Have you ever tried body butter? If you haven't then the name might sound strange to you. “Do you wear it or eat it or cook with it?” Sometimes my market customers will ask me that very question. And a few have even dared to timidly lick a dab from their hand because it smells so good. While there is no harm in doing so since I use only quality organic real ingredients; the purpose of body butter is more for the skin that the gut.
The doctor’s solution was steroid creams, oatmeal baths and expensive lotion bottles that had a long list of non-pronounceable ingredients. They brought relief, for which I was grateful, but I wondered if there was more I could do.
Research and time led me to realize that conventional lotions have really very little to do in partnering with the body in deep natural moisturizing and more to do with masking the skin and delighting the nose with scents. I started seeking out the idea of natural, knowing that the more basic and clean the ingredients are then the easier it is for the body to be happy instead of working hard to rid the extra unneeded chemicals. I felt it was important to put something on my babes that did not have petroleum, parabens, oxybenzone or colors and chemicals that synthetically mimicked nature.
Body butter is a fun process that does take a little bit of time, but is so worth it when you get to experience the creamy finished product. It is much thicker than a lotion and is stored in a jar instead of a pump bottle. Its rich thickness and nourishing ingredients make it perfect to deeply hydrate and moisturize the skin beyond the normal every day softening routine.
Here at Healing Treasures, we have played around with different recipe formulas over the years for our own skin sensitivity needs and now offer 3 different types of butter. Why 3 body butters instead of just 1 type for all your needs? That is a good question. The answer to that is because we are all original treasures. Our bodies are unique and respond differently to moisturizing helps.
Our Original Body Butter is a blend of coconut oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, vitamin e and essential oils of frankincense and lavender that are known to promote cellular healing.
I have one daughter with psoriasis on her hands. Her knuckles flare and break open easily from the constant hand washing of working in both preschool and food service industries. Sun and sweat also irritate her skin with angry episodes. But once she started using our Original Body Butter things calmed right down.
Our Advanced Body Butter is blended in a different ratio of coconut oil, cocoa butter, shea, vitamin e and lavender essential oils and has the extra benefit of beeswax to protect the skin naturally.
Another of my daughters is quick to flare up with eczema. She became frustrated with conventional products that did nothing but sit on top of her skin. She has found great results in using our Advanced Body Butter and makes sure her supply never runs too low.
Whatever your skin moisturizing needs are, we are happy to partner with you in finding a solution.
If you have any questions, please know that we are here.
You are an amazing treasure and we celebrate you!
We are so excited to announce the debut of our new anti-aging serum Awaken. Seriously, you should see the flips we are doing (for me it is a mental flip or I would hurt myself haa haa).
I have been working long and hard to perfect this formula. It contains a blend of essentials that are known for smoothing fine lines and encouraging a healthy skin glow. Along with that is the partnership of jojoba and hemp oil. These are "dry oils" that absorb quickly into the skin without leaving a residue behind.
How does the aroma carry?
It smells soft and unassuming.
How does it feel?
It feels like a million dollar silk wrap.
Can guys use this?
Most definitely. This blend is sure to be a perfect addition to any treasured regiment.
If you would like more details on Awaken, simply click here
Do You Drink Water?
We all have times when we know we haven’t had enough water. Visions of a nice tall glass of cool H2O sparkling in the light with beads of condensation running down the side sound so appealing. But do you really know when your body is telling you to take a drink? Check out these signals:
These are just some of the ways your body is trying to talk to you.
Even if we are not doing something that requires sweating, our bodies are still working hard and constantly perspiring. It just evaporates as quickly as it comes to the surface of our skin.
Why is Water Important?
Basically water is the lubricant that keeps our body running smooth. Our bodies are made so cool to be able to….well I like to equate it to something of a triage unit. Our bodies are continually assessing our intake of nutrients and liquids and dispersing them where they are needed most. With that in mind, our vital organs are going to get first dibs on any water rations while things like sensitive dry skin is going to get what is left over.
How Much Should You Drink?
That question has definitely seen an array of opinions. Some say a glass every hour while others say 8-8oz glasses a day is perfect. The latest buzz is to take your weight, divide it in half and that number is now the amount you should drink in ounces.
The Bottom Line
Listen to the signals of your body. Do you feel like your sinuses are sticky but you don’t have a cold? Has it been more than 4 hours since you have needed to go pee? When you do go, can you smell the aroma of the coffee you had earlier in the day or even the garlic from last night’s dinner?
Your body works hard 24 hours a day so that you can do all the things you do. Give it some love back with a nice refreshing drink of water.
Remember, you are a treasure!
My name is Julie and I am passionate about looking for the clean and natural ways to handle every day life.