SensUlistic is evolving with all of the recent changes relative to online shopping. shipping prices have really increased, as well as all processsing charges so you will realize some SensUlistic price increases.
My focus is to stay creative, offer customiztion and continue to offer unique, hand made products at very reasonable prices. I am SensUlistic a one person operation, and love growing products from the soil up. Happy to report the hops are up and growing, composted, mint and oregano already multiplying , hoping for lots of wreath bases, herb wreaths and hop tea bags. This season I am hoping to combine hops with fruit tea leaves, should make some cool, interesting broth and garnishing teas! Flowers also are emerging, so soap embellishments are in the works. Recycling packaging is huge for me, good for the environment and keeps product cost down.
A project on our radar is to clean up our website, perhaps designating a shopping page for each of our product lines. most of our products are on Etsy as well, but we are exploring options to make online shopping and delivery experience quick, efficient and reasonable. Recently I loaded a product catalogue on What's App, updated Instagram Business and FB Business accounts. Time to take advantage of their tools! I love hearing from my customers, if I don't pick up on 1st ring, please leave a message! I will return your call! Messaging through Etsy has also worked quite well for Special orders. Stay tuned!
February 18, 2022
SensUlistic's Little Leprechaun guys are gearing up for St. Patrick's Day. They will be available on wreaths or as stand alone ornaments.
January 26, 2022
Hello! Just posted a Valentine Wreath and ST. Patrick's Day Wreath on SensUlitic's shop page. Wreaths are very light and delicate (the white flowers and petals are dogwood flowers and petals dipped in soy wax), intended to stand alone as a wreath, inserted on top of an existing wreath, as a centerpiece or hang on a door knob. The Valentine Ornament little man is made from the stem of cosmos flowers, the Leprechaun from a pine cone. Maybe it is because I am Irish, but this little guy greets me every morning, and I love it! Hangs on my front door door knob at the base of my staircase. Ornaments alone will also soon be available. Make your Christmas Wreath Seasonal, add festive ornaments!
January 18, 2022
Still catching up on new: available ingredients, formulations, research, inventory and year end business initiatives, yet attempting to stay innovative for 2022! If you check Sensulistic's FB page and SensU Retail you will notice some posts from EWG reporting toxcity ingredients in personal products and food items.
When SensUlistic launched in 2007, I simply stated I formulate as a chef cooks. Things we put onto our skin is as important as things we ingest. Many companies and researtch sources now share overlapping of the fields. Importance of toxic free ingredients is key! SensUlistic is still committed to grow organically, compost even in our frigid temperatures, recycle as much as possible, and purchase certified organic and sustainable products. Using innovative certified materials allows simplicity of formulations, ease of labeling and small batch manufacture. A new buffing butter with Mango Butter, and Shea Nut oil should soon be available, yes in our recycled yogurt containers.
Also hoping to get a new cleaning kit online soon. Testing of our Orange Wax purchased for formulating buffing butters is proving to be quite beneficial for waxing furniture, floors etc. Looking forward to 2022!
Thank you to all for a growing year! The last few months have been wicked busy: growing, harvesting, designing, and creating new products. SensUlistic already has ordered some new ingredients for products in 2022. Availability of new Natural and Organic ingredients has skyrocketed. Please share if you have read about or are interested seeing a particular material that you may want to see in a personal or home product. Recently, studies highlighting benefits of peppermint oil and benefits of marine sourced oils for the skin have been published. Look for Algae Oil in some of SensUlistic 2022 personal products! Orange Wax is not only great for skin products, it is great for waxing and covering scratches on furniture, hardwood and cork floors. New Home Organic, Natural Non Toxic Cleaning Kits with Blast II series and Orange Wax are on our list of New Products for 2022! As always we love to customize, please feel free to contact us with requests.
Wishing you a Happy Healthy 2022!
July 19, 2021
Wicked Busy Spring and Summer here. SensUlistic has been working on some new products: 4 oz lotion bases, new herb wreaths formed on hop vine wreaths (they can be reused), mini soap bars infused with various flower petals among a few and all on our shop page. Gearing up for some Holiday items too. Lots of greenery, berried braches, various flowers have been preserved in exfoliating wax and ready to be used in soap bars, mini and standard, body washes, scrubs, butters, salts and as decorative items too. Hoping to pair some new scrubs, washes, sprays with decorative mini bathroom and kitchen wreaths. Let us know if you have some favorite Fall and Winter colors and aromas, love sharing Maine made and grown items with you. Enjoy the remaining Summer Days! As busy as it's been here I've still had family fun days, a few cool kayak trips, invorgorating lake and ocean swims, many bike rides, and daily runs!
February 17, 2021
Getting ready to order ingredients, seeds for Spring creations. Let SensUlistic know your favorites, so many new products in the works.
Also wanted to confirm that Stephenson, who supplies the bases I purchase through Jedward Bulk Oils confirmed they follow EU cosmetic regs. I was quite sure they did as a UK based reputable company, but requested their confirmation. Listened to an updated podcast recommending benefits of following EU requirements. Prsently EU bans over 1500 chemicals in cosmetic formulations to US 20.
If you follow SensUlistic on Instagram, FB, Insta Retail you will see our St. Pat's wreaths. Hope to have one on our shop page soon. Want too make one yourself? You pay shippingh and a hop or grapevine wreath goes for free!
February 4 2021
Winter storm 4 oz Body Wash ready to go Ingredients listed above. www.bulknaturaloils.com is Jedwards site if you want to check out ingredients in the base. It is think and creamy! Materials from Spandits arrived and I quickly made a soap sleeve and works great with mini bars! These sleeves are great for extending use of a soap bar, and they look really decorative too. I included a photo of all the colors. They also make packaging easier and protect some of the softer 100% natural, organic bars. SensUlistic is always looking for ways to reduce plastics, so thank you again Spandits!
Listened to a webinar the other day on Solving the Plastic Waste Problem and Novel Chemical pathway for Upcycling and Chemical Recycling. Like many other fields innovation has set in and the need to recycle is loud and clear. I was really enlightened, however, by new processes and companies utilizing these processes to chemically upcycle new products. As a chemist, the plastic problem has bothered me. It is one of the reasons I started to make soap bars. We do sell body and hand washes, packaged in HDPE and PET containers both recyclable and among those finding new life if recycled! So please recycle
February 2, 2021
Guess 6 more week of Winter predicted (HaHa)!
Here in Maine we are in the midst of a Noreaster so perfect day to make Winter Storm Body Wash, it's been on my radar! Also a local Maine company Spandits www.spandits.com who make athletic apparel just donated 9 lbs of scraps of their awesome material to me so stay tuned! Hoping for some colorful creations. I have their winter Intergalatic thermal tights and just love the colors and awesome feel of the tights. You don't want to take them off.
Need a Winter Pick up? You may want to explore making your own soothing bath bags. We will be happy to send you organic dried flowers for free, we have quite a supply: Bee Balm, Lavendar, Peach Leaves, Grape Seeds and Skins, Calendula, Basil, Time, Hops, Peppermint to name a few). Simply reach out to us. We use them in our bath tea bags. You may even have little bag ready to stuff!
I love tossing a Spa Tea Bag in with Bath Salts after coming in from Winter Runs, Skiing and yes shoveling post Noreasters!
Plenty of online links, posted pics below for quick access!
January 22, 2021
Still dealing with Business Initiatives, but little by little SensUlistic is removing Christmas items and making way for Valentines Day. Posted an Earthy Valentine Wreath today and new soap exfoliating sleeves! Exploring ways to have the all Natural softer Soap bars last longer! I have multiple grape vine and hop wreaths, ribbons, dried flowers waiting for your wishes. so if you would like me to make something for you or send you the makings to create your own, please reach out to me. Shipping is the most expensive part of wreaths and components. I will also be making more soap sleeves in geometric shapes and they will be easy to personalize. The links in the January 6th post appear to work, as do all the links on the home page.
Janiuary 6, 2021
All the best for a Happy, Healthy 2021! COVID 19 sure put a Crazy Spin on 2020. December was a busy month for SensUlistic, as we geared up both personally and professionally for the Holidays. With Christmas cards and gifts still rolling in, it is hard to believe it is 2021! Our Shop items will soon be cleared of Holiday products, but while I deal with Inventory and end of Year business initiatives the items will remain!
Google is the Host for www.sensulistic.com, and I will be in touch with them for suggestions to simplify and synchronize sites, social media and Etsy purchasing options. Your feedback would be greatly appreciated. If you have experienced any difficulties or frustration with SensUlistic, LLC's online options or have any suggestioins/wishes for easier access pleaase share with me @
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I am thankful to all of SensUlistic's customers for your support and kindness. It has been a pleasure to grow, create, and gift package gifts for you! Cheers to 2021
December 2, 2020
Mini Stocking Bar Soaps are available in
two scent combos. Lavendar/Rosemary and
November 30, 2020
Hope everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving! Is surely one we will all remember! SensUlistic is gearing up for the Holidays!
Personally,we cut down our Christmas Tree yesterday in true Maine style at Celebration Tree Farm in Durham, Me. Was fun hiking their Organic Grounds for Natural Trees. Locals may be interested, they also have fresh precut trees and fresh greens for $0.50/pound.
Wreath Switch Kit pictured is made with our organic greens, but once our limited supply is gone, I'll be heading back to Celebration Tree Farm!
Working on Christmas Stocking Soap Bars, and Christmas Gift Packages!
November 18, 2020
SensUlistic's shop has been growing!
Christmas decorated Dish detergent should be up soon, available with or without bamboo brushes. Brushes may be purchased on amazon and locally here at GoGo Refill!
Novembert 11, 2020
A huge thanks to all our Veterans! So many sacrifices to keep us safe, some the ultimate sacrifice of life!
November 2, 2020
Just in from cutting fresh dill and Vietnamese coriander! Dill and Coriander growing days are numbered as it is 23 degrees here with the wind chill. I think the cold just makes the dill and coriander smell even more amazing! Added the dill to the oregano wreaths formed a few weeks ago. Hoping to make some Christmas Kitchen gift packages as one of our gift ideas.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner however, these will be great and make prep easy. These wreaths smell amazing just hanging in the kitchen and so easy just to snip and add to you recipe! When the wreath has been exhausted simply toss outside, you may find dill (if seeds are left on the wreath) or oregano (if a piece of root grabs hold) growing there in the spring!
Everything grown here is organic, no pesticides!
October 2, 2020
Our blog missed August and September. It's been a wicked (as we say here in Maine) busy time here! Mother Nature directs everyday. The weather has been beautiful, but the lack of rain deemed closer personal attention to crops. Many hours spent outside keeping the plant cycle going. lots of harvesting was needed earlier than usual, hops, coriander, sunflowers, herbs, grapes and more. Shaping wreaths (Spice, Halloween, Floral, Christmas) immediately is my mode of operation, as the vines and herbs do their own binding, more natural, efficient, economical.
Tea Bags are stuffed with hops, and I reached out to local brewers (Maine is huge in the craft brew industry, and we have some great beers) sharing my idea for matching meal recipes prepared with a particular hops (Cascade, Centennial, Nugget, Mt, Hood, Chinook, Willamette) and lots of thumbs up replies. I've made tons of recipes: hopped up soups, omlets, roasted dishes, casseroles, but recently dropped off some cascade hop tea bags to a local restaurant to experiment. With so many local beers on tap, I am sure some awesome creations are on the rise! Drinking a beer brewed with the same hops in a meal prep makes pairing quite simplistic!
Manufacturing has not taken a back seat in any way. Lots of Body Washes, Scrubs, Soap Bars, nourishing oil Blends, Butters made incorporating Hops, Hydrating Waters, Botanicals extracted into organic oils, Organic, Nutritional Oils, Home Products and more. Customization is key for us so please reach out if you have a request. Gearing up for the Holidays I shipped out some Spiced up packages to Family, Economical practical gift ideas, using recycled packaging materials, and shipping. Placing orders for some New Raw Materials, the Green, Susstainable Market is Growing!
I am using a Shop Now Tab on this site now, site creation has also become easier. Online shopping (McKinsey) has really increased during this COVID19 era and I am just trying to simplify. Please let me know if you have any difficulty. Best Wishes for Health!
October 1, 2020
Halloween Wreeaths that Light up are available!
Click Buy Now or on Etsy!
Good Morning from SensUlistic! This week has beeen crazy, as here in Maine we have been breaking heat wave records, and little rain has fallen. So in between catching up with how CoronaVirus19 is affecting all industries and how many industries are responding with innovative products I've spent lots of hours outside harvesting plants, flowers, leaves for our new products, weeding and watering. Simply Sunflowers are now on Etsy (www.etsy.com/shop/sensulisticllc) !
SensUlistic, LLC continues to focus on customization, and according to some Personal Product, and Happi reports customization is being requested. Requests seem to be for formulations with minimal ingredients, self formulation, and formualtions where consumers may purchase an original product and add their own ingredients. Safety, Healthy, Environmentally Friendly, Sustainable, Zero Waste, Organic and Natural are top priorities for many folks. Butters are big in formulations, easy to add. Many of our butters are enhanced with nutrients from flower and fruit trees and plants. simply extracting into Certified Organic Oils. I am putting together an order from Jedward Internationa Bulk Oils (www.BULKNATURALOILS.com). Let me know if you see something you may like in a soap bar, scrub, home decor, cleaning product or perhaps you may want to order something yourself. They are a great company! Currently they are out of shampoo base, due in soon. The personal product indeustry is sky rocketing!
The fragrances we create are formulated in maple extract, using certified essential oils from Jedward International. It is my understanding that one of the challenges to the perfumery industry is the lack of alcohol, as top priority due to CoronaVirus19 is for hand sanitizers. Let us know if you would like to experiment? I'll be happy to share our maple sap, or essential oils at no charge. Shipping costs only.
Have a Great Day! I'm off to make mini soap bars!
july 13, 2020
Flowers have been blooming like crazy here! I've been preserving them in wax! Creating some new natural, organic, economical decor items! Take a look!
All of these items (I have some pretty cool lilies soaking up their wax) may be used just as they are, placed in a vase which is nice to eliminate water, as water should be changed frequently, or to embellish a wreath or your own creation!
June 5, 2020
April 29. 2020
SensUlistic, LLC Splash, a Body Spritz (light, refreshing and alcohol free) is about to launch! Maple Sap is not just water. We use maple sap in many of our formulations, because it is a healthy raw material we collect right off the maple trees on our grounds. Our 2020 results are below! As you will see in this video maple sap has been explored for multiple uses. It is sold as an energy drink, and the cubes can make some pretty cool cocktails, and mocktails. Creating cool aromas with essential oils is one of the reasons we really like it, and we feel it is a great substitute for water in formulations. Unlike in water some of the oils dissolve. so stay tuned our Splashes will be on Etsy soon!
SensUlistic, LLC 2020 Maple Sap results from the University of Maine
Sugar (fructose, sucrose, glucose) not included
Parameter Units 2020
Conductivity mmhos/cm 0.58
NO3-N mg/L 0.02
NH4-N mg/L < 0.01
AL mg/L 0.183
B mg/L 0.108
Ca mg/L 43.3
Cu mg/L < 0.02
Fe mg/L < 0.10
K mg/L 147
Mg mg/L 5.00
Mn mg/L 1.06
Na mg/L < 1.0
P mg/L 5.5
S mg/L 0.278
Zn mg/L. 0.249
Make it yourself, tap us for Maole Sap fragrances (simply maple sap and essential oils)
Maple Sap, unlike water dissolves essential oils, makes for some pretty cool natural frtagrances)
Felt this would be a good first Blog for our new website! health to all!