All-in-one scrub and soak; salt to exfoliate, oils to moisturize, castile soap to cleanse.
Body scrubs are a great opportunity for you to feel fresh, clean and alive by utilizing the exfoliating benefits of sea salt to perk up tired looking skin. Our bodies continually replenish skin cells and body scrubs help our appearance by sloughing off those dry, old cells that accumulate on the surface.
Sea salt is cleansing and detoxifying in that it draws out impurities. Table salt is more refined, therefore it lacks many of the minerals of the ocean and is left with chemicals from the refining process.
Grapeseed oil is the lightest of the oils, has very little odor and won't leave behind a greasy feeling on your skin.
If you prefer I can either add coconut oil and reduce the grapeseed oil or substitute coconut oil for the grapeseed oil. This blend will have a drier consistency. Just let me know.
The addition of the gentle cleansing action of castile soap assists in washing away those old dead skin cells sloughed off by the abrasive action of the salts.
Essential oils of basil, frankincense, rosemary and lavender serve to awaken your creativity as they help you focus on wherever your mind wanders during such pampering. These herbs are highly regarded for their refreshing and therapeutic properties in skin care.
Standing in the shower, wet the areas the salt polish is to be applied. Salt scrubs may be too harsh for the sensitive skin of the face. If you choose to use a salt scrub on your face be very gentle and don't let it get into your eyes. Use the scoop to mix it up a bit, as the oil may surface to the top. Scoop out a bit at a time and apply to either your entire body (use circular motions starting with your feet and work upwards) or just do the rough spots such as knees, elbows and heels. Some people just use their fingers to apply, others find it easier to use a washcloth since the body polish may be drippy.
It is your choice to finish up by rinsing off in the shower or stopper the tub and let yourself enjoy the luxury of a therapeutic bath. There is no need to wash your body again. You don't want to remove the beneficial oils. Once finished moisturize if necessary. Notice how your skin literally glows and is so very soft.
No time for the fuss or a follow-up bath? When in a hurry, you can still benefit from this salt polish. Just add a lump (it holds together well) to your wash cloth or mitt and wash as you would with your body wash or bar soap.
Salt scrubs can be used once a week but due to varying skin types be your own judge as to the frequency without drying out your skin.
Glowing Skin Body Polish comes in a plastic screw top jar weighing about 15 oz. Included is a small plastic scoop which holds up to 1.5 Tbsp.
What home remedies and skin care products did past generations use to care for their families?
Wholesome and practical, natural and affordable is the best way to describe our line of body care.
Guided by wisdom and knowledge passed down from past generations, our products consist of ingredients provided by our natural world.
Information and recipes often tucked away in quaint old books resurface to remind us that 'simple is best'.
Knowledge of what is in your products is the start to taking back control as a consumer.
Utilizing herbs, flowers, aromatherapy, and oils without the use of parabens, artificial colorings or synthetic fragrances to create natural solutions to personal and family care needs. Several items can also be used for the care of your dog; a few that are also safe for cats.
Ingredients used are purchased from reputable, certified organic companies or grown organically in my own gardens.
No need for concern about the harm to animals as there are no animal products or animal testing involved in these products.
Though there is a section labeled Babies, Children, there are many items throughout the shop wonderful for children. The items within the Babies, Children, Pregnancy section simply make it easier to find items for very young children and pregnant women.
NOTE ON PRESERVATION:
Items are made in small batches as they are needed. In our attempts to avoid the use of parabens as preservatives, only natural preservatives are used. The paraben family includes methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben and ethylparaben. Parabens are synthetic (aka chemical) preservatives commonly used to increase the shelf life in cosmetics and personal care products. Being parabens have been known to cause skin problems as well as disrupt the body's endocrine system, we'd rather leave them out of our products. Our philosophy is that your body care products should be fresh (as with anything put into or onto your body) and are not meant to sit on a shelf for lengths of time.
Natural preservatives used include antimicrobial grapefruit seed extract, antioxidant Vit. E and the concentration of essential oils if used. What this means is that while these natural preservatives deter the growth of bacteria and molds, they are not broad spectrum and offer a limited shelf life. Products which contain water such as the creams and lotions are the most at risk for contamination. Such at risk products should be used within about 4 months. The salves, balms, honey, salts, powders, butters, and oils, containing no water, are very stable as is and are fine for months. Keep any of the products in a cool location, and out of exposure to heat and sunlight. Refrigeration will extend the shelf life of perishable items.
Natural skin care rewards you with the knowledge of knowing what you are putting on your body, thereby greatly reducing the chance of skin irritation or allergic reaction. Immune systems differ, therefore there is always the risk of sensitivity even with natural products.
Should there be a sensitivity or allergy to an ingredient in a product, let me know and if possible we can substitute.
Shifting to natural body care gears you away from commercial hype concerning beauty and more towards trusting your own intuition. Feel nurtured and more spiritually in tune with what your body needs to remain in good health, which is the description of beauty.
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