Beauty, Essential Oils, Green Living, health, skincare, Soaps

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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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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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.

 

 

 

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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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!