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
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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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
" 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."
"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!"