Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Technical Difficulties

We are having a few technical difficulties on our main website. Due to these difficulties, our site has been closed for the last few days. We are not sure when the main site will be back up, but if you would like to place an order, feel free to email us at:
donna @ (remove spaces). We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused our customers. You, as our customer, are valuable to us. We thank you for your understanding.

The good news is, you can still buy our products in our Etsy Shop! We have unique and one of a kind products found in our Etsy Shop that we know you'll love. Don't have an Etsy Account? It's easy to sign up for one, and it's free. No charge.
So check out our shop! We are known as CBEssentials over at Etsy!

Again, shoot me an email anytime if you have any questions or concerns!

We'll keep you updated about our site.

Stay warm,

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Scrub Sale

We have a Customer Appreciation Sale going on right now in our Etsy Shop. Every order receives 15% off their total purchase (excluding shipping). Your discount will be refunded through Paypal after you finish your transaction. PLUS... anything over 50.00 gets free shipping. And of course, we always send samples with every order. This is for the rest of the whole month of January.

We also have a scrub sale going on at Creative Body Essentials! All body scrubs are now $10.00! That's over 20% off the regular price! This sale continues throughout the month of January. Get some while stock lasts!

We are going to be introducing our newest scrub scents in the coming weeks. This is to get you geared up for Spring and Summer! Woohoo! Who else is tired of the cold?!!!??? I know I am!

Just a few scents we got in store for our Spring/Summer Scrubs:

Pink Lime
Summer Coconut
Hawaiian Nectar
Honeyed Pear
Herbal Raspberry

And that's just a few! Don't worry, we won't be discontinuing our bestselling scrubs.
Staying in the line up are our Japanese Yuzu, and our Strawberry Shortcake Supreme!

We are also in the process of re-formulating our foot scrub. We should be introducing our new foot scrub in the coming weeks, along with our regular body scrubs.

Also in store, are new scents for handmade soap! We have a few ideas cooking up in our heads right now, and we are sure you're going to love the new additions!

Stay warm!!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Yummy Goodness!

We have a few new products to brag about for the New Year! The first two products we will talk about are only available in our Etsy Shop . First up is our new Cream Soap!
Whipped to perfection, our Cream Soap will give you a luscious creamy and bubbly lather to pamper your skin! Available in three scents (for now!)... Sexy Lil' Thangs (shown in the photo above), Just Peachy, and Key Lime Pie. Three to-die-for scents! Available in our Etsy Shop only!
Next up is our new Sugar Shock Exfoliating Cubes!
These lovely little cubes are the neatest concept! No jar to clutter up the shower! Each little cube is enough for a full body exfoliating treatment. How to use these little cubes, you ask? Pfft. Easy as pie. After cleansing with your favorite soap (ahem... we have some fabu handmade soap available!), take one of these little cubes and softly massage it against your wet skin... arms, legs, tummy, (don't forget those dry elbows and knees now!) anywhere you need a little dermal glow! By the time you get to the very last part of your scrub adventure, you shouldn't have that much left of the exfoilating cube. Rinse well, then dry off as usual. Our Sugar Shock Exfoilating Cubes are scented in the most mouthwatering fragrance of mango and coconut, with little, yummy, tropical fruity bottom notes that will leave you craving for summer! Comes four to a pack, and are available in our Etsy Shop only!
And last, (but certainly not least!) our Sweet Indulgence Special Edition Perfume is available NOW on our website! These are for those foodie/bakery/dessert scent lovers out there!

These little 1 oz. sprayers pack a punch when it comes to fragrance! We use high quality perfumer's ingredients to create these perfumes, and we know that once you'll sniff it, you'll go bananas over them! Our favorites are Vanilla Buttercreme Frosting (you'll get looks from strangers while wearing this one!) and Lickety Lollipops! We have a big variety of yummy scents to choose from, so we probably have what you're craving. And no doubt, we will be adding to the scent selection when we come across something divine and indulgent.

Until next time bloggers!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sweet Indulgence

Well, the year isn't even over with yet, and I'm ready to start fresh! With the New Year, we will be introducing a Special Edition Line of perfumes. Our Sweet Indulgence Special Edition Perfume Sprays will make it's debut in the beginning of January. These are no ordinary smelling perfumes. No way Jose. These perfumes will feature sugary, sweet, and sticky fragrances for you foodie/bakery scented lovers out there. These were made with you guys in mind! You asked.... and now we are delivering.

Who wouldn't want to smell like Ooey-Gooey Cinnabuns? Or Vanilla Buttercreme Frosting? Or even Chocolate Cuppycake? Gosh, these scents are scrumptious, delightful, and mouthwatering. I have to keep reminding myself that THESE ARE NOT REAL. They smell that good. Honest. They will make your tummy rumble with hunger. Seriously.

These Sweet Indulgence Perfumes will come in a 1 oz. clear sprayer bottle, and will be available for a real decent price. Made with the finest Artisian's Alcohol, with added additives to leave a lasting fragrance. The size is perfect enough to fit in your purse too! And would surely make a wonderful gift anytime for any "girly" people in your life.
To give you a sneak peek, here's a few of the scents we will be having in this special edition line:
Cherry-Chip Vanilla Cake

Lickety Lollipops!

Vanilla Sprinkles

Lemon Marshmallow Cupcake

Chocolate Cuppycake!

Blissful Berry Crumble
And there's more too! We have a whole slew of yummy fragrances for this special edition line! And it's all for you my foodie/bakery scented type lovers!

Keep a lookout! We will be debuting our Sweet Indulgence Perfumes in early January!

Happy Holidays to all!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Scrub Heaven

It's been ages since I last updated the blog. Things have been a little hectic on my end, with the holidays coming up. We have been busy little bees here at Creative Body Essentials!
Today, I am dedicating this blog post to our two newest scrubs. Yes, I admit, I am a scrub addict. I adore scrubs. It's a weakness of mine. Just the thought of a creamy, luscious scrub against the feel of my skin makes me giddy.

We are known for our scrubs... they are becoming quite popular! Our scrubs are thick and creamy, made with skin loving oils like sweet almond, safflower, and cottonseed, and high quality butters like shea, cocoa, and mango. Our scrubs are formulated to exfoliate your skin, while leaving behind a tad bit of moisture. Our scrubs are never greasy or "waxy" feeling. If you suffer from dry, flaky skin (with winter time here, alot of us suffer with dry skin), then what you need is a body scrub. A body scrub exfoliates the top layer of the skin, helping to shed those dead skin cells that make our skin look... well.... not so great. Pure Cane and Turbinado Sugars help to scrub away that flaky, dead skin... and talk about invigorating!

So, without further adieu... here's our two newest scrubs (Psst... and we have more on the way too!)

Death by Chocolate Bubbly Scrub
Want wholesome goodness without the calories? This scrub is so luxurious and sinful, you might be tempted to eat it. But please don't! It's food for your skin, not your tummy! Made with pure cocoa and vanilla absolute, with added pure cane and turbinado sugars to exfolilate. We used lovely sweet almond oil and drenching macadamia nut oil in this scrub to give your skin the moisture it needs. And surprise! It also bubbles a tiny bit! So not only does it exfoliate, it also cleanses the skin! The addition of pure cocoa is what gives this scrub a punch! Chocolate is known as a skin softener, fighting free radicals with it's loaded antioxidants it possesses. Chocolate is good for you! Reap the benefits!

Japanese Yuzu Sugared Body Scrub
Yuzu fruit resembles a grapefruit, with tart citrus notes that invigorate your senses. But this is no ordinary citrus fragrance. Oh no. Yuzu is more complex than any grapefruit, orange, or lemon out there. This one is FANTASTIC. Invigorating. Revitalizing. It just gives you a whole sense of renewal when you sniff this. In Japan, it is custom to take a yuzu bath on the Winter Solstice, with slices of the fruit floating on top of the water, and in some cases, even the whole fruit floating on top of the water! It is tradition to also sip a cup of warm sake while experiencing this bath. Both are said to warm the body during those cold, winter nights. We'll supply the yuzu for you... you supply the sake!
This scrub is made with safflower, cottonseed, and apricot kernel oils, along with skin loving butters to moisturize. We added apricot kernel powder for an extra scrub punch along with exfoliating pure cane and turbinado sugars. We are sure you'll love this scrub... because it's one of our favorites. We can't get enough of it. Seriously.

So come on... what'ya waitin' on? Come stop by the site and take a look at these scrubs. We have a few others to choose from too if chocolate and yuzu isn't your thing. (Our Strawberry Shortcake Supreme Scrub is to die for!)

Stay warm!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I've been RAK'ed

Yes... I've been RAK'ed. For those of you who don't know what RAK means... it stands for
Random Act of Kindness. This morning, I came home after grocery shopping to a surprise package on my doorstep. Hmmm..... I thought. I wonder what this could be?
So after luggin' all my groceries in the house, I plopped in a chair and read the return address.... Sister's at Wicks End Candles.... It's from Kay Kay! Kay Kay is a dear friend of mine, who I met on the CT craft forum. I proceeded to rip open the box, and found the cutest little card, with a note from Kay Kay.... "Just wanted to send you a little pick me up..."
I dig further into the box.... and see a beautiful earth-brown coffee mug with daisies on it... full of Bit O' Honey and Mary Jane candies, tied with a bow. Then right next to it... is a whole bag of Dunkin' Donuts Coffee.

For the people who do not know me, I am a coffee lover. And Dunkin' Donuts is one of my favorites. And Bit O' Honey and Mary Janes remind me of my childhood... these were my favorite candies when I was younger. How the heck did she know my favorite coffee? My favorite childhood candies? I have no clue! lol But this RAK really touched my heart, and came to me at the perfect time. I have been going through a few rough patches... feeling icky and under the weather, and basically not feeling like DONNA. I went through a few medical procedures, and it just really brought me into some kind of mental funk. So this RAK I received today came at the right time.

I'm one of those people who believe that each person you come in contact with in this life is for a reason. Reasons sometimes unknown... but maybe some of those reasons could be just for a smile, a pat on the back, a hug, or a kind word. A person could turn another person's whole day around with just a kind word, or a kind act.

Kay Kay did that for me today. She turned my whole day around with her kindness. So I want to thank you Kay Kay... for being such a kind and generous soul. You have inspired me to do the same... I will pay it forward, and bring a smile to another person's face.

Now, I'm off to find someone to RAK!!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008