As the leaves are falling and the air is chilling, we are grateful for the changing of the seasons. These colder temps can be hard on our skin, but we've got you covered, plus we have a brand new product that really packs a punch when it comes to hydrating your skin.
You've probably heard of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) since it's been a popular product in the skin care world lately. Here's the run down on this up-and-coming skin care tool.
Simply apply the serum (using the included dropper) to your clean face and gently rub the serum wherever you'd like to smooth wrinkles or add extra hydration. It's often applied to the forehead, around the lips, and under the eyes. Allow it to dry completely before applying anything else to your face.
October is such a great time to get outside and enjoy great fall food and activities! Here's a few local spots that are so fun in the fall. Plus, you can find Martha's products at these places too! While you're enjoying all things fall, check out our new fall fragrances like Mulled Cider, Roasted Hazelnut, and Oatmeal, Milk & Honey. We've also brought back some favorites like Cedar & Amber, Warm Flannel, Autumn Fig Harvest, and of course, Pumpkin Spice. You'll be in the fall mood before you know it!
Favorite Fall Hangouts
Lynd's Fruit Farm is known for their apples and their corn maze. They have a great selection of fall produce (including so many varieties of pumpkins!) and pick-your-own apples Friday through Sunday. Also on weekends you can enjoy your favorite fall foods from the food vendors just outside the market. They've packed all kinds of great items in their market, so you'll have fun shopping the market too. See our SHOP LOCAL section below for more details.
Pigeon Roost Farm is known for their fall family fun activity center, hayrides, and lots of pumpkins. Got active kids? They will LOVE this place! There's so much to see and do, including a corn maze, an obstacle course, a paintball range, and SO many other activities. And of course there's lots of pumpkins! Enjoy your favorite fall foods while you're there, and be sure to visit their quaint little Bath House, where you'll find our best fall-themed products. See our SHOP LOCAL section below for more details.
The Collective in Newark is a great fall destination for shoppers and creators who love to find unique and handmade treasures. Get a jump start on your holiday shopping, and take advantage of expertly-instructed workshops where you can create beauty. Some upcoming workshops include creating a chalkboard, arranging a succulent pumpkin display, making a vision board collage, decorating Halloween cupcakes, making a sleigh, and learning photography basics. There's always something new and creative going on there, so if you haven't stopped in yet, we encourage you to give it a try. See our SHOP LOCAL section below for more details.
The Local Talent Marketplace packs so much into their small Pataskala shop. This is a great destination for explorers and shoppers! They feature a fabulous variety of creative products all made locally. And now that The Ivory Barn is open nearby, they are coordinating their hours so you can explore two great shops in the same trip. See our SHOP LOCAL section below for more details.
Meet Megan and Jason, of Matchmade Designs
Matchmade Designs Grand Opening is this weekend! It's Friday, October 4 through Sunday, October 6th. They will be at 14 W. Main Street in Alexandria, Ohio, formerly known as Market and Domain. Stop in and meet them! They will be your go-to people when you want something customized or would like unique decor or furniture for your home or for a gift. And we are excited to offer some Martha's products in their shop! Be sure to welcome Jason and Megan to Alexandria!
Where to Find UsHere's where you can find Martha's Bath and Body products in our local area, along with their hours of operation.
Some of you are asking about the Macy's Fall Fashion Event, so we thought we'd give you the scoop here on the blog. When Macy's reached out to us about being a part of their event, we thought it was a scam! Why would THE Macy's be contacting little Martha's Bath and Body? It's a good thing we didn't just dismiss it, though, because it turned out to be legit! So here's what's going on at Macy's Easton on Saturday, September 28th!
The fashion event will kick off with a fashion presentation hosted by Amanda Hamman of Girl About Columbus and Neeloo Fathi of From Nee to You. They will be highlighting the latest fall trends, including animal prints, plaids, and shades of green. Enjoy treats from Rime Time Crafted Pops, nail decals, and DIY scrubs from Martha's Bath and Body. Plus, when you spend $35 or more in women's fashion, you'll receive a personalized hair accessory kit from Penzone Salons and Spa (while supplies last). Also, if you are one of the first 50 Star Rewards Members, check in at the Star Rewards station to receive a free customized fall-scented candle! And if you download the Macy's app and take the Style Inspo quiz, you'll receive a $5 Macy's Rewards Card.
So grab a friend or two (or savor some time on your own!) and come enjoy this fall fashion event! Be sure to follow @amandamhamman and @neeloofathi for the lastest with this event. We are looking forward to talking with you and sharing our fall fragrances with you! If you aren't in the fall mood before this event, there's a great chance you will be after experiencing all our scents of fall!
We love it when we find something that is both simple and luxurious! We've been learning even more about rose water, and we're excited to share.
What is Rose Water?
Rose water is made by steeping water in fresh rose petals, extracting the soluble elements. The use of rose water dates back to the time of Cleopatra and the Roman Empire. The Persians refined the process of making rose water, and they traded this much-valued commodity to the Europeans.
What is Rose Water used for?
It's known for medicinal qualities, beautification properties, and culinary uses.
Let's talk skin care. How is Rose Water beneficial?
How do I use Rose Water?
Simply spritz the pure rose water directly onto your face or hair, or if you'd rather, you can spritz it onto a small cotton pad and then wipe your face with the pad to apply the rose water to your skin. Either way, you'll experience the amazing benefits of this delightful aromatic treatment! To learn more about our Pure Rose Water, click here.
Thank you and a Coupon Code
We appreciate the support you have given us as we grow our little business. As a thank you, we are offering a coupon code for our newest product, Pure Rose Water. Through the month of August use the code ROSE20 on our website to receive 20% off of Pure Rose Water. To shop our Pure Rose Water, click here. To be the first to find out about any of our specials or coupon codes, sign up for our newsletter here!
If you read the ingredients on our labels, you'll find jojoba oil listed prominently. It's widely used in the cosmetics industry for products such as moisturizers, cleansers, baby products, and much more. Here's some interesting facts about jojoba oil!
It looks like jojoba, sounds like ho-ho-ba! This is a star ingredient in many skin-care products. Jojoba oil comes from a shrub, mainly the crushed seed of the jojoba shrub (Simmondsia chinenis) which is indigenous to the Sonoran Desert in northwest Mexico and southern parts of Arizona and California.
The jojoba seed, also called a bean or a nut, is the size of a small olive. When it dries out, it is harvested and its oil is extracted. In fact, about half of the weight of the seed is oil. This oil has some unique properties that makes it so effective for skin care! Here's why jojoba oil is so distinctive.
Why Jojoba Oil?
What Martha Products Contain Jojoba?
Now that you know how incredibly beneficial this oil is, you won't be surprised to know that we use organic jojoba oil in several of our products.
These products contain jojoba oil. You can click on the link to find the product on our website if you are interested in learning more about them.We love using quality ingredients that really make a difference in how our products feel and work! The more we learn about jojoba oil, the more excited we are to continue providing these products!
Thank you + Coupon Code
We appreciate how much our customers love to learn about skin care, and we'd like to offer 20% off all products containing jojoba oil as a thank you for supporting Martha's. Use the code JOJOBA20 for 20% off all lotions, lotion sticks, hair conditioners, sugar scrubs, microdermabrasion creams, and body oil blends. This coupon code is good through July 2019 only on our website marthasbathandbody.com. Remember that we have free shipping for orders over $35.
Warm breezes, carefree days, and backyard barbecues! We've got what you need to get your skin summer-ready. Time to kick off those shoes and relax! Let's chat about how to show your skin some love and feel great doing it... the natural way!
The Scoop on Exfoliating
If you are looking to brighten and freshen your skin, consider exfoliation as a way to do this! Here's some answers to some common questions about exfoliation.
What Is Exfoliation?
The definition of exfoliation is simply to remove dead cells from the surface of the skin. By doing this, we bring healthy new skin cells to the surface. These fresh cells are better at retaining moisture for a more radiant glow. There are two basic types of exfoliation -- chemical and physical. Physical exfoliation involves rubbing the skin to smooth and brighten it, and that's our focus at Martha's Bath and Body.
Many of you have asked for this, and we finally have it!!! You can now purchase foaming soap refills in all of your favorite fragrances.
Our Castile foaming soap is hand-crafted with a combination of high-quality organic oils – coconut oil, olive oil, and castor oil. This exclusive blend ensures a gentle yet effective cleanser which lathers beautifully! We offer so many fragrances, so you are bound to find many that you love! Our soap is sulfate-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, vegan, and gluten-free. You can feel good about using this product on your skin! And for the month of May we are offering a coupon code for any foaming soap product -- the 8-oz pump soap or the 64-ounce refill soap. Use the code FOAMINGSOAP20 to receive 20% off the price of our foaming soap. This coupon code is good through May 2019 only on our website marthasbathandbody.com.
There's still a week left to use this coupon code. Remember that we have free shipping for orders over $35. If you want to be the first to hear of our featured coupon codes, be sure to sign up for our newsletter for the latest deals! You can shop our foaming soap here. Enjoy!
Microdermabrasion Smoothing Hand Cream
Here's another new product we are developing, Microdermabrasion Smoothing Hand Cream! This is designed to be used in conjuction with our lotion. The microcrystals in this cream exfoliate your hands while the shea butter, jojoba oil, and vitamin E moisturize and soothe.
We took this product to The Collective in Newark and had some customers try it and give us some feedback. Here's some comments that we heard.
My hands feel so soft!
It feels like I'm in a spa!
This would be great for my feet too!
When can I buy this?
Thanks so much for those who came out and tried this product. We are thrilled that we received such positive feedback, and you can look for this product to be available early summer! Follow us on Instagram and/or Facebook for the most up-to-date info on this microdermabrasion smoothing hand cream.
More New Fragrances
They just keep coming! We’re adding a couple more to our spring line-up. Here’s a bit about the new kids on the block!
Clean and fresh with subtly sweet herbaceous notes, it's a sweet mix of sea moss, melon, agave, passionflower, acai, aloe, coconut bark, teakwood, grass, and amber. We can't get enough of this one!
This is a fresh take on traditional mint. A sweet, soft mint fragrance, it's a refreshing mix of spearmint, peppermint, cornmint, and a touch of black tea. A sophisticated and lovely choice!
We are thrilled to be a part of the Granville Farmer’s Market this season! We participated in Granville's Indoor Farmer's Market the last two winters, so it will be nice to reconnect with many of our people! From May to September, you will find us on Saturday mornings in this charming town. We’re excited to get a chance to meet and talk with each of you, answering your questions and sharing information. This is a great way to sample our many fragrances and try a variety of products that your skin will love! We are happy to join many other talented farmers and creators at this delightful market. The first market is May 4th, from 8:30am-12:00. We hope to see you there!
Instagram much? We are learning, and we are using this social media platform to connect with our customers. For more behind-the-scenes glimpses into our business, updates on our products, and more info about healthy skin care, follow us on Instagram or like us on Facebook. We have also started using Instagram to do quick giveaways! It's a fun way to use this platform, and a great way to give back to our customer base.
In March we gave away a sampler of some of our new spring scents -- Plumeria Foaming Soap, White Magnolia Body Oil Blend, Moonlight Pomegranate Lotion, and Summer Melon Spritzer Fragrance Mist. Come see what we give away in April!
You can follow us on Instagram @marthasbathandbody for all our latest news, giveaways, behind the scene shots, and more.
Skin Care Product Classes
Interested in how we make our products? We will be teaching a series of skin care product classes this summer. In these classes, participants can make and take the product and customize it with a variety of fragrances and add-ons. These classes are a lot of fun. We recently taught a lotion and body oil class with Granville's Just 'n "thyme" group and we had a ball!
We are working with the Granville Recreation District and Lynd Fruit Farm to provide some fun and informative classes this summer. We love it when we get a chance to talk with you, and we love that our customers are so informed about what they put on their skin. That's why we always have the ingredients clearly listed on our products and our website. We're proud of how we make our products and we are happy to share what we have learned. We hope to see you in a class soon! Sign up for our newsletter (sign up form is on our website) or follow us on Instagram for the latest info on the classes!
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