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Beautifying Benefits of Dead Sea Salt

Dead Sea Salts Vetiver Body Scrub

Dead Sea Salt Body Scrub

Dead Sea Salt Body Scrub is one of the great ways to receive the therapeutic and beautifying benefits of Dead Sea salt mineral-rich substance.

I recently formulated a new recipe and my daughter and her girlfriends really liked the aroma, freshness and the smoothness of the skin after application.

When creating the recipe I  went after the beautifying and anti-aging properties which I am going to briefly cover.

Dead Sea salt has been used for centuries to treat skin disorders, detox and speed up healing of the body. Dead Sea salt has a much lower sodium content, compared to the regular salt and contains minerals that nourish the skin and body.

Dead Sea salt is renowned for its anti-aging ability to renew the skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, smooth and soften, and leave skin rejuvenated.

The study performed by the University of Kiel in Germany demonstrated that the minerals in Dead Sea Salt can “bind water, influence epidermal proliferation and differentiation, and enhance permeability barrier repair”. Essentially this means that minerals help the skin to stay moisturized which prevents forming of the wrinkles.

Carefully chosen essential oils blend in this recipe not only provides the healing and anti-aging benefits but has a beautiful, fresh and attractive aroma that will make you look forward to your next bathing.

Dead Sea Salts Vetiver Body ScrubDead Sea Salt Body Scrub

150-160gr of unrefined Dead Sea salts

40-50 grams of extra virgin organic coconut and  sweet almond oil

Few drops of essential oils of your choice. I like using vetiver, mint and lemon.

Directions:  In a bowl add the salts (if too coarse break them in food processor), oils (warm up the coconut oil a little)  and essential oils.

Mix everything together and pour in a recipient.

In case you are not into making it yourself we can make it for you. Order it from our e-shop by following this link.

Dead Sea Salts Vetiver Body Scrub

Vanilla & Cocoa Lotion Bars – An Original Idea for Christmas Gifts

DIY Vanilla Cocoa Lotion Bar - Unique Christmas Gift IdeaLooking for an original idea for Christmas gift?  How about making some scented lotion bars?

Lotion bar is very similar to body lotion. The difference is that the bars are solid at room temperature and look like bars of soap. When rubbed on the skin, the lotion bar will melt leaving a thin, nicely moisturizing layer.

They are big hit all over the net because it is relatively easy to make them and they have long shelf life.

You can make them in all kind of variations and using different combination of oils and essential oils, here is one of my favorite recipes.  Whenever possible use the organic ingredients.

In case you would rather buy them here is the link  where to buy Vanilla & Cocoa Lotion Bars.

Ingredients

  • 30g raw organic shea butter
  • 30g cold pressed organic extra virgin coconut oil
  • 25g of natural unrefined yellow beeswax
  • Two pinches of vanilla/cinnamon powder
  • 1 TBS of naturally infused vanilla almond oil
  • 5 drops of vitamin E

DIY Vanilla Cocoa Lotion Bar - Unique Christmas Gift IdeaInstructions

In double boiler melt the shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax. When melted, cool a little and add the rest of the ingredients. Pour in the mold and put in the fridge until they become solid.

I like to make them in different sizes and small so I use one piece in its entirety rather than reusing it few times, although many people do that.

Shelf life is up to a year when stored properly. Avoid touching the bars with wet fingers. They should be stored at the temperature below 24, otherwise they will melt. In this case you will need to put them again in the mold and refrigerate.

DIY Vanilla Cocoa Lotion Bar - Unique Christmas Gift Idea

Busy Girl’s Secret: COCOA DRY-SHAMPOO

COCOA DRY SHAMPOO - GREAT ALTERNATIVE TO TRADITIONAL SHAMPOOGreat Alternative to Traditional Shampoo

COCOA Dry Shampoo is good for all hair types – oily, normal, and even dry when used sparingly. It is great alternative to the traditional shampoo when traveling, camping or just super busy. Dry shampoo works by absorbing excess oils on your scalp and hair, and creates beautiful texture leaving your hair looking like freshly washed. It is indispensable for a busy girl, mom, or just about anyone with a busy lifestyle. Commercial brands, as you can imagine, contain controversial ingredients so you are better off making your own Cocoa Dry Shampoo, 100% made of all natural and organic ingredients, TOXIN-FREE and SAFE. COCOA DRY SHAMPOO - GREAT ALTERNATIVE TO TRADITIONAL SHAMPOOINGREDIENTS Arrowroot powder, Cocoa powder. STEPS Mix the arrowroot powder and cocoa together. More arrowroot for light hair, more cocoa for dark hair. APPLICATION Dip your make-up brush in dry shampoo. Divide hair into sections and brush your roots, moving from the crown of your head down. Allow the powder to set for couple of minutes, then brush thoroughly. Tip: LESS IS MORE. Over-application can make your hair look chalky. Don’t wait until your hair is super-greasy. The dry shampoo should be used as soon as the hair starts showing the first signs of oiliness. In case you are not interested in making it, you can order it here.

COCOA DRY SHAMPOO - GREAT ALTERNATIVE TO TRADITIONAL SHAMPOOBONUS: IT WORKS AS FOUNDATION POWDER TOO

You can even use it as the makeup foundation! Traditional Mineral makeup products use nano-particles that are guilty of skin-aging, cause DNA damage, and stimulate the production of free radicals linked to cancer. So isn’t it handy to actually use your dry shampoo as the makeup foundation :)? Obviously you need to experiment to get it close to you skin tone. In addition to cocoa and arrowroot, you can play with French green clay, bentonite clay or eventually finely ground cinnamon, fruit powders (Please be careful with cinnamon – it can cause skin irritations).

Have fun with playing with food on your face 🙂