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Why All-Natural Make-Up?

One of the first times that I decided to start my own make-up company was during a visit to a mall in Florida. (I think it was Florida.) I was with my friend Marcelle. We ended up shopping for make-up and the all-natural brand that I decided on pretty much broke my bank. I couldn’t believe that I had spent $100 on four different eye shadow colors. That is when I said “I can figure this out and do it myself.” A few months later, I opened this company. Passion Flower Beauty is for my lovely ladies who want to have all-natural make-up at the affordable price. If I can wear it, and I am allergic to everything, any of you can. I put my heart and soul into making this product and I want all of my amazing ladies to know that. That is why I started this blog for my website. Each entry will give you a little bit more about me, these products, and other natural ways that you can show others just how beautiful you are inside and out. Thanks for taking the time to read this. It means the world to me.

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March Daily Goodie Box

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It’s March and spring comes in, I am happy to report that I received another Daily Goodie Box.I love sharing these products with my fans because they are some of the best quality that I have had. Most of the products are organic and contain no GMO’s. What’s not to love?! Here is what I got in the March box.

Avitae – Caffeinated Sparkling Water: I received the strawberry kiwi flavor. I have to say, I was impressed. I never really drink energy drinks, but this was so much more. The flavor is so good and I did get a little boost of energy when I drank it at work! I can say that it did give me just about the same pep as my morning coffee!
Fyve – Coconut Lime Lip Balm: I am a sucker for lip balm and glosses. I am so happy that I got another lip balm to try. Being a huge fan makes me a skeptic when it comes to how well it will work. This one works really well, makes my lips super soft, and stays on for hours! What more could I want?!
GLEEN – Electronic Cloth: I was not too impressed with this cloth, but it is generally something I don’t use or need in my daily life. I don’t think it is a bad product, just not something I use.
Greenshield Organic – Lavender Organic Laundry Detergent: I am now hooked on this detergent. My clothes smell amazing and even my husband mentioned how great the laundry smelled! I will buy this brand from now on!
Hubs – Virginia Salted Peanuts: YUM YUM YUM YUM! How much can I say it? I love these peanuts!
Jessica’s – All Natural Gluten-Free Granola: I got the vanilla maple flavor and I really enjoyed this granola. My only complaint is that the bag was too small!
Prince & Spring – Jackpot Popcorn: Sweet and salty popcorn is my favorite and I was super excited to get this one! This is one of the best that I have tried and if you know me, I am very passionate about popcorn!
Natralia – Eczema Moisturizing Lotion:I don’t have eczema, but I do have very dry skin. This lotion has been saving me every day since I got it!!!
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February: Daily Goodie Box

The newest Daily Goodie Box to come my way was for this month. I received the box a few days ago and I have to say that this has been one of my favorite boxes to date! Here is what was inside and how much I enjoyed it!!

 

Sprig – CBD-Infused Soda: This was a tasty beverage and since I don’t drink soda, the bubbles were a bit much at first, but the flavor was great and it made my body feel pretty good too!
Zest Tea – High Octane Tea: I love tea! I love tea with a caffeine kick even more! I was so happy to try these teas and the blueberry one is by far my favorite so far!
Bambo Nature – Skincare Essentials:With sensitive skin, it is tough for me to find the right products. I really did like these products because they are gentle enough for babies!
Undercover Chocolate Co – Crispy Quinoa Snacks: YUM YUM YUM! I was very very skeptical about these snacks at first. I ate the whole bag and still wanted more!
Dimension Nails – Premium Nail Lacquer: I was really excited to find a nail polish that uses ingredients that I can pronounce. I didn’t like this color so much, but it went on smooth and didn’t have a strong odor like most others.
AWSB – Organic Wild Bar Soaps: I make my own soap, but I always like to try other brands. This one is good. It made my skin smell delicious!
Flickable – Lollipop Lip Gloss: I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!! I cannot get over how cute it is and how well it goes on. It’s not sticky like I thought it would be.
CURAD – Germ Shield Antimicrobial Wound Gel: Curad always has great products and as soon as I used this one, I was impressed, yet again!
If you all have a chance to check out these products, you should!!
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Another Great Goodie Box

It’s that time again where I share another company that has been so good to me! The Daily Goodie Box. I received my box just a few days ago and I cannot believe the greatness in the box! Here is a list of the items and my honest opinion of them.

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The Grandpa Soap Co – Thylox Acne Treatment Soap
I loved the scent of this soap. It wasn’t overwhelming and it works really well. As someone who makes soap, I always like to try others and this one is great!
Organic OCHO Candy – Chocolate Covered Coconut Bars                                                            https://www.ochocandy.com/product/coconut/
YUM YUM YUM! I love everything about this bar! It was way too small, but I know it’s just a sample. Now I’m hooked!
The Original MakeUp Eraser – Sample Pack
Again, I wish this sample size was a full size because I loved the way this eraser works. It was smooth and gentle on my skin and all I had to do was wet it. There were not added chemicals that irritated my skin like other types of makeup removers.
Hyalogic – Vitamin D3 Gummies
First off, they are delicious! I love when I find vitamins that I enjoy taking. I’m not sure how long it takes to see and feel results, but so far, I like these.
Sprig – CBD-Infused Soda
This was actually not something I would try again. I didn’t like the flavor at all. I think they do have other flavors which could be better.
KiZE – Raw Energy Bars
The idea behind this bar is great, but the taste and texture were not for me! It was really dry and stuck to my mouth. It made me feel dehydrated.
Alcala San Diego – Deodorizing Body Wipes
My husband really likes using these. They smell good too!
Herbal Zap – Party Detox Herbal Supplement
This is not something I generally use, but I tried it and it was okay. I don’t know if I used it for what it was supposed to be for.
Chocolat Frey® – Milk & Dark Crunchy Nuts Bars
You can never go wrong with chocolate bars! This one is amazing!!!
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Sharing Some Love

Every few months or so, we like to share with our loyal fans some of the other products that we love. We work with Daily Goodie Box to help share some awesome products that came to us in the mail. Part of doing our part for our fans is to recommend some products that they could use in their daily lives too.

We recently received the November Goodie Box and we have really enjoyed the products in it. Here is an idea of what we received and our honest opinion on the products in the Daily Goodie Box.

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Love Grown – Kids Cereal Cups
I was super excited to try a kid’s cereal again because I never do. I was slightly disappointed by the flavor of this one. I received the sea stars flavor and it was pretty tasteless, in my opinion. I love this company and their granola products, but I was slightly less thrilled with the kids stuff.
Rise Brewing Co – Nitro Cold Brew Coffee Blood Orange
Coffee!!! How could I not love it? I was so excited about the flavor of this cold brew too. It was delicious after being chilled for a few hours in the fridge! YUM!
Ecosafe – Vitamin C Gummies
The one great thing about these vitamins is that there is no gelatin in them! This is huge for me because I cannot eat it and it is so hard for me to find gummy vitamins that do not contain it. This is huge! I would highly recommend these!
Green Goo – 100% All Natural First Aid
This stuff works wonders! I am so impressed with how well it goes on the skin and how great it made my skin feel!!!
Softer Than Brittle – Cashew
I am now hooked on this stuff! I just wanted more! It was so tasty and was so soft!
My M&M’S® – Personalized M&M’S®
We got the happy birthday ones and they were absolutely perfect!!
Eat Your Coffee – Salted Caramel Macchiato Bars
I was not a big fan of the taste or texture of this bar. It has potential to be awesome.
Choice Organics Teas – Earl Grey Tea
You can never go wrong with Early Grey! I loved this brand of tea and it is probably one of my new favorites.
All Good – SPF 30 Sport Sunscreen Lotion
I like the way that this goes on so smooth. The odor was minimal and it gave me a lot of protection overall in this Colorado sunshine.
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Eucalyptus to the rescue!

The seasons are changing!  There is a chill in the air that some of us have looked forward to!  The holiday season is approaching; And while some are so excited, others dread what comes with that cooler weather – COLD AND SINUS ISSUES!

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Some struggle with stuffy noses and itchy sinuses the entire cold season.  It seems just when we start to feel better, something else gets stuffy or starts to bother us.  Enter, MAGICAL eucalyptus to the rescue!

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For centuries, Eucalyptus has been known for its medicinal qualities.  Not only does the aroma help clear the sinuses, but the essential oils from the Eucalyptus may be effective in fighting viruses and bacteria that cause colds and sinus issues.

At Passion Flower Beauty, we have several products that include magical eucalyptus!  The Sinus Relief bath bomb, the Eucalyptus bath bomb, the shower steamers and the Stress Relief bath bomb all have this special plant to help all your aches and pains this cold season!

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Anti-aging, anti-oxidant rich – Rooibos!

Rooibos, or “red bush” comes from South Africa.  The leaves of this herb can be used to make a rich, red tea that is caffeine free and full of anti-oxidants.  Consumed largely in South Africa for many years, it is now used all over the world, where it is fast becoming known for its amazing anti-oxidant properties.  We are excited about using it in our newest facial creme!

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Rooibos possesses a large amount of minerals such as iron, copper, calcium, potassium and  magnesium, and also has polyphenols and alpha hydroxy acid.  What does all this mean for skin?  Well, we will tell you!!

Some of the rare anti-oxidants in rooibos have amazing anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and even anti-bacterial qualities.  This is great for people who have common skin problems, such as eczema, some types of acne, and other problem skin.  Some of these anti-oxidants are hard to find in other herbs, so using rooibos in our facial creme makes it unlike most you can find anywhere else.

Our new facial creme is an exfoliate.  It helps scrub away the dead skin cells so that new cells can be created.  Rooibos helps remove the dead skin cells, and then aids in promoting the production of healthy skin cells This creme leaves your skin feeling and looking clearer and healthier – because it actually is.

But that is not all there is to love about this amazing herb.  We know it fights common skin irritations, acne, and even bacterial infections; yet there is still another quality of this fantastic plant – ANTI-AGING!! The great and powerful rooibos helps combat and neutralize free radicals, which are a major culprit in causing the fine lines and wrinkles we all dread.  With regular use, it can even reduce the appearance of those wrinkles!

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We are so excited about using rooibos in our products, and we hope you will give it a try.  You will be so glad you did!

 

 

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Toxins be gone with Activated Charcoal!

When most people think about charcoal, it has to do with the grill – but activated charcoal is so much different than those little briquettes that glow with heat!

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Activated Charcoal is derived from many of the same things as charcoal briquettes.  Basically it is carbon that has been oxidized in order to increase its absorption properties.  The oxygen “activates” the charcoal, making it a powerful tool in the absorption of toxins and bacteria in the body, and on the body.

We here at Passion Flower Beauty use activated charcoal in many of our soaps and bath bombs.  Not only is it proven to detoxify, it can also aid in removal of dead skin cells, which allows faster and more efficient production of new ones!  It also can help with the appearance of large pores, acne issues, minor skin irritations and can even help balance oily skin.

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Activated charcoal helps draw the toxins and bacteria to the surface, and then binds to it, to pull it out and then simply wash away.  It leaves your skin feeling clean and invigorated!

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Buddha-ful Green Tea Goodness

For centuries, Green Tea has been a staple in China.  It has even been used as medicine throughout Asia.  It is no secret that Green Tea contains antioxidants that can benefit aspects of health from weight to diabetes to inflammation and even cardiovascular health.  What some do not know is that the powerful antioxidants found in Green Tea can also do AMAZING things for our skin!

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In comparison to other teas, Green Tea is special.  Green Tea does not go through the same processing as other teas, like black tea or oolong tea. This difference in processing allow Green Tea to retain the rich antioxidants, amino acids, polyphenols, vitamins and enzymes it possesses naturally.  These antioxidants are what gives it such awesome medicinal qualities – like the power to actually repair DNA – which is great news for our bodies, including our skin.

Passion Flower Beauty is passionate about skin and caring for skin.  We believe in only the best ingredients for our products and we want to help you better your skin – which is why we are so excited about using Green Tea in our products, like our Buddha-ful handmade soap.  Green Tea detoxifies and can help flush out the daily toxins that come in contact with our skin.  It exfoliates and nourishes the skin, and can actually repair DNA, which can reverse sun damage and signs of aging.

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A powerful anti-inflammatory, Green Tea can also aid in the appearance of eye puffiness and skin sagging.  It can help with redness and acne.  It has also been known to give relief to those suffering with such skin issues as psoriasis and rosacea.  Green tea can even prevent skin cancer!!

Try our Buddha-ful Handmade soap with Green Tea today, and enjoy all these benefits. Be on the lookout for more Green Tea products in the future!

 

 

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Men’s Natural Beauty – Men need love, too!

We here at Passion Flower Beauty care about our products and our friends.  We go the extra mile to ensure that all of our ingredients are natural, and that our friends are happy with our product – which is why we have a special line of our handmade products, designed especially with men in mind!

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More and more men are becoming concerned with the care they give themselves.  The truth is that some men have special needs that women do not think of!  Men who have more sensitive skin have to worry even more about the products they use.  Regular shaving can really do a number on skin, and skin care for men is so full of alcohol and chemicals that can contribute to dry, flaky skin, razor burn and even break outs!  Our shaving cream is made with aloe, papaya and pineapple to help soften the coarse hair, and sooth that fresh skin underneath.  Cocoa butter and other essential oils leave the skin moisturized and nourished, naturally – with ZERO chemicals!

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For those that choose to keep a beard, our mustache and beard oil can help keep it looking and feeling healthy!  With Organic Moringa oil, Marula Oil and Hemp Seed Oil, your beard will be soft and smooth!

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We also have several soaps geared towards our male friends like Bay Rum Soap, Chai Tea, The Woodsman, and our popular Horntail Handmade soap – inspired by the Hungarian Horntail Dragon and made with Dragon’s Blood essential oil!  Make sure to check out our men’s line today!  http://passionflowerbeauty.tictail.com/products/just-for-men

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Coloring Soaps: The Natural Way

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Making soaps is one of our loves. Ever since we began doing it, we have felt this sense of pride as we cut each one. The molds that we have are all part of the personalities here at PFB. The ingredients are our favorite scents, oils, and colors. You are probably thinking, “how do you get those amazing colors?” The answer, our friends, is natural colorants.

It is difficult to find the most natural and healthy ingredients to put in our soaps. We have change the soap recipes so many times and we have now gotten our soaps to where we want them. Healthy, healing, and all-natural. This has come with time, a lot of time in the lab, and testing out things over and over again. We are proud of what we have done and want to introduce you to more of our colorants.

Orange Peel Powder

Orange peel powder has been used in Chinese medicine for hundreds of years. We use it to add yellows and oranges to our soaps. It has a small aroma to it, but we love to mix it with Wild Orange and Tangerine oils.

Rose Clay

Rose clay is in the Kaolin clay family. It is generally used to help to exfoliate the skin and we love the beautiful light pink, dark pink, and almost red shades that it brings to our Rose soaps.

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Madder Root

Madder root powder can give soaps a bright orange and bright red look. It is generally used for softening the skin and making it have a healthy glow.

Spirulina Powder

This is one of our favorites because it’s something that we use for smoothies too! It is very green in color and makes gorgeous greens and blues when mixed with whiter powders.

Activated Charcoal

For the black color in soaps, we like to use activated charcoal. It is also in our mascaras. It can make beautiful blacks and grey.

Hibiscus Powder

Although it looks red in color, when added to our melt and pour process, it comes out very grey and blue. Made from the flowers of local hibiscus flowers too!

We are always experimenting with different flowers from our greenhouses to add color and aromas to our soaps. We will continue to find new, all-natural colors to add to our soaps.

In fact, we have quite a few new ones that features these powders. Please check out the soaps at http://www.passionflowerbeauty.com.

 

 

 

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BOMBS AWAY! Why we love bath bombs!

There is a craze that has become extremely popular within the last few years.  It is called the Bath Bomb! These magical bath bombs have been around for over 30 years!  The basic ingredient in bath bombs is baking soda. Some have sea salt, therapeutic oils and minerals, healing agents, and even glitter. Some often come with a nice little trinket or treasure inside of it. Many fans of bath bombs love them because of the colorful effect that they have on the water or the more natural ingredients unlike bubble baths that can irritate the skin.

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Everyone seems to have jumped aboard the bath bomb craze and for great reason too!  This craze has gotten a lot of exposure and now everywhere we look, we can find some kind of bath bomb or fizzy.  There are even bath bombs for children with cartoon characters and movie characters. Because they are so incredibly gentle, parents love to buy them for their younger children.

This is a trend that is going to stay around for quite some time. Everyday, it seems more and more people are learning to produce them as well. It’s the perfect time to look around and find the best bath bombs for your interests. You will be surprised at exactly what you find.

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We are very proud to present to all of our loyal fans, the cupcake bath bomb!

We have a very special announcement! We are giving away bath bombs and products to random customers who answer a little survey for us! Also, please share our site with everyone you know!! Here are the questions for you!

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Arnica Creams for those Aches and Pains

Are you a runner? Do you experience serious pains when you run or after a long run? You may need a more natural solution to your pain. It could be time to try, if you haven’t already, arnica creams for your aches. Arnica comes from the Arnica flower. Arnica is a great, natural alternative to over the counter pain medicine. The healing effects that it has vary from user to user, but you will find relief when you use it on your aches and pains. arnica-1603658_1920

Many doctors and coaches have suggested using Arnica creams for sore muscles, bones, and joints. Some doctors have even told patients who suffer from arthritis and fibromyalgia to use Arnica to find relief from the pain that they wake up with. When you massage Arnica into your sore muscles, you will feel it work almost instantly. Although, if you do not feel the relief after the first application, wait a few hours to reapply. The results all depend on the user and the amount of pain.

Arnica creams are now being found all over the web. Passion Flower Beauty even makes a Chocolate mint creme that is filled with it. If you are suffering from aches and pains, try it. It smells amazing and you can never go wrong with Arnica!