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Why You Need Facial Steaming to Boost Your Immune System

Did you know that steaming your face can help boost your immune system? Have you ever heard the doctor say allow your kids to eat dirt because it will only help boost their immune system? Take this same concept and apply it to face steaming. Because these herbs comes from Mother Nature, just like dirt, it can boost your immune system.

Facial steaming with herbs is a very therapeutic way to connect yourself to nature and get grounded. Different herbs hold different properties so they does different things, however, all will boost your immune system.

Now that you know this you can be sure that when you steam your face, not only are you doing your skin a favor, you are also doing your inside organs a favor. And for that your body will love you.

Right now you are probably thinking you need to go to a spa. Just don’t. Unless you really need somebody else to do the work, please don’t. Just do a facial steam at home. This way you can pick your own herbs that your body feels that you connect with the most. We included information on some of our favorites!

How to do a facial steam at home:

To do a facial steam at home all you need is a pot of boiling herbs and a towel. You can use a chair and a pillow just in case you don’t want to stand. After boiling the pot of water place it into the sink. Bend over the pot of water just enough so that the steam touches your face and put the towel over your head. Make sure you cover all holes so that you can collect as much steam as possible. You can do this for as long as you want. It is best to steam your face after cleansing and scrubbing because steaming opens your pores and you do not want any dirt to get in.

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The Dangers of Using Petroleum on Eczema

Eczema, is a skin fungus that can come from harsh chemicals, chemicals used the wrong way, fragrance, dairy products, animal products, etc. It is just one of the many different types of skin fungi. Like many other fungal problems, it could be hard to get rid of. It is a tough and frustrating problem to deal with on a daily basis. The itch and burning sensation can make you feel uncomfortable throughout the day. Sometimes, it even affects you year-round. During the summer some people with eczema experience worsened problems due to sweat and moistness throughout the day. Wet and moistness can help feed the fungi and make it grow. It can be equally frustrating during the winter because It causes skin to be dryer but no less itchy which makes it more breakable if touched.

As previously mentioned, there are many ways skin fungus like eczema develops. One way it can develop is from petroleum based products such as Aquaphor and Vaseline. These products may look or feel like they are helping your eczema but in reality once you stop using it your eczema comes back. These products are made to only hide your eczema or treat it so it wouldn’t bother you as much. This helps the companies that make these products keep more money in their pocket and retain their clients.

Products like these can actually do more harm than your body then help. Petroleum is known to prevent the skin from healing and block pores. This means even if you do not experience skin problems you will still experience stuff like mood swings because your body’s inability to release daily toxins through the skin.

You do not have to live with eczema. It is best to use natural and organic products for your sensitive skin. Products like the Cacao Shea Skin Souffle will nourish your skin and give it the glow it needs. Stop using harsh products on your delicate skin and start using safe products.

contains cocoa butter, yellow shea butter, sweet almond oil, evening primrose oil, coconut oil, and vitamin e oil

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Benefits of Argan Nut Butter & Oil

Argan nut butter and oil is made from the Argan Nut Tree found in Morocco, a country in Africa. The nuts and leaves from the tree of this plant are edible and has many benefits for the body. The butter is the solid version of the oil. This exotic butter and oil is very powerful!

Argan butter has a similar texture to our tamanu butter, but it is a tad bit heavier. Although it is heavier, it does not clog pores. This rich, exotic butter is great for all skin types, especially dry skin. It is light as lotion easily penetrating the skin, deeply replenishing it and creating more elasticity in the skin. From our studies, argan butter helps with blemishes, skin discoloration, inflamed skin, and sunburns. Although this yellow butter is great for sensitive skin types, it is a type of nut butter so, if you have nut allergies please do not use.

Ways to Use Argan Butter on Your Skin & Hair:

1. For sunburn: Wash with aloe and water or African Black soap. Then apply the pure argan butter on the skin. Usually, the peeling skin on the sunburn will rub off as soon as you rub the argan butter onto your skin!

2. Use after your bikini wax and during/after shaving or waxing to keep your skin free of discolorations. Argan butter bikini scrub recipe below.

3. Use directly onto your scalp and hair so strengthen hair and protect your strands from breakage.

4. Use on scalp as a natural, clog-free grease.

5. Use as an everyday moisturizer.

DIY Argan Bikini Scrub Recipe:

Ingredients: argan butter, fine grain sugar (coconut, organic, etc.)

Directions:

1. Scoop enough butter that you are able to store into a bowl.

2. Combine enough sugar for your liking. Remember: the more sugar, the more scrubby feeling.

3. Be sure formula is well mixed and then pour into storable container.

4. Store in a cool, dark place.

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Why You Should Be Exfoliating Your Skin & Scalp

I’ve heard so many times how you have washed and moisturized your skin every single day without missing a beat and you still have a problem with blemishes and dull skin. I know you have been very consistent with your skincare routine, but you can still feel that your skin is not as soft and bright as it should be. This is often due to you not exfoliating your skin enough. When we exfoliate we rub off dead skin cells and help the skin regenerate new cells. You are probably thinking by now that the skin is supposed to regenerate cells on its own, which is very true. However, when we do not eat properly or our environment is not cleansed properly our skin may need a little help to complete its job.

Just like the skin, the scalp also needs to be scrubbed. Sometimes from product buildup. Product buildup comes from using synthetic and chemically processed products. The scalp can also be scrubbed if it has dandruff or eczema. Although dandruff is usually a moisture retaining problem and eczema, a fungus problem, scrubbing helps both. Scrubbing is very relaxing and therapeutic. It also helps the blood circulate which promotes hair growth.

Does scrubbing/exfoliating irritate you? Does it make you red and itchy and doesn’t seem to be working? Or even worse, gives you a burning sensation? There are so many different skin care brands that use harsh scrubbing agents such as apricot shells, walnut shells, cranberry seeds, and other stuff that does not dissolve as you exfoliate. This can be the cause of skin irritation and these ingredients can cause slight scarring and blemishes. Another cause can be low quality ingredients and synthetic ingredients. This is why it is very important to read the label or create your own scrub using Himalaya Sea Salt.

Himalaya sea salt is a great scrubbing agent because it pulls free radicals and daily toxins from the skin and dissolves as you scrub it on your face or body. It is even great for scrubbing the scalp! Himalayan sea salt come from the Himalayan Mountains and is very therapeutic. It can help with joint pain and bone pain when used in your bath water and it is edible. These days you can find low-quality versions of it in stores. We guarantee you the highest quality and most pure grade available.

SIMPLE DIY MANGO SALT SCRUB RECIPE:

Ingredients:

A half a jar of Mango Butter

2-4 tablespoons of Himalaya Sea Salt

4-6 drops of essential oils of your choice

Now that you have made your own scrub for your face, body, and scalp you are probably wondering how much to use and how often. I recommend you use enough for your liking, just remember that a little does goes a long way. You should always scrub before steaming because this is when your pores are really open. How often you scrub your face will depend on your skin type. You can scrub your body daily. Find coarse Himalayan sea salt that you can crush down to multiple. Mango butter is has a light, non-greasy feel that helps with blemishes and I don’t need to add extra moisturizer afterwards.

Benefits of exfoliating/scrubbing your skin:

1. Rub off dead skin cells for glowing skin

2. Evens skin tone

3. Brighten tired skin

4. Fights blemishes

5. Deep cleanses pores

Benefits of scrubbing your scalp:

1. Removes product buildup

2. Therapeutic

3. Promotes hair growth

4. Removes dandruff

5. Removes eczema (mix with tea tree essential oil)

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The Benefits & Types of Clay

Did you know all clay remove harmful toxins from the body through the skin if used as a face or body mask? Often times when toxins build up in our bodies we have no idea it is happening. Everyday you attract toxins that are in different places around your community. Toxins can build up inside the body and show throughout the skin because of the different food and drinks we eat. Toxins can also come from the electromagnetic field radiation from your cell phone, chemicals in the air, and many other.

It can cause brain fog, constipation, low energy levels, headaches and other body aches, and skin issues. If you don’t remove toxins from your body they can develop dis-ease that can eventually turn into cancers. Many cultures take clay internally to medicinally treat inflammation and help remove sores and ulcers from the digestive tract. You can treat yourself with a simple face mask or bath soak to help get rid of those day to day toxins.

With so many types of clay, it can be hard to determine which type of clay is best for your skin type. The most important facts to pay attention to is the many types of minerals, pH levels, and absorption rates. The most absorbing is for oily skin types while the least absorbing is for dry skin types. This is because the higher the rate the more oils it removes from your skin.

  • Kaolinite Clay: 65%
  • Illite Clay: 150-200%
  • Bentonite Clay: 300 – 700%

The pH level is another important factor to determine the overall health of your skin.  When the pH level is too high, your skin can sometimes be unable to properly combat the harmful microbes and free radicals that speed up the aging process. This happens to specific skin types and is more common with people with dry skin. The higher the pH level of the clay you use, the more damage it will do to your skin in this regard.

  • Bentonite Clay: 8 – 9.7
  • Illite Clay: 7.75
  • Rhassoul Clay: 7 – 7.5
  • Kaolinite (all colors): 6

Most clay has some of the same benefits including oil balancing, mild exfoliation, detoxifying, tightening pores, removing acne scars, ridding and blackheads and whiteheads, and helping with blemishes and discoloration. Below is a list of types of clay, benefits, where they come from, and ways to use them best.

White Clay is a great skin softner. There are many types of kaolinite/kaolin clay available, but white is the most purest form. It contains silica, copper, selenium, maganese magnesium, and zinc. Where it is mined plays a major role in how to use it and for what skin problems. Kaolin clay has a much lower pH level than Bentonite and other clays, meaning it’s far less damaging to the pH level of your skin. You can use this clay on all skin types but it works best for sensitive skin that is also oily.

Pink Rose Clay is a type of kaolinite clay that is made up of mostly silica although it does contain copper, selenium, manganese magnesium and zinc. Silica is a natural anti-inflammatory substance that also helps lock in moisture making this clay work best for dry and/or sensitive skin. It get its name from the color of the clay. It mixes well with water, mildly exfoliates, and doesn’t cause the skin to become dry and irritated. This clay is the most hydrating and will make your skin feel soft and supple without overdrying.

French Green Clay is an illite clay that makes your skin very silky feeling. It contains aluminum, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, silica, sodium, and titanium. French clay can be a mixture of kaolinite, montmorillinite, and illite and can come in many different colors. It is great at tightening pores and you can feel and actually see the difference for at least an hour after rinsing it off. This clay can be used on all skin types.

Rhassoul Moroccan Clay is a type of montmorillonite made by volcanic ashes and seawater mixing together over a period of time. Ths exotic clay is found in in the Atlas mountains of Morocco. It is rich in potassium, silica, potassium, magnesium and calcium. This clay removes negative and positive toxins from the body and is best for blackheads, tightening pores, and balancing oily skin. It is a mild exfoliating clay like all other clay. The high concentration of natural minerals in Rhassoul help replenish depleted minerals in your skin, resulting in a firmer, plumper, and more even-toned complexion.

Red Moroccan Clay is great for oily skin and all hair types. It is red because of its significant amount of naturally-occurring dolomite, silica, ferric oxide and mineral oxides. It is oily, mildly absorbent, and effective in skin cleansing and detoxifying. The high iron oxide content, giving the clay its red color, helps revitalize the skin’s appearance and brightness. It softens and hydrates dry skin conditions such as rosacea, sunburns, eczema, and psorisis. The clay helps re-balance dry flaky or mature skin, improves  skin’s texture and elasticity.

Bentonite Clay makes a great foot soak or bath soak. It is best to apply the paste only on the fungal (eczema, psosriasis, etc.) spots when using it on dry skin. It removes positive and negative toxins from the body and is one of the strongest clay available. Using it as a hair mask can help get rid of fungal problems and dandruff. Mix with apple cider vinegar to prevent clumps when making a mask because they are both alkaline and this will make a smoother texture.

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