Artisanal Booty is taking a break from the Victoria Public Market.
Thanks for all of your support as we introduced ourselves to Victoria this summer. We loved hearing your feedback about our products and suggestions for new things. Now we're taking some time to use your ideas and suggestions to develop new products and hone our craft for a reintroduction this fall.
Don't worry, we'll be back at the market before you know it, and until then you can always buy your favourite products online through our website. With $10 flat shipping, you can't go wrong!
See you in the fall!
Did you know that using homemade sunscreen can be dangerous? Well, it can be ineffective at least, resulting in potential sun burns and an increased risk of skin cancer.
We're all for natural products (obviously), but without rigorous testing it's hard to know what the spf of a product is. That's why you should check out this article from Consumer Reports and choose a sunscreen that's proven effective.
Use one of Artisanal Booty's moisturizing face oils, then follow up with a high quality sunscreen.
Don't take chances with your skin!
Lavender is one of those herbs that has been in use for a very long time, to treat a variety of ailments. Native to the Mediterranean region, it was historically used as an antiseptic and for mental health purposes. It was first used as a bath additive in ancient Persia, Greece and Rome. Our understanding of medicine and of this herb has evolved over time, yet some of our original ideas about this delightful smelling flower still ring true.
Originally, lavender was used for a variety of ailments – anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, depression, headache, upset stomachs and even hair loss. Some of these probably sound very familiar, since we still associate lavender with uplifting our spirits and helping us to relax and drift off to sleep.
In addition to the more traditional uses of this flower, research has been done to show that lavender aromatherapy may actually help to alleviate premenstrual emotional symptoms in women. Researchers at Shitennoji Univeristy, Kyoto University, and the Center for Advanced Reproductive Endocrinology and infertility conducted a small-scale study that shows that lavender could help women with mild to moderate symptoms. While more empirical evidence would be necessary to definitively conclude that a soothing lavender bath could also improve your PMS symptoms, it seems like a pretty relaxing and enjoyable gamble to take!
Science aside, lavender is a great additive to a relaxing bath – whether you are seeking the therapeutic benefits of this long-loved herb, or just looking for a delightful scent to help you wash your worries away.
Our “Sweet Dreams” bath salts contains an intoxicating blend of lavender and bergamot and is sure to help you relax. For an all-day treat, you can try our “Lavender” body butter and carry relaxation around with you wherever you go.
 National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health; https://nccih.nih.gov/health/lavender/ataglance.htm
Effects of lavender aromatherapy on insomnia and depression in women college students. Taehan Kanho Hakhoe Chi. 2006 Feb;36(1):136-43. Korean. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16520572
 What are the health benefits of lavender? Medicalnewstoday.com/articles/265922.php
Damask Rose (or Rose Damascena) essential oil has often been associated with a number of benefits related to skin care.
Many aromatherapy practitioners associate it with astringent properties, believing that it can work to tone and lift the skin, as well as protecting against wrinkles. This essential oil has been known to have properties that can help to reduce the appearance of scars and after-marks of boils or acne. Taken together, the overall effect is to reduce make your skin appear clarified and younger than before its use.
In addition to skin care benefits, Damask Rose has been said to have antidepressant characteristics, leaving you feeling relaxed and happy. The delightful floral scent contributes to feelings of joy and decreased anxiety.
Our Rose Dreams face oil takes advantage of the unique properties of this essential oil to create a nourishing and delightful oil. The light scent leaves you feeling uplifted and calm, while the nourishing oils leaves your skin looking younger and more moisturized than ever.
Try out our Rose Dreams oil today and see the effects for yourself!
We're excited to announce that our online store is now open for business! That's right, now you have two options to get your hands on our amazing products - visit us at the Victoria Public Market downtown or shop online in your underwear.
Check out our store through the link on any of the product pages or by clicking on this link: squareup.com/store/artisanal-booty
Browse through our products and maybe buy yourself a body butter or two. And you can always use another lip balm... Oh, and you've had a stressful week. Treat yourself to some bath salts, too.
Take care of yourselves!