You may have heard of “superfoods” – unprocessed, organic foods that are reported to be absolutely packed with vitamins and nutrients essential to healthy living (such as blueberries.) But, did you know there are also superfoods for skin? Here are six of the best organic skin care ingredients to look for in your natural bath and body products, and how each can help you achieve long-lasting beautiful skin.
Avocado Oil for Best Eye Cream Care
Avocado oil is extremely soothing, especially to sensitive skin, which is one of the many reasons we use it as our key ingredient in our Avocado Eyes Eye Cream. It is a known bactericide, and helps mobilize and increase collagen production in your connective tissue. Collagen, for those who are unfamiliar with the term, is one of the primary substances responsible for keeping your skin firm and youthful. Avocado Oil is also a natural sunscreen with one of the highest rankings in the Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, and possesses high concentrations of the vitamins A, D, and E. It has one of the highest penetration ratios (meaning it can reach into the deep layers of your skin easily) and helps intensify the effectiveness of other skin care ingredients and nutrients when used as a carrier oil.
Hazelnut Oil for Firming Skin
Hazelnut oil is beneficial as a moisturizer to all skin types, but especially so for dry skin or sensitive skin. It is also the key ingredient in our Hazelnut Cream. Like Avocado Oil, Hazelnut Oil also works as a natural sunscreen and is even superior to Avocado in the UV protection it offers. It also possesses super-astringent properties, meaning it firms and tightens skin for a more youthful appearance, but does so without clogging pores. Hazelnut Oil is also fast absorbing and antiseptic.
Green Tea Extract for Anti Aging Skin Care
Green Tea Extract possesses antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and stimulant properties, making it a wonderful key ingredient for our Daily Renewal Face Cream. It goes beyond penetration of the skin to be absorbed at the cellular level, thereby protecting cells from the damage associated with free radicals (which accumulate via sun overexposure, pollution, etc.) This makes Green Tea excellent for anti-aging purposes, as cellular degradation due to free radicals is one of the leading causes of premature aging. Green Tea can also help reduce skin swelling and extend the SPF of other skin care ingredients, making them better natural sunscreens.
Shea Butter for Improving Skin Appearance
Shea Butter is another natural sunscreen, and also protects skin from dehydration. It can improve the appearance of irritated, dry skin and help lighten stretch marks or scarring. Try pure shea body butter or our shea-butter-based hand and body lotions.
Coffee for Tightening Fine Lines
Coffee is a vasodilator, meaning it constricts blood cells to reduce redness. This has the effect of tightening and firming the surface of your skin, and is also why we use it in our cellu coffee soap to help reduce the appearance of cellulite. Additionally, coffee dehydrates fatty cells to give your skin a smoother glow, tightens fine lines, and smoothes puffy surfaces. Like Green Tea, coffee is also possesses an extremely high concentration of antioxidants, making it ideal for anti-aging purposes and adding to your overall flawless appearance.
Hemp Seed Oil for Repairing Damaged Skin
Hemp contains high amounts of essential fatty acids, to include Omega 3, 6, and 9. It also increases collagen production, thereby reducing the aging process. Hemp Seed Oil penetrates even deeper into your skin than other oils listed here, giving it outstanding regenerative properties and making it an excellent carrier oil to deliver other nutrients and skin care ingredients.
See for yourself how these superfoods for skin can work synergistically to improve your complexion when you try Castle Baths’ Tre’Yours Anti Aging Eye and Face Creams. Once you’ve experienced the silky softness of these natural superfoods for skin, chances are, you’ll never want to go back to synthetic cosmetics ever again!
Detoxing your body is a popular, and sometimes controversial topic in fitness and wellness circles these days. On one side, there are experts who say that our bodies are being exposed to toxins every day from air quality pollutants to toxins in the foods we eat. These experts argue that our modern lifestyles have supersaturated our bodies with toxins, and that detoxification methods such as detox diets are necessary to help our bodies’ natural purification systems eliminate these toxins before they cause disease.
On the other side, there are experts who argue that detox diets are actually bad for our health, and essentially starve our bodies of much needed nutrients in our efforts to eliminate toxins. Opponents of detox diets argue that such extreme dieting has the potential to result in fatigue, loss of muscle tissue, lower metabolism, and other health problems.
The problem is, both groups of experts are right.
Our bodies are being exposed to toxins and environmental pollutants on a daily basis, and detox diets can be dangerous for some people. Fortunately, there’s a third alternative – one which can help eliminate toxins from the body without risking the potential health hazards of any kind of diet: Dead Sea skin care products.
Dead Sea detox skin care solutions, such as those made with dead sea mud, dead sea salt, and dead sea brine, have incredible detox and deep-cleansing powers that you don’t have to starve yourself to experience. The restorative abilities of the Dead Sea have been known since ancient times, and have proven scientific evidence of their health benefits – something many proponents of detox diets have yet to produce.
Dead Sea products achieve their detoxification results by deep-cleansing the pores and deep layers of your skin, where few other bath and body products can reach. Furthermore, the skin is actually one of the main ways by which toxins enter our bodies. We put toxins into our skin every day when we use mass-produced synthetic cosmetics such as lipstick, nail polish, and even many lotions. That’s right – that giant tube of face cream you bought at the drug store that claims it will cleanse your skin is actually doing just the opposite.
To detox your body naturally using Dead Sea skin care products, try using Dead Sea Bath Salts with your next soak in the tub. For additional detox benefits, try some of Castle Baths’ Green Tea Infusion Bath Salts, which deliver not only the deep-cleansing benefits of Dead Sea Salt, but also a rich source of antioxidants (a key detox ingredient) found naturally in Green Tea.
The best part of all about using Dead Sea skin care products to detox your body is that, unlike detox diets, they carry absolutely no risk to you. Soak in Dead Sea Bath Salts as often as you like, use Dead Sea facial soaps every day, and you’ll be well on your way to detoxing and cleansing your body the right way! Visit our website to learn more about detox skin care solutions.
You’ve been to the beauty products section of the store, you know that there are dozens of choices for your skin care. Most of these have harsh chemicals that can actually reduce your skin’s beauty and elasticity, making you look older, rather than younger. We use only natural ingredients to detoxify your skin, lock in moisture, and rejuvenate your face and body in the process.
Daily Renewal Face & Body Bar is for dry, damaged, and mature skin; it is low lather and has extra moisturizing properties.
Mango Butter for repair and reconditioning of the face
Certified Organic Shea Butter reduces blemishes and scars while moisturizing
Certified Organic Hemp Seed Oil and Hemp Seed Butter are natural emollients and rich in Vitamin E
Essential oil of Rose nourishes and hydrates the skin while balancing pH
This Face Soap Bar can be used to cleanse your face, and moisturize it all in one step! Our Face Soap is 80% Moisturizing Oils from Cream. Dry, damaged, and aging skin that has been the result of exposure to extreme temperatures and UV radiation can be repaired with daily use. Click here to learn more!
Dead Sea Black Mineral Mud Facial Bar – with EO of Ginger
Dead Sea Black Mineral Mud Facial Bar- with EO of Ginger is great for daily use for oily and sensitive skin- It’s also wonderful for once a week dry, damaged, aged skin that could benefit from the minerals of the Dead Sea. Please only wash face weekly with this bar if you have aged, damaged, and or dry skin.
The Perfect Face Bar! Our NATURAL Dead Sea Mud Soap Contains:
Lasts the average buyer a full year
Formulated to detox, de-grease and feed skin for youthful glowing results.
Largest percentage of actual Dead Sea Mud you’ll probably ever find in a mud bar!
Removes even the toughest oil based cream make-ups (even clown make-up) in one application.
Pink Grapefruit: Astringent for oily skin and hair.
Ginger: Reduces inflammation and increases circulation
Bergamot: Relaxing and refreshing, uplifting, and reduces tension.
Clove: Antibacterial and anti fungal to give your face a true clean
Detoxifies pores for deep cleansing and helps acne prone skin!
Helps even out the complexion for oily skin, acne sensitive and/or redness
Even though this bar is made to detox pores from oil and is wonderful for acne, it’s made with just the right percent of Certified Organic Macadamia Nut Oil to soften and mositurize even the driest skin to include cracked skin! Click here to learn more!
Cellu Body Bar – with Coffee for circulation
Cellu Body Bar – with Coffee for circulation is an all time favorite natural soap bar of both men and woman- made with cocoa butter and coffee butter- to really help skin and senses.
Enhance the appearance of your legs
Helps with the appearance of cellulite, reduces swelling and increases circulation, especially in the legs.
Delicately scrubs away dirt and environmental pollutants
Rich in Coffee Butter, Certified Organic and Certified Fair Trade Cocoa Butter, Mango Butter, and Hemp Butter
Contains fresh ground Java Coffee Bean for a natural exfoliation
Castle Baths is a different kind of retailer than other spa and bath product shops. We not only apply our Christian tenets to the products themselves, but also in our customer service approach. We feel that God is in all we do, and so we do what we can to be as gentle to the earth, our bodies, our customers, and our community, in a spirit of service.
All Natural Products
Our products are created with all natural, organic ingredients in order to eliminate one source of man-made chemicals that pollute the earth and our bodies on a daily basis. Our entire spa bath line are:
Made to order, as fresh as possible
Vegan (except 3 goats milk soap bars)
Handmade (no machines or factories)
Shipped daily for shelf life
Never tested on animals
Created with Certified Organic and Wild Crafted Ingredients
Made with you in mind
Castle Baths offers a full line of Beauty Products, top spa products and therapeutic bath products, along with one of a kind spa gift baskets and designer natural pet products. We offer Pampering Beauty and lots of Hope to our customers!
Helping People through Service
Effective January 1, 2011: We wish to give back some of our profits to our charitable causes.
We feel that the bank doesn’t need to hold money that people in need could use! This has brought us to the decision of donating to those in need.
Castle Baths Charities:
We receive lots (I mean LOTS) of request for charitable donations and giveaways….we really have to have them budgeted before we can help- if you have a charity of importance let us know and we can add it to our list to be reviewed.
Castle Baths gives back a bare minimum of 10% of our time, talents and tithe. Our staff is also given a full day each quarter Paid to offer their support within the community. For example: Racheal walks and donates her time to speak with neighbors and groups to collect donations for the troops each month, while Castle Baths pays for the postage and supplies needed to ship the items to the Soldiers. Here’s a note from one of our Support Our Troops groups:-)
Animal Rescue – Animals need love, shelter and food- not a death sentence!
Save the Bay -Chesapeake Bay Foundation – this is where we live. We hope you’ll care enough to help a cause where you live. We help clean the bay up annually with this one.
Support Our Troops -Donated Items welcomed to send to our troops overseas- We ship monthly to our solider’s. Email Racheal Brennan for how you can help or call us 757-813-7891
MS Society – Owner, Laura Thomas was diagnosed with MS in January of 2009, what was once a walk to help has now become a part of Laura’s Life- literally:-) Go here to support! MS WALK RACHEAL for mom and others.
You have a choice in Bath and Spa Products
We know that you have a choice in where you buy your bath and spa products – we want to provide you with a guilt free, charitable option that you can be proud of and tell your friends about. Help us to make a difference by donating to a charity while you get your all natural, bath, spa, and beauty products from us!
Our kids are growing up faster and have longer working years ahead of them than ever before – show your teenager how to naturally take care of their skin as well as relieve stress. After all, they will need this skill and this is advice that will be used on a daily basis (unlike some of your other advice)!
Sometimes, as adults, we forget how very stressful being a teenager can be. Hormones are all over the place, large decisions about where their life will head are coming up quickly and self-confidence is almost always an issue. Help your teen to be self assured, confident, and ready to face the changes and challenges that God has in store for them by teaching them how to relieve stress and protect their skin in a natural, healthy way.
It is imperative in the stressful, busy world we have brought our children into, that they learn how to relax and let stressful emotions go on a daily basis. Our Sweet Dreams scent can be found in several different product types (body wash, bath tea, aromatherapy oils, etc.) and will help your teen to relax, sleep well, and be ready for another day in their busy life.
Natural Skin Care
Nothing seems more important when you are a teenager than your appearance. If your teen suffers from lack of confidence in their skin appearance, it may be the kind of body wash or face wash that is being applied. See this video on the difference that a natural body wash makes versus a leading competitor’s body wash.
If you have a specific situation, and would like to discuss how our natural products could be used or applied to help, please contact us at (757) 788-8157 or by email.
Our all natural, moisturizing body washes will replenish your skin, while cleaning. This specially formulated body wash is made to work in the bath or in the shower so you can enjoy the all natural benefits of your favorite Castle Baths aroma wherever you choose.
Castle Baths Body Wash Ingredients are All Natural
We believe in pampering yourself with all natural ingredients that were created specifically to help you relax, sleep, restore, energize, regain your passion for life and love, as well as to help you to reconnect with the all powerful. Our products have a purpose and are created with thought and love just for you. We know you will love your body wash and use it regularly to address a need you have. Share your stories with us, on our Facebook Page, we love hearing how our all natural products fit into your life.
I love pointing out new ways you can use the products in your beauty regimen! For example:
It’s one of those mornings.
You are running late, and you are in a hurry. You are trying to get ready for work and the kids are running wild. There’s breakfast to be made and your half dressed 6 year old runs past you with her pants on her head. You have a hectic, wonderful life, you smile to yourself. Until you see your hair in the mirror! Oh!
You reach for your mousse, but it isn’t in its usual place. You know exactly where to look – your 14 year old daughter is always ‘borrowing’ it. Yep – there she is, running it through her hair. “Honey, can I have my mousse, please?” you say with an eyebrow raised. She gives you that – ‘You are SO uncool’ look and hands you the empty bottle – “Looks like you’re out, Mom.”
Now what? You go back to your bathroom, aware that it is now 15 minutes later than when you should be leaving. You frantically search your beauty products – is there anything you can use instead? Necessity IS the Mother of Invention!
Have you ever found yourself in this position? I think we all have! You would be amazed at some of the things you can do with rice bran oil – specifically, you can use it in place of hair gel or mousse. Just take a teaspoon or less – rub into your hands and work through your hair. This will feed the hair – keep spilt ends at bay and leave you with a shine – without the oil!
There when you need it, rice bran oil can save the day (or at least your hair day)!
Tell Me More!
Curious about what else rice bran oil can be used for? Well, I was too!! I researched some more, so if you are into this kind of amazing natural product information, then read on!
Perhaps you have used rice bran oilwhile cooking in your kitchen, or as an alternative to olive oil on your salad? (If not, you should try it!)
Rice bran oil is an amazing product that has benefits most other edible oils can’t match. It has become a preferred method of cooking in Japan due to it’s ability to withstand high cooking temperatures without smoke and since rice bran oil has less flavor than peanut and sesame oils, it is the perfect application for unadulterated food preparation (source).
Rice bran oil has incredible health benefits, when ingested. The cold press method of producing rice bran oil only serves to compound it’s benefits, including the concentrations of Vitamins (especially Vitamin B), but it is also a natural source of anti-oxidants (source). Studies have proven that it can be used to reduce cholesterol, increase cardiovascular health, and even fight tumor growth (source). We don’t pay lip service, so check out our sources! We know it sounds too good to be true, but this is no snake oil.
Rice bran oil’s uses just keep coming! Cosmetic uses include: natural moisturizing ability, rapid absorption into skin, anti-aging properties, reduction of inflammation, and UV protection that is superior to other natural and chemical sunscreens (source).
Rice bran oil is truly a diamond in the rough – its varied uses make it a treasure trove of health and beauty benefits – and you can get some here! We use this incredible ingredient in sea salt scrubs, several of our natural soaps, and in a special pure oil form for skin. Don’t miss out on this incredible product!
Winters are not always dry, especially when you have nourishing and skin moisturizing spa products from Castle Baths. The skin revitalizing body moisturizers at the bath products store are enriched with natural ingredients to let your skin breathe, keeping it soft and silky smooth.
The Green Tea Body Butter from Castle Baths is completely free from chemicals and synthetic products. The natural ingredients of the spa product like green tea, organic shea butter, certified cocoa butter, mango etc. make the body moisturizer a great solution for wintry dry skin. The Green Tea Body Butter is all natural and offers a great massage. Pamper your skin while enjoying a great television show at home or lounging around. Give your dry skin a moisturizing and skin energizing massage with the Green Tea body butter enriched with beautiful skin care ingredients and organic elements.
If there’s ever a time when you have to really up your skin caring routine then it’s the winters and spa products from Castle Baths will have you covered for the chills. Body butters and creams offer a silk like softness and moisturize the scaly and dehydrated skin.
Like all other spa products at Castle Baths, the body butters are handmade too and hence are extra special.
Castle Baths Body Butters – Good Bye Dry Skin
The body butters and nourishing moisturizers at the spa products store are great for extra sensitive and intensively dry body parts like elbows, knees, facial skin and also hands. The body product works really well for dehydrated and lifeless skin. Don’t let your skin feel sad and don’t let it feel low either! Treat your skin to the hydrating body butters from Castle Baths Spa Products store.
Summers do not only inspire spa visits but nuptials too. Come summers and it’s the wedding scent swooning everyone, everywhere. And no summer wedding, pre-bridal or bridal preparation can be without spa products. So have you checked them in your bridal diary?
Also before the grooms frown, since brides seem to dominate everything (even this post too) when it comes to wedding & all things related to it; let us give them a piece of info that will cheer them– Natural and handmade spa products can be used by either sexes.
Getting back to the bridal diary and the spa products; Castle Baths Spa Products has some great use-and-bloom spa bath suggestions! Read on.
The foremost are the Dead Sea bath products – Well the Dead Sea isn’t that dead! It’s minerals have rejuvenating and skin replenishing qualities and the bath and spa products derived from Dead Sea mineral salts cannot be missed if looking perfect is your aim. From Dead Sea salt scrubs to mud packs, bath salts and even Dead Sea bath salts – Castle Baths Spa Products’ Dead Sea products collection has everything to make you sparkle down and even past the aisle.
Bath Teas – Milk, Herbal & of course green! Bath Teas make great bath soaks. Which you would be needing during your hard-pressed typical bridal schedule! Bath teas collected at Castle Baths are enriched with sweet and purifying scents, essential oils which when touch skin create mush love!
Spa Face Treatments – Now we all know whose face would everyone be looking at – yours! So don’t take a chance, use natural spa face treatments from Castle Baths Spa Products. These include facial foaming exfoliator, mud masks, cleanser creams, natural facial soaps and so much more!
Body Mists Sprays – Body mists and sprays will be perfect to ward off that one particular blot on summers called ‘sweat’ and keep you smelling as fresh as the spring! And these body mists are not only refreshing and aromatic but restore the glow and freshness of the skin. Body mists sprays are enriched with vegetable based glycerin. So spray on to keep on smelling and looking sweet.
Another very important thing! These spa products are not just for that special time but should be used even after the wedding. You don’t want to let the sparkle or glow whisk away, right? So for all your pre, post and during bath body care, get spa products!
Earth day is here and if the eco-excitement still hasn’t rubbed off on you, then let Castle Baths be the initiator. All natural, fresh and handmade, spa products from Castle Baths are what you known as your eco-friendly or green products. The green day is here so make sure you go the green way too and what is better than changing our lives a little with Castle Baths spa products!
Now Rome wasn’t built in one day and so wasn’t our Earth and a change of heart for only a day will not be fruitful enough. Inspiring everyone to adopt the green way of life, Castle Baths is even offering 15-30% discount on selected spa products – Dead Sea winter baskets and Lavender Vanilla spa gift basket, Bamboo Green Tea Foaming Exfoliator and Spa Dead Sea Mud Facial cleanser cream.
Castle Baths has done it’s bit in going green – we have been certified by Green America Association and have even obtained the Leaping Bunny Seal! All spa and bath products from Castle Baths are green and have never been tested on animals. They are handmade daily and are as fresh as the morning dew! Know more at: http://www.castlebaths.com/about.html
The Color of Castle Baths Care is Green
So splash some on you and celebrate Earth Day going all natural. Small changes today will make a big difference tomorrow. Start your greenathon with Castle Baths spa products and we will make sure that there’s no end to it. From natural soaps to decorative bath soaps, body lotions, body scrubs, Dead Sea products, spa salts, spa soaks, blends, fragrant spa products, essential oils, rejuvenating blends, massage oils, bath teas and much more!
Bath and spa products for dogs and cats are available too!
For a better tomorrow, it is important to choose a better today and Castle Baths spa products offers you not just better but a closer to best natural spa and bath products. Take a stand for the Earth now – Not as a pay back but an act of choice!