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March 02, 2015
Over a period of 20-30 years nature takes unwanted glass bottles that have been tossed into the ocean, persistently tumbles the broken pieces in the salt water against the sand, grinding away until the sharp edges are smoothed and rounded producing natural frosted glass. Then it deposits it on the beach in every color of the sea to the delight of beachcombers, artists and jewelers.
For the hopelessly romantics like us at Eco-Musings, sea glass is also referred to as "Mermaid Tears."
Legend has it that one dark, storm-ravaged night, with sails ripping and masts cracking, a schooner fought to find safety in Friendly Cove off Nootka Island in the San Juan Islands. While the maidens of the sea had the power to change the mighty course of nature, they were forbidden to do so by Neptune, the stern, watchful god of the sea.
This ship was familiar to the mermaid who swam along its side. She had weathered many crossings with the ship and its captain. She had, over time, grown to fall in love with him from afar. As the ship heeled in the violent wind, the captain lost his hold on the wheel, tumbling perilously close to the raging sea. In an instant she calmed the wind and waves to save the man she had grown to love.
For her impetuous act, Neptune angrily exiled her to the depths of the ocean. She was condemned for eternity and ordered never to swim to the surface again. To this day, her gleaming tears wash up on the beaches as sea glass... crystalline treasures in magic sea colors, an eternal reminder of true love.
Eco-Musings Sea Glass Soap is our homage to beachcombers, artists and romantics everywhere.
The scent of the lather in this luxury coconut milk soap is fresh and ozonic like a tingling splash of ocean spray. The opening notes capture the essence of a brisk sea breeze spiked with grapefruit, lemon and cool peppermint. The green piquancy of the heart notes is melon, violet, beachrose, muguet and a touch of seamoss. The dry down maintains the marine character while introducing a complementary dry woodiness and musk.
Eco-Musings Sea Glass Soap is available exclusively at Island Cove Beads and Gallery in Indian Rocks Beach Florida, where you'll also find original mermaid art and hand crafted sea glass jewelry.
April 01, 2020
As we all do our part to help contain the spread of COVID-19 by self-isolateing and social distancing, it's easy to to feel overwhelmed, anxious and stressed. We also suddenly more aware of how often we need to washing our hands, how we frequently we need to wipe down “high-touch” surfaces like countertops, doorknobs, toilets, phones, and keyboards using household cleaners and wipes. We suddenly need to be aware of how often we touch our faces, and how often All that awareness can increase stress levels.
March 15, 2020
A recent in-depth analysis by market intelligence agency firm Mintel reported that bar-soap sales in the U.S. declined 2.2% from 2014 to 2015 against an overall sales increase of 2.7% in the broader bath-and-shower category. Further, according to the report, the percentage of households using bar soap dropped five percentage points between 2010 and 2015 from 89% to 84%. What's causing the market for bar soap to continue to fall?
March 06, 2020
For several weeks now we've all been hearing the guidance from the CDC, federal and local governments and other public health officials.
Frequently. For twenty seconds. But have you been wondering why these scientists and public health experts are currently telling you, to clean your hands of dirt, grease, bacteria and viruses "plain soap and water works?"
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