Essential oils and how they can improve our life

BannerI love essential oils. They are so amazing. Not just lovely smells as some think or something to burn in your oil burner so your house smell lovely.  They are much more than that. They are Mother Nature’s first aid kit!!

It is so easy in our day and age to just grab a tablet for a headache, or a shop bought ointment for an ache. Or use disinfectants to clean our homes.  We have forgotten over the ages that the answers are in Nature.

Before you grab a tablet to help your headache try dabbing a drop of Lavender Oil on your temple or inhale on a simple tissue. Or before you rub that chemical filled ointment onto your skin try massaging a few drops of Rosemary in a plain cream or oil into the area. You will be pleasantly surprised that you have helped yourself without resorting to chemicals.

I  sometimes forget myself in my busy life to appreciate and use Essential Oils.  Our world is becoming more and more toxic so it is surely time we check out Nature’s alternative options.

If you look in your retail stores for Essential Oils and Blends you will quickly realize that it is not a cheap option.  For this reason I have decided to produce my own line of PURE Essential Oils and PURE Essential Oil Blends.  I believe my pricing is reasonable without compromising the quality of the Oils.

Earth Essence Essential oils and blends are 100% pure.

There are so many ways we can use Essential oils in our day to day lives. I will post ideas regularly that will make is easier to make a difference to your life.

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Why is Exfoliating so Important for your Skin and what is Exfoliating?

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Before you even think about exfoliating, you need to know what it is and what it does.

Exfoliating is really just a fancy word for removing dead skin cells.

It is the process of removing the dead skin cells from the skin, so your newer, fresher skin cells are left at the top. Your skin feels smoother and looks much more radiant that it did just before.

You’ll also find that it can clear the pores of all the dirt and oils much easier, so you’re left with cleaner skin ready for your day or night ahead.

Exfoliation can also rejuvenate the skin. During the winter, it is easy to want to hide away. Your skin may not get as much sun as it needs, and it starts to look dull. By creating a beauty routine that you follow throughout the year, you will have sun-ready skin all the time.
Exfoliating done properly with the right products can do wonders for your skin. Exfoliating is the most important step in your skin care regime aside from cleansing. Regular exfoliation helps to remove the dead skin cells and debris that can clog pores and lead to acne causing bacteria. This makes exfoliating especially important for those with oily skin.
In addition to preventing acne, exfoliating can help brighten dull skin and smooth rough skin creating a more radiant complexion overall. It also allows other treatments to penetrate more deeply into the skin.

So the tip to beautiful skin is exfoliating. Having a good exfoliating routine is the key to the smooth and glowing skin.

Exfoliating can also help make dry skin look smoother and softer. You get rid of the flakes that appear.

How often should you exfoliate?sensitive skin

Exfoliating is something that you need to do on a regular basis. It will create a beautiful, shiny and soft skin. The trick is not to overdo it and use the right products on the right types of skin. With softer, glowing skin, you can focus on enhancing it with makeup, rather than trying to cover it up every day!While exfoliating is good for the skin, it is only beneficial in moderation. There is such a thing as too much of a good thing, and too much exfoliating can be bad for you.

When you are using an exfoliate, chances are you won’t need to use it more than once a week.

A little does go a long way, with any type of exfoliate. Not only will this work out better for your skin, but it is also better for your bank balance. Your products last longer, so you don’t need to buy them as often.

The only people who should exfoliate more often are those with oily skin. This is due to the excess oils and grime that can get within the pores. You won’t need to do it more than twice a week.

It is a necessary stage of the beauty routine if you want the best-looking skin. You have smoother, healthier-looking skin that has fewer pimples and blackheads.

If you have oily skin, you can find exfoliating extremely beneficial. Not only will you remove the dead skin cells, but you can remove excess oil out of the pores. In some cases, it can help to restore the natural balance of the oil. Those with oily skin have a thicker Epidermis layer, and exfoliating can get within it and clean it completely.

 

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If you have sensitive skin, you need to get a product that is suitable. This is more than just looking at a label that says “for sensitive skin.” You need to look at the ingredients to make sure it doesn’t have anything that irritates your skin.

Always try any product on a small area of the skin, first. On the wrist or ankle is usually the best as the areas are easier to hide and you will be able to see visibly if there is an irritation right away. Don’t worry about initial redness, but look out for prolonged problems.

 

What is the difference in using a Certified Organic Exfoliator and other Non-Organic brands?

If you use products from some of the world’s biggest beauty brands, chances are you’re pumping our waterways full of plastic.

Next time you wash your face, think of the sludge that you’ve just dumped in the rivers and ocean. Not from your skin but from microbeads. Microbeads are tiny bits of plastic found in many exfoliating body washes and facial scrubs. While microbeads are no better at scrubbing the skin than particles of shells or seeds, they’re much cheaper to mass-produce. This is why manufacturers have increasingly replaced natural materials with plastic shards.

Organic Body and Skin products do not have microbeads in any of our Certified Organic skin and body care products.

For your Exfoliating needs we recommend the following products:

Sensitive Skin

 Andalou Pearl Exfoliator   Rose Exfoliator

Andalou Naturals have a beautiful exfoliator that is perfect for Sensitive skin. 1000 Roses Pearl Exfoliator while being gentle on the skin it lifts away impurities and dull, dry surface cells.

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Andalou Chia + Omega Radiant Skin Polish 

Andalou Naturals has a beautiful exfoliator that is perfect for dull skin and uneven complexions. Radiant Skin Polish with Chia + Omega will gently buff and exfoliate dull, dry, flaky skin. It stimulates healthy cell turnover leaving the skin appearing younger and fresher with a radiant glow.

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Winter Skin Care tips – natural and organic

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Winter is a time to take care of your skin. Cold winds and heaters can cause your skin to become dry, and lifeless.

Here are some tips for keeping your skin lovely and soft over the colder months. Organic Body and skin have some of the best natural skincare products that are all perfect for repairing dry skin!

Exfoliate

Gently exfoliating weekly in winter will get rid of the dry skin cells. Use a loofah on your body and a gentle exfoliator on your face and neck.

We recommend: Andalou Pearl Exfoliator

Add a Serum

Winter brings on cold, windy weather which can cause your skin to become dry and dehydrated. No need to change your moisturizer. We recommend adding a serum to your beauty routine. They help regenerate and replenish your skin. Just a few drops under your moisturizer will give you beautiful glowing skin.

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Are your skincare products toxic?

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Have you ever examined the ingredients listed on the labels of your cosmetics or other skin care products? Do you know what those ingredients are?

What you may not realize is that many of the skin care products and cosmetics you are buying contain ingredients that are not only harmful to your skin, but also to your long term health. Many of these ingredients are known carcinogens (cancer-causing substances) and are used by the cosmetic industry simply because they are cheap!

Harmful Ingredients Commonly Found in Skin Care Products and Cosmetics

The following are just some of the synthetic chemicals that have been identified by scientific studies to be harmful to our health.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (ALS)

Often described as being “derived from coconut” to disguise their toxic nature, these chemicals are commonly used in shampoos, toothpaste, foaming facial and body cleansers and bubble bath. SLS and ALS can cause severe skin irritation, and are easily absorbed into the body, building up in the brain, heart, lungs and liver, leading to potential long term health problems.

Parabens

Parabens are widely used in cosmetics, deodorants, skin care and baby products to prolong their shelf life. They are known to be highly toxic and have caused rashes and allergic reactions. Recent scientific studies in the UK found a strong link between the use of parabens and the increasing rate of breast cancer in women. Researchers found a high concentration of parabens in 90% of breast tumours tested.

Propylene Glycol

Found in many beauty creams, cosmetics and cleansers, Propylene Glycol can cause skin rashes and contact dermatitis, and has been shown to cause damage to the kidneys and liver.

DEA (Diethanolamine), TEA (Triethanolamine) and MEA (Monoethanolamine) These substances are harsh solvents and detergents that are used in cosmetics and face and body creams as an emollient. They can cause allergic reactions, and long term use of DEA-based products (such as Cocamide DEA) have been linked to an increase in the incidence of liver and kidney cancer.

Aluminium

A common ingredient in antiperspirants, aluminium has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease.

Mineral Oil

Derived from petroleum (crude oil), mineral oil is commonly found as a main ingredient of face and body creams and cosmetics. Baby oil is 100% mineral oil! It coats the skin like a plastic film, clogging pores and stopping the skin from eliminating toxins, which can lead to acne and other skin disorders.

Polyethylene Glycol (PEG)

Used as a thickener in skin care products and cosmetics, PEGs interfere with the skin’s natural moisture balance, causing an increase in ageing and leaving the skin vulnerable to bacteria.

How to Avoid These Toxins

Examine the labels of your cosmetics and skin care products carefully, and learn to recognize ingredients that are harmful to your skin and to your health.

Don’t be fooled by the words ‘natural’ or ‘organic’ on the front of the label. Many products contain at least one or two natural or organic ingredients, but they may also contain harmful synthetic chemicals as well.

Whenever possible, choose products with 100% natural ingredients.  Your skin will love you for it!

There are many brands that are totally natural and organic. We at Organic Body and Skin have sourced and tested many for you.   We fully guarantee our brands are totally toxin free!!! Check out our range which includes Andalou Naturals, Acure Organics, Biologika, and Dr Organics  Shop now

 

Rosemary Essential Oil and it many uses

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ROSEMARY (Rosmarinus officinalis)

The world of Aromatherapy is a beautiful world that you can enjoy and use to enrich your life.

The saying ‘Rosemary for remembrance’ is true. Rosemary Essential Oil improves your memory and alertness.

It is beautiful smelling oil and is up there with Lavender in importance in your Natures First Aid Kit.

I have used Rosemary Oil in an oil burner when studying. It helps clear your mind & helps you to concentrate when you are struggling to take the info on board.

Be careful:

Avoid using in the first 3 months of pregnancy

Avoid if suffering from High Blood Pressure

 

Uses:

Colds & Asthma

Add 2 drops to hot water for a steam inhalation. Helps ease colds, sinusitis & asthma.

Arthritis relief

Use 4 drops in bath water to ease pain of arthritis & rheumatism.

Hair conditioning

A few drops added to rinsing water for hair strengthens you hair and gives a beautiful glow.

Improves memory

Inhale a few drops on tissue or handkerchief when studying to help keep your mind clear.

Soothes stiff muscles

Add a few drops to massage oil to help soothe tired, stiff & overworked muscles.

Check this oil at the link below

http://organicbodyandskin.com.au/products/rosemary-essential-oil

 

 

 

Essential Oil Blends to help make life so much better!!!!

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Here at Organic Body and Skin we are thrilled to introduce our new range of Essential Oil Blends.  These beautiful blends come in a 10ml Roll On Bottle.

These amazing blends can help heal some of the emotional issues that life can throw at us.  Instead of reaching for sleeping tablets, pain relief medication etc. give Nature a try first. The power of Essential oils is enormous and these blends are a natural way of coping with emotional issues. They smell amazing and are working their magic drug free!!! Below are listed our range and their uses.

Mental Clarity Essential Oil Blend

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Promotes Enhanced Mental Focus

Ingredients: Grapefruit Oil, Bergamot Oil, Basil Oil, Lemon Cold Pressed Oil

Features: A refreshing and stimulating blend to keep you mentally alert and focused throughout the day.

Anxiety Essential Oil Blend

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Ingredients: Lavandula Angustifolia Oil (Lavender Oil), Bois De Rose Oil (Rosewood Oil), Citrus Bergamia Peel Oil Expressed (Bergamot Oil), Cananga Odorata Flower Oil (Ylang Ylang Oil)

Features: The oils in the Anxiety Blend may assist in reducing states associated with anxiety.

Relaxation Essential Oil Blend

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Promotes a Peaceful, Relaxed State

Ingredients: Lavandula Angustifolia Oil, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Citrus Reticulata Peel Oil, Origanum Majorana Leaf Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Pelargonium Roseum Leaf Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil

In such a busy world, it is important to have time out to relax, but it is rare that we actually get to REALLY relax and unwind. Take time out, play soft music, shut your eyes and relax with this blissful blend.

Stress Relief Essential Oil Blend

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Promotes Reduced Stress Levels

Ingredients: Citrus Aurantium Dulcis [Orange] Peel Oil, Citrus Bergamia Peel Oil Expressed, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil

Features: Stress Relief Essential Oil Blend has been formulated to relieve symptoms of stress caused by everyday challenges.

Happiness Essential Oil Blend

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A beautiful exotic blended oil to uplift the mood and fill you with a sense of adventure.

Ingredients: Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Oil (Orange Sweet Oil), Cananga Odorata Flower Oil (Ylang Ylang Oil), Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Oil (Cardamom Oil), Pogostemon Cablin Oil (Patchouli Oil), Eugenia Caryophyllus Bud Oil (Clove Bud Oil), Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Fruit Oil (Bergamot Bergaptene Free Oil), Jasminum Sambac Flower Extract (Jasmine Absolute), Santalum Spicata Wood Oil (Sandalwood Australian Oil), Rosa Damascena Flower Oil (Rose Absolute)

Headache Relief Essential Oil Blend

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A natural way to ease tension and assist in pain relief.

Ingredients: Helianthus Annuus [Sunflower] Seed Oil – Organic, Glycine Soja [Soybean] Oil – Organic, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis [Sweet Almond] Oil – Organic, Tocopherol – Natural, Rosmarinus Officinalis [Rosemary] Leaf Oil – Organic, Coriandrum Sativum [Coriander] Oil – Organic

Our Certified Organic Headache Relief is a blend of cleansing, clearing and decongesting essential oils. This blend can assist to relieve mental fatigue and nervous tension, clear the sinuses and promote digestion.

They are a perfect size to pop in your bag ready for you to use!!!!

Cautions: It is possible that this blend may cause sensitivities; we do not recommend these oil blends as a replacement for traditional medicine.

Organic Body and Skin Summer Essentials

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In these hotter months our skin’s needs change. The products we put on it need to change! Here are some Organic Body and Skin summer skincare essentials!

If you are living in Australia, then you will know that summer is finally here! With the start of the hot weather  it’s so important that we change our skincare routines accordingly. In winter our skin is a lot drier and requires products that have heavy moisturisers. However, in the warmer months our skincare needs to be all about sun protection and exfoliation!   I have put together a list of some of my summer skincare essentials that I recommend everyone use.

Sun Protection

I am totally passionate about sun protection and skin cancer prevention. With summer on its way it’s so important that we don’t forget to wear sunscreen every single day. Australia’s rate of skin cancer is one of the highest in the world. and that’s because our UV rays are very strong. It’s a fact that just 11 minutes in the Australian summer sun can cause sunburn. So we need to make sure we protect ourselves and our children! Being a natural skincare lover, I recommend using a natural sunscreen. They are chemical free and reflect the sun’s rays rather than chemical actives which absorb these rays.

Eco All Natural Sunscreen SPF 30+ contains zinc oxide to naturally protect you and your family from the sun. It provides broad spectrum UV-A and UV-B protection and is 3 hours water resistant. Zinc oxide reflects UV-A and UV-B rays containing certified organic and natural antioxidant ingredients, including jojoba, rosehip, cucumber and green tea, it is soothing, calming and protective to skin.

Three products are available for face, body and baby. Protection for the whole family!!

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Body Lotion

After you have exfoliated your body and rid yourself of any excess dry skin, the next most important step is to moisturise! If you remember to do so regularly your skin with feel so soft and ready to hit the beach! I always look for a natural body lotion that smells amazing, so it’s no wonder why I love the Acure Body Lotions! They smell wonderful and fresh which is always perfect for summer! They are really nourishing body lotions which are absorbed quickly into the skin, so you won’t be waiting around for them to dry. They are also organic and leave your skin hydrated and smooth all day long. With Organic Argan Oil, vitamins and hydrating fruits they are great for the health of your skin. If you like to apply fake tan in the summer, then you can also use this lotion to extend the life of your tan!

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 I have to admit, during the winter I can be a little neglectful of not consistently applying SPF to my face to protect it from the sun’s harmful rays, but with the arrival of summer , I definitely get back into the habit. BB (Beauty Balm) and CC (Colour Correct) creams with built-in SPF are quick and easy products to use when you’re rushing out the door.

Organic Body and Skin products of choice are Andalou Naturals Colour Correct for Sensitive Skin, All-in-One Beauty Balm for Brightening and Skin Perfecting Beauty Balm for Age Defying which all have an SPF 30.

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Check out these products at our online store Shop here!!