Thursday, January 27, 2011

Rhassoul Mud… Good for our Face?

Rhassoul Mud has long been known for its skin cleansing ability, especially in the more upscale spas all around the world. Its’ origins are from deposits located beneath the Atlas Mountains located in Morocco.
The mud contains several elements that help to detoxify the skin. Magnesium, iron, sodium, silica, potassium, and calcium are the elements that help give the mud this beneficial quality. These minerals have to be replaced as we get older and Rhassoul Mud is a fantastic way to do that.
When used as a mask, the Rhassoul Mud helps draw out the toxins that are in the skin. Detoxification is not the only use for Rhassoul Mud. It also helps to get rid of excess dirt, oil, and dead skin cells to go along with moisturizing and soothing the skin. People who have acne prone skin benefit from the Rhassoul Mud being antimicrobial.
Rhassoul Mud is not the only type of mud that is good for the skin. Moor Mud, Dead Sea Mud, and French Green Clay are a few others, but Rhassoul Mud is the best of them. A person with sensitive skin can enjoy the many benefits of this since it is considered to be a mild mud.
The high mineral concentration gives Rhassoul astringent and absorption properties making it such a versatile

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Godiva Chocolate Raspberry Truffle

Godiva Chocolate Raspberry Truffle is a decadently delicious scent. Its’ aroma is like enjoying a creamy white chocolate truffle filled with sweet raspberry. This divine scent can be enjoyed in many of our skin care products such as our handmade soaps and our Shea Butter Oatmeal Lotion. Let this indulgently delicious scent take your senses to new heights.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Vanilla Sandalwood

The sweet scent of creamy luscious vanilla combined with the deep sensual aroma of sandalwood combine to give you this exotic treat.

We offer many luxurious bath and skin care items in this highly inviting scent.

Our goat’s mild lotion is formulated with real goat’s milk, oatmeal, apricot oil, and coconut oil. The extreme nourishment and moisture it provides is accentuated with the engrossing aroma of the vanilla sandalwood scent.
Before using the wonderfully fragranced goat’s milk soap, try our handmade vanilla sandalwood soap. This exotic, yet earthy scent is strong and makes that bath much more enjoyable for all your senses.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Benefits of All Natural Handmade Soap vs Commercial Soap

All natural handmade soaps are far better for our skin than the commercial soaps that are offered to us at our local stores. Mother nature has provided us with the natural ingredients that have benefits that are not only good for us, they are just as good for our environment.

Commercial soaps contain many ingredients that are detrimental to our skin. Many of those are animal fats, low grade oils, wax, and alcohols that cause us to have dry, itchy, irritated skin. The medicated commercial soaps have been known to include toxic chemicals such as triclosan that has shown to cause cancer.

Soap is manufactured through the process known as saponification. That is where the similarities between natural and commercial soaps stop. Commercial soap manufacturers remove the ingredient glycerin during this process. They in turn take that glycerin and use it in other products so they can make more money. Natural handmade soaps are made to keep the glycerin thus making the soap more soothing and softer to use on our skin. The commercial soaps contain many chemicals that not only effect our skin, but the soap scum created by using the soaps travel through our drainage systems and find their way into our environment.

Three soap making processes to look for are hot process, cold process, and melt and pour.

The most beneficial of these processes is the cold process made soap. Cold process is the combining of your oil mixture with your lye. This is when the saponification occurs and the caustic properties of the lye are neutralized creating glycerin. Glycerin is one of the most beneficial ingredients in natural soaps.

Hot process soaps are made using the same process as cold process soaps with heat added to the soap after saponification has occurred. This added heat does remove some of the benefits of the soap.

Melt and pour soaps are typically clear glycerin melted into forms. These soaps can’t be called natural soaps but they are better than commercial soaps.

The benefits of natural, handmade soaps are by far better for us and our environment.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

3 Tips to caring for your handmade soap

  1. Purchase your soap of choice ahead of time. Once you receive it, remove it from it’s packaging. Place it in a dry safe location like a dresser drawer and let it cure a couple more weeks. This will help to extend the life of the bar of soap and will leave your drawer smelling fantastic.

  1. When using the soap, use a loofah sponge to get a nice lather instead of using the soap directly on your body.

  1. After you have used your soap, it is a good idea to rinse off all excess lather and put the soap in a dry location such as a soap dish.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Oatmeal, not just for breakfast

Oatmeal has long been a staple on tables across the world as a breakfast item. It has been well established as a good source of nutrition. Something many of us do not know is that is one of the best ways to treat dry skin.

The soothing and gentle natural skin cleanser is wonderful for those with sensitive skin. Many of us suffer from minor skin irritations caused by the ingredients in some of the skin care products we have used, chemicals in our household cleaners, exfoliating with the wrong products, and excessive scrubbing while exfoliating. Using oatmeal during this process will help to soothe the irritation and help decrease the discomfort level.
Oatmeal helps to absorb and remove dirt and other impurities on the surface of our skin. The benefits do not stop there. Oatmeal exfoliates the skin extremely gently, leaving the skin soft and smooth.
Oatmeal can be used in many facial care products. For a deep pore cleansing treatment that does not irritate the skin, use a facial mask. To get rid of those dead skin cells that keep us from looking our best, an oatmeal facial scrub will help give you that natural, youthful, healthy glow.