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Safe Skin Care

The Road to Safer Skin Care


The last few years have been years of much research and discovery as I began a series of therapies to detox from childhood exposure to toxins and stupidity/ignorance later in life. It is just like weight. It comes on easily, but the removal is not fun! These blogs will be  geared largely toward health and wellness, remedies, and therapies. Is this of interest to you?

Could you be carrying a toxic load? If this is a concern, take heart, because it can be addressed. It will take Time, Patience and Effort, but it’s worth the journey. I’ve compiled a short list of symptoms that I experienced in my own walk, but keep in mind that we are all different and symptoms may present themselves uniquely to you. Some of these symptoms can be related to other issues as well, so don’t just take my word for it, do your homework. Here are a few signs that could indicate a toxic load and a need for detox.


  • Food and scent intolerances
  • Skin rashes and irritations
  • Digestive issues
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches for no real reason
  • Bloating
  • Excessive aches and pains
  • Inability to sleep and never feel rested after sleeping
  • Lower back pain
  • enlarged lymph nodes
  • Inability to lose weight. (Did you know that toxins are stored in fatty tissue? If you’ve tried a low calorie, high energy diet and you just can’t lose weight, it could be that there is a toxic load in the fat cells that needs to be addressed  instead. Here’s an interesting article for you to read.)


Everything that goes on your body, goes in your body, correct? With that in mind, I thought it might be prudent to take first steps and skin care seemed the logical start. Skin care is very loosely monitored, and for that reason, can be loaded with toxins. I set to work in the Paisley Lane shop, researching and formulating products that could serve as a safe alternative. As I was about my research, I stumbled upon Beauty Counter products and discovered we shared the same vision, cleaning up toxins! Beauty Counter may or may not be something for you, but it’s safe, and that’s huge in this industry!

You’re a savvy group and have probably already figured out this toxin thing. However, if you are new to it, or just curious, hang in there and we’ll try to unravel it together. Don’t wait until you can’t shed weight, have a fatty liver, or develop disease to look at what could have been done.

Rather than give you a scary list of toxins and what they can potentially do, I would like to give you the following “NEVER LIST” from Beauty Counter. They’ve made a promise to never add any of these chemicals (some which have already been banned in other countries) in any of their products. If you decide you want to be scared to death, you can read about these chemicals on your own. 

I would encourage you to download this list and keep it as reference when purchasing products, so you know what’s good and what’s not. If you’re in the market safe skin care and a company with a conscience, then look no further than Beauty Counter.


I hope this has piqued your curiosity, then stay tuned for another post where I’ll be sharing a remedy that was a game changer on the road to healing and recovery. See you soon!


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Paisley Ponderings


“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”

-Marcel Proust

January and February weren’t nearly as productive in the soap studio as I had anticipated in 2020, but instead, I’ve collected some great moments and memories with my grandchildren. It also gave me the unique opportunity to focus on research, drink lots of coffee, work on new product development, and learn more about updating my website. If you can picture a lady  with a towel draped over her diffuser, inhaling “Stress B Gone“, you’ll have a pretty clear image of me on a technology day. But I did it! Well, I think I broke the site once and had to have my web designer fix it, but that’s besides the point. (which, coincidently, if you are looking for website support, Tammy Finch is amazing!!).

So, today is the culmination of eveything that I’ve been working on over the past two months. Seriously, learn this stuff while you’re young! The process of re-awakening dormant brain cells is harder than calling on the ones that are in top physical condition and more importantly, willing! The result, however, is a feeling of being alive on the inside,  waking up with excitement to learn new things, and the thrill of unveiling new discoveries. I have a couple of new products that I stumbled upon, quite by accident. I’m fine tuning the finished product, packaging is “on order”, then the labeling process, but it’s coming soon, so stay with us!

Products are just a component of the process, however. I decided to unearth my blog, not because I think I’m terribly interesting, but with all this research under my belt, I truly did learn a few things and would like to share them with you. I’ve got recipes, products that have benefited us in one way or another, some healthy tips and hacks, updates on Paisley Lane and whatever else comes this way. I would covet your interaction with questions, or things you might like to know more about. I’ll do my best, and if I don’t know, I’ll start researching and we can learn together. Thank you for coming along with me and I’ll look forward to our journey into 2020!



Soap of the Month

Soap of the Month has had a short delay, but we’re bursting at the seams! The new scents are to die for! You can sign up here if you would like to join our Soap of the Month Club. Choose either three, six or twelve month delivery options.

The Paisley Lane theme this year will be “fragrance layering”.

Do you have that one special fragrance that you can’t live without? You know, your signature scent; the one that everyone knows you by? Have you ever wondered how to make it last all throughout the day without spraying it on so heavily that even You can’t stand it? Well, guess what? You can! It’s called fragrance layering.

Fragrances are complex by nature and the various notes tend to fade by evaporation. Fragrances are typically made up of three notes: top, middle and base. Top notes are the ones you smell immediately upon application. Once the top note hits the skin, the heart or middle notes begin to bloom. Lastly, we have the base note. This note lingers longest on the skin, and is most often what makes that scent memorable. Fragrance notes are also released at different times, depending on the body application. A soap will often present a different note, than say, a powder, or a body mist. So by layering, a person can capture the complexity of the fragrance, making it last longer throughout the day.





Founded in 2012, I was on a mission to create bath and body products with a natural edge, but still pretty enough to make my customers and friends feel pampered and special.

Cheryl Springer

Owner/FounderPaisely Lane Soaps and More

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