Handmade Soap

Handmade Soap

At Essential Joy, our Handmade Soap is made with natural ingredients. We use a blend of carefully selected oils and or butters. We choose skin-loving oils that will cleanse and nourish your skin. The primary oils we use are Olive, Coconut, Castor, and Palm. In some soap, we also add coconut milk and or shea butter. All of these ingredients cleanse, soothe or help retain the…

Tips for Clear Skin

Tips for Clear Skin

 It’s more than soap and creams About three years ago Gail told me that my skin was pretty and asked what I used. She didn’t like my answer – olive oil. She expected me to name a special soap or cream that I was using. As I thought about it later, I realized it was not what I put ON my face [I have used…

Eczema and Infants

Eczema and Infants

If your infant has Eczema, it may be caused by many things – changes in the weather, contact with an irritant or from an allergy, etc. But, eczema is not contagious – it is a skin rash that may or may not be inherited. Eczema in babies will usually occur from ages two months to two years. It is seen as a red, itchy rash…

Natural Hair Products: What Ingredients to Avoid

Natural Hair Products: What Ingredients to Avoid

  When going to Wal-Mart, Target, Sally’s or your local beauty supply store and looking for “natural hair products” it is very easy to become overwhelmed. Most of the companies from our relaxed days (Pantene, Motions and Dark and Lovely) have product lines that cater to naturals. Upon closer inspection of the ingredients listed on the product labels you will find all sorts of alcohols,…

Tips for Maintaining Natural Hair

Provide your hair with adequate moisture to prevent drying and breakage. Moisture is a MUST! Regular conditioning is also very essential. I deep condition once a week and I also co-wash. It will become a very important part of your natural hair care routine. Keep heat to a minimum. If you must use heat, please invest in a good heat protectant. Keep in mind that…

Baby Skin Care: Tips for Your Newborn

Baby Skin Care: Tips for Your Newborn

Natural Baby Skin Care Your precious baby is home from the hospital and you want to give them the best care.  Remember that a newborn babies’ skin is delicate. Their immune system is also. Any chemicals, fragrances and dyes in clothing, detergents and baby products can lead to skin irritation, dryness, rashes, chaffing, etc.  What can you do to protect your baby from these skin…

Muscle Cramps

It is officially springtime; the days are warmer and longer.  It’s time to get outside! Many people like to garden or you may have decided to start running, walking or play sports. If we workout too much, we may experience muscle cramps. The cramps can happen anywhere in the body but usually in the legs and feet. Here are some effective treatments by Dr. Agatha…

Health Moment: Natural Products are Best

Why Use Natural Hair and Skin Products? Are you using bath and beauty products that your friends or parents always used?  Have you ever thought about the ingredients in the products you use?  Here are a few reasons to use natural products. Natural products are made with herbs, vegetable oils, botanical extracts and essential oils.  These simple ingredients are very effective in cleaning and healing.…

Customer Testimonial

“I have been washing the baby’s hair with Lavender Shampoo and Body Wash shampoo since a couple of weeks after birth. It seemed to cut down on the cradle cap significantly. As far as a regimen goes, I wash her hair once a week and as needed and apply Coconut Oil for Babies and Children to her hair while wet/damp. Daily I apply Coconut Oil…