Saturday, January 29, 2011

Front Page of Etsy!

Okay, so if you are a fellow Etsian you probably share the same goal in Etsian life as me be featured on the front page!  Tonight Le Box was featured!!!  Woohoo!  I have to thank for featuring my shop in her gorgeous treasury:!

Now I need a new goal...hmmm

I also wanted to share the newly designed Bloomin' Paper Bouquets that are perfect for Valentine's Day!  My mother, who creates the beautiful paintings in my shop, sewed these vintage burlap bags to replace the upcylced pots that I used to use.  Check them out !

Friday, January 21, 2011

Crazy for Coconut Oil!

I am fascinated with the incredible health-protecting properties that are being discovered about Coconuts!  If you're not familiar with the new studies, I will try to share some of the great information that I've found.

1. Coconut oil is about 50% lauric acid, a rare medium-chain fatty acid found in mother's milk that supports healthy metabolism, has anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.  People have used Coconut oil to successfully treat pink eye, eczema, tooth decay, etc.  I've also read that it is being used to treat HIV patients.
2.  Studies have show that people with high quantities of Coconut meat and oil in their diet have a low incidence of heart disease or weight issues.
3. A study in the Philippine's found that coconut oil accelerated the normalization of respiratory rates in children with pneumonia.
4. Coconut oil is said to help promote weight loss and balance hormones.
5. Coconut oil works amazingly well as a skin and hair moisturizer.

These are just a few great benefits of Coconuts and Coconut oil.  A few sites to find more information  are:  and

A fellow Etsian JackAndJane (who has an incredibly cute shop that is sooo worth checking out)  suggested trying coconut oil in coffee or tea to get your daily dose...and I have to say it is DIVINE!!!
What Coconut oil should you buy?

Hands down Nutiva Coconut Oil is the best that I've found.  I have tried many different brands from the health food store that say organic,unrefined, etc. but Nutiva is not only unrefined, it is also made of fresh coconuts- within 2 hours of the coconut being chopped, the virgin coconut oil is cold-pressed.  This may not mean much to you, but just give it a other that I've found has the aroma and taste of coconuts!

At Le Box Boutique I make a Brown Sugar & Coconut Exfoliating Scrub that is made from pure Nutiva coconut oil and organic brown sugar.  There is nothing artificial, no fragrances added...just pure natural ingredients that smell good enough to eat...and you actually could!!!

I invite you to try it!!  Your skin will thank you:)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Washi Tape by the Foot!!!

I LOVE, LOVE WASHI TAPE!!!  If you know me or know Le Box, it's certainly no secret!

When I first discovered Washi Tape through my friend who once lived in Japan, I literally spent months just looking at it online...looking at the rich color palette... admiring the uses...putting hundreds of dollars worth in my shopping cart...realizing that I didn't have hundreds to spend on tape...looking again, and on and on!  Finally, one day I ordered some and it has now become one of my FAVORITE things!

Washi Tape is a huge part of Le Box Boutique, I use it for packaging gifts and store products, I seal my envelopes with it, I use it to post to do lists and notes on my wall ( it can easily be removed with out damaging surfaces), etc.  But one of the greatest things that I do with Washi Tape is sharing it!  Anyone can purchase Washi Tape by the foot at Le Box Boutique for $0.35 a foot, making it easy and affordable to enjoy different patterns and colors!

If you'd like to try some Japanese Washi Tape, here is the listing in my Etsy shop!

Hello World!

Welcome to the official blog of Le Box Boutique.

 Essentially Le Box Boutique came to life by way of a handful of my passions and interests.  I enjoy the simple beauty of creating with natural and earth friendly materials, I love non-traditional packaging and discovering trends from countries around the world.  Like many things in this fast-paced world, gift giving has become so...well...unthoughtful. I believe that when giving a gift, it should be given and presented with thought and love.   At Le Box Boutique I hope to share ideas that will inspire everyone to slow down, take a deep breath, and really, truly love the moment of giving.

Le Box Boutique offers a selection of eco-friendly packaging and artisan gifts for personal or corporate gift giving to product packaging, party favors and event supplies. 

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