As the seasons change, shift your skincare routine.

We have been dog sitting for a friend. Hawthorne has been going everywhere with us, even hiking yesterday to Rattlesnake Cliffs. The weather shifted from cloudy to sunny and we were ready - with both rain gear and sunscreen.

 

As the seasons change, I also like to keep my skincare routine flexible. In the winter I use a lot more Calendula cream for dry skin and Super Skin Salve on my hands so my fingers don't split open. I still use sunscreen when outside hiking, snowshoeing, etc. but usually only my face is exposed.

 

In the summer I focus on sunscreen and Lavender + Sandalwood Cream as it is lighter and reduces inflammation from bug bites. Mosquitoes love me. Super Skin Salve is called on for sunburns, scrapes, etc and my Chamois Cream for friction areas while cycling and hiking (or any hot, sticky day wearing a skirt). 

 

Always in use are lip balms, deodorant, foot cream and soaps. So be flexible and prepared like Hawthorne, your skin will thank you

Susan Shashok
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you really make all the products yourself?

A: Absolutely. Caroline's Dream is a one woman operation. I do all the formulations, production, shipping/delivery & marketing. I have been known to ask friends and family over to help me put on labels during the holidays but otherwise, it's all me. 

The one exception: I don't sew the lip balm pockets, they are designed & made by my sister Mary!

Production photo| Caroline's Dream

Q: What do you mean when you say your products are really concentrated?

A: You can use less of my skincare in comparison to big commercial brands. Only a small amount of my creams are needed to cover a large area of your skin or two swipes of deodorant per armpit... you get the idea. Caroline's Dream products last longer so they are good for your budget and are far more effective.

 Botanical Face Cleanser photo | Caroline's Dream

Q: What is up with the statement on the shipping note cards about shipping creams in cold temperatures?

A: When creams are shipped or stored in sub-zero temperatures, the coconut oil can solidify to form small harmless beads. These are a temperature reaction and will smooth out easily into your skin upon application. Keep in mind, it might not happen but is a possibility if temperatures are below zero for weeks in New England winters.

I hate when anything interferes with the smooth texture of my creams but I am not willing to add artificial emulsifiers that would then be absorbed by your skin to overcome a few weeks of cold weather.

 Product photo | Caroline's Dream

Q: I am not sure which cream to choose for my skin. Should I get a Caroline's Sampler?

A: A Caroline's Sampler has a travel size jar of each of my face & body creams plus a foot cream. It is a great way to discover your favorite cream and the sampler is much less expensive then buying the jars separately. I like to reward the adventurous spirits.

Caroline's Sampler photo

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Middlebury Block Party on August 2, 2017

I had so much fun doing a pop-up store in Middlebury Mountaineer last week! It was celebrating downtown Middlebury stores weathering the train bridges construction for three weeks. 

I gave away a ton of free samples and met many excited customers.Thank you Steve Atocha, BMP and my Middlebury Community!

Susan at Middlebury Mountaineer Pop up at Middlebury Mountaineer

Caroline's Dream pop up store

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Please meet Lorrie, one of our wonderful customers!


Lorrie recently had some surgery. After the stitches were removed, she used Super Skin Salve and Calendula Cream on the scar and surrounding dry skin. She switched between the two each night.

"By the way, your products worked wonders on my knee scar. Made it soft & supple & healed beautifully. It looks great compared to several weeks ago. I'm not lying when I say your products are GREAT!! My scar is not puckered or red. As scars go, it's beautiful!"

Susan Shashok
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Please meet Sheri, one of our great customers!


"As a loyal user of Caroline's Dream products since 2003 I can attest to it's unbelievable magical properties. After a shower there is nothing I love more than Lavender + Sandalwood Cream all over my body - the best!" 
Susan Shashok
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Please meet Ashar, another wonderful customer!



" I am a constant user of your lip balm products year ‘round, and I’ve been known to poach Amy’s creams at times when my hands and face are all dried out. I know that they all seem to have an intended use (face, hands, feet, etc) but I just use whatever wherever and it always works. And smells good. And feels good cause we know it comes from you."

 

 

Susan Shashok
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Please meet Pepper, another wonderful customer!


"I love the Calendula Cream and I think it is my favorite. I love the feel of this cream as well as the scent. It does not feel heavy or greasy on my skin. All of the lip balms work so well! Chap sticks make my lips drier than before and these keep my lips healthy. I love all the lip balm options...orange, peppermint and maple. The super skin salve is good for so many uses. My daughter uses it to help my granddaughter with her skin issues and we keep a jar in the car and in the house for easy use.  Love these products!!!"

Susan Shashok
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Please meet Lorraine, one of our great customers!


"I think you should change the name of your Sweet Orange Lip Balm to "Orange Popsicle". That's what it smelled like to me the minute I put it on. Yum! Glad I decided to keep it for myself instead of offering it to one of my children."


Susan Shashok
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Please meet Joanna, one of our great customers!

"As I approach my 50th birthday, taking good care of my skin has become more important than ever. Caroline's Dream body care products help me to feel nourished from the outside, in. I love these scrubs, balms and creams- my skin thanks me for using them every day!"

Susan Shashok
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Today's great customer, please meet Linda!


"I spend a lot of time outdoors working and playing and to relieve my skin, I use Lavender + Sandalwood Cream - my skin is rejuvenated! It doesn't take much cream, so a jar lasts a long time - another plus!"

Susan Shashok
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Today's great customer, please meet LJ!


"I live on a farm in upstate NY. I am addicted to your relief salve for everything. I know the anti-fungal properties of the black walnut is part of why it is so great." 


Susan Shashok
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Today's great customer, please meet Jennifer!


"I have a few different creams from the Caroline’s Dream line. I love the light-weight texture of each of them. They are so easy to spread on your skin and feel so silky. My favorite is the Lavender+Geranium. I use it as a daily cream for my face. I think I will be purchasing the Super Skin Salve soon because I have heard such great things about it!"


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