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New Selkie Fund link →
Chip-In has gone under and will be closing in March. Therefore, Selkie Sensuals has a new funding page at GoFundMe. YOU can help support small family-run business! Follow the link to learn more. We have created Reward Levels and our goal is to be fully operational by summer 2013! Please consider helping! <3
Ship's Log-Jan 8, 2013 (update)
Been working on the website so that it is ready when we “get back on our fins”! I will actually be offering a limited number of items soon, working up some prototypes…after that I will take photos and add them to the website, at that point all limited items will be available! We are still working on having ALL items (and a few NEW items) available in the near future…for...
Help a Handcrafter?
Want to help a small handcrafting business find success? Read more at our Chip-In page and please consider…chipping in! :) http://selkiesensuals.chipin.com/selkie-sensuals-support-small-business
Question: What oils do you use in products and...
For the answer to this question, I will focus on oils other than scent oils, since I covered that in a previous post. -Jojoba oil: I use jojoba oil in the Simply Selkie skin bar, most of the soaps that have natural colourants (such as the Celtic Islands bar and the Limited Edition Sultry Siren soap), the Salty Selkie mineral scrub and the Sensual Selkie massage oil. National research has shown...
Limited Edition Sumer Specials are Here!
They are HERE! The new Limited Edition Summer Specials are on the website and ready for you! The Moonlight Mermaid Soap and Perfume set and the Sultry Siren Soap and Perfume set are available for a LIMITED time from today May 1 until Sept 1 only! Grab one or both before they are gone! Check under the “Seasonal” tab on the website...
New Products now available!
Our newest products have been added to the website! (http://www.selkiesensuals.com) The Celtic Islands Soap bar was supposed to be just a Spring Limited Edition offering, but customers kept asking that it be offered year-round. How could I not!?! Packed with oatmeal, a mild exfoliant, natural oils and natural spirulina for colour, this lightly scented bar is sure to become a family favourite!...
Question: If you don't test on animals, who or...
We at Selkie Sensuals love our animal friends and we know that how an animal might react to ingredients in cosmetic and toiletry products may not be indicative of how a human would react. We strive to purchase supplies only from companies that do not test on animals, and we don’t test on animals either. Who do we test on? Ourselves! Each and every product that leaves the Selkie Sensuals...
A Contest for April!
Selkie Sensuals needs to increase our reach so here’s a contest! Starting April 15 (tomorrow-Sunday) until the end of April, the person who gets the most people to “like” Selkie Sensuals’ facebook page gets a free gift! (Free gift winner must also be a “fan” on the facebook page) No order necessary, no shipping to pay. A FREE gift! If the winner gets three (or...
Grand (re)Launch of selkiesensuals.com!
Selkie Sensuals is proud and very happy to announce the Grand Launch of our new and improved website! Thanks to the tireless web work of Aley D., http://www.selkiesensuals.com is LIVE! Come get Sensual! Serenity
Question: Wait, what? Aren't you supposed to EAT...
Of course one can eat oatmeal, not only does it fill you up (especially on those cold winter mornings), but it has great health benefits as well! But, did you know it is also good for your skin? Yes, that’s right! Oatmeal is good for your skin! Anti-inflammatory: Oatmeal can be used topically on the skin to reduce redness and to alleviate the annoying itch of dry skin, eczema, or chicken...
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Question: What is SLS/SLES and why don’t you put...
Both Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and its close relative Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) are used in soaps, shampoos, detergents, toothpastes and other products to create lather or foaming action. SLS and SLES are esters of Sulphuric acid - SLS is also known as “Sulfuric Acid Monododecyl Ester Sodium Salt” and SLES is commonly contaminated with dioxane, which is a known carcinogen. SLES is less...
Question: What type of toiletry oils are there,...
There are a number of oils used in cosmetics and bath/body products. For this post, I will be writing only about the kind used to scent products, rather than the “fixed” oils such as sweet almond, jojoba, etc. which are used as base ingredients. Essential oils: Essential oils, often seen just as EO’s are derived from plants by way of distillation, expression, or extraction. They are used in a...
Question: How did you come up with the name...
It all started when I was born on a Monday morning in July. I was born under the zodiac sign of Cancer, a water sign. Though I admit I am not much of a swimmer, I do so love the water. With that love of water came a love of water creatures, including mermaids, sirens, and selkies as well as those we often see like dolphins, sea stars, etc. So, I am discussing business names with my husband (who...
Question: How did you get into making your own...
One of the faces behind Selkie Sensuals, Serenity. People sometimes ask me how I got into making my own bath and body products. So this will be the topic of today’s blog post. It all started when I moved to California back in 1998. I ended up in Santa Cruz, a hippie and surfer paradise, which boasted small, independently run coffee shops and stores, health food stores and shops where one could...
Our Mission: To create hand-crafted, affordable, quality bath and body products...– Selkie Sensuals
Serenity: Which product would you say is your favourite?
David: I am absolutely in love with the 'Simply Selkie Skin Bar' that you make. It is truly something that makes you feel absolutely luxurious at a great price. Don't ever stop making it!
- David Wood (singer/recording artist) www.DavidWoodMusic.com
At Selkie Sensuals, we NEVER test on animals, unless it is ourselves!– Serenity of Selkie Sensuals
Get to know us!
Since 1998, Selkie Sensuals has been handcrafting quality, natural, bath and body products. We are a small family-owned and family-run “cottage” business and we use only natural ingredients, and do no animal testing. A great deal of time and care is put into the creation of each and every product, with soaps made in small batches to ensure less time sitting on a shelf somewhere. We test all of our...