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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!!!
Beauty, cosmetics, Essential Oils, health, skincare

BOMBS away! We still LOVE bathbombs!

Bathbombs are all the rage – and it isn’t any wonder why we all love them so. 

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Packed together dry with other ingredients, baking soda and citric acid are completely non-reactive. As soon as they are introduced to water, they dissolve and effervesce, releasing the other ingredients into the bath water.
At Passion Flower beauty, we use natural ingredients like organic shea butter, essential oils, sunflower oil and sea salt. Some contain dried flower petals and even glitter!
Our bath bombs are moisturizing to the skin, and invigorating to the senses. Aromatherapy has been known to help with everything from stress to the common cold – and the pure essential oils in our bathbombs can sooth tired muscles, as well as your   stuffy sinuses.
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While the glitter used in some of these bath bombs is biodegradable, and considered safe and eco-friendly, we know that some of our friends are still concerned and would rather not use the glitter bombs. We have plenty to choose from.
Ninja bombs, Star Wars bombs, eucalyptus, calendula, chocolate mint, lemongrass, cucumber melon, sinus relief, stress relief, lavender, cuppa joe, blueberry, detox, lavender sage, oatmeal milk and honey, festival, tie dye, Moroccan vanilla, and lavender mint are all free of glitter, and full of relaxing ingredients- and a couple of them even have a toy inside!! (And they make great holiday gifts and stocking stuffers!)
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We care about all of our friends. If you ever have any concerns or questions regarding our products, please contact us!
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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!

 

 

Beauty, Green Living, health, skincare, Soaps

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!

 

 

Beauty, Green Living, health, Men, skincare, Soaps

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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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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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/.

 

 

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For the Love of Lemongrass

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Ahh the fresh smell of Lemongrass. We have really started to love it more and more here at Passion Flower Beauty. What is it about that fragrance? Is it the sweet, citrus scent or the way it makes us feel? Recently, we have noticed that Lemongrass has gained quite a bit of popularity. That is why we wanted to share with all of our fans what we have found on it.

Lemongrass is native to Asia and has been used for centuries in healing ailments such as colds. It is now being used in Aromatherapy for killing germs and helping to reduce muscle aches and pains. The aroma of it is much like lemon, but with a little sweeter touch to it.

There has been quite a bit of scientific research done on Lemongrass and the findings have been quite astonishing! When used in an office setting, when Lemongrass was diffused, it actually helped to get rid of 85% of the bacteria and germs that were lingering around the office! Science has also proven that it can help you to fight off pesky insects like mosquitoes.

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At Passion Flower Beauty, we have been using Lemongrass in our lotions and soaps. We are launching a new line of Lemongrass soaps and Goat’s Milk. These soaps will help those sore muscles and keep your body smelling and feeling good!

When used in lotions, Lemongrass has antiseptic properties as well. It can help to treat internal and external wounds. If you have a cut or scrape, applying Lemongrass to the cut will help it heal and without becoming infected.

Lemongrass can also be used to help get rid of headaches. When you add two drops of Lemongrass to a carrier oil such as coconut oil, then apply it to your temples, you will be able to find some relief from those awful headaches.

Lemongrass not only has these healing powers, but it can also help to boost your mood. Being a citrus oil means that it has mood balancing properties much like wild orange and grapefruit. Are you curious about Lemongrass? Let us answer all of your questions and even tell you where to find the best!

misty@passionflowerbeauty.com

 

 

 

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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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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