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CBD, Hemp & Cannabis – What’s the Difference?

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With all of the hype of CBD, THC and Hemp / Hempseed Oil, it is important to understand the difference between these parts of the hemp plant and how they are used.  Not sure on these acronyms?  Read more to learn!

THC vs.  CBD

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Both THC and CBD influence our endocannabinoid system, yet both have a differing effect.

Let us start with THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) which is the compound found in the cannabis sativa plant (marijuana) with psychotropic (feeling high, paranoid, euphoria, pain relief) properties.

On the other hand, CBD has quite the opposite effect than THC.  Primarily used for inflammation, aches, and pains, reducing nausea and anxiety.  CBD is considered safe to use for nearly everyone, including pregnant moms, children, and pets.  Most CBD is less than 0.3% THC which is currently under the legal limit.

What is cannabis?

Cannabis refers to three parts of the cannabis plant; Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica, and Cannabis Ruderalis.  There are over 120 cannabinoids in the cannabis plants, however, experts are familiar with two of them (THC and CBD).

There are three main parts of the plants that are used for cannabis products, the flower, the resin, and the oil.

What is Hemp?

Hemp is a strain from the cannabis sativa plant, which produces higher levels of CBD than THC.  Most people know hemp is associated with marijuana, but don’t completely understand the relationship between the two substances.

The confusion is derived from the fact that hemp and marijuana are both plants in the same Genus called Cannabis.  As stated above, there are 3 different types of plants in that Genus, each with different properties and producing differing amounts of cannabinoids.  Hemp typically means a Cannabis cultivar that produces little to no THC.

Hemp is grown for use in other products including paper, rope, clothing, even cereal and vitamin supplements.

Hempseed Oil

What is Hempseed Oil?

Hempseed Oil is another hemp product that is used in the cosmetic and food industry and will have little to no THC or CBD. (less than 0.3%).  By cold pressing the hemp seeds after a cleaning that removes nearly all the THC and CBD, we are left with a beautiful dark green oil that is high in omega fatty acids and contains anti-inflammatory properties.

What is Hash Oil?

Hash Oil is an oil obtained from the Cannabis plant that will contain THC.  It is obtained by cold pressing the flowers (not the seeds).  This resin is high in THC levels, generally higher levels than marijuana leaves and parts.

WHAT HAS CHANGED:

With the increased demand for medical marijuana most agricultural companies are now breeding their plants to have high concentrations of THC.  What this means for the consumer/user is stronger levels of marijuana than they may have used before.  Studies completed by the American Chemical Society have found that in the 1970’s a typical marijuana joint contained 10% THC, whereas today we are finding upwards of 30%.

In addition, the increased in popularity without strong regulation has increased the market potential of both the flower and ingestible oils.  Gas stations and smoke shops, for example, across the country are selling non-compliant flowers, THC and CBD products.

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WHAT IS NEXT:

Finding the balance and educate educate educate!  There are so many health and wellness benefits to the use of CBD and low dose THC (less than 0.3% is legal in the United States) such as replacement of anxiety, opiates and other pain medications.  Continued regulation is needed for this growing industry so we can continue to offer a stellar quality product that works.

 

 

For more information, please contact Jena Thompson at jena@daisybluenaturals.com or visit our website at www.daisybluenaturals.com
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Peggy Benson – Space Clearing Specialist and maker of MOJO Mist!

 

Join Jena and Sharon as they interview Peggy Benson, Space Clearing Specialist, and the maker of MOJO Mist on Daisy Blue Live. Watch to find out more about space clearing, using MOJO Mist and Sage, and Moon Water!

Watch Daisy Blue Live every Tuesday at 8:00 PM ET/7:00 PM CT here: https://www.facebook.com/daisybluenaturals

You can learn more about Peggy Benson here: http://peggybenson.com/

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Beat the Cold & Flu Season, Naturally!

 

Everyone fears the financial sting of holiday shopping, party costs, and that much-needed gym membership when the holiday binge-eating does us in. However, there is one thing that we dread even more this time of year… cold and flu season. 

Although we can’t put everyone in a bubble until it passes, we can prepare our bodies for the fight and win it in no time at all. Naturally. Yes, I said naturally. Forget that over-the-counter garbage that just masks your symptoms. It’s great until it wears off and you’re scrambling for more. It doesn’t shorten the battle and it usually leaves you feeling groggy and out-of-sorts. Are you even sure what’s in it? Dump it in the trash, because I’m going to give you the Top 6 all-natural remedies for boosting your immune system and beating that crud!

1. Apothicare Elderberry Syrup & Apothicare Osha Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry syrup, as an all-natural supplement, is a fantastic way to not only boost your immune system, but also help fight off the virus itself. Elderberry itself carries powerful antiviral properties, antioxidants, and vitamins that help reduce the duration of your sickness and strengthens your immunity as well. This syrup is also packed with natural honey, organic ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and coconut oil, which are all deliciously potent ingredients that help strengthen your immune system and soothe your symptoms.

If you are struggling with respiratory issues as well, the Osha Elderberry syrup is what you need in your arsenal. Osha root is used to treat coughs, sore throat, bronchitis, and even pneumonia and the swine flu. It is also used as an immune system booster, much like elderberry. Osha is an effective natural treatment against many viral and respiratory infections, including the common cold and the flu.

If you don’t have this in your medicine cabinet, its time for you to get some!

2. Daisy Blue Naturals Relief Therapeutic Oil

We all love that vapor rub relief when we are stuffy and miserable, but most vapor rubs are petroleum-based balms. This petroleum-based balm is refined from carcinogenic by-products of oil (yuck!) and can cause a plethora of long term health problems, including damage to your lungs. So even though you are getting temporary relief, you are putting your general health at risk as to the price.

Daisy Blue Naturals Relief Therapeutic Oil is a safe and all-natural alternative. This oil gives you the same vapor rub relief while being completely safe to your health. Therapeutic Relief Oil is so safe, in fact, that it is recommended for all ages! It can be used in all the same fashions as vapor rub.

Daisy Blue Ultimate Cold Care Kit

3. Daisy Blue Naturals Relief Rollerball

The Relief Rollerball is also a fantastic way to provide some relief from nasty cold and flu symptoms, with on-the-go, ready-to-use benefits. It’s the perfect size for your pocket or your purse and the ingredients are pre-mixed in safflower and coconut oils (which are great for your skin). Just roll it on your pressure points, chest, or feet, and go!

4. Daisy Blue Naturals Immunitea Herbal Tea

A hot cup of tea comes with many benefits. The steam can help loosen mucus, open up your air passages, and add much-needed humidity to your lungs. Also, drinking warm water can soothe a sore throat and help promote healthy digestion. But what can help most is getting the right nutrients into your body.

Our Immunitea is a 100% organic blend of herbs made to boost the immune system and relieve your symptoms. This blend is made with peppermint, elderflower, raspberry leaf, ginger root, elderberries, yarrow, and hyssop herb. These herbs work together to relieve headaches, congestion, indigestion, sore throat, and body aches and chills.

So, before you reach for that Alka-Seltzer or Day-Quil, give your body what it REALLY needs to beat that crud… the right nutrients.

5. Daisy Blue Naturals Cold Comfort “Relief” Bath Salts

A hot bath can be incredibly comforting. Again, the steam alone can help tremendously, but a good soak can help remove virus causing bacteria from your pores and the surface of your skin. Adding some eucalyptus and peppermint to your tub can help threefold.

Our Cold Comfort Bath Salts are exactly what you need before you hop in that tub. Made with the perfect blend of essential oils and naturals salts to bring you relaxation and relief while you soak.

6. Himalayan Salt Infrared Sauna

If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit our Himalayan Salt sauna in Austin, Minnesota, there’s no better time than now. The cold months are far from over and even if you aren’t struggling with some kind of bug, heat therapy can lift your spirits and boost your general health. But right now, we are going to focus on HOW it is good for your health, especially when you are sick.

Himalayan Salt alone is said to rebalance your pH levels, improves hydration, reduces muscle cramps and inflammation, and allows for easier breathing. Add this to the benefit of heat therapy, and your body will be in heaven. Plus, sweating helps rid toxins and unhealthy bacteria from your body and can put your immune system into drive. These benefits could mean the difference between miserable you and happy you. If you fall in love with the Himalayan Salt Sauna after your session, don’t worry… memberships are available for all budget types!

If you haven’t booked a sauna session yet, you can do so on our Daisy Blue Naturals Austin Facebook page. www.facebook.com/DaisyBlueNaturalsAustin

Even if you haven’t felt that first sneeze coming on yet, it’s best to be prepared before you are too miserable to leave the house. Not to mention, starting those remedies early-on can prevent things from getting a lot worse!

If you haven’t found refuge in these products yet, don’t waste another minute waiting for that cold medicine to kick in. Stop in at one of our retail locations or order your Daisy Blue Naturals all-natural relief from our online site. Your body will thank you!

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DIY At Home Face Masks

In honor of National Face Mask Day, I’m sharing with you my favorite ‘do at home’ face mask with items from your kitchen.

Why is masking important?

The right face care mask can hydrate the skin and remove excess skin oils, leaving your skin feeling fresh and renewed. Other than the results from the face mask, applying the mask will give you time to give yourself some self-care. The opportunity for some mental down time is crucial for you! Put the phone away, grab a book or spend the time journaling. Pour a hot cup of tea and take a warm salt bath or bubble bath.

HONEY & AVOCADO FACE MASK

2 Organic Avocadoes
¼ cup Organic Honey

Cut avocadoes in half and discard the pit. Remove the avocado and mash it up well. Add the
honey to the mix and muddle together. Mask will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days.

To Use: Remove 1-2 TBSP of the mixture and gently spread on the face.
Leave on up to 5 minutes, then gently rinse off with warm water. Follow with Toner and
Moisturizer.

I like to add a TBSP of our Pink Hibiscus Face Mask to this mixture for the added benefit of natural clay and hibiscus. You can also add a few drops of jasmine, rose geranium, frankincense or tea tree essential oil to your mixture, based on your skincare needs.

What you should avoid:

Have you ever used those beloved face ‘sheet masks?’ You know, the kind that you apply to your face, leave on, and then peel off and throw away? Well, you may not want to use them again after you find out what they are doing to our environment! Sheet masks are single-use products, so once it’s used, it gets put in the trash. That can add up to a lot of waste. The pouch that they are typically packaged in is made of plastic and can take hundreds of years to decompose. The sheet itself may be in part cotton, however, it has been determined that all sheets contain small parts of plastic or nylon, which cannot be recycled or decomposed quickly. In addition, the chemical process to produce these sheets uses fossil fuels which contribute to air quality. What can you do? Avoid these sheets at all costs. Find products like our Pink Hibiscus ‘loose powder’ Face Mask, which is packaged in a recyclable jar with zero-waste.

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Smudging and Cleansing Your Home and Workspace

Bad ju ju is a real deal. It isn’t something we can see, rather, we can feel it. Negative energy can linger anywhere – people, spaces, curtains, furniture, and clothes. Energy can stay trapped from past experiences, which is why it is very important to do a cleansing in your home and/or workspace on a regular basis.

The origins of smudging and cleansing date back hundreds of years. The most common reference is from the Inca and Native American culture. Traditionally used in ceremonies and rituals, sage and Palo Santo were often burned slow to rid negative energy and give balance. Used in the practice of Feng Shui, smudging is thought to rid the home of blocked negative energies, raise vibrations, and assist in spiritual work.

4 Step Guide On How To Clear Negative Energy

 

1. SMUDGE WITH WHITE SAGE: Give yourself at least 10 to 15 minutes of undisturbed time to smudge and cleanse.

Start by burning white sage while you walk around the space with it, swirling it in a counterclockwise rotation. You can say an affirmation like “I am clearing the negative and stagnant energy from this space to allow only the highest vibration to remain.” Make sure to have a fireproof container under the sage while you are smudging to prevent burning or glowing herbs from falling on the floor as you smudge. Abalone shells work well for this as they do not retain any energy, however, any type of container or dish will work.

When you have smudged all areas of your house or area, return to the starting point and gently put out the sage.

2. PALO SANTO CLEANSING: Cleansing with Palo Santo can be used in place of or in addition to smudging with white sage.

You can smudge once per month with sage, and cleanse intermittently throughout the week or daily with Palo Santo. Palo Santo, literally meaning “holy wood” in Spanish, is a tree that is widely distributed throughout Central and South America. Palo Santo is used in South America in much the same way as sage is used in North America- to combat negative energy and to cleanse the space. Palo Santo is different than many of the other smudging materials as it is citrusy and fragrant in its raw form and does not necessarily need to be lit, though it usually is when being used for ceremonial purposes. Palo Santo is helpful for a ‘people’ cleansing before doing energy work or meditating.

3. NATURAL SALTS: Salt crystals have an amazing natural built-in ability to absorb negative energy. Putting small bowls of salt in the corners of your home or room can help to remove negative energy. Empty the bowls periodically or daily and replace with fresh salt.

4. ROSE QUARTZ: Using crystals can be beneficial for a variety of reasons. You can place crystals throughout your home or office or carry them with you throughout the day. Rose Quartz carries many healing and balancing properties, including bringing love and balance to your life. It will naturally attract positive energy and carries positive energy. Often called a balancing stone, it will balance uneasy portions of your life in the negative and positive. Rose Quartz in your bedroom will help to promote sleep and relaxation. Connecting with the heart chakra, Rose Quartz will begin to open your soul to vulnerabilities and promote love in relationships. It will help to ease tensions from the day and is wonderful for promoting a peaceful environment.

 

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Daisy Blue Tips to Age Beautifully

After talking to one of my clients about taking care of their aging skin, I thought I would share my favorite Daisy Blue products for skin care. Thus, Jena’s Aging Gracefully System was created to help you take care of your skin so it will age beautifully and gracefully!

Steps to Follow for Naturally Glowing Skin:

1. Cleanse with the Rose Face Bar (AM). Cleanse and remove makeup/end of day dirt with the Cleansing Cream (PM).
2. Scrub and cleanse the face up to 3 times per week with the Sea & Tea Face Scrub.
3. Gently smooth the Witch Hazel & Aloe Toner over the face with a natural cotton pad to reduce redness and bring the pH of the skin back to its normal level, prepping the skin for moisturizer.
4.Complete your routine using our Chardonnay Cream on drier skin areas and around the eyes and lips. Use the Liquid Gold Face Serum all over the face and on the back of the hands and chest area.

This kit includes six of my favorite products including: Cleansing Cream, Rose Facial Bar, Sea & Tea Face Scrub, Witch Hazel & Aloe Toner, Chardonnay Cream, and our amazing Liquid Gold Face Serum.

Why are these products so great? Let me tell you!

Rose Face Bar

  • Natural Olive Oil castile soap base – mild cleanser for the skin
  • Shea Butter – emollient and conditioning
  • Rose Geranium Essential Oil – balances oil production, soothes troubled and aging skin
  • Lemon Essential Oil – brightens and tones the skin
  • Pink Clay – gentle clay known to draw out impurities and cleanse the skin

Cleansing Cream

  • Gentle cream-based cleanser that works to remove eye makeup and impurities from the face. Safe for all ages
  • Safflower Oil – mild cleansing oil that provides moisture and gentle cleansing
  • Passion Flower Extract – Protects against environmental stressors. Keeps the skin firm and youthful
  • Allantoin (Comfrey Root) – Non-irritating. Soothes and protects the skin. Heals the skin and stimulates new cell growth
  • Rose Geranium Essential Oil – balances oil production, soothes troubled and aging skin
  • Lemon Essential Oil – brightens and tones the skin
  • Lavender Essential Oil – heals and balances skin tone

Sea & Tea Face Scrub

  • Organic Seaweed Extract – packed full of vitamins and minerals that keep your skin revitalized and healthy
  • Natural Exfoliants – natural pumice and apricot seeds provide a gentle exfoliation for your face keeping it looking youthful by removing the dull dead skin cells, and revigorating the blood flow
  • Apple Amino Acids – natural cleansing that helps tighten and tone the skin
  • Tea Tree Essential Oil – naturally antibacterial, helps to tone and heal the skinWitch Hazel & Aloe Toner
  • High in tannins which makes this toner a natural astringent which removes excess oils from the skin and shrinks pores
  • Organic aloe vera heals and protects the skin
  • Reduces blemishes by reducing the amount of pollutants and environmental contaminants that enter the skin pores
  • Brightens around the eyes
  • Reduces swelling, redness, and bruises
  • Shrinks varicose and swollen veins
  • Prevents razor burn after shavingChardonnay Cream
  • Chardonnay Grapeseed Extract – astringent properties used to tone and tighten the skin, prevents clogging of the pores and reduces bacteria on the skin. Rich in antioxidants to keep the skin healthy
  • Calendula Oil – derived from marigold flowers, it is antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and helps heal wounds, soothe eczema, and relieve dry skin
  • Silk Amino Acids – non-animal protein source that provides a protective barrier and silky feel
  • Rose Geranium Essential Oil – antibacterial and reduces inflammation

Liquid Gold Face Serum

  • Can be used around the eye area, or on the entire face. Fitting of its name, this naturally gold serum is rich in Omega-3 essential fatty acids and antioxidants. Pure jasmine extract and natural essential oils are added to deeply moisturize and soothe the skin
  • Formulated to be lightweight to absorb in quickly, giving the skin a youthful, dewy glow
  • Helps decrease fine lines and remove marks/freckles on the skin. Beneficial to use to decrease scarring
  • Organic Rosehip Oil – rich in Vitamin A, helps reduce scars and age marks
  • Organic Coconut Oil – antibacterial, antifungal, and super moisturizing
  • Organic Hempseed Oil – nature’s most perfectly balanced oil, containing all 21 amino acids determined to be the optimal need for healthy skin
  • Jasmine Absolute – Hydrates the skin, making it smoother, more luminous and healthier. It can also help diminish dermatitis and eczema. Jasmine can decrease the look of scars because it is a cicatrisant – a “skin-healer.”

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Celebrate Earth Day Everyday: Save the Earth with These Simple Tips

Earth Day is celebrate each year on April 22nd. But our Earth isn’t around for just a day, so why should we focus our Earth-saving efforts on just one day? Let’s celebrate Earth Day everyday and do our part starting with a few simple tips:

Water Saving Tips:

Do you ever wonder which wastes less – a shower or bath? It really depends on how long your shower is or how full you fill your bathtub. For example, a five minute shower uses a third less water than a full bath.

Is water leaking somewhere in your home? Even if it isn’t a huge leak, fix it right away. A small trickle adds up to gallons of water each week!

Use a low-flow showerhead and place mesh faucet ends on all your faucets, this will help decrease water usage dramatically.

Make sure your water heater is working efficiently and that you are having it routinely serviced.

Waste Reducing Tips:

While we are still on the topic of bathrooms, what is your shower curtain made of? Vinyl shower curtains are made entirely out of PVC (polyvinyl chloride) and release dioxins. Dioxin is a known carcinogen that can disrupt hormonal systems and may cause damage to your reproductive and immune systems. Use a cotton or polyester shower curtain instead! Here are three types of plastics to be aware of:

  • #3 plastic
  • Vinyl
  • PVC

Did you know that in the United States over two billion disposable razors are purchased annually? They all need a place to go, so imagine the space those are taking up in a landfill! Instead, use a permanent razor that uses refillable blades. The handle might still be plastic, but you can use it repeatedly and thereby reduce both your waste and your guilt.

Even the clothes you wear have an impact on our Earth. Make a mental note the next time you go shopping to check the tag for what each garment is made of. Try buying more natural fibers like cotton, hemp, and wool. They do not generate must static electricity in the dryer, and generally require less to no dry cleaning. And because they are made from renewable resources, they can be composted!

Clean Drinking Water Tips:

There is a lot of debate on what is healthier – bottled water or tap water. Tap water does not leave behind a flood of non-biodegradable and rarely recycled plastic containers, and it most usually flows to us from an energy efficient infrastructure – no trucks or ships required. Our Earth does not need the strain of additional plastic bottles and not to mention tap water is regulated more consistently. Environmental Protection Agency rules apply to every public water system in the Country. In addition, you are entitled to the “Water Quality Reports” – also called “Consumer Confidence Reports”, which identify the source of the water and the contaminants found in it. Bottled water companies are under no regulation to report this to you. In fact, most bottled water companies are owned by the same organizations selling soda and other corn syrup based drinks. If you are still unsure about your tap water, check out The Green Guide to learn more about filters for your water system.

Improving Air Quality and Recycling Tips:

Recycling saves energy, and creating a new aluminum from scratch takes 95% more energy than making a can from a recycled aluminum.

Any plant in your home will help improve the air quality, but the most effective plants include: aloe vera, English ivy, fig tree, potted chrysanthemum, and spider plants.

Natural Cleaning Tips:

Nowadays, our store shelves are filled with a plethora of toxic cleaning agents. In the early 19th century, people cleaned with simple everyday ingredients, like vinegar. This is still a great idea!

Here are a few ways to clean naturally:

  • Use Daisy Blue Naturals handcrafted soaps for cleaning hands. Avoid anti-bacterial soaps at all costs. These soaps contain triethanolamine and have been proven to cause more harm than good because they kill beneficial bacteria as well as the bad stuff and may be leading to super-strains of bacterial resistance to antibiotics.
  • Hot soapy water using DB Clean kills food-borne germs!  It can also be used to wash your hands, cutting boards, knives, and any surfaces that have come into contact with eggs or raw meat.  Wash for at least 20 seconds.
  • Baking soda is a mild abrasive.  It doesn’t scratch surfaces and it deodorizes.  Baking soda can be mixed with the soap/water blend above or mixed with white vinegar.
  • With more stainless steel appliances being sold today, the need for a natural cleaner is needed.  Use baking soda and scoop onto damp sponge.  Rub the soda on the metal until the surface is clean.  Rinse well with warm water and polish dry with a soft cloth.  For a quick clean, use vinegar and water, then polish with the cloth.
  • White Vinegar is an acid with mild-germicidal properties.  It can be used to get rid of mold and mildew, cut grease and clean glass.
  • Lemon works much like vinegar, but is more difficult to use.
  • Vitamin E Body Oil can add shine to wood furniture.  Use ½ a teaspoon in a quarter cup vinegar or lemon juice.
  • If you are dusting, use a damp cloth.  No need for the toxic sprays.Salt will clean copper pots and pans and is good for silver too.  Mix with equal amounts of vinegar.
  • Sponges and rags instead of paper towels.  Sponges can be washed in vinegar and used again.

Energy Efficiency Tips:

Unplug appliances you seldom use, like an extra refrigerator. You may save over $10 per month. Also don’t forget to unplug your chargers when you are not charging. Use power strips to turn off TV’s, stereos, and other equipment. Even when these items are on ‘standby’, consumption can be equal to a 100 watt lightbulb that is on continuously. Set your computer to hibernate after 30 minutes of non-use, and to sleep mode for longer periods of inactivity. The ‘hibernate’ mode turns the computer off in a way that doesn’t require you to load everything when you switch back on. Setting your computer to hibernate instead of shutting it down saves energy and is more time-efficient. When you are done for the day (or the weekend) shut it down. Control your temperature! Set your thermostat to 68°F during the day, and 55°F when going to bed. During the summer, set your thermostat to 78°F or higher.

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Pucker Up with Daisy Blue Natural Lip Balms

Our three lip balms are sure to leave your lips supple, soft, and ready to take on whatever might come your way. Chapped and cracked lips are a thing of the past with Daisy Blue’s 100% natural lip balms. Our natural and organic ingredients moisturize, soothe, and heal to help you maintain those smooth and healthy looking lips. Our ingredients are 100% organic and safe enough to eat, which is good for your lip balm since there’s a chance it can get ingested while you enjoy a cup of coffee or your favorite food! Apply, and reapply, naturally!

Vitamin E Lip Balm

Great for chapped lips, our Vitamin E lip balm will sooth without causing irritation. Our customers swear by this simple yet effective and protective lip balm. A staple to your skincare routine living a light, silky, and flavor-free barrier on your lips.

Ingredients: Organic Safflower Oil, Natural Beeswax, Cocoa Butter, Organic Hempseed Oil, Vitamin E, and Rosemary Leaf Extract

Grapefruit Mint Lip Balm

Our Grapefruit Mint lip balm is 100% natural and refreshing. It leaves you with a cooling feel like you are at a spa . Using pure mint and grapefruit essential oils it is also highly nourishing for your lips.

Ingredients: Organic safflower oil, Natural beeswax, Cocoa Butter, Organic Hempseed Oil, Vitamin E, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Grapefruit, Peppermint and Spearmint Essential Oils

Tea Tree Lip Balm

This lip balm is multi-purpose helping prevent chapped lips, cold sores, and deters cold/flu viruses. With its antibacterial and antiviral properties, it can also double as a zit stick!

Ingredients: Certified Organic Safflower Oil, Natural Beeswax, Cocoa Butter, Organic Hempseed Oil, Vitamin E, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Tea Tree essential Oil.

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Essential Oils for Your Pets

You love and enjoy your essential oils, but did you know your pets can to? Animals can benefit from essential oils just like us, but there are few things you need to know first. Make sure to dilute heavily with water or a carrier oil. Use in moderation and watch how your pet responds, each animal is different. Make sure to not place oils near sensitive areas like eyes, mouth, or nose.

Here are some ways our favorite 100% natural essential oils can be used to benefit your pet:

  • Tea Tree Oil: Naturally antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiviral. Ear health, sores, cuts. (Avoid using on cats).
  • Lavender Oil: Ear health, healing, calming. Use to calm during separation anxiety. Rub on paws or apply to your hands and rub on pet. Apply directly to wounds.
  • Peppermint Oil: Add a couple drops to water dish to reduce ‘bad breath.’ Good for arthritis and strains.
  • Lemon Oil: Helps blood coagulate, so apply to any bleeding wounds.
  • Organic Castor Oil: Shines coat, reduces anxiety. Used on 4H animals before show.

Here are some other great essential oil recipes for your pets:

  • Bird Mist: 2 drops Peppermint, 3 drops lemon, & 4 drops lavender in a 4 oz. spray bottle containing distilled water. Helps birds maintain their health and gives the impression of being in a rainforest.
  • Pet Deodorant Spray: ½ dropper Lavender, ¼ dropper Lemon, ¼ dropper Peppermint, 5 drops Tea Tree. Mix in an 8 oz. bottle containing distilled water.
  • Animal & Human Allergies: Lemon, Lavender & Peppermint. Mix in even ratio (3 drops each). Apply topically to feet.
  • Insect Repelling Blend: ½ dropper Lavender, ½ dropper Peppermint, ¼ dropper Tea Tree, 3 drops Lemon. Mix in an 8 oz. bottle containing distilled water. Adding white or apple cider vinegar at a 1:1 ratio with water adds additional repelling power.

DISCLAIMER: “These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.”

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How to Combat Dry Winter Skin

As beautiful as winter can be, it can have harsh effects on your skin. We’re here to help with some tips to step up your winter skincare routine:

Maximize Moisture

Invest in a humidifier to add moisture to the dry winter air and help keep your skin hydrated. Run a humidifier in the rooms you spend your most time in, like your bedroom.

Drop It Low

Lower your thermostat. What? We’re serious. Central heat can make your home even dryer.

Take a Cold Shower

It’s definitely tempting to take a hot shower when the weather gets cold, but warm water causes less irritation and is still just as effective in killing germs.

Opt for Natural Cleansers

The wrong product on your skin can really make dry skin worse. Wash your face with a natural and moisturizing cleanser like our gentle face wash.

Adjust Your Skin-Care Routine

Tis the season to adjust your skin-care routine. Try to apply toners and astringents sparingly, many can dry your skin out further.

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

Get a hydrating moisturizer for your skin and apply a moisturizing lip balm like one of our natural lip balms. Don’t forget about your hands, moisturize after washing your hands. Also, where gloves when washing dishes or cleaning around the house.

Stay Hydrated

Your skin is your body’s largest organ. Keep it hydrated and rink plenty of water.

Get Yourself an Antioxidant Serum

Applying a good antioxidant serum, like our liquid gold serum, can help prevent damage and keep skin protected.

Determine Your Skin-care Routine

Stick to a routine that is made for your skin type. Not sure your skin type? Download our guide on skin-care for different skin types.

 

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