Here's to New Beginnings.

Bela Gyarmati

New Year is observed on January 1st, the first day of the year according to the modern Gregorian as well as the Julian Calendar.  In pre-Christian Rome, the day was dedicated to Janus, the god of gateways and beginnings. 

Hence, the first month of the year is January. Janus is depicted with two faces to indicate that he looks at the past and future simultaneously, reflecting on the old and anticipating the new.

Here at Mermaid Cove, we have been reflecting on the past year as well.  We are thrilled with the launch and success of Mermaid Cove, and we are eagerly anticipating an exciting and prosperous 2021.  

New Year also gives us a chance to reflect on how far we've come in our lives and how to honour and celebrate ourselves.  Unfortunately, we don't do that enough as we become occupied with day to day life.  It is so important to take the time to recharge our batteries and take care of ourselves. 

We can give so much more to others if we are healthy and energized physically, spiritually and emotionally.   

So take the time to pamper yourself – eat your favourite treat, have a leisurely bath, read a good book - devote time to just you.  You will be happier, more relaxed and more rejuvenated to get on with life.

From all of us at the Cove to all of you, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!   

 

All love. ✨💙🌊

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The History of Soap

Bela Gyarmati

It is believed that the ancient Babylonians invented soap by mixing fats with wood ash and water back in 2800 B.C. as evidenced by Babylonian Clay containers found with inscriptions of soap recipes on them.  However, the soaps were most likely used to clean wool and cotton in preparation for weaving and not used for cleaning the body.

 

The Ancient Egyptians also made soap by combining both vegetable and animal oils with alkaline salts to form a soap-like substance.  Similarly, Phoenicians and Ancient Greeks combined goat tallow, wood ashes and lye to use for cleansing and medicine to treat sores and skin ailments.  Soap was believed to be widely used by the Roman Empire as archeologist had discovered an entire soap factory in the ruins of Pompeii.  However, the use of soap for personal hygiene did not become popular until the later centuries of the Roman era.

 

The Celts, who used animal fats and plant ashes to make their soap, named the product saipo, from which the word soap is derived.  Arabic people made soap from vegetable oils such as olive oil and other aromatic oil such as thyme oil.  Sodium Lye NaOH formula was used for the first time and it hasn't changed from the current soap sold in markets all over the world today.

 

As you can see, Mermaid Cove is utilizing an ancient art to bring you high quality products in a time-honored tradition.

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The Harvest Season

Bela Gyarmati

The sensuality of fall is unlike any other season. The crisp air greeting you as summer says farewell. The transition to scarves and the smell of falling leaves, and of course you can’t forget about the pumpkins ripening on the vine! 

Fall is cozy cashmere amongst the changing colours. The rusting gold leaves blessing you everywhere you walk. Harvest is upon us, so grab your cider, and your soap, and welcome the blessings of this time of year.

 

We have curated beautiful gifts for you to enjoy this harvest that include some very… Unique ingredients.

 

Mermaid Cove prides ourselves on using quality ingredients to create our special artisan products that we deliver to your door. So, let’s talk about our pumpkin soap and the benefits of using real pumpkin to soothe the skin.

 

 

 

  • Pumpkin is packed with fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), which increase cell turnover, to brighten and smooth the skin.

 

  • Pumpkin contains antioxidant Vitamin A and Vitamin C to help soften and soothe the skin and boost collagen production to prevent the signs of aging.

 

  • Zinc in pumpkin seeds is brilliant for acne sufferers. Zinc will help control the hormone level and oil production, as well as assist with healing of the skin.

 

  • Pumpkin seeds are high in essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, which are necessary to maintain good barrier function of the skin. They also regulate sebum, great for an oily skin.

 

  • The molecular structure of pumpkin is small and therefore can penetrate deeper into the skin when used topically. This is amazing for treating a dull complexion, aging skin and pigmentation.

 

Come to the cove and be sure to experience the feeling of fall this harvest season.

 

 Ps. Don’t forget your scarf 😉

 

 

 

All Love

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Benefits of Mermaid Cove Products

Bela Gyarmati

Our goal is to create high quality cosmetics that contain natural and eco-conscious ingredients known to be beneficial and safe.  We do not use additives and chemicals that may irritate or prove harmful.

 

Just look at the benefits of some of our ingredients:

 

Avocado Oil

It is a rich source of Vitamin A and D and also has a high content of lecithin and Potassium.  It penetrates deeply into the skin

 

Sweet Almond Oil

It has a high concentration of oleic and linoleic essential fatty acids which is an established anti-wrinkle agent and skin cell regenerator.  It is a natural moisturizer that is excellent for all skin types.

 

Apricot Kernel Oil

 

It is a high source of polyunsaturated fatty acids and prevents the body from becoming dehydrated.

 

Jojoba Oil

It contains myristic acid which gives the oil anti-inflammatory properties.  It is an antioxidant.

 

Evening Primrose Oil

It is one of the most concentrated sources of gamma linoleic essential fatty acid and is very effective in treating dry and scaly skin.

 

Emu Oil

It contains linoleic and oleic acid, Vitamin A and E and Sapogens which is a proven skin softener.  Emu oil helps to restore, maintain and safeguard the appearance and feel of healthy skin.

 

Aloe Vera Gel

It contains numerous vitamins and minerals, amino acids, enzymes, natural sugars and agents which may be anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial.  One of the first documented users of Aloe Vera was Cleopatra who used it to protect her skin from the sun and to maintain a youthful look.

 

Shea Butter

It contains Vitamins A, E and F.  Shea butter penetrates deeply into the skin to restore elasticity.

 

Mango Butter

It has a high stearic acid content, has good emolliency and prevents the drying of skin and formation of wrinkles.  Mango butter reduces the degeneration of skin cells and improves elasticity.

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The Benefits of Handmade Cosmetics

Bela Gyarmati

There is an art within the process of creation that has been lost over the years. Whether that’s because our lives are busier or because big box stores have made every single product as processed and unconnected as possible, there is a lack of love and connection, which is something everyone needs right now more than ever.


That is why we are wanting to bring that connection and quality back. We want to provide quality, beauty, and love within every jar of cream, or hand wrapped bar of soap. Mermaid Cove wants to bring that connection to your cosmetic routine and to the universe. 


The benefits of handmade cosmetics are fulfilling on a sensual, spiritual, and emotional level. So we thought that on the day of our launch we would let you know about five benefits of using handmade cosmetics.




1. Eco-Friendly

 

Mermaid Cove works hard to produce earth-friendly bath and body products because we value our environment. By avoiding chemical-laden ingredients that are used by large manufacturers, we minimize the hazards that enter our ground, waterways, and drainage systems.

 

2. Avoid Irritation

Many conventionally produced skin care products contain lots of chemicals, additives and artificial colors.  These products can cause irritation and allergic reactions in some people.  Mermaid Cove strives to use ingredients in our products that work with the skin and not against it.

 

3. Save Your Nose

Artificial fragrances can contain chemicals that may cause headaches and other adverse reactions.  We use natural essential oils in our products which can even provide aromatherapy.  We recognize that some individuals are sensitive to essential oils and Mermaid Cove also offers products with paraben-free fragrance.  The choice is yours.



4. Gentler Over Time

Although some conventionally made products may seem to work better with the first try, over the long-term, the harmful chemicals that made your skin feel cleaner or your hair feel smoother may actually cause damage.  Mermaid Cove does not contain unnecessary fillers or chemicals that will cause irritation or damage over time.

 

5. Nourishes the Skin and Good for All Skin Types

 

Mermaid Cove uses ingredients like Vitamin E, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Palm Oil and Castor Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Sunflower Oil, Avocado Oil and more, which are well known for helping the skin stay healthier. These ingredients are also full of antioxidants which can help ward off early signs of aging, or simply keep the skin looking good.  These ingredients have elements similar to the cellular composition of our body, which promotes excellent results in the medium to long term.  Additionally, these products are good for men as well as women.

 

All love.

✨💙🌊💙✨

 

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Who is Mermaid Cove?

Bela Gyarmati

Our Inspiration:

 

On a warm summer’s eve in the Gulf of Mexico our family made the spontaneous choice to go for a late-night swim on the beach. A full moon above lit our way as we danced along the gulf’s shore, wading into the shallows and meditating under the light of the full moon. While enjoying the magic of the sea we could see little black blobs moving in the darkness contrasting against the white sand, and upon further inspection realized they were sea turtle hatchlings, making their way to the ocean. We all left feeling blessed to have witnessed a true miracle.

The ocean has always had a special place in my family’s heart. The power and majesty of her, along with the beauty and mystery. I catch myself entranced gazing over the horizon, curious about what lays beneath. Sunken ships? Buried treasures? Mermaids? 

We have been blessed to be able to visit the ocean often, and we wanted to bring some of that energy to you. We developed this company so that you could experience the magic of that night under the moon. Or a sunset along the sea. We wanted to encompass the sensuality of a light sea breeze, refreshing your face on a warm day.

Our Responsibility:

 

With that said, it was important for us to also educate those on the fact that the beauty of and the creatures living in the ocean are at risk. Through pollution, overfishing, plastic, and climate change, we have created an unprecedented situation. There are thousands of species on the endangered list, including the sea turtles we saw making their way to the water that evening. Every choice we make from the products we buy, to how we consume our food has an effect on the ocean, whether you live in land or right on the shore. 

It breaks my heart and I feel helpless to the degradation of the environment. I thought, we can do better... We must do better, and we can do that by making better decisions to help the oceans, and the planet as a whole. We benefit when nature benefits, and that is why we have brought Mermaid Cove to you.

Our Fruition:

 

Mermaid Cove was built on the idea that you can have luxury skincare, while still doing good for the planet. Our first question within the design of our products is, how can we make this more sustainable and ethical. We come from an eco-conscious mindset so when you buy our products, you can feel comfort in knowing you’re doing good for the earth while doing good for your skin.

Our Promise:

  • We will donate a proceed of every purchase to the protection of marine life and marine eco-systems.
  • We will provide quality artisan skincare products that will be made with love from our team.
  • We will have environmental considerations at the forefront of all business decisions.
  • We will inspire magic and interest in the ocean in all of her beauty.

So, come to the cove with us, we are very excited for you to be a part of our story. 

Magic is closer than you think…

 

All love

 

 

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