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FREE Valentine Printables

FREE Valentine Printables

Valentine's seems like a small, easy, holiday right? But then it creeps up on you and you realize you need to get your kids something, and they have to take Valentines into school, and you should get your spouse something, and the list just keeps going!! Well we want to help so in this blog post, you'll find 7 Valentine's that you can print to put on gifts, to hand out at school, to give to your kids, the options are endless!

When you click the links below, you'll find 4 Valentines for teachers, friends, anyone!

Then, you'll see 3 Kid oriented Valentines that pair perfectly with our Kid's soaps if you want to give a little gift, or are just as great by themselves! Plus, you can even print them in Black and White & let your kids color them! (Or color them yourself if you're a perfectionist, we understand haha). 

So get started gifting and tag us @rinsesoap if you use any of our Valentines 💕

CLICK HERE for the Color Valentines

CLICK HERE for the Black & White Valentines

 

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4 Simple Tips for Naturally Glowing Skin

4 Simple Tips for Naturally Glowing Skin

When is the last time you took a look at the ingredients list for the skincare products you use on a daily basis? That moisturizer you slather on every morning? The soap you use? Your favorite face mask? You might be surprised to find that many of the most commonly available products that are absolute staples of store shelves include long lists of chemical ingredients with questionable reputations! When you consider that the skin is the largest organ of the human body, and that anything we put on our skin gets absorbed, it can make you take pause and think twice about what you choose to put on your skin.   

Many of the chemically-laden products have harmful side effects – both immediate and potential long-term side effects. They have been known to irritate skin, cause dryness, redness, and generally be overly harsh on the skin. In addition, the questions surrounding the internal effects of absorbing chemically toxic products can send a shiver down your spine! It’s no wonder than many people are seeking out clean, natural, and safe alternatives.

We all know the beauty industry is complicated enough as it is, and the idea of transitioning to a natural skincare routine can be overwhelming, but it’s a lot easier than you might think! We recommend starting small to build new habits and then expanding from there. And the best place we can think of to start your transition is by swapping out your facial care products! The skin on your face is some of the most delicate skin of your entire body, and it deserves extra special care!

We’ve rounded up some of our top tips for going natural with your facial skin care. You’re way too pretty to take chances with your skin! Keep on reading for some of our favorite tips and products that can help you successfully transition to a more natural and safe skin care routine.

TIP #1: Slather on the Natural Sunscreen

If we could give you just ONE tip to protect your pretty face it would be WEAR SPF EVERY DAY. NO. MATTER. WHAT. We are super passionate about this because it’s such a simple thing that can make a massive difference in protecting your skin! We all know SPF protects skin from harmful UV rays, it lowers your skin cancer risk, and it helps to prevent premature aging! It’s seriously the MVP of the morning routine! We are huge fans of natural sunscreens that don’t contain a bunch of harsh chemicals. Check out our Organic SPF 30 Sunscreen for an excellent safe and effective option!

TIP #2: Say Goodbye to Dirt & Grime with Natural Cleansers

Okay, now that we’ve covered that important point, let’s move to one of the most basic but important products we need for our facial skin: cleansers! As you already know, the skin on the face is typically more sensitive than skin elsewhere on the body which means it’s important that we use a cleanser that is both gentle and effective. We never recommend using your shampoo, body wash, or a commercial grade soap on your face! We hate to break it to you, but most of the commercial “soaps” in the soap aisle aren’t actually soap at all. Most of them are labeled as “beauty bars” or “detergents”. These products are known for stripping the skin not only of dirt, but also of the natural and beneficial oils that we actually need!

Instead of reaching for the commercial stuff, look for products that are more natural. One of the key features of a good natural soap is one that contains “glycerin” which is a humectant that attracts moisture from the air to your skin. A well formulated natural bar of soap is going to cleanse the top layer of dirt, and simultaneously leave your skins naturally occurring oils.

Two of our favorite facial soaps are Dead Sea Mud Soap and Casteel Soap. Both are natural, glycerin-containing soaps that are excellent for using on your delicate facial skin!

Our Dead Sea Mud Soap is made from 100% naturally derived ingredients including mud straight out of the Dead Sea in Israel! This soap is a game changer for anyone with tricky skin issues. The minerals from the Dead Sea mud are incredibly purifying and help to give the skin a deep cleaning without being harsh. This soap is our best-selling soap and is known to be a great option for anyone with eczema, psoriasis, or rosacea. Check out our Dead Sea Mud blog for all the details about the incredible benefits of Dead Sea mud!

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Another fantastic facial soap is Casteel Soap. This is one of the most gentle cleansers you could use. In fact, it’s made simply of saponified olive oil. It’s perfect for the most sensitive of skin types. It cleans well, but won’t cause any irritation!

TIP #3: Mask Up to Reveal Your Best Skin Ever!

Now that we’ve covered how to naturally clean your skin, let’s talk about how to naturally treat your skin to a little TLC! One of the best ways to do that is to mask up! No, not that kind of mask 😉

DIY Mask Lineup

Using a natural face mask is an excellent way to treat your skin and see some incredible benefits as a result! We all have different skin types which means we have different concerns and needs when it comes to a face mask. Luckily, Rinse has something for everyone! Our DIY masks give you the ability to customize them specifically for your skin type! Dry skin? Mix them with something rich and creamy like honey or olive oil. Normal or combination skin? Mix with water or milk. Oily skin? Try mixing with tomato juice, witch hazel, or any slightly acidic fruit.

Check out our facial mask lineup to find something perfect for your skin!

  • Oatbrasion Mask: This DIY mask is made with powdered pumice, colloidal oatmeal, and powdered honey. Each carefully chosen ingredient plays a critical role in this mask! The powdered pumice makes for a super fine physical exfoliant, while the colloidal oatmeal works for sooth the skin and reduce redness. The powdered honey provides the skin with natural hydration so that you are left with some of the softest, freshest skin you’ve ever experienced!
  • Café Mocha Mask: This DIY mask is like an espresso for your face! It’s made with antioxidant and slightly caffeinated ingredients such as cocoa powder and coffee which both work to exfoliate your skin and wake it up! It also features powdered honey for some added hydrating effects.

  • Charclay Mask: Enjoy the benefits of the perfect blend of Activated Charcoal and Bentonite Clay that work together beautifully to freshen and soften your skin, all while purifying it leaving it squeaky clean and refreshed!
  • Yogurt Mask: This unique mask features enzymes that help to clear away impurities all while leaving you with skin that is soft and nourished! It’s made with powdered yogurt to moisturize the skin, as well as kaolin clay to smooth the skin. In addition it features powdered honey which gives it an extra moisturizing boost as well as antimicrobial properties!
  • Dead Sea Mud: We’ve already mentioned the phenomenal benefits of Dead Sea mud in soap form, but it’s also amazing as a face mask! It’s purifying, nourishing, cleansing, and soothing! Perfect for all skin types, it’s a dream come true!

TIP # 4: Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!

Our last tip is to find a natural moisturizer for your face! There are an endless number of moisturizers on the market and trying to find the “right one” for you can feel like trying to find a needle in a haystack. While the beauty industry does it’s best to over complicate it, we actually think moisturizing your skin can and should be quite simple. Using a high quality natural soap that won’t strip the skin in combination with using a facial mask that helps to hydrate the skin can go a long way towards keeping your face moisturized.

When it comes to using a daily moisturizer, we’re huge fans of Squalane Oil. It’s a light, scentless, and quickly absorbing non-comedogenic oil that is loved for it’s ability to promote cell elasticity, cell regeneration, and even help to fight fine lines and wrinkles! It helps to keep skin clear and healthy thanks to it’s antioxidant properties, and it’s gentle and safe for all skin types! Squalane is quickly gaining in popularity thanks to it’s many benefits! Check out our blog on Squalane Oil to learn even more!

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Holiday Survival Guide

Holiday Survival Guide

It’s the most wonderful (and hectic) time of the year! With so many holiday events packed into such a short time frame, it can leave you feeling more than a little frazzled! What you need is a survival plan! Look no further, because we’ve got the plan you need to stay sane and make the most of your holiday season!

  • Soap Tapas – If you’re expecting overnight guests, you certainly want to create a welcoming guest bathroom! One super simple and inexpensive way to show your guests some love is to stock the guest bathroom with a variety of high-quality, natural soaps! Each bag of Soap Tapas comes with slivers of a variety of different Rinse soaps, weighing in at a total of 2 full soap bars! It’s a great way to add a little fun and variety to your guest bathroom!
  • Peppofoot – Your feet go through a lot during the holiday season! They keep you on the move through all the hustle and bustle, so it’s important to show them a little extra love to keep them merry and bright! Easily glide a little Peppofoot Moisturizing Stick onto your tired, dry feet and enjoy the amazing transformation as your feet become moisturized, soft, and soothed!
  • Tinted Lip Balm – When it comes to holiday traditions, there’s one that’s like no other… mistletoe! Love it or hate it, you don’t want to be caught unprepared when it shows up! One of our top tips for kissable lips is using a little tinted lip balm! It will add beautiful, yet subtle color and keep your lips soft and moisturized (and totally kissable!)
  • Tub Truffles – After a long day of entertaining, there’s just nothing quite like sinking into a warm, relaxing bath! One of the best ways to treat yourself and take your bath to the next level is with a Tub Truffle! Drop one of these into your next bath, close your eyes, and feel your stress melt away as the fragrance and moisturizers are released!
  • Handy-Tizer – Don't let icky winter germs ruin your holidays! Take measures to be proactive and do your part to keep germs at bay with Handy-Tizer! Unlike many hand sanitizers that smell like bottom shelf tequila, our Handy-Tizers come in 4 refreshing scents that will leave you germ and stink-free!
  • Body Spread Lotion Tubes – The cold, dry winter air is harsh on skin. In order to survive without being extremely uncomfortable, you need a long-lasting lotion that works!
  • Pop Fidgety – We all know one of the absolute keys to survival during the holidays is keeping your little ones busy and content! That’s where pop fidgety’s are the MVP! Keep your kids occupied and help them lower stress and anxiety levels with these oddly satisfying toys!

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Free Gift Tags!!

Free Gift Tags!!
So you’ve bought all of your cute presents for everyone & they’re all wrapped and ready!
But… you don’t have that finishing touch… Well we have you taken care of! We have 6 different gift tags for you to tie on to your gifts! Plus, we have them in color & black & white!!

We have 4 tags that are cute Soap puns & would go perfectly on Teacher presents, Hostess gifts, Neighbor gift, the list is endless.  But even though we think soap is a perfectly acceptable gift for everyone, we know that you can’t give soap to everyone 😉. So we also have 2 extra tags that say “Happy Holidays” & “Merry Christmas” so that you can put a tag on everyone’s present!

And the best part!! They are completely FREE! Download as many as you want, give them away, put them on the tree, anything you want!

Click HERE for the Color Printable

Click HERE for the Black and White Printable

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Celebrate the Season with Rinse: 5 Tips for Making the Most of the 2021 Holiday Season

Celebrate the Season with Rinse: 5 Tips for Making the Most of the 2021 Holiday Season

Can you believe we have already made it to November!? It seems that when the weather cools, the time starts to fly! As soon as Halloween is over, it really kicks into overdrive! We love this time of year though. There’s so much to celebrate, from Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Years… it’s a jam-packed time of year that somehow seems to go by so fast, yet at the same time it’s a season of slowing down and enjoying the people around you! It’s a time to gather with friends and family, express gratitude, enjoy delicious food, continue family traditions, take a little time off work, and let the holiday spirit brighten each and every day!

We all know that the holidays looked A LOT different last year. Living in the midst of a global pandemic was something few of us probably ever expected to experience! So many people were unable to gather with loved ones, instead having to spend the holiday season alone. It was a weird time and so much of the magic of the holidays felt lost. We all did what we could to make the best of it, but it certainly was not what any of us hoped the holidays would look like.

We are so thankful that this year seems to be shaping up a bit differently. It’s looking promising and a lot of us are looking forward to resuming gathering with friends and family! While we will never get last year back, we are all about doing our best to make the holidays extra special this year! There are so many ways to add some extra “merry” to this time of year that don’t require spending a ton of money or even taking unnecessary risks if you’re still a bit nervous about gathering again.

Here’s some of our favorite tips for making the season merry and bright!

1. Decorate early – Whether you’re someone who firmly believes that Christmas decorations don’t belong until after Thanksgiving, or whether you’re someone who thinks they should stay up all year long, we highly recommend decorating early! Go all out with your favorite Thanksgiving/Fall décor, or bust out the Christmas tree. No matter which theme you go with, it’s always fun to display your festive décor and set a fun mood. Why wait? Let’s get the party started early so we can enjoy the fun atmosphere as long as possible!

2. Make a Holiday Bucket List – There’s so much to do this time of year! Everything from apple picking and leaf watching to baking and looking at Christmas lights or watching your favorite holiday movies. Enjoy a family night and get organized with a holiday bucket list. It will let everyone have a chance to say what they’d like to do and it gives you the whole season to check things off the list and make memories you'll never forget!

3. Bake Delicious Goodies – We all know that one of the most important aspects of this time of year is holiday treats! This is another instance where we say it's best to start early and practice often! Find some fun baking recipes and give them a shot! Go for it with something that’s a little out of your comfort zone! You’ll learn a lot, have a good time doing it, and hopefully end up with a delicious treat in the end! 

4. Explore Your Town – If you’re still not ready for travel, why not dive in where you live and explore all that your town has to offer? Check out your local Christmas parade, shop small by visiting your local businesses and restaurants, drive around and look at Christmas lights, enjoy your local park, truly get to know your town! You’d probably be surprised at how much fun you can have when you think local!

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5. Enjoy Gatherings With Family & Friends – You don’t have to throw massive get-togethers to make up for lost time, but there’s just nothing like seeing loved ones during the holidays! It’s a great time of year for hosting and catching up with those you love! Plan a "Friendsgiving" to reconnect with your friends you missed last year, or keep it simple with a girls night in (pajamas, a holiday movie, and hot cocoa make for an awesome night!). Whatever you decide to do, be sure to enjoy time with those you love!

One of our favorite ways to make the holidays special and help you be the “hostess with the mostest” is through fun, seasonal products! Whether you’re looking to add some festive flair to your home, trying to create an extra-special experience for overnight guests, looking for some fun party favors, or even looking for gifts for other hostesses, we’ve got some awesome bundles for you!

Simply changing out the soaps in your bathrooms can have a huge impact! Try adding some festive flair with our deliciously scented, all-natural holiday soaps! There are tons of fun scents to choose from: Christmas Cookie, Holiday Spice, Gingerbread, Frosted Pine Cone, Spiced Cranberry, and more! 

If you're having overnight guests, why not surprise them with an extra-special holiday experience by stocking their bathroom with luxurious tub truffles or shower bombs?! Putting a skin stick or two in their welcome kit is another fun way to help your guests stay comfortable and keep their skin moisturized during the harsh winter months! Speaking of, one of the best ways we can think of to WOW your guests is with a holiday Pucker Stick! By far one of our most popular products because of the incredibly nourishing and hydrating ingredients that keep lips super soft all winter long!

If you're the type who likes to attend get-togethers but not necessarily host them, we've got some great gift bundles for you too! Show some appreciation to your favorite "hostess with the mostest" by bringing them a holiday treat in the form of a Rinse Fry Box Bundle, or put together your own favorite assortment of items!

Pumpkin Spice Fry Box Bundle - For those who love Fall, this bundle is for you! Let Pumpkin Spice season live on with this fun bundle that includes a Pumpkin Spice Soap, Skin Stick, and Pucker Stick! Excellent gift idea for Thanksgiving get togethers! 

Peppermint Patti Fry Box Bundle - Featuring one of the most iconic scents of the season, this bundle is all things Peppermint! Another great gift idea that includes a Peppermint Soap, Skin Stick, and Pucker Stick.

Flannel Fry Box Bundle - Is there anything more cozy than flannel!? This bundle includes a Flannel Soap, Skin Stick, and Pucker stick! 

Build-A-Bundle Holiday Fry Box - The perfect solution when you love the Fry Box gift idea, but want to personalize it a bit! Choose your own Soap, Skin Stick, and Pucker stick! 

Holiday Soaps Build-A-Bundle - Create your own customized bundle of 3 of your favorite holiday soaps! This cute bundle comes in a medium sized market basket and is wrapped in a cello bag making it super giftable!

Holiday Build-A-Bundle - Build your own personalized bundle of holiday scents to make the perfect gift for someone you love! Take your pick of 2 Holiday Soaps, as well as a Skin Stick, Pucker Stick, and Tub Truffle!

Taste The Season Pucker Set - The perfect stocking stuffer! This fun set of 4 holiday inspired Pucker Stick lip balms will make anyone's day merry & bright! 

Spiced Cranberry Small Berry Till Holiday Bundle - Enjoy two of the signature scents of the season with a Spiced Cranberry Soap and Skin Stick, along with a Peppermint Patti Soap and Pucker Stick! This set comes in a cute wooden berry till and comes in a cello bag so you can gift with ease! 

Sample of the Season Soap Box - Hit the easy button on gifting with this fun sample box of 3 of our most popular holiday soaps! This comes with full sized soap bars in Frosted Pine Cone, Peppermint Patti, and Spiced Cranberry! 

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Pink Part 2

Pink Part 2

If you read Part 1 of our “Pink” blog, then you know that we have a soft spot in our hearts for women affected by breast cancer and we LOVE that the month of October is dedicated to them! That said, our love for women doesn’t stop there. We are a company made up of many women from all walks of life and we know first-hand just how much women are capable of! They truly are the backbone of our society in so many ways. They’re strong, caring, compassionate, smart, beautiful, creative, funny, hard-working, and all-around amazing! A truly unstoppable force that we would be lost without!

We know their value which is why we are so passionate about doing our part to help women in our local community live free, healthy, happy lives where they can live out their full potential. This is why we donate a portion of all proceeds from our “Pink” line of products to a local nonprofit called “Project ReNeWal”.

Project ReNeWal is a Domestic Violence Intervention program that serves Walton County (which we call home), as well as the surrounding counties of Rockdale and Newton. It was established in 1995 and offers a wide range of services including a 24/7 crisis line where women can speak confidentially to highly trained, professional, compassionate staff. Project ReNeWal also provides help to women in immediate danger by assessing them for entry into a safe house and then provides them with personal care items as well as other items to meet their basic needs. Women who enter the safe house are then able to complete a program focused on helping them set both short and long term goals, as well as a plan of action. While they are completing the program, Project ReNeWal provides childcare, parenting classes, counseling sessions, transportation, and nutritious meals.

The ultimate goal of Project ReNeWal is to help victims of domestic violence become healthy and live independent, non-violent lives. That is a goal that we absolutely love and is why we donate to this amazing non-profit. We love our local community and we love seeing our local women empowered to become their best selves!

If you feel as passionate as we do and like the idea of shopping for a cause, check our our lineup of Pink products! A portion of sales is poured back into our community through this amazing nonprofit. It’s truly a win-win situation! You get some amazing, delicious smelling products and local victims of domestic violence get another shot at life!

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Think Pink In October

Think Pink In October

It’s October which means it’s Breast Cancer Awareness month and, here at Rinse, this is the time of year when we like to think pink for a wide variety of reasons! As you probably already know, breast cancer is an extremely common form of cancer. In the U.S., 1 in 8 women (13%) will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives, and there are currently 3.8 million women in the U.S. with a history of breast cancer. That’s a lot of women! Dealing with this disease not only effects the women who have it, but also their network of friends, family, and loved ones who are by their side through diagnosis, treatment, and ideally recovery! It’s very likely that you are or know someone who has been affected by this horrible disease. While the statistics on breast cancer can be overwhelming, the statistics on how strong and resilient women are can be encouraging and a cause for great optimism in this battle!

That’s why we love that the color used to symbolize breast cancer awareness is PINK! It’s commonly seen in the form of pink ribbons - either actual ribbons or images of pink ribbons added to all kinds of products from coffee cups to socks! Did you know that this pink ribbon phenomenon is actually relatively new though? And that the first ribbons used to bring awareness to breast cancer weren’t actually pink?

Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon Fact

A Little History of the Pink Ribbon

As it turns out, the first use of ribbons for breast cancer occurred in 1991 when a woman named Charlotte Haley began making peach-colored ribbons in her home and attaching them to postcards that brought awareness to others about how only 5% of the $1.8 billion dollar annual budget for the National Cancer Institute actually went to breast cancer. She asked people to wear the ribbons and to take action by contacting their legislators to try and get more of the budget allocated to breast cancer. She distributed her ribbons through a totally grassroots effort, handing them out at local stores and even sending them to prominent women such as former First Ladies. Her movement gained traction, which then gained the attention of two large companies, Self Magazine & Estee Lauder. These companies reached out to Charlotte to see about working together to brand the ribbon, but she was uninterested in working with such large corporations. At that point, these companies recognized that they could change the color of the ribbon and move forward with branding without Mrs. Haley’s permission and that is where the pink ribbon was born.

Pink ribbons were also embraced by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (now known as Komen for the Cure) who has actually used the color pink in its logo since it was created back in 1982. In fact, the original logo featured an abstract female runner outlined with a pink ribbon. The ribbon was used in a big way in 1991 when pink ribbons were distributed to the participants of the Komen New York City Race for the Cure®. Since the 90’s, the pink ribbon and the color pink have only grown in popularity when it comes to symbolizing breast cancer awareness. We are huge fans of this fun, girly color and we are huge advocates of breast cancer awareness which is why we are focusing on all things pink this month!

Think Pink

Our line of “Pink” products were created with the idea of making products that are fun, girly, and smell like the color pink (if colors had smells!). We’ve got an awesome line up of Pink products that we know you’re going to love! Check them out and snag some for yourself, or consider sending a Pink product (or bundle!) to a survivor! What better way to brighten their day and let them know you are thinking of them than with some fun Pink Rinse products!?

  • Pink Stick – If you’ve ever tried one of our Skin Stick’s, then you already know what the hype is all about! Our Pink Stick is a solid lotion formula and melts right into your skin, just where you need it. Nourish your knees, feet, hands, elbows... anywhere you feel dry or are constantly applying lotion.

 

Pink Stick
  • Pink Body Spread – When you're in the mood to treat your skin to something that's thick, creamy, amazingly luxurious, and smells like a dream then Pink Body Spread is for you! This ultra-moisturizing body spread will keep your skin feeling baby-soft while leaving you smelling amazing with light, warm, vanilla tones! 

 Pink Body Spread

  • Pink Bath Bomb – Say hello to fizzy & fun luxury with our Pink Bath Bomb! Drop one in your bath to watch it fizzle away, quickly dissolving and releasing the delicious, warm, vanilla fragrance as well as moisturizing shea butter that will leave your skin soft and hydrated!

 Pink Bath Bomb

  • Pink Tub Truffle – It's called a truffle and it's pink, so it has to be amazing, right!? This fun little tub truffle is an absolute treat! Drop one in your next bath and watch it melt away along with your cares while you enjoy the moisturizing Cocoa Butter that is released into your bath! 

 Pink Tub Truffle

  • Pink Body Bliss Oil - There's nothing quite like a spritz of our Pink Body Bliss Oil to leave your skin feeling moisturized and refreshed! This oil features the same warm, buttery, vanilla scent as all our other Pink products!
Pink Body Bliss Oil

    Our fun lineup of Pink products make perfect gifts for yourself or for loved ones! Stay tuned next week to learn more about Pink products and how a portion of proceeds are poured back into our local community through a non profit that is near and dear to our hearts! 

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    Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice!

    Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice!

     

    We’ve made it to September which means it’s time to celebrate the return of Fall! It was a long, hot Summer and (as much as we love those laid-back Summer days) we are BEYOND ready for the cool, crisp Fall days! It really is such an iconic time of year. The leaves begin to turn brilliant shades of red and orange, the weather cools and cozy clothes come back into our wardrobes, weekends are filled with football and great food, pumpkin patches and corn mazes become the go-to family activity, and the anticipation of upcoming holidays starts to build. It’s a truly magical time of year and we are giddy just thinking about it!

    For as magical as Fall is, there is one iconic aspect that we haven’t mentioned yet. Can you guess what it is? Yep. PUMPKIN SPICE - The quintessential flavor of Fall! There’s just nothing better than the dreamy combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and cloves. It’s amazing how Pumpkin Spice has seen a meteoric rise in popularity over the years, and now it reigns supreme as the king of Fall! Everyone knows about the classic PSL, and Pumpkin Spice candles have long been a Fall favorite, but did you know you can now get Pumpkin Spice Oreos!? Yep. The obsession has crept into every corner of our lives. You can get t-shirts that state “My Blood Type is Pumpkin Spice,” coffee mugs that read “Pumpkin Spice Everything”, or pillows that say “Pumpkin Spice Keeps Me Nice”. We’ve seen similar Pumpkin Spice loving statements on blankets, bracelets, keychains… pretty much any product you can think of! People don’t just like Pumpkin Spice, they are obsessed with it!

    We kinda are too, which is why we wanted to share a few of our own Pumpkin Spice products with you, as well as one of our favorite Pumpkin Spice recipes! Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies sound good to anyone else!?

    If you’re looking to get your Pumpkin Spice fix, we have got plenty of options for you, starting with our adorable Pumpkin Spice Fry Box! This super cute bundle contains one bar of Pumpkin Spice Soap, one Pumpkin Spice Skin Stick lotion, and one Pumpkin Spice Pucker Stick lip balm. Each of the products in this bundle is made from high-quality, naturally derived ingredients. We know you will “Fall in love” with everything included!

    Pumpkin Spice Fry Box

    • Pumpkin Spice Soap (4.5 oz bar) - This warm and spicy soap will have you smelling like you bathed in a pumpkin pie! It smells ah-mazing and cleans even better! We know that what we put ON our skin is just as important as what we put IN our bodies which is why we make our soaps from naturally derived ingredients! Our soaps are handmade the old-fashioned way and include incredible moisturizers like Cocoa Butter and Shea Butter, as well as glycerin for some amazing suds! This soap is topped with a sprinkling of Powdered Pumpkin (and its exfoliating enzymes) for an extra touch of Fall!
    • Pumpkin Spice Skin Stick (0.5 oz) - Those dropping temperatures that we love do have one small downside... dry skin! Luckily, there is no need to suffer! Our Pumpkin Spice Skin Stick is a perfectly portable lotion that you can throw in your purse or pocket and have any time! Think of it a bit like a lip balm for your body. The solid lotion is packed into a twist-up tube so you can access it any time you need, without waste and without making a mess! So easy to throw in your purse, gym bag, or keep in your car!
    • Pumpkin Spice Pucker Stick (0.15 oz) - Treat your lips to the most nourishing lip balm EVER! Our Pumpkin Spice Pucker Stick lip balm contains some incredible natural moisturizers as well as our game changing ingredient, Squalane Oil! This quickly absorbed oil is known for being extremely healing which makes it perfect for dry, chapped lips! The only thing that could make Pucker Sticks more awesome is getting them in the Pumpkin Spice flavor!

    If you've already got the Pumpkin Spice Fry Box but you still are in need of a Pumpkin Spice fix, don't fret! We have a variety of additional products that can satisfy your Pumpkin Spice cravings!

    • Pumpkin Spice Body Spread (4 oz) – This thick, creamy, luxurious Pumpkin Spice Body Spread is made from a super moisturizing blend of ingredients including Shea Butter & Olive Oil! This is a must have for the cool, dry months!
    • Pumpkin Spice Body Buff (4 oz) – This Pumpkin Spice Body Buff is our version of a sugar scrub and it. is. AMAZING!! We made this Body Buff with a blend of sugar and hydrating oils so that it will not only leave your skin exfoliated and fresh, but it will also leave it soft and moisturized! (without any greasy or oily feeling, of course!)
    • Pumpkin Spice Body Bliss Oil (4 oz) - Fall luxury in a bottle! Our Pumpkin Spice Body Bliss Oil is essential if you’re looking to keep your skin feeling soft and smelling great! This oil is perfect for using as an all-over moisturizing oil, bath oil, or even a massage oil! It is made from a blend of light oils that soak right in and won’t leave you feeling greasy!

    Pumpkin Spice Favorite Products

     

    We hope our lineup of Pumpkin Spice products gets you through this magical time of year! If you’re still looking for more of a fix, try out this recipe for Mini Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies! They are the perfect unique, seasonal treat that will be a hit at your next gathering!

    Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies:

    Ingredients:

    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • 1 stick (1/2 cup) softened butter
    • 1 ¼ cups sugar
    • 2 large eggs (room temperature, lightly beaten)
    • 1 cup pure pumpkin
    • 1 ¼ vanilla extract (divided)
    • 4 oz cream cheese (room temperature)
    • 6 tablespoons softened butter
    • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar

    How to Make:

    1. Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare 4 baking sheets by using parchment paper or lightly greasing.
    2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and salt in a medium bowl.
    3. In a large mixing bowl, beat in ½ cup softened butter and granulated sugar on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add eggs in (one at a time), being sure to beat well after each addition.
    4. Add 1 cup pumpkin and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and beat until smooth.
    5. Stir in flour mixture slowly until well combined.
    6. Use a cookie scoop to drop batter onto prepared baking sheets.
    7. Place in oven and bake for 10 to 13 minutes or until springy to the touch.
    8. Cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes, then remove to wire cooling racks to continue cooling.
    9. In a small mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese, 6 tablespoons of softened butter, and ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract on medium speed until fluffy.
    10. Slowly add in powdered sugar and continue beating until light and fluffy.
    11. Once the baked portion is completely cool, spread a heaping tablespoon of the filling onto the flat side of the cookie. Then top with the flat side of another cookie to create a sandwich.
    12. ENJOY!

    Store your extra Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies in a covered container in the refrigerator!

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    8 Surprising Reasons Why Peppermint Is a Powerhouse Essential Oil That Everyone Should Have!

    8 Surprising Reasons Why Peppermint Is a Powerhouse Essential Oil That Everyone Should Have!

    In the world of essential oils, there are a plethora of options to choose from. Each oil has its own set of unique uses and benefits, but one of the most popular, versatile, and best smelling oils around is the classic Peppermint Oil. This familiar oil is one of the most popular on the market and, for many, it is actually the very first oil they ever purchase. So what makes it so popular? No doubt the incredible scent plays a part, as well as the holiday nostalgia that this oil can induce, but it is so much more than that!

     

    Peppermint oil has actually been used for centuries. Some believe that it was used by the ancient Egyptians for medicinal purposes, but we can be certain that it began to gain traction during the 18th century in England. Peppermint belongs to the mint family and peppermint oil is the naturally occurring hybrid of water, mint and spearmint. It is known to have anti-microbial properties and its most active components are Menthol and Menthone. You may be familiar with Menthol as it is a common ingredient in many cough drops, expectorant rubs, and muscle rubs. It is known for its analgesic, pain-reducing properties. Menthone also has analgesic properties in addition to having antiseptic properties. These two components together are also famous for providing energizing and invigorating effects! You could say these are the keys to why peppermint oil is so versatile and has such a wide range of uses. We’ve made a list of 9 of our favorite uses of this powerhouse oil!

     

    1. Ease Muscle Aches & Pains – Thanks to the analgesic properties of the menthol contained in peppermint oil, this is a fantastic natural remedy for helping to ease aching muscles. There are a myriad of ways to apply peppermint oil to aching muscles. Try adding a few drops to a warm bath or massage oil to get some natural relief! We also recommend giving our Peppofoot Stick a try! This soothing foot balm is incredible for relieving fatigued, tired foot muscles! It could even be used elsewhere as a muscle rub!

     

    1. Relieve Headaches – Peppermint oil is widely known for its ability to help ease headaches. We can again thank the menthol content which can help to ease the pain of headaches. Try using our Peppermint Roll-On for a portable way to have quick, easy to apply peppermint oil any time you feel a headache coming on! Check out some of these amazing reviews from our customers who have found that the headache relief from our Peppermint Roll-On can’t be beat!

     

    • “My go-to for headache relief!” – Dana M.

     

    • “This stuff always helps me when I have a headache. I have recommended it to so many people who say it also works for them.” – Robin T.

     

    • “AHHHMAZING!!! I've suffered from crippling migraines for over 40 yrs. I saw this product while I was at Epcot on 01/11/18 & decided to try it. I had a migraine when I woke up today and used this oil on my forehead, temples & tip of my nose. Not only did it get rid of the migraine, it did so in record time. I've tried other natural oil products as well as countless over the counter & prescription meds and none of them have ever done what this oil did. I'm beyond ecstatic with this product. I also purchased the pomegranate lip balm and that's also amazing.” – Kris

     

    • “I suffer from bad migraines and am prone to getting them at work. I keep this in my pocket and roll some on my temples and it helps relieve the pain! Definitely love this product!!” – Gillian R.

     

     

    1. Encourage Scalp & Hair Health – We all know what a struggle it can be to maintain a healthy scalp and healthy hair, especially if you are trying to do so naturally. Peppermint oil is known to help stimulate the scalp and has even been shown to help reduce dandruff. Some have reported that peppermint oil has even helped with hair growth, balancing oils, and increasing hair thickness. Just be sure not to overdo it. It is recommended to use peppermint oil no more than 3 times per week in your hair care routine. Try adding a few drops of peppermint oil to another carrier oil and massaging it on your scalp, or try making a DIY mask with coconut oil and peppermint oil!

     

    1. Increase Energy – The fresh, minty scent of peppermint oil is one of the most invigorating and energizing scents around! In fact, a study completed in 2013 found that peppermint oil is effective at preventing fatigue and even improving exercise performance! We totally recommend reaching for the peppermint oil when you need a quick boost of energy. One of our favorite ways to reap the energizing benefits is to simply use peppermint oil in a diffuser and then breathe in the invigorating peppermint air! Use our pure peppermint essential oil drops in your diffuser to see the benefits yourself! Another favorite method is using our Peppermint Shower Bomb to really create an energizing, spa-like experience!

     

    1. Reduce Itchiness – No one enjoys having itchy skin. It’s a super common issue that can be caused for a wide variety of reasons including bug bites, hives, and poison ivy. When you’re dealing with any of these, you know that getting relief is at the top of the priority list! Thankfully, the cooling effect of Peppermint Essential Oil can be a strong antidote to itchy skin. This can be especially powerful when combined with Lavender Essential Oil.

     

    1. Keep Bugs Away – Did you know that peppermint oil is a natural bug repellent? It’s true. Insects have a strong dislike for peppermint oil, meaning it is your new secret weapon for keeping creepy crawly bugs at bay in a safe and natural way! There are several ways to tackle de-bugging your home. Try putting some Peppermint Essential Oil on a cotton ball and then placing that in areas where you are prone to have bugs. You can also try mixing up your own spray by combining water with a few drops of peppermint oil in a spray bottle.

     

    1. Relieve Stomach Issues – Stomach issues. We’ve all been there, and we all know how miserable it can be! When you are dealing with stomach issues such as gas and indigestion, relief literally cannot come soon enough! Thankfully, peppermint oil is known as a natural remedy that may have calming effects on the gastrointestinal tract. It essentially helps to calm the muscles of the stomach, which in turn helps everything to function more effectively and can help relieve these uncomfortable issues! Try using our Peppermint Body Bliss Oil to rub some soothing peppermint on your stomach next time you need a little relief!

     

    1. Nausea – Speaking of issues that are super uncomfortable, dealing with a bout of nausea is never fun or convenient! Peppermint oil is amazing for helping to provide quick relief when you are feeling nauseous. Try dabbing a bit of oil from our Peppermint Roll-On onto your wrists, temples, or even the tip of your nose to start breathing in the soothing peppermint scent!

     

    It’s clear that Peppermint Oil truly is a powerhouse when it comes to being a natural remedy for a wide variety of things! We personally can’t get enough of it, which is why we’ve added it to so many of our favorite products! If you are looking to get your peppermint fix, check out some of these fun and minty fresh peppermint products:

     

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    13 Incredible Benefits of Tea Tree Oil

    13 Incredible Benefits of Tea Tree Oil

    Here at Rinse, we are obviously big fans of natural products, especially Essential Oils. It would be impossible to pick a favorite, but one that definitely ranks towards the top of our list is Tea Tree Oil! Sometimes it feels like Tea Tree Oil doesn’t quite get the attention it deserves. It may not be as flashy and well known as Peppermint Oil or Lavender Oil, but it sure has some knock-out benefits that we’re certain you will love!

    Tea Tree Oil is derived from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia (yeah, we can’t pronounce it either!), commonly known as the Tea Tree! This unique tree is native to Australia, New South Wales, and Queensland. The oil is obtained through a process of steam distilling the leaves to extract the oil. Tea Tree Oil has been used for centuries. The Aboriginal people of Australia discovered the benefits of the oil first. They would crush the leaves to extract the oil which they would use to treat a wide variety of ailments including cuts, burns, and skin infections. They would even bathe in lagoons that were under Tea Trees. The leaves would fall into the waters which would essentially create natural antiseptic baths. The benefits of the Tea Tree quickly became known throughout Australia and physicians began using the oil to sterilize wounds after surgery. Tea Tree Oil was even issued to Australian soldiers during WWII for the treatment of wounds, infections, and more. It wasn’t until more recent history that the “secret” of Tea Tree Oil made it’s way around the world. It has since been widely studied and has become extremely popular among those looking for natural remedies to common ailments and those looking for natural additions to their beauty routines!

    So what makes Tea Tree Oil so unique? This powerful, purifying oil has natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. In fact, it is the only oil that actually has an effect on bacterial, viral, and fungal infections. It’s basically an oil straight out of mother natures medicine closet! It has become a popular ingredient in many beauty and skincare products. It can be found in skin creams, massage oils, hair products, and more. Because this oil is so potent, it is not recommended to apply it topically to skin without a carrier oil. Also, it should be noted that despite it’s name including the word “tea,” this oil should never be swallowed!

    The uses for Tea Tree Oil are nearly endless. We’ve listed out some of the most common uses below!

     

    Popular Uses:

     

    • Acne & Pimples – No one appreciates those pesky pimples that can pop up at the most inconvenient times. For those who deal with frequent breakouts, Tea Tree Oil may be a natural solution! Several studies from the past couple of decades indicate that Tea Tree Oil is useful in fighting mild to moderate acne and helping to clear up pimples. Because this oil has naturally anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, it is able to help lower bacteria levels on the skin, thus helping to reduce outbreaks. For those concerned that using Tea Tree Oil might clog pores, no need to worry! This oil is non-comedogenic, so it won’t clog up your skin! Give our Tea Tree Mint Soap a shot if you're looking for a gentle, yet powerful Tea Tree Oil cleanser! 

     

     Tea Tree Mint Soap

     

    • Dry Skin & Eczema – Tea Tree Oil is an excellent natura solution for treating dry skin and even can be effective at treating eczema. If you have ever dealt with eczema, you know how frustrating this chronic condition can be. The many antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal properties of Tea Tree Oil make it an effective treatment. In fact, a study conducted in 2011 found that topically applied Tea Tree Oil was even more effective at treating eczema than zinc oxide and clobetasone buyrate creams. As always, it is important to use a carrier oil when treating dry skin with Tea Tree Oil. Check out our ready-to-use Tea Tree Mint Body Spread for a quick solution for treating dry skin!

     Tea Tree Mint Body Spread

     

    • Oily Skin – If you are someone who battles oily skin, Tea Tree Oil may just be your new best friend! It’s antiseptic properties have been shown to be effective at combating oily skin. Adding just a few drops to your daily moisturizer can help to break up and remove unwanted surface oils from your skin.

     

    • Inflammation – Tea Tree Oil is fantastic for helping to sooth inflamed and irritated skin. It has even been shown to help reduce histamine-induced skin inflammation. Give our Tea Tree Body Bliss Oil a shot for helping to soothe irritated skin.

     

    • Cuts/Wounds/Infections – As we mentioned before, this powerful oil was given to Australian soldiers back during WWII so that they could help to treat cuts & wounds. That’s a pretty ringing endorsement speaking to the effectiveness of Tea Tree Oil! It’s antibacterial properties make it a fantastic natural option for helping to heal wounds.

     

    • Hair & Scalp Health – Tea Tree is excellent for helping with a dry scalp or dry hair. Improper cleaning of hair follicles on the scalp can lead to clogged pores which can lead to dandruff or even hair loss. Tea Tree Oil can help to cleanse the scalp, helping to reduce dandruff. It also can make hair follicles more receptive to nutrition which can help to generally support healthy hair. Adding a few drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil to your shampoo can be a real game changer!

       

      • Psoriasis – Many people who suffer from this autoimmune skin condition have reported that they find relief from using Tea Tree Oil. Many find that it is soothing when applied to the bothersome, scaly patches caused by psoriasis.

       

      • Athletes Foot – If you’ve ever dealt with Athlete’s Foot, you know that this common foot infection can wreak some serious havoc on your feet leaving them feeling scaly, itching, or even painful. Tea Tree Oil can be used as an effective home remedy. Using it with a carrier such as coconut oil may help to treat both the cause (fungus) and the symptoms of this condition. Check out our Tea Tree Mint Loofah Soap which can help to cleanse rough foot skin, as well as our Tea Tree Soaking Salts to give your feet a refreshing, cleansing soak! 

         

        • Burns – While no one ever plans to get burned, it’s unfortunately a reality of life that it happens from time to time! When you are dealing with a burn to your skin, Tea Tree Oil can be an effective home remedy to help provide some much needed relief. It’s antiseptic and antimicrobial properties can help to keep the burned skin clean, while also helping to accelerate the healing which may in turn help reduce the appearance of scars.
        • Bug Bites – Yet another unavoidable reality of life, especially during the Summer! If you are sugary sweet and tend to get eaten up by biting bugs, this oil is for you! It can be very helpful for alleviating bug bite pain and reducing inflammation caused by it. Check out our Tea Tree Oil Roll-On for a pre-made, ready-to-apply, convenient option for spot treating those pesky bug bites! 



        • Aromatherapy – Tea Tree Oil can be added to a diffuser for a purifying, calming environment. This is great for times when you want to let your brain and body get a little rest and relaxation!

         

        • Expectorant – Australian Aboriginal people have long used a method of crushing Tea Tree leaves and inhaling the oil to help alleviate coughs and colds. It is a little easier to access these days, but the effectiveness of Tea Tree Oils as an expectorant has not changed! Diffusing the oil in combination with using it in a massage oil can help to act as an expectorant, providing relief from coughs, colds, and congestion.

         

        • Cleaning – As many of us are looking to move from traditional (potentially toxic) cleaning products to more natural and safe solutions, we should definitely consider using Tea Tree Oil in our natural cleaning product lineup! Making a home made cleaner is super simple and can be done by adding about 10 drops of the oil to 2 cups of hot water and ½ cup of vinegar! This DIY all purpose cleaner solution can safely and naturally help to disinfect surfaces in your home. Just be sure to steer clear of using it on any granite surfaces!

         

        While our list of uses for Tea Tree Oil could go on for what feels like forever, we think you kind of get the point… this stuff is awesome! Hopefully this list has helped to educate you on how powerful and versatile this oil really is. If you’re ready to give it a try, we’ve got quite a few products that might be just what you’re looking for!  

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