Archive for April, 2009

Benefits of Shea Butter have been known for Centuries

April 28, 2009 at 23:04 PM
Posted by Leigh

Hand & Body Cream

 Shea Butter is only found in the tropics of Africa.  It is extracted by hand from the nuts of the Karite tree.  The Karite tree which means “Tree of Life” begins to bear fruit after about 15 years; and can take up to 30 years to bear a quality crop of nuts.

 It is the high content of irremovable fatty acid that gives Shea Butter its unique healing properties.  Shea Butter nourishes the skin with Vitamins A, E and F.  Vitamins A and E help maintain the skin and keep it clear and healthy.  Vitamin F acts as a skin protector and rejuvenator.  The all-natural moisturizing properties of Shea Butter make it a valuable addition to hand creams and soaps.

The Many Benefits of Goat Products

April 16, 2009 at 15:14 PM
Posted by RubaDub

goatmilksoappic-thelavenderpigSoaps containing milk have recently been rediscovered by the beauty industry. The resurgence of milk soap in the market place can be attributed to recent research showing the skin benefits from contact with lactic acid. Lactic acid helps smooth skin through exfoliation, and milk also contains vitamins A and D. These vitamins give skin smoothness and suppleness. Much milk-based soap is created from goat’s milk. Goat milk soap has the same ph as human skin.

Goats’ milk is high in fat and creamy. People who have trouble digesting cow’s milk often choose to ingest goats’ milk as an alternative. The protein profile of goats’ milk is more similar to human milk than cows’ milk. Another benefit to using goats’ milk products is that goats are more easily farmed than cows; they forage on all kinds of feed, are resistant to disease and can provide meat, milk and wool.

Oatmeal for Irritated Skin

April 2, 2009 at 15:02 PM
Posted by RubaDub

oatmealsoapic-thelavenderpigOatmeal is extremely beneficial for dry skin. Oatmeal soaps and baths are good for every skin type, but are most healing for dry and irritated skin. Oats are anti-inflammatory and ease itching while nourishing and smoothing dry skin. If you are suffering from the itchy, dry skin that is often caused by cold winter weather, you should try soaking in an oatmeal bath.

To create a simple oatmeal bath at home: grind 2 cups of rolled oats with one cup of baking soda in a blender, food processor, or coffee grinder. Add the oatmeal powder and baking soda to a tub of warm water. Soak for 15 minutes to sooth dry skin. This oatmeal combination will also offer you temporary relief from rashes.

The continued use of oatmeal soap will be helpful for your dry skin problems.