to use Petroleum Jelly, Menthol or Camphor....or not....?

Posted on February 11, 2014 by Polly Glasse | 0 comments

There are tons of "hand repair" products coming out on the market. How do YOU decide which you use.

There are many ingredients from which to choose when creating a moisturizer/skin repair product. We suggest you use truly natural ingredients that actually add something beneficial to the formulation. Beeswax, unrefined, slightly filtered, NOT bleached and processed, adds minerals to the formulation. It's a humectant (draws moisture to the skin). It acts as a barrier from the outside world so it's water resistant. Add natural, unrefined butters such as shea, aloe, mango, coconut, etc for their nutritional value. Use only therapeutic grade essential oils for their healing value. If it's not organic, therapeutic grade, it can easily be adulterated. Did you know only 5% of a product calling itself an essential oil actually has to be an essential oil in order for it to be called "100% pure essential oil?" As an example, you can have a 2 oz bottle of Eucalyptus essential oil according to the label. However, if the label doesn't say therapeutic grade or organic, it can contain a base oil, additives to make it go further and many other things. Organic extracts can be helpful as well. Just be sure to check the quality of product before purchasing. 

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Is your moisturizer, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste tested on animals before you get it?

Posted on December 12, 2013 by Polly Glasse | 1 comment
It's a crazy world out there. The cosmetics industry is a 31+ billion dollar industry. While I like to take a shower and smell good, the industry aggressively targets our ego to convince us we aren't good enough if we have a wrinkle, dark spot on our body, a hair out of place, etc. I ask, "At what cost?" The link below is from a Huffington Post article telling how the EU (European Union) has banned even ingredients tested on animals, as well as the anticipated effect on the multibillion dollar cosmetic industry in the US and world wide. 

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