If you’re interested in aromatherapy, you likely already know that long before the days of mass-marketed pharmaceuticals, essential oils played a vital role not only in the fragrance industry, but also in healing – as they were used as natural, herbal remedies for many common ailments. A fact of which you may not yet be aware, however, is that almost all of the folk traditions surrounding the use of essential oils for healing purposes have scientific evidence to support their herbal claims.
In fact, many essential oils serve as the active ingredient (under a different name) in many over-the-counter and prescription medications. For example, the essential oil of peppermint is used in the prescription digestive aid Colperin, and many other drugs intended to treat indigestion (ever wonder why Peptol Bismol tastes minty?)
Though industry regulation prohibits anyone from claiming that essential oils can cure, prevent, or treat any injury or illness completely, there are many oils in addition to peppermint oil that have been shown to have beneficial effects on the human mind and body when applied topically or through steam inhalation. If you are interested in experimenting with essential oils for folk remedies, this chart of common essential oils for folk medicine should help you decide which ones you may wish to try.
One of the many reasons so many essential oils have been shown to be beneficial to health is that nearly all of them have disinfectant properties. So the next time you want to eliminate a foul-smelling odor from your home, instead of reaching for that aerosol can of chemical-based air freshener, you may wish to try making your own natural spray with one or more of these disinfecting essential oils.
Essential oils also make great natural skin care solutions. When used topically, they can help normalize troubled skin, help reduce the appearance of cellulite or wrinkles, and give your skin a golden glow unmatched by any synthetic body moisturizer. Additionally, essential oils will not linger in your skin’s deep layers and/or clog your pores as synthetic cosmetics so often do (and if they do remain in your system to some degree after accomplishing their aromatherapy purpose, there’s no harm to you, as they are infusing your body with natural vitamins and moisture – not chemicals.)
If you are interested in learning more about the healing powers of essential oils, consider scheduling an aromatherapy massage with a local aromatherapist. Not only will it feel great, but it will give you the opportunity to discuss your aromatherapy goals with a professional and discover which oils you should try using at home. Who knows? He or she may even recommend you purchase your essential oils from Castle Baths!
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.
Are you having a difficult time finding that ‘just right’ gift – we have the perfect choice!
For the woman who has everything – give the gift of beauty and pampering – a Castle Baths Spa Gift Basket. There are several options for which scent and mood your Mom may like best. We have our classic Jubilee scent for an energizing and revitalizing spa experience, our Sweet Dreams with lavender and vanilla will have her worries washing away down the drain.
Husbands, we have the perfect gift from you to your wife and the mother of your children – the Love and Passion gift basket may start you on making her a mother once more. After a Happy Mother’s Day dinner, this basket can become an entire night of romance; a warm, relaxing bath soak in Passion Bath Tea, then after the kids are in bed, by silver candle light, you can use the Passion Massage Oil to get her in the mood.
Make this Mother’s Day Memorable with a Gift Basket from Castle Baths.
I have had several clients tell me about their disappointing experiences with aromatherapy. There is nothing as bad as thinking you are going to be relaxed or rejuvenated and ending up with a headache, a rash, getting nauseous, or feeling like you can’t breathe through the experience.
The reason most people have this reaction to their Aromatherapy experience is due to the kinds of oil that are being used to create the aroma. This can be rectified and there is hope that you can have a relaxing and enjoyable aromatherapy experience.
What makes Castle Baths Aromatherapy Better?
Our oils! Our scents are created specially for the mood you desire and nothing is added that is not a natural ingredient.
How are Essential Oils different than Fragrance Oils?
We use only all natural ingredients and we do NOT use fragrance oils – we use Pure Essential Oils which reduce the risks that you will have a bad reaction.
What Aromas can I choose from?
We have several different scents you can choose from:
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.
Most of us do lead busy lives. We juggle full time (or more) careers, kids, friends, and family duties on a daily basis. Even our vacations are often packed full of events, sightseeing, or going somewhere. We have given rise to the idea that we now need a vacation from our vacations!
Do Your Feet Hurt at the End of the Day?
Our feet feel the brunt of our daily grind, as we rely on them to always be ready. We race around on high heels (which our feet probably consider torture devices), dashing to meetings, driving the carpool, being the soccer mom. Our poor feet are left to pay the price. So why not give them some time off? A nice relaxing foot soak in a bucket (if you don’t have time for a nice long bath), can go a long way to repairing the strain and stress of carrying you faithfully through each of your daily activities.
Maybe it was a long week, or maybe a long night last night – or maybe you just know that today is going to be a long one and you would like to make it through without tapping out all of your reserve energy?
Life can be exhausting, these days, Americans work more hours and take fewer vacations than any other country! We work hard and we play hard – so when do you get to relax? How do you keep that energy reserve full?
Well, we were wondering that ourselves. So we researched and found the specific aromas that make us feel more energized and are proven to boost mental focus as well as revitalize, renew, and reinvigorate! This led us to create our Energy Blend line of ingredients. These are specifically formulated lotions, oils, bath teas and salts, soaks, and soaps that can replenish your dwindling supply of energy on any given day.
It is said that our eyes are the window to our souls; I beg to differ. I believe that privilege falls to the nose. There are many things we still don’t fully understand about the human brain, but it is obvious that a smell can take you back in time. Perhaps a specific smell reminds you of your mother, or your father, a past lover or friend. The aroma of several flowers and fruits often provide other benefits, such as feeling more awake and full of energy, or helping you to relax and sleep through the night. It is this idea that has led us to customize several aromatherapy blends, called our CB-Classics, just for you.
Our Sweet Communion blend is about relaxation and balance; with calming lavender, and the sweet scent of woodsy balsam to help you unwind.
Our Sweet Dreams blend is specially blended for the deep, relaxing sleep that you need; with calming lavender and vanilla to sweep you off into slumber land.
Our Passion blend is formulated for indulgence, with lavender, sandalwood and a hint of rose to get your romance started off right.
Our Bathsheba blend is meant to highlight your allure with the aroma of rosewood and rose to bring him back to your arms.
Our Jubilee blend is for rejuvenation, with the aroma of bergamot and sweet grapefruit, you will be ready for whatever the day has to offer.
Our Restoration blend is made to restore your creative and womanly pursuits, with a rosy herbaceous blend of aromas to get you back to your usual self.
Our Prayer blend is about regaining your connection with God through lavender, bergamot, grapefruit, orange, and sunflower scents.
No matter your mood, we have a natural, aromatic option to help you be more yourself. Don’t hesitate – order your CB Classic Aromatherapy today!
Our Bathsheba all natural Foot Bath Salts have a foot-drenching infusion that will cool and relieve your swollen, weary feet, while helping to reduce pain and inflammation, and melt away tension.
Sweet Communion Mineral Foot Bath Salts are ideal for soaking tired, sore feet. Restful feet are happy feet! This wonderful product has similar properties to the Bathsheba, but also moisturizes and detoxifies your feet.
Jubilee Mineral Foot Bath Salts will help to energize your feet and put the bounce back in your step! This product is ideal for itchy, dry feet, and even Athletes Foot. They will reduce redness and irritation of the bridge, heel, and toe joint areas, reduce soreness, and feed your skin with nutrients and minerals.
Sweet as candy, leaving your feet even sweeter…yet adding no calories to your diet! Our Castle Baths Spearmint Foot Scrub Candy is perfect for scrubbing, exfoliating, and moisturizing all in one. These little candies are very helpful for softening your heels, and are deliciously scented with Spearmint Essential Oil for a little aromatherapy while you soak.