Uncategorized, Vegan and Gluten Free Bar Soaps

3 Incredible Gluten Free and Vegan Bar Soaps

Changing over from conventional soaps may cost a dollar or two more, but boy howdy, what a difference. While using Dessert Essence soaps, not only is my skin clean, there are no harsh chemicals being put on my face or in my body. There are a few brands I love out there, but I thought I’d share these 3 with you as well.

Desert Essence Lavendar with Palm Oil Bar Soap

Desert Essence Lavender Soap

Desert Essence Lavender Bar Soap cleanses and moisturizes leaving my skin soft and cleansed. Plus, the oils make this a pleasant smelling soap.This Lavender soap uses Bulgarian Lavender Oil and Aloe Vera to nurture the skin. Using 100% sustainably harvested palm oil in compliance with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standards. It is vegan and gluten free and is wrapped in 100% recycled material and cruelty-free.

Desert Essence Lemongrass Bar Soap

Desert Essence Lemongrass Soap

I like using the lemongrass in the morning. It has a creamy texture, gently cleanses my skin and refreshes your senses. I always feel fresh and ready for my day with this revitalizing soap, plus it leaves my skin so soft and smooth.

The lemongrass oil is the refresher. The Aloe Vera and Jojoba Oil are your moisturizer and softener in this incredible soap.

There are No Animal Derived Ingredients or Animal Testing Parabens Artificial Fragrances or Dyes Glycols Parabens Petroleum Compounds including Mineral Oil, Petrolatum or Paraffin Sulfates – SLS/SLES PEGS, PPG, MEA, DEA or TEA Phthalates EDTA This product is vegetarian, vegan, wheat and gluten-free. Wrapped in paper made from 100% recycled material and is cruelty-free.

 

Desert Essence Creamy Coconut Bar Soap

Desert Essence Coconut Creamy Coconut

I exfoliate 3 times a week and use the Desert Essence Creamy Coconut because it contains jojoba meal which gently removes dirt and gets rid of the dead skin cells. The colloidal oatmeal in it soothes and protect the skin from becoming dry and itchy.

Exfoliating 3 times a week is a must for me. Getting a soap bar that exfoliates and cleanses is time-consuming. I use the Desert Essence Creamy Coconut because it contains jojoba meal which gently removes dirt and gets rid of the dead skin cells. The colloidal oatmeal in it soothes and protect the skin from becoming dry and itchy.

There are No Animal Derived Ingredients or Animal Testing Parabens Artificial Fragrances or Dyes Glycols Parabens Petroleum Compounds including Mineral Oil, Petrolatum or Paraffin Sulfates – SLS/SLES PEGS, PPG, MEA, DEA or TEA Phthalates EDTA Yes: Vegetarian/Vegan Wheat and Gluten Free Wrapped in paper made from 100% recycled material. Biodegradable Formula Made with 100% RSPO Sustainably Harvested Palm Oils

 

Ahiflower oil

Ahiflower, a new rival to fish oil?

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A plant based omega 3, 6 and 9 oil with high stearidonic acid (SDA) levels.

I heard about this plant-based oil a few years back and recently went back to the internet to see what the latest news was and I was pleasantly surprised to see that I could purchase the ahi-flower oil now.

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I’m pretty excited because I could never handle the taste of fish oils and Ahiflower oil doesn’t taste like fish oil apparently.  It delivers you all your essential fatty acid needs such as omega 3, 6, 9 fatty acids, essential for your health, vitality, and wellness. It also contains beneficial Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA), which is not found in flax, chia or fish oil.  These fatty acids have been shown to improve cardiovascular health by lowering cholesterol levels, eliminating plaque, and lowering blood pressure.

Ahi Flower is like flax, perilla and sacha inchi on steroids (so to speak). SDA (omega 3 fatty acid) found in Ahiflower converts to EPA in circulating cells up to 4x more efficiently than flaxseed oil and also has higher pro-EPA (brain health) value than flax, chia or hemp oils. However, it does not contain EPA or DHA. If you’re concerned about Ahiflower not containing EPA or DHA and you’d like to take DHA than your alternative would be taking Alga oil to get your DHA.

Ahiflower manufacturers are able to incorporate a sustainable, non-genetically modified, vegan source of omega-3 fatty acids into their products. Crop production methods are following TCI’s proprietary Crop Assured 365® identity preservation and quality assurance system.

GRAS means that it is (generally recognized as safe) by the FDA, by adding a chemical or substance is considered safe by the experts.

Hank Schultz, who writes for Nutraingredients.com stated that Greg Cumberford, from Natures Crops International, predicts a big market for ahi flower. Greg says “ it’s versatile, as unlike fish oil it has a neutral taste and smell. It’s going to be added to functional foods, like salad dressing or omega boosts for smoothies as well as being used as a supplement”.

And Cambridge University press states – Consumption of Buglossoides arvensis (Ahiflower oil) seed oil is safe and increases tissue long-chain n-3 fatty acid content more than flax seed oil – results of a phase I randomized clinical trial.

I went to amazon to see if I could find it there and there it was for sale by Ahi-flower.com.  There were about 3 other sites as well, that carry Ahiflower oil. If you do purchase this oil, remember to keep it refrigerated to prevent oxidative flavor changes.