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Paisley & Company - Bath Boutique

Posted by Anne Yorks on Friday, May 7, 2010

I got my first Mother's Day gift on Wednesday. My thoughtful sister-in-law and my two nieces made me lavender bath soap and a jar with bath salt. (And in case anyone is following this blog regularly, this is the same SIL that made me the beautiful cake plate centerpiece and the handmade picnic set for my daughter. There was talk on Wednesday that an Etsy store *could* be in the works.Oh baby!)

This gift reminded me that I love scented gifts...soap, body spray, moisturizer, you get the idea. As a baker, I wash my hands 1000 times a day. You cannot imagine how dry my skin gets with all that washing! So I had to do something drastic. Enter my favorite little shop ever...Paisley & Company in Kutztown, PA or on the web at http://www.paisleyandcompany.com/.



This is their storefront. I love their logo! It's so cute. And, I know it's hard to see, but look closely at their front door. It looks like an wooden Victorian screen door. It's a customer's first impression of this adorable bath boutique.

A friend of our family works at Paisley & Co. So for some time my mom has splurged on a few gift items for me over the years. But then, when I started having my dry skin crisis, I decided I needed to start ordering my own products. I just feel so spoiled every time I use it. Everything is just so luxurious. And there is so much to choose from.


I could get lost investigating all their wonderful products...handmade products! Wow! They offer 100 scents, or you can create your own. Their website states that, "Our customers compare Paisley & Company with a trip to their favorite bakery, where enticing aromas fill the air and there's always something fresh being made in the kitchen. In our charming Victorian bath shop we create fresh and custom-made lotions, soaps, perfumes, bath & shower products, foot care products, mama and baby goods, natural butters, and gift collections."

Hmmmmmm. No wonder I love this place so much!



So this is what I love from Paisley & Co.


I love the 'frothie' handsoap and the 'mousse' moisturizer. I use the soap on my hands and the moisturizer on my hands and face. 


Here are two of my Frothie's. I ordered brown sugar (right) and brown sugar vanilla. So here's what's cool about Paisley & Co. They can customize scents and colors on their products. Since I like to smell like a cookie, I asked if they could make me the sugar and vanilla scent. Then, since I love everything pink, I asked if they could tint my soap. I love it so much!

Last year I ordered a grape scented soap and moisturizer tinted aqua! The owner told me a customer ordered banana scented shampoo tinted purple. I just love these color and scent combos. It's so unique and fun!


So much that I ordered a refill for my Frothie. This should last me a little while. 


I also ordered the largest size mousse they make. There are three sizes. I was using a smaller jar, but  this time I took the plunge on the big guy. For a little perspective...this is the big guy next to a quarter. 


True Story: The last time I got a haircut, my stylist asked me if I was baking that day. I said, nope, not today. Why? She said, because you smell like your cookies!! Then we laughed because it was my moisturizer!

So you don't live near Kutztown (maybe you haven't even heard of Kutztown), don't sweat it! They ship! Check out all their products online at http://www.paisleyandcompany.com/. You can also 'Like' them on Facebook. Click here.


Their products make GREAT Mother's Day gifts! *wink* *wink*

Have a very sweet weekend!!!
Anne


9 comments

  • Chelsi

    Sep 19, 2012

    That’s really thkining of the highest order

  • Tina

    Sep 19, 2012

    These pieces rlealy set a standard in the industry.

  • Sadia

    Sep 17, 2012

    Try this skin care routine:1) clenase2) tone (use astringent)3) moisturizeDo this in the morning and at night. You can buy a line of products that is created for oily skin. That should help. If you have to put acne medicine on, spot treat where there is a breakout. Don’t put that stuff all over because it is very drying and it will irritate your skin further. I’d recommend that you do steps 1 and 2, then dab on acne medicine and wait at least 10 minutes before you moisturize. Don’t go overboard on the lotion. You just need enough to cover your face.Also, to help with the oil during the day, I recommend that you use blotting papers. You can find them at stores like Ulta, Crabtree Evelyn or the Body Shop. You just take a paper and blot them on your face. It really helps soak up oil and cut down on the shine. I keep them at work and in my purse b/c they always come in handy!! Plus they don’t cake on your face like pressed powder would and you throw the sheet away after use, so it doesn’t get all gunked up with bacteria.Hope this helps.Oh and always drink lots of water and don’t touch or pick at your face. And 1-2 times a week, gently exfoliate your skin. I think the best and cheapest method is to use a washcloth with warm water (i.e. in the shower or something like that) and just gently rub all over your face in little circles to remove dead skin. Do your normal steps 1-3 after that and you are good to go! Reply

  • Tina

    Sep 19, 2012

    These pieces rlealy set a standard in the industry.

  • Chelsi

    Sep 19, 2012

    That’s really thkining of the highest order

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