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Hi I'm Lou. I'm a Mom to two beautiful girls, and I'm a Rock Band addict. Ok, to be clear, I'm a Beatles Rock Band addict. Pretty much anything to do with the Beatles, I love. :)

I've lived in the beautiful and very green Pacific NW for most of my life, although I did do a brief stint (few years) in the beautiful and green NW of England.

Being surrounded by trees, beautiful mountains, the amazing coast here... really inspired me to call my shop "Bella" (means beautiful in French).

I think every woman should be able to feel beautiful, and one way to feel good inside and out is to pamper yourself! Indulge in pampering products that are, not only good for your skin, but aren't harming our precious environment.

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  • Female
  • Born on August 18
  • Joined May 13, 2009

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organic and high quality oils, natural shea butter, mango and kokum butters, fine fragrances, essential oils, botanical extracts, my trusty stick blender

About

Hi I'm Lou. I'm a Mom to two beautiful girls, and I'm a Rock Band addict. Ok, to be clear, I'm a Beatles Rock Band addict. Pretty much anything to do with the Beatles, I love. :)

I've lived in the beautiful and very green Pacific NW for most of my life, although I did do a brief stint (few years) in the beautiful and green NW of England.

Being surrounded by trees, beautiful mountains, the amazing coast here... really inspired me to call my shop "Bella" (means beautiful in French).

I think every woman should be able to feel beautiful, and one way to feel good inside and out is to pamper yourself! Indulge in pampering products that are, not only good for your skin, but aren't harming our precious environment.

I use recyclable containers, and ask that you do please recycle them. I try to re-use packing and shipping materials as much as possible.

Whenever I can, I buy organic oils and butters for my products, which currently includes all the coconut oil, shea and kokum butters I use, as well as all the essential oils.

I make cold and hot process soaps. Cold process is the "old fashioned" way of soap making. Lye and water, combined with fat (oils and butters) produces soaponification ... and like magic, it becomes Soap! When making hot process, the only difference is I cook the soap until the soaponification process is complete. It's a great method when I want to preserve the benefits of essential oils or special ingredients. The soap also needs less curing time with this method.

I cure my cp soap for at least 4 weeks before I list it. My hp soaps cure for at least 2 before listing. Curing time lets the fragrance in the soap bloom, the bar harden, and become more mild.

There is nothing quite as satisfying as gathering my raw materials together, mixing them up and watching them change before my eyes. It really never ceases to amaze me! :)

Besides soap my other specialties include body lotions and butters, sugar scrubs, body spray, and perfume oils. I like to blend fragrances from essential oils and fragrance oils. All safe for your body, but if you're pregnant please use caution and contact me first to be sure it's safe for you to use.

All my products are made in a smoke and pet free environment.

Please don't hesitate to contact me with custom orders, gift pack ideas, special requests or just to chat! :)

Let's stay in touch!
☛http://www.bellabathandbody.blogspot.com/
☛http://www.facebook.com/bellabathandbody
☛https://www.twitter.com/BellaBathnBody

Check out my shop made just for man's best friend: http://www.etsy.com/shop/DoggieStyling?ref=si_shop

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