Thursday, October 27, 2011

Eco Friendly Gift Packs for the Holidays

I know it seems like it shouldn't be that time of year again ~ but it is! And we very happy to finish the year with some good ideas!

We are very excited to be releasing Little Eco Packs (and some larger more complicated ones!) for stocking stuffers or gifts for friends, or perhaps yourself this holiday season(...hey everyone deserves to gift themselves once in awhile ;)

Thanks to a great customer in my new shop (already a second timer, and a very friendly person!), I made some yummi Cocoa Vanilla Peek~A~Buddha lotion scrub bars.

       They have a great Sea Salt and Organic rose hip scrub in them. Tony and I figured we could find a way to specially package this cute, delicious smelling, lotion bar in an Eco friendly way.

           I have heat sealed These delicious morsels in 100% Sustainably plant derived fiber, biodegradable cellophane bags.
(Holy cow, tongue twister anyone? :)Which makes them completely COMPOST-ABLE, even in a home system in just weeks, unlike petrol based plastics!

I wanted them to be just a little more special and bedded them with a cushion of Bath salt mixes or delicious calming teas (depending on which one it is). I have bedded this particular one with Calendula Tea, good for a bath soak or mild tea, and pairs well with this cocoa butter lotion bar. It is a common healing flower good for irritated, or dry skin.

~~~~I plan to include these in Holidays Shows this season, so there will be different things to choose from. Also custom orders are available until the 12th of November if you need them for the holidays.


    I am also making November 12th my deadline for pre-ordering, Which can be done at my etsy shop:

We can be contacted through our shop, just leave your name and order information (which items you would like in your order and how many), and I will list a reserve for you through our etsy shop.

I can guarantee orders purchased by November 12 to arrive by December 25th, or December 20th this year. Please let me know if you need these by a different date.

We hope everyone is enjoying their beautiful fall!
~ Kat & Tony

Why Organic? First, An Energetic View

One of the most common questions that I receive as an herbalist, and as a conscious artist is:   "Why is Organic better?"

Well that is pretty simple: Because it is!

I'm purely joking of course, because I can hardly believe that you would take my word for it, without something to back it up, right? You are no fool and I will not underestimate your intelligence.

First what we should ask ourselves is "What makes Organic and Factory Farmed different from one another?"

Here is where we find very drastic and detrimental differences; Where agribusiness in commercial agriculture is AT ODDS with Nature, Organic strives to replenish the environment as we take from it and succeeds in keeping a healthy, renewable Earth cycle. People often find, that when they turn to Organic, their experience is tastier, more filling, and overall they get healthier results.The stigma that "Organic is grass food for hippies" is just that, a
stigma made by people who don't want the competition from real whole foods.

The picture to your Right, demonstrates this very well. This is what is called "Kirlian Photography", which can be used to view a living thing's Electro Magnetic Field, an energy field we all have, but cannot see with the naked eye (well some can but this will be a topic for one of my next threads).

This type of EMF photography was discovered by Russian scientists Semyon and Valentina Kirlian. During an experiment, they accidentally touched camera film through an electrical current that had been generated by connecting two metal electrodes to an electrical source. After Developing the film, they saw a glow round the hand that they thought was the life force. This is what cultures all over the planet call: the aura of living things. But also applies to things like crystals, rock, metal and minerals inanimate things that seem to have their own life force (perhaps it is because they were once living?). Currently EMF study has been a hot topic for environmental sciences and is key in learning about the connections with the world energy grid.

EMF is really, light as photon activity created by what your DNA ( and all molecules) takes in, (food, vitamins, sunlight, exercise, etc.) and the healthier you are the brighter your field is (some liken it to a 'life force'). Many scientists and energy workers say that before you become physically ill, the problem shows up first in your auric field (EMF).

Big Agribusiness are more concerned with yield in the short term than they are with how their practices affect the very environment that they are growing in (AND WE LIVE IN!). The short and long term results are depleted, nutrient lacking soil,  higher pest and disease problem, half dead food, higher pollution and ground water contamination, the list goes on and on.

~~~(Take Cocoa beans for example; cocoa has a very high chemical and heavy metal absorbancy properties, which wouldn't be a problem since we don't want to mix things like lead with our Chocolate---But we do! And we don't even realize it. The equipment used to harvest cocoa in factory farming setting, are usually run with petrol or other lead and chemical based fuel, which works in close proximity to the cocoa beans, and the beans, soak up all the lead and heavy metals from the exhaust from the machinery.)~~~ Sourced from "Scientific America".

The only way to demand that these practices be stopped is to attempt to live a more Organic lifestyle, recreate our communities and once again form bonds with our fellow beings.
These "necessary measures" that big Agro claim to, are always remedied by adding more chemicals and pesticides, and hence a vicious, vicious cycle for dead plants, dead food with no EMF, and ultimately a sick planet with sick people.

 Now think what might happen if everything you ate, everything from the soil it grows in to the surrounding trees that shade it, had an EMF like the broccoli on the right instead of the left...That doesn't seem so healthy does it? Our own DNA takes in the Photo activity (EMF light) of the food you eat. The more photon activity present (apparently) in your food, (due to quality and certain qualities of foods like pink Himalayan Salts) the more is said to be taken into your DNA, or affects your DNA which actively REPAIRS ( & some claim, evolves) your DNA. How cool is that? If there is even a chance, isn't it worth it?

Just think, every time you buy imported fruit and veggies instead of picking local and in season, you are promoting premature harvesting and old food. Food without any life force --- what if we all supported our local farmers, cared for our natural resources and put an end to chemicals and pollutants in our environment?


What could our world have the potential to be? Free from sickness, from starvation, from loneliness...

The world literally rests in our hands...

I challenge ANYONE to take the test, and compare what you experience with free range and organic.

 Stay tuned for more "Why Organic?" as we explore the growing issues of our life experiences on this planet, the only one we have, she is beautiful, and so are we! Let's keep it that way!



Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Shampoo Bars on the way!

    We cannot wait to release our organic shampoo bars, solid shampoo for your travel convenience.
We are loving this stuff and have replaced our own personal bottled shampoos with these convenient container-free shampoo!


    Beautiful flower shaped 8 oz bars in our Citrus and Jasmine Ohio Beeswax Shampoo bars with a lovely French Milled flower petal and Organic citrus peel.

Will be available in other shapes and scents and our original Rustic rough cut bars.
Upcoming scents:
Lemon Patchouli --Great Unisex Scent!
Straight Citrus
Sugared Vanilla
Pumpkin Spice
And many More!

Stay tuned for our soap samplers this week!

Monday, October 17, 2011

"Little Morsels" NEW! Travel Sized Organic Samplers

Lovely Citrus and Hibiscus Scrubbing Soap Bar, with Ohio Cornmeal, and a buttery creme Jasmine Citrus and Ohio Beeswax Soap samples for travel or guest sized convenience!
Coming soon to We also have a series of Lotion and massage bars, some for travel convenience like our Peek-A-Buddha Scrubing massage bar.

This Happy Buddha Face is a wonderfully relaxing Fresh Citrus, accompanied by subtle organic rose petals. 

Organic rose hips, poppy seeds and repairing Himalayan salt work with the penetrating, nourishing qualities of Cocoa and Shea butter to rub dead skin away as you massage and moisturize your beautiful skin. Mold hand sculpted by my better half :)

Peek-A-Buddha is about 2 oz by weight, and will be available at

This Lotion Bar Scrub will also be available in 3.5 oz. cakes beautifully and Eco consciously hand packaged for you, please recycle or compost!

These little ones will be available in our Holiday gift packs, so stay tuned for HIS & HERS stocking stuffers for all your loved ones!

Windowed hand packaged Morsels:

There will also be Lemon Patchouli the perfect Uni sex scent here at The Simple Siren, as well as a few others including; Vanilla, Salty Caramel, Rosemary Lemonade and Mocha Latte Cellulite Scrubber and skin repair.

Oh and thank you to one of our local friends and testers, Jake Laramore :
"Mustachio Wax Rock Approved!"
Thank you for being a guinea pig for this recipe, we are glad you like it!

This Wax will be available with additional scents :)

Well that is all for now folks~ Thanks for stopping by! Have a great night :)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

New Etsy The Simple Siren Organics

My shop is now active, come on in for a visit!

Sit back with that lovely morning cup o' joe, turn up your smooth, sultry sounds and dive on in to The Simple Siren Organics.
My line of all Organic, Sustainable and local, handmade body products and gifts have been a long time in the making, and I have moved my shop to this new location.
Great for gifts, or personal treats, The Simple Siren has everything from Organic Orange Cream lip balm to high quality hand blended sugar scrubs and Organic nourishing herbal bath bombs.

Not only are these tried and tested recipes (some from family traditions and some new!), but they are designed to be completely green and footprint free, right down to the packaging.
I am always researching new ways to update my products to be as sustainable as possible (just like my art) and have adopted 100% Sustainably plant derived, biodegradable cellophane.

I hope you enjoy what I have, more coming soon!