July is the heat of the summer, and the bugs are out! First up this month is our Kaolin Clay Paste. This is the third summer we’ve offered this; longtime customers already know why it’s an amazing product (especially during summer!), and we’re excited to introduce it to our newest HD fans! The paste contains glycerin, which is actually very moisturizing, and just like beeswax, it draws moisture into your skin. Aloe juice is great at reducing inflammation and calming skin, thanks to all of its vitamins, antioxidants, and enzymes. It also contains three types of clay — rose kaolin, bentonite, and white kaolin — which help repair and detoxify skin and minimize pores. Baking soda fights odor and soothes itchy skin (goodbye bug bites and poison ivy!). Last but not least, zinc fights inflammation and blemishes. All these ingredients make one powerful paste!
How Do You Use Kaolin Paste? When Christine broke out in a rash from poison ivy, her treatment plan included some powerhouse products! After cleansing with Jewelweed Soap, she’d apply Jewelweed Balm and Kaolin Clay Paste before covering with a bandage. Keeping the irritation covered helped keep it from spreading and allowed the skin cells to recover faster! Another favorite application is as a deodorant. It’s a great alternative to our tube deodorants, and it works great when exercising or even stress sweating! (Because of its color, this might be a better option to try during the winter months.) Other popular applications include spot treating blemishes; absorbing excess oil; soothing sunburn, skin irritations, and rashes; minimizing pores as a face mask; gentle exfoliation; drawing out impurities; and controlling oil and shine underneath makeup! (Try applying a thin layer under your makeup and see how great it works!)
The second product is our new and improved Bug Bar; this lotion bar now includes peppermint essential oil! This blend of essential oils (lavender, geranium, cedarwood, lemon eucalyptus, and peppermint) is perfect for deterring bugs; the Essential Oil Blend is also available for purchase. The choice to add peppermint was to help defend against ticks! The zinc content in this lotion bar helps to provide sun protection (approximately SPF 20-30), and of course you’ll appreciate the bug protection from the essential oils. This product is safe for pets and kids over two!
If keeping bugs away is still on you mind, you’ll appreciate these next two products. We’re very excited to announce our brand new Citronella Candle and Wax Melt! The crisp, green scent of citronella is excellent at repelling bugs, so you can keep enjoying long summer nights outside!
Last up this month is some soap! It’s time to welcome back our Clementines & Berries From Scratch Soap. We’re not sure what we like more: this soap’s great scent or the amazing exfoliation it offers! If you really do love the scent, you’re in luck! You can now purchase Clementines & Berries in a Candle and a Wax Melt.
Soap club members often tell us that the VIP exposes them to products that they never would have purchased on their own, “But I got it in the VIP, and I love it!” Tell us what you think about these amazing products on social media using the hashtags #HDSoap or #HDSoapVIPClub!