Bathing Salts

Therapeutic Bathing Salts
Bathing Salts

Bathing Salts

The use of bathing salts started in China, around 2,700 BC, when the PengTzaoKanMu was written, probably the earliest known treatise on pharmacology. During the time of Hippocrates, healers were encouraged by him to use sea water in submerging their patients who had muscle pains. Hippocrates also detailed the benefits of curing many ailments using sea water. When a physician named Charles Russel, around 1753 AD wrote “The Uses of Sea Water”, it made points on the different therapeutic properties of sea water. When people heard of this they suddenly began flocking to the coasts.

Scientists still today focus on research and studies on sea water's benefits for many ailments, health, beauty and overall well-being.

Bourbon Street

Bourbon Street

Bourbon Street

Bubbling Bubbles

Bubbling Bubbles

Bubbling Bubbles

4 in 1 gels: Bubble Bath, Shampoo, Shower Gel, Fabric Cleaner

Contains: purified H20, triethanodamine laurel sulfate, cocamide dea, EDTA and scent, which may or may not contain fragrance and or essential oils.

Cupcakes

Cupcakes

Cupcakes

Gorgoreous little cupcake soaps as only Moonalisa can make them.

Dusting Powders

All natural body powders
Dusting Powders

Dusting Powders

Dusting powders come in 4 oz paper powder shakers with cool graphics made with collages and or art by Lisa J Farrell aka Moona.

Powder is made from: tapioca starch, cornstarch, arrowroot powder, kaolin or rose clay, mica and scent. Powder may also contain finely ground roots, herbs , flowers , rinds, resins, vanilla beans , essential oils and or fragrance. All depending on the scent.

Elixirs & Perfumes

Enchanting Aromas
Elixirs & Perfumes

Elixirs & Perfumes

The art of making perfumes began in ancient Egypt but was developed and further refined by the Roman and the Arab cultures.

Emulsions & Creams

Lotions and Creams
Emulsions & Creams

Emulsions & Creams

Indulge your skin.

House of the Rising Sun

House of the Rising Sun

House of the Rising Sun

No one knows the real story behind the song " House of the Rising Sun"

Possibly the song was an old English, Scottish or Irish folk song, or melody, that had been brought over to these mountainous regions of America by British settlers a hundred or more years before. The words were obviously altered as New Orleans was THE den of iniquity in the South. We have heard of a version in England, whose lyrics are, “There is a house in Lowestoft they call the Rising Sun.” Whether this was a dig at the Animals version or the original, we may never know but it is worth considering. English musicologist, Cecil Sharp, had collected many of these old English folk songs in the early part of the 20th century. Olive Campbell, the wife of a minister, had collected many ballads from the Appalachians and given them to Cecil Sharp. If you have not seen them, we recommend the movies “Songcatcher” and “O Brother Where Art Thou” for a glimpse of traditional and Old Timey music from the early 20th century.

One legend and the one that inspired this collective of scents is the one that says that "The House of the Rising Sun" actually existed between 1862 and about 1874 and was run by a Madam Marianne LeSoleil Levant whose name translates from French as "the rising sun". Bizarre New Orleans, a guide book on New Orleans, asserts that the real house was at 1614 Esplanade Avenue between 1862 and 1874 and was purportedly named for its madam, Marianne LeSoleil Levant.

So here is a homage to all the sexy, steamy, sultry passion for life that goes on behind closed doors.

Madame de Mal de Mort's - House of VooDoo

Madame de Mal de Mort's - House of VooDoo

Madame de Mal de Mort's - House of VooDoo

Pirate's Alley

Pirate's Alley

Pirate's Alley

A haven for pirates in days past, at times as warm as a springtime morning or as foreboding as a cold, dark, fog shrouded London street. Its appearance and character are ever changing like the specters that roam the alley.

Where spirits and souls from long ago who lived and died with passion in these streets refuse to hide in the dusty ruins of the past. This is an area of legend and lore, some true and much false.

You find it as you head toward Canal Street in the thick humidity. Soon you will find yourself pushing ahead to the end of the fence where the air is heavy with the scent of damp vegetation and your skin becomes moist. In back of the St. Louis Cathedral, you breath deeply, swallowing that thick hot air as if you are drowning, and you begin to melt into the city itself, the Vieu Carre, the heart of New Orleans.

Now look to your left, up along the side of the Church. You have discovered PIRATES ALLEY!

Scrubs

Sugar, Salt & Botanical scrubs.
Scrubs

Scrubs

It has been said the ancient Egyptians practiced exfoliation first. In the Middle Ages, wine was used as a chemical exfoliant with tartaric acid as the active agent. In Asia, the practice of exfoliation started hundreds of years ago.

Soaps

Handmade soaps ~ natural and supernatural
Soaps

Soaps

A soap-like material found in clay cylinders during the excavation of ancient Babylon is evidence that soapmaking was known as early as 2800 B.C. A formula for soap consisting of water, alkali and cassia oil was written on a Babylonian clay tablet around 2200 BC.

The Ebers papyrus (Egypt, 1550 BC) indicates that ancient Egyptians bathed regularly and combined animal and vegetable oils with alkaline salts to create a soap-like substance. Egyptian documents mention that a soap-like substance was used in the preparation of wool for weaving.

Our pure and natural soap ingredients are: Coconut oil, Cocoa butter, Palm oil, Castor oil, Safflower oil, Kosher vegetable Glycerine, Purified Water, Sodium Hydroxide (Derived from sodium chloride (sea salt); pH adjuster and formula stabilizer), Sorbitol (derived from fruits and berries; humectant, attracts and holds moisture, gives velvety feel to the skin), Sorbitan oleate (vegetable source, nonionic , low HLB emulsifier) and soybean protein. We then add a super amount of vegetable fats, butter, oils, creams, botanicals and essential oils & sometimes fragrance all depending on the individual recipe for the particular bar of soap. All of this makes the soap bars you have come to know and love. Each batch is hand & lovingly made. All bars weigh about 6.5-8 oz depending on the cut and mold used.

Welcome to MoonaLisa

Turnaround time for Mardi Gras is 6 to 8 weeks.

All hand made to order here in our studio in beautiful, historic sunny East Bay, California. Besides the various incense, herbal and floral scents I offer, you may also notice a healthy dose of "foody" type dessert scents. This is a result of my past. I am a certified pastry chef who used to teach and cook professionally, with a passion, but became allergic to gluten. So there will always be a variety of mock deserts for your skin and bathing pleasure to choose from and this is also the reason that ALL of my products are made with ingredients free from gluten and made in a gluten free environment. With the possible exception of one lip butter flavor that is still being determined if it contains gluten or not, so please refrain from ordering if allergic.

All of MoonaLisa's products are also paraben free and have been since 1990! And with the exception of Beeswax, Honey and occasional use of goats milk, our products are also Vegan! The majority of my scents are original creations made from a complex combination of various botanicals and perfumers essences, very few are straight up fragrance only. We absolutely NEVER EVER test on defenseless animals, only on willing human beings.
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