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Posted by Penny on August 9, 2017 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (1)

Wow! GREAT VALUE and not to be missed!

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Miraculous Magnesium

Posted by Penny on August 2, 2017 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (0)

I just can't get enough of the miraculous Magnesium! 
I researched a fair bit this week and some things interested me enough to share them. Especially magnesium cream!
Did you know,

"Magnesium is also used for treating attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, cystic fibrosis, alcoholism, mania, recovery after surgery, leg cramps at night and during pregnancy, diabetes, kidney stones, migraine headaches, a long-term pain condition called complex regional pain syndrome, weak bones (osteoporosis), premenstrual syndrome (PMS), altitude sickness, urinary incontinence, a condition that causes burning pain and redness called erythromelalgia, restless leg syndrome, asthma, hayfever, multiple sclerosis, and for preventing hearing loss and cancer."

Like Wow! and thats not all!

"Chronic Colitis is improved due to the 'laxative properties of Magnesium. However what I found was regularity for the first time in decades. Constipation was no longer a debilitating and painful condition. Just from rubbing some lotion on my arms everyday, apart from my skin being plump and glowing, my energy levels are changing. I'm sleeping better and legs arent twitching anymore. I RARELY get headaches now but 2 years ago it was so common I would go 5 days with a headache, morning and night. My mood is better too, now I think of it. I could ramble on for hours, but just know this...IT WORKS MIRACLES

Wherever I apply it becomes numb in minutes! Just what I need for my lower back pain. How did I ever live without it?  Damn AMAZING!!!!"

P.A (Fibromyalgia, Chronic pain, neck and back injury)

How does it work?

Magnesium is required for the proper growth and maintenance of bones. Magnesium is also required for the proper function of nerves, muscles, and many other parts of the body. In the stomach, magnesium helps neutralize stomach acid and moves stools through the intestine.


Cocoa Butter and Anti aging Skin Repair

Posted by Penny on July 18, 2017 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Cocoa Butter:

Botanical Name- Theobroma cacao

Origin- Africa

Extraction- Expeller Pressed/Refined from Cocoa Beans

Shelf life- Approx. 3 year if stored in a cool dark place

Raw Cocoa is a hard, light yellow butter with a light chocolate-like odour. It has healing and moisturizing qualities which have made it very popular in the making of lotions, soaps, mositurisers and lip balms, often as a thickening agent. It is very emoillent and protective for skin while making the soap solid and dense in form.

It contains antioxidants and is naturally rich in Vitamin E which assists in anti-aging, and scar tissue health as well as containing cocoa mass polyphenol (CMP). This is a substance that inhibits the production of immuno globulin IgE's which aggravates symptoms of both dermatitis and asthma. So it's like an antibody to allergies!


Anti-aging

Cocoa butter is rich in antioxidants including oleic acid, palmitic acid, and stearic acid. These fatty acids actually are a benefit to your skin, because they will provide a layer of protection from skin stressors and free radicals. This helps to slow to process of aging while acting as a mild sunscreen. Your skin will look healthier from day one. Because this will also slow the development of wrinkles, you will reap the benefits for years to come.

 

Skin Healer

Weather, hormones, and seasons of life all impact the health of our skin. Cocoa butter is a gentle and non-toxic option to help reverse the numerous signs of life. Almost any pregnant woman will tell you that she has heard of or tried cocoa butter for stretch marks. While, there may be no complete, proven cure, women boldly testify of positive results. The previously mentioned antioxidants also work to lighten age spots, to even skin tone, and to reduce scars. Some people have even recommended cocoa butter as a natural healer for those with sensitive skin or skin irritations such as eczema and dermatitis. Using cocoa butter is an easy way to replace commercial ointments and creams that are generally loaded with harmful chemicals.

It can be used in the treatment of dry lips or skin, wrinkles and sun damage, It has many anti-aging properties but is also beneficial to minor burns and other skin irritations or complains.


So that's mostly why it's in most of my soaps and most of my healing balms. ;) 

It's Completely WONDERFUL!


Refs

https://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/conditions-dictionary/immunoglobulin-e-(ige)

http://www.naturallivingideas.com/13-amazing-benefits-cocoa-butter/



 

Cocoa Butter and Skin Repair

Posted by Penny on July 18, 2017 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Cocoa Butter: Botanical Name- Theobroma cacao Origin- Africa Extraction- Expeller Pressed/Refined from Cocoa Beans Shelf life- Approx. 3 year if stored in a cool dark place

Cocoa is a hard, light yellow butter with a light chocolate-like odour. It has healing and moisturizing qualities which have made it very popular in the making of lotions, soaps, mositurisers and lip balms, often as a thickening agent. It is also edible and can make a nutritious ingredient in foods though not advised for those who have nut allergies. It contains antioxidants and is naturally rich in Vitamin E which assists in anti-aging, as well as containing cocoa mass polyphenol (CMP). This is a substance that inhibits the production of immuno globulin IgEs which aggravates symptoms of both dermatitis and asthma. It can be used in the treatment of dry lips or skin, muscle ache, wrinkles and signs of aging, minor burns and other skin irritations or complains. Many people believe that the CMP in Cocoa Butter, like chocolate helps relieve stress, boosts the immune system, ease arthritic symptoms and even helps prevent heart disease.

 

Benefits of Using Skincare Creams and Natural Soap

Posted by Penny on May 23, 2017 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Benefits of Using Natural Skincare Creams and Soap

The vast majority of us use a variety of products in our daily skin care regiments. Some of the most important aspects of our grooming lie in both cleansing and then moisturising, and the best products to use tend to be the most natural. The benefits of avoiding potentially harsh chemicals or other abrasives in your soaps and lotions are numerous.

Some of the benefits of using natural products

Avoid irritating your skin

Those of us that suffer from allergies need to be especially careful, but even those with normal skin that doesn’t tend to irritate easily can react to ingredients in a soap or lotion. Unless you’re allergic to a natural product (milk, nuts, and certain fruits) you’re likely to do far better with a product that contains no chemicals or synthetic ingredients. Often natural soaps are made using goats milk, which most of the population can use even if they have allergies to cow’s milk. Artificial colours and fillers can also harm skin or cause you to break out in blemishes or a rash.

Environmentally friendly

There are a lot of products made with ingredients or through processes that have a decidedly negative impact on our planet. Chemicals are released into the air and our water sources, or into the soil. These pollutants can last for years; some will last for decades or even through generations. Ingredients that are grown organically limit these pollutants and help to keep our planet healthier for both current tenants and future generations.

Limit any potential side effects

Parabens are used in many health and beauty products to help increase shelf life by acting as a preservative. Parabens can also mimic our own natural hormones which can alter your endocrine system. Your endocrine system regulates numerous processes in your body, including growth, development, metabolism, tissue and sexual function, mood and sleep patterns. The side effects of using products with parabens can cause many health problems; some of which are still being studied and discovered. With natural preservatives as options (like grapefruit seed extract) it seems silly to choose ones that potentially cause harm. Natural preservatives offer no ill health effects even with long term use. It’s also important to note that although we recognize and understand most allergens to natural products, this is not the case with many synthetic ones.

What’s that smell?

Natural products of course offer lovely natural scents, and often include pure essential oils if the ingredients don’t have any or don’t have a strong enough scent of their own. Essential oils can offer a whole host of their own health benefits (aromatherapy, anyone?). Fragrances used in synthetic products often use scent to mask awful chemical smells that would turn away even the most determined customer...and for good reason!

A gentler way

Many synthetic products contain a variety of fillers or irritants that don’t help or benefit the customer in any way. While the products may seem to do the job they were purchased for, over time you may begin to notice ill effects that often stem from incorporating harmful chemicals or ingredients into your grooming routine over time. When you use products that use only natural ingredients, there are no ill effects and they will offer the same benefits from the time you start using them right through.

Some of the best natural ingredients to look for

It’s important to remember that our skin is our body’s single largest organ. It has the ability to absorb more than 50% of what we apply to it. There are a number of natural ingredients that do a wonderful job when it comes to cleansing or moisturizing our skin.

Shea Butter

Shea butter is the fat that is extracted from the Karite tree nut. It is often used to help alleviate dry skin and keep it healthy and moisturized.

Green Tea

Green tea isn’t only for your morning enjoyment in your favourite tea cup! It also wonderfully reduces inflammation and can help heal damaged skin.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is an anti-oxidant and can also help reduce inflammation and skin irritation.

Natural Glycerine

This is often found in naturally made soaps and can actually help attract moisture to skin, keeping it soft and smooth.

This article was written by Nina Wells from The Steam Shower Store. She has over 10 years’ experience in writing health related topics and specializes in the health benefits of saunas and hydrotherapy.


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