Saturday, April 18, 2009

Live Nude Kona Coffee Farmers!

Hawaii coffee farmers have bared it all for their love of pure Kona Coffee. 

A new 2009 calendar called “The Naked Truth” features 11 women farmers with decades of experience, getting naked while demonstrating the process of growing and harvesting Kona Coffee.

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Shameless promotional stunt, you say? Yes.

The Kona Coffee Farmers Association wants to inform readers about authentic 100 percent Kona Coffee—and their objections to Kona Coffee Blends
, which, while advertised as “Kona Coffee,” actually contain 90 percent beans from places like Brazil or Colombia. 
Check out The Natural Soaps Made By Hawaii Kona Coffee and Brazilian Espresso Coffee.

By Kathy of Natural Soap

I often have work on display and for sale at HAND MADE NATURAL SOAP. I figured, in this day and age, this was a creative interpretation of the word "green"-- I simply went literal!

I hope you can come check out the show!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Banishing Life's Little Annoyances

Banishing Life's Little Annoyances
How to get rid of unwanted things like garlic hands smelling, weeds and a charley horse.
Brazilian coffee grinds absorb garlic and onion smell off your fingers, we recommended this soap as a hand and foot scrub soap. A must in the Kitchen
Brazilian Espresso Scrub Soap with Cocoa Butter
7.5 Oz

This soap is almost the same as our scrub soap except there are some added essential oils and we added vegetable oils to make a little harder bar, this scrub soap is an extra strong exfoliant
The coffee lover in me was certainly drawn to this particular soap . The aroma of freshly brewed coffee, mixed in with a rich scent of brazilian expresso coffee and cocoa butter makes this soap not only alluring on your nose but great for your skin. Since ground coffee is a natural exfoliant and helps move away dead skin cells it makes this a great scrub soap. Packed with freshly ground brazilian coffee and cocoa butter ,it wont disappoint any coffee lover or anyone who can appreciate the aroma of a fresh brewed exotic coffee.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Reasons You Should Buy Handmade Products over Commercial Products

Reasons You Should Buy Handmade Products over Commercial Products
1. Handmade products are unique. Do you really want the same scarf, mug, earrings, necklace or other item that 20,000 other people have? Of course not! Handmade items are always unique, even if they are the same type of product because they are not made by machines they are crafted by human beings so each piece will have its’ own unique characteristics.

2. Handmade items have personality. Life is not about being blah. Life is about expressing yourself and to do that your things need to have as much personality as you do. If you are happy with buying mass produced items that have no personality off a shelf at Wal Mart think about what that says about you. Don’t you want to express some personality?
3. Handmade items are special. When you get a gift don’t you feel a little bit more loved when someone gives you a handmade gift? Everyone loves getting handmade gifts or wearing something that was made just for them.
4. Handmade items last longer. Because they are made from high quality materials and handcrafted by trained artists items that are handmade last longer than low quality imported mass produced items.
5. Handmade goods are high quality. If you are a person who values the quality of an item more than the price then you already know that handmade items are far superior to mass produced items. While a mass produced item may be cheaper initially is it really cheaper when the item needs to be replaced a month later? When quality matters, go handmade!
6. Handmade items are not made by children in sweatshops in Third World countries making 10 cents a day. Experienced and trained craftspeople make each handmade item. So while you might pay a few dollars more for a handmade item it’s because you are paying for quality, experience, talent, and craftsmanship. Isn’t that worth paying for?
7. When you buy handmade you are supporting traditional arts and crafts techniques that have passed down through generations. In today’s high tech world the old arts and crafts traditions are being replaced by mass production but when you buy handmade you are saying that you prefer your items to be high quality pieces of art instead of mass produced trinkets.
8. When you buy handmade you are supporting local and small businesses. By paying artists and craftspeople for their goods you are supporting them and all the businesses that they do business with. If you are a person who believes in supporting your community economically then buying from local artists is a great way to support your community and make sure that your money goes to support local businesses.
Keep these things in mind the next time you see a scarf, a bracelet, some great handmade soap or other item and think,” I could get that for half price at Wal Mart.”!