Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 13, 2007
Mandala Soap (http://www.mandalasoap.com)] debuts its collection of ten blissfully fragrant, clear-transparent "stained-glass" soaps just in time for the holiday gift-giving season. Beautiful, meaningful and meditative, Mandala Soap brings the healing nature of mandalas to one's personal daily cleansing ritual and makes the perfect gift or stocking stuffer for spiritual seekers, art lovers, and meditation and yoga enthusiasts.
Sure to inspire moments of peaceful centeredness, Mandala Soaps are embedded with colorful mandala art image discs that are reusable and frameable. Each image can be enjoyed throughout the life of the soap and then viewed as an art miniature on your personal altar or in your bedroom, bath, living room, or office for years to come.
Mindfully handcrafted in the USA of high-grade biodegradable vegetable glycerin, Mandala Soaps are cruelty-free, vegan, generously oversized decorator bars, presented inside of clear protective packaging, perfect for gift giving!
Mandala Soap is the invention of Los Angeles entrepreneur Valerie Rickel, the founder of SoulfulLiving.com (http://www.soulfulliving.com), an online magazine and community that features articles designed to nurture the soul, as well as an online store, aptly named Mandala (http://www.themandalacollection.com). "After six years of development working with a talented group of mandala artists, I am thrilled to be able to offer a product that reflects my love for spiritual art, meditation and the ritual of bathing and can brighten the homes and lives of its recipients," Valerie says.
Mandala Soap is available for purchase online at the Mandala Soap Web site, which also offers visitors the opportunity to learn more about mandalas, meet the mandala artists whose designs are featured in the soaps, and enjoy a mandala meditation for use while bathing with Mandala Soap.
A mandala is a circular art form, a symbol of unity, wholeness and the universe. Its intricate geometric patterns focus the eyes toward its center, making it an ideal tool for meditation and centering. "Mandala" is a Sanskrit word meaning "whole world" or "sacred circle." Often referred to as the "Circle of Life," mandalas are used in many forms, in many cultural and spiritual traditions, as symbols for healing, prayer and meditation. They appear in Native American and Tibetan sand paintings, Hindu yantras, Gothic rose windows, and sacred labyrinths.
More about Valerie Rickel:
Since 2000, Mandala Soap's creator, Valerie Rickel, has nourished the souls of visitors to SoulfulLiving.com, her web-based magazine and online community devoted to personal growth and spirituality, featuring thousands of empowering articles by best selling authors and leading edge thinkers. Valerie's love affair with spiritual art forms is reflected in Soulful Living's online store, Mandala, which sells a soulful collection of mandala-inspired gifts and tools.
Mandala Soap is a member of 1% For The Planet. Since 2002, 1% For The Planet has inspired members of the business community to contribute 1% of sales to environmental groups around the world. As part of Mandala Soap's commitment to support efforts that protect, restore and preserve our precious planet earth, Mandala Soap is proud to donate 1% of its annual sales or 5% of its net profits (whichever is greater) to non-profit environmental organizations working to help end global warming. For more information on this program, visit the 1% For The Planet Web site (http://onepercentfortheplanet.org).
For more information about Mandala Soap, please visit: http://www.mandalasoap.com .
vrickel @ mandalasoap.com
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