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How to contact Castle Baths

September 6th, 2014

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We love hearing from our customers! If you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

There are many ways you can engage with Castle Baths online. Feel free to talk to us on our various social media accounts (we even offer live chat customer service on Facebook.)

Some things you can do that are exceptionally helpful for us to better understand your needs and improve our service towards you and our other customers include:

  • Writing a review (we get plenty of raving reviews via telephone but if you use the “write a review” feature on our site for the product(s) you ordered, then everyone can see it too! Plus, we occasionally offer special deals and discounts to customers who review our products.
  • Liking, sharing, and commenting on our content via social media (if you love our products, please tell the world! If you have a question or concern, start a conversation with us and others online.)

We hope to hear from you soon!

 

Coffee Butter for skin care: unique natural coffee spa products

September 2nd, 2014

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Fresh coffee isn’t just a great way to wake yourself up in the morning; it’s also a great skin care ingredient – specifically coffee butter.

Coffee butter, derived from the cold-pressed oil of roasted coffee beans, is light, smooth, silky, and retains coffee’s high concentrations of caffeine, which is one of the main reasons why coffee butter makes such a great skin care ingredient.

Wrinkles and other signs of aging come from skin that has become worn out and loose. Caffeine helps keep your skin tight and firm, which is why people who use skin care products made with coffee butter tend to look and feel younger.

In addition to its caffeine content, coffee butter also retains coffee’s naturally high concentrations of antioxidant vitamins, which neutralize damaging free radicals that can also contribute to the physical signs of aging.

tre'yours coffee cocoa scrubTo experience the skin care benefits of coffee butter for yourself, try this Exotic Earth Coffee Soap and/or this luxurious Tre’Yours Coffee Cocoa Body Scrub.

You may also want to check out these other spa and bath products made with coffee.

To learn more about the many benefits of coffee butter and other coffee derivatives for skin care, check out this article on how coffee butter can retain your youth.

How to select the best moisturizer for your dry skin

August 29th, 2014

There are plenty of body moisturizers that claim to be the best solution for keeping your skin hydrated. So how do you choose the correct one? This how-to guide will walk you through the steps you should take when evaluating whether a moisturizer is right for your specific skin needs.

massage oilsKnow the cause of your dry skin

Dry skin can have many different causes. Knowing the cause of your dry skin is the first step in choosing the right moisturizer for your face and body. Dry skin and dehydrated skin, while often treated as a single skin type, actually have two different causes. Dry skin refers to skin that lacks the ability to produce sufficient natural oil; dehydrated skin refers to skin that lacks sufficient water.

Chronically dry skin tends to be either genetic or the a side effect of mature/aged skin. If your skin cannot retain sufficient natural oil to keep itself hydrated, you’re going to want to use an oil-based moisturizer such as a body butter, massage oil, or body oil.

Dehydrated skin tends to be temporary, and can occur as a result of exposure to cold temperatures (winter dry skin), exposure to warm temperatures (heated indoor air, sunlight, etc.) or the use of certain chemicals with skin-drying effects such as alcohol. If you have dehydrated skin, you’re probably better off with a water-based moisturizer like a body mist, or a moisturizer that is both water-based and oil-based like a body lotion mist or hand and body lotion.

Consider your environment

If you’re planning on spending time outdoors, it’s a good idea to use a moisturizer that will keep your skin hydrated all day, so you don’t have to constantly re-apply. It’s also a good idea to look for a moisturizer with mild UV protective properties like this hazelnut oil moisturizer.

If you’re in or plan to be in a humid environment, using a body mist or other moisturizer made with natural glycerin will help your skin absorb the moisture surrounding you and keep itself hydrated. This includes your bathroom after bathing or showering.

body oilsConsider the existing damage to your skin

If you’ve already sustained some type of damage to your skin like a sunburn, or if you suffer from skin conditions like rosacea or psoriasis, you should take these conditions into account when choosing a moisturizer. Pure natural glycerin, aloe vera juice, and aloe body butter are all excellent soothing moisturizers for sunburned skin.

Emu Oil and Evening Primrose Oil are both great skin care ingredients to look for if you have eczema, psoriasis, or any other aches and pains, as both contain natural pain relieving nutrients.

Click here for even more information on how to identify the best body moisturizer for your dry skin.

 

New product catalogs from Castle Baths!

August 29th, 2014

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If you haven’t been to our catalog page recently, you may want to check it out. In addition to our updated and improved Classics line catalog, we’re now offering catalogs for our Exotic Earth and Tre’Yours lines, as well as a wholesale catalog and welcome kit for anyone interested in reselling our products.

Why download one of our catalogs?

Wondering why we bother offering downloadable PDF product catalogs when all of our products are available for purchase online? Here are a few reasons you may want to download one of our catalogs:

  • You can see and compare all of our products scented in a particular aromatherapy blend (ex: all jubilee products or all Bathsheba products) on a single page.
  • They give you something you can print out and take with you wherever you go, so you can tell all your friends and family about your favorite spa and bath products!
  • If you’re a wholesaler or have interest in becoming one, these catalogs give you something you can give out to your customers so they can see the complete product lines.

All of our PDF product catalogs are interactive so you can use them to order products just like you would use our website. Just click on the product you want and you will be redirected to that product’s page on our website, where you can purchase it.

Plus, these product catalogs don’t just sell; they educate – making it quick and easy to compare the skin care and aromatherapy benefits of each!

Castle Baths’ Skin Care Article Directory: your personal skin care encyclopedia

August 25th, 2014

Find the answers to your skin care questions in these original skin care articles!

Would you like to learn which of our body moisturizers is best for the various causes of dry skin? Or which natural ingredients work best for sunburned and sun-damaged skin? Do you find yourself wishing there was a skin care encyclopedia that could help you sift through all the conflicting information on the Internet regarding spa and bath products?

We have a surprise for you. Such an encyclopedia does exist. It’s not complete by any means, and we’re always adding new articles to it as we write them, but we’ve compiled this skin care article directory, which features numerous skin care articles on natural spa and bath solutions for a variety of skin maladies.

Here at Castle Baths, we believe in educating our customers, rather than just selling. We aren’t the type of people who will just sell you something and then walk away not caring how you use it. We actually care about your skin care needs and want to help you make sure you choose the right products for your skin.

We also have written several articles about the ingredients we use, and how each can benefit your skin.

If you know of a skin care issue or topic that we haven’t already written about and you would like to see an article on it added to our directory, please let us know! Likewise, if you know of a skin care article published elsewhere that you would like us to review and possibly link to, please feel free to send us the link. Our skin care article directory is in a constant state of growth!

Have a website? Become a Castle Baths Affiliate

August 21st, 2014

castle baths affiliatesDo you have a blog or website related to the beauty, animal care, retail, or event planning industries that you would like to make more profitable? Becoming a Castle Baths affiliate may be the solution you’ve been looking for.

Our affiliate program works through Share-A-Sale, a widely known and trusted online advertising host, and allows you to place our banner ads or text-based ads on your site and earn commissions on any resulting sales.

How is being an affiliate different from being a wholesaler?

Affiliates sell our products online via advertisements; wholesalers purchase our physical products in bulk at a discounted price and resell them in their stores or offices. To be an affiliate, all you need is a website with a decent following. To be a wholesaler, you need to have a physical store or office.

You can learn more about our wholesale program on our wholesale page, but for the purpose of this blog, we’ll be focusing on our affiliate program.

What types of affiliates are you looking for?

You can see examples of how professional bloggers, health and beauty professionals, animal care professionals, retailers, and event planning professionals can benefit from becoming Castle Baths affiliates on our affiliate examples page. Some of the types of people we’re looking for include:

  • Bloggers
  • Dermatologists
  • Estheticians/cosmetologists
  • Spa/salon owners
  • Massage therapists
  • Online retailers
  • Veterinarians
  • Pet groomers
  • Breeders
  • Wedding planners
  • Event planners
  • And many others!

What types of products can I advertise?

Banner and text ads featuring our Classics aromatherapy line, Exotic Earth spa and bath line, Tre’Yours anti-aging line, and Anna Designer Pet grooming line, as well as our spa gift baskets are all available to you through our affiliate program. It is up to you to choose which line(s) suit your blog or website best. You can learn more about the options available to you as an affiliate on our affiliate FAQ page.

How do I get started?

To get started as a Castle Baths affiliate, we recommend you first read our tips for using Share-A-Sale effectively, as this will familiarize you with the Share-A-Sale content management system interface. Once you decide you are ready to sign up, you can proceed to our affiliate signup page, which will walk you through the signup process step-by-step.

 

 

Do I need gluten free beauty products?

August 18th, 2014

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It seems like almost everybody is trying to go gluten free these days. Five years ago few people aside from nutrition experts and those actually diagnosed with a gluten intolerance knew much about gluten, or how it affected the human body. Now, consumer awareness of celiac disease and other gluten intolerances is at an all-time high, and there are more people than ever looking for ways to eliminate gluten from their lives.

Many restaurants and manufacturers of foodstuffs have stepped up their efforts to meet consumer demand for gluten-free products, and according to Mintel blogger Lucy Comford, they aren’t the only industry to do so.  Manufacturers of bath and beauty products are also latching onto the gluten-free trend.

Why be concerned about gluten in your bath and beauty products?

Symptoms of celiac disease and other forms of gluten intolerance are primarily gastro-intestinal (meaning they cause stomach pains), but having a gluten intolerance can also affect your skin.

Having celiac disease or another form of gluten intolerance can put you at an increased risk of developing an outbreak of gluten-related dermatitis, rashes, headaches, or blisters. If you find yourself suffering from problematic skin in addition to the typical stomach pains associated with gluten sensitivities, you may want to look into eliminating gluten from your bath and beauty products in addition to your diet.

Where to find gluten-free bath and beauty products

Many bath and beauty products are already gluten free, but few advertise this fact – leaving it to the consumer (you) to check a product’s ingredients and look for gluten-derivatives.  Though the number of spa and bath companies advertising their gluten-free status is on the rise, it can still be difficult to find gluten-free versions of everything you need to turn your home into your own personal spa.

So, we’ve decided to make it a little easier for you here at Castle Baths. ALL of our products are naturally gluten free. Just look for the gluten free seal in the “additional information” section on our product pages.

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Looking for a gluten-free product you don’t see on our site? Ask us! It wouldn’t be the first time we’ve custom-formulated something to meet a customer’s needs!

Natural vs. Synthetic Spa and Bath Products

August 14th, 2014

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Learn all about Castle Baths’ efforts to spread the word on the benefits of natural spa products.

There are two ways you can shop for spa and bath products. You can go to the nearest store and purchase whichever synthetically formulated products happen to be on sale, or you can try to find a retailer who deals in natural spa and bath products. Going to the nearest store and purchasing whatever happens to be on sale sounds easy enough, so why are so many people just like you opting to shop for natural alternatives these days?

For long-time Castle Baths customer Janet, it was the unpredictability of synthetic products that led her to make the switch.

“The face cream that I used for about 35 years from [a company] had a formula change, the raw materials had changed completely and within 1 week I got the worst case of severe allergic eczema on my face and neck. It burned so badly and peeled even worse so I was desperate to try to find a new face cream but I had no luck. I tried expensive ones from the mall and cheaper, natural ones from the health food stores and they all just made it burn and peel worse. My skin was so dry but if I put any moisturizers on, it just got worse. Until I found the Avocado [Face] Cream from Castle Baths… With no chemicals or alcohol and very few ingredients my skin started healing quickly and stopped burning and peeling almost instantly, the PH seemed perfect and my skin which now looks more moist, fresh and younger says THANK YOU CASTLE BATHS!”  - Janet

Whatever the reason you decide to switch to natural spa and bath products by Castle Baths, chances are once you do, you’ll never want to go back to using synthetics.

Natural, handmade luxury at a comfortable price

We once asked our office staff (many of whom are also loyal Castle Baths customers) if they could summarize what makes Castle Baths stand out in one sentence or phrase. The result we came up with together was, natural, handmade luxury at a comfortable price. We ended up using it as an alternate tag line next to our “Nourish. Indulge. Seduce.”™ because it so accurately describes how we:

  • handmade castle bathsUse only natural, certified organic, and wild-crafted ingredients to formulate our spa and bath products, to include luxury skin care ingredients like Dead Sea Mud and Dead Sea Salt.
  • Make all of our products by hand and hand-package them with the utmost care.
  • Use eco-friendly, cruelty-free business practices.
  • And deliver real aromatherapy benefits by using pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils.

Learn more about Castle Baths and the benefits of using our natural spa and bath products.

 

Free report on how to save your sun-damaged, sensitive skin from aging

August 10th, 2014

sensitive skinIf you were like most teenage and 20-something girls, you probably loved sunbathing at the beach during the summer months and getting that perfect tan while you basked in the warm, salty air without a care in the world.

Perhaps you still enjoy beach outings with your friends and family. But now that you’ve heard the media hype about how too much sun exposure can cause premature or worsening signs of aging, and in extreme cases, even lead to skin cancer, your youthful carefree attitude has been replaced with constant worrying, especially if you’ve already noticed a sunspot or two.

If you’ve been longing for fun in the sun this summer, but have taken to sheltering yourself indoors whenever possible for fear of further exposure to skin-damaging UV rays, you’re probably wondering, “Is there anything I can do to end my exile?” “Is it already too late to save my skin?”

free white paperIt’s not too late! There is a way to save and protect your skin!

… and it doesn’t involve expensive, painful anti-aging spa treatments, or using some concoction of synthetic chemicals that promises to erase all signs of aging from your face, but delivers only burning sensations and redness because your skin is having an allergic reaction to one of its unpronounceable ingredients.

The anti-aging skin care secret we are about to disclose is 100% natural, and  works by infusing your face and body with a unique combination of skin care superfoods – organic and wild-crafted skin care ingredients with intense regenerative abilities.

Intrigued? Find out more about this natural anti-aging secret in our FREE REPORT: Once Upon an Uglier Time.

This free report isn’t like the verbose and overly technical free reports you see advertised on other sites. It reads like a storybook, introducing you to some real people with skin care concerns just like yours (names changed to protect privacy, of course) who found relief after trying a day-cream/night-cream combo made with natural superfoods for skin.

This free report isn’t just for women with sun damage either….

avocado corrective face cream - hemp regenerative creamYou’ll learn how this system of skin care superfoods, applied at the correct times of day, can help you find relief for a variety of skin sensitivities and maladies including:

  • Rosacea
  • Psoriasis
  • Sensitive skin
  • Allergies to certain chemical skin care ingredients (which you can eliminate by using natural products)
  • Avoiding scarring after facial surgery
  • And much more!

Need another reason to download your copy of Once Upon an Uglier Time? How about the fact that we’ll give you a discount on our Tre’Yours Anti-Aging Avocado Corrective Face Cream & Avocado Hemp Regenerative Cream combo as a thank you for downloading our free report.

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Search by skin type, scent, and more at Castle Baths

August 7th, 2014

There’s almost always something new and exciting going on at Castle Baths! We’re continually updating our inventory with new products we’ve formulated based on customer feedback, and offering new sales and promotions.

To see what’s new at Castle Baths, just visit our home page. Here, you’ll find feeds of all our new products, as well as all our products currently on sale, so you never have to browse aimlessly to find what you want.

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Our streamlined search and navigation menus now offer you the ability to search by scent or by skin conditions such as acne, dry skin, or sensitive skin, so you can easily find products that are safe and effective for your specific skin type and skin care needs.

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You’ll also find our popular gift guide for all occasions on our home page, as well as newly launched live chat feature that allows you to chat with one of our experts so you can get your skin care and gift giving experts so you can ask and get answers to your skin care and gift giving questions in real time.

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Come check out our new products and new site features so you can start enjoying better skin today!