The Benefits of Knowing the Artisan Difference

The Benefits of Knowing the Artisan Difference

At Mainely Cole’s, we pride ourselves on representing the artisan difference, and this is a difference that can benefit your body in so many ways when you learn just what sets artisan body products apart from the alternative of mass-produced. Artisan products are those that are made using human hands skilled with years of experience; products that show you that each and every batch has been crafted by a person who has a love for the art.

When it comes to soaps, scrubs, shampoos, and moisturizers, these are products that have quite the history. For thousands of years, since the time of Babylon, humans have been perfecting their own formulas, recipes, and methods in creating ideal skin care, and today’s artisans are still using many of these ancient perfected techniques in their own methods today. What this means is that the artisan will look at crafting their products as a form of art, representing the passion they feel in the quality of what they produce, rather than as a way to simply maximize cheap ingredients into dollar signs.

Now that you know just what goes into an artisan product, it’s important to compare this to a mass-produced product and see just where this big difference comes from. Where an artisan soap or scrub will be made using handpicked ingredients and small batches, the mass-produced product is going to be created on a much larger scale. In today’s modern body care industry, your typical soap, body wash, or shampoo will be produced in massive and continuous batches, as this allows the factory in charge of production to continue creating, and continue selling, on a near constant basis.

While the artisan will be able to touch and tweak each batch to ensure a perfect product every time, the same personal attention isn’t going to be possible for the mass-produced option, and this can have some dire consequences for your skin. The lack of personal attention able to be placed into these products becomes evident when one considers the amount of recalls and errors found in mass-produced products of any type, and this certainly includes skincare. If a batch becomes compromised, it won’t be caught right away, and a faulty or dangerous chemical-laden product could potentially be sold to hundreds or thousands of customers before a brand can even catch on.

Along with differences in production, there are also big differences in ingredients as well. For a company mass-producing any type of body care product, the price of the ingredients will be kept as low as possible to ensure maximum profits. Various chemicals, which are less expensive than natural alternatives, along with fillers, colors, and fragrances are chosen for their price tag rather than their quality, whether they agree with the ancient art form of creating proper body care or not. While this may seem to be what’s best for your wallet at the time, it can cause big problems for your skin, and this is something that today’s artisans always take into consideration first and foremost when crafting any product. In the creation of skin care, skin should always come first, and continue to be the top priority through all points in production!

As artisans at Mainely Cole’s, you can rest assured that each small batch is one that is equal parts quality ingredients, knowledge and skill, and a passion for an ancient art. Always made by hand, and always created with your skin’s health in mind, seeing the artisan difference for yourself with our line is an experience that any person can enjoy!

Vegan Milk Baths and the Cleopatra Difference

Vegan Milk Baths and the Cleopatra Difference

Vegan Milk Baths and the Cleopatra Difference

Just one of the products we’re now making available on Amazon at Mainely Cole’s is our vegan milk bath! Our line of Luxury Vegan Milk Bath comes in two different scents with Lavender or White Tea & Ginger, and each promise an experience quite unlike any other when it comes to bath products. These milk baths aren’t quite what you may expect if you’re thinking bubbles, salts, or fizzies, and these are actually rinse-off products using formulas once touted by Cleopatra herself!

What do milk baths do, exactly? Well, they benefit the skin in many ways, just some of which are:

· Total moisture – As humans, we’re made up of around 60% water, and this means that moisture is sort of a really big deal for every one of us and our organs. The skin is the largest organ in the body, and keeping it moisturized is synonymous with keeping it healthy and keeping it comfortable. The milk portion of a milk bath is filled with certain fats and proteins that can help to hydrate as you soak, as well as long after you’ve stepped out of your tub.

· Calming properties – The same proteins that help to keep you moisturized also have the dual ability to calm redness and alleviate various skin concerns. If you’re plagued with sunburn, patches of red or angry eczema, or inflamed blemishes, the milk proteins can provide you with the soothing you need to keep everything under control.
· Cleanse – Along with proteins and fats, milk also has another benefit in lactic acid. Lactic acid can simultaneously smooth skin while cleansing from deep within the pore, and this allows those with sensitive skin or breakouts to cleanse and moisturize all at once in a natural and gentle way.

One of the biggest points of confusion regarding milk baths is the rinse off, as many think that if you’re rinsing the product off, how is it even working it at all? At Mainely Cole’s, we recommend soaking in our Luxury Vegan Milk Bath blends for around 10 minutes, then rinsing off promptly before making your final exit from the tub.

During the rinse off process, the clean water you use to rinse after your bath will actually further activate the milk’s benefits as it washes off any slippery residue. Post-rinse, your moisturized, soft, and glowing skin lightly scented with either Lavender or White Tea & Ginger will be all that’s left behind. A huge hit with brides during the spring and summer wedding seasons, this is one simple treatment that can do so much with only a simple soak and rinse!

Cleopatra is one historical figure that is well known to be one of the most irresistible women that’s ever lived, and the last pharaoh of ancient Egypt was particularly well known for her glowing skin and love of the milk bath. She wasn’t the only figure known to have an affinity towards the benefits of milk baths, as historical records show that they were also big favorites of Emperor Claudius of Rome’s wife, Valeria Messalina, as well as Paulina Bonaparte, sister to Napoleon, and King Francis I of France.

At Mainely Cole’s, we use artisan methods to combine modern knowledge with what has made the milk bath such a hit for more than 2,000 years, and the result is our Luxury Vegan Milk Bath collection. To really learn the milk bath difference, it may need to be tried to be believed, but this is an experience that anyone should be pleased to undertake!

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What’s the Buzz about the Organic Cucumber Facial Trio?

What’s the Buzz about the Organic Cucumber Facial Trio?

If we had to pick out one home-run product here at Mainely Cole’s, it would have to be our Organic Cucumber Facial Trio…which is actually three products as part of a single natural regimen! A best seller, this trio creates an all-encompassing organic skincare regimen that combats just about every skincare concern a person may have, while also remaining delicate enough to pamper even the most sensitive and fickle skin types. A favorite of the pros and the average customer alike, this is one product set that has been featured in magazines as well as on television, and has spa owners clamoring for our perfected recipe!

In order to understand just what makes this trio so great, it’s best to break it down into each individual product in an effort to show just what each does for your skin:

1. Gel Therapy Masque – This is a masque that is gentle enough to be used morning and night, and uses a combination of cucumber distillate, tea, and witch hazel to soothe, calm, balance, and moisturize. As a rinse off masque, a thin layer left on the skin for around 10 to 15 minutes is all you need to leave a fresh clean slate, but the face isn’t the only place this product will come in handy. With a formula perfected for soothing and moisturizing properties, many find that a little chilling in the refrigerator also helps this masque act as the perfect companion after a day in the sun.

2. Organic Cucumber Facial Toner – The next product in the ever coveted facial trio is the Organic Cucumber Facial Toner. Made with a list of all natural ingredients, 96% of which are purely organic, this is a toner that helps to leave your skin cleansed, toned, balanced, and ripe for moisture. In this toner is pure cucumber hydrosol, a natural anti-inflammatory, which makes this product one that is particularly beneficial for those looking to calm blemishes or redness.

3. Organic Cucumber Revitalizing Facial Cream – Moisture is one of the single most important things you can provide to your skin, and this facial cream takes care of the moisture aspect while also revitalizing, de-stressing, and smoothing with 86% organic content. An all-natural and vegan product, this is a facial cream perfectly suited to all different lifestyles and skin types, so even those with the most sensitive of skin can fret not that their skin is being well taken care of.

So now that the trio is less of a mystery, what’s the big deal? Well, the first thing to remember is that your skin is a living natural organ, your largest in fact, and your face is the one part of it that will get the most attention. Products using popular chemicals and irritants in facial based skin care don’t mesh well with the natural composition of your skin, and this can actually lead to skin problems being hidden behind a veil of imbalance.

With the Organic Cucumber Facial Trio, the ingredients used and their natural benefits to the skin really make things clear as to why this is one of our most sought after products at Mainely Cole’s . Rather than taking advantage of introducing chemicals, allowing the skin to become imbalanced, we use the method of balancing things out naturally and with personal care instead, as this leaves an unforgettable impression that really lasts!

Now available on Amazon

Now On Amazon: Pure Sugar Cane Scrubs

Perhaps you missed the Change Is Good post, where it was announced that Mainely Cole’s is now available on Amazon and the prices are exclusive! At Mainely Cole’s we strive to provide the best high quality natural skin and body care to our customers, and adding our brand to Amazon just made it that much more accessible!

Pure Sugar Cane contains a natural resource of glycolic acid, which is known as an alpha hydroxy acid. Alpha hydroxy acids help aid the beautification of skin naturally by providing, natural resource to fight acne, reduce Blemishes, anti-aging benefits, and skin hydration.

When you combine the sugar cane with our blend of natural ingredients, the benefits will bring you phenomenal results as described below.

Did you know that Mainely Cole’s offers 3 different varieties of  Pure Cane Sugar Scrubs, each with it’s own unique blend and benefits?

Island Dreams

Island Dreams Coconut & Cane Sugar Benefits:

  • Naturally combats fine lines and wrinkles
  • Nourishes and Exfoliates with a blend of pure cane sugar, and a mix of natural ingredients and essential oils.
  • Anti-aging and anti-wrinkle all natural product

Grapefruit Splendor

Splendor of Grapefruit Benefits:

  • Combats cellulite (get bathing suit ready)
  • Revitalize Skin
  • Pure Cane Sugar helps to provide skin with a healthy glow and smooth texture

Chocolate Smoothie

Chocolate Smoothie Benefits:

  • Absolutely Yummlicious! Blended with pure cane sugar, rice bran oil, cocoa butter and a bit of chocolate
  • Anti-aging and anti-wrinkle, combats fine lines and wrinkles
  • Naturally Smoothes skin with exfoliation that provides skin with a healthy natural glow


Island Dreams WIN

Which of the 3 varieties would you choose to help you get summer ready?

Leave a comment below for a chance to WIN ONE (1) full sized jar of our Summer Favorite Island Dreams Coconut and Cane Sugar Scrub.

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Sources: “Top 10 Benefits and Uses Of Sugarcane Juice For Skin, Hair and Health.” STYLECRAZE. 12 Mar. 2015. Web. 15 June 2015.
Change is Good Announcement

Change is Good Announcement

11292865_10205517333285339_128751173_nMainely Cole’s products have made their debut in Organic Spa on three different occasions, Glady’s Magazine, and reviewed by such people as the Editors of We Woman’s Magazine. Our delicious and Natural products were featured on TVPBN Beauty Network. Mainely Cole’s has also been creating products and services for some High End Spa Owners in Maine. Lead Make-up Artist Tana Lynn chose our products to use on the cast of  Hallmark Channels Cedar Cove starring Andie MacDowell and again on the cast of Spookyville. So, it’s only natural that we ask ourselves, what’s next for Mainely Cole’s?

We’re here to tell you that, change is good. Sometimes in life, if you want to do more and achieve more, you’ve got to accept that Change is good and go with it.

As our products have become more popular, we’ve decided that we will now make them available to you and so many others on Amazon. Mainely Cole’s products will make their officially debut on Amazon on 5/16/2015 and as we embark on our new journey… We cordially invite each and every one of you to come and celebrate with us!


On Tuesday, May 19th, 8pm EST, we’ll be hosting a Twitter Party! Ask questions, win prizes and even get an exclusive discount code to be used on our products debuted on just for attending! But you can’t celebrate if you don’t tweet with us. Please, RSVP here with a comment, let us know your coming, tweet us your RSVP (I’m coming to the #MCChangeIsGood Twitter Party with @MainelyColes on 5/19/2015 at 8pm EST) and share our big announcement with all of your friends. Remember, Change is Good!



Mindy’s Spring Fling Facebook Party


Join Meghan Houser for Mindy’s Mainely Cole’s Spring Fling on April 26th at 3pm on Facebook {} for fun, deals and giveaways. #MMCSpringFling

Mindy’s Mainely Cole’s Spring Fling Details:

Mindy Ghaemaghamy-Harris is hosting a Spring Fling! Help us celebrate spring and make our skin look and feel new and fresh just like the air around us. This party is going to be full of fun and maybe even a few surprises. Join us for a great time with friends, shopping, trivia, prizes and giveaways! Please remember you must make a purchase to qualify for any giveaway or prize! You can browse at and then PM Meghan Houser with your order. If you have any questions please feel free to PM me! *The party, prizes and giveaways are in no way associated with Facebook**


KASSpringFling Facebook Party

Kimberly Andersons Spring Fling April 6 at 8pm

Join Mainely Cole’s and Elissa Boone TONIGHT, April 6th for the Kimberly Anderson Senior’s Spring Fling on Facebook at, for some fun, deals and giveaways!

Kimberly Anderson Senior’s Spring Fling Details:

Join Kimberly Anderson Senior during her Mainely Cole’s Spring Fling Party! It is time to shed those winter blues! When Spring arrives, flowers start blooming, leaves appear and rejuvenation starts occurring! What could be better than rejuvenating your skin, hair and body at the same time? Are you prepared to get yourself ready for the sun and warmer temperatures? Mainely Cole’s has the perfect all natural, organic and eco- chic beauty/hair care products to guide you along the way! Join Kimberly and myself for a great time with friends shopping, enjoying trivia, giveaways, deals and prizes! Please remember in order to qualify for any prize/giveaway you must place an order for the party. You can browse at and then PM me Elissa Boone, Mainely Cole’s Independent Consultant with your order. If you have any questions please feel free to PM me!
**This event is in no way associated with Facebook and is the sole responsibility of Elissa Boone Mainely Cole’s Independent Consultant**