Beauty, cosmetics, Green Living, health, skincare

Sugar scrubs

                                  Sugar Scrubs

What is sugar scrub? What are they used for? Why do I use them? Are they good for me? Why sugar?  We all have questions about sugar scrubs, but let’s find out exactly what sugar scrubs are and the many benefits and uses we can get from them.

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Sugar scrubs are an exfoliating body treatment. These are a much more gentle alternative to salt scrubs, that many of you have heard of. When spas began to open, they used salt scrubs as the most common treatment for the body.  Salt scrubs were considered to be more effective at exfoliating the skin because of how rough and aggressive they were. This actually hurt the body more than helped it. Soon after spas found out the salt scrubs hurt the body, they moved onto sugar scrubs. A sugar scrub actually is great for sensitive skin and those who are trying to find a new, gentle way to exfoliate the skin. Sugar scrubs hydrate your skin and leave it feeling soft and silky.

So what are the benefits to sugar scrubs?

Regularly exfoliating your skin once or twice a week helps to speed up the skin’s regeneration process, removing dead skin cells and unclogging pores to refresh, smooth and polish skin. We should exfoliate because what we eat, drink, and hormones can cause our bodies to become dry, red, puffy, etc. This is why we need to exfoliate. In order to balance out our skin we need to exfoliate often.

Why sugar scrubs?  A natural sugar scrub can help to remove dry and flaking skin cells and brighten tired, dull looking skin to promote smooth and healthy skin. It is important to give your skin a hand and make sure its unclogged and clarified. This is achieved by exfoliating regularly.

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Sugar scrubs come in many colors and fragrances. It is best to find the all-natural ones that can help your skin to feel healthier in just a few uses. Passion Flower Beauty has quite a few of these sugar scrubs and you can find them online at http://www.passionflowerbeauty.com. 

 

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Beauty, cosmetics, Essential Oils, Green Living, Soaps

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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Beauty, Essential Oils, Green Living, health, Uncategorized

What a Lovely Bunch O’Coconuts

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By now, you have heard all of the rumors about coconut oil. The great thing about these so-called rumors is that most of them are true! And by most, we mean about 98%!

Coconut oil has gained quite the reputation among the natural beauty world and for good reason. One of the best carrier oils on the market, coconut oil can be used with your essential oils and even in your food! The benefits of coconut oil seem almost unreal, but if you haven’t been using it, now is as good a time as any to start!

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Take Care of Your Hair

If you have a constant battle with fighting dandruff, coconut oil could be your solution! It can also help to rebuild your damaged hair. Coconut oil can actually help to repair the moisture levels in your hair when can fight damage and dandruff. If you have noticed that you need more and more conditioner each time that you wash your hair, try adding some coconut oil into your hair washing routine. You can even find coconut oil based shampoos and conditioners that will give your hair that extra boost.

Protecting Your Brain

One of the most beneficial properties of coconut oil is the large quantity of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA) that it contains, as opposed to the long-chain fatty acids that many other foods contain. Ketones are utilized by the brain as an important energy source and have been shown to have possible therapeutic effects on people suffering from memory loss, such as in case of Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, unique phenolic compounds and hormones found in coconut oil may be able to prevent the aggregation of amyloid beta peptides, which are part of a leading theory concerning the cause of Alzheimer’s.

Need to Lose Those Extra Pounds?

Coconut oil contains the fatty acids that help to boost your metabolism. When you cook with coconut oil or use it in any of your foods, the way that the food digests is much different than with other oils. It can also help to reduce your appetite so that you will not be snacking during the day and adding more and more calories into your diet. If coconut oil can boost metabolism and reduce appetite, then it should help you lose fat over the long term.

These are just a few uses for coconut oil, but at Passion Flower Beauty, we use our fair amount of coconut oil as a carrier oil and as one of the main ingredients in quite a few of our products. A few bath bombs use them and you have probably noticed that when you use them. Your skin will feel so soft and silky shortly after. If you are uncertain on the brand of coconut oil that you should invest in, here is a great resource https://www.reviews.com/coconut-oil/.

 

 

Beauty, Green Living, Soaps, Uncategorized

For The Love of Soaps!

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Have I mentioned how much I love making soaps? Seriously, it’s as if I can’t get enough. Just the past week, I had a custom order for unicorn soaps for one of my favorite three year olds at my preschool! I was so delighted when I talked to her mom about how fun bath time was with these soaps! Things like this make my heart smile so big!

I’m here to talk about the benefits of goat’s milk soap, 98% of the soaps on http://www.passionflowerbeauty.com are made of goat’s milk. Do you know a lot about goat’s milk? Oh, pull up a chair, I can share some information with you.

Goat milk contains alpha-hydroxy acids such as lactic acid which help remove dead skin cells from your skin’s surface. This leaves new cells on the surface of your skin that are smoother and younger looking. The alpha-hydroxy acids are so effective because they break down the bonds that hold the dead skin cells together. Removing dead skin cells will help many skin conditions by removing irritation. Water-based soaps may use harsh chemical acids to accomplish this, frequently with skin-damaging results.

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Goat milk contains many vitamins, but is particularly high in Vitamin A, which is necessary to repair damaged skin tissue, and maintain healthy skin. There have been several medical studies showing that creams made with Vitamin A reduce lines and wrinkles, control acne, and provide some psoriasis relief. Water-based soaps can be artificially fortified with vitamins, but most aren’t.

Fat molecules are an important part of making good soap. The cream that is present in goat milk helps boost the moisturizing quality of goat milk soaps. Since many people suffer from dry skin, particularly in the winter months, this is an important quality for soap. Goat milk soap will not dry your skin out like many other soaps. This is important because keeping skin naturally moisturized helps keep skin healthy.

Goat milk contains important minerals for the skin such as selenium. Selenium is believed by scientists to have an important role in preventing skin cancer. Selenium can also help prevent damage to the skin from excessive time in the sun. Although the water used in other soaps may contain minerals such as calcium, sodium, or iron (commonly found in tap water), that’s not much help when it comes to your skin.

 

Beauty, Culture, Soaps

Unicorns Everywhere!

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Unicorns… they seem to be everywhere now. I remember when I was a child and I was fascinated with them and now, people of all ages are obsessing over them once again. Why? Why the unicorn? Is it the magical power that they seem to have over us? Television and pop culture? Who knows, but all we know is that unicorns may be fiction, but they are here to stay!

We have had a unicorn horn bath bomb on our website, but the thing we are most excited about is our new…..UNICORN SOAPS!!! Yes, I said it, soaps! They are pink and smell so sweet. The essential oil that we use for them is Strawberry so you can imagine how tasty they smell, although, you cannot eat them, unfortunately.

Here is a quick look at our, new unicorn soaps. With the sweet smell of Strawberry, these Unicorn soaps will make your skin look, feel, and smell amazing! They come in a bag of 3 for only $6! They are made with Goat’s Milk, organic coconut oil, grapeseed oil, soybean oil, olive oil, palm kernel oil, beeswax, sodium hydroxide, all-natural pink mica, and strawberry essential oils.

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Beauty, cosmetics, Eyeshadow, Soaps

Hey Muggles! Find your witches and wizards goodies at PFB!

 

Passion Flower Beauty is proud to present our newest line of soaps, shower steamers, lotions, and eyeshadows. The Witches and Wizards Collection! Inspired by some of our favorite things. The Black Cat soap, lotion, and shower steamers are made with patchouli, black pepper, and vanilla essential oils. The combination of these smells is incredible and the black pepper really adds some “pop” to  the vanilla and patchouli.

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Hermonie’s Spell is our newest soap in the Witches and Wizards Collection. It  is a gold, sparkling soap that has the scent of Nag Champa. It is quite a calming soap and made with all-natural ingredients.

All of these items on the website now and ready to be sent to you to enjoy.

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Beauty, cosmetics, Green Living, health, Uncategorized

Holiday Beauty

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The holidays are now upon us! How can we keep our skin healthy and beautiful as the snow starts to fall (hopefully) and the breezes get cooler and cooler? There are many ways that we can change our beauty routine and one of those is to moisturize! There are so many products on the market now that promise to give your skin the best ingredients. It is important that you look out for these products because not all of them are good for your skin. So what do you need to look for?

Lip Balms:

In the winter, we all use a lot of lip balms. If you are not sure if you are using the right ones, your lips could be getting dryer by the minute. Here are some that dry out your lips and you should not use them during the cooler months.

Castor Oil

Petroleum Jelly

Phenol

Any artificial flavors and colors

Lotions:

Lotions are important for our chapped hands and faces so what ingredients are good and which ones are bad? Here are a few that are really good for your skin.

Shea Butter

Olive Oil

Almond Oil

Hyaluronic acid

These are bad for your skin.

Parabens

Phthalates

Toluene

 

If you are looking for some great holiday lip glosses, look no further than these new ones at http://www.passionflowerbeauty.com