Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Welcome to Cathy's Jordan Essentials News

Welcome to my Jordan Essentials Blog . . . this will keep you updated on my specials, product tips and more. You will find a series of articles below that are very informative, from a prior blog. My Country Bunny Bath & Body, but we're growing and expanding and have changed our name to Jordan Essentials. I hope that you will drop by often to see what's being added and what exciting things are happening in the World of Jordan Essentials.

I will be using this Blog to share some of our GREAT happenings, where you can find me, and some very interesting "Personal specials.

Please feel free to visit my website at or email me directly at

I also have a monthly Jordan Essentials Newsletter that is sent out on the 25th of each month, if you would like to be added to my Newletter distribution just email me at and put "add me" in the subject line and I'll forward you the most recent copy.

What is all the Hype about Shea Butter

Are you asking yourself What is all the Hype about "Shea Butter". I was too, then I started using Shea Butter, and was shocked to see that it seemed to work on my problem areas. Then friends started telling me that it was helping their skin problems, even though their problems were different from mine.

This raised a lot of questions, so it was time to research this product to find out more about Shea Butter and to my surprise there was a lot of information out there. I found that there is even an American Shea Butter Institute which came into being to establish some standards since there are wide variations in the quality of Shea Butter Products.

Butyrospernum Parkii Fruit, otherwise known as Shea Butter, is a moisture-rich butter obtained from the nut of the Karite tree in Central Africa, also known as Karite Butter and African Butter. A superb emollient ideal for use in skin moisturizers. It helps to enhance cell regeneration and capillary circulation, which assists in the healing of small wounds, cracks and crevices in the skin. (this would explain why it was such a big help on my cracking heels)

OK big statement so I dug further, and according to the American Shea Butter Institute the Vitamin A in Shea Butter is important for improving a number of skin conditions, including blemishes, wrinkles, eczema, and dermatitis. Additionally, quality Shea Butter Cream has properties to treat skin allergies, insect bites, sunburns, frostbite, and a number of other conditions of the skin. The Institute has compiled a list of 21 reasons to use Shea Butter, but make it a point to point out that there truly are many more reasons to use Shea Butter, and that each person will find their own list of reasons as you use Shea Butter.

Dry Skin; Skin Rash; Skin Peeling, after tanning; Blemishes and wrinkles; Itching Skin; Sunburn; Shaving cream for a smooth silky share; small skin wounds; skin cracks; tough or rough skin (on feet and elbows); cold weather; frostbite; stretch mark prevention during pregnancy; insect bites; healthy skin; Muscle fatigue, aches and tension; before and after strenuous exercise; skin allergies such as poison ivy or poison oak; Eczema; Dermatitis; skin damage from heat (hot grease while cooking, radiation treatment for certain medical problems, etc).

It seems to me that Shea Butter is a skins best friend and should be found in every household as a mainstay of the beauty regime and as part of the family medicine cabinet.

Jordan Essentials shea butter is available in an 8 oz jar or a 4 oz tube.

Oat have a long History in skin care

Oats have a long history of being valued for skin care. As early as 2000 BC, the Arabians and Egyptians used oats to beautify the skin.

The ancient Greeks and Romans also documented the use of "oat baths" to heal skin ailments. That's because the multiple benefits of natural oats include moisturization, cleansing, and soothing relief of dry, itchy skin.

Jordan Essentials makes it's own Oatmeal Milk and Honey soap (now available in unscented also) right at our home office in Missouri.

Vegetable based, white glycerin soap, no animal ingredients, neutral, with a 7.8 Ph. Custom, yummy Oatmeal Milk and Honey Fragrance. Offers a creamy, luxurious lather.
Oatmeal is a gentle exfoliate for dry skin.

Jordan Essentials offers the Oatmeal Milk and Honey Glycerin Soaps for only $5.25 per bar. Great for every member of your family expecially teens, and the men in your life.
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Skin reacts differently from Season to Season

As we are seeing changing weather all across the country, here are some tips to help your skin make it through the seasonal changes.

Cleanse! Gently cleanse with products rich in aloe like the Jordan Essentials Shower Gels -- in a variety of scents including unscented. . . for those that are bar soap people, you might like to try the bar soap with a soap sack.
Exfoliate! By exfoliating dead skin with our exclusive Salt Scrub, you will polish the skin surface and prepare it for moisturizers.

Hydrate! Soaking in Salf of the Earth Dead Sea Salts will hydrate your cells using the salts from the dead sea and advanced technology silicone elastomers. The result? 84% of wrinkles can be reduced!

Moisturize! Shea Butter nourishes deeply to repair cell damage. Use the Satin Shea Butter from Jordan Essentials for deep moisture. Top off your treatment with a natural moisture barrier, beeswax!. Our Lotion Bar blend nature's rich beeswax and amoliant oils to protect your fresh healthy skin.

For more tips or to view our products visit my web store at

Do you maintain a Gift Closet?

Do you keep an area in your closet, or spare bedroom that you stash items to be used as gifts?

I used to be one of those people that would run around, loosing my mind because I was someone's B'day or I needed a door prize. Then it dawned on me that this could be avoided if I had one area that I would stash things that could be used as last minute gifts, B'day Presents, door prizes and so forth. I started with a plastic tub, and would put items that I had won as a door prize that I would not use, but were perfectly great to recycle somewhere else.

Then it started to Grow, I would keep my eyes open when out shopping for items that could be used to fill out a gift basket, or were on the clearance shelf. Not to mention items that I would add from the products that I sold. Like when I purchare our monthly specials, or Mystery Grab bags that we offer a couple times a year -- those go directly into the Gift Closet. Another great source of "gifts for your closet" are the "Monthly Buying Clubs" that so many of us join with a min. monthly purchase, or like with Jordan Essentials own Spalicious Montly Purchase Club, what I don't want for myself goes into the "Gift Closet".

Well the tub has gotten bigger, but I'm never at a loss to come up with something as a Thank You gift, B'day present or a door prize. My Gift Closet has made my life so much simpler. If you currently don't do this, you might want to think about giving it a try, as now it the perfect time to start.

Purchasing our Lotion Bars in the 5 Pack and Save a $1.00 per lotion bar, is a great way to start stocking your "gift closet"