable oils with our carefully chosen mix of essential oils have been blended to give you a variety of soaps to nourish and moisturise your skin. Our handcrafted soaps contain no parabens, no animal fat, no artificial fragrances and no preservatives. Our soaps are environmentally friendly, bio-degradable and can be used with grey water systems. Kalyan soaps, wrapped in recycled paper, are so gentle, they may be used on your body, face and even as a shampoo bar on your hair.
Other Kalyan Herbals products on offer include a lip balm in orange or lemon & lime flavour, and certified organic neem seed oil from the sacred Neem tree which is referred to by Indians as the "The Village Pharmacy". An excellent aid for all manner of skin problems because it's anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-septic. Also well known as an effective nits and lice treatment. Safe for use on animals too.
ALL PURPOSE CONCENTRATED CLEANING LIQUID BY ENCHANTRIX
In addition to bicarb, vinegar and hydrogen peroxide, I use this general purpose cleaner for dish washing both by hand and in the dishwasher (use a small amount in dish washer though to avoid excess foam) and to clean baths, basins and sinks. I mix up 1 part concentrate to roughly 7 parts water and I store in spray bottles in the bathrooms and the kitchen. I also add a few drops of lemon tea tree oil to the solution for its anti-bacterial properties and its powerful fresh fragrance.
You can now order it under the HOME CLEANING section - available as 1LT for R 75.
HYDROGEN PEROXIDE, my favourite household cleaning & sterilising agent is now available in a 5LT size for just R 150. I love the alchemy of vinegar, hydrogen peroxide and bicarb combined - there's something captivating about all the fizzing and foaming that it produces as you literally witness the obliteration of germs and the powerful oxidisation lifting stubborn grime and dirt. It's a powerful duo and it's all that you really need to keep your home safely sanitised whilst caring for the environment because all these three are biodegradable and non-toxic.
Available in a 700ml size and now 5LT so that you can really get that alchemy going!
For those of you who don't yet have a 2015 diary, you may like to get your hands on Linda's Abundance Diary - full of information and inspiration to get your life and your finances organised! For more info email Linda or visit the website: www.abundancebydesign.co.za / email@example.com. See pic below of the 2015 diary cover - just gorgeous!
Well that's it for this year - here’s wishing you all a safe, peaceful and fulfilling festive season that leaves you refreshed and rejuvenated for the coming year. Be safe. Be happy. Be healthy.