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Essential Oils Vs. Fragrance Oils

Essential Oils Vs. Fragrance Oils

Our love of fragrance has been around forever and is deeply rooted in many cultures. As early as 2000 B.C. the Ancient Egyptians were extracting natural plant essences to use on their bodies. Egyptians, Greeks and Chinese, infused oils and created herbal preparations for medicinal, fragrance and cosmetic use. Cleopatra is said to have seduced Marc Antony by surrounding her bed with rose petals.

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DIFFERENT TYPES OF FRAGRANCES

Becca & Mars - What's in A Name?

Choosing a name for a business is tricky – it’s got to be catchy, memorable and sum up ‘you’ too.

I cannot tell you how many times I am working at a craft show or doing a demo when someone asks me ... so are you Becca?

Becca & Mars is named after children. My daughter's middle name is Becca and my founding partner's son's middle name is Mars.

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"Becca" doing an "advertising photo shoot" with cat.

Baby Shower Gifts: Taking Care of Mom

Pro Baby Shower tip:  A new mom (especially a 1st timer) loves to get gifts specifically for their baby, but trust me, the poor mom-to-be doing all the work could use a gift too!  So the next time you attend a baby shower and want to spoil one of your friends or family, don't forget to pick mommy up a gift too! 

My philosophy: It’s a pregnancy, not a lobotomy, and women still like massages and self care. Here are a few things that came to mind that would be fun and functional baby shower gifts for mom, not just for baby:

 

What You Put On Your Body Goes In Your Body Too!

What you put on your body goes in your body too!

 

In the past several years, we have become more health conscious when it comes to food; however, when it comes to purchasing bath and body products people still tend to stick with major brands, not fully aware of all the chemicals contained within! U.S. Researchers have found that approximately 10,500 industrial chemicals are used as cosmetic ingredients.

Here are some of the chemicals you should look out for in your products.

PARABENS

30% Off - Hand Candy Sugar Scrub Sale

Becca & Mars spring skin ideas

Hand Candy Sugar Sugar Scrubs

30% off on our Etsy site through April 15th.

Get your skin ready for spring! Polishing sugar, softening apricot kernel oil and yummy scents.

Use Coupon Code SPRINGSKIN at checkout.

Blogging about Blogs

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I often ask myself, am I still supposed to blog?  If you have a personal business e-commerce site, are you still supposed to have a blog page? Are you supposed to keep it updated? Is that very 2005?  Anyway, I found this article on the state of blogging and thought I'd share it.

Blogging about blogs. How very meta.

Blogging: The Game's Not Dead, The Game's Just Changed

credit: Bloglovin' Influence

New Look For Beccaandmars.com

Hi everybody!

Welcome to the newly updated www.beccaandmars.com!

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You'll notice a new look and some new photography, thanks to Elisha Maria Photography!

Another big change is our new STORE page. We now have many Becca & Mars products available for purchase right here. Of course, you can still go to Etsy to see the full line by clicking on the Etsy link on the home page. You can sign up to join our e-mail list on the home page as well.

Hopefully you find this site to be more user-friendly than it was before.

Out with the old and in with the new!

Natural Skin Care Gifts

This holiday season, Becca & Mars wants to make it easy for you. We're rolling out 'ready-to-go' natural skin care gifts. via GIPHY

In today's stressful world, everyone can use some special relaxation time. Give a pampering gift to someone you love. All natural, eco-friendly skin care gifts are perfect for:

  • all winter holidays
  • secret Santa
  • hostess and teacher gifts
  • stocking stuffers
  • birthdays and anniversaries

The first set is two sample size bath and body oils packed in a muslin drawstring bag. Available on our Etsy site here 

bath and body oil gift set

Now Available from Becca & Mars - Dead Sea Sponges

Now available from Becca & Mars, all natural 3" to 4" dead sea sponges sourced directly from the sea.Dead Sea Sponge, Becca & Mars  A sea sponge is a simple multicellular living organism that grows on the ocean’s floors all around the world. Sea sponges come in all different shapes, sizes, and colors. They are a luxurious, natural alternative for bathing. Natural sea sponges are hypoallergenic because they are always naturally processed and contain no artificial ingredients, harsh chemicals, or toxins of any kind.

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