Archive for October, 2009

Holiday Gift Giving

October 28, 2009 at 14:36 PM
Posted by RubaDub

large-basket-2With the holidays quickly approaching, it is time to start considering gift giving ideas. While most of us have some insight into the wants and needs of our closest relations, it can be difficult to find something for lesser known acquaintances, such as client or co-workers. Personalized gift baskets are thoughtful presents that are sure to have something that everyone will love.

You can find a variety of broadly themed baskets on the internet that make ideal gifts. If you know little about the person you are buying for, try getting a sampler basket. They have a wide range of general products that are sure to please virtually everyone.

Shea Butter: The Natural Moisturizer from a World Away

October 12, 2009 at 13:16 PM
Posted by RubaDub

shea-butterThe people of Western Africa have long enjoyed the benefits of shea butter, and their secret to moist, luxurious skin has since been passed to the rest of the world. Shea butter is produced from an extraction of the large seeds of the wild shea tree. In its raw state, the butter is white or yellowish in color, and its texture and consistency are similar to that of real butter.

Handmade shea butter soap has actually been found to contain healing properties as well. It restructures the skin, treats eczema and dermatitis and even soothes sore, aching muscles. Shea butter soap can be made at some expense from home with the use of raw, unprocessed butter, but it’s also widely available online. It represents an all-natural alternative to the mass-produced soaps that can prove harsh and even detrimental to the skin.