Bath & Body Oil: Cedar Rose
Bath & Body Oil: Cedar Rose
Treat yourself to a few moments of pure serenity with a skin-softening body and bath oil. Notes of cedarwood and rose are harmoniously blended into a captivating aroma to help ground and balance emotions, lift the spirit, stimulate positive feelings and promote mental clarity.
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Are you looking for warmth and comfort?
Have you spent most of your day taking care of everyone else? Now it is time to pamper yourself! Treat yourself to a few moments of pure serenity with this unique blend of organic oils, skin-loving botanicals, and essential oils that combined with the beneficial effects of a warm bath or massage help calm the mind and relax the body.
Whether you massage it directly on your skin, add it to a warm bath or use it in your shower, our enchanting Cedar Rose essential oil blend harmoniously combines notes of cedarwood and rose into a nurturing and captivating aroma to help ground and balance emotions, lift the spirit, stimulate positive feelings and promote mental clarity.
- 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: The floral and woodsy scent of Lavender creates a serene and relaxing atmosphere that promotes a restful night’s sleep or stress relief at any time. Skin Care: Lavender oil can help ease, soothe and promote the healing of irritated skin conditions. It is useful for acne, oily skin, burns, sunburn, eczema, psoriasis, and insect bites.
- Aromatherapy: The calming and uplifting aroma of Palmarosa is a soft, rose and geranium-like scent that helps balance the emotions, ease stress and relax the mind. Skin Care: Palmarosa, good for both dry and oily complexions, hydrates, and helps improve the appearance of dull, listless skin. The anti-inflammatory properties may help ease irritated skin conditions.
- 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 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.
Use this enchanting organic natural body oil as a bath oil, an all-over body massage, or an after-shower moisturizer to lavish your skin with love.
- All Natural, Certified Organic, Vegan, Cruelty-Free, Non-GMO
- Aromatherapeutic essential oil blend helps relieve tension with its soothing, calming, and harmonizing effect on the nerves
- Moisturizing oils and botanicals nourish skin, leaving it feeling silky smooth, soft, and radiant
- A spot treatment for stress--massage into temples or other pulse points for a blissful 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 Palmarosa Essential Oil
Organic Cedarwood Essential Oil
Organic Sunflower Oil infused with Organic Botanicals Lavender and 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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Do Your Natural Soap And Shampoo Bars Have An Expiration Date?
The Short Answer
Yes And No!
Although handmade natural soaps usually get better with age, we recommend using our soaps within 12 months of purchase. Our scented soaps should be used within 3 months after removing them from the box.
Although the soaps will not be "spoiled" after that time, you may notice some changes as natural soap ages.
- some natural colors may fade over time
- the scents from pure natural essential oil scents will fade over time
The changes in color and scent happen even more quickly in our sample size bars.
These small natural soap bars have a much greater surface area to volume ratio which allows essential oils to evaporate from the surface more quickly. However, the scent may still be there when you lather up.
I have found some ancient bars hiding in my closet that years old. The scents were gone, but the lather was incredible!
The Long Answer
For a more detailed discussion please read our blog, "The Shelf Life, Color & Scent of an All Natural Soap."
How You Can Help Prolong Shelf-Life
Natural soaps need to breathe. Exposure to air promotes hardening of your soap and contributes to longer-lasting quality. Soap should be left unwrapped in their boxes or wrapped with breathable materials. Tight wrappers cause humid conditions by preventing evaporation of moisture.
- Our soaps are packaged in breathable, recyclable, sustainable packaging! Keep your natural handmade soaps in a dry, cool place away from sunlight, excessive heat and humidity.
- Our scented soaps, like Lavender Rosemary, can be placed in a muslin bag, old clean sock, or wrapped in a piece of cloth and put in your linen closet or dresser drawer to give a delightful fragrance to your linens and clothes while waiting to be used.
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What Do The Different Organic Symbols Mean?
We use two different organic symbols on our website.
Each symbol has a unique definition!
The "certified organic" labeling has been developed by the USDA and refers to organic claims and labeling on food and personal care products in the United States. The USDA has very strict guidelines for the percentage of organic ingredients necessary to receive organic certification. Other countries have their own certification procedures, requirements, and standards. Labeling criteria and allowable ingredients differ from those in the US.
The USDA Organic Logo Label can be used on products that meet the standards of the first two tiers of the organic labeling system in which 95 - 100% of the ingredients are certified organic.
Most of our non-soap products fall into this category and display the USDA logo!
The Certified Organic by OEFFA label is used in our company for two reasons . . .
Soaps and Shampoos: These products contain at least 8% of the sodium hydroxide due to the process of soapmaking. Our "organic" soap is about 87% to 92% organic, but the USDA standard states that a product must be made of 95-100% organic ingredients in order to bear the USDA Certified Organic seal shown above. We are also not allowed to use the words "organic soap" on the label.
Wildharvested Ingredients: When using any agricultural ingredient (any ingredient that has a biological origin) that is not certified organic the same labeling rules we use for soap apply.
The USDA rules for proper labeling state that the products may display the certifying agent's logo but not the USDA organic logo. Our USDA certifying agency is OEFFA (The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association). Their logo is displayed on our "organic" soaps and shampoos.
Why do some soap companies use the word "organic" on their labels--even though it is against the rules? Click Here to Read More about Rules for Organic Labeling of Soap!
We sometimes use an unofficial symbol for products made with "natural" ingredients that do not meet the criteria for either label above. You may see this type of symbol on products, like the Dead Sea Black Clay, Bamboo Charcoal, and Loofah Pumice Foot Soaps and our Mud & Clay and Rosemary Mint Charcoal Shampoo Bars.
Organic certification is based on organic farming and agriculture standards. As a result, the list of allowable non-agricultural ingredients (like clay, salt, mud etc) is based on raw materials used in agriculture or food production. Unfortunately, ingredients like some Clays, Pumice, Dead Sea Mud and Bamboo Charcoal are not used in farming or food production and thus do not appear on the list.
Although it may seem long, this is really a very brief description. For more detailed information please read, "What Do All Of The Organic Labels Mean?"
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