Bath & Body Oil: Romantic Spirit
Bath & Body Oil: Romantic Spirit
Turn your tub into a skin-softening, soothing, exotic escape with an organic body oil formulated with a blend of organic oils infused with skin-loving botanicals and a sensual essential oil blend that will lull you into a state of blissful relaxation.
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We call our Organic Romantic Spirit Essential Oil blend our "Love & Comfort" scent!
Relax your mind, body, and spirit as you live your own whimsical fairy tale with this sensual peace and love synergistic blend. The warm, deep, alluring scent helps soothe emotions and arouse feelings of pleasure, harmony, and contentment.
Turn your tub or shower into a skin-softening, soothing, exotic escape. This organic herbal bath and body oil is formulated with a rich blend of organic oils infused with skin-loving organic botanicals and a sensual essential oil blend that will lull you into a state of blissful relaxation.
The scent of love, patchouli is believed to promote increased feelings of desire. The warmth and depth of its aroma make this comforting, relaxing, and peace-inducing oil a favorite for meditation. It is a grounding and soothing oil with uplifting and stimulating properties that can help balance emotions, encourage restful sleep, and improve mood and cognitive function.
Whether you massage the oil directly on your skin or add it to a warm bath, the nourishing oils will soothe your skin while the alluring blend of essential oils provides a rich, warm experience that renews the soul and stimulates the senses.
- Nutrient-rich Organic Sunflower Seed Oil is an easily absorbed, light, and highly moisturizing oil that helps soothe irritated skin conditions, promotes smoother skin, and is good for all skin types.
- A rich source of fatty acids, Organic Unrefined Evening Primrose Oil is a soothing, moisturizing, and nourishing oil, especially for a massage that helps ease irritated skin conditions like eczema and is exceptional for dry, aging skin.
- One of nature's most effective natural moisturizers, Organic Jojoba Oil is a natural liquid wax with a chemical structure similar to that of our natural skin oil and is a good choice for all skin types. Its anti-inflammatory properties help ease irritated skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
- Moisturizing Organic Unrefined Sweet Almond Oil, a soothing, lightweight oil, is easily absorbed leaving the skin soft and smooth. This slippery oil is popular for massage since it allows hands to glide easily over the skin.
Each of the infused organic botanicals adds its own unique properties to this relaxing oil. For more information on each botanical, click on the name in the ingredients list!
- Aromatherapy: Clary Sage helps relieve stress, anxiety, irritability, and sadness and induces feelings of relaxation, clarity, and calmness to promote an overall calm feeling. Skin Care: The natural soothing qualities of Clary Sage help reduce skin inflammation, regulate and balance the production of natural skin oils, and tone the skin making it a great oil for both oily and dry skin.
- Aromatherapy: The penetrating aroma of Ylang Ylang promotes relaxation, calms anxiety, helps improves mood, and stimulates positive feelings. Skin Care: Ylang Ylang is a balancing oil good for all skin types. Its antiseptic properties make it helpful for acne-prone skin.
- Aromatherapy: The warm, deep, peace-inducing scent of Patchouli promotes relaxation, helps balance emotions, encourages restful sleep, and improves mood. Skin Care: Patchouli has anti-inflammatory and astringent properties, making it a good choice to help ease acne, dermatitis, and eczema. Although it has a powerful scent, it is a gentle oil that calms, tones, and tightens the skin.
- Aromatherapy: The uplifting scent of Sweet Orange brightens and warms your mood, calms, clears the mind, and reduces stress. Skin Care: Sweet Orange helps stimulate microcirculation to improve the appearance of dull skin. It balances skin oil production to help oily and acne-prone skin.
Each of the infused organic botanicals adds its own unique properties to this invigorating oil. For more information on each botanical, click on the name in the ingredients list!
Use this natural sensual body oil as a bath oil, an all-over body massage, an after-shower moisturizer to lavish your skin with love.
- All Natural, Certified Organic, Vegan, Cruelty-Free, Non-GMO
- Moisturize and nourish skin, leaving it feeling silky smooth and radiant
- Alluring aromatherapeutic essential oils provide a rich, warm experience that renews the soul and stimulates the senses
- A spot treatment for stress--massage into temples or other pulse points for a sensual treat
For a moisturizing after-shower treat, add a sprayer available on our Accessories page!
While body lotions may contain some moisturizing ingredients, they are mostly made of water (notice the first ingredient listed). Our body oils can be used from head to toe instead of lotion.
If you enjoy the application "feeling" of a lotion, try massaging our body oil into warm, damp skin right after a bath or shower. Wait a few moments and gently pat dry. (Do not rub the skin dry!)
How To Use
Simply put, a body oil is an oil used to soothe, nourish, and hydrate the skin on the body. But as you read more about how to use it, you will realize that a natural body oil is one the most versatile products you can include in your skin care arsenal.
As a Bath Oil
For a skin-softening fragrant bathing experience you can make any bath time feel like a day at the spa by adding a bath oil to your warm bath. Soaking in warm water helps make the skin more pliable and opens the pores by loosening the dirt and debris which is easily washed away.
A warm water bath also helps skin better absorb moisture, helps relax your body and mind, ease stress, calm the soul, balance emotions, arouse your senses, relieve fatigue and soothe sore muscles.
Bathtub sizes vary, but we usually recommend adding 1 to 2 tablespoon of oil to warm bath water. Then slide into the tub, relax and allow the oils work their magic. Be careful because the oils can make the bath slippery.
Some suggestions from our bath-loving customers and family:
- Add the oils while water is still running in order to distribute the product more evenly.
- Run the bath first and add the oil to the still water, creating a little puddle of aromatic oil to slide into. You can then rub some bath oil into your skin.
- Rather than placing the oil in the tub, pour a bit into your hands and massage it gently onto the skin before getting into the tub. Focus on areas that may need extra care, such as dry elbows and knees.
- If using an aromatherapy bath oil be sure to take some deep breaths in order to reap the benefits from the essential oils.
- After a bath remember to pat (not rub) the skin dry.
A bath before bed is one of most effective ways to slow down your mind and unwind. Soaking in warm scented water helps muscles release tension. When you step out of your oil-infused bath, you will notice a difference in your skin, your body and your mind. If your skin is very dry or irritated, pat your skin dry a bit and follow up your bath with a light massage of oil on damp skin.
For The Shower
No time to bathe or don't have a bath tub? No worries! A body oil can be used before your shower, in your shower, or after your shower. Always be cautious of slippery shower tubs!
Before the Shower: If you suffer from very dry or irritated skin, pour a bit of oil into your hands and massage it gently into the skin. Allow it to sink in a minute or two before stepping into the shower. Focus on areas that may need extra care, such as dry elbows and knees. Cleanse your body as normal.
The oil creates a barrier between your skin, the water, and the soap to help mitigate some of the moisture loss. If using an aromatherapy oil, cup your hands, bring them close to your face and take a deep breath in and out before stepping into the shower. If desired you can follow up with a bit of oil after your shower.
In the Shower: Apply the body oil right in the shower as the last step in your routine. For ease of use, I suggest placing some bath oil into a spray or squirt bottle. After cleansing your skin, squirt a bit of oil into your hands or spray it directly on your body. Massage it gently into the skin. Allow the oil to sink in a minute or two. You can then give your body a quick rinse or just step out of the shower. Pat skin dry.
After the Shower: One of the most common and highly recommended ways to use a body oil (or any moisturizer) is to apply it immediately after a shower or bath. Since our skin absorbs some water during a shower, it is important to take advantage of the small window of opportunity after cleansing, about 15 minutes, to seal that moisture into the skin.
Simply put a few drops in the palm of your hand (a little goes a long way), rub your hands together to warm the oil, and massage it into your warm, damp skin. Allow a minute for the oils to penetrate. Gently pat skin dry so as not to rub off the moisturizing oils.
As a Body Oil
Technically all of the methods discussed in this blog are ways to use a natural oil on your body. While typically the best time to apply body oil is when the skin is warm and slightly damp, you can apply body oil at any time of the day to add a targeted boost of hydration to the skin whenever needed.
Give those extra dry places, like dry elbow, heels, and knees a bit of extra TLC by massaging in a few drops of body oil on dried skin.
When applying body oil to dried skin, some people like to mist skin with a bit of warm water and then apply the oil. You can also moisten your hands.
As a Massage Oil
I cannot say enough about the benefits of massage. Massage can boost circulation, ease away tension, and works wonders on sore or tired muscles. If using an aromatherapy body oil you will experience the benefits of both topical and inhalation aromatherapy.
Whether you are massaging yourself or someone else, pour a small amount of oil into clean hands and allow it to warm up between your palms. You can also place the bottle in some warm water before dispensing.
Massage into skin using long, slow, gentle movements in circular pattern. Take a few deep breaths as you apply the oils and feel the tension slip away.
A warm massage oil feels amazing.
- a warm massage oil containing essential oils will have an increased rate of penetration of those oils most likely due to the increased blood flow caused by an increase in temperature
- massaging the area where the oil is to be applied can boost circulation and increase absorption
Even More Ways To Use a Bath & Body Oil
- Apply body oil before you shave anywhere. It protects the skin against razor burn and allows for a closer, smoother shave.
- Use a moisturizer after you shave.
- If using body oils scented with pure essential oils, take advantage of their aromatherapeutic healing powers. Special blends can ease stress, relieve headache, help with mind and body fatigue and much more. Rub a drop of aromatherapeutic oil on your temples, neck or other pulse points. Place some on your wrist to use as a "sniffing" spot.
- Use a few drops to revive and smooth dry or frizzy hair.
When using in bath or shower, always take care as your bath may become slippery.
If you have very sensitive skin or are simply trying a new product for the first time, we always recommend doing a patch test.
For external use only. Discontinue use if irritation occurs. Best if used within 6 months of opening.
Effective, Feel Good Ingredients
The goal is simple: to Harness the Power & Simplicity of Nature® to cleanse, soothe, heal, and protect your skin and hair!
Our unique formulas rely on moisturizing oils and butters, healing botanicals, and pure essential oils. We choose every ingredient with one end-result in mind….the BEST possible natural skin care for YOU!
Organic Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Organic Clary Sage Essential Oil
Organic Sunflower Oil infused with Organic Botanicals Lavender & Rose Petals
Frequently Asked Questions
What are essential oils?
What Are Pure Essential Oils?
Have you ever enjoyed the scent of a fragrant flower or herb? The fragrance comes from potent, aromatic compounds called essential oils found in the flowers, stems, seeds, bark, roots, fruits, and other parts of plants. It often requires several pounds of a plant to produce a single bottle of essential oil.
Essential oils not only give plants their unique scents but also help lure plant pollinators and protect plants from insects and other predators.
The chemical composition of essential oils may provide valuable psychological and physical aromatherapeutic benefits for some people.
It is important to note that to be a true essential oil, the oil must be isolated from the plant material by physical means only. Essential oils are NEVER extracted using solvents.
Although synthetic fragrances or "nature identical" oils are available at a much lower cost, only natural plant essential oils will provide any aromatherapeutic benefits.
What Are Essential Oils (Much more detail)
If you are pregnant or under a doctor's care for any medical condition, please consult your healthcare provider before using essential oils.
Pregnancy & Children: We do not provide information on the safety of essential oils during Pregnancy or for use in Children because the available information is very ambiguous and often contradictory. If you’re interested in using essential oils during pregnancy or with young children please do your own research and consult your doctor, midwife, or health care professional before use.
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Are Chagrin Valley Ingredients & Products USDA Certified Organic?
Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve is a USDA Certified Organic Company
The most important consideration in any business is its customers. Today's world of misleading claims, false advertising, and simple deception, often leaves consumers trying to discover the truth about personal products and their ingredients.
- We want our customers to know that we are committed to transparency in everything we do.
- We want our customers to know that when we say "organic," we mean it.
- We believe that in becoming a USDA Certified Organic company, our customers do not have to wonder if we really use certified organic ingredients or if our organic products are truly organic.
- So we choose to be a certified organic company and abide by the strict standards required for organic certification.
Some of my favorite products are made with ingredients that just do not exist as certified organic. Why? At this time there are no standards created for ingredients specifically used in the personal care product industry. Organic certification of personal care products is based on the organic food standards set by the National Organic Program of the USDA.
But since we are a certified organic company, we are required to submit documentation that even our "non-organic ingredients" were produced without the use of toxic pesticides, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), sewage sludge, or irradiation.
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Are Your Products and Ingredients Cruelty Free?
All of Chagrin Valley's natural soap, shampoo bars, and personal care products are certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny.
The Leaping Bunny Program was developed in 1996, by The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC), to identify and support companies that are doing their part to help eliminate the unnecessary use and mistreatment of animals to test cosmetic products and ingredients. The CCIC is made up of eight animal protection groups including the Humane Society of the U.S., as well as groups from Canada and Europe.
At Chagrin Valley we do not test our finished products on animals (other than human volunteers), but what about the raw materials, the ingredients we use? Many products display labels claiming that their finished product is ‘not tested on animals’ but this does not guarantee that the product ingredients are actually free from animal testing.
The CCIC Standard is a pledge that a company makes to remove animal testing from all stages of product development. Our pledge to buy ingredients that are cruelty-free is integrated into the purchase order contract for all of our suppliers.
Personal care products displaying the “real” Leaping Bunny logo are certified ‘cruelty-free' using the internationally recognized Humane Cosmetics Standards. These rigorous standards require that no animal testing is performed or authorized for finished products or ingredients in any stage of product development by the company, its laboratories or its suppliers after a fixed cut-off date. All Leaping Bunny companies are subject to independent audits and pledge commitments are renewed on an annual basis.
At Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve . . .
- we do NOT test our products on animals
- we do NOT use ingredients tested on animals
- we do NOT sell into markets that require animal testing
The Leaping Bunny Program provides
the best assurance to consumers
that they are making compassionate shopping choices
by purchasing Cruelty-Free skin care!
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I Have Allergies What Natural Skincare Products Are Safe For Me?
Help! I Have Allergies
Trying to choose the right natural soaps or skincare products can be a bit overwhelming especially when you have allergies and/or skin sensitivities.
Since we proudly list every ingredient in all of our products, reading the ingredient list will help to eliminate ingredients that may cause you problems.
We always recommend doing a patch test before using any new products especially if you have sensitive skin or allergies.
We receive so many emails asking for help with allergies, we created categories in our “Help Me Choose” section to provide information for those with allergies or sensitivities to nuts, coconut, shea butter and gluten.
If you are allergic or sensitive to any of the ingredients in our products, they may cause skin irritation. Even natural ingredients may cause sensitivities.
People with severe allergies--please note: If you have severe anaphylactic-type reactions to ANY of the ingredients in ANY of our products, please do not buy our products. We have dedicated soap rooms and product rooms that are kept meticulously clean, but we cannot guarantee against possible cross-contamination of individual ingredients.
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Is There an Expiration Date On My Natural Skincare Product?
Product Expiration Dates
We hand make all of our own products in small batches to ensure freshness, consistency, and perfection.
Our products are not made to sit on store shelves for years and years.
Although there are natural preservatives within the chemical structure of many natural ingredients, they not as potent as the synthetic preservatives used in commercial products to prolong shelf-life.
Other than soap, our products are remade every few weeks and none are very old when they are sold. Our non-soap products should be opened within 6 months of purchase.
Since we use no preservatives or chemical stabilizers, the more important question is, "how long will the product last once it has been opened?
Once opened, skin care products become exposed to dirt and microorganisms (bacteria, yeasts, and molds) that are found in the air and on the skin.
As soon as you open and begin to use any product, simply the way in which you use it will affect its lifespan.
So, we use the PAO (period-after-opening) symbol. These symbols are already available on the product pages of our website and we are in the process of adding them to all of our labels.
The POA symbol is a standard symbol that identifies the useful lifetime of a skin care product after it has been opened for the first time.
As you can see from the picture, the symbol is an open jar with a written number and the letter "M" for the word "months."
A product with a "9M" would mean that it is good for 9 months after opening.
Tip: write the date you open a product for the first time on its label so you can keep track of the period after opening.
Our POA number represents our best suggestion. There are many factors that can affect the lifespan of a product. If a product is discolored, has an unpleasant smell or looks odd, the product should not be used and should be discarded.
- Each time you place your warm fingers into a tin or jar, you melt some of the butter which can change the consistency of the product.
- Fingers also introduce bacteria and other contaminants into the product.
- If a product has not been stored properly, for example, if the lid has been left off for long periods of time, the product may ‘go off’ before the period after opening has passed.
- As scented products age, some of the natural essential oil scent may be lost. Pure essential oils just do not have the staying power of synthetic fragrance oils.
- Over time, natural colors may also fade.
If you’re like me, and you find an old dusty product hiding in a drawer, makeup bag, or even a suitcase from your last trip, you can call us with the lot number and we can verify its age. Obviously, if it seems off in any way, toss it!
Please note: This PAO symbol is widely used in Europe to recommend the length of time a product remains usable after opening, for products that have a shelf-life of at least 30 months. Our products do NOT have a shelf-life of 30 months before opening.
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