Manufacturers of cosmetics containing synthetic ingredients who sell internationally beware! The European Union’s Cosmetics Regulation, which was passed in 2009 to replace the Cosmetics Directive of 1976, took full effect on July 11. The EU’s new rules and regulations are designed to better enforce existing protections for the health and safety of consumers, and mandates the following for manufacturers:
Manufacturers of cosmetics formulated with synthetic ingredients and/or “cosmeceuticals” with active and inactive ingredients must now include specific reasons why a particular ingredient is or is not safe for all users in its material safety data sheet (MSDS.) Prior to the passing of the 2009 regulation, manufacturers were simply required to have an MSDS, but broad discretion was allowed in the format and content of such a sheet.
With regards to labeling, prior to the passage of the 2009 regulation, labels needed only to include contact info for a product’s manufacturer, and include some type of statement detailing the product’s shelf life. Now, the new laws require manufacturers not only to disclose their corporate contact info, but also contact info for whomever is responsible for compliance with health and safety laws. Additionally, products containing nano ingredients must must be labeled as such.
The new law has also streamlined the process for reporting any potentially harmful ingredients to the various EU member countries by routing the process through the Cosmetic Products Notification Portal, which allows poison control centers within the European Union to retrieve the information within seconds. Manufacturers are also now required to inform authorities of any potentially harmful ingredients their products contain.
How does Castle Baths measure up?
Even if the U.S. were to adopt the EU’s new cosmetics regulations, Castle Baths would have nothing to worry about. With regards to our labeling, our company contact information is on every label, and the contact information for our headquarters and the person responsible for ensuring health and safety compliance are one in the same. Consumers can also find our website address on every label, and can contact Castle Baths’ founder and chief product formulator, Laura Thomas, from there.
Bottom line, products are safe, natural, and in good shape to meet the EU’s new rules and regulations. It’s the manufacturers of synthetic, chemical-based products who should be worried.
Why does Castle Baths care about European Union laws?
The European Union typically maintains stricter regulation on cosmetics than the United States, which is why we use EU rules as our guidelines even though we are based in the U.S. If our products can withstand the health and safety laws imposed throughout the European Union, they should be more than ready to hold up to U.S. regulatory bodies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA.)
Even more importantly, we as a company have always been about using ingredients that are good for people, not just good for business. We genuinely care about you and the planet, so we always strive to bring our customers the best in natural skin care.
European Union’s Cosmetics Regulation Now in Full Effect: What this means for Castle Baths was last modified: July 18th, 2013 by admin
Does your pet go everywhere with you? Or maybe they are show pets?
My gift, Anna, was sent to me by God, and it is in His name (and Anna’s) that I created Anna’s Natural Pet Product Line. Anna is one-of-a-kind; she is the very first blue eyed bicolor Persian in the world. She deserved the best, and so I created the all natural, completely vegan pet line named after her.
Is this your pet or your friend and a gift from God?
My Anna is not just a pet – she is so much more. Those of us who love our pets deeply, as family members even, understand when others go out of their way to pamper their pets and give them the best that we can provide. In that effort, I came across these beautiful bedding pillows that not only look gorgeous, but also keep your pets’ long hair from breaking! They are great to use at home or while traveling and even help to reduce shedding – so less hair to clean up.
Ivory- Satin Hydration Travel Pillow Bed Cover
Use the extraordinary Satin Hydration Travel Case where ever you go; it works wonderfully as a bed while traveling and at shows! Campaigners, Show Championship and Granding Exhibitors- this ivory satin hydration travel pillow bed cover bedding is a must!
Measures: 19 ¾ x 14”
Open slit for easy pillow insertion
Kissed with our signature satin bow detailing:-)
Black- Satin Hydration Pet Travel Pillow Bed Cover
If you are showing or traveling with a long hair animal- most likely you do not want the coat to break! Regular bedding (especially cotton) pulls, breaks and thins your coat- satin does not. Use this black satin hydration pet travel pillow bed cover bedding at home or while traveling- great for both cats and small dogs.
Body Butter is an all natural, Vitamin A rich, skin moisturizer. It is generally made with different butter types; including, Shea, Cocoa, and Mango butter. Sometimes other natural oils, such as coconut, are also included to lock in the deep moisturizing benefits.
How is it different from Lotion?
Body butter is thicker than most lotions and is used for more severe cases of dry, sun damaged, or wind chapped skin. Lotion is a thinner mixture, made of oil and water, used mostly to moisturize the skin on a daily basis rather than for a specific skin problem.
Castle Baths Body Butter Variety
We have four body butter choices for you to choose from. They are each made with Natural Mango Butter, Certified Organic Shea Butter and Certified Organic and Certified Fair Trade Cocoa Butter for intense moisture. As always, these Castle Baths products are chemical free with no preservatives added.
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.
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!
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
Aids with sun damaged skin
Leaves skin soft, moisturized, and refreshed
3 All Natural Soaps for Less
Don’t forget, you can get all 3 of these bar soaps on sale, now!
Tre’Yours Natural Soap Trio Can be Yours! was last modified: August 29th, 2013 by admin
Often, we find ourselves pulled into thinking about the negative things that may be happening in our lives or those of the people around us. We all hear the stories on the news about earthly disasters, human suffering, and the generally murky outlook of the economy; these things can permeate our minds, bodies, and souls, if we let them. God’s light shines in each of us and we may not always understand why the events in our lives happen, but we certainly know He does. Let’s consciously refocus our energy and our thoughts on the good things happening around us – the things we see God in, or the people who give us, and others, hope.
Love thy neighbor as thyself (Roman 13:9)
This week, order something special for that person in your life who always knows what to say to make you feel better. The one you can call in the middle of the night, crying, who will answer and talk you through the anger, frustration, or sadness that recent events may have put you through. Take the time, today, to really reach out to them and give them back some of the peace that you have found through your friendship.
This basket was created specifically for these special angels in our lives who help us remember that God has a plan for us and we must have faith in Him. We have included everything your friend will need to pamper themselves.
We can all use a reminder of God’s love for us when things are down. So go ahead, send your friendly angel a special pampering gift to show your thanks – and do what you can to be that same light in another’s life.
Time to Give Thanks to Those We Call Friends was last modified: June 8th, 2012 by admin
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!
Natural Organic Spa and Bath Products with a Christian Foundation was last modified: August 13th, 2013 by admin
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 ( 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 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.
Start Your Teen off Naturally Stress Free was last modified: June 9th, 2015 by admin
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.
Get Your Mother’s Day Gift Basket Now – Time is Running Out was last modified: August 13th, 2013 by admin