Monday, July 9, 2012

Em's Birthday GIVEAWAY

It's been ages since I've been able to find the time and creative state of mind to craft a blog post here at Pagan Presence.  Busy summer days and nights blur together and I float through them admittedly content to be getting nothing productive done with my writing. 

Instead I enjoy my little kitchen chemistry experiments that accompany my goals to create a line of all-natural bath & body care products.  It's been such fun taking my witchy knowledge of essential oils and using such to craft the loveliest scrubs, salts, lotions and blends. 


Most important to me has been the search for an all-natural skin care line.

I struggle with breakouts during the hot summer months and it's never been something I can gain an edge over -- even when I anticipate its arrival weeks in advance! 

After much reading and in-turn many realizations [oil is needed on the skin -- it's just WHICH oils are good and WHICH are bad that make the difference]...

I have perfected an all-natural exfoliating cleanser, toner and moisturizer that have personally performed miracles on my summer skin.  The Before/After pictures are my own.  They are not retouched and I am not wearing makeup in the After photo.  Not only are my breakouts now under control but the overall glow of my skin is dramatically improved -- mind you, I have gotten a bit more of a tan as well from my vacation poolside!  ;) 

I am THRILLED to share this skin care line.  One of my guinea pigs [human variety, of course] has all but broken down my door to get a second bottle of the exfoliating cleanser after using up what I'd given her to "test out".  The last of the back-ordered ingredients [jojoba esters] have arrived so we needn't wait any longer!

Now to the good part...

I would like to share an entire set of the skin care line [exfoliating cleanser, toner and moisturizer] with a lucky winner and will draw the name on my birthday, July 16th.

To Enter:

1.  Visit Essential Presence on Facebook and "LIKE" us.
2.  Head over to Pagan Presence on Facebook where you'll find a post related to the Giveaway.  Comment on that post.  Say anything you'd like!  :)
3.  Once you've done steps 1 and 2 I will add your name to the bunch.  If you see that I've 'liked' your comment, then you know you've been accepted into the drawing. 
4.  You have until July 15th at 11:59pm to enter.  I will draw the winning name as I drink my morning birthday coffee on the 16th!  :)

Best of luck my Wickedees!


Exfoliating Cleanser:   features jojoba esters to scrub off dirt and grime, an emulsifier, almond oil for healthy skin, grapeseed oil to clear and shrink pores, vegetable glycerin to soften and clean and grapefruit & lavender therapy-grade essential oils which are known to promote clear and healthy skin by acting as natural antibacterial and antimicrobial sources.

Toner:  witch hazel to reduce redness and irritation on the skin, grapeseed oil and tea tree oil [antimicrobial].

Moisturizer:  emulsifier, almond oil, apricot oil [helps to soften fine lines], grapeseed oil, grapefruit & lavender.


  1. For years, I have had extremely dry skin that breaks out if I apply the wrong products. During the summer months, all I need to do, however, is eat some nuts every day and apply homemade lavender vinegar in the morning (soak a handful of dried lavender flowers in 1 cup of white vinegar for 2 weeks, shaking occasionally, then filter out the flowers and mix with 1 cup of water).

  2. Diandra, your vinegar mixture likely works in a similar way to the witch hazel in my toner [which also contains lavender oil]. I guess great minds think alike! :)