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Customer Review: How to get your hair squeaky clean and shiny

shampoo & conditioner

Skin care is super important, but so is hair care! Take a peak at what Rachel has to say about Batty’s Bath Shampoo & Conditioner:

“I love this shampoo! I’ve always had pretty healthy hair, but I love the way Batty’s shampoo rinses clean and doesn’t weigh down my hair. My hair was so soft and shiny after using this.” (shampoo)

“I have never been able to grow my hair as long as it is now without getting split ends – until I started using Batty’s conditioner. My hair is so soft after using this conditioner! It rinses clean and doesn’t weigh down my hair – which is super important because I have very fine hair that goes flat easily. I also didn’t have any tangles or frizz.” (conditioner)

- Rachel J

Rock those locks Rachel, and thank you for sharing your thoughts!

What to see what others have to say about the Shampoo- Click here OR Conditioner- Click here

Weekly Recap (Aug 4 – 10)

Here’s this week’s photo recap! Check out what I’ve been up to (or have at least documented ) since the last recap post!

Pictures are displayed from the oldest to the most recent (dates are included in the description of the picture). If you’d prefer to see my picture updates as they are posted, follow my Instagram feed – that’s where I post these pictures during the week and then recap them here on the blog once a week. (To see previous photo recaps, check out the “My Week So Far” tag).

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soothing eye gel

If you had a wild long weekend, or even if you didn’t, you might want to know about this Soothing Eye Gel that was added to the Batty’s Bath product line up this year! Here’s the deets…. In a nutshell: Plumps fine lines by hydrating skin/ Fast absorbing/ Sensitive skin safe/ Reduces puffiness & inflammation/ Increases circulation to brighten dark circles/ Stimulates cell growth while removing toxins/ Increases elasticity/ Non-greasy, non-sticky/ Soothes delicate skin/ Easy to apply, light formula/ 100% natural/ Available at battysbath.ca What makes Batty’s Soothing Eye Gel so awesome? Batty’s Soothing Eye Gel is a natural wake me up for the delicate skin around your eyes! It is loaded with skin supporting benefits thanks to carefully hand picked ingredients including antioxidant packed extracts of carrot, coffee, green tea, cucumber, and apple, plus soothing rose hydrosol (floral water) and skin protecting vitamin E. It contains all the benefits that a great eye gel should including gently reducing puffiness, plumping fine lines by hydrating skin, and (with continued use) naturally increasing circulation to brighten dark eye circles. This eye gel is refreshing, soothing, and softens skin. It even includes an ingredient known as the best oil for enhancing the appearance of mature skin; carrot essential oil. Batty’s Soothing Eye Gel also has ingredients that are known to stimulate cell growth while removing toxins, rejuvenate and restore skin, soothe swollen or irritated skin, alleviates redness, and are packed with antioxidants and enzymes essential for strong cell growth and repair. And the best part about Batty’s Soothing Eye Gel? It packs all the above benefits into an easy to apply light-weight, fast absorbing, non-sticky, non-greasy formula. This eye gel slips on with ease so you don’t have to worry about tugging or pulling at the thin, delicate skin around your eyes. (Aug 4)

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Momma Batty's Pup

Added another member to the pack for a couple days. Babysitting this handsome man. (Aug 5)

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Momma Batty's Pup

Even if you did keep me up all night, you sure are cute. (Aug 6)

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pea pod & camp fire

Two of my favourite things about summer: fresh peas and camp fires. (Aug 7)

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Jack Skellington

Surprisingly the only casualty of this morning’s activities. (Aug 9)

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Batty & Momma Batty

Cheers to a job well done today! (Aug 10)

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The extras…

I’m currently watching/listening to:

Watching….

  • The Shield – caught another episode (I’m in the second season still)
  • The New Girl – re-watching season one (I’ll re-watch all the seasons before too long because this show is hilarious!)
  • The X-Files – re-watching - on season 2
  • Seinfeld – caught a few more episodes from season 2

What I’m reading (non-work related):

  • Maggie on the Bounty by Kate Danley – made a little more headway (this is the 3rd book in the “maggie mckay – magical tracker” series).
  • The Other End of the Leash (why we do what we do around dogs) by Patricia B McConnell –  haven’t picked up this book in the last two weeks (I first mentioned it here) but plan to plow through it before too long.

 

Customer Review: Great stuff- Doesn’t dry out my skin!

Skin Support Facial Serum for Acne

 

We all know what horrible tricks hormones can play on our skin! Take a look at what Stephanie had to say about how the Skin Support Serum helps her to battle the hormonal rollercoasters we women face.

“This serum feels more like a toner to me, but it works great. It feels tingly when I put it on. But the proof that it works has been in the fact that when I had that “time of the month” recently, my skin was actually getting clearer instead of worse!”

– Stephanie  (skin support serum)

Thank you Stephanie for your kind words! Keep up they great work.

Want to read other reviews like this? Click here. OR maybe you want to share your thoughts about Batty’s Bath Skin Support Serum? Click here.

Lip Lovin’ Pic Party with Echo Visuals

EEK! We can’t contain the excitement over here as all the stunning photos from Echo Visuals start piling in. A few weeks back, we gave you a sneak peak at some product photos the amazingly talented photographer Echo was working on for Batty’s Bath. Now we get to share them all with you (More to come as they continue to come in).

Want to see more of Echo’s work? You have to check out her website and portfolio!

PLUS- An extra special shout-out goes to the double-threat featured in the Lip Butter shoot! Not only was Kelsey the Makeup Artist for this shoot, but she was also the model! These photos are just oozing with talent. To see more of Kelsey’s work CLICK HERE.

Enough with the chit-chat, let’s get to the goods…

Batty's Bath Lip ButterBatty's Bath Black Cherry Lip ButterBatty's Bath Lip ButterBatty's Bath Bavarian Cream Lip ButterBatty's Bath Lip ButterBatty's Bath Lip ButterBatty's Bath Brown Sugar Lip ButterBatty's Bath Lip ButterBatty's Bath Chai Lip ButterBatty's Bath Lip Butter

Want your lips to look this scrumptious? Batty’s Bath Lip Butter is made to bring life back into dry/damaged lips, while kissing them with a hint of colour. They currently comes in twelve different colours/flavours, all of which are made with 100% natural ingredients and flavoured with organic vegan oils.

Did we mention Kelsey is also wearing Batty’s Bath Mineral Foundation in Buff? Find your perfect shade at http://www.shopbattysbath.com/

Q&A: My skin is giving me cold feet, and my wedding is only 2 months away. Can you help?

question for batty

Hi there,

I’m in desperate need of some advice and assistance when it comes to my skin. I have very pale, very sensitive skin and have tried every kind of skin care under the sun. I am now 21, and am getting married in two months and am at a loss as to how i am ever going to clear it up, and feel good about it. It is dry in places, I have small bumps all over, blackheads, and my chin gets attacked by some kind of pimple weekly. I don’t have chronic acne, but it is very sensitive, and I have no clue how to clear it up. I am hoping that maybe something in your line would be able to help me out !

Thank you for your time!

batty's answer
Hi there:

Thanks for your email and congrats on your engagement!

Yup, I definitely have products that can help!

detox kitIf you’re not using natural products right now (or you use makeup that isn’t natural), I highly suggest you do the detox kit for a month and add on the quick stick for acne spot treatment. Plus the hydration mist (under your moisturizer) to help clear up the dry spots. However, if the dry spots need even more TLC, go with the hydra healing gel under your moisturizer and/or the hydration serum at night. The detox kit will help address the blackheads and bumps (especially if you follow the bye bye blackheads plan a few days a week which can be found here – (The detox kit comes with both the products in the bye bye blackheads routine so you wouldn’t have to buy the bye bye blackheads power pack if you got the detox kit). You may also want to check out this Q&A from a customer who might have similar skin to yours.

I should also mention that all of my products are made with sensitive skin in mind and are gentle and mild. However, if you’re looking for my most gentle products in the line up (the ones that are made for super reactive skin), check out the rosacea row in the product guide for a list of products + the option to build a daily+weekly facial routine.

As far as the breakouts you mentioned on your chin, they are almost always caused by a combo of bacteria, hormones, and the digestive system not working optimally (even if you don’t have any obvious symptoms of your digestive system not working at this full potential). Here’s a few links to resources I’ve made that will help you with each of the causes I just mentioned:

Bacteria
Hormones (also see the skin support tea and serum product pages in the online shop)
Digestion (particularly the tips in the bottom section of my answer)
•Plus check out: vitamin deficiency + your skin (supplementing with zinc could really help you!), and symptoms of internal causes (how to pin point what’s causing the symptoms)

I would strongly recommend working the skin support serum into your routine, as it will tackle bacteria and help support your body’s natural ability to level out hormones (which I suspect is a key cause of your chin breakouts). Since you mentioned dry spots (and super sensitive skin), you’ll need to keep a close eye on using the skin support serum on your face. It can be drying if it’s used too frequently or not followed up with a mist, serum, and/or moisturizer… and for some people with rosacea, it’s not mild enough for them to use on their face. But the good news is, it will still give you the hormone balancing benefits if you apply it to another area of your body (there’s more info on this on the skin support serum product page).

Skin Support TeaAnother strong suggestion I would make (re: chin breakouts) is adding the skin support tea to your routine (drink 2 or more cups a day if you can), because the tea will also help address internal causes (re: digestion, etc). There’s a breakdown of the benefits of each ingredient in the tea on the skin support tea product page.

If you’d like to zero in further or review all the products that target specific concerns (as well as a build-it-yourself facial routine tool), check out the product guide & facial routine builder here. There’s tips there, plus my whole line laid out in a way that shows what products help with which concerns and what elements are needed for a balanced facial routine.

If you get started narrowing down what products you think your skin needs and you get stuck, just let me know and I’ll just my best to help you build a balanced, helpful, and healing routine.

Thanks again for your email and have a great week!

lovebatty purple

Weekly Recap (July 28 – August 3)

Here’s this week’s photo recap! Check out what I’ve been up to (or have at least documented ) since the last recap post!

Pictures are displayed from the oldest to the most recent (dates are included in the description of the picture). If you’d prefer to see my picture updates as they are posted, follow my Instagram feed – that’s where I post these pictures during the week and then recap them here on the blog once a week. (To see previous photo recaps, check out the “My Week So Far” tag).

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Free shipping day

I was out attempting to get a glimpse of the meteor shower tonight, but it was too cloudy to get a good view of the stars. That’s when the idea to shower Batty’s Bath customers with love came mind. Use coupon code “STARSHIP” to receive free shipping on your order of $35+ within North America before Wednesday July 30th, noon EST. This offer cannot be combined with any other coupon codes or applied to a previous order. P.S. Ontario Customers- Mark your calendars for our next FREE Ontario Shipping Day on Sept. 1, 2014 (see the local orders page at shopbattysbath.com for more info), and to the rest of our North American Customers- We will have another FREE Shipping day on Cyber Monday (Dec. 1, 2014) – sign up for the mailing list at battysbath.ca to be sent the coupon code closer to Cyber Monday. (July 29)

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brother and sister

Did I mention these two are my siblings?- LOL! And yes they look like this all the time. Here they are helping me out in the studio. .. between goofing off. I couldn’t love them more! (July 29)

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mixer

Making more Primer & Daily Detox Moisturizer – all those awesome clays are mixing in thanks to my beloved kitchen aid mixer! I don’t know what I’d do with out it! (July 29) — see the video here.

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facial scrub

This into that: mild jojoba scrub into eco friendly glass jars… that’s what’s happening in the studio right now (while I wait for phase two of the primer to finish up). (July 29)

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little man

Thank you to everyone who placed an order during the surprise free shipping deal! Me and this guy are sitting on the porch (it’s absolutely beautiful out! ) printing postage. Over two weeks worth of orders were placed within 24 hours so I might not be able to stick to the usual shipping schedule and have them all on their way by Monday morning but I’m sure going to try. Thanks again everyone! (July 30)

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testimonial

I love finding little warm & fuzzy comments from customers while prepping & packing orders. (July 30)

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garden

It’s a good day in the gardens! Lots of fresh ripe peas and wild flowers are in bloom. (Aug. 1)

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t-shirt

Have you been introduced to @sickonsin yet? If not, you’re missing out my friend! I met Jen from @sickonsin years ago, at a Halloween show in Toronto. We instantly clicked, and I fell in love with her (and her hubby’s) designs. This is one of the more recent additions I’ve added to my collection.. it makes me smile every time I see that cute squid tickling the happy whale. Definitely a shirt that can pull me out of almost any funk. Soooo. .. if you haven’t checked out them yet, feel free to flutter over to Jen’s Instagram account: @sickonsin. Thanks Jen for continuing to supply me with a steady supply of cuteness! (Aug 3)

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The extras…

Since I didn’t do the “extras” in the last recap post, I’ll be sharing what I’ve been into the past 2 weeks :)

I’m currently watching/listening to:

Watching….

  • The Shield – caught one or two more episode (I’m in the second season still)
  • Kyle XY – finished
  • The New Girl – re-watching season one (I’ll re-watch all the seasons before too long because this show is hilarious!)
  • The X-Files – re-watching (I watched this show when it first aired on cable and since so much time has passed, it’s like a brand new show to me lol. I couldn’t believe it when Agent Mulder said a date that ended in “1994″! Actually, 1994 didn’t sound that old to me until I did the math.. turns out the 90s were quite a while ago lol! I watched the first season while packing orders from the surprise free shipping deal, and have just started second two. I sister informed me to watch season two, episode 5…. from the first scene I knew why lol!
  • Seinfeld – caught some of season two after testing out some NES games (mentioned here)

What I’m reading (non-work related):

  • Maggie on the Bounty by Kate Danley – made a little more headway (this is the 3rd book in the “maggie mckay – magical tracker” series).
  • The Other End of the Leash (why we do what we do around dogs) by Patricia B McConnell –  haven’t picked up this book in the last two weeks (I first mentioned it here) but plan to plow through it before too long.

 

 

Customer Review: My husband even commented on how good my skin is looking.

We received a special email from a new Batty’s Bath customer, with her thoughts on the product routine Batty helped her to build. Take a second to read what Tonya had to say:

Natural skin care with charcoal detoxifying soap bar“Hello:  I just had to send you an email and THANK YOU for first off, being so kind to take the time to send me a very detailed email about your products and which ones I should use based upon my skin issues.  It was extremely helpful and help put me on track. 
 
 
I have been using these products for about a month now and I cannot tell you how AMAZING MY SKIN LOOKS.  I have virtually no breakouts and if I do, they are little ones that clear up fairly quickly.  My skin is well moisturized, soft and the scars from my breakouts are quickly fading away.  I have tried EVERYTHING from the dermatologist for years, products found on TV, drug store products, you name it.  Your products are the first to actually WORK.  I have for the first time since I was in my 20′s (I am 46) gone out of the house with NO MAKEUP ON.  You have no idea how freeing this is for me.  My husband even commented on how good my skin is looking.
 
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.  You are a God Sent!
 
I will be placing an order for the pineapple facial scrub soon…want to add that one to my routine.
 
Blessings to you” – Tonya Graham
Thank you for all the kind words Tonya- You rock!
To read more testimonials on Batty’s Bath products click here.



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