Whole Heap a Tea Tree Oil Soap – Try some today!

Troubled by acne, skin bumps, eczema, athlete’s foot, dandruff, bug bites (like mosquitoes or those pesky sand flies, a.k.a. “no-see-ums”)?? Why not give our Whole Heap a Tea Tree Oil soap a try? You’ll be glad you did!

Tea Tree essential oil is an amazing oil that comes from the Malaleuca alternifolia, the Tea Tree, a small tree native to Australia. The oil is distilled from its leaves. It has remarkable antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiseptic, antimicrobial and fungicidal properties, making it an excellent natural treatment for acne, skin bumps, bug bites, cuts, fungus, athlete’s foot, ringworm, and much more. When used as a shampoo bar, it can also help keep away head lice and may reduce dandruff. It has been used by aboriginal natives for centuries to cure nearly every skin ailment you can imagine. Wow! What a fantastic oil!

Yes, tea tree oil has a rather strong & spicy scent that people either love or hate. So we add Cajeput essential oil (from another Australian tree) to make the aroma a bit more woodsy. In the same family as the tea tree, Cajeput also adds antiseptic and antibacterial properties. When I’m in Jamaica, tea tree oil has been the ONLY product I’ve found that calms the itching & burning of my sand fly bites, so I can easily overlook the scent! Anyway, the aroma does dissipate quickly but I’ve actually grown to love it for the fabulous things it does for my skin!

Used externally (such as in soap), tea tree oil can benefit your skin in so many wonderful ways:

  • helps eliminate some of the ugliest bacterial infections and combats body odor (anti-bacterial)
  • protects wounds, boils, sores, cuts, insect bites/stings, & acne from infection; helps heal quickly; reduces itching; diminishes scar marks (antiseptic, cicatrisant)
  • kills & keeps away insects like mosquitoes, sand flies, fleas, lice, etc. and certain microbes & parasites responsible for tropical fevers, malaria etc. (anti-microbial and insecticidal)
  • help combat viral infections like common cold, influenza, mumps, measles, etc.; removes toxins, moistens skin, opens pores & keeps the body cool (anti-viral)
  • inhibits fungus & may help heal psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema, ringworm & athlete’s foot (fungicidal)
  • helps remedy dandruff & scalp problems when used on the hair
  • helps relieve pain from arthritis & rheumatism when massaged into skin

:w00t: :silly: It’s hard to find anything better than tea tree oil, direct from Mother Nature!

Our Whole Heap a Tea Tree Oil soap is made with a combination of all-natural olive, coconut, palm, sunflower and soy oils, along with wonderful shea butter, which attracts and holds moisture close to your skin, making it fantastic for people with dry or sensitive skin. It can be used as shampoo, face wash, hand and body soap, laundry soap and shaving lather. Be good to your skin – try some today!

Order full-size bars (US$4.25) here or half-size (guest) bars (US $2.75) here. And you might like to try our Bath Fountain Spa Eucalyptus, Hemp & Tea Tree bars if you love the added aroma of eucalyptus as much as we do!

date27 Jan

YES, we are currently manufacturing our delightful Blue Mountain Soapworks natural handcrafted soaps in Long Bay, Portland, Jamaica, and they are all available here on the website and ready to ship to you! Take a look around – maybe you’ll find something you just can’t live without!

Our “real” shop in Long Bay, however, will not be ready to open to the general public until early this year (2011), but here’s a new photo of the shop with custom artwork by Portland artist, Art Katapul!! Doesn’t it look great?!

We hosted our 1st Annual Holiday Craft Fair at the shop on December 18th and are now setting up the large space to make it inviting for visitors. We’ll let you know very soon about the Grand Opening,

date13 Jan

Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, was renowned for being the most beautiful woman who walked those desert lands. Her secret? She soaked in baths of fresh goat milk! The baths made her skin beautiful and radiant. And, centuries later, dermatologists discovered that Cleopatra was right, because goat milk is loaded with alpha-hydroxy and caprylic acids – natural materials that slough off dead skin cells leaving smooth new cells. Goat milk can cleanse and moisturize your skin down to its deepest layers!

:wub: Try our goat milk soaps on your skin & hair and you’ll discover:

  • a natural moisturizer and skin rejuvenator; lipoproteins absorb easily into our skin to seal in moisture and prevent dryness, cracking & premature aging;
  • caprylic, capric, and caproic acids in goat milk soap work together to maintain the perfect pH for human skin and hair. The skin’s “acid mantle” is a thin, oily, slightly acidic film that sits on top of the outermost layer of our skin and fights off harmful bacteria & viruses. These harmful invaders are alkaline, but goat milk neutralizes them to reduce the attacks that lead to acne, infection and irritation;
  • many nourishing vitamins (A, B6, B12, D), minerals (calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus) & proteins containing all the known and essential amino acids;
  • healing properties for skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and acne, and general relief for itchy skin;
  • great for your face as well as your whole body. You may be able to reduce the need for lotions and creams;
  • soothes bug bites. Apply a lather of the soap to the bite and let it sit for a bit before rinsing.

date10 Jan

:wub: :wub: Love is in the air!! :wub: :wub:

February 14th is Valentine’s Day & it’s coming fast! It’s all about giving something sweet and romantic. Surprise your “special someone” with one of our wonderful natural soaps, lotions or luxurious bath salts handcrafted in Jamaica – they make the most DIVINE scented gifts for Valentine’s Day!

Our soaps are much less expensive than flowers (but smell just as sweet!) and far less fattening than candy (although they smell delicious!). They’re loved & enjoyed by both men and women. And kids love them too! Wouldn’t a little gift bag of our soaps make your “little Valentine” happy too??

For the gals, try romantic fragrances like Cherry Almond Kisses, Luscious Lavender, Jamaican Roses or Vivine’s Vibrant Vanilla. For the guys, try sexy masculine scents like Hector’s River Bay Rum, Mountain Mystic or Reach Falls Spicy Citrus Cedar Sage. Don’t stop there! We have about 30 scented and unscented soaps to choose from. And don’t miss our new Fairy Hill Chocolate Decadence Soap which arrived just in time for Valentine’s Day! Check our complete list and find something to please your sweetie!

Order online or come in to the shop starting February 7th to meet us and choose your gift in person. We’ll wrap your selection in your choice of a red, white or hot pink organza bag with some extra coordinating organza ribbon – so pretty & ready for giving! Of course, you may also like one of our gift bags or baskets which are always available. Simply place your order and include a message/note to let us know you want a Valentine’s Day wrap. Easy as pie!

date4 Jan