I woke up and washed my face with my maca root beauty bar, this weeks face treatment and this morning I have started using Ichor Body Butter Scrub! Ichor is a super rich coffee scrub that is made with Cacao, Shea, Cocoa, Coconut butters and Vanilla Chestnut fragrance. It has a mild coffee smell and the grind is semi course which make a great foot scrub!
Skin Deep is this evenings body butter scrub and bath soak. When you scrub this all over it creates this amazing bath soak and because I added soap to my scrubs it makes a nice light bubble bath.Perfect way to end this beautiful day. Made with earth’s best, Skin Deep is made of Cacao, Goji, Shea, Cocoa and Coconut butter with Black current, Jasmine and Lavender fragrance oils.
Maca, in particular, has all sorts of beauty benefits. The Incan root—which helps calm the mind, boost stamina, and rev up sex drive—is also capable of reducing monthly breakouts, strengthening your mane, and fast-tracking collagen production. (And you thought your multi-tasking skills were on point.) It’s incredibly nutrient-dense and Maca has a lot of vitamin C that increases your collagen and fights free radicals that can cause everything from skin damage to inflammation.
What’s in it?
Organic Maca Root, Shea butter, Shea and mango butter soap and 100% Patchouli essential oil.
Patchouli oil has a variety of additional uses throughout the world. Some of these include: treating skin conditions such as dermatitis, acne, or dry, cracked skin.If you want to purchase the Maca Root Beauty Bar or any other beauty bar here is the link.
I’m about to get out here in this weather for labels for these candles since I’m in a pinch. I have switched over to using Canva for my labels because they have water proof ones and better design options then Avery. There is something sweet about a candle in a amber glass that just sets it off for some people. It’s the ambiance that it creates for me, it’s good for every occasion. Currently burning my Black Currant & Jasmin and trust me it will do what it’s supposed to. All my candles are soy wax … Not a blend of soy but a 100% soy. I have family and friends that have allergies and can’t use anything else.I am also thinking of my spring scents already since it gets hot quick in Houston. What are some scents you love year around? I am going to start creating my own lines and fragrance blends for different occasion. Currently my candles are 30% off for the next 2 days if you’re interested.
It contains properties that contribute to a natural glow Turmeric contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components. These characteristics may provide glow and luster to the skin. Turmeric may also revive your skin by bringing out its natural glow.Shea butter also has anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Using Shea butter on your body, especially your face, can condition, tone, and soothe your skin.Aroma: Sweet, floral, herbal, citrus and featuring lavender and roman chamomile essential oils.
My family and I have been using Raw/Unrefined African Black soap for a while now and I have seen a true difference in the appearance and texture of our skin. My son and I have eczema but he has it worse and it has cleared it up and keeps it under control. My husband has facial hair and he loves it because it has replaced his other beard conditioners, keeps his skin firm and not oily and makes his beard feel soft.
If it’s your first time using this soap you might notice that your skin feels dryer and tighter, even if you normally have oily skin. Typically this reaction will only last a week. It is thought to occur in some people because the soap is drawing impurities out of your skin. Once the PH level of your skin balances out the tight, dry feeling will go away.
Some people also find that African Black soap makes their skin tingle, but like the tight, dry feeling this should resolve itself in a week. If you normally have sensitive skin it’s a good idea to test the soap out on a small area of your body to see if you have a reaction. Additionally, those who have a chocolate allergy or are sensitive to caffeine may also experience a reaction to this soap.
The oils in the soap stop excessive water loss caused from bathing so water stays trapped in the skin, locking in moisture. This combined with its anti-inflammatory properties, makes African black soap is great for soothing irritation caused by eczema or psoriasis.
We have a black soap that includes shea butter, it will greatly benefit those who suffer from dry, itchy skin. However, if you find that your skin is still feeling dry after you can try using less since a little bit of soap goes a long way here.
It’s also important to use moisturizer after showering or bathing, especially if you have dry and during winter months.
African Black Soap for Oily Skin
African black soap is great for both oily and acne-prone skin. The reason for this is that it is extremely efficient for deep pore cleansing because of its natural exfoliating qualities. Even if you have oily skin it’s recommended that you moisturize afterward with a non-comedogenic product.
Ways to Use African Black Soap as Your Regular Body Soap
African Black Soap is excellent to use as your normal everyday body, face, and hand soap. In fact, many people choose to replace their old soap for African Black Soap.
Storing African Black Soap
In order to ensure you get the most life out of your African black soap it’s important to make sure you’re storing it properly. Since African black soap contains a high amount of glycerin the soap can soften and slowly disintegrate if left exposed.
For this reason, it’s important not to allow it to sit in a puddle after use. Be sure to keep it dry in order to prevent it from dissolving. Storing the bar on a wooden soap dish is recommended.
It’s also important to understand the African Black Soap can develop a thin white-colored film when exposed to the air. This is not mold and does not affect the quality of your soap.
Ingrediants Manuka Honey- The MGO count of Manuka honey is very high, and the higher the concentration of MGO, the more potent the antibacterial effects. Our skin loves this stuff for its ability to heal, hydrate, and prevent aging and acne in a clean, natural way. The Manuka honey I used has a 400+ MGO and 12+ UMF.
Unrefined Shea Butter- High concentrations of fatty acids and vitamins make shea butter an ideal cosmetic ingredient for softening skin. Shea butter also has anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Using shea butter on your body, especially your face, can condition, tone, and soothe your skin.
Unrefined Cocoa Butter- Cocoa butter is high in fatty acids, which is why it’s often touted for its ability to hydrate and nourish the skin and improve elasticity. The fat in cocoa butter forms a protective barrier over skin to hold in moisture. Cocoa butter is also rich in natural plant compounds called phytochemicals.
Beeswax- The anti-inflammatory properties of beeswax encourage the healing of wounds. It is also protective, helping form a barrier between the skin and the environment without clogging pores. Further, beeswax is high in vitamin A, which has been found to support cell reconstruction and health.
ArrowRoot- Arrowroot is a starch obtained from the rootstock of tropical plants/tubers. Arrowroot absorbs oils/sebum beautifully and is also promotes natural healing as it penetrates the skin. Rubbing some into skin before bed and in the morning can reduce oil production, soften skin and dry out/heal blemishes.
Ideally sipped daily before bedtime, moon milk is a blend of adaptogens and spices to help inspire a blissful night’s rest. This smells and taste just like a pumpkin spice latte and my favorite evening beverage of the night!
One of the most therapeutic adaptogenic herbs is ashwagandha! Ashwagandha has positive benefits on the endocrine, cardiopulmonary, and central nervous systems, with powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-stress, and antioxidant effects.
Ashwagandha benefits for inside and out
contains powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-stress, and antioxidant effects
boosts immunity by increasing natural killer cells
improves symptoms associated with stress and anxiety
improves quality of sleep and may help with insomnia
Why this herb is in my Beauty Bar?
Its potent antioxidant properties help protect the skin against free radical damage and slow down the ageing process by firming up your skin for a more youthful look. Ashwagandha stimulates DHEA, which is a precursor to both testosterone and estrogen and stimulates the production of natural skin oils.
Recipe for Moon Milk
Ingredients: Varies depending on who is making it.
1 cup of 2% milk or your milk of choice (whole, almond, coconut, etc.)
1/2 tsp. ground ashwagandha powder ( YOU NEED THIS TO MAKE THE DRINK)
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
A pinch of ground pumpkin spice
1 tsp. honey or maple syrup- I use Manuka Honey 400+MGO/12+UMF
Bring the milk to a low simmer, but don’t let it boil.
Once the milk is hot, whisk in the ashwagandha, cinnamon and nutmeg. Gently simmer for 5 minutes.
Pour the moon milk into a cup. Sweeten with honey or maple syrup, if desired.
Consume 1 teaspoon (equivalent to 1-gram or 1,000-milligram (mg) extract) per day, and feel the effects within 6 to 12 weeks. Dosages used in studies range from 250 mg per day up to 600 mg per day.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF ASHWAGANDHA- Ashwagandha is safe for most people to consume, but it may interact with thyroid, blood pressure, and blood sugar medications. Pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as people with autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus, may need to avoid ashwagandha.
Always check with your doctor before adding anything to your everyday routine to figure out what’s best for you and your individual health. While moon milk made with ashwagandha is generally safe to consume, drinking too much in a day could be harmful.
Making lotion bars today and wanted to tell you guy’s about the ins and outs of lotion bars!
Three Reasons Why Lotion BARS are Better Than Lotion
When the weather shifts and Winter starts to happen, lotion is a survival necessity, especially if you have dry skin. Once the super dry and very cold season hits, frequent full-body applications of some kind of moisturizer is the only way to avoid the painful side effects of dry skin. Although a liquid lotion or cream is most prevalent, here are three solid Lotion Bar advantages.
What is a Lotion Bar?
First off, this may be a new concept. What the heck is a Lotion Bar? A lotion bar is a solid lotion. It resembles a bar of soap, but acts like a lotion. The bar will stay solid when kept at room temperature or lower. It can be used anywhere on the body.
When applied to skin, body heat will slightly melt the bar. Lotion bars are typically made from all natural ingredients including butters and oils like Cocoa butter, Shea butter, Beeswax, Jojoba oil, Avocado butter, Sweet Almond oil, Hempseed oil and essential oils.
There are also Exfoliating Lotion Bars that are the same lotion bar base with added salts (Sea Salt or Himalayan salt), or sugars to exfoliate and moisturize skin naturally.
Why is a Lotion Bar Better?
🦋 No plastic bottle/ Environmental Footprint
Because the lotion is solid, there is no need to package lotion in a plastic bottle. Also with natural ingredients, the process for creating a lotion bar is low impact. Yay for Planet Earth. 🌍🌍🌍🌍🌍🌍🌍🌍🌍🌍🌍🌍🌍🌍🌍
🍂Use IN the shower/ Efficiency of Application and Increased Moisturizing
The best time to apply moisturizer is when your pores are open, either in the shower/bath, or just out of the shower/bath. This allows the lotion to deeply penetrate skin as well as seal and protect skin throughout the day. 🚿🚿🚿🚿🚿🚿🚿🚿🚿🚿🚿🚿🚿🚿🚿
Lotion bars have a reputation for being a health-conscious choice because they are free from the potentially hazardous chemicals found in commercial lotion products, such as phthalates, parabens, formaldehyde, para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA), ethanolamines and petroleum. 🚫🚫🚫🚫🚫🚫🚫🚫🚫🚫🚫🚫🚫🚫🚫
✨How to Use a Lotion Bar✨
Using a lotion bar is easy; just take the lotion bar into hands and warm it with body heat, this will melt a small portion of the bar. One then can either rub the lotion onto the body part that needs moisturizing, or get enough in hands to put lotion bar down and use hands to cover skin. Lotion bars are especially effective in the shower, or right out of the shower when pores are open. 💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋
How long will a Lotion Bar last?
One Lotion Bar will last approximately eight to ten uses depending on how vigorously you rub and for how long. Please keep in well drained soap dish and use care when stepping out of shower or tub … may leave surface area slippery. ⏳⏳⏳⏳⏳⏳⏳⏳⏳⏳⏳⏳⏳⏳⏳
Made with 100% sweet orange essential oil, Organic Goji powder, Shea butter and Shea butter and mango soap.
The amazing benefit of the goji berry extract is its impact on the melanin content within the skin, which is involved in skin coloration. It helps to minimize the look of skin-hyperpigmentation as well as uneven skin tone, which is an effect of aging.
An additional benefit is helping to reduce the appearance of age spots, which tend to occur on skin as part of the aging process. They appear as brown, tan or black in appearance, and generally appear on the face, back and hands, as well as other areas of the body.
Age spots are often a result of the overproduction of melanin, which is helped by applying goji berry oil and extract to the skin’s surface. The benefits are derived from goji berry’s high concentration of vitamin C, which has also been shown to help firm and tone the skin.