Friday, February 25, 2011

Benefits of Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil contains properties that make it an effective means to cure the three types of infectious organisms. Those three organisms are fungus, bacteria, and viral. An even more impressive feat of Tea Tree Oil is its’ effectiveness fighting those infections that are resistant or have become resistant to many antibiotics. This factor makes Tea Tree Oil an excellent natural remedy for numerous bacterial and fungal skin ailments.  Just a few examples of those ailments are acne, oily skin, blisters, sun burns, athlete’s foot, rashes, insect bites, and dandruff.

This natural cure has been proven in many studies to help treat respiratory problems that range from a sore throat, cough, and runny nose to more severe conditions such as asthma, tuberculosis, and bronchitis.  Viral infectious diseases like chicken pox, shingles, measles, and the flu are also shown to be effected by using Tea Tree Oil. The body’s immune system is strengthened by Tea Tree Oil and that alone helps the body fight the infections.

One of the most effective uses of Tea Tree Oil is as a mouthwash. It kills the bacteria in the mouth that causes gingivitis and helps reduce inflamed gums. Sometimes when we have gone to the dentist our mouths become inflamed and irritated and Tea Tree Oil can reduce that irritation and inflammation.

The effective use as a mouthwash is not the only beneficial means it can be used as. Many skincare products can effectively use the benefits of Tea Tree Oil. Ranging from acne specific treatments to general hygiene products, Tea Tree Oil shows a versatility and effectiveness not equaled by any.

Shampoo is one of the venues that allowed Tea Tree Oil and its’ benefits to become better known.  Its effectiveness against dandruff and dry scalp allowed those that have known the benefits of it for a long time to have their voices heard.  Tea Tree Oil has also been used in handmade soaps, crèams, and lotions.

Sometimes when we treat ailments with manmade medicines they tend to have side effects that outweigh the benefits.  Tea Tree Oil based antiseptic solutions, creams, and ointments can work just as good or better without those side effects. Some other medicinal treatments commonly available are for Athlete’s foot, sore muscle/arthritis, and chest rubs. Higher concentrations of Tea Tree Oil can help heal canker and cold sores, treat nail fungus, blisters, and ringworm. There are also Tea Tree Oil creams that can be used to treat minor burns, rashes, insect bites and sunburns.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Dragons Blood fragrance

Dragon’s Blood has a long history of being used in healing wounds and known for its antiviral effects. One of the main components in Dragon’s Blood is Taspine. Taspine has long been documented to have anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties. The woody and earthy scent contains notes of vanilla and sandalwood giving you that autumn like warmth with light tones of powdery musk and Asian florals that bring out the spicy undertone. Indulge your senses with this exotic and warm aroma.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

What is a Sugar Scrub and why you should use one

First things first let’s answer the first question. What is a sugar scrub?
A sugar scrub is a total body treatment that helps to get rid of dry skin. These scrubs come in many scents and forms. The ingredients should remain similar in all of them. Sugar, vitamins, fruit oils, along with other moisturizing ingredients are what make up a sugar scrub. The sugar granules can vary in size for different degrees of exfoliation needs. The larger the granule is the stronger the exfoliation results will be.
Using a sugar scrub properly can improve your skin’s appearance and texture. The optimal time to apply the sugar scrub to the skin is when the skin is thoroughly wet like in the shower. You rub the scrub into the skin applying light pressure. Allow the scrubs benefits to be absorbed into the skin for a few minutes then rinse off with warm water.
The effective results of a sugar scrub stem from the rough texture of the granules. This rough texture helps to peel away dry and dead skin cells. Once the dry and dead layers of skin are gone, the healthy, smooth skin underneath can shine through. Moisturizing ingredients in sugar scrubs are just an added benefit that helps keep the skin soft and hydrated.
So why use a sugar scrub? Using a sugar scrub is wonderful for maintaining healthy, supple skin. Exfoliation is especially important during the dry winter months when we don’t realize our bodies are losing moisture. Beyond the visual benefits, the sugar scrub allows you to pamper yourself.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sweet Orange & Pomegranate

This absolutely fabulous scent is a perfect blend of pomegranate and sweet orange. The sweet yet exotic scent will please all of the senses.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Why are all natural products best at treating Eczema?

Treating Eczema is most effective when treated both externally an internally. This two stage approach addresses the visible symptoms like the itchy, inflamed skin but at the same time nourishes the inside giving the skin the needed minerals and vitamins to help treat and prevent the outbreaks.

Keeping the skin healthy and rejuvenated starts with keeping it hydrated. The hydration keeps the skin lubricated and allows the skin to battle the Eczema outbreaks quicker.

All natural lotions that condition and hydrate the skin work best in treating Eczema externally. This treatment works best when applied while to skin is damp. Applying the lotion to the skin while damp helps optimize the absorption and aids in sealing in the moisture. Store bought lotions that contain chemicals can counteract the benefits of the moisturizing process. Those that contain man made products like petroleum jelly may in fact inflame the Eczema more. This fact just supports all natural products work better. Lotions made with natural ingredients like Aloe Vera, oatmeal, and cocoa butter work the best. They all help to create a natural barrier against irritants and allergens that bring on outbreaks of Eczema.

Natural treatments are by far better than anything man has made for us. The ingredients nature provides us to treat Eczema are much better and more effective. We must maintain hydration internally because it is just as important at treating the outside. Drinking water will help to accomplish this part of treating Eczema.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Facial Toners

 As we get older it is more important for us to take care of our skin.  Our Kiss of Youth Facial Toner can help with that. It is handmade with the more mature skin in mind. The all natural ingredients that help to tighten, cleanse deep, and reduce the appearance of the skins’ pores.

Do you have oily, problematic skin? Our pore cleansing toner is designed for you. The all natural and pure essential oils help to take care of those areas.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Does facial skin care need to be different than regular skin care?

The first thing you need to do is find out what type of skin you have. There are three basic types of skin; oily, dry and combination.  It is possible that your face may be oily whereas your legs may be dry. Would you use the same skin care products on both of them?

Oily skin is typically shiny and acne prone.  Toxins excreted through our skin tend to clog pores and create blackheads in oily skin much easier than in dry skin.  This skin type also attracts much more dirt and dust than dry skin does because of the higher amounts of sebum.  Natural cleansing products along with warm water will help clean this skin type safe and effectively.

Dry skin will have a dry, flakey appearance and even has a tightness to it. The lack of sebum, that helps to maintain the moisture in the skin, is what allows the skin to tighten when it comes in contact with cold or hot water.  Dry skin is less prone to acne than oily skin but is more vulnerable to flaking and painful skin conditions.

Combination skin is the most common of these three skin types.  This skin type has a common theme. There is an oily patch across our forehead,  down the nose  ending at the chin. This is commonly referred to as the T-zone. This combination also has patches of dry skin typically in the cheek, neck, and eye areas.  Treating this type of skin can be somewhat confusing and can get expensive if you treat  the whole area the same.  Experimenting with different natural products is the way to go here.

Having great looking skin includes more than just facial care. Our skin is the largest organ our body has. We have to take care of all of it and most of the time that requires different skin care products to do the job.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Rosemary Mint

This wonderfully awakening scent is the perfect mixture of Rosemary and Peppermint.  The natural Rosemary essential oils help to clarify the skin while the Peppermint helps to rejuvenate the skin.  There is nothing like starting your day with the natural boost that the Rosemary Mint scent gives you.