Thursday, March 31, 2011

Calm body lotion for those rough nerves

What do you do when your kids don't nap and fight the bed time routine? Drink, yeah but how do you get them to sleep? Aromatherapy or an nice bath can work wonders, even a light massage at the end of a long day may get you or your family into the Land of Nod.

Calm Body Lotion 2oz by RitualBath
 One of my good friends was having such a dilemma and trying to find ways to incorporate sleep nudging products into her nightly routine. She asked me for a bubble bath or lotion that would be great for boys, not too flowery but still with the soothing scents known to calm the spirit. I created Calm body lotion, it is made with natures oldest cosmetic olive oil, to moisturize the skin. Scented with stress releasing, bright chamomile, sweet, herbaceous lavender essential oils, and just a hint of the grounding scents of Frankincense, and Patchouli.

Calm body lotion was designed with children in mind, but can be worn by anyone wanting to calm their spirit.

Affirmation: My wild mind needs soothing. Be the balm that moves me to calm my mighty spirit.

And don't worry a body wash/ bubble bath is on it's way.
Head Bather

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Japan Relief update

I wanted to send out a huge thank you I have raised over thirty dollars to donate to American Red Cross and their efforts to aid Japan.

Balance body wash 2oz by RitualBath

Earth body wash 2oz by RitualBath

Earth Face scrub 4oz by RitualBath
There are still more products in my Etsy store RitualBath from my previous label design, treat yourself and help others with your purchase.
Thank you,
Head Bather

Saturday, March 26, 2011

A little box at my door

Even a bath and body creator sometimes needs a bit of variety in her bathing lathers and ointments.

Mine has arrived in the lovely little cube from villainesse soaps! I have been eyeing her work for a while and had not yet indulged.

I am so in love with the packaging on the perfume oil! I just can't stop sniffing my wrist.

I think a second shower is needed, just to indulge in my new shower lovelies.

Check out how they "redefine bad" at:

Head Bather

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Just in time for lower temps

I made them last weekend. They are very comfy, but need a few alterations to fit me perfectly. I need to use a stretch stitch and some how tack the lining with the exterior.

It will do, for now. I want to get back to RitualBath and some tops.

Head Bather

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Japan Relief Treasuries and Etsy sellers

All of the sellers in these treasuries are donating a varying percentage of sales in their shops. Some have offered specific items, others are donating a dollar amount. Every little bit helps the people of Japan and an independent artisan/business owner. Please give any way you can.

Thank you,
Head Bather

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Please help in any way you can

Thursday night (the 10th of March) I was enjoying a fun night chatting and board gaming it with some of my fellow moms in arms. I had already dealt with the anxiety of a small earthquake rocking Japan the country my better half was visiting on business.

I try to take earthquakes in stride, I mean I live in earthquake country now. If you are wondering no, I don't think they are better than a hurricane. Been thru a few of those and they always included drinking and relaxing after the last swath of weather. But earthquakes no warning, nowhere to get shelter, because your shelter is shaking, not my cup-o-tea.

So when our friend and roommate who works for the same company as my better half came downstairs to tell us that Japan had just gotten hit with a 8.6 maybe a 9 earthquake. I got worried real quick. I don't do anything over a 4.0 thank you very much, check please, send him home.

A little while later (don't know the exact time, but it was long enough to have another beer, which I shouldn't have, but I was at home) I got the Skype call from him. He's ok, and yes he got under the desk, and he's "ok with that". He's from earthquake country and tends to take it better than this flatlander. They were at a co-workers flat and it was on the third floor. Out the window he saw the canal fill with water past it's high water mark in about twenty minutes. All things meat to allay my fears.

His voice and face were all that could do that, and if all I had was Skype then I would take it. Later he would tell me that some of our conversations were cut short because an earthquake was going on and he didn't want me to see it get worse. Then there was the word radioactive in the news.

He was on a bullet train heading out of the city because other countries were recommending their citizens leave Tokyo for fear of a fallout cloud. Again he was "safe" and my family and friends were keeping me busy and getting updates. The updates were the worst because yes he was safe but he wasn't really (safe meant home to me) and there were so many unknowns and the time difference, was he asleep? traveling again? was something happening?

Finally while out of town at a friend of a friend's apartment on Sunday we get his company's travel agency on the phone with me here in the USA while he is on Skype in-front of me on the computer. After some confusion (on my part) again on the time difference we get him booked and traveling back to his hotel, ready to get to the airport.

On his end there was quite a journey, thousands of people packed into a subway, was there going to be a bus for the ride to the airport? Would there be tickets? Traffic? Time? All these unknowns, but he made the best of it and made it home to us. There were so many more stories out of Japan that were far worse, my heart aches.

He slept for three hours (which hardly makes up for the three days of missed sleep) in the easy chair, we didn't leave the room because we just wanted to be near him, he didn't seem to mind.

So this brings me to my soap box, Please help Japan any way you can. Donate to relief efforts, buy goods supporting relief efforts, pray, send healing waves of energy, light a candle. What ever you can. They need it now.

Thank you,
Head Bather

Friday, March 11, 2011

The Neggroni

The shirt came out so well I can't wait to find more fabric that the man will wear. He's a bit particular, no short sleeves (hmgh), maybe plaid, and mostly black and gray. I have been avoiding most linen blends as yours truly is the one to do most of the ironing.
Thanks Colette Patterns!

Head Bather

Thursday, March 10, 2011

House slippers

My home has lots of tile and stays fairly cool (though it's in the 80s in March that can change in a few days here) and my feet are always cold. It's almost a guarantee that I can get the mister to yell and shiver if I touch him with my feet under the covers. So I need slippers for around the house to warm my frigid toes. I have tried drafting my own pattern and with motherhood and a craft habit bordering on hoarding I decided not to reinvent the wheel. So I bought a pattern for fleece boots and house shoes (for warmer months that don't require calf warming) from SewingWithMe on Etsy.

I have come across the pattern many times and have cut it out but not assembled yet. I will get to it soon but have to first get some RitualBath products made.
Here are the cute house shoes that I will make in a few weeks, so cute too!
Happy Crafting,
Head Bather

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Demeter's Closet: New Adventures in Personal Care Products

A lovely feature in Demeter's Closet, Thank you!

Demeter's Closet: New Adventures in Personal Care Products: "Being new to the Etsy community, not just as a seller but also a shopper, I have spend mucho hours surfing and being totally delighted at wh..."