Thanks to everyone who participated in this body butter giveaway. Here are the butters – all ready to go and each equipped with a secret code sticker on the bottom (for an explanation of the secret code, please see the original post).
Thistle (INCI: Carthamus tinctorius) has a history of multiple uses. The flowers have been used to make textile dyes since ancient Egypt, providing colors that range from deep yellows and oranges to rich reds. For the same reason, the flowers are popularly used as an inexpensive replacement for saffron in cooking. Also known as safflower, sallflower, beni and chimichanga (of all things!), this rather common plant has quite a bit to offer in the way of skin care.
Are you ready for the next whipped freebie butter giveaway? Good, because I've finally found a name for this product: Bare Basic Body Butter (seriously, would anything else really do?). Thanks to everyone who commented on or took the poll about which body butter scent they preferred (I promise to get back to that). For this giveaway (with a total of 10 winners), there are a couple of developments...
Welcome to the second installment in this mini-series about skin lightening ingredients. Today we're going to look at the cocktail of herbal extracts in the product that started this series (Lighten Up Herbal Skin Lightener).
There have been several statements in the media and on the net about how much our skin absorbs. I've read numerous claims that our skin works 'like a sponge' and 'absorbs up to 60% of what is applied to it'. The people making these claims even cite scientific studies to back their statements up. The problem is, the cited studies are being misquoted, misunderstood, and taken completely out of context.
Narrowleaf Plantain (INCI: Plantago Lanceolata) is a veritable powerhouse of goodies – and not just for skin care. Because of its makeup, this plant has all sorts of beneficial properties that make it equally useful for internal use. I'm still getting to know it, but so far, it's proving to be a very positive aquaintance. Let's look at some of the magic it can do for skin.
Thanks to everyone who chose to participate in this little hydrosol giveaway! To choose the winners, everyones comment was printed out, folded and placed in a fitting receptacle. Here is the fitting receptacle (a straw hat with – a rose) and the names – printed, folded, waiting to be placed in the hat and picked.