Taking proper care of your skin is something that goes beyond taking showers and avoiding the sun as much as possible. It also has to do with the quality of the products that we use to keep our skin moisturized and nurtured.
The most important thing to consider is that there are many skincare products out there, but knowing which ones are worth buying is the key to having long-term healthy skin. JUSTBLiSS can help you with that as they only use 100% natural ingredients for their products. Making use of natural skin care products is not only good for your skin and your overall health, but it is also good for the environment and it ensures that no animals are harmed for testing purposes.
The founder, Ansulene Prinsloo, established JUSTBLiSS in 2020 after a winter season in her life. She decided to find purpose in her life again by making self-care and self-love a large priority in her own life.
“JUSTBLiSS has been able to help customers live their best life through self-care. And to me, your best life is to use only natural products on your face, body and hair. When your skin smells and feels fabulous, you feel fabulous as well,” Ansulene explains.
Ansulene started by making glycerine soap, then moved to make “soap from scratch”, using the cold process method. “I made soap with different kinds of oils until I enjoyed the feeling of hemp seed oil as one of the key ingredients. It took me more than a year with many failed batches to get to that point. From there I started making body butter, also with hemp seed oil as a key ingredient. Today I have quite a few products listed,” she said.
Selfcare is very important for her. “Emotional wellness (adding mental to that as well), and your physical health runs parallel with self-care. The world is extremely stressful today, so you as an individual have to find ways to cope with these demands. Self-care is basically anything that you do for yourself that feels nourishing or helping you to cope,” Ansulene said.
“The average woman looks after her family, her home, her job, and the list can go on, and where in this equation does she look after herself? If she doesn’t, she will start to feel overwhelmed, and then it really is just going downwards from there. The same applies to men,” Ansulene added.
JUSTBLiSS’s target market is women older than 35, who want to move over to using only natural products on their bodies, hair and faces. “Natural products really do feel different, and that feeling is JUSTBLiSS! However, I have found in the last year that younger women (even teens) have started to use my products as well.”
What makes JUSTBLiSS products different is that they are all made in small batches. “So, no mass manufacturing. Also, I do not really sell wholesale; I do not want our products to be on a shelf in some shop for very long. The more freshly made the better for you and your skin. Another reason is that 90% of our products also include hemp seed oil as a key ingredient! It is an incredible oil. The combination of essential fatty acids that it contains is in perfect balance, and matches our skin’s own natural oils,” she says.
Why does Ansulene think natural products are better for you? “Non-toxic skincare products allow your skin to get the benefits without the damaging effects. If you use products with artificial ingredients, you are putting toxic agents on your skin, and this means that there will be irritation and long-term damage from extended use. “Rashes, itching, redness, inflammation, loss of elasticity, and many other issues are attributed to chemicals found in some skincare products. These chemicals include sulphates, phthalates, parabens, phenoxyethanol, and glycols. The use of these toxic agents in popular skincare products is an alarming problem that many people are not even considering,” she says.
Her best-sellers are Rooibos Tea Body Butters, Zero Waste Shampoo Bars and Pamper Candles.
Not afraid of challenges, she completed an online course and decided to build the JUSTBLiSS online shop herself. “It took me three months. I literally had to Google every step in the process. Our middle children, both programmers, found this quite funny, but at the same time were also quite impressed with their mom, who they thought didn’t know anything about computers, programming orwebsites.”
As her garden is her safe spot, she decided that all the photographs of the products will be taken in her garden.
JUSTBLiSS product range
- Natural handmade soap
- Zero waste sulphate-free shampoo and conditioner
- Natural baking soda free Deodorant
- Natural Liquid soap for showers
- Bath bombs that do not dry out your skin
- Shower Streamers
- Body Lotions
- Lotion Bars
- Body Butters
- Hand Cream
- Whipped Body Butter (3 luxurious butters in this beauty)
- Whipped Bubble Bath
- Facial Oils
- CBD Skincare
- Pamper Soy Wax Candles
- Bath Salts
- Natural Shaving Cream
- Foaming Body Scrubs (This range includes something for the face, body all over as well as feet)
- Bath Melts
- Bath Mousse (soap)
All products are available either at her shop in Waverley, Bloemfontein, as well as online.
For more information, contact Ansulene Prinsloo from JUSTBLiSS at email@example.com, 083-300-6118 or visit her website and online shop at www.justbliss.co.za. You can also find them on Facebook and Instagram @justblisssoap.