Hello to our Skin Candy friends today I want to go to the aromatherapy realm, and talk about the differences between synthetic fragrances vs. essential oils. I personally think there is a possibility that synthetic compounds can play a role in many of our health concerns that are not genetically driven. This is just a thought no supporting evidence will be presented in this blog to validate my assumption. But I can’t help wonder there aren’t many other people out there that can’t relate to this.
I personally love to use essential oils due to their beneficial health properties. Usually people are attracted to fragrances because they like the smell, but don’t realize or care that they are applying a synthetic substances to their body that can contain harmful chemicals. Now that I’m trying to exercise a healthier lifestyle I like to read labels. I personally think that we should be mindful of what we apply on our body topically. Specially when experts stay that 60% of what you apply on your skin goes directly to your blood stream.
Me a woman dealing with fertility can’t help to think that what I may have been consuming, or applying to my skin could have play a role with my new found health concern. Specially when there’s no history of fertility problems in my family. Now a days you see the term PEG’s in many products from skin care, fragrances, and household products. What are PEG’s? This particular source defines it as follow “This is an abbreviation for polyethylene glycol that is used in making cleansers to dissolve oil and grease as well as thicken products. Because of their effectiveness, PEG’s are often used in caustic spray-on oven cleaners and yet are found in many personal care products. PEG’s contribute to stripping the Natural Moisture Factor, leaving the immune system vulnerable. They are also potentially carcinogenic.” Soure
That being said I find that using essential oils is the way to go for me because they don’t contain harmful chemical and they naturally derive, smell wonderful, organic, with no man-made additives and, they can be therapeutic. Many health benefits are attributed to essential oils. They can help you unless you have develop an intolerable reaction to scent(s)… Nonetheless, some essential oils can irritate the skin. However, I find that for me is better to use an essential oil vs. synthetic fragrance. Compound chemicals that been synthesized or man-made contain many human toxins. For me natural aroma is the way to go. What are your thoughts?
How wonderful it would be if we could commence this new year 2016 with a bang! I’m sure between renewed bucket lists, vision boards, life books, etc… We have our future completely planned out. However, in the midst of all that we seemed to fall short of tuning up the engine that will help us get to where we want to go. Our body is an engine in desperate need of a tune up. I want to show you how to revitalize and nourish your body giving it that extra boost that it needs to help you get through the days, weeks, and months ahead. I’m sure many of us have already started new healthy diets, fasting methods, goals, and lifestyle changes for this 2016. I just want to add something natural and simple to your new healthy regime to help nourish and rejuvenate your body.
If you are looking for a nice way to ease your mind, body, and soul. Try implementing a tea bath or herbal bath ones or twice a week. You can use different blends to accommodate the need or nourishment your body is seeking that particular day. If you are looking to detox you can concoct a loose leaf blend of green tea and add it to your bath. If you want to add an extra jenesequa you can add Epson salt and baking soda for extra fizz. This is a great way to balance your PH, detox, and revitalize your body. If you are looking for something to relieve skin irritations, soften your skin, and help you sleep peacefully through the night then chamomile is the herb of choice. To complement the mood you can add a scented candle and a great read. Aromatherapy is great for relaxation. Choose you favorite blend and follow the steps below for the herbal bath of your choice:
Pour the water over 4 or 5 tea teabags (or 4 to 5 heaping teaspoons of loose-leaf tea).
Steep and cool the tea for at least 15 minutes, and then remove the teabags or strain the tisane (if you’ve used loose-leaf ).
Pour the tea into your drawn bath, swirling it to ensure it’s evenly blended.
You can add fresh organic blossoms such as Jasmine, roses, lavender for a natural fragrance to implement aromatherapy to you home spa session. Try this simple steps and your bath session will never be the same again. I personally believe that bathing is a very imitate cleansing ritual design not only cleanse the external part of the body but the mind as well. Indulge and give your body a sweet treat today.
These past two years I have been on a quest to find my happiness. I didn’t know that this endeavor would take me to a place of faith, soul searching, and healing. With all that came a lifestyle change, love, struggles, art, and PEACE. Through all that Skin Candy a bath and body line was born assembled from organic products in the process of becoming completely organic. This product own by Stylish Party Ideas has been therapeutic for me. Increasing my creativity to new heights. Allowing me to become self confident and believing that I can do anything in Greatness.
After teaching many crafting classes using different mediums in our SPI Art Studio. Skin Candy a sister company of Stylish Party Ideas was created. With endless possibilities, no money nor resources I had to tap into my new found faith for deliverance. With plenty of ideas, no product, no customers but a dream of incredible possibilities my husband and I embarked in this journey with no idea where the road would lead us.
Mad community support has come to the rescue and many donations of recyclable items make their way to our shop daily. Being a person of faith I say the LORD is proving for us each and everyday. After six months of self employment and still working this dream. I’m thankful for the present moment. Now I can see that our possibilities are endless and my dream it so much smaller than what the CREATOR has in-stored for us.
Through this journey came the need to self cleanse. Trying to eat healthier and live a better life I found myself revisiting old habits of seeking organic products, aromatherapy, herbal remedies, and all around wellness. I know we still have a long way to go. But through this quest of happiness I found a new passion for taking care of myself, my body, and my environment. That’s how I came to the art of soaping. Through the ART of DIY in our SPI Art Studio I found myself handcrafting soaps and body products concocted from organic herbs, flowers, oils, and spices. These blends are specially designed to nourish and treat your skin providing much needed TLC. Through this journey as I educate myself I promise to share my knowledge with others. I pledge to find old ideas to do new things for the betterment of ourselves, our body, and our environment. I hope you find this journey as joyful as we do. Come and experience the great gift of nature. Indulge with Skin Candy give your skin a sweet treat today.