Care for yourself with this lotion bar (also known as a melt in some parts of the world)! These feel and smell great when rubbed into skin, and they're made in partnership with our beloved forest and Douglas fir trees here on Whidbey Island, with our dear chamomile, lavender, rosemary, and several kinds of mints that grow here at Ritual Mischief, and with several essential oils made here on Whidbey Island by people we know and trust.
Here we find that Douglas fir, chamomile, and lavender usually show up to support our relaxation and that rosemary and peppermint usually show up to help reenergize us. Spearmint will do either one--depending on what we need most--that's just how she rolls! All together, they never fail to help us recharge, especially when we're wise enough to also get enough rest, take walks, talk with friends, and drink good tea. :-)
To use: Hold the bar between your palms to warm it. In winter or when your hands are unusually cold, this may take a few more seconds that normal. Then, rub into dry skin--hands, arms, elbows, legs, feet, heels--just like regular body lotion.
Size: The handmade, hand-poured bars are usually 2.2 ounces and are always at least 2 ounces.
Ingredients: Windfall Douglas fir branches (gathered on Whidbey after winter storms) and grown-on-Whidbey (at Ritual Mischief or from our neighbors) chamomile, lavender, rosemary, spearmint, and peppermint infused into organic extra virgin olive oil, plus organic coconut oil, shea butter, local beeswax, and a few drops of Douglas fir, rosemary, and lavender essential oil (lavender from Lavender Wind Farm on Whidbey). We sprinkle a little of our dried lavender, chamomile, mints, Doug fir and rosemary across top of the bar so you can smell them when you first open the tin and for the pure delight of seeing these friends.
Packaging: These bars come in a silver, reusable, food-grade metal tin. See the Packaging page of this website for more details.
Notice for people who live in warmer climates: These bars were made for locals and formulated for the Pacific Northwest in the U.S. They begin to melt at body temperature. If you live in a place substantially warmer than here (where summer temps are usually around 70-75 degrees F), you may find them too melt-y for your taste. Also, if we ship them to you during warm months, watch for them and get them out of your warm mailbox or out of the box on your warm porch ASAP!
Medical disclaimer: Don't use this bar if you are allergic to the ingredients, and always stop using a product if your body doesn't like it. These plants are our trusted friends, and yet we all respond to plants differently: that is the nature of relationships with the living. To make well-informed decisions for yourself, seek the guidance of your qualified health professional, such your medical doctor, nurse practitioner, naturopathic physician, and/or clinical herbalist with questions regarding your medical conditions, dosage information, and possible interactions with prescription drugs. This is especially important if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking prescription drugs, have a chronic disease or any chronic concern, and/or you have allergies. The information on this page is for general reference for further exploration and study. It is not intended as a replacement for professional medical advice. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. See the Medical Disclaimer page of this website for more details.