Healthy Living

How to Use Body Butter

HOW TO USE BODY BUTTER

Body butters are a luxurious comfort item that not only moisturize the skin but also enrich it with vitamins and nutrients. They are created from natural ingredients such as cocoa butter, mango butter, shea butter and jojoba butter.  Thicker than lotions, they promote wellness for the skin and can help your skin look younger and can reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

To properly use these amazing substances, you first want to make sure your skin is clean and primed to soak in the most nutrients possible. Exfoliating your skin by dry brushing or using a salt or sugar scrub before applying body butter preps your pores to absorb the healing ingredients.  

Another way to promote the healing benefits of body butters is to apply them after you bathe or shower. When the skin is moist and clean, it can further absorb nutrients.

Be sure you are applying a liberal amount of the body butter to your skin and allowing it to soak into your pores before wiping any access off.

It is also important that you choose high quality body butter product that does not contain any unnatural ingredients or fillers.

Healthy Living

Essential Oils for Your Hair

Essential Oils for Your Hair

A luscious head of beautiful hair is something most people aspire to have, that’s why chemical laden products such as moose, hair spray and hair gel are so abundantly popular. But did you know that there are many essential oils you can add to your shampoo to fix a myriad of bad hair day issues? Below is a list of ways you can use essential oils to improve your hair.

Hair Loss-

In a study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, Rosemary was shown to be an effective treatment against hair loss in patients with alopecia. Adding a few drops of rosemary to your shampoo may help reduce the amount of hair you lose.

Natural Lice treatment-

The International Journal of Dermatology claims that tea tree and peppermint essential oils are an effective treatment in both the prevention and treatment of head lice and is safe to use on children. Brushing diluted solutions of these oils into your hair can prevent you from getting head lice and treat it if you have an infestation.

Dandruff Deterrent-

Medical research on the treatment of dandruff by the use of the essential oil,  lemongrass was performed by the School of Cosmetic Science, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai, Thailand showed that it was successful in the treatment of dandruff and also in treating patients with complains of flakey, itchy scalps. Applying a diluted solution of lemongrass essential oil may help you cure your dandruff issue.

Strengthen your Hair-

Clary sage and lavender essential oils both contain the linalyl acetate, which can promote hair growth and prevent damage. To use, add a few drops of lavender and clary sage essential oils to your conditioner and leave in for 15 minutes before rinsing.

Warnings-

Be sure you are using a therapeutic grade essential oil that is 100% pure and not mixed with filler ingredients. Do not get the essential oils in your eyes or mouth. Use caution when applying them topically and immediately discontinue use if you have any signs of irritation, allergic reaction or discomfort. Before you use essential oils on your child, ask their pediatrician first.