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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!

 

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November Goodie Box Review

As readers of my blog have seen, I love to share my products, but also share the love for others. This month, I received the Daily Goodie Box and it was pretty amazing. Here are some of the products that were in it and what I (and my husband) thought of them.

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Prince of Peace – Lemon Ginger Honey Crystals: This could not have come at a better time. I had the stomach flu when the box came to my door and ginger is just what I needed. I added these crystals to mint tea and it really helped me feel better. Great flavor too!
Liquid Ice – Energy Drinks: I am not a fan of energy drinks, but I did taste it. The flavor was not that bad and if I were to buy these drinks, this would be a brand I could get behind.
Black Forest Organic – Sour Heads: YUM! I actually never eat candy, but these were too hard to resist. I love that they were not overly sour like a lot of other sour gummy candies. I would buy these again if I ever feel the need to eat sugary sweets.
Vive – Hangover Prevention: I saved this one for a Friday night and it was a good choice. At my age, it is hard for me not to have a hangover so these were a perfect cure. I took them before I began my beers and had a lot of water. I had no hangover the next day!
Mirabella – Black Magic Marker Eyeliner: I do not wear eyeliner so I cannot give a good review of this product.
Pure Cosmetics – Pure Illumination Light Up Lip Gloss: I love the fact that this lip gloss has a built in flashlight! It makes me the happiest. Goes on smooth and lasts for hours!
Napz – All-Natural Sleep Solution: Better than melatonin!!
Desserts on Us – Milk Chocolate Macadamia Cookies: My husband loved these cookies. The perfect cookies according to him!
Fix – Signature Sriracha Hot Sauce: My husband took all of these samples from me and wants to buy only this hot sauce now if that tells you anything.
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Creating A Skin Care Routine

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When I was younger, my skin care routine consisted of washing my face in the shower with soap and a wash cloth. I never had acne and I was blessed with porcelain skin that was soft and worry free. Then I began to age and try new products. In my teenage years, I discover cosmetics and lotions. I also found out what exfoliating was and that I should be doing it. I put a lot of stress on my skin and it began to show. I started breaking out in hives and rashes from all of the products that I was using. I realized that my skin was fragile and I was not doing the right things to it. I clearly needed a new skin care routine. Now that I am approaching 40 years old, I have changed it again. How do you know what type of skin care routine you need? Here are some tips for women who are new at this.

What is your skin type?

When of the first things that you need to do before starting this routine is being aware of what type of skin you have. There are quite a few and you are bound to fit into one of these categories.

Normal, Oily, Dry, and Combination are all skin types. No matter what type of skin you have, there is always a chance that you may have very sensitive skin. This is also important to know when you are about to start a new skin care routine. If you have discovered that your skin is allergic to a specific product, try to find out what ingredient it is allergic to. This will help you to decide what to try as part of your new skin care routine.

Once you have your products, it’s time to start taking better care of your skin!

Here is what your daily routine should look like:

Mornings:

Apply a cleanser as soon as you wake up. This will help get all of the residue off of your face from the night before.

Use a toner to help balance out your skin after you have cleaned it.

Apply a moisturizer as soon as the toner dries.

Apply sunscreen to your face to keep it protect everyday. I apply sunscreen 3 to 5 times a day because of my higher elevation and I teach preschool and we are always outside!

 

Night time Routine:

Remove all of your make-up with a gentle cleanser.

Make sure that you exfoliate. Make sure it is gentle on your skin.

Apply the toner.

Lastly, apply your acne or anti-aging night time treatments. It is never too late to start on the anti-aging creams!

If you are looking for even more help with your skin care routine, be sure to log into Personal Beauty & Wellness. The professionals that they have on board are ready to help you to get your skin soft and beautiful. There are many professionals that can help you with your skin care routine and you can call on them today!

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Rising Number of Organic & All-Natural Cosmetics

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If you haven’t noticed the changes in the world of cosmetics, you are probably unaware of the growth of organic and all-naturally made cosmetics. Companies like Origins and Bare Minerals have been producing a large amount of these cosmetics for a few years now. Their popularity is on the rise, however.

So why is this a growing market? One of the reasons is the growth and expansion of natural food stores all over the world. With the expansion of stores like Sprouts and Whole Foods, consumers want to buy all of their products in one place. With the addition of cosmetics into these stores, the customer can now shop for make-ups, shampoos, and lotions in the same store. This is also  bringing them products that are free of the chemicals that other cosmetics use.

There is a movement in the world to be more health conscious and many women think that it starts with what they put on their face. As consumers, we have become more and more health conscious due to the state of our planet. We see just how good we feel when we eat well and exercise. Imagine if our skin could feel better and we could still wear make-up. This is what the new organic and all-natural cosmetics movement is trying to spread all over the world.

One of the other reasons that women are moving to all-natural cosmetics is because of skin allergies. Over the past few years, doctors have seen quite an increase in allergies to skin care products and make-up. The all-natural and organic products have made promises to work well for those with skin allergies. This is a huge benefit for those who have suffered from them. Along with causes severe skin rashes, many cosmetics now cause changes in a person’s hormone levels. Women now have growing concerns that the things they are putting on their bodies actually can go inside of them as well. This is part of the reason that cosmetics with chemicals are being overlooked for those with natural ingredients.

What can Personal Beauty & Wellness do for your love of cosmetics? Personal Beauty & Wellness offer quite a few consultants who can actually help you to choose your make-up as well as wear it. They have make-up artists who are ready to show you just how beautiful you can look in all-natural and organic cosmetics. They can help you with make-up for special occasions and just day to day wear. If you have been looking for a make-up artist, this is one of the best places to look!

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If you decide that you are ready to join the organic and all-natural make-up revolution, there are plenty of places to go. By checking out the Personal Beauty & Wellness website, you can get a jump on the newest styles and products for your face. You will be excited to see just what is in store for you. Your artist will expand your make-up horizons and you will be ready to shop for new cosmetics in no time at all!

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Acupuncture and Anxiety: What to know

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Acupuncture has been used in Chinese medicine for many years. It has become increasingly popular in North America for helping to heal such problems as anxiety. How does it work? Can it really cure anxiety? Here is some important information about acupuncture and how it can help your anxiety.

Many people will try therapy and medication for their anxiety, but for those who seek out a more natural solution, acupuncture does work. Anxiety sufferers can go in for a 20 minute session and come out feeling less anxious already! When they go in for treatment, the needles make the body full as if it is in full control of everything, mentally, physically, and emotionally.

Acupuncture helps the body to slow down the production of hormones that may cause stress or anxiety in the body. Many patients of acupuncture see results almost instantly while some need more than one session to feel as if they are now free of their anxiety.

Acupuncture is known for how it helps to regulate the different chemicals in the body. These chemicals could be what is causing your anxiety. There are many acupuncture specialists all over the world, and a big selection of some of the best and wisest can be found at Personal Beauty & Wellness.

What else can someone expect from acupuncture? Acupuncturists will place tiny needles all over your body, at different pressure points. For example, my anxiety comes from my liver, so my acupuncturist generally checks my tongue’s points first (not with a needle, a mirror). Then she puts the needles on four places in my hands, my ankles, and on my head. At first, I thought it was going to be painful and scary. I was so wrong. Each time I go to acupuncture, I notice a huge difference in the way I feel mentally and physically.

Acupuncturists know the exact spots of where your issues lie. They are well educated in medicine and Chinese medicine. This is a practice that is completely safe and works. When you are ready to seek help for your anxiety, there are many acupuncturists who specialize in different types of anxiety. Much like a therapist, shop around to find one that suits your needs. If you have not met one yet, you can always look online at Personal Beauty & Wellness.

Are you afraid of needles or what you might get out of acupuncture? Never fear, the acupuncturist that you choose will walk you through the steps. They will show you a map of the body and the different pressure points where the needles will go. They will give you an idea of how many visits it will take you, but then again, every person’s body is different.

From my personal experiences, my acupuncturist massages my head before she places the needles in. She places a lavender cloth over my eyes as she reads to me a passage from a book of inspirations. We talk one on one about the things happening in life, and she finds the right passage for me to think on while in the room. I sit alone with the needles in my body for about 15 minutes. It is by far the most relaxed I have ever been in my life. You should give it a try! What is the worst thing that can happen?!