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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