The View From Watery Mountain

Summer 2018 Limited Edition Fragrances Available Now!

Each season we feature two limited edition fragrances, available in our full line of bath and body products.  This summer we have two exciting new offerings! Beachcomber - Clear, aqua water and warm, golden sand. Take a beach vacation any time with touches of ozone and sea spray balanced with driftwood and water lily. Fragaria - Sweet, ripe strawberries are taken in an unexpected direction with the addition of rich, aromatic musk. Definitely a strawberry scent for adults, this has to be smelled to be believed! Try one of these scents today.  They'll only be available for a limited time!...

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Upcoming Events

The warmer weather is finally here and it's time to start getting out to meet our customers! First Fridays in Old Town Warrenton Join us from 6:00-9:00 pm on Main Street in Old Town Warrenton for live music, great food and family fun! Main Street, Old Town Warrenton Fridays: May 4, June 1, July 6, Aug 3, Sep 7 and Oct 5 Archwood Green Barns We'll have an indoor stall at the Archwood Green Barns in The Plains from 10:00-3:00 every Sunday, so stop by rain or shine.  This producer-only market is a fantastic place to shop local and take...

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Spotlight on Ingredients: Palm Oil

Almost everyone has heard about the consequences of the irresponsible cultivation of oil palms.  From the displacement of indigenous populations, to the destruction of rain forests and the effects on endangered species and their habitats, palm plantations have been the target of numerous efforts to reduce worldwide demand for palm oil. At Watery Mountain Essentials, we care about people, animals, and the planet.  So, why do our soaps include palm oil? The palm oil you’ll find in Watery Mountain Essentials soap has been certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, a global organization that sets environmental and social criteria...

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Spotlight on Ingredients: Aloe Vera

Spotlight on Ingredients: Aloe Vera

In this series, I’ll briefly describe some of our favorite Watery Mountain Essentials ingredients and their benefits. The earliest mention of the healing properties of aloe vera was discovered on a clay tablet from Mesopotamia dated 2100 BCE.  An Egyptian papyrus from 1550 BCE describes using aloe to treat both internal and external ailments.  As aloe spread around the world from its place of origin in Africa, it became part of traditional medicine in many cultures.  Today, aloe is popular worldwide and is cultivated commercially for use in foods and cosmetics. While aloe readily grows in the wild in tropical...

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Vegan and Vegetarian Bath Products

Hopefully you’ve noticed that part of caring about people, animals, and the planet here at Watery Mountain Essentials includes carefully and accurately labeling our products.  People make many different kinds of personal choices regarding the ingredients they’re willing to accept in their food and other products.  We honor those choices and want to be sure you know exactly which of our products are compatible with your lifestyle.  Vegetarian friendly – look for the fruit and vegetable icon on our products Vegetarians avoid animal flesh of all kinds, as well as products that require an animal to be killed, but many...

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