What Is Your Favorite Candle Fragrance?

By Kim Mash
on February 20, 2017

People often ask me what is your favorite candle fragrance? 

what's your favorite candle fragrance

Hands down my favorite candle fragrance is our Lemon Poppy Soy Candle. It's so fresh and sweet like lemonade on a summer day. It just makes me feel light and happy just taking in the sweet scent. Picture fresh squeezed lemonade and sugar. It's like that. 

Don't get me wrong I have other favorites but the first one to come to mind is our lemon poppy fragrance. I also like our Almond Vanilla Soy Candle. This is an original scent mixed right here on our farm It's also one of the very first candles we ever created. It's wonderful fragrance has held up all these years as a top seller. You'll love the nutty fragrance combined with warm vanilla. 

What is your favorite candle fragrance? 

We love to know what you like. If you have a favorite candle fragrance let us know. We've said it before our best ideas come from you. Often times at various gift shows and fairs we test out new fragrances. This way we can see first hand what you like. 

Join us this year at many of the festicals and fairs around Ohio. You can also stop and see us at the Nashville Country Living Fair this April. Stop and smell the candles and pick out your favorite candle fragrance. 

So tell us what is your favorite candle fragrance? 

Clay Face Mask Easy Homemade Recipe

By Kim Mash
on February 17, 2017

Clay face mask you can make at home with a few ingredients. 

clay face mask recipe

We love bentonite clay.

We use it in our Bay & Clay Goat Milk Soap. You can use any cosmetic clay and there's a lot to choose from. You can get cosmetic clay online or at your local health food store. We happen to use bentonite clay here at Chickenmash Farm for our soap and our own homemade face mask. Bentonite clay is formed from volcanic ash. It unclogs your pores making it a great clay to pull excess oil, dirt and blackheads out of your pores. The clay pulls toxins out of your skin and adheres to the clay. 

In this recipe you'll get great benefits from clay, yogurt and honey. 

While the clay absorbs excess oil and dead skin cells, the yogurt and honey add moisture and protect your skin. You only need three simple ingredients and you're on your way to making your own face mask at home. 

  • 2 teaspoons of plain yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cosmetic clay of your choice

Using a small container mix all the ingredients together until thoroughly mixed. You can use your fingers and apply the mask to your entire face avoiding your eyes. You want to apply a thin, even layer all over and leave on about 15 minutes. It might make your face feel dry like it's cracking but it's okay. If for some reason it burns your face remove immediately. For most people it should be gentle enough to detox your face safely. After 15 minutes rinse off with warm water and pat your face dry. 

A clay face mask you can easily make at home. 

 

 

Peppermint Lotion Bar For Your Feet

By Kim Mash
on February 13, 2017

Peppermint lotion bar with pure essential oils for your feet. 

Fall in love with peppermint and tea tree oil.

When you buy peppermint lotion bar for your feet you'll fall in love with the soothing feel. It's so convenient and easy to use. You'll love the simplicity of ingredients and how it glides right on your skin and sinks in. 

Peppermint lotion bar contains simple ingredients.

We use beeswax, a protective barrier for your skin that provides moisture, coconut oil which fights free radicals and helps soften dry skin, shea butter which helps penetrate and protect your skin, cocoa butter that is bountiful in vitamin E and improves skin tone and elasticity, mango butter which softens and soothes skin, organic sunflower oil which absorbs fast and leaves you non-greasy. We also use cornstarch from a non-gmo source to control the oils so your skin doesn't feel greasy. We also add vitamin E from a non-gmo source that is a powerful antioxidant. We use peppermint essential oil and tea tree oil in this one. 

Looking to buy more than one be sure to shop our 3-Pack and save $0.99 per peppermint lotion bar. You'll love the feel of our peppermint lotion bar. 

Top Selling Fragrant Body Sprays

By Kim Mash
on February 10, 2017

You'll love our hydrating body sprays

top selling fragrant body sprays

Our top selling fragrant body sprays.

If you haven't tried them yet you should. They are great after shower sprays to moisturize your skin and leave you smelling fantastic. Our top selling body sprays are Rice Flower & Shea, Pink Sugar and Amber Romance

Our sprays make a great after shower spray. You can spritz it on any time of the day to give your skin an extra lift. A fine body mist that you can use from head to toe-even on your hair. Our scented body mist is a great alternative to perfume. It's alcohol-free and quenches your skin with moisturzing ingredients leaving your skin feeling silky and smooth. One of the best uses is for your back. It's hard to moisturize your back but not when you can use our spray to mist all over. Have a sunburn? Try spritzing on your skin to releave sunburns. We have many varieties to choose from. View our collection of fragrant sprays to find your favorite. You can also use as a room spray or linen spray. I like to spray my throw pillow and curtains to freshen the room. Of course you will also want to test a small area. Be sure to spray at a distance. Not directly on linens.

Try one of our top selling fragrant body sprays today. 

Moisturizing Face Mask For Dry Skin

By Kim Mash
on February 06, 2017

Moisturizing face mask for dry skin is quick and easy to make at home. 

moisturizing face mask for dry skin

You face a lot of elements everyday.

The sun, wind and pollution are some of the elements you have to face everyday. Just a few extra minutes a day can help you face harsh elements and reverse the effects they have on your face. You can create your own face mask at home in a matter of minutes with ingredients you have on hand in your kitchen. 

We make a Dry Skin Face Face Serum and one of our favorite ingredients is olive oil. Most of us have olive oil on hand and it's perfect for your skin, dry skin especially. We use olive oil in our dry skin face serum because it's a heavier oil perfect for dry skin types. We infuse ours with organic chamomile. You don't have to do that but the extra step makes a nice oil for your skin. 

What you'll need for your DIY moisturizing face mask for dry skin.

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 avocado, ripen, soften and peeled
  • 1 tablespoon plain yogurt

Combine all the ingredients and blend until smooth. You can save any leftovers in your refrigerator for a few days. Try to use up rather quickly since you're using fresh ingredients. Use your fingers and rub all over your face and neck in a circular motion. You don't want to get it too close to your eyes. Massage a thin layer all over and let it on for a few minutes. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry. You can then apply your favorite face serum to your freshly washed face. 

It's that easy to make your own moisturizing face mask for dry skin. 

Face Toner For Dry Skin Try This Recipe At Home

By Kim Mash
on February 03, 2017

Face toner for dry skin. You can also use this toner for normal to dry skin types. 

dry skin face toner recipe

It's so simple to make your own face toner at home. 

All you need is witch hazel and a few drops of your favorite essential oils. Of course we have some suggestions on the best essential oils for dry skin types. In our Dry Skin Face Serum we use palmarosa essential oil, carrot seed essential oil, geranium essential oil and lavender essential oil. 

Any of those essential oils are good for dry skin. You can always use your favorites. Chamomile is always a good choice. Rose essential oils is excellent for dry and normal skin types. It's very expensive but it's good stuff. Patchouli is another good essential oil for dry skin. 

Your simple list of ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon witch hazel
  • 2-3 drops of your favorite essential oil
  • cotton balls for application

I like to use mason jars. You want need a very big one. You can always make increase the ingredients to make a larger batch. Add the ingredients to your jar. Put the cap on tight and shake vigorously. Gently wipe the toner all over your face and neck with the cotton balls. Leave on for few minutes, rinse and pat dry. Store any leftover toner in a cool, dry place. Shake well before each use. 

Face toner for dry skin made easy. 

Essential Oils For Oily Skin

By Kim Mash
on January 30, 2017

Essential oils for oily skin. We make face serums for specific skin types. Our face serums are handcrafted with essential oils know to help your skin. 

essential oils for oily skin

Essential oils for oily skin.

  • Cedarwood Essential Oil - prevents clogging of pores and protects against bacteria that can cause acne. 
  • Ylang Ylang Essential Oil - helps balance your skin and normalizes sebum flow.
  • Palmarosa Essential Oil - powerful anti-viral properties combats acne. 
  • Lemongrass Essential Oil - natural skin toner for all skin types but really helps restore skin tissue. 

This is a list of the essential oils we use in our Oily Skin Face Serum. There are many other essential oils great for oily skin tones or acne prone skin types. 

Other essential oils for oily skin.

  • Peppermint essential oil is great for oily skin. However it is tingly and we don't use it for our face serum. If you use it use with caution and stay away from your eyes. 
  • Lavender is great for oily skin but a little bit goes a long way. Lavender is healing for your skin. 
  • Chamomile essential oil is great for all skin types. It's very expensive. You might want to but it's soothing and healing for those with sensitive skin. 
  • Rosemary has wonderful astringent properties making it a great choice for oily skin. We don't add it to our oily skin face serum but we do make an excellent Rosemary Mango Goat Milk Soap that makes a great face soap. 

You can make your own skin toners at home with simple ingredients like apple cider vinegar, green tea, honey and of course you can incorporate essential oils. When you add essential oils always follow the manufacturers directions. Essential oils are very concentrated.  Mix your favorite essential oils for oily skin.

Popular Candle Fragrances On Sale Now

By Kim Mash
on January 27, 2017

Popular candle fragrances on sale now. 

candle sale

Now is a great time to stock up on great candle fragrances for spring. Our popular candle fragrances like Amber Romance Wood Wick Soy Candle is on right now for under five dollars. Amber romance fragrance has a warm inviting scent you'll love. 

Our wood wick soy candles make a perfect gift. We use wooden wicks with an intense fragrance packaged in a convenient travel tin. Take your favorite fragrances on the go with you. We started out making goat milk soap but our love of candles helped us add to our product line. We hand pour our candles right here on our farm in Ohio. We start with pure soy wax and use wood wicks that are made right here in the United States. We love the flicker and crackling from the wooden wicks. Try our popular candle fragrances and save money while they are on sale. 

Perfect candle fragrances all under five dollars include our Cappuccino Wood Wick Soy Candle, Japanese Cherry Blossom Wood Wick Soy Candle. Japanese cherry blossom fragrance is another great fragrance for spring. With top notes of cherry blossoms and undertones of lily, violet and vanilla will make you think spring. 

Think spring with our candle fragrance sale. 

This time of year I love to start thinking spring. Perfect candle fragrances for spring also include our Lavender Wood Wick Soy Candle and Love Spell Wood Wick Soy Candle. I like to light a candle and start looking through garden catalogs and mapping out our garden for the year. I can't quite open the windows yet but it's calming to light a lavender scented candle and dream about getting outside and playing in the dirt. 

Enjoy these popular candle fragrances on sale now. 

 

Nashville Country Living Fair 2017

By Kim Mash
on January 22, 2017

Nashville Country Living Fair 2017

Nashville Country Living Fair 2017

We're heading to Nashville this April. Join us for the Country Living Fair in Tennessee. Shop antiques, vintage, repurposed and one-of-a-kind items. We'll be there with our handmade soaps, goat milk products, wood wick candles and candle melts. 

We love the Nashville Country Living Fair. The magazine we've all come to love The Country Living Magazine really comes to life. Gather ideas for your next home make-over design. Sit in on how-to demos and cooking cooking. You'll love what The Country Living Fair has to offer. Grab a friend and head to the fairgrounds for a great time. Eat local barbaque and my favorite fried green tomatoes. 

There is something for everyone at the Nashville Country Living Fair. Located on the beautiful James E. Ward Agricultural Center (AKA The Wilson County Fairgrounds) The fairgrounds is located just 25 minutes from downtown Nashville at exit 239 of I-40 in Lebanon, TN.

Use this address for your GPS: Address for GPS: 945 Baddour Parkway, Lebanon, TN 37087

When is the Nashville Country Living Fair?

Save the date for April 21, 22, 23 2017. We'll arrive the Thursday before and get our booth set up and ready for the weekend. We hope to see you there. Buy your tickets for the Nashville Country Living Fair

 

Product Review Maturing Skin Face Serum

By Kim Mash
on January 19, 2017

Product Review Maturing Skin Face Serum

Product review maturing skin face serum

We want to share a product review for our maturing skin face serum. Although we love our 5 star reviews, the one we want to share today is a 3 star review. I know it sounds crazy we want to talk about our least star review. But we think they brought up a good point - the scent! They said "it smells a bit weird...". 

We use essential oils that have been proven to show a benefit to maturing skin.

Essential oils like carrot seed, frankincense, myrrh, geranium, neroli and a citrus blend. I'll run through some of the benefits of this essential oil blend. It may not smell the best but it's the best for your maturing skin. 

  • Carrot seed essential oil is an antioxidant carotenoids. The carotenoids properties help rejuvenate skin cells and is healing for skin conditions. 
  • Frankincense essential oil doesn't have the best scent but it really packs a punch for maturing skin. It helps tighten and firms sagging skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 
  • Myrrh essential oil is loaded with antioxidants that actually helps reverse aging caused by free radicals. Free radicals can be caused by cigarette smoke, pollution and the sun. Antioxidants fight free radicals making this essential oil great for maturing skin. 
  • Geranium essential oil helps tighten your skin and reduce the appearance of pores. It's a great skin toner. 
  • Neroli essential oil is an excellent antibacterial, anti-inflammatory that helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles. 
  • Citrus essential oil. We use a citrus blend to help brighten your skin tone and the sweet scent tones down the medicinal scent you smell in the Maturing Skin Face Serum. 

We appreciate all the reviews we receive on our products. It helps us know what you like and don't like. Keep them coming! The product review for maturing skin face serum is a big help to others. 

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