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47 Amazing Benefits Of Chamomile

 

Chamomile

 

Chamomile Tea (Asteraceae/Compositae) is the oldest medicinal herbs known to man. There are 2 types of chamomile tea which are German Chamomile (Chamomilla recutita) and Roman or English Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile). Chamomile contains various bioactive phytochemicals such as flavonoids, coumarins, sesquiterpenes and polyacetylenes which are considered the most important constituents.

For many years chamomile has been sipped as a tea and is known for aiding in stomach aches and for its relaxing effects. There is much more that chamomile combats with its medicinal ingredients. The Medicinal ingredients are extracted from dry flowers by using a  water ethanol or methanol as solvents and corresponding extracts are known as aqueous, ethanolic (alcoholic) and/or methanolic extracts.

The traditional use of chamomile has been used for centuries as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, mildly astringent and healing medicine.

Chamomile Aids in:

  1. Wounds
  2. Ulcers
  3. Eczema
  4. Gout
  5. Skin irritations
  6. Bruises
  7. Burns
  8. Canker sores
  9. Rheumatic pain
  10. Hemorrhoids
  11. Neuralgia
  12. Sciaticamastitis
  13. Diaper rash
  14. Eye infections
  15. Cracked nipples
  16. Chicken pox
  17. Ear disorders
  18. Eyes from blocked tear ducts
  19. Conjunctivitis
  20. Nasal inflammation
  21. Poison ivy
  22. Inflammation of the skin
  23. Inflammation of Mucous membranes
  24. Bacterial infections of the skin
  25. Orally for gums and cavities
  26. Respiratory
  27. Calm nerves
  28. Treat hysteria
  29. Reduce anxiety
  30. Nightmares
  31. Insomnia
  32. Digestive Relaxant
  33. Aids in gastrointestinal issues
  34. Flatulence
  35. Diarrhea
  36. Indigestion
  37. Motion sickness
  38. Nausea
  39. Vomiting
  40. Colic
  41. Croup
  42. Fevers in children
  43. Uterine Tonic
  44. Back pain
  45. Bedsores
  46. Stomach cramps
  47. Arthritis

Traditional Medicinals Organic Chamomile Herbal Tea has been used by myself for many years. It really does help stomach aches and is helpful to me for getting to sleep at night. If you’d like to purchase some you are more than welcome to click here. It is USDA certified organic and is very tasty.

http://pennstatehershey.adam.com/content.aspx?productId=107&pid=33&gid=000232

http://www.umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/german-chamomile

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2995283/

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030881461201309X

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/232810746_Nutrients_phytochemicals_and_bioactivity_of_wild_Roman_chamomile_A_comparison_between_the_herb_and_its_preparations

 

 

 

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If You’re A Mature Woman And You Aren’t Using This, You Need It!

Reviva Labs Primer

Looking in the mirror each day and seeing yourself age isn’t easy.  We’ve all seen cosmetic surgery that has gone bad and I personally am not going to take that chance!   Now, if I can make them disappear a bit, why the heck not?

I tried a lot of primers on the market and some didn’t work at all and some did a little. Some are thicker than others and I don’t like a thick feeling primer. The best one I found was Reviva Labs Makeup Primer. I use it after I put on my moisturizer. They say you can use it as a moisturizer and primer, but I don’t.

I think it works great with my skin type, which is normal.  I also put it on my neck and then I use a little foundation on top of it and it really, truly has been great for making my neck look younger.  If you’re satisfied with how you look in makeup, wait till you see how good you look with Reviva New Makeup Primer under your makeup.

It conceals pores, fills in my lines and controls excess oil if you have an oily face. It also helps my foundation stay on longer without that 6 to 8 hour look that I use to get with other brands. It also makes my skin feel smooth.

What I really enjoy is that it contains COQ10 which works as a protective antioxidant and is free of animal testing.

How to Apply Primer

Cleanse your skin and pat dry. Use your normal moisturizer and eye cream and allow it to be absorbed.

Decide which area you want to apply the primer to first. Use small amounts to minimize lines and wrinkles.

You could start around the eyes by blending and gently patting the eyes. Make sure you leave an even surface (no rubbing) when applying the primer that way you don’t have an uneven surface.

If you have large pores around your nose they can be easily camouflaged by gently blending and patting.

You can apply primer to your entire face to enhance complexion color, cover age spots, freshen pale looking skin or just to your problem areas of wrinkles.

When you have finished applying the primer, go ahead and continue with your foundation for a smooth and bright complexion. You’ll be amazed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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9 Health Benefits of Rose Otto Essential Oil

Aura Cacia Rose Otto

Rose essential oil (Rose Damascene) known as the Damask Rose not only smells beautiful, but it also has health benefits as well. Dating back thousands of years our ancestors used it for health benefits along with beauty treatments. Rose Damascena is one of the most important species of Rosaceae family mainly known for its perfuming. Its major products are rose water and essential oil.

Roses have 2 types of oil. One being Steam Distilled Rose Essential Oil is known as Rose Otto and the second is Solvent Extracted Rose Oil is known as Rose Absolute. Rose absolute is not technically an essential oil but contains some of the same properties, However, Rose Otto is the preferred oil for topical aromatherapy because the Rose Absolute may contain residual amounts of solvents.

Rose Oil is extracted by steam distillation of fresh Rose (Rosa damascena) and is composed of hundreds of components.

Rose Oil contains components such as terpenes, glycosides, flavonoids, and anthocyanins that have beneficial effects on human health. Here is a list of the major contributors Citronellol, Citral, Carvone, Citronellyl Acetate, Eugenol, Ethanol, Farnesol, Stearpoten, Methyl Eugenol, Nerol, Nonanol, Nonanal, Phenyl Acetaldehyde, Phenylmenthyl Acetate and Phenyl Geraniol.

Health Benefits

  1. Antidepressant – A study stated that the use of rose oil in aromatherapy, such as causing relief of depression and stress in humans. Giving routine doses of rose oil have shown over time has benefited many people.
  2. Anti -Diabetic – The methanol extract of this plant significantly decreased blood glucose with malt sugar in normal and diabetic rats.
  3. HIV – Rose Oil has shown antiviral activity of main components of rose essential oil, citronellol, geraniol was confirmed against HSV-1, Haemophilus parainflunzae.
  4. Anti-Bacterial – Rose damascena petals were evaluated and showed aiding in 2 strains of viruses: Staph and Aureus.
  5. Anti-Oxidant – Rose damascena has high antioxidant activities. In a study, it showed that there was free radical scavenging activity and by ferric ammonium thiocyanate method for evaluation of lipid peroxidation properties.
  6. Laxative – Rose Damascena increased feces water content and the frequency of defecation making it great for a laxative with people who suffer from constipation.
  7. Anti-inflammatory – Containing Vitamin C a study conducted showed that it wasn’t the oil that had the anti-inflammatory effect, but the extract did.
  8. Skin Care – Rose Oil has been used for thousands of years in fading acne, scars, boils, stretch marks, pox, and surgery scars. It is also beneficial for itchy and inflamed skin as an anti-inflammatory. It is also beneficial for sagging loose skin in firming and toning.
  9. Anti-Convulsant – Rose oil delays the start of epileptic seizures and decreases the duration of tonic-clonic (involves the entire body) seizures.

Disclaimer:

Do not ingest or apply essential oils directly on your skin without the advice of your healthcare professional as pure essential oils are highly concentrated liquids and may cause harm.

I always suggest using a carrier oil such as jojoba with Rose oil.

 

References:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3586833/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0032645/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3873673/
http://www.umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/treatment/aromatherapy
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19370942
Anti-aging foods, Beauty

12 ways to slow the aging process with food, fewer calories and exercise

 

Young WomanBeauty isn’t just skin deep. Total body wellness is just as important as skin deep. I realize cosmetic surgery is a fast way of completing the exterior process, but you need to help the inner as well. If you want your muscles, cells, and organs to function properly, nourishing them is just as important. Foods rich in antioxidants prevent oxidative stress and get rid of aging free radicals.

New studies have shown that also eating less can slow the aging process by cutting calories which slows down the aging process in our cells. Cells make proteins which when slowed down ribosomes have time to repair themselves.

  1. Green Tea – Rich in antioxidants helps with free radicals that can cause wrinkles and other signs of aging.
  2. Lemon Juice – Removes marks from your skin and can aid in helping your nails look brighter and whiter.
  3. Fruit – Citrus fruits are full of antioxidants
  4. Apple Cider Vinegar – For acne and scars, it cleans your skin when rubbed on the face gently.
  5. Nuts– Cell membranes are rich in polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats which are essential fatty acids.
  6. Bell Peppers – Full of Vitamin A, a huge contributor for healthy and glowing skin.
  7. Cinnamon – Helps in burning fat in the body.
  8. Cruciferous vegetables – Such as broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts are rich in sulfur and antioxidants.
  9. Grains – Oats, brown rice, and quinoa – are not stripped of their nutrient-rich germ and bran layers in the way refined grains have.
  10. Tomatoes – Tomatoes are one of the richest sources of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant (it’s also found in carrots, watermelon, and other red vegetables and fruits).
  11. Fish – Mackerel, sardines, and salmon (oily fish) contain omega-3 fatty acids, which can help combat inflammation in the body.
  12. Exercise regularly – Almost any amount and type of physical activity may slow aging deep within our cells, a new study finds.

I always say that eating healthy is the answer to not giving the Big Pharma our hard earned money and you can look beautiful as well. Couldn’t hurt, right?

 

Argan Oil

10 WONDERFUL and BENEFICIAL uses of Argan Oil for your hair and skin (3 minute read)

argan tree

Argan oil is from the Argan (Argania spinosa) tree endemic to southwestern Morocco. The fruit from the tree has an oleaginous kernel that has “argan oil” in it. I’m sure you’ve heard that it is known as “liquid gold” or “Moroccan miracle oil” and there are reasons for that. It has been used for centuries in Morocco as a cosmetic oil to maintain a fair complexion, to cure skin pimples and chicken pox scars. It is also used for culinary reasons to add a nut flavor. However, keep in mind that for cosmetic uses, it needs to be cold pressed versus roasted.

Argan opil

In this day and age and after many studies, we have found that there are many other uses for the “liquid gold”  or “Moroccan miracle oil,” as well.

Reasons to use Argan Oil

Acne – The triterpenoids naturally found in Argan oil have amazing health benefits for skin including the treatment of mild acne and acne-related scarring.

Psoriasis – Argan oil’s hydrating effects can make psoriasis feel better by adding much-needed moisture.

Eczema – Rubbing this into the skin after a shower will help lock in moisture and stop the itching.

Sun – Applying Argan oil can regenerate cells caused by UV damaged skin. It fades sun spots and heals dry skin that looks dry and leathery. Cancer – Compounds in Argan Oil are called triterpenoids. Triterpenoids are phytochemicals also known as isoprenoids. These are secondary metabolites. Many studies conducted have shown that metabolites are toxic to tumor growth.

Arthritis – Found to be particularly helpful with those that suffer from rheumatoid arthritis from the oil when massaged into the skin.

Hair – Argon Oil is well known to help dry hair. Use it overnight as an intense hair treatment or use it as a leave-in to help moisturize, during the day. It is great for split ends.

Skin – Argan Oil has approx. 80% fatty acids, which have been proven to erase crow’s feet and wrinkles by using it regularly which increases elasticity and by increasing the regenerative rate of healthy skin cells. So for an older woman for example, who have had your insides removed, it protects you from the sun, gives you elasticity, which promotes smoother skin and protects you from free radicals.

Burns and wounds – In a clinical study on rats, argan oil showed significant aid in burns and wounds.

Brittle fingernails – Rub some into your cuticles and fingernails to moisturize.

Antioxidant – Argan Oil has flavonoids and vitamin E which is incorporated into cell membranes, which protects them from oxidative damage. Flavonoids have shown potential in the treatment of breast, colon, prostate, pancreas, lung, and other related cancers.

argan nuts

What makes Argan oil so effective?

Tocopherols (Vitamin E) – organic chemical compounds

Fatty Acids – A large group of monobasic acids found in animals and plants.

Polyphenols / Ferulic Acid – Organic compounds containing more than one phenol group; responsible for the color and flavor of some fruits and vegetables; may have antioxidant properties.

Phytosterols – Plant sterols and stanols that inhibit the absorption of cholesterol from the small intestine and, in effect, lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in humans.

Triterpene – Any of various unsaturated hydrocarbons, C10H16, found in essential oils and oleoresins of plants such as conifers and used in organic syntheses.

Squalene – A hexaisoprenoid (triterpenoid) hydrocarbon; intermediate in the biosynthesis of cholesterol and other sterols and triterpenes; found in shark oil and in some plants.

 

References:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3723062/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4321565/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3723062/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17524128

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3182282/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/articles/26978857/

 

Pistachio

9 Surprising Facts About The Pistachio Nut

Pistachio

 

 

Pistachio Nuts were a common food since 6750 BC. They are a member of the cashew family and originate from Asia and the Middle East.

Pistachios are eaten whole, salted, roasted or fresh.  Pistachios are also used in ice cream, butter, and a paste.

Pistachios not only taste great but have nutrients carbohydrates, proteins, fats, dietary fiber, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, vitamin B-6, beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese, vitamin C, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, folate, vitamin E, vitamin A, and vitamin K.

Out of all the nuts out there, pistachios contain the highest amounts of potassium, γ-tocopherol, vitamin K, phytosterols, and xanthophyll carotenoids.  Clinical studies suggest that pistachios help maintain healthy antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity, glycemic control, and endothelial function. When consumed in moderation, pistachios may help control body weight because of their satiety and satiation effects and their reduced net metabolizable energy content.

In another study pistachios (roasted) have a lower fat content than any of the other nuts out there.

Health benefits of pistachios include aiding in

Type 2 diabetes – Pistachio nuts as a snack has beneficial effects on glycemic control, according to a study.

Heart Health – Pistachios have been studied for many years in reference to cardiovascular disease. Studies show a significant drop in cholesterol when consuming pistachios. Five published randomized cardiovascular trials have shown that pistachios promote heart-healthy blood lipid profiles.

Blood Pressure – Pistachios are rich in mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids, which may reduce hyperglycemia and improve metabolism.

Weight loss – Researchers found that pistachios have satiety and satiation effects. Another study with individuals in a weight loss program demonstrated lower body mass index and triglyceride levels who consumed pistachios versus pretzels. Epidemiological studies have failed to find any association between nut or pistachio consumption and either weight gain or an increased risk of obesity

Cancer – Pistachios have vitamin E and other antioxidants in them may reduce the risk of cancer.

Absorbing Iron – A study conducted found that pistachios are high in copper, which helps the body absorb more iron therefore helping in not getting anemia.

Improved Digestion – In a study, they suggest pistachios have prebiotic characteristics and contain non-digestible food components such as dietary fiber, which remains in the gut and serve as food for naturally occurring bacteria.  Pistachios also contain phytochemicals that could modify microbiota composition. Foods with prebiotic properties may enhance the growth of beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract.

Fiber – A serving of about 1 ounce or 30 grams of pistachios contains about 3 grams of dietary fiber, more than enough to get your digestive tracts working at excellent capacity.

Erectile Dysfunction – Turkish researchers revealed results from a study that eating 3-1/2 ounces of pistachio nuts a day for 3 weeks led to improved sexual function in men with ED.

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17 Impressive Benefits of Rosemary(2 min read)

matt-montgomery-3790 (2)Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a fragrant perennial evergreen herb with needle-like leaves with white, pink, blue or purple flowers native to the Mediterranean. The name rosemary derives from the Latin ros meaning “dew” and marinus meaning “sea”, “sea dew.” Rosemary is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae, along with many other herbs, such as oregano, thyme, basil, and lavender.  Rosemary is a good source of iron, calcium, and vitamin B-6.

Rosemary has been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes along with used in recipes for cooking.

For your hair, rubbing rosemary herb extractions over the scalp to stimulate the hair-bulbs, prevent premature baldness and dandruff.

Rosemary has been tested in clinical studies on the list below and has shown positive feedback from them.

Health Benefits of Rosemary

  • Improve mood
  • Relieve pain
  • Protect the immune system
  • Stimulate circulation
  • Detoxify the body
  • Bacterial infections
  • Premature aging
  • Skin conditions
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-oxidant
  • Memory and concentration
  • Digestion
  • Neurological
  • Cancer
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Macular degeneration
  • Hair

Caution:  The essential oil of rosemary is not to be consumed. You can consume rosemary as we have for thousands of years in culinary aspects, but again, not as an essential oil. Don’t forget rosemary is in the mint family, so if you are allergic, be careful.

References:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3624774/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3736918/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20377818

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3905473/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4227022/

http://www.amd.org/macular-degeneration-research/clinical-trials-for-wet-amd/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5133115/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23921795

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25002023

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3569896/

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Surprising Benefits of Cannabis in your Personal Care Products

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Cannabis is everywhere. From the pot shops, beauty products, concentrate, vaping, beverages, sublingual, topical, cannabis capsules and more. It is difficult to know what you will benefit from if your beauty products have cannabis in them.

The good news is you cannot get high from these products or test positive on a drug test which is a good thing. A good example is Hemp lotion. It’s been around for many years and contains Hemp (which is a variety of cannabis sativa plant) and the active compounds from this plant are referred to as cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds secreted by cannabis flowers that provide relief to body symptoms including anorexia and cachexia that were seen in HIV/AIDS patients, neuropathic pain and spasticity in multiple sclerosis, nausea and vomiting with cancer chemotherapy, anxiety, and inflammation. Pretty remarkable!

There are over 80 different cannabinoids in marijuana, only a handful have been researched and are known to provide positive effects on the human body. THC (Molecule of tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (Cannabidiol) are 2 of these cannabinoids. The THC is a psychoactive (mind-altering ingredient) and CBD (nonpsychoactive). In the past 4 decades CBD in clinical studies at the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, University of South Carolina, School of Medicine, Columbia, have shown promise in:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antioxidant
  • Antidepressant
  • Analgesic
  • Anti-tumoral agent
  • Anti-psychotic
  • Anxiolytic
  • Neuroprotectants

So how does this work with our largest organ (skin) on our bodies? Above, I mentioned about cannabinoids, which have receptors that are the binding locations like THC. THC and CBD are phytocannabinoids and our bodies make versions of these compounds, known as endocannabinoids.

Then I asked myself, aren’t cannabinoid receptors only good for helping the central nervous system and the brain? Absolutely not! As a matter a fact, they are found in the skin, reproductive organs and the gut. Your skin takes a beating daily in the elements and your skin has specialized immune cells found in various skin layers that are called endocannabinoids and they engage with these immune cells to help control inflammatory response according to a study in Germany at Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Münster.

We know that Cannabis has anti-inflammatory and anti-aging benefits that are amazing for the skin. The skin has its own endocannabinoid system and cannabis as an anti-oxidant that helps to slow down aging and protects against free radicals.

I wanted to bring to your attention that there are many products out there for sale, but you can go online and find many tutorial sites such as the 2 links I listed below and make your own because there is new disturbing data that pesticide residues in legal cannabis products in Washington State have an approx. 84.6% contamination rate including potentially carcinogenic agents and neurotoxic agents.

Links:

Here is a link to inform you so more on organic gardening of cannabis.

http://herb.co/2016/03/21/definitive-guide-to-organic-marijuana/

 

I made my own lotion and lip balm and absolutely love them both.

http://www.the420shack.com/2011/12/super-healing-cannabis-skin-salve.html. http://www.the420shack.com/2016/05/cannabis-infused-lip-balm-recipe.html

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4 DIY Face Masks with Avocado

avocado-1851422_640 (2)Avocados contain healthy fats poly fatty acids and monounsaturated fatty acids. Poly fatty acids are the ones that help protect your skin from sun damage and help protect sensitive skin and inflammation. Monounsaturated fats keep top layers of your skin moist, which leaves it soft and healthy.

When we are exposed to pollutants every day and our bodies generate free radicals which then causes cellular damage. Antioxidants help against damage from free radicals. Avocados have antioxidants such as Vitamin E which protects the skin from ultraviolet light.  Vitamin C makes collagen for elasticity and firmness. Carotenoids are capable of promoting skin health and beauty according to the Dermato-Endocrinology Study on the link between nutrition and skin aging.

 

Every day we are out in the elements and are bodies are generating free radicals. Avocados are suitable for all skin types and can help by:

  • Treating sensitive, dry or acne prone skin
  • Enhancing skin elasticity
  • Reversing effects of aging

Avocado and Honey

A hydrating face mask for cleaning and moisturizing. Honey is gentle astringent and extremely moisturizing. The combination of avocado and honey in this will refine the pores, tighten the skin, and smooth over wrinkles and reduce aging spots.

Simply mash a ripe avocado and mix it with one tablespoon of honey.

Spread a thin layer on your skin, and leave on for 20 minutes.

Wash it off with lukewarm water and then cold water to close pores and pat dry.

 

Avocado and Yogurt

This mask is beneficial when your skin needs extra moisture due to dry or humid air. This mask is especially ideal in those winter months.  Yogurt has the enzymes which easily exfoliate the facial skin with natural cleansing and bleaching.

Take a teaspoon of organic yogurt and mix it with avocado pulp, spread onto your face and leave on for 15 to 20 minutes and then wash off with warm water and pat dry.

 

Avocado and Egg Whites

Great for premature aging. Combine 1 tablespoon of mashed avocado and one egg white. You’ll need to whisk this one for about 30 seconds until it is blended well. Slather a thick layer on your face(avoiding eye and mouth area as this mask stretched can cause fine lines and wrinkles. in a circular motion and let sit for 10 to 15 minutes, rinse with cold water and pat dry.

 

Avocado and Oatmeal

Combined with oatmeal, this avocado face mask acts as a gentle and amazing exfoliator for skin. Oatmeal is one of the best natural exfoliators out there and can be used to scour off excess sebum and dead cells from skin.

Mash 1/4 an avocado using the back of a fork until it is smooth and lump free. Stir in the oatmeal to make a paste. Slather the mask onto your already clean face in a gentle circular motion. Massage for at least 2 minutes letting the oatmeal gently exfoliate your skin. Allow the mask to settle for at least 15 minutes wash off with warm water and pat dry.

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Cotton is one of the most toxic crops on the planet

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Did you know conventional cotton is one of the most toxic crops on the planet? It contains pesticides, fertilizers, and other toxins. More toxins are used on cotton than any other crop in the world.

Cotton is found in numerous daily uses such as beds, clothing, sanitary products, home furnishings, towels, bathrobes, bedding and more.

Conventional cotton contains:

  • Synthetic fertilizers to add nutrients to soil
  • Sewage sludge as fertilizer
  • Most synthetic pesticides for pest control
  • Irradiation to preserve food or to eliminate disease or pests
  • Genetic engineering used to improve disease or pest resistance or to improve crop yields

 

Reasons to use organic cotton:

  • Made without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides
  • No bleach
  • No GMO
  • Free of allergens and nasty chemicals
  • Does not cause any allergy or irritation in people with sensitive skin
  • 100% plant-derived
  • Soothing
  • High absorbent properties

The methods used for organic crops are:

  • Crop rotation
  • Cover crops
  • Organic fertilizers
  • Beneficial insects
  • Human labor for weed control
  • Replenish and maintain soil fertility
  • Reduce the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers
  • Build biologically diverse agriculture

By purchasing organic cotton you are lessening the impact on our environment. Organic farming enables us to:

  • Promote a self-sustaining cycle of resources on a farm
  • Enhance soil and water quality
  • Reduce pollution