EASTON — Can aromas heal? Does organic soap matter? Is it better to surround yourself with beautiful objects and calming scents, than not?
June at the Green Phoenix Gallery will help answer these questions, with Jen’s Blends — hand-blended artistic soaps, lotions and balms by Jennifer Dowling.
Meet the artist at reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 7, and see her new products, including aromatherapy nasal inhalers, beard balms, Boo Boo Cream, calamine soap, fisherman’s soap and shampoo bars, plus bars of soaps in feminine and masculine designs and colors, hand-spun lotions, goat milk body creams and more than 15 varieties of lip balms.
As a mother of two, Dowling did all she could to protect her kids from the elements.
“From sunlight, to bug bites, to the occasional scraped knee, I tried every over-the-counter ointment, lotion and balm available,” she said. “Finding no remedy that worked, and inspired my daughter’s chronically chapped lips and my son’s dry hands, I decided to try making my own.
“With a little experimentation, a lot of research and a healthy dose of love, I blended my first product, and Winter Wonder lip balm was born.”
Since then, Jen’s Blends has grown from a home remedy hobby to a complete line of personal body and skin care all using natural and organic ingredients.
“In addition to finding that Jen’s products really work,” gallery owner Andi Tassencourt said, “they are like beautiful works of art and are a wonderful complement to the international flavor of hand crafted works by our fair trade artisans, in combination with our eclectic mix of fine, artisanal crafts by local artists and oil paintings by Diane DuBois Mullaly.”
The Green Phoenix Gallery is at 31 N. Harrison St. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, visit www.face book.com/greenphoenixgal lery or call 410-822-7554.