Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Introducing Neem Oil!

Neem is one of those oils that I'm actually surprised I haven't offered until now! Neem oil is a natural substance extracted from the seeds of the neem tree (Azadirachta indica), an evergreen native to India. Long used in certain systems of traditional medicine (such as ayurveda). Neem oil contains several fatty acids thought to be beneficial to the skin, such as oleic acid and linoleic acid. Neem relieves symptoms of scalp psoriasis, as well as giving you silky, shiny, stronger hair and encourage growth. Neem is also antibacterial, antifungal, and treats head lice, so it's perfect for problematic scalps.

Neem can be purchased as pure 1/32 ounce samples, or blended into a custom 1/2 ounce or 4 ounce blend! It does have a pungent odor, so we've kept it to a scondary oil in our custom blends. 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Introducing Sifting Screens for Moondust

Packaging was one of the things I struggled the most with when it came to launching Moondust.  I didn't want to use plastic for the jar body because I  questioned its longevity with all the essential oils in Moondust, cardboard felt like it wouldn't hold up long and I like to encourage reuse, and many of the other options I looked at wouldn't work with the texture of Moondust.

Eventually I settled on 2oz glass spice jars figuring that was my best option, but it still wasn't perfect.  The main problem with it was that it didn't deliver a fine enough shake of Moondust.  After a bit of tinkering, I'm happy to introduce Sifting Screens!

All new Moondust Jars come with sifting screens!

The Moondust 2 oz jar listing on Etsy has been updated to reflect this change.  The price has gone up 50 cents and the screens come pre-installed. 

If you already own a Moondust jar, pick up a sifting screen or two!

Sifting Screens are listed for individual purchase, but if you want an extra-fine sift you can always pick up more than one.  Two seems to be about as fine as you can get without running into problems shaking any out at all. 

What are the advantages?  Check out these pictures comparing how much Moondust comes out with a single shake with and without the sifting screen.

Installing your new Sifting Screen is easy

To install your Sifting Screen, take the lid off your Moondust, gently set the screen atop the mouth of the jar, carefully lower the lid back into place, and tighten.  That's it!

I hope you all enjoy this improvement :)  I think it makes using Moondust a LOT easier, but lets me keep offering it in high-quality glass jars.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Stocking Stuffer Promo Code!

From now until Dec 25th!

The holidays are coming!  For many longhairs that means finding the perfect stocking stuffer for another long-hair lover, participating in a Winter Swap, or just treating yourself because mostly you have 50,000 other people on your list to shop for.

From now until Dec 25th if your order is over $40 (before shipping) you qualify for one free:
  • Silver Snowflake Finishing Pin
  • Gold Snowflake Finishing Pin
  • or Natural Oil Sample (anything from this listing)

In the Message to Seller box at checkout enter ONE of the following:
  • STOCKINGSTUFFER- Silver Snowflake
  • STOCKINGSTUFFER- Gold Snowflake
  • STOCKINGSTUFFER- Oil Sample (specify which oil)

Thank you so much! <3