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Looking After the Skin You’re In!!

Looking After the Skin You’re In!!

Sensitive, supple, and strong all at the same time, the skin is a living wonder, so we need to ensure we look after it in all seasons.

The health of our skin depends on:

  • Our ‘Lifestyle’ habits – what we eat and drink, exercise, and rest. 
  • External environmental factors, such as temperature, humidity, and sunshine.
  • Chemicals that we may come into contact with when using body care products, laundry detergents, and other cleaners.

Thinking naturally about skin

Our bodies are naturally very good at keeping the many parts working and coordinated.

Just look at how we heal a cut in our skin, digest our food, circulate our blood, and read this all at the same time!

Supporting the health of our skin is easier when we work in cooperation with the body’s functions, which often means keeping it simple by using fewer products, and minimising or removing products with synthetic chemicals and fragrances.

Essential oils and your skin

  • Always keep in mind that anything you put on your skin can get into your body.
    Skin is great at absorbing fats and oils and is naturally able to absorb essential oils and other carrier oils & butters, such as jojoba, shea butter, coconut oil, and the oils that make up creams and lotions.
  • When you dilute essential oils in a carrier oil, aloe vera gel, or butter, you protect your skin from damage or irritation.
    Just because something comes from a plant, that doesn’t mean it’s automatically great for your skin—remember poison ivy?

Essential oils are very concentrated plant products that offer tremendous benefits to the skin when correctly diluted in carrier oils.

  • Natural and simple works.
    Pure, simple, natural plant oils, butters, and waxes don’t interfere with the chemistry of your skin the way synthetically derived ingredients do.

By using natural carriers for essential oils, you support your skin’s health and avoid absorbing harmful synthetic chemicals into your body.

 

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Benefits of Epsom Salts

Relaxing Bath

What are the benefits of Epsom salts, I hear you say???
Epsom salts are mineral compounds that break down into magnesium sulfate in water. They were first discovered around 400 years ago at a natural spring in Epsom, Surrey.

They have been ingested as a laxative and soaked in for healing and soothing purposes ever since.


What are the benefits of soaking in them?
Many people say that taking a bath in Epsom salts leaves their skin feeling silky, smooth, even detoxified.
Despite the name, it doesn’t contain any sodium chloride, which can have a drying effect or make you feel sticky afterwards, and will instead leave you feeling “moisturised.”


Magnesium plays an important role in relaxing the body, relieving tension, and calming nerve endings in muscles, hence why many people swear by bathing in Epsom salts to relieve cramp or aches and pains after intense exercise.

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Green Cleaning benefits

What are the benefits to green cleaning?

When you avoid using toxic chemicals in your home, you cut down on indoor air pollution from chemical fumes.

If you or anyone in your family suffers from asthma or allergies, cutting down on chemicals may significantly relieve those symptoms.

You’ll also reduce irritation that can come from skin contact with chemicals.

Instead of using perfumes and synthetic ingredients to mask odours and create artificial scents, green cleaners wipe out odours by killing germs and leaving behind simple, beautiful aromas derived straight from plants.