While I was sipping my Starbucks coffee this morning, I began to ponder the actual benefits it has (in particular when it’s incorporated into skincare). Yes, coffee is usually associated with waking people up in the morning, but it can also perk up your skin. The caffeine in coffee has a number of benefits for your skin, from treating redness and inflammation, to reducing the appearance of under-eye circles, to getting rid of cellulite. By incorporating caffeine into your skin care routine, you can reveal evenly toned, smooth skin all over your body. Additionally, coffee essential oil contains anti-aging properties and is a great additive to body scrubs for exfoliating and over-all toning the skin! Plus – my personal favorite is my ‘coffee n’ cream’ soap*.
So watch for the new “Caffeine Skincare Routine” class this fall! I’m excited already!
*Check the website for upcoming Soap Making, Pure & Simple class and in class, receive a recipe for this fabulous and fun soap bar!
Natural skincare doesn’t like to be in warm temperatures. If you see me at the farmers market, I’ll have my creams and lotions (and the deodorant) in a cooler.
When you get your product home, immediately open your products, stir or shake vigorously and replace lid. Allow your products to sit to resolve any separation or viscosity issues that may have occurred. So in the summer, place products in a cool environment (or air conditioning is great). And in the winter, keep your product in a room temperature environment.
So in summary, please keep your natural products from moisture, heat and direct UV light.
For the month of June book a home party for the“Friendly Gardener” class and receive a “Don’t Bug Me” natural insect repellent and a “Gourmet Gardener’s Cream” as your hostess gift!
Course Outline: Control pests that devour your garden! Eliminate toxic chemicals and harmful pesticides by making your “green garden” remedies; take home a soapy marigold insecticide, gardener’s soap bar, hand repair salve and a fungicide spray. Recipes for slug removal and insect repellant.
• Minimum of 10 participants per class – 2 hour class
• $25.00 per person – all supplies included
Get that skin feeling soft and toned with a nice glow!
Pink Himalayan salt contains 84 minerals and elements, beneficial for the human body, including calcium, chromium, iron, cobalt, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. These minerals cleanse your skin and detoxify your body.
Whether you’re preparing your skin for our upcoming spring/summer here in beautiful B.C. or off to get guaranteed Vitamin D elsewhere, check out this recipe and follow these steps using Pink Himalayan Salts. For price and quantity, please visit our website under raw ingredients.
Himalayan Body Glow Formula makes 2 treatments
¾ cup Pink Himalayan salt (fine grade)
¼ cup sodium bicarbonate
1 tablespoon ground ginger powder
2 tablespoons grapeseed oil (or cold pressed sunflower)
2 tablespoons vegetable glycerin
Optional ingredients: Essential oils (20 drops)
Combine above ingredients and store in a sealed container. Product should be kept in a cool, dark location.
Applying Body Glow
First, rinse off in shower and apply body glow mixture beginning with feet. In shower, rub salt on damp skin paying attention to rough, dry areas. Work up towards chest and shoulders. Do not apply to face or neck. Avoid abrasions and cuts and use prior to shaving.
Follow with moisturizer. Try our Hibiscus Rooibus Moisturizer!