Wednesday, September 9, 2015

FREE SHIPPING at RaeMarie Essentials

Hello, this is just a post to let you all know I'm offering Free Shipping now until September 30th. You must use code FREESHIP9. Visit www.raemarieessentials.etsy.com to purchase or view products.

Thank you
Shere'e

Sunday, July 26, 2015

CBS News Featuring Samuel Lozada | Someone You Should Know



This is my spiritual brother Sam with his wife Janice Lozada known as Mo'Beat Blues here in NW Indiana. As always they are doing their thing in performing all over the U.S. for people. They are wonderful to see in person, and as you see in this video, on T.V. I had the privilege to see them in person, and WOW! I hope You, the audience will too someday. You never know. If you want to book them just comment below, and I can see what I can do to get you a performance from Mo'Beat Blues. Subscribe to their YouTube channel to see more great videos.

Have a wonderful day
Shere'e Edwards
Owner, RaeMarie Essentials

Saturday, July 18, 2015

SHAMPOO BAR DEMO


Peppermint-Rose Slippery Elm Marshmallow Root Herbal Shampoo Bars


I've done a little demo to show how to use the shampoo bars, and the results from using the Peppermint-Rose Slippery Elm Marshmallow Root Herbal Shampoo Bars.  They are available at RaeMarie Essentials. Thank you for stopping by.




Shere'e E.
Owner, RaeMarie Essentials
www.raemarieessentials.etsy.com

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Friday, July 17, 2015

ADDING HAIR ENRICHMENT CREME1







Hello All, I took a moment to upload how I applied the Hair Enrichment Creme on my daughter's hair. Her hair type is thick and coily that was the reason for developing this creme in the first place to help me detangle her hair, in turn will help her not to be so hesitate in getting her hair done. I hope you all enjoy this slide/video presentation. In the video, I didn't have any help in doing, so I do apologize for the lighting. I just wanting you guys to see how easy it was for me when it came to combing my daughter's hair in using the Hair Enrichment Creme as working proof.

The Hair Enrichment Creme is available on my ETSY PAGE

Thanks for visiting

Shere'e E.
RaeMarie Essentials
www.raemarieessentials.etsy.com

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

NEW Hair Enrichment




   Here is a video showing the Hair Enrichment Creme mixture. It came out very smooth and creamy. It is now available on my Etsy Page. Take a peak at this video. I will making another video in showing how to use the hair cream (of course my daughter will be the model).

Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

NEW BAMBOO SILK BODY POLISHES



New Bamboo Silk Body Polishes are in variations of Bamboo Silk, Shea Coconut Silk, and White Rose. They are so beneficial to your skin making it feel lush, smooth, and naturally moisturizing. The scents are especially chosen for this type of body polish for a illuminating spa moment. Just add your candles and you are there.

Please visit me www.raemarieessentials.etsy.com to try one today with the 15%off. Use Code: GRANDOPN. 

Monday, June 8, 2015

Hair Enrichment Creme



 HAIR ENRICHMENT CREME IS BACK (JULY 1st on website)

I received numerous response since I posted about making the Hair Enrichment Creme. I was pleased with the online and offline responses (especially offline) that my decision is made to go ahead and make my hair creme. The purpose of this conditioning creme is to ensure easy combing, and hair repair. Furthermore, the Enriched Hair Conditioning Creme is a leave in conditioner and hair dressing. It has been formulated to improves hair strength, promotes hair growth, eliminates split ends, and detangles hair leaving it soft and manageable. In the past, I receive remarkable reviews. This time since getting back into what I love to do, I wanted to be sure before making the hair creme, because it takes time and cost getting ingredients that it is well worth it. I know the product is worth making, but I needed the audience thoughts.

Thank you all for your support :-)

Ingredients: Butyrospermum Parkii, Theobama Cacao, Astrocaryum Murumuru, Coco Nucifera, Coffee Arabica, argania spinosa, Macadami Integrifolia, Triticum Vulgare, Phyllanthus emblica, Behentrimonium Methosulfate and Cetearyl Alcohol, Simmondsia Chinensis, Miel, Elaeis guineensis, Ximenia Americana, and fragrance free.

Ingredients in laymen terms: unrefined shea butter, unrefined cocoa butter, murumuru butter, virgin coconut oil, fairtrade coffee oil, argan oil, macadamia nut oil, wheatgerm, Amla oil, BTMS, a natural softner, jojoba oil, wild crafted african honey (natural preservative), virgin red palm oil, ximenia oil, and no fragrance added.

The pH  of this product is 5-5.5

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

O.N.E. & Only Beauty Body Lotions

 Beauty Body Lotions


O.N.E. & Only Beauty Body Lotion comes in 14 complimenting scents matching the Shower gels, Body Polishes, and Dry Oil Mists. Pick your scent to layer for ultimate results.

APRICOT VANILLA CREAM- Blended combo. A sweet blend of apricots and cream ending with a loving tea note toning it down to a irresistible treat.

EMBRACE ME- Complimenting beauty. This scent does that. A Caress scent Type: White Peach and Silky Orange Blossoms. 

GINGER & LEMON- Mesmerized with fresh and zest. This fragrance is amazingly clean. I can't stop smelling this scent. 

GERMAN CHAMOMILE ESSENCE- Green herbal notes of clary sage, chrysanthemum leaf and dandelion combine with balsamic notes of German and Roman chamomile oils which are toned down with light, fruity nuances of golden apple and apricot. 

GRACEFULLY YOURS- Innocent and true. Amazing Grace Type scent.

HERBAL ESCAPE- Blended combo. Aloe and green tea notes. A spa delight.

JAPANESE PLUM BLOSSOM- A sheer twilight of oriental bliss. Get ready to unleash your sophistication.

JAPANESE QUINCE- Vibrate and exquisite citrus. This will intoxicate your senses. 

MANGO SUITE- Blended combo. Lovely and sweet ending delicately with an herbal treat of lavender and cucumbers.

PINK GRAPEFRUIT- Fresh and clean. A powerful invigorating citrus. The essential oil turned the product a slight yellow tint, but it I find that it matched the body polish tint nicely.

PINK JASMINE- Blended combo. The ultimate temptress with notes of jasmine and oriental notes blending in harmony for a seductive experience.

PURE & NATURAL- Soft end of Shea playing with light blend of florals. It's so light and soft that it's pure & natural.

SUGAR GLOW- A vibrant fragrance with juicy melon and sweet raspberries flowed over with light florals and soft musk.

TIARE BLOSSOM- The exotic and heady tropical fragrance of Monoi.

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

NEW! DRY OIL MISTS


RaeMarie Essentials Dry Oil Mist compliments the shower gels and polishes of the O.N.E. & Only (Original Nourishing Emulsions & Only for You) Sets. Leaving your skin feeling soft, smooth and lightly fragrant.

Please visit www.raemarieessentials.etsy.com for more information about these oils.


Pictured: Ginger & Lemon, Apricot Vanilla Cream Dry Oil Mist

Sunday, April 26, 2015

FREEBIES with EMAIL SUBSCRIPTION

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 In every order, I usually give a few samples, but I figure why not let the customer decide which sample to try. From now on, I will offer free samples to email subscribers. Once you purchase from me your name is automatically added to the email list. A link will come to customers to subscribe, but to qualify for samples customers must "Activate" the email subscription to confirm their subscription. This will allow 1 free sample of choice with any purchase. Also, leave a note during checkout or convo me at RaeMarie Essentials if you would like to subscribe with me by leaving your name and email address. I will add you on the email list. If customers will like more than one sample to try I will have an option on RaeMarie Essentials to purchase more.

In addition, Subscribe here.

Thanks for stopping by :-)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

RaeMarie Essentials Slideshow... Stay Tuned

HAIR WAX POMADE





I developed a hair wax pomade that I will be selling along the way, but currently in the process of testing to make sure I am getting results I'm looking for. My first client is my daughter. She needed her hair straighten, so I thought let me try to see if this really works, and use for her hair type. I tried it on my hair (3b, 3c type), and it really works. It smooths, and lay down hair great. I did a twist out on dry hair, and the hair wax settled in leaving my hair soft. Once the twist set, it really made my hair bouncy once I took the twist apart. My hair curl instantly whether my hair is wet or dry with products, so I didn't have to use a lot to achieve the look I was going for. Oops forgot to upload my pics, but I will update on my hair. Applying on wet hair is okay, but the wax is too slippery on wet hands, so if applying it, it is best on dry hair.  If used on toweled dried hair just smooth wax on dry hands and disperse through sections of the hair for hair setting. The list of what this product can be used for: twist outs, rod setting, up-dos, smooth edges, and for smoothing down boys/men fresh hair cuts.  Okay back to testing. My daughter's hair (3c, 4a type), with much thicker hair, and tender headed is the challenge. I'm afraid that it will leave white residue, or be too sticky because of her thick hair, but I have a short video, and pictures to show what I did when applying it on her hair with finishing results. In my opinion, your hair will be laid. No frizzing. I have yet tried it on other hair types. I will update on this soon. The packaging and size will differ once adding to my website.  

During the video, In small sections I'm smoothing the hair wax through the hair section, combing through carefully because Madelyn is tender headed. Then pressing her hair. The heat setting was on medium because I didn't want to have high heat on her hair right now, but the hair wax can be done on very high heat. It is heat protected as well.  I'm not that good in pressing, but I think I did okay. The hair wax did its job. I'm pleased. 

I hope you all will  enjoy the presentation. Feel free to comment.

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Friday, April 3, 2015

HAIR ENRICHMENT CREME







Do anyone remember the Hair Enrichment Creme I had created in 2008, and since 2013 enhanced the texture for all hair types? Well, I will bringing it out again just with a new label. I enjoy making this creme because it has such nourishing ingredients for hair, and it works. The sizes will start off as 4 ounces, then 16 ounces. I received a lot of wonderful comments about when it was available as ForEver Be, Inc. Now, I'm back under my name RaeMarie Essentials. I hoped all who know about this hair product will be pleased of its prospect of return.

If you know about this creme give me a thumbs up. If there is enough thumbs up I will go right ahead to manufacture this product. Thank you all for your support. 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

MAKING WHIPPED SHEA BUTTER CREAM

Making Whipped Shea Butter Cream
In the above photo is the finished result of the Whipped Shea Butter Creme. It's probably a lot of these floating around, but I think I did a wonderful job in mixing this baby up (My Baby). I found what will work, and stuck with it. Well, the steps I had to create this delicious, skin butter was not easy to do at first, but with careful planning how and when to incorporate this, along with practice handled this very well. I hope you guys can give it a try sometime. Okay, I was alone doing this, so I had to take pictures along the way. Here are the steps as follows:
I sterilized my jars 24 hours ahead of time to allow dry time. The next day, on a clean, sanitized surface, I gathered up what herbs I wanted to use, and infused them in distilled water.  Distilled water: I heated this up to 180 degrees, and let it stand for 20 min. under this temperature to make sure to kill bacteria. Then added the herbs to steep. 


 Here are my infused herbs. I strained the herbs in this jar with a lid to keep in the heat. I added 1tsp of Potassium sorbate in my water phase. The next step is melting my solids.
                                            

The solids includes: Unrefined Shea, BTMS, and Cetyl Alcohol. 

I melted the solids to 180 degrees as well to make sure everything was dissolved.

Sorry I couldn't get a picture while doing the next step, so I will try to be detailed as possible in explaining. Well, the next step was for me to incorporate my oils into my water phase together, but before I did this, I added in my light oils in the melted oils, because I didn't want to mess up their benefits with cooking it. The way to incorporate oils in water is to have them both the same temperature to get a great emulsion going. In my case, my oils and water was about 140 degrees. Working quickly, I slowly pour the water phase into the oil phase while stick blending. Allowing to cool to 120 degrees to add of any additives such as preservatives, fragrances, essential oils, and/or vitamins. I added 1 tsp of Optiphen in my product.

Here, I'm checking my pH in my finished creme. The typical pH for lotions and cremes should be around 4.5-6. I successfully have a pH of 5.5.

Well here is the final product. It's ready to be labeled now. It's fun to be creative in making different moisturizers to suit your needs. Why not try it out.
If you have any questions feel free to contact me.

BACK TO BUSINESS

 RaeMarie Essentials

Getting back to business. I know, I know for some time I told clients, family, and friends I was going to get my shop back up on Etsy. My predictions as of when was uncertain, but I knew I was going to be starting back, but when was that? Well, I got discouraged for awhile because of the move. A lot has happened through trying to find the time to straighten up for space, planning how to start up again, getting children ready for school and activities, and so forth. My health also got in the way, but to make a long story short I'm fine now. I'm not the kind of person when it comes to my personal life I'm not too open about, so on that note, I won't be mentioning anything about my health issues.
My main focus is to get back to what I enjoy. I'm proud to have a niche of making different toiletries for the those who love natural handmade products. I'm a believer of using the exact what the product calls for, so I do a lot of research of ingredients that become of interest to me, and day dream about what I can do with it. I quickly became a supporter of Fair Trade. I'm not a member, only a supporter, so therefore I order from suppliers that are members of Fair Trade to make sure my ingredients are authentic to get the most of what benefits the skin. In addition, I had eczema as a child and knew for some time I have to be careful of what to use on my skin to avoid inflammation. I love using beauty products of all kinds, which is inspiring enough for me to do my own without having to deal with burning or itching of the skin, but it's fun to try new things.
As of March of 2015, I reopened my Etsy shop, which was formally known as Forever Be Inc. I decide to not incorporate myself this time due to cost, so that is why I changed my business name to my personal name RaeMarie Essentials. Currently, I make African Black Liquid Soaps, African Black Soap Sugar Scrubs, Whipped Butters, Lotions, Creams, Bubble Bath & Shower Wash, Body Polishes, Mineral Soaks, Shampoo Bars, Shampoo Liquid, Conditioners, Hair Pomades, Hair Crèmes, and the list will grow, but time is a factor. As of now my list includes the African Soap products, and Whipped Shea Butter Cream. I'm currently finishing the lotions, which will compliment your skin after bathing. I really can't wait to complete my list because I'm that excited for you guys to try them out. Keep on tuning in to see what else I'm innovating.
I love to make people smell and feel good with what they try, and a few years back as Forever Be Inc. was a delight to read the wonderful reviews I received from people all over. I want to say, I'm back and this time here to stay. Thank you for making me, and this venture an inspiring come back.

I just want you all to know this is my first blog, so any tips or suggestions please feel free to comment.