Saturday, January 28, 2017

Acne Detox Soap

We will be starting a new series of informing you about the amazing qualities of our products so if you have any questions hopefully they will be answered!

The backbone of our products

This soap contains bentonite, activated charcoal and tea tree oil. The clays are absolutely perfect for oily or acne prone skin since they are naturally anti-bacterial and toxin removing. This gentle facial soap works incredibly well.

Bentonite clay is sedimentary clay composed of weathered and aged volcanic ash. The largest and most active deposits come from Wyoming and Montana. Bentonite is very unusual in the fact that once it becomes hydrated, the electrical and molecular components of the clay rapidly change and produce an "electrical charge". Its highest power lies in the ability to absorb toxins, impurities, heavy metals and other internal contaminants. Bentonite clay's structure assists it in attracting and soaking up poisons on its exterior wall and then slowly draws them into the interior center of the clay where it is held in a sort of repository. It makes a miraculous complexion and/or shaving bar that gently cleanses skin while being highly absorbent and good for oil or acne prone skin. It gives soap a silky, creamy feel.

Bentonite is very unusual in the fact that once it becomes hydrated, the electrical and molecular components of the clay rapidly change and produce an “electrical charge”… When it becomes mixed with water it rapidly swells open like a highly porous sponge. From here the toxins are drawn into the sponge through electrical attraction and once there, they are bound. (According to Mountain Rose Herbs)
Activated charcoal means the carbon is infused with oxygen and is prepared for human ingestion (in the case of poisoning or detox) and skincare products. This oxygenation creates a super porous surface, increasing its ability to absorb matter and toxins. Possibly the most absorbent cosmetic ingredient out there, activated charcoal is said to have the ability to absorb thousands of times its own weight.
This super absorbency, plus antibacterial properties, makes activated charcoal an ideal ingredient for oily and acne prone skin types. It is used in acne products to draw out impurities, heal pimples, and prevent further breakouts.

Also an anti-aging ingredient, activated charcoal is said to tighten pores and smooth the skin. It also reduces inflammation, which is significant in preventing premature aging. Because activated charcoal removes toxins, it can help reduce the instances of acne and other skin impurities you might suffer from. It also works wonders for completely removing makeup.

The reputation of Tea Tree Oil as a cure-all given to this oil is not an exaggeration. Tea tree oil can be used as a cure for almost all tropical infections and diseases. You name it and it has some sort of positive effect or treatment for that disease. It is invariably found in almost the households of Australia, particularly those that have small children. The magical healing and disinfectant properties make it a wonder drug that also boosts your immunity. However, it is not meant to be ingested, and is poisonous. It is meant for topical application only!

The stimulant property of tea tree essential oil can be very beneficial for taking care of certain hair conditions. If you suffer from dandruff or hair loss, simply apply a diluted amount of tea tree essential oil to your scalp. The increased blood flow that you experience will help your follicle stay healthy and strengthen the hold on your hair, so you won’t suffer from premature hair loss. Also, since the skin will become healthier, it will be easier to keep moisturized, reducing the amount of dandruff and dry skin!

It also helps remove excess water and salts from the body, while cleaning the pores. This further prevents the occurrence of acne, for which tea tree essential oil is often recommended.

Some reviews:

“I swear by this now. Not only has my acne cleaned up, but any other blemishes, scars, hair bumps. The seller is phenomenal!”

“Works great, smells lovely. Thanks for caring about my skin and what's going in it!”

“If I could show you before and after pictures....I love this soap.”

“I wish everyone could experience this product! it is wonderful!”

“Always the very best. I do not use anything else on my face.”

“I swear by this now. Not only has my acne cleaned up, but any other blemishes, scars, hair bumps. The seller is phenomenal!”

Sunday, January 22, 2017

GMO Apples Will Be Available in Some Stores Starting in February

How many ways have you tried to prevent apple slices from browning in your kids' lunch boxes?
Maybe you've dipped freshly cut slices in orange juice — perhaps you've tried lemon juice. Both distort that crisp and delicious apple taste and, most of the time, slices ended up brown by lunchtime anyway. It's quite the conundrum.

Scientists, however, have gotten to the core (pun intended) of the browning issue. Two years ago, the US Department of Agriculture approved the country's first genetically modified apples, which are now anticipated to hit Midwestern shelves in February and March. The first apples to undergo genetic modification are the Golden Delicious variety — with emphasis on the gold.
What's so bad about browning, anyway? Browning doesn't make apples inedible or indicate rotting — it's simply the result of an oxygenation process — but does, admittedly, make for a less appealing snack.

Neal Carter, the founder and president of Okanagan Specialty Fruits, the company responsible for manufacturing the GMO apples, says these new fruits will change that. "It's a great product and the eating quality is excellent," he told the Capital Press, purporting increased crispiness as another benefit.

While browning is more of a cosmetic issue, Okanagan Specialty Fruits claims that natural oxygenation leads stores and producers to spray preventative chemicals to stop the process, something that not all families support.

Then again, not all families support GMOs in general — they've caused quite the controversy in past years, with many claiming negative side effects. Okanagan is, however, willing submit their apples to the FDA for review, where they were approved. The FDA concluded that GMO apples are no different from traditionally grown varieties, and are, therefore, perfectly safe to munch on.

We asked Good Housekeeping's Nutrition Director Jaclyn London, MS, RD, CDN for her input. "To-date, the overwhelming body of scientific evidence does not support deleterious effects of consuming GMO crops," London explained, but claims that more research is needed to determine longterm health effects. "That said, there are plenty of other questions and concerns that arise when considering non-browning, GMO apples in the marketplace."

Will they taste good? Are their physical properties the same as regular apples? Are their nutritional properties the same? Will they see success on supermarket shelves? We should have these questions in mind, said London, when approaching genetically modified food.

Since the apples will only be available in the Midwest, where they will be sold sliced, in packages, some of us won't encounter them any time soon. We should still be on alert, however, said London, since we do experience GMOs, especially in processed foods. "Your best bet is to limit these foods (e.g. Sugary beverages) and load up on canned, fresh, or frozen produce — organic or conventionally grown — as much as possible!" explained London.