Monday, November 5, 2012

Shop Local/Shop Smart: Beau Tye launches a line of Lavender products for the holidays

Lavender Soap ($6 a bar)
Oh So Cynthia is about showcasing the city of Dallas and what makes it a fabulous place to live.  Although I love the luxe life, I'm a girl with champagne tastes on a soda-pop budget, so I am all about smart shopping.  Throughout the holiday season, I will be bringing you a series of posts that will combine both of these concepts called Shop Local/Shop Smart, bringing you great gift ideas for under $250 from local designers and retailers. Today, let's talk about smelly stuff.

Out of all the senses, I think the most delicious is SMELL. I love walking into a room or giving someone a hug and getting a waft of a delicious fragrance or earthy scent.  I don't like super sweet fragrances like rose and tuberose.  I'm more of an earthy, clean fragrance person. I love Lavender because I think it combines the best of both.

Hand Sanitizer ($5.50)   Hand Soap ($6.00)   Room Spray ($6.00)   Lip Balm ($3.00)

Did you know that the name Lavender comes from the Latin word Lavare, which means to wash. The Romans in the 16th century hardly ever took baths and soap was too expensive. However, it was far easier to grow Lavender so the Romans used Lavender as a perfume to smell good, instead of using soap. Thank goodness that because of folks like Beau Tye, we can all afford soap!

Local beauty manufacturer BEAU TYE has some wonderful new Lavender products out just in time for the holidays.  Choose from bar soap, hand sanitizer, hand soap or lip balm - all in a delicious Lavender scent.  I highly recommend any of these products as stocking stuffers - or buy the whole collection and create a smelltastic gift basket!

Beau Tye is offering an exclusive discount of 10% off your entire purchase (on purchases of $10 or more)  if you use coupon code: 'OHSOCYNTHIA' at time of checkout through 'Googlecheckout' at MYBEAUTYE.COM . (Offer Valid through 12/01/2012). So, don't say I never did anything for you. Merry Christmas.  Currently the Lavender Lip Balm, and Lavender Liquid handsoap is only available online.

Shop online or find products at these local retailers:
The Wicker Basket-4715 W. Lovers Lane, Dallas, TX
The Silver Star Mercantile - 1102 W. Main St., Carrollton, TX
IndieGenius - 409 N. Zang Blvd. Dallas, TX
Mominizer, 202C W. Wall St., Grapevine, TX, 76051