How What When Where Why

Pleasant Valley General Store lgWhy Lotion Bars

Traveling through south western Colorado with its towering ponderosa pines, aspens, and dramatic rock formations I chanced upon a rustic old fashion general store with a long narrow boardwalk and low pitch roof hung with at least 9 hummingbird feeders teaming with swift and graceful brilliantly iridescent aerial aviators not so patiently waiting in line for their turn.As I stepped through the door I felt as though I was stepping back in time, back to a simpler era, perhaps the turn of the century when the west was wild and stagecoaches carrying weary travelers stopped to refresh themselves, and buckboards loaded with supplies delivered every essential a local homesteader would need to get through winter.

Every nook and cranny was filled to the brim, floor to ceiling with a remarkable collection of treasures. There was something to gaze at in each and every corner, high, low and in between. I was completely wide-eyed and awestruck by the astounding array of delightful surprises from whimsical to practical on display. Finally my eyes settled on some small silver tins sitting atop the lunch counter next to the cash register. The proprietor encouraged me to slip the lid off and try a solid lotion bar. I chose the lavender and was immediately struck by the intoxicating fragrance but much more so by the luxuriant lotion the bar provided. I was sold!

So I’m back California slathering on my lotion bar like the lotion fanatic I am, constantly taking my little 2 oz. bar and liberally applying it everywhere my skin needs a little lubrication; but after 2 months I realize it’s getting pretty thin and I begin to panic, I mean really panic because I realize I’ve become totally addicted but can’t afford another trip to Colorado just to buy a lotion bar.

After a few days of pondering my options of how to obtain a bar long distance I finally decide to flip the tin over to check out the ingredient list and low and behold I see I actually have every ingredient and some, Bingo!

After extensive research I have what I believe are the correct measurements so I try my hand at my first bar, perfect. I’m totally impressed with my success.

Since my first lotion bar I have refined and perfected the process and included specially formulated all Organic/Natural oils and butters beneficial in skin rejuvenation and healing.

As for my company it took me some time to come up with a name, I kept asking myself to describe “what is in a lotion bar”? And “what is a lotion bar”… Well a lotion bar is natural, creamy, soothing, calming, and fragrant. A lotion bar is zen-like; a state of coolness attained through a totally laid-back type of attitude, inner peace, centered and wholly relaxed. Zen emphasizes the attainment of enlightenment and personal expression. I asked myself over and over, faster and faster “What’s in a lotion bar”?, “What’s in a lotion bar”?, “What’s in a lotion bar”? Then I heard it “What ZEN a Lotion Bar”. And there you have my story of how What Zen a Lotion Bar came into being.

Please join me in indulging yourself in the Zen-like pleasure of beautiful, healthy luxurious skin. What Zen a Lotion Bar


One thought on “How What When Where Why

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    shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched
    her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is entirely off topic
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