What made it fun was spending time with my daughter—creating new body scrubs to accompany the launch of my women’s Bible study series, With Faith Like Hers.
We got the idea when we were talking about Queen Esther going through 12 months of beauty treatments before she was presented to the King.
Wouldn’t women love a 12-month spa experience?
We women love to be pampered. We love smelly-feel-good things that encourage us to inhabit our beauty. Maybe every day should be a spa day.
So Nicole and I are doing something about it. We’re launching ESTHER’S SPA, a beauty line of smelly-feel-good body products to honor women in the Bible, starting with an invigorating sugar scrub to get rid of that old dead skin and reveal the beauty beneath. Like what God does when He gets hold of our hearts.
Nicole and I are having fun imagining what each woman in Scripture would have liked and then creating a fragrance to honor her.
Eve spent her early days in the Garden of Eden, surrounded by succulent fruit. Yes, there was that one forbidden fruit, but the others must have been delicious. So our scent to honor Eve and accompany the Bible study, I am Eve?
Pomagranate and mango.
Can you say “Yummmm”?
We picture Queen Esther strolling through the Persian palace grounds. The grounds must have been filled with sweet-smelling flowers. Our scent to honor Esther and accompany the Bible study, I am Esther?
Jasmine, lilac and lily.
Do I hear a unanimous “oooooh”?
Ruth spent all day in the fields, gleaning barley and never complaining as the itchy chaff flew into her face and down her lovely neck. She must have needed a warm bath to help her relax. Our scent to honor Ruth and accompany the Bible study, I am Ruth?
White tea, ginger and honeysuckle.
Can we say “ahhhhh”?
The process of creating fragrances these Bible women might have loved is such fun. And more fun doing it with my own beauty, Nicole.
I like to imagine a woman with a copy of one of the books studying Scripture to help encourage inner beauty with a jar of fragrant scrub helping do the same on the outside. Like turning that “spa experience” into a mini spiritual retreat. God beautifying her inside and out.
Making one more trophy of grace for His glory.
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We have Mary’s and Elizabeth’s scents finalized, too. All that awaits are the book releases. I am Mary and her body scrub will be released in time for a Christmas study of Jesus’ earthly mother. I am Elizabeth and her body scrub will be released in early 2015.
A matching body lotion will follow. The ESTHER’S SPA line will launch next month over at Honor Bound Books & Gifts with the sugar body scrub.
If only the Internet had cyber smell!