I’m a fan of Vancouver, BC based Pich Posch. I’ve blogged about them here and here. And, I’m a fan with good reason. This cool indie business makes good by selling products that are well formulated, healthier than most and cheerily bright.
Sometimes, this cheeriness doesn’t serve Pich Posch well. Despite this um, little set-back in the video below, I’m still a fan of Pisch Posch. But, might I humbly suggest a different color (maybe black mica?) or maybe just less of it for the future formulations of this product?
Tiger Tiger is a blend of Licorice and Creamsickle. According to the hang tag that came nicely affixed (in an orange ribbon, natch), it’s impressive ingredient formulation includes normal bath fizzy stuff (citric acid and sodium bicarbonate) and also epsom salts, sea salt, sweet almond oil, and jojoba oil. All this skin-loving gunk makes for a happily moisturized body upon exiting the tub.
But …. as I alluded to above, not all was well in the land of Tiger Tiger BathTime – unless, of course, you like bathing in murky blackness.
Watch the video and then, before you think negative judgmental thoughts about Pich Posch, mentally review YOUR product line. What product do YOU sell that requires an explanation, or doesn’t work quite the way you want it to, or generates actual customer complaints.? Use this experiment as a call to action to improve your own formulations and your own product line.
Hi Brylle –
Welcome to the blog!
You can learn how to make bath fizzies here:
They’re really easy to make! =)
The color really isn’t the nicest but I still wouldn’t mind making this kind of stuff. Bath salts and bath fizzies are fun to make and is an adventure in itself.
Hi – there is a lot of info on Dead Sea salt and its therapeutic benefits, I’m sure much of it can be extrapolated to include other salts that contain similar mineral elements. Here are some of the references I use:
Dead Sea Balneoptherapy is Osteoarthritis, Dr. Machety (Hasharon Hospital, Petach-Tikva, Israel). Published in Proceedings of International Seminar on Treatment of Rheumatic Diseases. John Wright-PSG ,1932.
Sukenik S, Mayo A, Neumann L et al., Dead Sea bath salts for osteoarthritis of the knee, Harefuah 1995; 129(3-4):100-3, 159, 158.
Proksch E, Nissen HP et al., Bathing in a magnesium-rich Dead Sea salt solution improves skin barrier function, enhances skin hydration, and reduces inflammation in atopic dry skin. Int J Dermatol 2005; 44(2):151-7.
Levi-Schaffer F, Shani J, Politi Y et al., Inhibition of proliferation of psoriatic and healthy fibroblasts in cell culture by selected Dead –sea salts. Pharmacology 1996; 52(5):321-8.
Sukenik S, Neumann L, Buskila D et al., Dead Sea bath salts for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Clin Exp Rheumatol 1990; 8(4):353-7.
I just did a Google Search and found lots of “oil traps toxins in the skin,” references so I am sure you found it repeated in some magazine article or something.
After a few minutes of searching though, I didn’t see anywhere that was citing a study though.
I’d be really curious if anyone knows of a study?
Anne-Marie, I’m sure I heard it back in the old days on a list. It seemed to make some kind of common sense to me at the time.
Shades, I always just order from them over the website so I’m not sure where their “real” store is. Let us know if you end up finding it. According to the press on the ‘net, they have a real bricks and mortare store…
Cindy, I have never heard of this. Do you have more information about it? I’m skeptical about the whole toxins-drawing-out thing to start with.
Just thinking aloud here – And, if they’re toxins that came out of your body – how are you worse off by having them sealed in anyways? After all, they started in your body.
Does that mean that every time we take a super moisturizing bath that we seal in the toxins in our body every time?
Hm, something about this isn’t ringing true to me but I’d be very interested in hearing more details if you remember where you read or heard this.
lol, kinda looks like the water after my kids take a bath =)
Despite the color, seeing those in action reminds me that I need to pick up the supplies to make those. My kids would LOVE them and they are so much better than using bubble bath.
Whereabouts in Vancouver did they used to be? It says on their website that they’ve moved to Saskatchewan. Darn! I was looking forward to visiting them on my trip to Vancouver this summer (murky bath fizzies notwithstanding).
I’m glad you brought this up. I read in the past that using any kind of salt draws out toxins, and oil seals in your skin. So, you don’t want to mix salt and oil in your bath. What do you think of this?
Isn’t it funny how that one little detail of an otherwise fabulous product would so turn customers off.
Michelle in NV
off to look at my line